In this installment of Mentholatum Sponsored Review (once again many thanks to the kind folks at Mentholatum & EK Media), I will be reviewing the Mentholatum Medicated Lip Gels which were introduced in May. The three Lip Gels came in three different colours albeit with the same shape and packaging format. I generally prefer to use Lip Balms over Lip Gels because Lip Balms are more matt/less sticky. Nonetheless I was quite intrigued to test these babies out because it would be fun to make comparisons between them three. Compact and handy. Shaped for convenient application. Swatch-ing done on hand reveals colourless gels. Mentholatum Medicated Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen Lip Gel
Mentholatum Medicated Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen Lip Gel would be more appropriately named the “Intensive Moisturizing Lip Gel” because that’s exactly what it does. Hyaluronic Acid is “a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints. Hyaluronic acid is also used as a lip filler in plastic surgery. Some people apply hyaluronic acid to the skin for healing wounds, burns, skin ulcers, and as a moisturizer. (Source: here.)” When applied on the lips it feels like an intensive water treatment, and it really does “lock in moisture” as boasted on the packaging. It is scentless and tasteless. I would strongly recommend this to people who find that their lips are drying or cracking due to lack of moisture either under the sun or in air-con environment. It would also serve as a very good base before applying lipstick.
Mentholatum Medicated Vitamin Lip Gel
Mentholatum Medicated Vitamin Lip Gel is a lip gel that protects and repairs dry chapped lips. With a hint of citrus flavour, it is also the only scented lip gel among the 3 lip gels. The gel is formulated to hasten recovery of dry lips with Vitamins C and E and to maintain healthy lips with Vitamins A and B2. I would recommend this lip gel to anyone who experiences chapped lips due to extreme weather or unpredicted circumstances, as well as for lovers of citrus flavour. (;
Mentholatum Medicated Q10 Lip Gel
Mentholatum Medicated Q10 Lip Gel is formulated for those who wish to maintain healthy youthful-looking lips. Q10 refers to Coenzyme Q10 which is essentially a substance that serves as an anti-oxidant which thus helps maintain youthful lips. The Q10 lip gel has the thickest consistency among the three gels and thus it creates the most supple-feeling. Although it is the Hyaluronic Acid Lip Gel that has Collagen, it is the Q10 that feels like it has Collagen. I would recommend this lip gel to people who prefer a more tangible protection over their lips and of course to people who like having their lip gel in a pink tube. (;
Pictured with the Q10 Lip Gel and a hint of YSL Rouge Pur Couture 26.
If I had to choose between the 3 lip gels, I would definitely pick the Q10 Lip Gel based on how is looks (I know right, girls can be so superficial :P) but after testing out the 3, I would buy the Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen Lip Gel because I really love the intensive moisturizing effect it has.
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Hope you enjoyed this post! I would like to know, which Lip Gel is the one that suits your need the most and why? Comment! (;
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