Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask - My Experience

I'd like to first state that this is in NO way a product review.  This is just my experience with the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask.


From Sephora:
This innovative, natural formula smooths, nourishes, and moisturizes lips with a bio-active blend of organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, vanilla CO2 extract, and triple the amount of antioxidant trans-resveratrol found in red wine. 

I purchased this lip mask because of the excellent reviews.  Seriously, it's nearly impossible to find anything negative about this product.  And like I said, this isn't a negative review.  I'm writing this post to warn that if you have any sort of sensitivity to lanolin, stay away from this product!  

This lip mask kind of feels like Vaseline on steroids.  It's very goopy and sticky but still felt very nice and soft on the lips.  I applied it at night and most of it was still there in the morning.

Now onto my experience.  The morning after I used this I noticed some dryness but didn't think much of it.  After two nights in a row of using this my lips cracked but I still didn't believe that a glorified lip balm could be the culprit.  I took a week off from it and then tried it again 2 nights in a row.  The morning after the second night I woke up to split, cracked lips.  They were swollen (and not in a cute way!) and lumpy...kind of like I'd gotten bad lip injections.  My lips felt like they were on fire!

It's been a week now and I've just been slathering on Vaseline to try to heal (pharmacist's recommendation).  They don't burn as much but I still have a few cracked and split areas.

It seems that the medical grade lanolin in this product is the culprit.  I guess there's a few of us out there who are allergic.  This was a very new and weird experience for me because I'm seriously not sensitive or allergic to anything!

I wanted to write this post because there isn't much info out there except how wonderful the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask works for everyone.  I wanted to contribute my experience in case anyone has a reaction and does an internet search, they can see that it HAS happened to others!

Have you tried this product?  What was your experience?







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