As I’ve whinged before, eos balms do not play nice with my lips, even though I love the scents and the packaging. Revo lip balms are the latest brand to catch onto the bubble packaging, so I was pretty damn curious to see if they’d live up to my expectations. Here’s my review…
The big difference between Revo and eos is that Revo lip balms don’t shy away from petrochemicals, which I fully support – petrochemical-free balms just aren’t enough for my dry lips. My favourite balm, Nivea Repair and Protection, has waxes in spades.
The ingredients in the Watermelon Revo balm are:
Mineral Oil, Ozokerite, Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Di-PPG-3 Myristyl Ether Adipate, Flavour, Isopropyl Myristate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tocopherol, Sucralose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Bismuth Oxychloride, Red 6 Lake (CI 15850).
Revo Lip Balms come in the same bauble-like screw top packaging as eos, but the outside doesn’t have the same grippy soft finish. This makes it feel a bit less stylish, but it’s probably a lot more durable as a result. It also has corners, if you can imagine a bauble with corners.
It comes in a variety of scents, and just like with eos balms, the balms contains sweetener which makes it kind of tasty, if you “accidentally” eat some. My favourite scents are watermelon, melon mint and coconut. There’s also cherry, “blue razzberry”, tangerine and strawberry.
I gave my friend a spare Melon Mint one, and he loved the tingly mint, the sugary flavour and the moisturising ability – the only complaint he had was that the round shape made it hard to keep it in the pocket of his jeans.
I’m pretty pleased with these, and they’re really budget-friendly: they come in at $4.99 for 7 g, which is a lot cheaper per gram than most drugstore lip balms! You can get them via The Beauty Office and Revo’s website.
These lip balms were provided for review, which did not affect my opinion. For more information, see Disclosure Policy.