Sisley Confort Extreme Levres Nutritive Lip Balm
I’ve been using Sisley “Confort Extreme Levres” Nutritive Lip Balm over this last week and I am really impressed by it. I even like it more than my previous favourite, Ren Biomimetic Perfect Lip Honey (which by the way, I’ve heard is being phased out completely… boooo).

I’m obsessed with lip balm. I wouldn’t say I’m addicted to lip balm (I don’t believe in the theory that your lips get addicted to lip balm the more you use it – that’s just complete nonsense), but I am addicted to the feeling of lip balm on my lips. I need to always have a coating of balm on my lips… otherwise I literally can’t focus on anything… people will be speaking to me, and all that’s running through my mind is “please stop talking so I can put lip balm on”.

So for me, it’s really important that a lip balm is the right consistency to maintain that balm-y coating on my lips for as long as possible. Otherwise I’d never get anything done because I’d be continually topping up the balm.

The description of Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm is:

“Extremely repairing balm. Rich in natural plant extracts it instantly soothes, nourishes and hydrates, giving long lasting protection. Lips are soft, supple and smooth.”

Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm has the most perfect consistency I’ve come across in a lip balm… it feels and looks a lot like Vaseline petroleum jelly. But it’s not. There’s actually no mineral in this balm whatsoever. Good. And it doesn’t melt and slide everywhere like petroleum jelly. Once it’s on the lips, it stays on the lips, and does so without a hint of greasiness or stickiness.

The balm feels firm and smooth in the pot, but not too firm that it’s hard to scoop out or spread on the lips. Oh, I forgot to mention the handy scooping tool that comes with the pot, so you don’t have to stick grubby fingers into it.

On the lips, it feels intensely comforting and protecting, and it stays on much longer than any other non mineral oil lip balm I’ve tried (I’ve used most). There isn’t that feeling of needing constant reapplication. Plus it’s completely odourless and flavourless. I can’t tell you how much I dislike flavoured lip balms.

The only catch is that this 9g pot of perfect lip balm costs £37.50. Uh huh.

But if you’re an extreme lip balm user like me (or if you suffer from very dry, chapped lips), I haven’t found a better balm. I’m already finding that my lip balm application frequency has dropped to about a quarter of what it used to be. That in itself has added it to my list of desert island essentials.

If you can’t find a Sisley stockist near you, you can find this lip balm online at John Lewis or Harrods.

The full ingredients of Sisley “Confort Extreme Levres” Nutritive Lip Balm are:

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate / Hexastearate / Hexarosinate, Butyrospernum Parkii (Shea Butter), Silica, Beeswax / Cire D’Abeille (Cera Alba), Garcina Indica Seed Butter, Triisostearin PEG-6 Esters, Corylus Americana (Hazel) Seed Oil, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Prunus Domestica Seed Extract, Propylparaben, Hydrogenated Soybean (Glycine Soja) Oil, Tocopherol, BHT.

Disclaimer: PR sample

14 comments on “Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm review: The perfect lip balm?

  1. Very nice!! :) It’s a bit pricey for the lip balm but I know it’s not TOO much if you use it constantly. Plus, it’s very special and has a reason for being :) I love how the lip balm looks, stocked with a little spatula. So very cute :) Glad you liked it!!

  2. I’ve really wanted this balm for so so long, but I just can’t bring myself to hand over the money. Maybe I will soon… I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

  3. Have you tried any of the Paula’s choice line?

    She makes a lip balm similar to this one. It too is firm and smooth in the pot, and feels balm-y on the lips. Hours later, if I rub my lips together, there is still a pleasant “slide”.

    Being flavourless is what attracted me to it, as well as it’s reasonable price. It’s about $10 Cdn, so about £5. I like it so much, I scrape a small amount into an old MAC eyeshadow pot and it is usually in my pocket, with my a hanky!!

    Patricia

  4. I think youd really like the new Neals Yard colour range. The lipglosses have white tea and orange oil (high in antioxidants) and lasts for ages! theyre only £9 too =D

  5. I have heard a lot of raves about the Chanel Hydramax + Active lipbalm. Have you ever tried that, and if so, how does it compare to the Sisley lipbalm? I have constant dry lips, but that’s a lot of money for a lipbalm!

  6. I’ll definetly be getting this. the thought of not having to reapply all the time sounds pretty great, I don’t care if it’s expensive. my lips are worth it

  7. I am a lip balm obsessive too as my lips constantly flake its quite bad. I use lip balm so regularly I cannot justify the cost of this one! I know there are so many more out there I would love to try but my purse can only take so much >_<

    Ty for sharing. KK x.

  8. Thanks for all your comments! Yeah it’s definitely on the pricey side for a lip balm! I think my pot will last a long time though…

    And thank you for all the lip balm suggestions – I haven’t tried any of those yet… but will definitely check them out!

  9. @Annette: Hard to guess, but mine looks like it’ll be going for at least three months… and probably more. It depends how often you’re going to reapply. As this is a pot, I use it mostly just mornings and evenings when I’m at home. During the day, I use tubes for their convenience. In terms of the lasting power on the lips, it really is the longes lasting lipbalm I have ever used.

  10. @Selena – I haven’t tried the La Mer lip balm yet! It’s petroleum-based so I am probably never going to try it either… looks like a very over-priced tin of Vaseline to me!

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