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The Dr. Organic range is quite diverse with almost identical products in each 'main' ingredient range. The 'main' ingredient ranges are as follows, with Dead Sea Minerals, Virgin Coconut Oil, Tea Tree, Moroccan Argan Oil, Royal Jelly, Aloe Vera, Pomegranate, Rose Otto, Vitamin E, Lavender or Virgin Olive Oil.
What's more, they've won a fair few beauty awards (check website below)!
I was quite shocked to see the sheer amount of different products available across the ranges. From body butter and cellulite cream to serum and mouthwash, the ranges are huge but some products are exclusive to a certain type of 'main' ingredient. For example the facial serum is only available in Rose Otto, but the eye serum is available in Royal Jelly, Virgin Oliver Oil, Rose Otto and Moroccan Argan Oil. If you want to check out all on offer you can visit the Dr. Organic website here.
Anyway, instantly I was drawn to the Manuka range, a bit because I've heard good things about it and a bit because it's active 30+ (I don't know what that means but it sounds good).
I chose a lip balm because it was one of the cheapest things on the menu at £3.25 for 5.7ml and I hadn't gone into H & B wanting to spend money.
What They Say
Bioactive Skincare. Organic Manuka Honey Lip Balm (Active 30+) with Propolis, Shea Butter & Vitamin E. Moisturises and protects dry lips. Multi Action - Moisturising - Soothing - Restoring. SPF 15.
Paraben Free, SLS Free, No artificial colours, fragrances or harsh preservatives.
Suitable for Vegetarians, Dr Organic is against animal testing.
"Manuka Honey has a host of skin restoring properties. We ensure that the natural bioactive properties of this exceptional New Zealand honey are delivered intact and combined with a complex blend of selected bioactive and organic extracts to help restore and hydrate the lips. Our moisturising lip balm also provides SPF 15 protection from the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays.
What I Say
I love this product! At first I found it to be a little hard to coat on the lips and I must have looked like a mad woman rubbing the balm frantically against my lips, but after a couple of uses the balm has become smooth and easy to apply. I also like that this is a stick and not a tub, keeping the germs to a minimum is always a good thing.
My lips are definitely smoother, soothed and less prone to cracking than when I was using my Little Green Tin from Superdrug. I'm also suffering from a cold and a very sore nose at the moment, so I thought why not dab a bit of this on? It worked a treat, my nose feels much less sore and much softer!
Usually one to complain, my only beef for this product would be the price and the smell. Neither of these issues are deal breakers though, because the smell isn't that bad, it just isn't super tasty (might be because it has no added crap that the others tasty lip balms do?) and the price isn't that alarming. £3.25 for 5.7ml of a natural and organic product isn't actually that bad in the grand scheme of things.
I would buy this lip balm again no problem, but I would like to try some of the other flavours (Pomegranate and Vitamin E for def) and I've just noticed a lip serum in Rose Otto that is now on my wishlist.
If you can get past the natural flavour of this then it's a fantastic product that, as far as I can see, does what it claims and is organic, which I think is fab.
Unfortunately they don't currently sell from their website but you can buy Dr. Organic and loads of other Health and Well being related products at the Holland and Barrett online shop here. H & B ship for free in the UK if you spend over £20 (or £1.99 if not) and £6.95 for European delivery, but they don't ship elsewhere.
I'm also dying to try out some of the other products, have you tried any of the products in the Dr. Organic range? What do you think about natural beauty products, couldn't live without them or couldn't care less?