{"id":605442539826,"title":"Laneige Lip Balm Review: Overpriced?","created_at":"2023-05-23T23:13:48-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Laneige Lip Balm Review: Overpriced?\",\n \"keywords\": \"laneige lip balm, laneige lip balm review, laneige lip balm reviews, laneige lip treatment balm\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Laneige Lip Balm based on medical studies to give our take on whether it's likely to have an anti-aging effect and improve lip hydration or if it's a waste of money. We highlight one questionable additive ingredient.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/laneige-lip-balm-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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The brand claims that this product “coats lips in nourishing hydration” and “visibly smooths lip wrinkles.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut does the lip balm contain research-backed ingredients for moisturization and wrinkle reduction, or are these just marketing claims? Does Laneige Lip Balm contain any questionable additive ingredients? What retailer sells the product for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe its effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Laneige Lip Balm based on medical studies to give our take on whether the product is likely to be effective or if it’s a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also provide a cost breakdown featuring the retailer that sells this product for the best price, and highlight real, unsponsored Laneige Lip Balm user reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e \u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" alt=\"Laneige Lip Balm ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Laneige_Lip_Balm_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1684898062\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in Laneige Lip Treatment Balm are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis is a surprising number of ingredients for a lip balm, but there are some research-backed active ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eShea butter\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is an effective natural skin moisturizer, as described in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/33565186\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on this ingredient published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDermatologic Therapy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eTitanium dioxide\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a safe and non-toxic colorant that provides protection from UV rays, as we discussed in our review of another cosmetics brand containing this ingredient called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/il-makiage-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIl Makiage\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eAstrocaryum murumuru\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e seed butter\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown in a 2022 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC9268242\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to be rich in natural fatty acids, which suggests it may hydrate the skin.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCoconut oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is one of the most well-studied whole food cosmetic ingredients. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5796020\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on the cosmetic use of plant oils \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003edescribed coconut oil as having anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eGlycerin\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is another hydrating ingredient that’s typically derived from vegetable oils like palm oil.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePalmitoyl tripeptide-1\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a member of a class of compounds called peptides, and these compounds were shown to have a potentially anti-aging effect in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/19570099\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInternational Journal of Cosmetic Science\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile there are a number of research-backed ingredients in this formulation, there is also one ingredient that may be questionable from a health perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFragrance\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is that ingredient, and a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5093181\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAir Quality, Atmosphere \u0026amp; Health\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal concluded the following:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Fragranced product emissions can affect not only indoor air quality but also human health, workplace productivity, and societal wellbeing.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall, we consider Laneige Lip Treatment Balm likely to be effective for anti-aging, for improving lip hydration and for improving skin quality generally. However, we don’t currently recommend this product due to the inclusion of fragrance.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users rate and describe the effects of Laneige Lip Balm? We’ll review in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored Laneige Lip Balm User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Serena K reviewed Laneige Lip Treatment Balm including a live product demo, and compared the product to Laneige’s popular Lip Sleeping Mask:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/J_m74BZnuFo\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok creator named Tiffanie Sayaka had a favorable review of Laneige Lip Balm for healing chapped lips:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\" data-video-id=\"7094707386086116654\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@tiffiemeows\/video\/7094707386086116654\" class=\"tiktok-embed\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@tiffiemeows?refer=embed\" title=\"@tiffiemeows\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@tiffiemeows\u003c\/a\u003e 10\/10 obsessed just take my money @laneige_us 🙌🏼 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/laneige?refer=embed\" title=\"laneige\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#laneige\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/laneigelipmask?refer=embed\" title=\"laneigelipmask\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#laneigelipmask\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/beautyreview?refer=embed\" title=\"beautyreview\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#beautyreview\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/lipbalm?refer=embed\" title=\"lipbalm\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#lipbalm\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/beautyhaul?refer=embed\" title=\"beautyhaul\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#beautyhaul\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7094707351902554923?refer=embed\" title=\"♬ original sound - Tiffanie Sayaka\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ original sound - Tiffanie Sayaka\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\" async=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Laneige Lip Balm for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKohl’s: $25 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.kohls.com\/product\/prd-5076966\/lip-treatment-balm.jsp?prdPV=1\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBrand website: $25 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/us.laneige.com\/products\/lip-treatment-balm\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/us.laneige.com\/products\/lip-treatment-balm\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$25 (free shipping\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e depending on plan – \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3WxRc6c\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of publishing this article, Laneige Lip Balm is 10-30% cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s official website, when factoring in shipping fees.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat’s the Best Dupe?