Sunday, March 17, 2013
From the French Pharmacie: Amilab
From what I can tell, Amilab - or Amilab Baume Lèvres Réhydratant Régénérateur, Calmant (that's the full name - I know, a mouthful, right? No pun intended) is France's answer to Burt's Bees lip balm or Blistex. It seems to be pretty cheap and widely available in pharmacies. But once you try it, you'll swear it cost at least three time as much.
It's a portable stick, which is good, but this is where the similarities to our drugstore lip balms end.
It's creamy, light, very easy to apply and smells like an alluring mixture of sweet orange and vanilla. Basically, it smells like a Creamsicle. It sinks in well, lasts for ages and works to nourish the lips rather than just providing a barrier to prevent further moisture loss.
If you ever come across this, I recommend stocking up and buying a few extra to give to friends. It's that good.