Friday, January 6, 2012

Boscia Jujube Salve Stick

Errh...I think I must have thrown my last Boscia Jujube Salve Stick out to make room for the newcomer Caudalie Lip Conditioner, because I couldn't find it anywhere. Oops. And searching for a stock picture online, I found out it Boscia had discontinued it too! Double oops. Well, there's always E(vil)bay, but now that I have Caudalie, why would I pay rip off prices to get these again? So yeah, never mind that, please settle with this stock picture. Sorry...

***Picture from DermStore.

It was purely out of necessity that I started using this way back in 2009. I was at the beginning leg of a long trip when at the Beijing Capital International Airport, I realized I had just used up the last of Softlips Lip Conditioner stick. I did tell you these last for like a 15 minutes at most, right? So on a previous (long, 11-12 hours) flight from San Francisco I kept having to reapply to keep my lips from drying up and the next thing I knew, the whole brand new stick I took with me was gone. Now granted, hubby was sharing it with me so it wasn't like I had a chapstick addition and ate mine up.

Anyway, in a panic I walked around the Beijing airport looking for a drugstore where I can get another lip balm replacement. Unfortunately, at the time I had already passed airport security and was already arrived at my gate, and at the terminal there was only a duty-free shop, which mean I was forced to upgrade to a glorified lip balm, if they had one there. But of course they do, and it was Boscia Jujube Salve Stick. It was kind of painful having to shell out some $15 for a freakin' lip balm but hey, that or dry and chapped lips until I can find another drugstore somewhere, and who knows where, or when.

Thankfully, the Salve Stick was great! The SA told me it can be used for on dry skin too, not just for the lips. I was going to buy it either way, but at least I was able to consoled myself that I was buying a multi-purpose salve stick. I ended up using it on my lips, on the area around the base of my nose that gets dry and flaky when I blow my nose too much, as well as on my cuticles. It was wax-based but wasn't too waxy and at the same time, wasn't oily either. It had an herbal scent that didn't bother me, and it lasted for a good amount of time. In fact, it lasted the entire duration of my trip, including the long and painful flight back, which led me to repurchase a few times until my discovery of the Caudalie several weeks ago.

Boscia Jujube Salve Stick:
Diisostearyl Malate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Triethylhexanoin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Squalane, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Dipentaerythrityl Pentahydroxystearate /Pentaisostearate, Water, Butylene Glycol, Talc, Aluminum Hydroxide, Iron Oxides.
***List of ingredients from DermStore.

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