Moon Drops Lip Conditioner SPF 6

by Revlon  
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$8.99 
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Category:
Skin Care > Lip Products (Including Lip Exfoliators) > Lip Balm With Sunscreen
Last Updated:
2/4/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

This lip balm with sunscreen is an antiquated formula whose sole active ingredient is one that's rarely used anymore due to its tendency to be sensitizing. It only provides UVB protection, so lips are left vulnerable to UVA damage. Moon Drops Lip Conditioner has a smooth, emollient texture but is downgraded because of its cloying fragrance and unpleasant flavor. It contains several fragrance chemicals that can cause irritation.

Active: Padimate O 3.75%. Inactive: Castor Seed Oil, Lanolin, Cetyl Acetate, Ozokerite, Cetyl Esters, Glyceryl Triacetyl Ricinoleate, Candelilla Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Mineral Oil, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Allantoin, Soluble Collagen, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Farnesol, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzophenone-3, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol

May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake

It may surprise some of you to know that Revlon has been around since 1932, when the company launched a unique nail polish that used pigments instead of dyes. Lipsticks followed years later, and then a full line of cosmetics, which is how we know Revlon today. Although the company has had its continual share of ups and downs over the years (largely due to out-of-control debt coupled with aggressive spending), the line has recently made numerous improvements, especially in the realms of foundations, powders, eyeshadows, and mascaras. It is quite a feat that Revlon products earned more Paula's Pick ratings per category than any other drugstore line reviewed. If their goal was to close the competitive gap between themselves and L'Oreal, for the most part they have succeeded. Revlon definitely has the edge for foundations with reliable sunscreens. But despite Revlon's attempt to improve their mascara range, L'Oreal remains the clear winner (as well as L'Oreal-owned Maybelline New York).

Revlon's vast selection of makeup is divided into three main brands: Age Defying for the forty-something and older woman concerned about wrinkles, ColorStay for the teen to mid-thirties woman concerned about keeping oily skin in check and making sure her makeup stays put, and PhotoReady for women of all ages. These brands present some outstanding options and include products for all skin types (although the range of skin tones is not as well-represented here as it is by L'Oreal).

An intriguing fact is that the longevity claims for ColorStay are quite accurate: this collection of products really does offer extraordinary staying power. Conversely, Revlon jumped on the works-like-Botox bandwagon with their Age Defying range, going so far as to name their antiwrinkle complex Botafirm. Is there any confusion about what that term is supposed to relate to? Despite the claims, Botafirm won't reduce expression lines or control the muscles that cause them, though the products themselves do have many impressive qualities.

Note:Revlon is categorized as one that tests on animals because their products are sold in China. Although Revlon may not conduct animal testing for their products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brand’s state that they don’t test on animals “unless required by law”. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Paula’s Choice Research Team.

Suffice it to say, Revlon has more commendable products than ever before, and although they rely heavily on celebrity spokespersons, their best products ably speak for themselves.

For more information about Revlon, call (800) 473-8566 or visit www.revlon.com.

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  1. Sigrid P.R.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, April 03, 2013
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      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      3 / 4
    Moon drops lip conditioner
    • Since I don't wear lip stick I really love thi product. It glides on easily and makes my lips a bit shiny and keeps them moist. I have looked in many drug stores and cannot find this product. I sometimes bought the conditioner at the Navy Exchange. It sure would be great if the stores would carry the product again.

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