I am a huge proponent of moisturizing lip balms, but I really have a penchant for those that are out of the realm of the ordinary. As a result, I have been coveting Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm from afar until just recently. I can say, without hesitation, that it was well worth the wait. This luxe little gem fittingly lives up to the name Olio Lusso-- as it is indeed luxurious.
Rodin, "All-natural RODIN Lip Balm does for your lips what RODIN Olio Lusso Face Oil does for your complexion—it smoothes and softens, leaving a protective sheen on the lips that feels as good as it looks. Packed into this delightfully sheer and moisturizing lip pomade are a highly emollient, deliciously rich and kissable blend of jasmine, orange flower oil, shea butter, beeswax, and castor seed oil. This blush-toned luxury lip balm is beautifully packaged in a chic, square art modern-style lucite compact, perfect for carrying in your pocket or purse. Apply at frequent intervals, whenever lips start to feel dry. May be worn under or over lipstick, for extra emolliency."
Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (beeswax), Butyrospermum Parkii (shea Butter) Oil, Jasminum Offcinale (jasmine) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (orange) Flower Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Argania Spinosa (argan) Kernel Oil, Mica, Ci 77891 (titanium Dioxide), Ci 75470, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Farnesol, Geraniol, Citral.
Overall assessment: What can I say, this is one of those products that just makes me happy in every way. I love the design of the packaging, the way that the balm feels, the way that it looks on my lips, and most importantly how well it moisturizes and protects my lips. This might well become one of my Holy Grail lip products. I am very happy with my purchase!
$30.00 0.17 oz. Available where Rodin Products are sold. Click here for a list of retailers in the US, here for international retailers, and here for online retailers. I purchased mine from Barneys New York.