According to Lauren Adhav, a Beauty & Style Assistant Editor at Cosmopolitan, a new Kiehl's lip treatment has changed her life. The writer says she was intrigued by the fact that the lip balm is known as a butterstick and hoped that this treatment was finally the one to restore her “ravaged, torn up lips.”
Adhav was amazed that the results were immediate. As soon as she put the lip balm on, her chapped lips were revived. The lip treatment, which combines oils and butter, including coconut oil and lemon butter, also contains antioxidants and broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. The balm should be applied liberally to lips and the excess should be allowed to absorb. The treatment promises to keep lips hydrated for up to 12 hours after application.
The butterstick, aside from including amazing properties, also features a stunning selection of shades, which include Pure Petal, Pop Of Peony, Naturally Nude, Simply Rose and Touch Of Berry, as well as Clear. Comments on the Kiehl's site include, "I have this in a few shades and I love it. It leaves my lips feeling great and was perfect this summer to ensure my lips did not get sunburn," and "I love this lip balm that acts as a lipstick as well. Doesn't cake or flake and leaves lips soft and smooth."
The butterstick is a bit expensive at $19.50, however, the blend of ingredients does seem to justify the price. Coconut oil, which is obtained from the coconut tree, is rich in fatty acids and known to nurture, hydrate and soften, while lemon butter, which is extracted from the peel of a lemon, is rich in antioxidants. Other ingredients include sunflower seed oil, beeswax, shea butter, cocoa seed butter, meadowfoam seed oil, and sweet almond oil.
According to Adhav, the balm can be applied before going to bed as an overnight treatment, or during the day to help remove any and all dryness.
Kiehl's, founded as a homeopathic pharmacy in Manhattan at Third Avenue and East 13th Street in 1851, is now owned by the L'Oréal Group. Given its apothecary roots, Kiehl’s uses natural skincare ingredients taken from science and nature. The company is also deeply committed to important causes, such as children’s wellness, the environment, women, and HIV/AIDS awareness. Kiehl's stores regularly host pet adoptions, and in 2010, the company launched its inaugural "Kiehl's Liferide for amfAR" to raise money for AIDS research.