DHC Extra Moisture Lip Cream is an especially popular product in the brand's lip care lineup, but when we pored through reviews online, we noticed some that said they were bothered by its scent or that it dried out their lips. That's why we decided to purchase it and test it out for ourselves, specifically gauging its moisturizing ability and how it felt to use. Here's what we learned.
DHC is a lip balm that is particularly popular on Japan Amazon and Rakuten among all generations of women, mainly because of its plumping and moisturizing ingredients like extra virgin olive oil and other plant extracts. It gently nourishes dry and irritated lips to smoothness.
It's also popular because of how it melts and spreads easily onto your lips to give you a dewy finish. Also, it doesn't have any added scents, dyes, or parabens.
We had a group of editors put DHC Extra Moisture Lip Cream to the test. We specifically looked at the following factors:
Test ① Moisturizing ability
Test ② How it felt to use
We also purchased 37 other lip balms and tried them all. If you want to see how DHC Extra Moisture Lip Cream measures up to the rest, check out the article below.
First, we tested it for its moisturizing ability.
We used the SKICON-200EX to precisely measure the moisture levels of our skin before and after use. We applied the lip cream to our arm and took measurements over the course of 8 hours.
DHC Extra Moisture Lip Cream didn't really give us a moisturized sensation when we put it on, but our lips' moisture levels remained about the same after 8 hours; that means it had some effect. If you want to stay sufficiently hydrated, we recommend reapplying it every 5 or 6 hours.
Next, we tested how it felt to use in terms of ease of using the container, how it felt to put on, and whether or not it felt sticky. To do this, we tried applying DHC Extra Moisture Lip Cream on our hands and then put breath mints on it to see how many of them stuck.
This simply designed, pale pink container is suited for all ages. It's also the perfect size to take on the go, but we found the lid was just a tad bit hard to open. However, twisting the product out isn't a problem at all. Just make sure you don't take out too much and end up breaking it!
This lip balm melts once it comes into contact with body heat, blending into your lips comfortable with a soft and oily texture. It does melt a bit fast, though, so you may find yourself going through this product a bit more quickly than you'd like.
In the end, 4 breath mints remained stuck to our hand. You might find it a bit sticky and heavy because of its oil-like texture, but we weren't particularly bothered by it.
DHC Extra Moisture Lip Cream is a soft lip balm that melts at body temperature to create a gentle and oil-like texture. It won't irritate your lips with its lack of dyes, scents, or parabens, which makes it great for those with dry or sensitive skin.
It's a bit too pricey for us to rank it any higher, but we think it would be a good addition to your makeup pouch if you have a bit of extra money to spend.
Since DHC Extra Moisture Lip Cream is marked as unscented, we can't say that it smelled bad. The negative reviews may have been inspired by the fact that lip balm--regardless of brand--can be riddled with bacteria depending on how you use it. These bacteria can cause your lip balm to smell.
To prevent this, try wiping your lips with a tissue before application, and then wipe the product with a tissue after you're done using it. Just be careful not too apply too much pressure when wiping; it might break!
We put DHC Extra Moisture Lip Cream to the test, and we were pretty pleased with the results. Many may balk at the price tag, but we think it would be a comfortable and fashionable accessory to add to your purse if you've got the extra money to spare.
Translation: Shannon McNaught
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