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60 Second Beauty: Yes To Naturally Smooth Lip Balm Collection

New Yes To Naturally Smooth Lip Balm Collection review

I’m not a loyalist when it comes to lip balms, but with my chronically chapped lips, I’ve tried out my fair share. You could find pretty much an entire drugstore selection in my handbags, everything from the stand-by Chapstick, a tin of rosy Vaseline, fresh Sugar Lips, and even a desperate “Did I seriously just pay $15 for a chapstick?” from Caudalie. I’ve never found a cure-all for my parched lips, though, so I was really excited to check out these new all-natural offerings from Yes to! Because I have my mother to thank for this genetic gift, I enlisted her help as well. Here's how it went...
WHAT THEY SAY: Say YES to awesome new lip balms that provide long lasting nourishment, softness and they fit just about anywhere! These NEW must-have Yes to Naturally Smooth Lip Balms ($2.99) are great for on-the-go use and will be a staple item in every girl’s [or boy’s] beauty bag. The Yes to Naturally Smooth Lip Balm Collection is available in 3 sweet flavors: Yes to Naturally Smooth Grapefruit Lip Balm, Yes to Naturally Smooth Blueberries Lip Balm and Yes to Naturally Smooth Pomegranate Lip Balm SPF 15. These sleek and modern lip balms slip smoothly into the pocket of your favorite jeans, won’t roll off your night stand [or desk] and the oval shape matches your lips for a perfect natural delight.

Yes to Naturally Smooth Lip Balms are all 99% natural petroleum, SLS, and Paraben-free, naturally!

Ingredient Benefits:

Shea Butter: Nourishes with Vitamin A and E and protects skin from dehydration, restores suppleness and improves appearance of dry skin.

Aloe Vera: Rich in minerals, proteins and more, this highly effective, natural gentle moisturizer refreshes and soothes skin.

Cocoa Seed Butter: Contains emollients that help retain moisture within lips, making them softer and more supple.

Yes To lip balms review

Yes To lip balms review

WHAT WE THOUGHT: My mom and I tried all three flavors of Yes to Naturally Smooth Lip Balm. She first grabbed the Blueberry, while I went for Pomegranate. The Blueberry was a sort of murky cream color—kind of like Vaseline—while the Pomegranate was opaque white. Both had strong, distinct scents (the blueberry was strongest). The Grapefruit flavor looked just like the Blueberry, but I couldn’t seem to smell anything.

Yes To lip balms review

My mom absolutely LOVED Yes to Naturally Smooth Lip Balm in Blueberry and said it was super soft, creamy, and instantly brought relief to her dry lips. Meanwhile, I found the Pomegranate—the only flavour with an SPF of 15—slightly grainy, certainly not buttery like my mom said hers was. When I tried the Grapefruit, though, I definitely got the same feeling—soft and nourishing! I would assume the Pomegranate’s slight grittiness could be attributed to the SPF, which is a great benefit, but didn’t give us the relief of the others.

None of the flavors had any taste, which I appreciated. The wear time was pretty average for lip balms, I think—we both reapplied every hour or so.

Yes To lip balms review

Yes To lip balms review

Another thing to take note of is the unique oval-shape of the Yes to Naturally Smooth Lip Balms—and both my mom and I loved it! Turned on its side, the oval glides easily along the contours of your lips—even into the corners where I tend to get most chapped! Also nice about the oval is that it won’t roll off your desk or table to join the millions of other lost chapsticks and pens and socks lurking around. I think this was a really clever design move by Yes to, and really effective!

OVERALL: The Yes to Naturally Smooth Lip Balms are a great choice for any all-natural beauty fiend or lip balm-lover. The Blueberry flavor has become a fixture in my mother’s pockets, but I’m still less committed, and I’d probably grab my rosy Vaseline or fresh Sugar Lips before reaching for Yes to Naturally Smooth Lip balms, even though they were quite nice. These are great all-natural wonders for a quick fix, and the oval shape makes it a little harder to lose them—can't go wrong!

Yes to Naturally Smooth Lip Balms are available for $2.99 each at Target, and

Disclosure: We received the lip balms reviewed in this post free of charge; the decision to write this review and the opinions expressed are 100% our own.
An oval lip balm... such a simple idea to solve such an annoying problem!
#1 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2013-12-24 18:55 (Reply)
My derm has suggested Dr. Dan's Cortibalm for severe chapped lips. I used to put it on at night before bed. Link:
#2 Jen Cam on 2013-12-27 17:36 (Reply)
Good old vaseline, takes some beating, although I like the pretty lip balms that have a nice smell.
#3 Becks (Homepage) on 2013-12-28 15:57 (Reply)
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