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Brand: Burt's Bees / Balm / Type: Lip Balm / Subcategory: Wax / What it does: regenerates / Contents/Size: 4.25g

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      09.02.2013 20:45
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      Too dry for me.

      I got this lip balm in a gift set along with several mini sized items for use on the body. This lip balm, however, can be purchased on it's own in the same sized 4.25g tube. Burt's Bees make several different varieties of their lip balms. This one is the Beeswax lip balm with Vitamin E and Peppermint.

      The product comes in a stick form. The tube is small and made from yellow plastic. It has a pop off top and a screw mechanism at the bottom of the tube which extends the lip balm when you twist it. This bottom section has a ridged style so that you can grip it with you fingers more easily. The balm can be extended or retracted according to how much you want to use it.

      Burts Bees is a company I first saw in my local health food store. They are a unique brand who specialise in making natural products. They have high ethical standards and do not test on animals. They also take care to ensure their products have the least environmental impact. The brand currently sponsor The British BeeKeepers Association as they use substances such as beeswax and honey in their products.

      Burts Bees claim this lip balm is "hard-working" and is "formulated to heal, repair and moisturise". The tube is printed with the promise that this product is "100% natural".

      The lip balm is a waxy, glue coloured substance. I have used a lot of lip balms from different brands an in comparision this one looks firmer and drier. When you extend it you can smell a strong fresh mint aroma. This scent is invigorating and lively. It's about as strong as a minty toothpaste would be.

      The lip balm does not instantly melt against warm lips. It has to be warmed up a little bit before the substance starts to become softer and spreadable. You have to rub it over your lips a few times before the balm melts fully and gives total coverage. Since the balm is quite stiff at first it means that the skin on your lips can feel a bit pulled and tight as you apply. This is not particularly comfortable when your lips are dry or cracked.

      When you first apply the balm it makes your lips tingle and throb. It has a similar sensation to a lip plumper. It's an odd feeling, not unpleasant but simply strange. It is like your lips are warm and cold at the same time. It certainly lets you know that your lips are covered in the product. It continues to radiate on the lips for some time after applying but eventually your lips get used to the sensation and it dies out.

      The lip balm does not feel as succulent or moist as other lip balms I've used. In fact when I purse my lips together they seem to stick as the balm feels quite dry. As far as making my dry lips feel comfortable I would say it provides an average experience. Other lip balms such as Vaseline or Lypsyl are much more juicy and moist.

      This lip balm makes your lips look healthy. It does not colour the lips in any way as the balm is like a vaseline colour. It is a good base for lip stick or lip gloss. It's actually quite a good lipstick base because it means lip colour stays put on your lips due to the consistency of the balm.

      I actually thought this lip balm might be really good and suitable for a lip balm addict like me as it is quite expensive compared to the well known brands you find in chemist chains and supermarkets. It costs around £3.69 and it's usually about this price no matter where you buy it from. I've seen these products in Holland and Barratt and on Amazon online. You can also buy direct from the Burts Bees website. I would say that I suffer from dry lips regularly and that I use lip balm several times a day. This lip balm is not moist enough to satisfy me or make my lips feel as comfortable as they ought to be when fully protected. I like the minty aroma and the fact that the ingredients are natural but these things can't outweigh the fact that this balm just isn't moist enough for me. I personally need a balm that is of a wetter consistency and wouldn't recommend this to anyone with very dry or sore lips. Continued use does not seem to improve quality of skin on the lips either, despite the softening Vitamin E ingredient. I therefore would not opt to buy it again.

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      29.01.2013 15:08
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      Best lip balm I have used

      As the autumn approaches my lip balm has been retrieved and added to my bag to help protect my lips from the weather. The Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm comes in a 4g tube that can currently be purchased from Boots for £3.69, so it is not the cheapest lip balm around but I think it is worth every penny. The tube is much like any other lip balm tube in that it is plastic with a pop of lip that stays in place even though it is rattling around in my hand bag - there is nothing worse than a dirty, bitty lip balm where the lid has been lost.

      The lip balm contains the following ingredients: cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, lanolin, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil,canola oil (huile de colza), limonene.

