Review | Pangea Organics Lip Balm in Egyptian Fennel With Grapefruit & Sweet Orange

February 25, 2012

A sweet citrus with a peppery edge, you’ll probably enjoy the scent of this lip balm from Pangea Organics, if you don’t mind the unusual undertone.

Here’s more about its ingredients, according to the brand:

Organic Tamanu Oil is a restorative oil with a multitude of beneficial applications that is cherished as a sacred gift by the Tahitian natives. Organic shea butter is the natural fat from the fruit of the karate tree in West Africa. Shea is deeply penetrating, melts at body temperature, is a carrier for other botanical ingredients, a superior moisturiser and skin conditioner, skin rejuvenator and provides protection from the elements.

Like most lip balms of this nature, it generally creates a barrier to prevent moisture loss, rather than moisturise. That said, I must admit that the sample I received somewhat softens my lips. I found this surprising, as stick balms don’t work as well on me as tube ones.

It doesn’t drench chapped lips like emollient lip oils do for me (I particularly like Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 and The Body Shop Lip Roll-On) but somehow makes them slightly velvety, without a gunky layer atop my lips. That said, you can certainly feel like you have something on…not always a pleasant sensation. It also has the inevitable waxy feel, despite promising to melt at body temperature.

In Singapore, Pangaea Organics lip balms retail at S$14.50 and can be purchased from Bella Box Singapore.

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4 Responses to Review | Pangea Organics Lip Balm in Egyptian Fennel With Grapefruit & Sweet Orange

  1. February 25, 2012 at 2:50 am

    The scent of this sounds very intriguing! Are the balms pretty soft or hold their own when applied (like don’t squish out which the Lip Smackers tube ones do sometimes)?

    • makeupmag
      February 25, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Hi Sara,

      I can bring it out for you to sniff when we next meet! It’s pretty firm and doesn’t have that squishy quality that some stick balms have.

  2. February 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I might try this since my lips is always dry.

    • makeupmag
      February 28, 2012 at 2:45 am

      Hi SF,

      Yes, this is something to try, if stick balms work for you.

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