Lip love: Jersey Shore Sun Mongongo Lip Conditioners

One product I could not survive without is lip balm.  No matter how much water I drink, how much I moisturize, or how often I exfoliate- my lips will turn into a sub-Saharan tundra without a proper lip balm. So when I came across a lip product that not only works, but works even in the harshest of Winter conditions, I feel it’s my duty to share it with all lip lovers.  This rave review is for Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mongongo Lip Conditioners.

The official read:

MONGONGO ORGANIC LIP CONDITIONERS USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC

Jersey Shore Sun® Mongongo Nutrient Dense Lip Conditioners are Petroleum-free, 100% natural and USDA Certified Organic. They leave lips silky- smooth, luscious and hydrated! Lips feel amazing. Top Rated a score of 1 by EWG.org. Available in two sizes; standard, .15 oz. and large, .25 oz. Mongongo oil has hydrating, regenerating and restructuring properties and offers a unique protection from UV and environmental pollutants in skin applications. Mongongo oil is rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper and anti-oxidants. Fresh organic flavors. No petrochemicals. Nothing artificial. No petroleum. Leaves lips silky smooth, supple, moist, luscious and hydrated. Enjoy the added benefits of organic healing rosemary extract, organic calendula extract and vitamin E, non-GMO from sunflowers. USDA Certified Organic. Paraben-free. Petrochemical-free. Cruelty-free. Enjoy the health benefits of all natural, organic and non-GMO ingredients.

Ingredients:

Mongongo Nutrient Dense Lip Conditioner_ Mandarin Green Orange and Ginger: Sunflower seed oil, *Beeswax, *Cocoa Butter, Mongongo oil, Ginger Essential oil, * Rare Mandarin Green Orange Essential Oil, *Secret Blend of Citrus Essential Oils, Vitamin E, *Rosemary Extract, *Calendula Extract. Love & Care.

Certified organic ingredients. Available in all natural, Mandarin Green Orange & Ginger, Vanilla/ Coconut Cream and  Blackberry Patch. 

Rare, mandarin green orange essential oil. Organic vanilla and coconut flavors. Organic blackberry seed oil.

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Packaging: good; clear plastic chapstick packaging; nothing fancy to report here, just simple and efficient. The ingredients are simple, well curated (I heart the “love and care” at the end of their ingredient listing!), and organic (although not vegan due to the beeswax base), adding peace of mind about what’s being absorbed into those lips.  Why this gets bumped up to ‘good’ rating: Recyclable packaging, non-toxic, eco/reef friendly, baby safe, cruelty-free and made in USA, yay!

Quality: excellent; this stuff works. The formula is lightweight; not sticky, or too glossy, making it unisex-friendly. I’ve tried all three varieties: Mandarin Green Orange Ginger, Vanilla Coconut Cream, and Blackberry. The scents are light, not overpowering or flavored. Surprisingly, my favorite is the original, Mandarin Green Orange Ginger, which seems to be slightly more effective for me in terms of healing hydration.  I say surprisingly because this is not a scent I would normally be drawn to, and to be honest, the brand isn’t one I would’ve ever thought to try.  So how did I discover my current favorite lip balm? This is one of those times where beauty boxes come in handy; the Orange lip balm was included in one of my Ipsy bags a while ago.  Normally, I would give something like this away since I wasn’t initially drawn to the packaging or the name of the scent, but thankfully I gave it a try…and it was love at first lip smack, reminding me to never judge before I jury. Since then, I’ve purchased all three and plan to restock regularly!

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Value: good; available in two sizes and three scents: $10 for 0.15oz, $15 for 0.25oz. On the pricier side of chapsticks, but I appreciate the good ingredients and just one swipe of this stuff lasts a long time on my lips. Even after a single application, my lips were noticeably softer and hydrated.  Dry patches easily exfoliated away, and my lips stayed hydrated and healed with repeated use.

Tip: you can find discounted offers through Ipsy or JSC social media from time to time, which I highly recommend taking advantage of since this is a great way to try a few different products at once.

Overall: excellent; this is better than your standard Chapstick, better than Baby Lips, better than Burt’s Bees or EOS…and from my experience on the higher end: better than Jurlique, Tokyo Milk, Jane Iredale, or Jouer just to name a few. Overall, I hope the brand continues to expand the Mongongo line and highly recommend you treat your lips to this formula. (If they can eventually include SPF to yield the same results, that would be perfection!)

Available at Jersey Shore Cosmetics (not affiliated link or sponsored post… just a big fan!). I’m excited to get to know this up-and-coming brand a lot better as they continue to grow and expand their line of offerings; if you’ve tried anything from this brand, please share your thoughts!

If you’re interested in signing up for Ipsy, feel free to use my link (I’ll get referral points): https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=p_share_ref&sid=twitter&refer=4epz