Essence Kiss Care Love Lipbalm – Heather N King

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Essence Kiss Care Love Lipbalm

     I have naturally dry lips with a recurring dry patch that I love to pick at. TMI (too much information)! I know, but my point is that I am always on the lookout for new moisturizing and softening lipcare – especially if it is affordable. Essence Kiss Care Love Lipbalm fits the bill.

      Essence Cosmetics is a European company with products that still have a rather limited distribution in the United States. When I heard about the recent launch of their Spring 2013 line with new permanent products, I knew that I would be hauling quite a few of those items. So yes, there will be many upcoming posts about products from Essence, but I will make sure to space them out and review other brands as well so that you don’t get Essenced to death. I; however, cannot get enough of this brand.

     Essence Kiss Care Love Lipbalm comes in four colors. Although the packaging is very colorful (and cute), being that these are lip balms they only offer the very slightest, tiniest hint of color. Beyond sheer.  This is also how I would describe the flavoring of these lip products. I notice only a hint of sweetness if I lick my lips after applying one of these. This is good news since I am notorious for eating off almost every lip product that I wear. I only have will power if it’s a matte red shade. All other lip colors/balms/glosses shall be devoured.

Essence Kiss Care Love Lipbalm in “Fruit Crush 01″

The scent of the Essence Kiss Care Love Lipbalms is super sweet, yet not overwhelming. Once I apply any of them to my lips the scent lingers in a subtle and non-offensive way.

Essence Kiss Care Love Lipbalm in “Purple Berries 02″

So they are affordable ($1.99), look nice, smell nice and taste nice, but are they moisturizing? YES! The texture of these European lip balms is lightweight and non-greasy. If you’re the kind who likes to apply a ton of lip balm, then this will definitely be up your alley. After applying 3 layers each on my upper and lower lips (standard procedure for me), I’m happy to report that my lips are not sticking together when I speak. That just put a funny image in my head…

Essence Kiss Care Love Lipbalm in “Fruitylicious 03″

I do not find the need to constantly reapply when I wear these. Some lip balms I have found to be “addictive” not because they are so yummy and moisturizing, but because they contain drying ingredients that cause you to constantly crave what little moisture they provide. Not the case with these. Essence Kiss Care Love Lipbalms contain a non-drying formula consisting of castor oil.

Essence Kiss Care Love Lipbalm in “Caribbean Sunrise 04″

Whenever I hear that something contains castor oil, it always makes me think of people who use it as an old school home remedy for constipation. However,  if you look at the science behind it, that explains why Essence Cosmetics chose to use this as their base ingredient in the Kiss Care Love Lipbalm formula. Castor oil is a vegetable oil that is derived from the castor bean. See? That’s not so bad is it?

If you are a fan of Maybelline’s “Baby Lips” (as I am), I recommend that you take a look at these. Cute, tasty, moisturizing and affordable!

Essence Kiss Care Love Lipbalm retails at $1.99. It is available at HEB, Fred Meyer, Ulta and

Have you tried this? What was your experience? I would love to hear from you. Please comment and subscribe!

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Heather N King