Lip Love. A fan of Jersey Shore Cosmetics tells it like it is with our wildly popular Mongongo lip conditioners;
Quality: excellent; this stuff works. The formula is lightweight; not sticky, or too glossy, making it unisex-friendly. I’ve tried all three varieties: Mandarin Green Orange Ginger, Vanilla Coconut Cream, and Blackberry. The scents are light, not overpowering or flavored. Surprisingly, my favorite is the original, Mandarin Green Orange Ginger, which seems to be slightly more effective for me in terms of healing hydration. I say surprisingly because this is not a scent I would normally be drawn to, and to be honest, the brand isn’t one I would’ve ever thought to try. So how did I discover my current favorite lip balm? This is one of those times where beauty boxes come in handy; the Orange lip balm was included in one of my Ipsy bags a while ago. Normally, I would give something like this away since I wasn’t initially drawn to the packaging or the name of the scent, but thankfully I gave it a try…and it was love at first lip smack, reminding me to never judge before I jury. Since then, I’ve purchased all three and plan to restock regularly!
Value: good; available in two sizes and three scents: $10 for 0.15oz, $15 for 0.25oz. On the pricier side of chapsticks, but I appreciate the good ingredients and just one swipe of this stuff lasts a long time on my lips. Even after a single application, my lips were noticeably softer and hydrated. Dry patches easily exfoliated away, and my lips stayed hydrated and healed with repeated use.
Tip: you can find discounted offers through Ipsy or JSC social media from time to time, which I highly recommend taking advantage of since this is a great way to try a few different products at once.
Overall: excellent; this is better than your standard Chapstick, better than Baby Lips, better than Burt’s Bees or EOS…and from my experience on the higher end: better than Jurlique, Tokyo Milk, Jane Iredale, or Jouer just to name a few. Overall, I hope the brand continues to expand the Mongongo line and highly recommend you treat your lips to this formula. (If they can eventually include SPF to yield the same results, that would be perfection!)
Available at Jersey Shore Cosmetics (not affiliated link or sponsored post… just a big fan!).