Saturday, August 25, 2018

Dagoba: Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

Something a little bit different today. It's a chocolate product but not an edible chocolate product. It's a chocolate beauty product, the Dagoba Chocolate Mint Lip Balm.

The thing is, even though it says Dagoba right in the center there, Dagoba makes chocolate not beauty products, so this lip balm is made by Eco Lips. The chocolate elements in the ingredients are cocoa butter, chocolate flavor, and cocoa powder. The cocoa butter of course makes a nice companion to the beeswax in a lip product. But the rest of it? A little weird--but perhaps there isn't any other way to make it.

I don't know exactly what ingredient(s) "chocolate flavor" means, but the chocolate flavor that you taste when you use this lip balm is more of the contrived type of chocolate flavor than the flavor of biting into a piece of chocolate. That doesn't really make it worth it to me, though it might for you. My guess would be that the cocoa powder is there just to give the balm the brown color that will make our minds think of chocolate more than if this were simply a white balm.

Honestly, though, the mint is probably stronger than the chocolate. You can almost forget that the chocolate is there but the mint will be present. Mint is kind of the go-to for lip products, isn't it?

Now back to that brown color for a moment. Might you be wondering if it will tint your lips? Possibly, depending on your own natural coloring. The first time I put it on, I thought I could discern just a slight earthy tone as opposed to zero difference if I use a completely untinted lip balm (not that this one is meant to be tinted). So I suppose if you are very fair-skinned, you might get a little bit of darker color from this one. I don't expect that even then it would be too noticeable, though.

It's a good lip balm, as far as lip balms go. I'm definitely for going more natural in beauty products: your skin absorbs things. And something you put on your lips? Well, that should definitely be something you would be willing to eat. So if you just need a lip balm, go for it. But if you're looking for a good angle on chocolate, well, I'd say that this isn't the most exciting option.

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