Status: 28/09/2023, 12:32 p.m.
By: Deborah Baran
When testing lip care products in issue 10/2023, Stiftung Warentest found that most products are now recommendable.
- Stiftung Warentest has tested 30 lip care brands.
- Two-thirds of the products are recommended.
- However, critical ingredients are still found in ten lip care products.
The colder seasons are approaching, the heaters are turned up and skin and lips become dry: Just in time for the beginning of October, Stiftung Warentest is testing various lip care products. It was pleased to note that the criticism of 2017 on the increased mineral oil-based ingredients has been well received and that twenty of the thirty lip care products tested are now completely free of mineral oil hydrocarbons. HEIDELBERG24 reports on the results of Stiftung Warentest in the test.
Ten products lubricate at Stiftung Warentest because of critical substances
The test did not check how good the lip care products are, but what ingredients they contain and how expensive they are. Ten of the thirty products tested stand out negatively. The saturated hydrocarbons "mosh" are viewed particularly critically, as they can accumulate in the body.
The health consequences have not yet been conclusively clarified, but Stiftung Warentest advises against these products. These include Neutrogena Lip Balm, Carmex Classic Moisturizing Lip Balm, and the most expensive among the losers, O'Keeffes Lip Repair Unscented Lip Balm. Only recently, harmful substances were also found in color detergents. A selection of the lip care losers at a glance:
- Neutrogena lip balm – 5,60 Euro
- La Roche Posay Nutritic Lips – 9,90 Euro
- O'Keeffes Lip Repair Unscented Lip Balm – 10,30 Euro
Stiftung Warentest recommends two-thirds of lip care products
Stiftung Warentest notes that specially certified natural cosmetic lip care now does not contain mineral oil-based ingredients and instead uses beeswax, for example. Despite a price of 9.25 euros, Weleda Everon lip care is convincing, as are the cheaper brands Bloom-Time Lip Care Organic Sea Buckthorn & Organic Jojoba for 2.58 euros or Alverde Natural Cosmetics Lip Care Organic Calendula for 2.60 euros.
The best sellers are dm and Müller's own brands: Both Balea Sensitive Lip Care and Aveo Lip Care Classic are available in a double pack for only 95 cents. The complete results of the lip care test from Stiftung Warentest are available for a fee here. A selection of the winners at a glance:
- Weleda Everon lip balm – 9.25 euros
- Bloom Time Lip Care Organic Sea Buckthorn & Organic Jojoba – 2,58 Euro
- Alverde Natural Cosmetics Lip Care Organic Calendula – 2,60 Euro
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Lip care is not addictive, according to Stiftung Warentest. The impression that the lips are drier and firmer than before after using the care products is due to the fact that the supple feeling wears off. However, there are no addictive substances in the products. You can find more reviews from Stiftung Warentest and Co. here.
Since lip skin is very thin, it needs special care. In addition to avoiding UV radiation, it is also advisable not to run your tongue over your lips too often, as this dries out the skin. You can find out here whether shower oil or shower gel is better for the skin. (db)