H is for Love is a natural beauty brand that prides itself in sharing nature’s most wonderful gifts in the form of pure, organic, handcrafted, wild-sourced skincare. The beautiful and sweet woman behind the brand is Bee Ham and she has curated such a simplistic yet luxurious line of natural skincare products, each one with so much thought and love behind it. I’ve been longing for her Lip Conditioner No. 1 after seeing a few beautiful pictures of it on her Instagram and finally purchased it recently.
“Lip Conditioner No. 1 is a multi-purpose balm. Formulated to draw and hold moisture, its benefits can be felt long after application. Macadamia nut oil is easily absorbed and nourishes lips from the inside, while deeply moisturizing butters and pomegranate seed oil protect and heal. Subtly flavored with citrus and mint, and a hint of one of our favorite essential oils, palmarosa. You will love this lip conditioner, we know it.”
Castor oil*, Cocoa butter*, Shea butter*, Macadamia nut oil*, Pomegranate seed oil*, Beeswax, Mixed tocopherols (Non-GMO Vitamin E), Essential oils of: Bergamot FCF*^, Palmarosa*, Peppermint*
*Certified Organic Ingredient
[^Although bergamot expressed essential oil is notorious for phytotoxicity, we use a “furocoumarin free” bergamot. In this way, we are able to utilize the benefits of this wonderful oil without having to avoid sun exposure.]
The texture and consistency of this lip conditioner is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. It’s balm-y with a bit of a whipped (maybe slightly buttery) texture when you mix it with your finger. It smells incredible and fresh – it has that sharpness of citrus zest and the refreshing quality of peppermint. With just a few swipes of this lip conditioner my lips instantly feel so moisturized, soft, and cushioned. After the application has worn off I find it leaves a smooth shiny conditioned layer behind ensuring the moisture stays within the lips. Something that I really appreciate about this lip product is that it comes in a miron glass pot – it keeps the integrity of the product and it truly lends to the luxurious experience.
I received two sweet little samples with my order – the Bara Balm and Pollen Illuminating Mist. The Bara Balm is a moisturizing balm treatment meant to soften, soothe, and protect the skin. It looks so gorgeous, like luscious gold in a little pot. Just like the description says, it smells so sweet and uplifting! When I first received these products I had been terribly sick, and I would constantly open up this balm just to smell it and feel comforted by its sweetness. To stretch out my itty bitty sample I’ve been using it as an under eye treatment at night which it is superb for, and I’ve also been using it to treat the skin around my nostrils which are dry and flaking due to seasonal allergies. The Pollen Illuminating Mist is a facial toner meant for re-balancing the skin’s pH after cleansing. It contains rose hydrosol for evening skin tone, witch hazel for its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, and aloe and vegetable glycerin for soothing and moisturizing the skin. The smell of this toner is so unique and has a bit of a natural medicinal smell (that’s how my nose detects it, anyway) with the underlying smell of the witch hazel. Pollen has me re-introducing toner into my skincare routine which is something I have avoided for a long time because of being unimpressed with other toners and believing they were unnecessary.
‘Obsessed’ feels like an understatement to describe how I feel about all of these products by H is for Love. Every single experience I’m having with these products is so true to Bee’s descriptions, how often does any product live up to its claim? I feel like I completely understand the meaning behind the brand name and I’ve had such an impressive experience so far. For now, I plan to pick up more samples in the future [find out how to order them here] and will be saving up for that sweet, sweet Bara Balm.
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