8 February 2013

Nivea Raspberry Rose Lip Butter Review

During thw inter, my lips get so dry and nasty so I'm always on the hunt for a good lip balm or butter, and I think I may have found something special in the Nivea Raspberry Rose Lip Butter.


There are others in the range, including caramel cream, vanilla macadamia and the plain original but it was the smell that really drew me to this scent. As you would expect from the cute pink packaging it has a light raspberry aroma to it, which to me smells just like raspberry yoghurt, yum! The tin holds a very generous 16.9g/19ml and because its a fairly large round it's nice and shallow so there's no annoying nail-in-butter situation which really grosses me out.

The butter is lovely and soft and actually buttery unlike some balms that call themselves butters. I find that buttery balms sink in a lot better because they really melt in to the lips. This is the case with the raspberry rose lip butter, it is really fast acting and leaves my lips feeling relieved and nourished. The swatch on my finger looks rather light and white in colour but it applies perfectly clear on the lips and doesn't make them look washed out.
My one slight niggle with this product is the ingredients. In my opinion there is no need to have paraffinum liquidum (mineral oil) which is a byproduct of crude oil in there however the combination of butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter and ricinus communis (castor) seed oil makes the butter incredibly nousishing, and the glycerin is humectant, locking moisture in to the lips.

Over all, I really like this lip butter; it gives the high level of hydration that you would expect from a Nivea product, has a yummy smell and taste, is generously sized yet still perfect for dropping into a handbag. It also has a pretty fab price tag at just £1.49 in Superdrug. I'll definitely be picking up the caramel scented one!

Have you tried any of the Nivea Lip Butters? What do you think of them? What flavour would you most like to try?
Annie xx

9 comments:

  1. I really like the sound of this, it sounds so yummy ! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Omg it really is. Tastes delish haha xx

      Delete
  2. I just bought the Caramel version, haven't opened it yet as I'm using my Nivea HydroCare atm but I can't wait to try it now. Everyone is in love with these! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. ooh let me know if its nice. im so tempted to invest xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. I just picked this up! But I've not used it yet. :3 I have two tubes of burts bees on the go so want to use at least one up first. It smells divine! I've only seen the caramel one as well.. otherwise would have got the vanilla too!

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Are the burts bee's ones good? Not tried them. Youre in for a treat when you try the nivea :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've never tried any nivea lip products before but this sounds lovely, I'm especially drawn in by the smell. I read somewhere that mineral oil provides a protective barrier to seal in moisture, so maybe that's why it's included? It is a pretty cheap ingredient though, and there's lots of controvery surrounding it! xx

    Almost Delightful

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mineral oil is a good barrier yeah, but glycerin has the same purpose :) I guess its just a cheap ingredient that they can use in mass :) xx

      Delete
  7. I have this and I love it, I bought recently after having had the caramel one for a few months. I'm very happy that it doesn't have petroleum and isn't like vaseline and that the pot is shallow as you've said as well so you just rub rather than scoop, eew! x

    ReplyDelete