Nivea Lip Balm Review : ingredients and shades

Nivea Lip Balm sounds like a product that needs formal introduction in the beauty industry. Of course, there are lip balms of all sorts in beauty shops and drugstores but Nivea Lip balm? That sounds like some chic future product ready to whisk away our lips into bliss and eternal glory.

This blog post is going to be about all of the Nivea lip balm products that we have. I am going to do a thorough review of the lip balms, their ingredients, clear pictures and every single thing you need to know about these Nivea Lip Balms.

First though, this is going to be an article you will have to refer to on lip care, lip balms, moisturizing your lips and getting softer and pink lips. I say this because before I go into the review of each of the Nivea lip balm products, I am going to try and answer almost all of the frequently asked questions as regards lip care.

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I also want you to know that even though this article is a properly researched article, it should never replace or negate any skin or professional dermatologist’s advice. It is just an informative article that is capable of informing your skin care and purchase decsion. Having said this, I guess we can dive right into answering frequently asked questions as regards lip care.

Why do you ever need a lip balm?

Unlike all the other parts of our body, the lips are exposed to so many things other parts of the body are protected from. Talk about saliva, dirt, dusty wind, sun, cold, harmattan, food residiue, saliva from our lovers and even fake lipstick and lip stains. The lips are just as vulnerable to as many things as we can even think of. It’s however unfortunate that these same lips are the body organs without protection e.g sebacious glands.

As a result of this, the lips tend to battle with a lot of things. Our lips become rough, dark, chapped, cracked and all of the ugliness that can’t be expressed. Have you ever had to particularly look at a baby’s lips? They are so pink, smooth and just totally kissable.

This is because they have not spent long enough time to begin to build debris on their lips. They also are able to have natural lip exfoliation quicker as their skins regenerate more quickly than adults.

So, what do lip balms do? How do they work to help give the desirable lips we long for? How do they counteract all of the things our lips are exposed to? Lip balms provide the lips with moisture. Moisturizing the lips helps to keep them supple. Lip balms also serve as a layer between the lips and external contaminants like dusty wind and harsh or extreme weather.

Lip balms also help to cause gentle exfoliation. With already damaged and ugly looking lips, a good lip care like Nivea range of lip balms will help them become supple and healthy, especially the corners of the mouth with intense moisturization.

Is Lip Balm for guys?

Question is, do guys have lips? If guys have lips then they also have to consider using lip balms. You will agree with me that a lot of men are working around with totally unacceptable lips. Dark lips are a total turn off. It’s worse if they are chapped and cracked. It’s more difficult for a guy to conceal his ugly lips because they do not have the luxury of covering up their lips with colours and pigments like women do.

A conern however for guys is how their lips are going to come off as if they apply lip balms. They wonder if they are also going to appear looking glossy and feminine. I mean no one wants to be questioned about their straightness all because of a lip care routine.

There are a number of lip balms for guys in stores, online and offline. In fact, all you have to do as a guy is to go online to search for a good lip balm specifically made for men. What you have to do as a guy is to look out for three important lip balm components as these are your needs for a good lip care routine.

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Sunscreen, preservatives and fragrances are all you need. The purpose of using a lip balm is to protect it and help it regenerate and heal from all of the lip damage that has already been impacted. With a good SPF number, the lips should be adequately protected from the harsh ultraviolet rays.

If you are allergic to fragrances, you should watch out for that also in lip balms. Lip balm fragrances are also capable of triggering allergic reactions on the lips. You don’t want swollen, itchy or wounded lips on account of lip balms, trust me.

How can you make your lips pink

It’s definitely the dream of every self conscious person to have supple, soft and pink lips. There are honestly times when you want to go out with your bare lips without having to worry about adding some colour to cover up for the lip lapses. So, how do you get pink lips? I will outline a few ways you can achieve pink lips.

1. Exfoliate

Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells sitting on the lips. With exfoliation, you can peel away dead lip skin that is preventing fresh new skin from forcing their way through and giving their shine. There are a number of ways to exfoliate your lips for pink lips.

You can use your toothbrush to exfoliate your lips for pinker lips. All you have to do is moisturize or dampen your brush with water. In circular motions, rub the toothbrush on your lips. To see quicker and more pronounced results, it is best to do this as consistently as you can. I will also advise that you do not use the regular toothbrush you use to brush your teeth.

You can also prepare homemade lip exfoliants. There are a number of tutorials on the internet on how to make homemade lip scrubs. You have to combine some natural products with sugar especially as it helps to create a course texture that cause effective lip scrubbing.

2. Deeply clean off lipstick

Remember that earlier in this article, I mentioned that a lot of things cause the darkening of the lips. Lipstick that isn’t properly cleaned sits on the lips overnight and stunts the natural exfoliation process that should happen while asleep.

You will be shocked how much of lipstick hides in the cracks and corners of our lips. It is advised that we use good baby wipes to clean off every lipstick residue. This will help to begin to reveal pink lips.

3. Moisturize

Moisturizing the lips helps to make your lips softer and supple. This can help give your lips a pink illusion. You can moisturize your lips with a good lip balm like Nivea lip balm. You can also use your normal facial cream for moisturizing your lips as long as they are of a deeply moiturizing formula. Moisturize especially after cleaning or exfoliating.

4. Stay hydrated

I know that this sounds like the health cliche kind of talk but I want to assure you of how much of benefits are there in drinking lots of water. In fact, some people claim that the level of the dryness of your lips is an indication of how much of hydrated you are.

5. Wear lip balm

So, we have been able to establish the usefulness of lip balms. We know that a good lip balm with SPF will help to protect the lips from further damage. This will help you maintain your pink lips and prevent the occurence of dark lips.

Can I get lip sunburn?

