I think companies that give back ROCK! Especially when they make it EASY….like in SO easy, all you have to do is buy their product.
This holiday season, Miracle Skin Transformer makes giving back easy peezy. Miracle Skin Transformer will donate $5 from the sale of every Lip Rewind in the shade LOVE, a soft pink with a touch of shimmer, to the Children’s Action Network, a national non-profit dedicated to finding loving families for waiting foster children. This is the non-profit founded by Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg, and Henry Winkler that harnesses the power of the entertainment industry to raise awareness of children’s issues. Pretty Rockin'.
Now back to the actual product itself: Lip Rewind. I tried it in the shade of CORAL and LOVED it...at first (WAIT FOR IT.....) It's got a nice peppermint, tingly cooling sensation and plumped my lips with the hyaluronic acid. LIP REWIND has a blend of anti-oxidant rich butters that condition, smooth, and create a breathable barrier to maintain maximum moisture as well as powerful peptides to stimulate the dermal matrix, boosting collagen and helping to eliminate the appearance of lip lines.
Here's what LIP REWIND by Miracle Skin Transformer does:
· Rebuilds the skin barrier to minimize moisture loss for touchable texture and a happy healthy smile
· Stimulates collagen synthesis for future fullness
· Helps protect skin & diminish drying & damage to prevent premature aging
· Visibly reduces lip lines and keeps lips soft and smooth
· SPF 20 provides broad spectrum sunscreen protection against damaging UV rays
I liked the appearance of the product, even tho a darker shade like LOVE would've looked nicer on my lips.
The thing I didn't like about his product is that the ingredient list shows it uses oxybenzone as a sunscreen. Well, reports suggest that under certain conditions, sunscreens with oxybenzone could lead to free-radical damage to the skin, a process that, in theory, could lead to skin cancer. So all in all, oxybenzone is a questionable ingredient to say the least - some say dangerous.
Now, let's talk about the APPLICATOR. LIP REWIND uses a twist pump in which each time you twist the tube, the gloss comes out of the center of a slanted sponge with a hole in the middle (SEE SLIDESHOW.) I've seen these applicators in the '80's or '90's - perhaps it was a Maybelline product? In any case, it was kinda cool that they used a RETRO applicator in a REWIND product. Or so I thought.
HOWEVER, after twisting the tube, the product would "creep out" of the applicator, making it a bit messy. You really couldn't exactly control the amount you got from the twist. Here's a on-line comment from a user:
"Applicator does not dispense product properly. I found myself twisting and twisting until the gloss came out and then it would not stop. Most of the gloss goes to waste because of functionality of the twist pump."
If that's not a deal breaker, maybe the whole tube breaking is!!! I got an email about LIP REWIND donating to a charity. I ran over to it to find out if the product I had indeed was the same product. I picked it up quickly and lo and behold the spring used to advance the liquid out of the sponge applicator tip SPRUNG OUT and before you know it, I had a broken tube of Lip Rewind.
So, it actually LITERALLY "UNWOUND" itself.
LIP REWIND In Five Shades: Translucent, Pink, Coral, LOVE and Berry
All in all, I liked the actual gloss and feel of the peppermint oil and the ingredients of peptides and hyaluronic acid. It seemed as though the product WAS helping with plumping lips AND lines around the mouth. So, all of that is worth at least 2.5 stars. I hope that they will consider a re-formulation WITHOUT OXYBENZONE soon, and also, it seems from what I read on the internet, a lot of folks are not pumped about WINDING UP their LIP REWIND...a different, more consistent and stable applicator is in order on this one.
Looking at the long sleek tube, there's only a small compartment that holds the gloss - 0.5 Fluid Ounces - so you really are not getting a lot of lip product at all!
I'm not sure if Miracle Skin Transformer SPF products for skin contain oxybenzone, as they don't list ingredients on their site. But, even with my experience with this lip product, overall, I am still EAGER to try Miracle Skin Transformer products without sunscreen, as they have great ingredients like peptides which stimulate collagen.
~The Anti-Aging Analyst