• Dan Spencer

Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm Review ... Lip Moisturizing And Volumizing Magic!

When it comes to anti-aging it is important to come to the realization that there are more areas of your body than just your face that need attention. Though the lips are part of the face, we tend to forget about them and they get no loving. I would guess anyone readying this post probably at least gets dry or chapped lips in the winter time. There are many different ways to treat our lips from chapstick to lip balms to scrubs. The best thing about lip treatments are that they are the cheapest of all anti-aging #skincare. With that being said there's no reason to ignore them! I recently fell in love with the Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm. This lip balm is not only meant to treat dry chapped lips but also give them a drink from the fountain of youth. Before I discuss my opinion on this product, let me first tell you about Drunk Elephant the Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm itself.



Who Is Drunk Elephant?


Drunk Elephant was launched in 2014 by it's creator Tiffany Masterson. She marketed it based on the premise that a product is only as good as it's worse ingredient. Their branding and packaging has become known in the #skincare as one of the best. Sometimes I wonder if I'm paying for that in the price! Anyway, the below information is directly off Drunk Elephant's website and it states how they describe their company.


"Drunk Elephant is clean, but in our opinion, “clean” is not enough when it comes to caring for skin. We make “Clean Compatible” skincare. Drunk Elephant is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of our formulations. We never take into account an ingredient’s synthetic or natural status, but instead choose based on biocompatibility. You won’t find what we call the “Suspicious 6” in our products (Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Sunscreens, Fragrances/Dyes, SLS) making them, in our opinion, appropriate for all skin. We believe that these six ubiquitous ingredients are at the root of almost every skin issue we see and when entirely removed from one’s routine (“a clean break”), skin can reset and return to a healthy, balanced state. It is equally, if not more, important what we leave out of the products as what we put in. This skin-elimination diet (think Whole30 for your face) inspired the #barewithus🐘 Instagram movement, a collection of bare-faced selfies chronicling the Drunk Elephant journeys of people who have found success using the line and renewed confidence in their own skin. When formulating the products, we focus on biocompatibility, pH levels and safety, always making sure that the active ingredients are at efficacious levels and remain respectful and always supportive of skin’s acid mantle."


It is also important to note that Drunk Elephant products are fragrance free, made and tested in the USA, not part of any animal testing, and not sold in mainland China.



What Is Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm?


The Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm is a lip treatment meant to moisturize and volumize creating a more plump, youthful pout. This product is formulated with an exotic blend of avocado, mongongo, cranberry and marula oils. Together this combination will deeply moisturize, replenish, hydrate and soften delicate lips. It is also infused with a rare combination of peptides and sea fern algae, It clams it helps to plump up the appearance of lips and create a better lip line definition. This product also contains antioxidant-rich green tea leaf and vitamin C, which helps neutralize free radicals and environmental pollutants which cause premature signs of aging. It is also important to know that the Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm is 100% free of essential oils, silicones and fragrance. It is gluten-free and cruelty-free. Below is the full ingredient list.


avocado oil: provides deep moisture and softens rough, chapped skin. Also an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins A, D and E.


cranberry seed oil: rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, which has been found to play a significant role in maintaining skin health.


virgin marula oil: super-absorbable oil, high in critical antioxidants and omegas 6 and 9, helps moisturizer, nourish and rejuvenate skin for a youthful glow.


mongongo oil: super antioxidant oil for moisturization and UV protection.


shea butter: moisturizes the skin and helps to protect the skin’s barrier function.


tripeptide-1: hydrates the lips and helps volumize the look of lips with a better definition to the lip-line.


sea fern algae: hydrates and adds volume to improve the contour of the lips.


green tea leaf extract: rich in antioxidants, helps to ward off free radical and environmental aggressors.


vitamin C: powerful antioxidant that helps to brighten and firm the appearance of skin.


caprylic/capric triglyceride: moisturizes and replenishes the lips.


licorice root extract: naturally soothing.


magnolia grandiflora bark extract: antioxidant properties, soothes parched lips.


Other Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’abeille, Ozokerite, Polyisobutene, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire de carnauba, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera/Cire de candelilla, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Dictyopteris Membranacea Extract, Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Schinziophyton Rautanenii (Mongongo) Kernel Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Lauryl Alcohol, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.



How Do You Use It?


Note: I recommend using this at least 3 times a day. Morning, afternoon, and before bed.


1. Rub the tube of Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm against your lips in a circular motion getting a good amount of product on them. You can also rub your finger on the product and then rub it on your lips. Either way is acceptable.


2. Rub the product into your lips using your finger. It will not fully absorb as our lips don't soak in products as well as our skin.


3. Pout your lips together for one last absorbing tactic.



My Results


I have just finished up with my first full tube of the Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm. I am very pleased with the results. I found my lips to be more plump and full. I unfortunately can't give an honest opinion on whether it helps with chapped lips as I have been using this throughout the spring and summer time. My lips only get chapped in cold weather. I will definitely update this post when winter hits. In all honesty though, I bought this product for it's anti-aging characteristics and not how well it deals with chapped lips. I put so much effort into my face and body #skincare routine that aged lips would diminish my results.



Conclusion


Your lips must not be overlooked when it comes to #skincare and anti-aging. The lips are an important part of our face and what we kiss our loved ones with. Nobody wants to kiss dull, dry, and chapped lips! On top of that, plump lips can really add definition to the overall look of our face. The Drunk Elephant Lippe Balm is a great product to help achieve this. For a more defined line and fully juicer lips, give this product a try as it won't hurt the wallet!


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