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Product summary

"ILIA - Wanderlust Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm" has a good moisturizing formula. This moisturizer uses a good combo of humectants and emollients. These both types of ingredients are essentials for improving the skin hydration and keeping the skin barrier healthy. Polyglycerin-3 and caprylyl glycol in this product (humectants) attract water molecules to the upper layer of the skin (the water comes from the outside air or from the deeper layers of the skin if the air is dry). Emollients in this formulation (ceramide np, helianthus annuus extract, helianthus annuus seed cera, jojoba esters and theobroma cacao seed butter) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.

Ingredient callouts

  • As a plus, this moisturizer also contains ceramides (ceramide np 0.20% - 0.75% and ceramide np 0.20% - 0.80%). Ceramides are a type of lipids that our skin produces itself. They are a building block of the skin's barrier. Ceramides used in skincare are synthetic or extracted from plants. They work well for softening the skin surface and "patch holes" in the skin's barrier.

Irritation risk

We assess the overall irritancy of this lip sunscreen to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "ILIA" is cruelty free and so is its parent company.


The product retails for 57.68A$ in Australia, for 28.00$ in the United States and for 36.65£ in the United Kingdom.

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