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As with many ladies, I use lipbalm on a daily basis. This product was given to me by a friend, as part of a burts bees giftset for my birthday. My first impressions of the product were very good. It smelt nice, came in a small compact tin, and seemed to be easy to apply. However, the downsides were that it was very greasy and did not sit well on my lips for long. Not something that I would use again.
My mum is a big fan of Burt's Bees, and she randomly bought me a tin of their beeswax lip balm. This retails for £3.69 at Boots.
The balm I have is in a little tin, but it is also available in a stick. The tin is a distinctive yellow, with a cute bee picture on the top. It very much matches the rustic, country style of Burt's Bees products. If I'd have bought it myself I would have bought a stick as I find I get products under my nails when using a tin, but as I say this was a gift.
The tin is very small, only about 4cm across and the depth is about 1cm. It fits discreetly into the smallest handbag and is very portable. However, it is really, really hard to get the lid off this balm. Sometimes I have to jiggle, get my nails under and generally prise it open. My mum gets arthritis in her hands, and I know she would never get this open. The difficulty in opening comes from how small the tin is and particularly how small the depth is. It's really hard to get a good grip on it.
When you finally get the tin open, you are hit by a refreshing smell of mint. This balm is very thick and like a wax, as opposed to a jelly like vaseline. This product has remained consistent in the time I've had it. I've found with pots of Vaseline etc that it can melt and go a bit liquid, and that it can melt into the lid. This item has stayed solid even through summer in my handbag (and my work has no air conditioning!) The colour is a natural off white.
After application, the pepperminty smell is more pronounced. Personally, I love mint, but some people might find it a bit overpowering. A thin layer goes a long way, and this item leaves my lips feeling moisturised and softer, but without being sticky or slippery. After application the mint can make your lips tingle a little bit. Again, I quite like this but other people might find it a bit much. The taste of the balm is also minty but manages to be neither pleasant or unpleasant.
The main ingredients are coconut oil, sweet almond oil and peppermint oil. All of the ingredients seem to be natural, as you'd expect from Burt's Bees. The tin states that this product has not been tested on animals.
The actual product is very good and is very long lasting - I've used it quite a few times and yet I've barely made a dent in it. I love the tingly mint flavour, but it might not be to everyone's taste.
The only downside with this product is the tin, in future I would buy it in a stick for easier application.
I've given this item 4 out of 5 - love the product just hate the tin
Burt's most popular product, chocked full of pain relieving protective ingredients to help soothe cracked, chapped or burning lips / Available in the .3 oz, old-fashioned yellow tin.