Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Neutrogena Lipcare SPF 20

Girls, I proudly present to you the dermatologist-tested Norwegian Formula Neutrogena Lipcare SPF 20 :) I must be a nerd talking about SPF in this peak winter! If you know me, I have always been and will remain a die-hard fan of lippies, especially lip balm and lip treatment! I tried Carmex, Vaseline Rosy Lips, Sally Hansen 18 hour treatment, Blistex!!! My list goes on and on! Still, I am hunting down the lip treatments that work the best!

Claims: An intensive lip balm that prevents moisture loss and guards against chapping. Immediate and lasting relief for dry, chapped lips. This moisture-rich formula soothes and improves the appearance and softness of your lips, whilst providing long lasting protection from all weather (SPF 20). Apply often for immediate relief and protection.

Norwegian Formula Neutrogena (NFN) was discovered at sea when, despite the harsh weather conditions, Norwegian fishermen reported soft supple hands. When Neutrogena investigated, they discovered the oils in the fish had intensively moisturising properties. A synthetic version of the fish oil was created (?) and to this day remains an integral ingredient in the NFN range.

NFN is designed to protect and help repair dry skin even on hard-working areas such as elbows, knees and heels. The glycerin-enriched products soothe dry and chapped skin providing comfort and restoring moisture levels. Seems every 4 seconds, someone buys a Norwegian Formula Neutrogena hand cream in the UK.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis Oil, Paraffin, Cera Alba, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Cetyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Cetyl Alcohol, Cera Microcristallina, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Titanium Dioxide, Bisabolol, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Laurate, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Candelilla Cera, Sodium Sulfate, BHT, BHA, Citric Acid, Parfum.

Net weight: 4.8 g

Life Expectancy: 12 months.

Girls, I got the faulty one! My bad! The stick doesnt come out, so I am using my nails to dig the product! I know that sounds gross, but I was desperate! Any ideas how to get that out? The packaging is typical and the product is clear! I know clear balm is no-fun, but there are times when you might need ONLY clear lipbalm! It glides smooth! I dug the product with my nails, applied on my lips! Guess what! It looks cakey in the packaging, but melted like butter on lips! YAY!!! Have you ever tried traditional butter/ghee on lips? That is how Neutrogena lippy is exactly!

It has a fragrance for sure, vanilla? ice cream? something sweet! The sweetest-smelling lip balm ever! No traces of mint or camphor, which I really detest! NFN was neither waxy nor heavy on the lips! For me, the smallest amount was more than enough! Staying power is really good! I didnt have to reapply for 3 - 4 hours; including food and drinks! Do you want more? I had badly chapped lips this weekend; exposure to smog! NFN worked wonders for my chapped lips! Lips look healthy as well! Instant gratification, I can say! How long do you want to judge a lippy?

Price: Normally retails for 2.53 pounds, but got for less than 50 pence in sale :)


Ricinus Communis Oil - Castor oil

Paraffin - Wax

Cera Alba - White wax; prepared by exposing ribbons of yellow wax to air, sunshine and moisture for more than 1 or 2 weeks. Yellow wax is procured directly from the comb.

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate - Used in the formulation of a wide variety of product types including sunscreens and makeup products that contain ingredients to protect the skin from the sun.

Isodecyl Neopentanoate - Emollient. Has a high spreadability and leaves a soft feeling on skin and hair. It is often used in shampoos and soaps; can be used as a solvent and emulsifier. 100% approved by the Cosmetic Working Group. You can find the same ingredient in Murads Oil Free SPF 15 Sunblock with sheer tint.

Cetyl Palmitate - The green component of plants used as a natural colorant in deodorants, creams and toothpaste.

Isopropyl myristate -  Used in cosmetic and topical medicinal preparations where good absorption through the skin is desired. It is also used as a pesticide-free treatment against head lice which works by dissolving the wax that covers the exoskeleton of head lice, killing them by dehydration.

Cetearyl Alcohol - Made from cetyl and stearyl alcohol, which together form an occlusive film to keep skin moisture from evaporating. They give hair and skin a velvety feeling. Also an emollient giving viscocity giving to a finished product.

Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane - Used in the formulation of sun protection products as well as bath, skin, cleansing, hair, nail and fragrance products. In the States, when this ingredient is used in sun protection products, it will be listed on the label as Avobenzone.

Cera microcristallina - Petrolatum

VP/Eicosene Copolymer - Film former used in the following product types: sunscreen spf 15 and above, mascara, facial moisturizer/treatment, anti-aging, lip gloss, other products with spf, brow liner, baby sunscreen, moisturizer and sunscreen below spf 15.

Isohexadecane - Used as a detergent cleansing agent, emulsifier and thickening agent in cosmetics.

Titanium Dioxide - Naturally occuring white pigment being broad spectrum sunscreen, soothing, softening and healing. In addition, it is a powerful anti-bacterial. It can successfully reflect UVA, UVB and UVC rays. The presence of this ingredient helps prevent skin cancer and premature aging of the skin.

Bisabolol - Anti-irritant ingredient derived from chamomile that is often found in products made for people with sensitive skin.

Propylene Glycol - Petroleum derivative that act as solvent, surfactant and wetting agent. It can easily penetrate the skin and weaken protein and cellular structure. PG is present in many stick deodorants.

Isopropyl palmitate - Act as lubricants on the skin surface, which gives the skin soft and smooth appearance. This is added to compounded dry powder of solids to provide adhesive qualities during and after compression to make tablets or cakes.

Isopropyl laurate - Binding agent, emollient and skin conditioning.

Sodium cetearyl sulfate - Used in the formulation of moisturizers, skin cleansers and other skin care products.

Candelilla Wax - Euphorbia cerifera (Candelilla) wax is obtained from the plant Euphorbia cerifera, a plant in North Central Mexico. Beeswax and the plant waxes are used in the formulation a wide range of products including baby products, bath products, lipstick, makeup, fragrances, coloring & noncoloring hair products, nail and skin care products, personal cleanliness products, shaving products as well as suncreen and sun tan products.

Sodium Sulfate - Used in the formulation of cleansers, bath soaps, detergents and skincare preparations.

P.S: The information on ingredients are taken from random sites on the internet. If you claim the rights, please let me know! Too many to list :)



  1. Very good review.. so damn informative! loved it.. You make me wanna go get this thing myself :D

  2. wow !! it sounds 90% meh .. buh I prefer tinted balms .. lets c if I can get my hands on it :)

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  4. use toothpick to take it out. :)

    Neutrogena is coming up well. I must try some of their products now. Thanks. :)