Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment.

The one item in my cosmetic routine that is grossly underrated is lip balm.  I was of the mind-set that lip balms are mostly created equal.  Some are all natural, while others are chemically based, but in the end, they all deposit a clear moisturizing film on the lips–or so I thought.  Enter Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment ($30 US/ 3g) to change my antiquated way of thinking for the better.  As an added bonus–the packaging makes this lip balm look anything but ordinary!

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment.

According to Dermstore’s description:

What it is:
A lip therapy treatment that has the ability to repair, hydrate, plump and protect.

What it’s used for:
Finally, a lip treatment that can solve all our problems with one powerful formula. Kaplan MD Lip 20 treatment consists of 10 active ingredients to help restore and hydrate lips to a fuller, plumper shape. Seabuckthorn Berry extract and C10-30 significantly moisturize, repair and condition skin, while hyaluronic filling spheres instantly smooth lines and wrinkles. Patented peptides and marine collagen redefine the lip line for a contoured look. SPF 20 helps maintain your youthful pout.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment.

The Pros of Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment:

  1. The packaging is superbly designed. The twist up mechanism does away with pesky caps to reveal an inner tube that raises the balm out of the casing.
  2. Despite the intricate design, the statuesque tube is made up of lightweight plastic and fits nicely in handbags of varying sizes.
  3. The formula is smooth and very hydrating.
  4. The moisturizing effects last all day and lips truly feel as if they are being treated rather than coated.
  5. Contains a SPF of 20–perfect to wear at the beach, pool or during any outdoor activities.
  6. Claims to have a plumping effect on the lips with extended use.
  7. Does not contain parabens, sulfates, gluten, castor oil or petrolatum.
  8. Has a pleasant light peppermint scent accompanied by a natural sweet flavoring.
  9. Has a lightweight, non greasy feel when worn on its own or as a base for lipstick.
  10. Does not leave a waxy film on the lips.
  11. Does not hinder longevity when worn lightly under matte lipsticks.
  12. Kaplan MD also produces nine lip colors with the same packaging and supposed lip benefits.

The Cons to Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment:

  1. Due to the high SPF factor, there is a definite SPF flavoring that is quite noticeable.
  2. I did not experience any plumping (only 1 week) or smoothing of any lines and wrinkles (I don’t have wrinkles around the mouth area).
  3. This is a very lengthy casing; when closed the tube measures 3.0625 inches, the inner tube further extends to 3.75 inches, and finally 4.5 inches when the balm emerges midway.
  4. Extending the balm too far out of the casing will result in breakage.
  5. The inflated price is probably the result of the elaborate packaging.
Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy +SPF measuring 3.065 inches in length.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment measuring 3.0625 inches in height.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy +SPF measuring 3.75 inches in length.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment measuring 3.75 inches in height.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy +SPF measuring 4.5 inches in length.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment measuring 4.5 inches in height.

Comparison of packaging size: Tom Ford Lipstick, Kaplan MD Lip 20, Julie Hewett Sin Noir Lipstick.

Comparison of packaging size:
Tom Ford Lipstick, Kaplan MD Lip 20 Clear Treatment, Julie Hewett Sin Noir Lipstick.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment ingredient list.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment ingredient list.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy Clear Treatment can be found at Dermstore.com where I purchase mine.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Kaplan MD Lip 20 Moisture Clear Treatment is an extraordinary lip balm with many extra added benefits.  I truly find this lip balm hydrates my lips for the entirety of the day with or without the addition of lipstick–something that has never happened with any other lip balm.  Many will also find the packaging irresistible and will happily showcase it’s uniqueness.  Will this lip balm plump-up my lips to rival Angelina’s?..…Only time will tell 🙂  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. I enjoy reading your posts. This product review is very helpful because this winter has been so cold, and the SPF will be great protection at the beach this summer! Thanks!

    • Hello Vicki,
      I’m so glad you found this review helpful. Lip Balm so important and an effective one is hard to find. I hope you try this and report back with your thoughts. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
      -Maria

  2. Thank you for this thorough review! The packaging is really interesting indeed. I can’t decide whether I like it or not, lol 🙂

    • Hello Kiss and Make-Up,
      Personally, the packaging reminds me the chalk holders I used, back in the day when schools still utilized chalk boards 🙂 That bit of nostalgia makes me happy. It’s definitely a conversation starter. Thank you for commenting and support.
      -Maria

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