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February 6, 2014

beauty scoop | haut cosmetics bio-cocoa balm

I gave you a little preview of this rich lip color a few months ago, and I’m thrilled to share a full-fledged review of Haut Cosmetics’ Bio-Cocoa Balm in “Love” today!

Haut Cosmetics’ Bio-Cocoa Balm in “Love” is my go-to natural tinted lip balm for cold winter mornings when everything is gray and sad-looking outside.

What better way to put a little pep in your step (and bring some much-needed color to your face!) than a hot pink lippie that commands attention and makes you feel hotter than Rihanna?

haut cosmetics bio cocoa balm in love

{Haut Cosmetics sent me a small sample of its Bio-Cocoa Balm in “Love” to sample and review. Samples are available for purchase for $6; a full-sized balm is $29.50.}

One of the biggest myths about natural lipsticks and lip colors is that they lack the power to deliver concentrated, highly pigmented color that lasts.

Haut Cosmetics’ Bio-Cocoa Balm in “Love” clearly busts that myth. I’ve never been more impressed with a natural, vegan tinted lip balm than I am with Haut Cosmetics’ Bio-Cocoa Balm!

haut cosmetics bio cocoa balm in love

Because it’s a tinted balm, you get both the benefits of extreme color and extreme moisture.

You really don’t need to apply lip balm before Bio-Cocoa Balm, but you do need to make sure your lips are well-exfoliated and flake-free.

The pigment is intense and will highlight any dry areas (as would any lipstick, conventional or natural), so when you’re going bold like this, exfoliation is key!

(You can use a DIY treatment of coconut oil and brown sugar to gently scrub your lips or even just brush them with a toothbrush loaded with warm water and coconut oil.)

Here’s what’s inside Haut Cosmetics Bio-Cocoa Balm:

Organic Olive Oil, Candelilla Wax, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil, Cocoa Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Vitamin E, Rosemary Oleoresin, Neem Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Carnauba-coated Serecite, Zinc Oxide, Arrowroot, Organic Canadian Glacial Marine Clay, Canadian Glacial Clay, Kaolin Clay, Iron Oxides, Vitamin E

Not only does this list of clean ingredients give Haut Cosmetics Bio-Cocoa Balm the power to perform on your lips, but it also gets it the attention from the folks at Clean Care, Canada’s new seal of approval for safer beauty and personal-care products.

Clean Care screens brands that apply to carry the Clean Care seal by measuring its product offerings against David Suzuki’s “dirty dozen” list.

Haut Cosmetics obviousy passed with flying (highly pigmented!) colors.

Beyond meeting Clean Care’s standards, Haut Cosmetics holds itself to high standards on its own, which means we get the best of the best from a founder who truly “gets” clean beauty and an outside organization that champions the cause (and is looking for more Canadian brands to carry the seal!).

So, bottom line: Is Haut Cosmetics Bio-Cocoa Balm in “Love” a repurchase for me?

Are my lips hot pink in the pictures above?

That would be a resounding yes, yes, yes!

Watch out, Rihanna.

Have you tried anything from Haut Cosmetics? What are your favorite lippies lately? Tell me in the comments section!

 

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  • Anusha Puri

    hot and graceful..could there be a more potent combination?

    • http://www.kimberlyloc.com/ kimberlyloc

      You are too sweet. Thank you!

  • Mary_333

    Looks gorgeous on you!

    • http://www.kimberlyloc.com/ kimberlyloc

      Have you tried anything from Haut yet? I think you’d like it! Thank you, sweets.



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