To be honest, I'm not easily influenced to buy a product that so-called supports a particular charity. In many cases, companies use charity as a selling point for their products in order to sell more and gain more revenue. They're still profiting a lot more than what they're actually contributing when only a small percentage of sales go to charity. Mind you, cosmetics (high end, especially) are usually marked up by at least 500% from cost. Trust me, I know this for a fact.
theBalm to the Rescue Vegan Lip Treatment is a charity-linked product and yet I bought it. I have my reasons and if you wanna know what they are, read on...
5 Reasons Why I Bought theBalm to the Rescue Vegan Lip Treatment
#1: It's vegan. This means the product does not contain any animal by-products eg. beeswax which is a common ingredient in lip balms and I'm unfortunately, allergic to it. This lip balm also contains many happy ingredients like jojoba seed oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil and peppermint oil
#2: It's huge. The box says 7 grams but this lip balm is as huge as a powder compact! I know it's just a psycho effect but the amount is still rather generous seeing as how most tube lip balms contain around 4 grams of product
#3: The box packaging has a pug on it. Can you say C-U-T-E?
#4: The compact has doggie paw prints on it. Again! C-U-T-E! There's also a handy mirror
#5: All net procedes are donated to Pug Rescue. There's a HUGE difference between "5% of procedes" and "all net procedes". If you're ever gonna buy something for a good cause, make sure that they're donating a large portion of the sale to charity and not just a toenail
Honest product aside, theBalm to the Rescue is simply a really good lip balm. Micro exfoliating crystals aka jojoba esters gently slough off rough skin leaving lips feeling soft and supple. The formula is non-greasy and shine-free so you can apply it out of the lip perimeter, which I do very often, and not look like you've just taken a huge bite out of a fried chicken drumstick. Go ahead and apply lip color over the colourless lip balm, it won't slide off. The light minty scent is pleasant, soothing other areas of the skin that are dry and irritated. It's quite a bummer that this lip balm does not help treat eczema even though it moisturizes well. You may want to keep this lip balm out of hot conditons because it melts at body temperature.
Selling for RM45 at SaSa outlets, it's actually cheaper here than in the United States ($16). How odd right?