What you see above is $24.00 lip balm. I repeat: $24.00 LIP BALM. It’s awesome, too, because this $24.00 LIP BALM is so heat sensitive that it will begin to melt in the pocket of your jeans on a summer day. One particularly memorable story involves me forgetting my Burt’s Bees at home one night when I worked grill in the summer. I found this in my purse and had to keep it refrigerated to keep it from melting on the line.
Sure, this is nice lip balm. It moisturizes well, and, I’ll even admit I like putting it on before bed. Your lips still feel hydrated when you wake up in the morning, but do you really need to pay this much money for something that will start to melt when the temperature dips below sixty degrees? If you answered yes, I’ve got some ocean front property in Arizona I’d like to sell you.
Now, I can maybe, sort of, kind of see spending the money on the tinted versions of this. Maybe. I’d need to knock back a drink before I did it myself. The Rose one, in particular, is really pretty, and it’s kind of nice to have something you can just toss on and not have to worry about fumbling around for a mirror to make sure it looks OK, but this one is clear. No color. Twenty-four dollar translucent lip balm.
This is my beef with Fresh. The stuff they make works REALLY WELL. But I just honestly don’t think the cost is justified in most cases. I love their lip scrub, and I cheerfully pay for it because it lasts forever. I hate their Soy Face Wash with a passion, chiefly because it breaks me out, but also because you end up with this weird film on your face when you wash it off. Rose Eye Cream? TOTALLY worth the money. Advanced Nourishing Lip Balm? You must be joking. Hell, if you twist my arm, I’d say Creme Ancienne is worth it, and it borders on obscenely expensive price, but lip balm? No.
I have so many of these in my apartment and I don’t know where they come from. I never buy them. Ever. If anyone out there does, please tell me why. In my most humble opinion, this works just as well as medicated Blistex, and I can get a dozen tubes of that for the price of one of these. I genuinely don’t understand why anyone would spend money on this.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment: I don’t need this. I’m not going to buy it.