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok creator named Alyssa Lorraine has a video with nearly 1 million views suggesting a Laneige Lip Balm dupe:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\" data-video-id=\"7193446882104905003\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@_alyssa_lorraine_\/video\/7193446882104905003\" class=\"tiktok-embed\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@_alyssa_lorraine_?refer=embed\" title=\"@_alyssa_lorraine_\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@_alyssa_lorraine_\u003c\/a\u003e addicted to these rn 😍 in my Amaz0n 💘 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/lipbutter?refer=embed\" title=\"lipbutter\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#lipbutter\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/lipmask?refer=embed\" title=\"lipmask\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#lipmask\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/lipbalm?refer=embed\" title=\"lipbalm\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#lipbalm\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/amazonmakeup?refer=embed\" title=\"amazonmakeup\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#amazonmakeup\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/laneigedupe?refer=embed\" title=\"laneigedupe\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#laneigedupe\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/kill-bill-sza-7176063705476565802?refer=embed\" title=\"♬ kill bill sza - xxtristanxo\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ kill bill sza - xxtristanxo\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\" async=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok creator named “dadshoesmomjeans” has a different product recommendation for a dupe:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\" data-video-id=\"7206583906202619142\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@dadshoesmomjeans\/video\/7206583906202619142\" class=\"tiktok-embed\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@dadshoesmomjeans?refer=embed\" title=\"@dadshoesmomjeans\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@dadshoesmomjeans\u003c\/a\u003e Always on the look out for cheaper dupes and I found this one to be very close to the Laneige lip balm! \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/lipbalm?refer=embed\" title=\"lipbalm\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#lipbalm\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/lipbalmaddict?refer=embed\" title=\"lipbalmaddict\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#lipbalmaddict\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/lipbalmreview?refer=embed\" title=\"lipbalmreview\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#lipbalmreview\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/lipbalmcollection?refer=embed\" title=\"lipbalmcollection\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#lipbalmcollection\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/liptok?refer=embed\" title=\"liptok\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#liptok\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/therapy-dupes-for-mentally-ill-broke-queens-7186811074509998894?refer=embed\" title=\"♬ therapy dupes for mentally ill broke queens - ✨zoe’s reads ✨\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ therapy dupes for mentally ill broke queens - ✨zoe’s reads ✨\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\" async=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customers Review Laneige Lip Balm\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon is a better resource than a brand’s website for honest customer reviews in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLaneige Lip Balm has been reviewed over 600 times on Amazon with an average review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “S-East Coast” who rates the lip balm 5\/5 stars and claims to enjoy both the aesthetic effects and the product experience:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“Absolutely love this product!!...\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eVery moisturizing even more so than the sleeping mask one for me. Light pearly sheen is lovely. It is not at all sticky.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e A little goes a long way. Also has the slightest minty tingle.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Marie gaines” who rates the product 1\/5 stars and claims it’s not effective for chapped lips:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“I have lips that get chapped. Does not help any better than other lip ointments.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of publishing this article, Laneige fails to respond to all customer complaints on their Better Business Bureau (BBB) \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bbb.org\/us\/ca\/brea\/profile\/skin-care\/laneige-1126-1000063282\/complaints\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003epage\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is concerning in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe most recent complaint regards a refund that the customer claims is missing:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Ive been informed it would take up to 14 business days for them to process my refund. It now has been 15 business days and when I email them about my refund, they give me the run around with no resolution. I want my money back for my order”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Clean Lip Balm Pick\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Lip_Gloss_Image.png?v=1667334137\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/activation.healthline.com\/api\/member-offers\/8570\/redirect?lp=328\u0026amp;tc=120226\u0026amp;subid=rvosubaff_illuminatelabs\"\u003eMind Body Green Lip Balm\u003c\/a\u003e is our top healthy lip balm pick.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis product has the healthiest formulation of any lip gloss we’ve reviewed. Like Laneige, \u003cstrong\u003eit contains hydrating natural ingredients like \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003esunflower seed oil and shea butter\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e.\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHowever it's fragrance-free and contains no additive ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMind Body Green Lip Balm also contains \u003cstrong\u003esodium hyaluronate\u003c\/strong\u003e, which \u003cstrong\u003ewas \"found to have a positive effect on facial skin health\"\u003c\/strong\u003e in a 2023 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/36710533\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Mind Body Green Lip Balm \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/activation.healthline.com\/api\/member-offers\/8570\/redirect?lp=328\u0026amp;tc=120226\u0026amp;subid=rvosubaff_illuminatelabs\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e to the product page on the brand's official website, where it's currently retailing for $12.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of Laneige Lip Balm\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Laneige Lip Balm in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMany research-backed ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRelatively affordable\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShould moisturize lips\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMay provide anti-aging effect\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMostly positive online customer reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCons:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains fragrance\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand website charges for shipping\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDoesn’t appear clinically tested\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand fails to respond to BBB customer complaints\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLaneige Lip Balm is one of the higher-quality lip products that we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis product contains a number of research-backed ingredients, and we consider it likely to improve the aesthetic appearance of the lips and skin quality.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe don’t currently recommend this product due to the inclusion of fragrance.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost of the online customer reviews of Laneige Lip Balm that we came across while researching this article were highly favorable.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of publishing this article, Amazon is the best-priced option for purchasing this product because of the free shipping offer.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-05-23T23:25:50-04:00","updated_at":"2023-10-09T12:23:36-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Laneige Lip Balm based on medical studies to give our take on whether it's likely to have an anti-aging effect and improve lip hydration or if it's a waste of money. We highlight one questionable additive ingredient.","template_suffix":"","handle":"laneige-lip-balm-review","tags":"_related:cosmetics"}

