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Doing Drugstore: Einstein Lip Therapy

When I heard that the co-creator of Hard Candy nail polishes had decided to whip up a couple of super-hydrating lip balms, I had to get my hands on them. Inspired by his own mother's massive collection of lip balms, Benjamin Einstein wanted to make a balm that combined the best components from each product. What he came up with was Einstein Lip Therapy, a simple line of two very different, yet equally amazing lip treatments.

Grabbing inspiration from everything from Carmex to La Mer, his first product, Lip Therapy Hydrating Cream, is a creamy moisturizer containing vitamin C beads. The second, Lip Therapy Cooling Relief, is a salve-like healing balm. Each comes in adorable red or pink round containers, adorned with a medical-looking cross on the cap. They are little and very portable, and would slip in any pocket or purse easily. For the rest of the review,

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As for the products themselves? Let me just say that I am having a hard time choosing which to put on when I go to grab one out of my purse. I am also probably applying it way more often than I should. Not because the product isn't effective, but because I literally cannot get enough of either. The Hydrating Cream is a thin, creamy consistency with miniature vitamin C beads that dissolve easily when rubbed into lips. The scent is very light and pleasantly minty sweet. It is milky white in the tub, but goes on clear and sinks into lips like a lotion, leaving them soft and not a bit greasy. The texture and scent of Cooling Relief reminds me slightly of Carmex, but softer. It goes on smooth and light and makes your lips tingle – in a good way, not in a lip-plumper sort of way. Both of these products have staying power, and do the trick to cure dry, chapped lips.

I really am having a tough time saying anything bad about either of these balms. It's not just that they are good, solid lip balms, it's that I honestly feel they go above and beyond the performance of most any other balm I've tried, at any price. OK, fine, one complaint: For $6 a pop, I would like a little more product in each container . . . but I still think they're worth every penny!


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hkdkat hkdkat 8 years
nuclear_winter the girl told me to wear them together, putting the pink one on first and then the red. I was already going to buy both so it wasn't like she was trying to make a sale. Also, my bf will kiss me when I have this stuff on!! Normally I don't wear lipstick or even carmex when I'm home because he hates it. With this stuff he hasn't even known I had anything on! It's great!
hkdkat hkdkat 8 years
nuclear_winter the girl told me to wear them together, putting the pink one on first and then the red. I was already going to buy both so it wasn't like she was trying to make a sale.Also, my bf will kiss me when I have this stuff on!! Normally I don't wear lipstick or even carmex when I'm home because he hates it. With this stuff he hasn't even known I had anything on! It's great!
hkdkat hkdkat 8 years
I just got them and already love them!!
nuclear_winter nuclear_winter 8 years
has anyone tried both and liked one better than the other? i dont know which one to buy. thanks!
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
I think it's just CVS, Spectra.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I like Burt's Bees myself, but I might try these if they truly are non-greasy. Anyone know if they're available at Walgreen's? I'll have to look next time I'm there.
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
You can find the list of ingredients at CVS.com, sudan.
Anabellatc Anabellatc 8 years
Don't know what to do...sounds good, maybe i'll try them but they are a lil pricey!
designergirl designergirl 8 years
I've tried these before. I hate the tingle, so these were not for me. I also found the texture a little off putting because it was a little gloppy, too.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
I have these, they work great. Im not a balm fan (got these for free) but these rally keep my lips moist for a long period of time.
emalove emalove 8 years
I've been seeing these at CVS for a long time now, they never really interested me. But now I might check them out!
AG5 AG5 8 years
I am more of a Burt's Bees girl...
teece81 teece81 8 years
I didn't like the creamy one--everytime I put the lid back on the remnants on the cap would ooze out and then it made the container all greasy and the final result on my lips was not worth the hassle of cleaning that mess up. I'm a huge fan of the Benefit Silky Lip Balm and the MAC lip conditioning balm--my lips are bigger and always seem to get chapped-not exactly attractive :/
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
6 bucks? I will stick to my spf chapstick
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Sounds pretty fab too bad you don't get more product for the money.
lightheaded lightheaded 8 years
I saw these in CVS and was curious... I will have to pick one up!
0037sammie 0037sammie 8 years
ooh, nice!
0037sammie 0037sammie 8 years
ooh, nice!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
These look interesting. I'm with BeautyLaw about the menthol, but sometimes the product is good enough to overcome that. If it slightly irritates for a little tingle, and then moisturizes and heals damage done by the tingle, it's practically tingle-free but with the pros of tingles, right?? :) I hate those little beads, though. Such a gimmick. I can't wait to try these!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
These look interesting. I'm with BeautyLaw about the menthol, but sometimes the product is good enough to overcome that. If it slightly irritates for a little tingle, and then moisturizes and heals damage done by the tingle, it's practically tingle-free but with the pros of tingles, right?? :) I hate those little beads, though. Such a gimmick. I can't wait to try these!
emg2114 emg2114 8 years
thanks for the review, bella. i've seen them a couple of times., i'm gonna pick up the healing balm... you made it sound great!
beautylaw beautylaw 8 years
ILovePugs I'm from Canada too, I saw them at London Drugs the other day..
sudenmorsian sudenmorsian 8 years
Being a vegan, I wonder what the ingredients are. If anyone happens to have either one of those, I'd be very happy if you could post them (I couldn't find the information anywhere) :)
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
Thanks, beautylaw! On CVS.com they're both on sale and they both contain menthol. Sorry, darlin'.
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
Thanks, beautylaw! On CVS.com they're both on sale and they both contain menthol. Sorry, darlin'.
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