I love Fresh’s sugar line of products. So I usually try anything new from the line when it comes out. The Advanced Therapy Nourishing Lip Balm came out recently. It’s a pot balm versus all the stick balms they usually make.
Per Fresh’s website: “A moisturizing lip treatment infused with a refreshing sugar mint flavor that smoothes and softens for younger-looking lips. Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy smoothes and softens for younger-looking lips. The moisturizing formula is infused with a refreshing sugar mint flavor and wild mango butter to help protect and soften dry lips.” The retail is $30 for a 0.24 oz jar.
- Sugar is a natural humectant known to prevent moisture loss.
- Wild mango butter helps protect and soften dry lips.
- Sea fennel extract helps to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and define the lip area.
- Hyaluronic Filling Spheres help to enhance volume.
This is a thicker balm, it has a creamy white pink look but goes on clear. There is a hint of very tiny pink sparkles in it, but you have to look at it in the light to see it. It has a sweet mint taste and scent. The mint is faint compared to some stronger mint lip balms, but it is stronger than I would like. This does not have the nasty aftertaste that the regular Advanced Therapy stick balm has. So that’s a bonus.
The texture is thicker, creamy and almost buttery. It gives a glossy sheen. Sadly it’s a bit too tacky or sticky for me. It’s comfortable to wear and the longevity is good. It lasts almost all night, but not fully. I didn’t notice any real extra plumping besides the usual moisture boost I get from regular balms. I personally didn’t like it, I can see many liking it. It was too sticky for me sadly.
Ingredients: Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Synthetic Wax, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Octyldodecanol, Fragrance, Ozokerite, Shorea Robusta Seed Butter, Prunus Domestica Seed Oil, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alumina, Propylene Carbonate, Silica Silylate, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Menthol, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Vanillin, Bht, Trihydroxystearin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Butylene Glycol, Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Caprylyl Glycol, Aqua (Water), Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol.