Whilst putting in another Space Nk order I found myself adding the Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil into my basket. Why? I'm not sure but I am happy I did.

Hourglass is a famous natural brand which is on the luxury end of the price scale. The No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil is packaged in a cool metal tube with a 24 Karat gold plated tip which isn't just for the luxury purpose but provides an antibacterial tip and feels cool in the lips.

Now onto the product underneath the gold itself. This product is packed with essential oils, plant oils and vitamins. It aims to plump and give moisture to the lips. I had heard mixed reviews on this product and I can see why.

The good. The first time I decided to give the oil a try was after a lipstick clear-out where I was trying and removing dozens of lipsticks which left them red and raw. The gold plated tip is incredibly cooling and felt heavenly on my burning lips. I applied this three times throughout the day and it kept flaking at bay but my lips were still sore the next day. I decided that the next day I would give normal lip balms a try but by the end of the day my lips were extremely dry. Two more days of applying this day and night and throughout the day my lips were completely healed, to the point that I could take on some Retro Matte! Therefore, if you are a true dry lip sufferer and need something to recover chapped lips and have found nothing, this may be worth the splurge and heal your lips.

The not-so-good. After being incredibly pleased with the super healing powers of this product I decided to replace it as my night time lip balm but found my lips feeling thirsty in the morning. It doesn't have impressive benefits for the normal lip so if you are just looking to soothe, smooth or keep general moisture in your lips then my recommendation would be the Nuxe Reve de Miel which is a third of the price of this product.

Overall I would say this is a must have for those with chapped lips who needs a product which will heal their lips. Maybe even for those who suffer with cold sores as the anti-bacterial tip will stop any spreading and will soothe those lips and provide intensive repair. This truly is a treatment and not a classic balm so if you just want something to moisturise and soothe then there are many other cheaper alternatives out there.

What's your favourite lip treatment? 

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