Friday, January 24, 2014

Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil Review

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Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil is one of the most luxurious treatments ever imagined for the lips. It is so luxuriously emollient and hydrating that dry lips feel immediate relief upon application. Given my penchant for luxury face oils, you can only imagine the extent to which I am thrilled by this luxury lip oil. My hopes were high, but my expectations were exceeded.

According to Hourglass, N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil is,

An advanced anti-aging treatment for lips that combines botanicals, vitamins and three powerful active ingredients in a supremely luxurious oil blend. No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil targets the delicate lip area by boosting moisture levels, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and improving the appearance of lip shape, volume and softness. Equipped with an opulent 24-karat gold-plated tip—it’s the gold standard for lips.
Hourglass asserts the following Key Benefits and Features:

• N° 28 has both short- and long-term benefits for the lips. It works on contact to condition lips, relieve dryness and chapping, and shield against the elements.

• Enriched with 14 essential oils: Bois De Rose, Lavender, Geranium, Petitgrain, Lemon, Rosemary, Vanilla, Clove, Amyris, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, Cedar and Rose Geranium. 10 lipid-rich plant oils: Hazelnut, Kukui Nut, Rose Hip, Borage, Olive, Green Tea, Cherry Pit, Sweet Almond, Jojoba, and Evening Primrose. 4 Vitamins: A, B5, C and E.

• Saliporine-8, an extract derived from a hardy succulent, is known for elevating moisture levels in the skin. Clinical testing on this ingredient has shown an increase in moisture levels of up to 6000% after applying it twice a day for 28 days.

• Volulip™ is known for improving lip texture, shape and softness. Clinical testing on this ingredient has shown visible improvement in lip shape, softness, volume and hydration.

• Viamerine is known for hydration and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkle depth. Clinical testing on this ingredient has shown to hydrate all three epidermal layers and reduce the appearance of the depth of wrinkles.

• A 24kt gold-plated, anti-bacterial palladium tip dispenses product and creates a soothing effect on the lips

• Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic dyes and petroleum derivatives

Directions: Remove plastic cap, place index finger on grooved surface behind the gold tip and press down to dispense product. N° 28 Lip Oil can be worn day or night.
My experience: Simply put, N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil vanquishes dry lips, and in record time. This potent blend of 28 essential oils, lipid-rich plant oils and vitamins profoundly nourishes even the most parched lips. The oil itself is a bit more viscous than a typical oil, but it is much thinner than a lip balm. Therefore, the texture boasts a faster delivery system that allows it to sink in faster and deeper. The magical 28 hydrate and condition the lips with great efficacy, and heal chapped dry lips exceedingly fast. This rich oil forms an effective lipid barrier that protects the lips against further environmental assaults while simultaneously making lips soft, supple, smooth, and hydrated. After repeated use I also noted a slight plumping effect. The dispenser itself is an opulent 24 karat gold-plated applicator tip (much like those used for some depuffing eye creams) that cools the lips while gently gliding over even the most chapped surfaces. N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil is a cutting edge ultra-luxe lip oil that is peerless. There truly is nothing else like it on the market, and what it does it does so well that any potential imitators should be dissuaded from even trying!

While this can be used day or night as a treatment, I use it whenever the spirit moves me (which is frequently). I also use it as a base for lipstick, and often use it on top of lipstick in lieu of lip gloss. It has the perfect amount of glide and cushion and makes my lips feel as though they are being hugged by the finest cashmere. The taste and smell has a decidedly aromatherapeutic quality, and I find that the Lavender is warmed by the Vanilla and Ylang Ylang-- making it both intensely pleasant and calming. However, the scent and taste does dissipate soon after application.
Ingredients: Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecanol, Amyris (Amyris Balsamifera) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Benzoin Siam Absolute, Bois De Rose (Aniba Rosaeodora) Oil, Borage (Borago Officinalis) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cedar (Thuja Occidentalis) Leef Oil, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cherry (Prunus Avium) Pit Oil, Clove (Eugenia Caryophyllus) Oil, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Eucalyptus Globulus Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Geranium (Geranium Maculatum) Oil, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Oil, Hazelnut (Corylus Americana) Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Oil, Kukui (Aleurites Moluccana) Nut Oil, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Peel Oil, Lithospermum Officinale Root Extract, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Olive(Olea Europaea) Oil, Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis) Peel Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Panthenyl Triacetate, Petitgrain (Citrus Reticulata) Oil, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Roseum) Oil, Rose Hips Seed Oil, Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sucrose Cocoate, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia) Oil, Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata) Oil.
Overall assessment: Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil is an amazing addition to my collection of luxury oils and lip balms, and it is the most glorious synthesis of these two types of products. If you love luxury oils, lip balms, or Hourglass N° 28 Primer Serum (reviewed here), then you will be thrilled
by Hourglass N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil.

$42.00 for 0.25 oz. Available from Hourglass, Barneys, Space NK, Sephora & Net-a-Porter (Affiliate links).

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  1. Just stopped by Sephora to try this after reading your review and you're right, it works and feels luxurious.

    1. Hi Chris! Isn't it amazing?! It really does work, and it is so luxurious that I find myself reapplying it just to enjoy the sensation! :-)

  2. Happy Friday darling Helen!
    This sounds delightful. My lips are terrible. They crack. They bleed. They get swollen and wounded. Yes, not a pretty picture I know, specially since I adore sporting a red matte lip. I exfoliate my lips on a daily basis and moisturize them thoroughly yet it is hard work to keep them looking decent, respectable not even to their best. I will try this now that a new cold wave decided to fall upon us wreaking havoc with my skin.
    Have a wonderful weekend. Send my greetings to your lovely furries ;)

    1. Hi wefadetogray! I think that this will really help your lips out-- especially during the cold weather that you have been facing in NYC! I wonder if you might benefit from less exfoliation since your lips sound quite irritated right now. Have a lovely weekend! <3


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