If you've been reading Hello Jaa for a while, you know how much I love the Bite Agave Lip Mask! I think I must have raved about it about 987467684 times already. :D However, at US$26 a tube, I realize that not everyone can afford it. But what if I tell you that it now comes in a mini size, along with a mini scrub stick, in an adorable glass jar, for only $15? Yep! I think there's no better time to try it than now!
Bite 5 Night Fix for Lips is a two-step lip treatment system to replenish dry and chapped lips. The kit includes a mini Whipped Cherry Scrub Stick, Agave Lip Mask, and glass jar with a screw-on cap. The red label on the jar can be peeled off to reveal a list of ingredients for both products. Mainly they are made of 100% food-grade ingredients!
Bite recommends using the Whipped Cherry Scrub Stick first to exfoliate/scrub away lip impurities (dry flakes, dead skin cells, for example), then following with the Agave Lip Mask to repair chapped lips. Continue usage daily for 5 nights and your lips will be repaired and looking healthy again.
Step 1: Exfoliate with the Scrub Stick
The Whipped Cherry Scrub Stick (0.04 oz / 1.15 g) is, I assume, the same as their Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub that comes in a jar but packaged in a stick instead. It has a whipped, mousse-like texture that smells like cherry! The pale pink formula contains antioxidant Resveratrol and Vitamin C to fight free radicals and brighten lips. It also contains rice bran as an exfoliant. One thing worth noting about the Bite's version of lip scrub is that, it isn't nearly as abrasive as other lip scrubs. Their beads are sparse, soft, and very gentle. They are no where near as scrubby as traditional brown sugar scrubs so they offer a better (gentler) option for those with severely dry/sensitive lips. See my complete review including swatches of this product here.
The funny thing about this stick is if you scrub the stick directly on your lips, you will feel a stronger “scrubbing” effect than if you apply and then use your fingertip to scrub! Try it and you'll know what I mean! :D
Now that our lips are soft and fairly moisturized, it's time for step 2!
Step 2: Hydrate with the Agave Lip Mask
The Agave Lip Mask (0.18 oz / 5 g) has a really thick and yellowish consistency but it spreads easily with a fingertip. It has a sweet honey scent that does not linger. If you have a full-sized tube, you probably don't like the packaging very much because it's hard to squeeze the product out and the tube has a tendency to rip over time. The mini version, however, is much easier to use as it's made of a different material (plastic-coated aluminum tube, perhaps).
The mask's main ingredient is medical grade Lanolin and contains “triple the amount of antioxidant trans-resveratrol found in red wine”. It leaves a super shiny finish so it's best to wear it to bed although you can always blot it and apply as a lip treatment/primer during the day. The thick mask consistency acts as a protective barrier to lock in moisture and prevent lips from drying out. I have been using this lip mask exclusively this winter to keep my lips in excellent condition! For a more thorough review including swatches, please see my original post here.
As mentioned before, this treatment system promises to replenish your dry, chapped lips within 5 days of continued use. Unfortunately, I cannot confirm if this claim is true since I haven't had one day of dry, chapped lips this winter! As soon as the weather started getting cold, I slapped on the Agave Lip Mask right away, twice a day in the A.M. and P.M. and my lips have been in excellent condition since.
Bite 5 Night Fix for Lips is a great little set to try out the brand's popular lip treatments without committing to full-sized products (and high-priced tags!). Although I have a feeling that once you finish them, especially the mask, you'll be more than willing to buy the full-size soon after. The little glass jar is super adorable and a nice bonus to keep both products safe and secure in one place. I definitely encourage you to try it! :)