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Price: $22.50 for .15oz
What they say:
"Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 blends reparative oils and waxes together with real sugar for delectable and dependable moisture with maximum sun protection. Sweet and tart blackcurrant oil cushions the lips with essential plumping fatty acids, while antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols and vitamins A, C, and E provide extra protection."
What I say:
This is my favorite lip treatment, and I keep coming back to it again and again. This isn't cheap, so I don't use it all the time (like during the day, when I use Nivea instead), but this is a great night treatment, even though it has SPF in it.
The smell of this reminds me of lemon bars, if you know what I mean. Lemony, vanilla-y, sweet, but not overpowering, and mouth-wateringly good. The smell goes away quickly after you put it on, so for those who don't like the smell, don't worry, it doesn't linger all day (or night).
The case is metal, with a screw-on top. I have put this in purses, my pocket, thrown it across the room, my cats have played with it... Well, you get the picture. Anyway, it has not opened on me once, unless I want to open it. No screwing up your purse or pocket with this one. Also, the case can take quite a beating, to the point that I'm thinking of reusing it as a pill case for vitamins when traveling, since it is compact, and strong.
The texture of this is what makes it such a great treatment; it is thick, a little greasy feeling, but not like after you eat something greasy, and it stays put. I put this on right before bed, and there is still some on my lips when I wake up the next morning. During winter, that is the difference between nice lips, and zombie, skin coming off, apocalypse lips. The texture is also part of why I don't use this all the time during the day. Unless I really need the extra thick layer on my lips, this is overkill. Still, even though I don't use it during the day all the time, it is nice to know that there is some SPF in it, in case.
Like I said at the beginning of this post, this is not a cheap lip treatment. A tube of this lasts me, well, practically forever, so I wait until a sale to pick up a tube or two, which will last me more than a year. If this is extremely outside your price range, though (or if you lost yours, and you can't find it, like what happened to me once...), I suggest something like Nivea/Labello (depending on where you live), which is much cheaper, and also quite nice.
5/5 HG Night Treatment