Aritaum Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask Review:
On a lazy day, what is one make-up item that you will put on your face for a quick perk-me-up? It is likely lip colours. Ironically, the lips are the most neglected part of our face when it comes to skincare routine. We diligently remove traces of make-up on our face, but it is easy to overlook removing our lip colours. After all, when the colours fade from our lips at the end of the day, it is easy to forget.
And so I bear the consequences. I have lost count of how many lip balms I had bought in my attempts to recover my dry chapped lips. It was embarrassing whenever I talked to someone and felt them gazing at my lips, which I am sure it was not because the lips were full and lustrous but instead because they looked disastrous.
I was curious when I came across the Aritaum Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask as lip balm was the only lip product that I knew off besides lip colours then. Aritaum is by Amore Pacific, whose more popular brands include the better known Innisfree, Etude House, Laneige, Iope, Sulwhasoo etc. In comparison, Aritaum products are at the lower end of the price spectrum. But it is by no means an inferior brand to its more sophisticated cousins.
♥ An overnight lip mask with ginger and sugar that moisturises your dry chapped lips to create a smooth lip.
♥ After 24 hours, proportion of moisture on the lips increases to the 17.5 % and 22.8 % of dead cells on the lips disappeared.
Polybutene, Dextrin Palmitate/ethylhexanoate, Phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Diisostearyl Malate, Phytosteryl Isostearyl Dimer Dilinoeate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mineral Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Microcrystalline Wax, Glycerin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candellia) Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E), Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Triethylhexanoin, Beeswax, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Styrene/isopene Copolymer, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Butylene/ethylene/styrene Copolymer, Ethylene/propylene/styrene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Disteardimonium Hextorite, Sorbitan Isostearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dehyroacetic Acid, Bht, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Trehalose, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citus Auantium Bergania (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil
How to use:
Apply appropriate amount and spread it over the lips fully before going to bed.
Gently exfoliate the lips the next morning.
My Lips Type: Dry lips
Aritaum Ginger Sugar Overnight Lip Mask Review:
I have to say that the packaging actually looks boring. No cutesy design. No bright colours. The back of the jar was the most interesting part of this simple jar. I never quite paid any attention to it since I do not understand Korean language which fills up most part of the back label.
Until one day I was just fidgeting with it and saw the word ‘Open’. And ta-da, beneath the top layer, the ingredient list is revealed (but which is again in Korean).
The content looks like petroleum jelly. It is not hard. You can either use your finger or a spatula to get it out. When brand new, it is filled to nearly the brim. Please do not be mistaken by the photo, as I have been using this for quite some time.
I was curious about “ginger” being in the product name. It seem that ginger has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, that help to fight skin-damaging free radicals, as well as promote smoothness and evenness in skin tone.
But ginger is actually quite low down on the ingredient list, so beats me how much of the efficacy of this mask can be contributed to ginger. In any case, this is probably why the lip mask has only a very faint gingerly scent, which I can smell only when putting the jar right to my nose.
The texture takes some getting used to. It is thick and sticky (but no rough bits, if you are wondering about the “sugar”). You go to bed feeling there is something resting on your lips. But thankfully, it does not stain the pillow.
The thick film will still be on your lips the next day. What I do is to gently rub it off with water and sometimes when my lips are in extremely bad shape, there will be traces of dead skin coming off when I rub.
Oh my, how wondrously smooth and moist my lips are after that and they stay so for the rest of the day! In fact, I have done away with using lip balm since having started on this lip mask. On a related note, I do not use this as a lip balm during the day though, as the texture is too sticky and thick.
I love this lip mask! It is my saviour. No one will ever imagine the agony I used to have over dry unsightly lips. I used to slather on lip balm before sleep, hoping it will do good for my dry lips. The lip mask has since taken over the place.
And I think it is better than lip scrub, without the messiness and harshness. It is especially so when travelling to cold countries, when the lips tend to get more dry and chap.
It seem to take forever to finish it up. I have to admit I am actually using it past the recommended 12 months period. But thankfully, I have not turned vampire-lipped.
This will continue to be in my skincare stash and I will definitely repurchase. Its price is also a plus point over other brands of lip mask that I know of.
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