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Having received an Elemis gift box last year for Christmas this was one of the amazing products in it that I got to try. Elemis is a luxury brand and not one I could really afford myself so I was pleased to get lots of different items to try including face creams, hand creams, serums and this lovely lip revive.
I only received a small 5ml tube of the lip revive and I don't use it everyday as I like to keep it special because it is so expensive but it has lasted me quite a few months of use now so I think a little really does go a long way. On the back of the tube it says that this lip revive will keep lips soft and in perfect condition. It is described as a petroleum-free lip balm, formulated with nourishing Olive and Beeswax. The formula is clear and is fairly thick and you can definitely tell is has a bit of wax in it as its thats kind of substance. The little tube has a screw top and then to apply you just squeeze a little bit out and then use the top of the tube to smooth it over your lips. I find it really easy to apply and one little squeeze allows you to slick it over your lips quickly and easily. The revive goes on clear and gives my lips a little bit of shiny but it is not sticky or gloopy or anything like that. My lips feel quite smooth when I first apply it and then a little while afterwards they still feel really good.
What I love about this lip product is that it has a slight minty smell and taste to it (if you lick your lips that is). The ingredients include soothing calendula, peppermint and spearmint which are there to cool and re-moisturise dry, chapped lips. The minty taste is lovely and natural tasting and what I love when I first apply it is that I get a really nice tingling, cooling sensation which lasts quite a few minutes after I have applied this. It almost makes me want to apply more when the sensation has worn off.
With this lip revive you can use it as a nice base and apply some lipstick over it to give your lips a bit of colour or you can wear it on its own, either way, its a great lip product I recommend.
Elemis is a beauty Spa brand. As well as offering various Spa treatments, Elemis offer a range of beauty products which can be used at home. The range includes everything from skincare to mens products.
Lip Revive was formally known as Lip Rescue. It is part of the Time To Spa range from Elemis. Lip Revive is a lip balm which is ideal for lips that are sore, dry or chapped. The lip balm offers protection to the lips as well as nourishing them and keeping them perfectly soft. The lip balm is petroleum-free.
Lip Revive is formulated using a few key ingredients as well as being rich in vitamins and plant collagen :
*Calendula - calming and healing
*Cocoa butter - softens and oils
*Jojoba seed oil - penetrates and locks in moisture
*Sunflower seed oil - soothing properties
*White mint - cooling and refreshing
*Peppermint - improves circulation
Lip Revive is housed within a small, plastic tube which is semi transparent. It is shaped like many premium lip balms from the likes of Clarins and Clinique. There is a small hole inside a screw off lid and the lip balm can be applied directly onto the lips as and when required. It can also be dispensed onto a clean finger and smoothed over the lips. The tube can be recycled and once opened, the lip balm should be disgarded after 6months.
Elemis products are available online through www.timetospa.co.uk or in department stores such as Debenhams. A full sized Lip Revive includes 7ml of lip balm and is priced around £14.30.
Although I like using tinted lipglosses, my lips often dry out and look rather unpleasant. To combat this, I like to offer them some moisturisation in the form of a lip balm. I previously used Clarins Moisture Replenishing Balm and found it to be very good at hydrating my lips. I received my Elemis Lip Revive as part of a gift set my sister made up for my birthday in March. I have only got around to use it about a month ago as I had a few other lip balms to test out.
I have used a few Elemis products before and found them to be of a decent quality though often not worth the retail price. The tube is nothing fancy but offers a secure home from the lip balm. 7ml doesn't seem like much but there is plenty of balm inside the tube and a little certainly goes a long way. The hole is the right size to dispense the right amount of lip balm. My preferred way to apply this lip balm is by dispensing a small amount onto my finger. I have applied directly from the tube and found it slightly awkward to apply the balm all over my lips.
The consistency of the lip balm took a while to get used to. When you think of a balm, you may think a solid stick of wax. Lip Revive is actually a liquid lip balm which is a cloudy white colour on dispensing but once applied to the lips, goes on completely clear. Before applying to my lips, I can appreciate the sweet, minty aroma which is quite uplifting.
Once I dispense a small amount of this lip balm onto my finger, it melts slightly and becomes rather runny. Applying the liquid to my lips is very easy though it does feel rather unusual. The balm feels rather oily on my lips but spreads incredibly well allowing a tiny amount to cover all of my lips. The feeling I experience on application is quite pleasant with the various mint ingredients offering an initial, cool and tingly sensation.
Despite being petroleum-free, this lip balm is quite like Vaseline. On application, it sinks it fairly quickly and I can feel any dryness in my lips being soothed. It is quite relaxing yet invigorating at the same time. With there being so many different ingredients, I wasn't sure what to expect. The balm instantly penetrates into my lips giving them an instant boost of moisture.
As the balm works its magic, a small amount settles on the surface of my lips. If I rub my lips together, they feel soft and silky smooth like there is a thin layer of residue left. It tastes slightly minty but not tacky or sticky. There is a gentle sheen present on my lips which looks very natural and overall my lips look soft. The cooling sensation allows my lips to feel fresh for a good hour or two and after that, I can still detect softness even after drinking or eating.
~Reviving and Soothing~
With regular use, I have found the condition of my lips to improve. This is quite an intensive lip balm as it does penetrate my lips well and protects them from weather and the elements of daily life. My lips feel hydrated and soft for most of the day. I apply this in the morning and although the minty residue disappears after a few short hours, the hydrating aspect remains throughout the day although cannot be seen.
Whilst I appreciate £14.00 is a high price to pay for a lip balm, the quality and effects from Lip Revive make this very much worth the price. My tube has lots left in it and I am confident there will still be some lip balm left after the recommended 6month period. I do like the effect Lip Revive has on my lips but I do prefer the Clarins balm due to its thicker and less oily consistency.
Overall a 4 star recommendation from myself :)
Ingredients: Sunflower Seed Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Beeswax, Wild Mint, Peppermint Oil and Calendula / ß // a petroleum-free lip balm formulated to nourish, repair and protect lips, keeping them soft and in perfect condition / The active base, rich in vitamins and natural plant collagen, contains White Bees Wax, Mediterranean Olive Oil Wax and Cocoa Butter / Healing Calendula is combined with Japanese Wild Mint and Peppermint to cool and soothe dry, chapped, sore lips / How to use:Apply directly onto lips as required throughout the day / Key