Sunday, 11 August 2013

Review: Grown Alchemist Lip Balm Watermelon & Vanilla


I'm no stranger to the bargain corner of a store. So when Priceline had a shelf hidden at the back of its store, stuffed with marked down products (I'm assuming discontinued products) I had a look around. My friend was able to snag a Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ with a bonus cream for only $15! I found a whole row of Grown Alchemist products which I didn't know a lot about. I remember always walking past this brand, scoffing at its ridiculously high prices, however I decided to pick up the Lip Balm in Watermelon & Vanilla for $5, down from $19.95 for 12mL.   
I must say I am admiring the box, made from recycled card and actually feels of quality. The lip balm itself is encased in a metal tube with a simple twist lid, from afar you wouldn't think it was a lip balm! I'm also liking the simplicity of the monochrome design, it makes it look very minimalist. 




Grown Alchemist  does not test on animals and also uses certified organic ingredients, which is always a great plus in the skincare and beauty field. The lip balm is described as a luxurious silky vitamin and antioxidant rich lip balm that hydrates, softens and nourishes the lips- I am such a huge sucker for lip products! The lip balm is a clear gel, but the main first impression was that it smelled amazing, a sweet candy scent that was reminiscent of my childhood, which brought back many nostalgic memories. I was in love!


But back to its lip hydrating capabilities- I was a little disappointed but perhaps it is due to my very high expectations for lip balms (I will review my most favourite lip moisturising product soon, keep an eye out!). I felt my lips became dry not long after application. I had to constantly reapply- which although is a pleasure because of the wonderful scent, I would rather it have longer lasting effects. I can actually say it is similar to the Lucas' Papaw Ointment in terms of moisturisation- it really wears off quickly and doesn't leave the lips moisturised (due to the petroleum), but I'm glad that the Lip Balm in Watermelon & Vanilla doesn't have petroleum. At $5 I did not have any regrets, but if I were to pay the full price, I would have been disappointed.


Have you tried any products from Grown Alchemist?


25 comments :

  1. Seems great product Karen :) I just love your clicks always <3

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  2. Love the packaging! But such a shame that the product wasn't really that great :(

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    1. I know, it wasn't bad but it just wasn't amazing :P

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  3. The scent and packaging is what intrigues me most! Too bad the price is a bit hefty for it's lack of quality! Watermelon vanilla though, that sounds delicious! lol

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    1. The lip balm smells amazing, and definitely like watermelon lollies!

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  4. I am not familiar with the brand.. is it a local aussie's brand?
    The balm sounds like a good product though, glad you got it for such a bargain so it is not too disappointing. :)

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    1. I'm not sure if it is an Australian brand or not, but this lip balm is made in Australia :) Yes I'm glad I did get it for a bargain :P

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  5. Watermelon & Vanilla sounds like such a nice smelling scent! Too bad it wasn't as good as expected- luckily you grabbed it for $5!

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  6. vanilla and watermelon. an odd combo, but it sounds delicious!

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  7. I'm intrigued to smell a watermelon & vanilla scented product haha! At least the packaging is nice, wouldn't have guessed it was only $5. Just out of curiosity, what IS your favourite lip treatment?

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    1. Haha you will find out soon! It is absolutely amazing and a holy grail for product for me :)

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  8. Lovely review.
    I have never heard about this product.
    I will look into it.
    x
    Velia | Cocoamourr | MakeUp&Skincare

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  9. I'm not sure if we get this brand in the States but the packaging is really nice and it's great that they use certified organic ingredients. Thanks for the review Karen!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. I'm not sure if you will have it over there, I think this is an Australian brand! :)

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  10. Great post, and fab photos!! This sounds lovely. I've tried the body oil which Im really loving. I really should explore more of their products!

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    1. Ooh I didn't know they have a body oil! I think I might need to explore their other products too :)

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  11. I thought lucas pawpaw has already satisfied my lips but I hope I can find this locally eventually try it too =) thanks for sharing =)

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  12. I've never heard of this brand before. I'm always on the look out for organic, cruelty free products and this review is absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing, I will defiantly try it out :) x

    Cholfable

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    1. It might just be a brand in Australia :) Organic products are always good!

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  13. Thats the most intriguing lipbalm
    I have ever seen! The packaging looks
    indeed great and love the scent of
    vanilla and watermelon!

    Xx

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  14. I have never seen a lipbalm in this kind of package before! But too bad it don't last for long...

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  15. Hi Karen,

    I think I'm going to have to check my local Priceline if they have this on sale. I've just discovered your blog and I love your reviews! =)

    Sunshine xo

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    1. I love finding sales in Priceline! Thank you :)

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