The lips are as susceptible to sunburn as other parts of the body because they do not even have as much melanin as other parts of the body. It is good to therefore go for lip balms with SPF 15 and above. A lip balm with SPF as high as 30 is better for extreme weather conditions like hot and beach days out.

Nivea Lip Balm Shades

Thankfully with the full and wide range of all of Nivea lip balms, you have protection of all sorts, fragrances, colours and textures. Nivea Lip Balms are known to be gentle and soothing to the lips. The protection that Nivea Lip balm offers is a lot of advantages it has over other drugstore or popular lip balms we have in stores, super marts and markets.

Below are all the different products of Nivea Lip Balms and their reviews.

Nivea Original Care Lip Balm

Nivea Original Care Lip Balm

Nivea Original Care Lip Balm Picture

About 

This product has a subtle and sweet shea butter smell. Nivea original care lip balm formula prominently has shea  butter and panthenol. It lasts most of the day as it keeps your lips soft.

Ingredients

Cera Microcristallina, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Myristyl Myristate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, C20-40 Alkyl Stearate, Panthenol, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Cera Alba, Aqua, Glycerin, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Parfum

Nivea Hydro Care Lip Balm

Nivea Hydro Care Lip Balm

Nivea Hydro Care Lip Balm Picture

About 

Just as the name implies, Nivea Hydro Care Lip Balm a shade of Nivea Lip Balm that is deeply moisturizing. With a thorough blend of water and aloe-vera, you can bank on it to help rejuvenate your dead skin cells and bring your lips to become more supple and soft.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Cera Microcristallina, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Cetyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Myristyl Myristate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Aqua, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Octocrylene, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Aroma, Cera Alba, C20-40 Alkyl Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Glyceryl Glucoside, BHT, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Linalool

Nivea Watermelon Shine Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Watermelon Shine Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Watermelon Shine Caring Lip Balm

About

Nivea Watermelon Shine Caring Lip Balm is moisturizing. It comes with the water melon aroma.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Candelilla Cera, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cera Microcristallina, Isopropyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Aqua, Citrullus Lanatus Fruit Extract, Mica, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Aroma, CI 15850, CI 77891, CI 77492

Nivea Strawberry Shine Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Strawberry Shine Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Strawberry Shine Caring Lip Balm picture

About

Nivea Strawberry Shine Caring Lip Balm is a shade of Nivea Lip Balm that leaves a strawberry like colour on your lips. It also has a pleasant stawberry aroma.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Candelilla Cera, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cera Microcristallina, Isopropyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Aqua, Fragaria Ananassa Fruit Juice, Mica, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Aroma, CI 15985, CI 77891, CI 15850

Nivea Soft Rose Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Soft Rose Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Soft Rose Caring Lip Balm picture

About 

Nivea Soft Rose Caring Lip Balm is of a very soft shade of pink colour. It has rose extract and leaves your lips feeling really pampered and smooth with a natural pink colour

Ingredients

Cera Microcristallina, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Myristyl Myristate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Mica, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cocoglycerides, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C20-40 Alkyl Stearate, Glycerin, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Rosa Gallica Flower Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Glyceryl Glucoside, Aqua, Cera Alba, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum, CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 15850

Nivea Peach Shine Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Peach Shine Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Peach Shine Caring Lip Balm picture

About 

Nivea Peach Shine Caring Lip Balm has a peach shine. If you love a peachy aroma, then this Nivea lip balm is for you.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Polyisobutene, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Candelilla Cera, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cera Microcristallina, Isopropyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Aqua, Prunus Persica Juice, Mica, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Aroma, CI 15985, CI 15850, CI 77891

Nivea Care and Colour Rose Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Care and Colour Rose Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Care and Colour Rose Caring Lip Balm picture

About 

Nivea Care and Colour Rose Caring Lip Balm is a shade of Nivea Lip Balm that has two layers for good lip care. There is an inner core formula with panthenol and an outer colour coat that leaves a subtle, pastel like pink colour on the lips.

Nivea Care and Colour Red Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Care and Colour Red Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Care and Colour Red Caring Lip Balm picture

About

Nivea Care and Colour Red Caring Lip Balm is a shade of Nivea Lip Balm that is particularly red in colour. You can have the double privilege of a red coloured lip balm to serve as a red liptick. The red colour on this Nivea lip balm is however subtle.

Nivea Care and Colour Nude Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Care and Colour Nude Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Care and Colour Nude Caring Lip Balm picture

About

Nivea Care and Colour Nude Caring Lip Balm has a wonderfully soft nude colour. With Nivea Care and Colour Nude Caring Lip Balm, you can replace the nude lipsticks you have always wanted to add to your collection.

Nivea Cherry Shine Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Cherry Shine Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Cherry Shine Caring Lip Balm picture

About

Nivea Cherry Shine Caring Lip Balm leaves a subtle touch of colour on your lips. It is long lasting with a Cherry aroma.

Ingredients

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Candelilla Cera, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cera Microcristallina, Isopropyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Aqua, Prunus Cerasus Juice, Mica, Silica, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Limonene, Eugenol, Aroma, CI 15850, CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77499

Nivea Pearly Shine Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Pearly Shine Caring Lip Balm

Nivea Pearly Shine Caring Lip Balm picture

About

Nivea Pearly Shine Caring Lip Balm has the pearl and silk extract. It almost performs the work of nude lipsticks in that it projects and accentuates your natural lips.

Ingredients

Polyisobutene, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Candelilla Cera, Octyldodecanol, Cera Microcristallina, Isopropyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, Mica, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Aqua, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Hydrolyzed Silk, Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone, BHT, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum, CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 15850

Nivea Lip Balm Price

It ranges from $10-$15. You can buy Nivea lip balms on stores like AMAZON

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