I admit Almay Age Essentials Lip Treatment made me laugh when I first read the packaging. It says and I quote, “reduces the look of lines on and around lips”. I had a mental image of myself smearing it on above my upper and lower lip line for some reason. How pretty!
Almay Age Essentials Lip Treatment is a $12.99 ($11.29 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond) new and permanent lip treatment with an SPF 30 that’s available in a single, clear shade which launched with the Almay Age Essentials Summer 2016 Collection.
I love the idea of SPF in my lip products lately as I realize I don’t take care of my lips nearly enough.
Almay Age Essentials Lip Treatment is a thicker, chubbier lip balm that holds 0.24 oz of product. It’s actually shockingly expensive at near $13 and likely one of Almay’s more expensive lip products. I think the most I’ve paid for Almay lipsticks or balms is in and around $7 bucks.
I actually hated the formula, the fragrance, everything. Honestly, a better idea would have been to slap some SPF in their awesome Smart Shade Lip Butter formula and call it a day!
This a marketed as a clear transparent lip treatment with an “anti-aging” core center. The balm is white and it surrounds a pale pink core which doesn’t apply any color to lips. One of the things I hated most about the product was the fact it left my lips with a sheer, white chalky film. I looked like rigor mortis had set in every time I used this. Have you ever brushed your teeth in a rush, didn’t fully rinse, and you kind of have a gross, white film on your lips from your toothpaste? That’s what this looks like on.
The second thing I hated about it was the flavor and fragrance. The fragrance disappears fast enough once applied but the flavor is gross and lingers. It’s kind of a vanilla perfume that isn’t pleasant at all and leaves a bitterness in my mouth. Mind you, I rarely complain about flavor in my lip products but this tasted awful.
The formula itself isn’t anything to rave about either. It’s a thick, balmy, slightly waxy consistency that clings to lips very badly and sinks into my natural lip lines. Basically it makes me look like I have super dry lips and I applied a ton of lip balm on top making it look worst.
Not good at all.
I really didn’t like this formula at all.
Too expensive, horrible flavor, and a formula that clings and looks deadly on my lips makes for a very unhappy purchase.
Sorry, Almay Age Essentials Lip Treatment, you’re a skip!