When it comes to French pharmacy brands, I’m all over them. Honestly, every time I set foot in the country, every museum, church cathedral and store can wait until I’ve run into the nearest chemist, and left with bags straining and a considerably lighter purse. Happily though, stores like Boots have realised how very good the brands are and have started stocking them. This means finding must-have items like micellar waters has become a cinch, bit also that it’s so much easier to find little gems like this one – Bioderma’s Stick Hydratant.
The balm looks like it’s a no nonsense lip balm, and in a way it is. There is no fancy-pants packaging, strong fragrance or flavour, instead it’s just a simple balm. It doesn’t leave any colour or shine, but what it does do is hydrate lips incredibly! I’m weirdly prone to dry lips, and keep a few balms within arms reach at all times. (Seriously, there are three at my desk right now.) This has pushed my regular favourites to the side.
I just love the chiselled tip which makes application a breeze, and it’s so nourishing to wear. I love a slick of this when my lips feel dried out or dehydrated, and it’s become my favourite to pop on after using a lip scrub. If you’re off skiing or somewhere sunny over Spring Break – this little gem needs to find its way into your makeup bag!
Bioderma Stick Hydratant is priced at £5.10 and is available here.