Out of the Rohto Mentholatum series, this Deep Moist lip balm promises the highest amount of hydration for your lips. But among the rave reviews online are comments that it doesn't feel good to put on or that its unique oval shape is difficult to use. That's why we decided to purchase it and test it out ourselves, namely for its moisturizing ability and how it felt to use. Here's what we learned.
This lip balm comes packed with a ton of nourishing and moisturizing ingredients like jojoba oil, shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E (which soothes irritation). It comes in either unscented or menthol types; the former offers UV protection and the latter (the one we used in our test) gives your lips a cooling sensation.
What makes it unique is that it's available in an oval shape that is designed to mimic the size and contour of your lips, so you only need to apply it in 2 or 3 swipes to get enough product.
We had a group of editors put Mentholatum Deep Moist Lip Balm 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 Mentholatum Deep Moist 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.
The moisture levels in our lips remained virtually unchanged even after 8 hours had passed. We can confidently say that this lip balm does its job!
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 Mentholatum Deep Moist Lip Balm on our hands and then put breath mints on it to see how many of them stuck.
Instead of making things easier, we thought the oval shape actually made it more difficult to use. We just couldn't adjust to it. We also weren't a big fan of the fact that you have to twist a small part at the bottom of the package to get the product out.
The oval shape was pretty useful in the sense that it didn't roll around on the table when we laid it flat. So, it would be pretty hard to lose either the product or the cap! It would also fit comfortably into your pocket.
Even when we tried applying it to our lips sideways like it said to on the package, we didn't feel like it fit the contour of our lips at all. It was also a little stiff in texture and difficult to spread. However, it gave us a pleasantly cool feeling (which might actually be a turn-off for you if you're not a fan of menthol).
As for the breath mint test, only 3 of them stuck. It doesn't feel oily or sticky, but it also doesn't give you a dewy finish either.
Mentholatum Deep Moist Lip Balm fell down in the rankings due to its unique shape that made it difficult to apply to our lips. However, since it provides you with long-lasting hydration, we'd still recommend it to those that like the sensation of menthol and don't have many opportunities to do touch ups. It's also perfect if you prefer a matte finish.
If you're not a fan of menthol, we recommend the unscented version with UV protection! Its SPF 20/PA+ protection will shield your lips from harmful rays while out and about. You also don't have to worry about it smelling funny since it has no added scent!
Olive & Lemon
This made it onto our list due to its comforting olive and lemon scent! There are also other scent variations, all of which are relaxing. It doesn't moisturize as well as Mentholatum Deep Moist, but we'd recommend this to those that are looking for a great fragrance.
We tested out Rohto Mentholatum Deep Moist Lip Balm, and we had some qualms with it. We were impressed with its moisturizing abilities, but it was difficult to use and apply. We'd recommend this to someone that needs long-lasting moisture and doesn't mind the unique oval shape!
Translation: Shannon McNaught
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