Today I will be reviewing a 100% natural lip balm from the brand Omved. The market is loaded with hundreds of lip balms. Most of them contain synthetic fragrances and colors and other chemicals which are harmful to the lips. Our lips are very delicate and we need to take proper care of them. Don’t you all long for naturally rosy, nourished and soft lips which your significant other would love to kiss 😛 ? Well, the first step towards that is dumping the chemical-laden lip balms and shifting to natural ones. I will write a separate post on lip care later. Let’s move on to the review of Omved Cinnamon Lip Balm.
About the brand:
May all be at peace, may all be healthy. May all enjoy good fortune, may none suffer misery and sorrow.
In a world of instant communication and non-stop technological change, of global over demand and global under supply and where time and mental energy are scarce resources, Omved is a world apart. A world of ancient millennia, Vedic traditions and Santana Dharma (eternal truths), Omved is a world of pure natural living.
A world of beautiful products, exhaustively researched and ergonomically designed for your well-being and lasting satisfaction. A world where each and every item made from master artisans and craftsmen, cottage industries and village units, is non-toxic, 100% natural, handcrafted, fair trade, made in India and biodegradable.
OM (the absolute) and VED (knowledge); is to live in complete consciousness, total awareness. Omved is a lifestyle brand, promoting wellness through balanced living. All that Omved offers is authentic and ethical – embracing design and sustainability, beautifully finished and reviving ancient Vedic traditions (the oldest living philosophy in the world). They are safe for you and safe for the earth.
OMVED is based on the simple but powerful conviction of pure natural living. In fact these three wordsmake the very essence of our foundation and are at the core of everything we do. OMVED celebrates every person’s individual beauty and is focused on creating products that –
help find your PURE self,
develop your NATURAL potential and
equip you to LIVE life to its fullest.
We wish for you to discover the benefits of living a traditionally healthy and conscious lifestyle, develop an appreciation for things that are truly valuable – healthy eating, nature, sustainability, tradition and balanced living. Our intention has always been to create pure natural living formulas that go beyond what’s inside the bottle and transcend into rituals of healing and self-care.
The ancient Vedic tradition, (the oldest living philosophy on earth) defines health as – not just the absence of disease but an active state of wellness – a constant feeling of being well, a state of pure Ananda/bliss. To be well is to be in balance; and balance can only be achieved by living according to the laws of nature.
Omved’s passion for wellness, the holistic wisdom of Vedic living and the restorative power of our living aids, makes it possible and practical for you to –
Be Balanced, Be Natural, Be You.
Say goodbye to chapped and dry lips forever! This extra nourishing and hydrating cinnamon lip balm helps to protect and hydrate lips naturally. This healing balm is loaded with 5 pure oils that are rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips.
Kokum Butter, one of nature’s richest emollients, soothes and moisturises dry lips and seals in hydration.
Shea Butter lends extra moisturising and nourishing feast to the lips
Macadamia, Sunflower and Sweet Almond form a nourishing and hydrating base while protecting from the sun.
Cinnamon oil energises.
This slightly aromatic lip balm coats a very thin layer on the lips in comparison to the commercial vaseline based alternatives and provides quick relief to severely dry lips leaving them feeling smooth and healthy for hours.
100% natural with no synthetic agents, parabens, sulfates, silicones, petrochemicals, glycols, phthalates, synthetic colours or perfumes. 100% pure therapeutic essential oils have been, blended in cold-pressed plant oils.
Contains only herbal actives – pure botanical extracts in a natural skin and Earth-friendly base.
Butters of Kokum (Garcinia indica) and Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) with oils of Sweet Almond (Prunus amygdalus), Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia) and Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) therapeutic-grade pure essential oil of Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) blended in a pure skin and Earth-friendly natural base with Ascorbyl Palmitate (Anti-oxidant).
100% biodegradable formula and easily recyclable packaging.
Price: Rs.390 for 8gms.
The lip balm comes in metal flat tin packaging. I like that the packaging is eco-friendly and recyclable unlike plastic ones. I appreciate that Omved not only focuses on the products, but they are also conscious about the environment and make recyclable packaging.
The lip balm looks faint yellowish with balm like consistency. The fragrance is warm and that of cinnamons. I love warm scents and so I love this. The fragrance is not over-powering though and fades off after a little while.
Now, I need to talk about the consistency in detail. I live in Bangalore and its pretty cold here right now. So the balm-like consistency hardens up and crumbles into pieces when I take it out. I don’t have an issue with this as most lip balms in Bangalore perform this way. I feel the tiny pieces act like a lip scrub, so serves as dual purpose product. Benefits of Bangalore climate! 😛 But when I bring this lip balm to Chennai, the consistency is smooth and perfect.
Though it looks balmy, when I take it on my hands, it become colorless and the consistency turns into an oil. I apply a thin layer on the lips. It feels very light-weight unlike the Vaseline and Nivea lip balms. But it nourishes the lips very well due to the presence of various butters and oils. I had dry and chapped lips when I started using this. It doesn’t give immediate results. I had to use it for a week 3 times a day for my lips to get back the nourishment. So being a natural product, it doesn’t give immediate result and takes time. After that, my lips looked well moisturized and healthy. However, if you have extremely chapped lips and want to quickly take care of it, I would suggest you to use lip butters. Lip butters contain higher concentration of butters which will cure chapped lips quickly. Its like using body butters vs body lotions. I wish Omved also comes up with a lip butter.
The lip balm doesn’t add any unnecessary sheen to the lips. Rather its keeps lips moisturized and healthy. The staying power of the lip balm is pretty good. Since its oil based, it survives water, drinks and light snacks. But you will need to reapply after meals. It lasts for good 3-4 hours even on very dry lips. If you have normal lips it can last even longer for 6-7 hours.
One more good thing about this lip balm is that it contains cinnamon oil. Not only it gives warm spicy scent which I love to the core, but also cinnamon oil helps in plumping lips. I have observed that with regular usage of this lip balm, my lips are not only nourished but also slightly plumper. And kissable!
Does it satisfy its claims?
Yes, but it takes time to satisfy its claims. You need to be patient if you have very dry, chapped lips.
What I like:
* Warm scent of cinnamon.
* Thin and light-weight consistency.
* Moisturizes, nourishes and softens lips.
* Doesn’t add any unnecessary sheen.
* Survives drinks and light snacks.
* Lasts for 3-4 hours on dry lips. Even longer on normal lips.
* The cinnamon oil plumps up lips a little.
* 100% natural ingredients.
* Free of parabens, silicones, petrochemicals, synthetic colors or perfumes.
* Recyclable, eco-friendly packaging.
Suggestions for improvements:
* Omved can come up with a lip butter which is more nourishing and can treat dry, chapped lips quickly.
* Reduce price a little.
Would I recommend?
Yes, definitely. If you don’t like cinnamon flavor, you can try out their mint lip balm.
Would I repurchase?
Yes, after my current stock of lip balms get over.
Value for money?
I feel its expensive. Rs.390 for 8gms is expensive. I would pay Rs.250 for it. What do you girls think? Share your opinions in the comments.
IBeautySpy Rating: 4.7/5 (Deducted points only for the price)
Overall, I loved using this warm cinnamon lip balm from Omved. I like the slight plumping effect it gives on my lips. And also the fact that its 100% natural.
Have you tried Omved Cinnamon Lip Balm? Do share your experiences with it.
P.S Product sent by the brand for consideration. But my opinions and reviews are honest as always.