Keeping my lips soft and smooth can be a real battle. I feel like it is for a lot of people. I find scrubs and balms help, but somehow never fully corrects the problem. That is until I found the Kari Gran Lip Whip! This seems to be a relatively new addition to Sephora and I am so glad because I am not sure I would have found it otherwise. With regular use, the Lip Whip, along with the Paula’s Choice Scrub, has pretty much completely healed my lips! I’ve talked about a fair number of lip balms and treatments on the blog before, but I think I have finally found the one!!!

Given that this miraculous wonder balm works so well, it almost certainly is filled with some strange potentially horrible for you ingredients, right? Nope! J It is literally just natural oils, waxes and flavor most of which are organic. It’s truly amazing! Having said that, you might be able to make something similar in your kitchen with a little bit of know-how, but I am totally willing to pay for this because it is so spectacular!



     Ingredients for the Tinted Lip Whip: Organic Castor Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Camellia Seed Oil, Organic Olive, Sunflower and Calendula Oil, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Carmine, Tocopherol (non-GMO Vitamin E from Sunflower), Wildharvested Pimenta Berry Oil, Organic Cinnamon Bark Oil or Organic Peppermint Oil.

So, what makes it so glorious? Well, I’m not sure quite how to explain it. It is definitely a nighttime treatment type of balm because it is quite thick. It’s not going to work well under other lip products. Because of that I kind of wish the tint (I have the Tinted Peppermint version) were a bit stronger, but whatever. I sleep with it on my lips and that’s sufficient to keep them at their healthiest. It’s one of those textures that feels kind of pillow-y and cushioning upon application. It has a definite mask-like consistency to it. It’s a bit like the Bite Agave Lip Mask (see my review here), but without any lanolin and not quite as I guess greasy and almost slippery (I’d test them next to each other, but I can’t find the Bite Mask at the moment). The Kari Gran literally just feels like thick, nourishing goodness on your lips. You only need a pea-sized dab at most to cover your lips. It isa tad slippery and plush, if that makes sense, but not in an uncomfortable greasy manner. I feel like you can really feel the product soaking into your lips, not just sitting on top and protecting them. It does protect as well, but I really feel like it’s hydrating, plumping, softening and conditioning at the same time. After wearing it overnight, you definitely still feel it there in the morning. Interestingly, every time I press my lips together, it almost feels like moisture is released upon contact too. I seriously cannot say enough good things about the Lip Whip!

In addition to the amazingness of the Lip Whip, Kari Gran also sells other Natural, Organic, Wildharvested, non-GMO products that are always paraben and toxin-free. Everything is handmade and hand poured in Seattle, Washington as well!!! Love that. JThe Lip Whips are available in Untinted, Tinted, as well as the shades Radiant, Naughty, Nice and Marsala. Perhaps the more color-oriented shades have a bit more color to them, but I have yet to try any of them. The line also consists of skincare and mineral makeup. I believe Sephora is only carrying the Untinted and Tinted Lip Whips right now, but if they’re successful, I’m sure more will be added. The other products can be ordered from Kari Gran’s website. Check out the brand’s Philosophy here because it is absolutely amazing! I love this quote: “We believe that beauty is achieved by how you live your life, and the choices you make and that beauty comes from being kind to yourself and to your skin.” Words to live by!

The Tinted Lip Whip comes in a 0.25oz/7g pot that retails for $15 and can be found at Sephora and the Kari Gran site. Definitely check this out – your lips will thank you!!! J


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