      The lip balm is thick and creamy on your lips and contains Beeswax to help condition your lips, and its Vitamin E content is supposed to moisturise. The lip balm also contains peppermint oil, which gives a great little tingle of refreshment to your lips when you apply it.

      You can apply the product as many times as you want. Overall I would say that this lip balm is the best one I have ever used. It is thick, smells soft like honey and the peppermint tingle is really nice, you do not need to keep applying it as a little goes along way and it definitely conditions and helps to protect my lips from the changing weather condition. I have had mine for about 1 year now and it is still going strong. Overall I would recommend this product to others as it really helps condition your lips, last ages and is worth paying a little bit extra for.

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        20.01.2013 17:47
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        One of the better lip balms I've tried

        I use a lip balm pretty much all year round, but especially during the colder winter months. One of my absolute favourites is Burt's Lip Balm. I pay £1.99 for a small sized swizzle up stick of balm though I have also bought this in the tin which is more cost effective as you get more and it only costs £3.50. The only problem with the tins though is that they are not so convenient to carry around in your bag.

        This lip balm contains peppermint oil, coconut oil and beeswax and all of these active ingredients together work at hydrating, protecting, repairing and moisturising my lips so that they look lovely and soft and smooth. The one I'm using at the moment actually contains pomegranate oil though I have actually used the original one too they are both just as good as each other.

        This lip balm sinks into my lips and I can really feel it getting to work more or less immediately. It's great to wear either on its own or under a lipstick (I do both) and it doesn't have to be reapplied very often as it seems to last for ages - even when I'm eating and drinking.

        It feels very luxurious on my lips and I love the fact that it contains all natural ingredients. Without this lip balm I know my lips do suffer because whenever I run out and stop using it for a while, my lips quickly begin to dry out. One of the tricks I do is to apply it at night after I've brushed my teeth and before I go to bed. That way, when I wake up in the morning my lips feel really soft, hydrated and smooth. I think that at this time of the year, lips in general suffer. Not only from the cold wind outside but also from the fact that we turn up our central heating so high and this can have a really dehydrating effect on the skin in general, but especially the lips as we have less sebaceous glands. This lip balm really is efficient at completely erradicating dry sore lips and adding moisture where it's needed the most.

        It never feels gloopy or sticky on my lips and the smell is delicate and lightly fragranced.

        It's such a handy size to keep in my make up bag and I always take it with me when I go to work. I actually have two of these - I keep one in the glove compartment of the car and another in my handbag.
        It's a really good quality lip balm and up there as one of the best I've used.

        Highly recommended.

        Also posted on Ciao! as basketofbuttons.

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        17.07.2012 11:34
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        This is the best lip balm I have ever tired and believe me I have tried a lot of different ones.

        I am reviewing the stick (twist up) version of this lip balm as I have never bought the little pot. I think little pots can habour more germs as you always have to stick your finger in to get any out and sometimes you might even get friends asking for some so for me pots are a no no as they are too germ riddled :) The pots do however look nice as they are made to look like old traditional tins so they do seem to have a novelty effect if you're into that kind of thing. Though another reason I prefer the stick it that it is smaller and can fit easily into your handbag or pocket.


        This lip balm costs rougly 3.49 which isn't bad if you ask me for what you get. I have bought cheaper lip balms in the past for 99p or and up but they have always seemed sticky and gunky but not Burt Bee's its lovely, it glides on really well and seems to instantly moisturise my lips, the minty fresh peppermint gives a lovely tingle which just makes me think yumm my lips are loving this. Ok peppermint can dry your lips out but this lip is also rich in vitamins, coconut and sunflower oils and essential fatty acids which nourish, condition and soften your lips and this counteracts the peppermint perfectly - The beeswax part helps to seal in all this hydration.


        I don't feel the need to have to apply this balm all the time as my lips are soft for ages once I do apply but I love applying it again and again just to get a fresh new hit of the minty tingle :)


        I have also discovered that it you put a few layers on right before bedtime you will wake up in the morning with the softest lips ever. I don't know if this is because your not talking, eating or licking your lips, etc in your sleep and therefore the lipbalm has time to soak in fully or what but I have to say my lips feel devine in the morning when I do this and I don't need to apply any of the balm for a long time after. This is especially good if you happen to have extrtemely chapped lips, I can assure you that you will wake up with super soft lips instead!


