It’s time to stick the vanilla, chocolate, berry, apple and birthday cake-flavoured lip balms back into your skincare drawer for another day. This new tropical version captures what we want out of spring and summer, and where we’d rather be right now.
Gelato Messina and Australian beauty forerunners Lanolips might seem like an unlikely partnership, but it makes sense when you hear exactly what the collab is: sorbet-flavoured lip balm. Specifically, a salted coconut and mango sorbet lip ointment.
It’s Messina’s most popular sorbet flavour by far. Customers love the rich coconut sorbet with a generous dash of Murray River salt, swirled through with smooth Kensington Pride mango salsa (there’s even a Drumstick version available in supermarkets). Now the beachy flavour is available in skincare form.
South Australian brand Lanolips is known for its nourishing, glossy balms which use medical-grade lanolin. The all-natural ointment is made with vitamin E, coconut oil, mango fruit extract and lanolin (of course). It is a flavoured version of its bestselling 101 Ointment. While it’s commonly used as a lip balm, the multi-purpose ointment can also be used to hydrate skin patches, cuticles, dry elbows, windburn and insect bites.
Slip it into your purse, jean pockets, beach bag or luggage – you’ll be using it a lot this summer.
Bonus: order the balm directly from Messina (including online) between October 26 and November 2 and you will receive a free scoop of gelato.