Florasis Ginseng Care Lip Balm – If only… | Doctors Review

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Apparently ginseng is used by many to prevent respiratory infections and increase wellbeing, but the Florasis Ginseng Care Lip Balm doesn’t claim to do any of that. Although I would argue that dry lips can immensly affect the wellbeing, in which case treating those dry lips would.

 

A pot of Florasis Ginseng Care Lip Balm, round and dark teal in color with a golden lid, standing in front of a dark background with white flowers
Florasis Ginseng Care Lip Balm

 

If it works against dryness better than a lip balm without ginseng though? I don’t think that, but don’t have anything of similar texture on hand to compare. So enough speculation, let’s take a closer look at what I can say for sure.

 

 

What the Florasis Ginseng Care Lip Balm claims

A thick layer before sleep can soften and smooth lips’ texture. A thin layer under your lipstick can improve the look of dry lips and enhance color. The lip gel mask is lightweight and easy to apply. It has a slightly cooling effect, which moisturizes your lips without greasiness.

 

Facts about the Florasis Ginseng Care Lip Balm

Prize and size

One pot – apparently inspired by the cape gooseberry and beautiful to look at – contains 6 g and is available for 14,95 € on the website here. While it is beautiful, it isn’t the most practical as the lid is a little hard to screw back on with one hand.

 

Texture and smell

The balm smells of roses and feels thick when you scoop it out, but spreads very well when it is in contact with the warmth of your skin.

 

A golden spatula scooping some Florasis Ginseng Care lip Balm, which looks thick and white, out of the pot.
The balm is quite thick, so a little goes a long way.

 

How to use the Florasis Ginseng Care Lip Balm

Depending on how thick of a layer you apply, you can either use it thinly to moisturizer your lips before lipstick to help it go on more smoothly or as a thicker layer like an overnight lip mask. And when I say thinly, I really mean the tiniest amount. A little goes a long way here, and if you actually scoop it out with the spatula, you will end up with quite a thick layer. (More info: How to deal with cracked corners of the mouth)

What I didn’t enjoy too much is the lightly tingly feeling I got maybe 30 seconds after application.

 

Ingredients of the Florasis Ginseng Care Lip Balm

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate emo|emu|surf 0 2, Tridecyl Trimellitate emo, Hydrogenated Polydecene emo|perf|solv, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax vc, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 emo, Ozokerite vc, Silica Dimethyl Silylate emo|vc, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelila) Wax emo 0 1, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil emo 0 02, Phytosteryl Isostearate, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate emo, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil aox|perf|amic, Dendrobium Candidum Extract emo, Myrothamnus Flabellifolia Leaf/Stem Extract h, Selaginella Tamariscina Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract so|aox|amic|h, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Polygonatum Odoratum Extract, Physalis Alkekengi Franchetii Extract, Glycerin sii|h 0 0, Hydroxystearic Acid surf|emu|surf, Hakka Yu, Menthol so, Tocopherol aox 03 03, Aqua/Water solv, Glyceryl Glucoside h, Butylene Glycol h|solv 0 1, Propanediol solv|h, 1,2-Hexanediol solv, Hydroxyacetophenone aox

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The explanation for that tingling is that the formula contains menthol, which is often also perceived as cooling. Other than that there are a bunch of different oils and waxes, plant extracts that are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and emollients often used in lip balms for extra shine and a protective feeling.

More info: How to read the ingredient list in your skincare products

 

Does it live up to its claims?

Yes.

Although I don’t quite get why they call it a lip gel mask in the description, to me it feels nothing like a gel.

 

How does it compare to…

 

Emile Cordon Classic Lip Balm
Emile Cordon Classic Lip Balms

 

Emile Cordon Classic Lip Balms

First of all, Emile Cordon is almost twice the price by gram and quite expensive, given they contain 12g instead of 6g. That also means it will take forever to go through them, as you really don’t need much balm at once. Just going by the packaging, you probably wouldn’t expect them to be more expensive, as Florasis certainly looks more sophisticated, but in terms of nourishing effect, both are exceptionally well. I do prefer their lack of menthol, as I am really not into tingly stuff at all.

You can read my full review of the Emile Cordon Classic Lip Balms here.

 

Would I repurchase and which skin types do I recommend the Florasis Ginseng Care Lip Balm to?

While I enjoy the texture, the packaging and the effect the Florasis Ginseng Care Lip Balm has on my lips – a thick layer really brings my parched pout back to live over night, I wish they had foregone the menthol. I am just not a fan of that cooling, tingly sensation, especially not in winter. The menthol makes me doubt it is the best choice for those with sensitivities or Angular Cheilitis, as it can lead to irritation, but if you do get along with it, it is great to soothe and soften the lips over night.

 

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