Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pampering Your Puckers with Chapstick Fresh Effects

Hi everybody,

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a restful and meaningful Monday. This winter has been cruelly cold to me. On top of that, I had a cold at the very beginning of the year and during that time, my lips were extremely chapped. Lucky me, I was armed with the new Chapstick Fresh Effect and not only I breathed easier, my lips stayed moist.

Chapstick Fresh Effects
Top-bottom: Refreshing Mandarin and Invigorating Green Tea Mint

After reviewing Chapstick True Shimmer, I did an exit survey and they asked me what would I want the next Chapstick to be. My answer was "an all-natural lip balm with physical sunscreen." Well, I got half of my wishes: Chapstick Fresh Effects consists of natural moisturizing ingredients such as  sunflower seed oil, jojoba, coconut oil, shea butter, mango seed buter, olive oil, avocado oil, soybean lipids, and raspberry seed oil.

Pretty packaging!

Comparatively, this new lip balm is more moisturizing than other Chapstick balms I've ever tried. To me, it feels a lot like my favorite lip balm Chicken Poop lip junk but with a bit more moisture. Chapstick Fresh Effects have a tingling minty sensation that feels so good in winter time. My lips do swell up lightly because of that. The two fragrances, Invigorating green tea mint and Refreshing mandarin, are very yummy. Being a mint person, I took the first one and have been enjoying it ever since. Refreshing mandarin is very luscious, juicy, and mouthwatering. It smells like an orange soda pop and if you don't feel like waking up in the morning, it will sure perk you right up.

How they look when opened.

The moisturizing power does last quite well: usually, I sleep with it and in the morning, I can still feel this lip balm on my lips. In the daytime, it is so moist that I do not have an urge to reapply.
Ingredients: Helianthus anuus (sunflower) seed oil, jojoba esters, Euphorbia cerifera (candelila) waxm Cicis nucifera (coconut) oil, flavor, beeswax, caprylic/capric triglycerides, Coeprnicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, tocopheryl acetate, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), ethylhexyl palmitate, Mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, titanium dioxide, octyldodecanol, Glycine soja (soybean) lipids, tocopherol, alumina, Rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, polyhydroxystearic acid, silica.
Price: $2.99 USD at drugstore and mass-market stores.

While the price is a bit higher than usual, this ChapStick is probably the best product this brand has ever produced. It is creamy and moisturzing while giving you a tingling sensation. Also, the moisturizing power comes from natural oils. For once, I found a chapstic that does not feel waxy and that is a big breakthrough.

And now, a disclaimer: the above products were sent to me from a kind representative of ChapStick for reviewing purposes. For more information, please visit Pfizer website. Click here to read My Makeup Blog disclosure policy.


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  1. I tried the Chapstick True Shimmer and it was super waxy, so I'm glad this one wasn't like that. I might have to try it.

  2. Hi Trisha,

    It is very creamy and reminds me the European version of Nivea lip balm. It is great, I haven't seen it in the local drugstore but things do come to us very slowly.

  3. they are continuously trying to give us new chapstick. the original is the best!!

  4. I agree with the above post, I like the original... hehe~

    Are you trying to hint that my eye looks look all the same!?!?... hehe~ I have to agree *sigh*. :X

  5. Oooh, this chappy has silica as an ingredient, that means that it should glide on like butter! Im def checking this out at the drugstore-Im such a chapstick whore (lol that rhymes). Cool blog btw!

  6. Hi Kia,

    You need to try this one. I thought the original was good until I tried Fresh Effects. It's really awesome!

  7. Hi Alyssa,

    I like the way you blend your eye shadows. Your eye looks are always beautiful. Also, I enjoy Fresh Effects a lot more than the original one. My HG ChapStick used to be the medicated one but this is a lot better.

  8. Hi SweetLips,

    Yes, it does glide very smoothly. Silica is the last ingredient so it should have less than 1%. It's a small amount of silica but I think the oils do better jobs to moisturize. I'm glad you love my blog, please come back soon.

  9. These lip balms sound great! It's nice to know they don't feel waxy and the scents sound delicious.

  10. Hi Gio,

    They are awesome! I love them a lot, especially the green tea one.


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