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Archive for July 20th, 2010

Ever since the word “natural” becomes prevalent, more and more cosmetic manufacturers have developed  a sub-line of “natural” series to cater the demand. This is great phenomenon when people are getting more alert of what they putting on skin, which would encourage cosmetic companies to develope safer and  better product, particularly cosmetics are market-driven.



Kose launched their Nature & Co series in 2009. At the time of writing, the full range of Nature & Co included Pure white soap, cleansing milk, facial foam, lotion light, milky lotion, cream, mask, essence, day essence SPF30PA++, hand cream, lip balm and 2-way foundation. I bought this Three Butters Lip Balm in Hong Kong at the price of THB176/5.8g after the currency conversion. Mind you, the Nature & Co series is not 100% natural.



This Nature & Co Three Butters Lip Balm can be used for lips and body, wherever and whenever are necessary. The texture is smooth, very nourishing and can be easily picked up by finger. When applying it onto lips, it tastes like herbal mint (” !)( thankfully just for a minute). Well, the herbal scent has reminded me of Chinese Tiger Balm ointment, which used for insect bite, headache, stomachache…etc. So that is weird to have the feeling of putting “non-eatable ointment” on lips. Fortunately it turned to be tasteless after using it over a month. For unknown reason, there was once it caused uncomfortable pungent feeling on my newly exfoliated lips that the irritation consistently persisted until it had been washed off, as such I  would not say this is gentle, otherwise I would love to think this is a beautiful lip balm.



I called it beautiful because it moisturized the lips effectively. I love my lips more and more by using this and I truly love how it felt on lips.


Applying a thin layer is already sufficient to ease and prevent dryness, though it did not smooth up the dry lip lines.


Applying a thick layer before bedtime, the lips were smooth and lineless in next morning. The protective and moisturizing film has been dried out overnight, hence it flakes slightly when rubbing or wiping the film. This picture was taken before the morning cleansing routine.


Strictly speaking, I was not always having the “lineless” lips every morning by using this. When it did not, I would have to layer an extra moisture stuff prior to using this Nature & Co Three Butters Lip Balm, either eatable coconut oil or a shea butter balm in order to boost the moisture up. Sometimes the method worked, sometimes the method failed. Anyway, I do think this Three Butters Lip Balm is more capable on moisturizing than many natural lip balms I have tried. The lip’s condition went back to dryness-prone once I stopped using it. That means, I still have to rely on external stuff to moisture the lips in less humid weather.



After using it for nearly four months, this is pretty nice in general, if you are fine with the herbal scent. We have the basic range of Kose Nature & Co over here in selected Watson’s pharmacies.  

Rating: ….)))      Good. May buy again.



Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mineral oil, Dextrin palmitate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower oil), Olea Europaea (Olive oil), Theobroma Cacao (Cacao Butter), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phytosteryl Macadamiate (Macadamiaseed oil), Simethicone, Fragrance.


July 2010

My apology

Hi, many things have been keeping my mind and time occupied these days, thus I need more time to response to all comments. Please bear with me, thank you.

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Sensitive, combination skin type, visible blood vessels, freckles, easily dehydrated, dry and having fine line undereye, occasional breakout, visible aging pores.



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