Tuesday 27 February 2024

Birchbox Re.Fil Beauty Balm Review (Green)|Price, Ingredients & Other Details

Hi everyone, I hope you all are doing great! Today, I am going to review Birchbox Re.fil beauty balm, which I got in one of my UK beauty subscription boxes. If you enjoy using eco-friendly, sustainable and multi-purpose skin care products, keep reading this post!

Birchbox refil beauty balm (lip balm) review for dry, chapped lips. Price, ingredients and other details

Birchbox Re.fil Beauty Balm Review:

Product Descriptions:

Not just a lip balm, this is your salve for anything (plus, it's refillable!). With so many uses, from lips, to cuticles, to dry patches, and even taming your brows, this is your ultimate all-over balm. Made with a blend of natural oils, hyaluronic acid, ceramides and squalane, it hydrates and conditions dry skin, helps promote skin barrier function, and leaves a protective layer that's light and soft (never sticky!). It has just a hint of chamomile for a light and calming scent.

Birchbox refil beauty balm (lip balm) review for dry, chapped lips. Packaging and texture details of birchbox lip balm

Price & Quantity:

£11.00 for 2.9g

Ingredients of Re.fil Beauty Balm:

Diisostearyl Malate, Silica (absorbent/mattifier), Isononyl Isononanoate (emollient), Polysilicone-11, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Octyldodecanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Sorbitan Isostearate, Jojoba Esters, Oryzanol, Laureth-12, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil.

Key Ingredients

Antioxidant: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis  (Rosemary) LeafExtract, Oryzanol, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate. 

Skin-identical ingredient: Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP

Soothing: Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Jojoba Esters, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil. 


Apply to lips, cuticles, or any dry patches of skin as needed.

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My Experience With Birchbox Re.fil Beauty Balm (Review):

(Lips skin: Dry and pigmented) 

Birchbox launched Re.fil, a Refillable Beauty Brand, a couple of years ago. Fil's first product was a lip and multipurpose balm called Beauty Balm, which is 95% reusable and sold in a refillable case. I finished this beauty balm just a few months back and also featured it in my last Product Empties post. The beauty balms are available in three colours - dark green, light green, and tan/peach colour. I got the dark green one in my beauty box. 

Product Packaging:

Birchbox Re.fil beauty balm comes in a recyclable and refillable plastic case with a cap. The dark green bottle looks cute and is travel-friendly. To know about the product details, visit their website because the packaging does not feature anything. 

Birchbox refil beauty balm (lip balm) review for dry, chapped lips. Price, ingredients and texture of birchbox lip balm for dry lips

Product Texture:

Birchbox Re.fil beauty balm is a cream-colored balm that looks transparent on the lips upon application. It has a natural, mild, and calming chamomile scent to it. 

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How I used it:

Birchbox describes this Re.fil beauty balm as a multipurpose salve for any skin dryness issue. But I mainly used this product as a lip balm (more on it below). You can certainly use your fingers for the application. I simply applied the balm directly to my upper and lower lips from the center towards the corners and then blended my lips together so the balm spread nicely. 

Performance/What it does:

As a lip balm, this Re.fil beauty balm spreads easily on the lips. Upon application, it looks transparent and gives off a matte finish, not glossy. I love that it is non-sticky, lightweight, and has a lovely fragrance! 

Birchbox Re.fil multi-purpose beauty balm is super effective at moisturising dry lips. It kept my chapped lips nourished for a good amount of time. Re-application is required, but unlike other balms, you don’t have to apply it every three hours to moisturise your lips! I had to reapply it thrice a day after breakfast, lunch, and dinner only. It keeps my lips soft under (dry) liquid lipsticks, as well. 

Birchbox Refil lip balm performance on dry chapped lips review

Although it’s a multi-purpose balm, I rarely use it for other skin issues. I don’t feel comfortable putting the same balm onto my lips as well as other parts of my body. At times, when I would use the topical acne-clearing ointment on my pesky pimples, it would leave those spots dry and flaky. I can tackle this issue any day with a heavy-duty moisturiser, but with full makeup on, it’s so hard to cover! Hence, to moisturise those dry patches, I did use this Re.fil balm as a salve using my fingers and got great results. Within an hour, it healed the dryness, and my skin looked better and healthy. So, yes, it’s really an efficient multi-purpose balm for everyday use. 

Now, the main concern with this product is the availability of its refills. Each Re.fil beauty balm case is made from PCR (post-consumer recycled) plastic. The fun part is, even though the brand describes the product as refillable and their motto behind creating this balm was to help keep plastic out of our landfills, they failed. To our dismay, they have discontinued the Balm Refills 😑

I seriously want to know, what’s the point of creating and advertising a sustainable and refillable product if you end up stopping the refill sales? Yes, you can still try and buy this balm from their website. However, once you empty the product, you’ll have to purchase a new one because refills are not available anymore ( as of Feb 2024). Bummer! 


What I Like About/Pros of Birchbox Re.fil Multi-purpose Beauty Balm (Green):

  • A lovely non-sticky lip balm
  • Lightweight and alcohol free
  • Composed of some amazing skin-loving hydrating ingredients
  • Keeps lips soft and smooth for a long time
  • Has a soothing, mild, floral fragrance
  • Long-lasting
  • Multi-purpose balm
  • Affordable
  • Eco-friendly
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Travel-friendly
  • Great balm for dry lips

What I Dislike About/Cons of Birchbox Re.fil Multi-purpose Beauty Balm (Green):

😕 Refills are not available!




Birchbox Re.fil Multi-purpose Beauty Balm is an amazing non-sticky alcohol-free moisturiser for the lips and dry patches. I truly love this eco-friendly, Vitamin E and anti-oxidants loaded hydrating lip balm and hope that Birchbox starts selling the refills soon.


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Have you tried this Re.fil Beauty Balm? If yes, please share your experience with me in the comment section below.


  1. I could always use a lip balm. This one sounds amazing. Bummer that there's no more refills though!

  2. I have not heard of this brand before but it sounds great. Will look to see if i can find it

  3. This lip balm was one of my favorite purchases! It's travel size along with the benefits- What other combo could you ask for?!

  4. I am intrigued to try the Birchbox Beauty Balm after reading such a positive review. It is disappointing to learn that the company has discontinued the refills, as they would have been a convenient and eco-friendly option.

  5. I'm always looking for a good balm and it sounds like I need to look into this brand. I like that it is non-sticky lip balm and soft on the lips.

  6. That beauty balm sounds lovely. The winter weather is so dry here and is taking a toll on my skin. I would love to try this product. I'm not familiar with Birch Box and it would be fun to try.

  7. This beauty balm sounds lovely! I like that it can be used on cuticles, lips, brows and everywhere in between! Sad to hear that they have discontinued the Balm Refills.

  8. I'm constantly looking for good lip balms that aren't sticky so maybe I should check this out! :)

  9. I love the sound of that lip blam and I for sure will have to check it out as I can use it this time of the year. My lips take a beating in the winter months.....

  10. First time to hear about this and it sounds like an amazing product to try. I will check this out!