These vintage lip balms are still going strong
Skincare science has come a long way over the past few decades, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a formula that remains true to its original recipe. (Even cult favorites such as Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream and Erno Laszlow’s pHormula 3-9 Repair Cream have been updated over the years.) So when I come across a product that has withstood the test of time—without any formula finessing—I definitely take notice, and Emile Cordon’s Cashmere-On Lip Pot is my new desktop resident.
The various offerings’ names feature different numbers and ladies’ names, and each is infused with a different blend of luxurious ingredients. The pink-tinted No. 1 Lisa (which is available for pre-order), for example, contains Rosé champagne, tea rose and strawberry leaves, while the sold-out pistachio-green No. 21 Olivia is made with mint julep, peppermint and superfine sugar. I received the buttery yellow No. 29 Dorine, which features neroli (on of my favorites), lemon leaves and brown sugar. It also has a hint of shimmer, and I’m basically obsessed with it.
The pots themselves are on the heft side, so you get a lot of product for the price. And did I mention they’re super luxe-looking as well? Even more, you can use these hydrating balms beyond the lips, as they’re perfect for smoothing cuticles as well as soothing itchy or irritated skin. In a nutshell, these balms are the bomb, and you should really treat yourself to at least one.