Laneige Lip Balm Review: Overpriced?

Laneige Lip Balm Review: Overpriced?


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Laneige Lip Balm is one of the most popular products sold by the international cosmetics brand. The brand claims that this product “coats lips in nourishing hydration” and “visibly smooths lip wrinkles.”

But does the lip balm contain research-backed ingredients for moisturization and wrinkle reduction, or are these just marketing claims? Does Laneige Lip Balm contain any questionable additive ingredients? What retailer sells the product for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe its effects?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Laneige Lip Balm based on medical studies to give our take on whether the product is likely to be effective or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll also provide a cost breakdown featuring the retailer that sells this product for the best price, and highlight real, unsponsored Laneige Lip Balm user reviews.

Ingredient Analysis 

Laneige Lip Balm ingredients

The ingredients in Laneige Lip Treatment Balm are shown above.

This is a surprising number of ingredients for a lip balm, but there are some research-backed active ingredients.

Shea butter is an effective natural skin moisturizer, as described in a medical review on this ingredient published in the Dermatologic Therapy journal.

Titanium dioxide is a safe and non-toxic colorant that provides protection from UV rays, as we discussed in our review of another cosmetics brand containing this ingredient called Il Makiage.

Astrocaryum murumuru seed butter was shown in a 2022 medical review to be rich in natural fatty acids, which suggests it may hydrate the skin.

Coconut oil is one of the most well-studied whole food cosmetic ingredients. A medical review on the cosmetic use of plant oils described coconut oil as having anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects.

Glycerin is another hydrating ingredient that’s typically derived from vegetable oils like palm oil.

Palmitoyl tripeptide-1 is a member of a class of compounds called peptides, and these compounds were shown to have a potentially anti-aging effect in a meta-study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.

While there are a number of research-backed ingredients in this formulation, there is also one ingredient that may be questionable from a health perspective.

Fragrance is that ingredient, and a medical review published in the Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health journal concluded the following:

“Fragranced product emissions can affect not only indoor air quality but also human health, workplace productivity, and societal wellbeing.”

Overall, we consider Laneige Lip Treatment Balm likely to be effective for anti-aging, for improving lip hydration and for improving skin quality generally. However, we don’t currently recommend this product due to the inclusion of fragrance.

But how do real users rate and describe the effects of Laneige Lip Balm? We’ll review in the next section.

