L’Occitane 100% Shea butter lip balm review

Hey guys, 

I picked this up along with their Arléstenne perfume (I swear I’m slightly allergic to it or something, it’s really potent but it departs such a muted floral scent- also did I mention that they have braille on the packaging?! That’s so considerate.)

RRP: $13 AUD / 10ml

Shelf life: 12 months


In terms of pricing, it may seem slightly costlier than the standard lipbalm but there’s quite a lot of product in the tub – the product covers more than half of the container.


Overall comments

It’s currently Summer I’ve been using this balm for a few days and as it is more of a dense butter than a lipbalm enriched in a multitude of oils, I don’t find it moisturising at all – I’m still on the hunt for a holy grail lip balm that can compare to my Bathetobasics one.

 In terms of ethics and sustainability, it is organic certified & fair trade approved. In regards to whether L’Occitane is fully cruelty free, it is not as they sell their products in China where animal testing is allowed if required. [Source].

L’Occitane, at selected stores offers terracycling which involves customers returning their empty containers – there’s 15 outlets in Australia that support this. [Source]

Hence, I am conflicted as to whether to purchase from L’Occitane from the future as they are not entirely cruelty free however they offer an innovative recycling program. I definitely will not be repurchasing the pot lip balm as I found that it wasn’t effective for my lips.

Thanks for reading – any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated! 




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