Are you someone who picks up the first lip balm that you spot in a store or are you like me who goes through the reviews of various lip balms before picking one up? If you are like me then you have come to the right place because I have yet another lip balm review for you. This time it is the Himalaya Peach Shine Lip Balm. Contrary to what I just said, I did not read the reviews for this one before picking it up. This is because I really like the basic lip balm from Himalaya that comes in a white squeezy tube, so I assumed that I will like this too. Did I actually end up liking it though? Read on to find out!
The Himalaya Peach Shine Lip Balm comes in a plastic twist up packaging that is peach in colour. The packaging does look quite attractive from afar, but from up close it gives the cheap plastic vibes. It is sturdier than it looks though and can survive a number of falls without cracking or falling apart, which is good. You get 4.5 gm of product for INR 150, which is quite affordable in my opinion. Overall, the packaging is not amazing but is fine for the price.
The Himalaya Peach Shine Lip Balm contains the goodness of peach kernel oil and castor oil and is free of artificial colours, mineral oil and silicones. This lip balm emanates the sweet fragrance of juicy peaches but sadly does not impart any colour at all to the lips. It has a very faint peach tint to it in the tube which will not translate to any colour at all on Indian lips. I do love the peachy scent but was hoping for more colour payoff to achieve those juicy peach lips that are synonymous with summer. Sadly, this lip balm is not the one to help you achieve that look.
In terms of consistency, this balm tugs at the lips a little during application, which means that it is slightly harder and waxier than the balms I am used to. I personally prefer lip balms that melt to an oil consistency upon application such as the Juicy Chemistry Lip Balm, or at least the ones that feel soft and creamy on the lips, such as the ones from Organic Harvest or even Lakme and Maybelline. This one feels harder and thicker than the other lip balms although it still manages to hydrate the lips fairly well. If you have really dry lips then you will have to reapply every 2-3 hours for optimal hydration. The lip balm also makes the lips softer with regular use.
My Verdict On The Himalaya Peach Shine Lip Balm
Overall, the Himalaya Peach Shine Lip Balm sadly failed to wow me. The lip balms from Maybelline and Lakme are much softer and quite nourishing and if you are willing to spend a little more then you can go for Organic Harvest or Juicy Chemistry. The Himalaya Lip Balm will get the job done if you are in a fix with no other options but definitely does not make it to my list of best lip balms in India. You can try it if you want to, but personally I will recommend the much cheaper basic lip balm from Himalaya which is more hydrating and feels so much softer on the lips.
Which is your favourite lip balm? Let me know in the comments below 🙂