Real, Unsponsored Laneige Lip Balm User Reviews

A YouTube creator named Serena K reviewed Laneige Lip Treatment Balm including a live product demo, and compared the product to Laneige’s popular Lip Sleeping Mask:

A TikTok creator named Tiffanie Sayaka had a favorable review of Laneige Lip Balm for healing chapped lips:

@tiffiemeows 10/10 obsessed just take my money @laneige_us 🙌🏼 #laneige #laneigelipmask #beautyreview #lipbalm #beautyhaul ♬ original sound - Tiffanie Sayaka

Where to Buy Laneige Lip Balm for the Best Price

Kohl’s: $25 (plus shipping, link)

Brand website: $25 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $25 (free shipping depending on plan – link to official Amazon listing)

At the time of publishing this article, Laneige Lip Balm is 10-30% cheaper on Amazon than on the brand’s official website, when factoring in shipping fees.

What’s the Best Dupe?

A TikTok creator named Alyssa Lorraine has a video with nearly 1 million views suggesting a Laneige Lip Balm dupe:

@_alyssa_lorraine_ addicted to these rn 😍 in my Amaz0n 💘 #lipbutter #lipmask #lipbalm #amazonmakeup #laneigedupe ♬ kill bill sza - xxtristanxo

A TikTok creator named “dadshoesmomjeans” has a different product recommendation for a dupe:

@dadshoesmomjeans Always on the look out for cheaper dupes and I found this one to be very close to the Laneige lip balm! #lipbalm #lipbalmaddict #lipbalmreview #lipbalmcollection #liptok ♬ therapy dupes for mentally ill broke queens - ✨zoe’s reads ✨

Real Customers Review Laneige Lip Balm

Amazon is a better resource than a brand’s website for honest customer reviews in our opinion.

Laneige Lip Balm has been reviewed over 600 times on Amazon with an average review rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “S-East Coast” who rates the lip balm 5/5 stars and claims to enjoy both the aesthetic effects and the product experience:

“Absolutely love this product!!...Very moisturizing even more so than the sleeping mask one for me. Light pearly sheen is lovely. It is not at all sticky. A little goes a long way. Also has the slightest minty tingle.”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Marie gaines” who rates the product 1/5 stars and claims it’s not effective for chapped lips:

“I have lips that get chapped. Does not help any better than other lip ointments.”

At the time of publishing this article, Laneige fails to respond to all customer complaints on their Better Business Bureau (BBB) page, which is concerning in our opinion.

The most recent complaint regards a refund that the customer claims is missing:

“Ive been informed it would take up to 14 business days for them to process my refund. It now has been 15 business days and when I email them about my refund, they give me the run around with no resolution. I want my money back for my order”

Our Clean Lip Balm Pick

Mind Body Green Lip Balm is our top healthy lip balm pick.

This product has the healthiest formulation of any lip gloss we’ve reviewed. Like Laneige, it contains hydrating natural ingredients like sunflower seed oil and shea butter. 

However it's fragrance-free and contains no additive ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy.

Mind Body Green Lip Balm also contains sodium hyaluronate, which was "found to have a positive effect on facial skin health" in a 2023 clinical trial.

Interested consumers can check out Mind Body Green Lip Balm at this link to the product page on the brand's official website, where it's currently retailing for $12.

Pros and Cons of Laneige Lip Balm

Here are the pros and cons of Laneige Lip Balm in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Many research-backed ingredients
  • Relatively affordable
  • Should moisturize lips
  • May provide anti-aging effect
  • Mostly positive online customer reviews

Cons:

  • Contains fragrance
  • Brand website charges for shipping
  • Doesn’t appear clinically tested
  • Brand fails to respond to BBB customer complaints
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Conclusion

Laneige Lip Balm is one of the higher-quality lip products that we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health.

This product contains a number of research-backed ingredients, and we consider it likely to improve the aesthetic appearance of the lips and skin quality.

We don’t currently recommend this product due to the inclusion of fragrance.

Most of the online customer reviews of Laneige Lip Balm that we came across while researching this article were highly favorable.

At the time of publishing this article, Amazon is the best-priced option for purchasing this product because of the free shipping offer.