Tis the season for trying new things here on Beautypendence! For this Judicial Review, I welcome two guest Judges, Debbie and Christine. Wait… let me back up a little.
The good folks from Badger stumbled upon our humble blog and contacted us. They were interested in sending us some of their organic body care products for a test run. Umm, yeah! So one day, I received a box full of Badger goodies in the mail. First on the Badger line-up is Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm. As you can see from the product photo, I received three different flavors, so why not share?
Debbie took the Sweet Orange, and here’s what she reported:
I have been using the Badger Lip Balm and love it.
David [Debbie's husband] has even stolen it from me when we are out – but we are probably not supposed to advertise sharing cosmetic items. My point is that for a non-metro sexual guy (he doesn’t wax his brows, use any type of facial products or fuss about grooming or clothes) he liked the Badger Lip Balm. It isn’t too greasy, and it leaves a great taste that is not too strong – unlike some lip products.
I noticed that it also works really well under my Origins lipstick. Sometimes I use the Badger Lip Balm when I get in the car to get my lips going in the morning. Then I put the lipstick on top when I get to work – though sometimes I forget to do the lipstick, but my lips still feel great. I don’t feel the need to be constantly reapplying it.
Thanks for letting me try one out – it goes with me everywhere.
Christine took the Poetic Pomegranate and had an equally positive review:
I doubt my lips have ever been softer. I’m so glad I gave up Carmex to pursue more natural alternatives to keep my lips kissable. I can’t recall a lip balm that has lasted as long as Badger’s Poetic Pomegranate cocoa butter based balm, especially in winter months. I don’t have to apply much to notice the impact of this USDA certified organic option. When I applied the lip balm, I felt as though I was doing something right for my lips.
And so that left Creamy Cocoa for me:
The Good: Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm contains lots of good organic ingredients, including fair trade cocoa butter and aloe. The tube is fatter than your usual lip balm, which makes for quick and easy application. And at a price of $5 per tube, this is an affordable, yet quality product.
The Questionable: Like other cocoa butter lip balms I’ve tried in the past, this one can be tough to apply at first, because it doesn’t glide on your lips right away. But once you get through that top layer, it’s very smooth. However, I do wish this lip balm had sun protection.
The Verdict: If this review were mine alone, I would probably rate Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm a 3 out of 5. Perhaps I’m just too accustomed to petroleum-based lip balms. However, to honor the reviews of my fabulous guest judges Debbie and Christine, this product will “officially” receive a higher rating for being long-lasting and versatile.
Images: Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm and photo with Debbie – author’s own, Photo with Christine – courtesy of Christine