If you care for your lips, you have probably bought a lip balm or lip care product at some stage in your life. Today we review 3 readily available brands in Australia to see which, if any really care for our lips in the way we need them to. Keep in mind our lips were quite healthy at the time of reviewing these products, and the results could have been different with chapped / damaged lips.
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Today we are focused on looking after your lips, and are pleased to present this review of three lip care products so that you don’t need to.
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The 3 products chosen for our review were:
- Revo Coconut Lip Balm
- Chapstick Strawberry Lip Balm
- Lucas Papaw Ointment
Product # 1 Name: Revo Coconut Lip Balm
Country Of Manufacture: USA
Price (Australian Dollars): $4.99
Shape And Application Method: Egg-shaped white container with a screw lid. Easy to hold and apply directly to lips. Its shape and size makes it more suitable to go into a handbag than carried on you in a pocket.
Taste: Pleasant coconut / vanilla taste upon application, which mostly faded within 30 minutes.
How It Felt When Applied: Made the lips feel creamy-smooth and moisturised which remained for sometime after application.
How Often Did It Need To Be Reapplied: Halfway through the workday it was barely noticeable, and another application was beneficial.
SPF Rating Shown: None sighted on packaging or product.
Did The Product Make Mention Of It Being Suitable For Sensitive Skin Or Dermatologically Recommended: No. The product packaging states that it is for deliciously moist, smooth lips.
Score 3.5 out of 5
Product # 2 Name: Chapstick Strawberry Lip Balm
Country Of Manufacture: USA
Price (Australian Dollars): $4.50
Shape And Application Method: Thin stick-type lip balm which is ideally suited for popping into a small pocket or purse. It has a wind-up balm which is easy to use, before winding back down and replacing the clip-on cap. The top of the lip balm stick felt quite rough upon the lips.
Taste: A very obvious strawberry taste which dissipated fairly quickly.
How It Felt When Applied: It gave a very waxy /oily feel to the lips initially, but within an hour it was barely noticeable.
How Often Did It Need To Be Reapplied: After two hours the effects could no longer be felt, and it needed to be reapplied.
SPF Rating Shown: SPF15
Did The Product Make Mention Of It Being Suitable For Sensitive Skin Or Dermatologically Recommended: No. The product packaging states that it moisturises, soothes and prevents dry, chapped lips.
Score 3 out of 5
Product # 3 Name: Lucas Papaw Ointment
Country Of Manufacture: Australia
Price (Australian Dollars): $5.90
Shape And Application Method: 25g tube with a screw lid. Although this was the more expensive product, it comes in a bigger size so you are getting more for your dollar. The ointment is squeezed onto a finger and then applied to the lips. Because the tube is several times larger than the Chapstick, it is not easily carried on you in a small pocket, and seems more designed for a handbag or for home use.
Taste: It had no significant taste.
How It Felt When Applied: The more oily of the three, this one required only a small amount to be squeezed out of the tube, otherwise you risk having it all over your finger and lips.
How Often Did It Need To Be Reapplied: The ointment dried after about two hours and needed to be sparingly applied.
SPF Rating Shown: None sighted on product.
Did The Product Make Mention Of It Being Suitable For Sensitive Skin Or Dermatologically Recommended: The product states that it is a topical application for such things as burns, chafing, cuts, and cracked skin.
Score 3.5 out of 5
Final Score Comments:
The above scores were given based upon all criteria listed.
While both the Revo Coconut Lip Balm and Lucas Papaw Ointment received our equal-top votes, we felt the overall winner was the Revo Coconut Lip Balm for its easy mess-free application, overall feel on the lips, and longer-lasting effects.
Although we would have preferred to find a moisturizing lip care product with all natural ingredients, it was felt that none of the above, which were chosen at random at a local supermarket, fitted that criteria today.
That might be something we can look at in the future. If you manufacture an all-natural moisturizing lip care product range, feel free to contact us and provide samples for review.
Note: while it is understood that the Lucas Papaw Ointment is not a specific lip balm, it was sold in the same supermarket section as the lip balm, and is well-known for being used in lip care. We therefore felt it appropriate to include in this review.
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