        All in all I would defo recommend this lip balm to everyone, it feels nice, lasts for ages and doesn't leave a horrible taste in your mouth if you lick your lips, there seems to be just the right amount of every ingredient to make it perfect (for me anyways). Also regardless of the price these little beauties seem to last forever, I use mine a lot and they last me for months which is what you want in a good quality product to be honest!


        Thanks for reading!

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        03.07.2012 13:51

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        Definitely recommend as it softens dry lips over night!

        I got this love Burt's Bees Beeswaz lip balm for around £3, as i had heard many people say that it was the best product to help get rid of dry lips.

        Occasionally my lips are indeed dry, and i was always looking for a decent lip balm that would stop me getting dry lips rather than just softening them for a few hours, but then going back to being dry again once the product had begun to wear off.

        Burt's Bees has definitely succeeded with their lip balm- it makes my lips so smooth after just one application!

        When i feel as though my lips are becoming very dry, I apply this lip balm before i go to bed, so that it stays on over night and really works into my lips.

        In the morning, I can still feel the product on my lips, and my lips are so incredibly smooth!

        I never have to put any more on for at least 2 weeks until my lips start becoming dry again, so really, those who want to keep their dry lips away should probably apply it every other night, unless you're lazy like me and just waits until their lips start to get dry.

        The fact that this product is in tube form means that i do not have to use my fingers, which i do not like to do, especially if i want to put some on through the day and i am not near somewhere where i can wash my hands.

        You can sometimes get a slight tingling sensation when you first apply it; some people may find this quite off putting, however i find it quite refreshing and it makes me feel as though it is working.

        I cannot explain the smell of the lip balm, but it is in no way offputting, and it is not strong at all, therefore those who do not like to put strong smelling things on their face and lips will be fine.

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        09.05.2012 15:34
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        I really like this, the texture is more substantial than most on the market and it makes my lips fee

        Burt's bees are a company that specialise in natural skincare. Burt is a man who kept bees and sold honey, and the company grew from there.



        This lip balm is 100% natural, and something I like about Burt's Bees is that all of the products from them that I've seen have clearly stated what percentage this is, whether it's 95, 96 etc. A lot of companies would withold this informatuon unless it was 100%.



        I got this in the Head to Toe gift set (reviews of the other products to come), which cost me £9.99 in Waitrose, it's usually £14.99. The lip balm itself is usually around the £4 mark, and can be bought from Boots, Debenhams and on the Burt's Bees website, amongst other places. This may seem steep compared to chapstick, vaseline etc. but bear with me!



        This is packaged like your average balm. I have the one in the stick but you can also get it in a small tin. The stick itself is made of a mustard yellow coloured plastic, with a sticker around the main packaging and a pull off lid. The sticker is a lighter yellow in colour with the pattern of a beehive in a darker yellow. It states that the product is "cooling", has the brand name, that it's a beeswax lip balm and then some images that state it's recyclable, not tested on animals, and will last 12months from opening to when it needs to be chucked. The product itself is 4.25g in weight.



        I personally love this balm. It has a thicker texture than most balms like this on the market, and just adds a small layer to your lips to stop them from drying out. It doesn't feel greasy or anything like that which is what I really like about it, and personally I find the cooling sensation nice, but can undertsand how some might not. I like balms that tingle because they feel like they're working better, even if it's just menthol making them feel like that!



        I've been using this for a week now and my lips are a lot softer than they were before that, they've been getting very dry lately due to a) the weather changing every 5 mintes and b)my skin being contantly dehydrated from partying too much...oops! When I apply this it seems to fill in the fine lines in my lips and therefore makes them look more plump without being glossy. This is a unisex product as far as I'm concerned.

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        25.04.2012 20:03
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        Lovely lip balm, highly recommended

        Burt's Bees is one of my all time favourite cosmetic and skin care brands; natural, traditional and effective. Below are my views on it, separated into categories.

        PRICE:
        With the economy of the UK nowadays, price is a very important matter, and to be honest, this Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm may not be the best thing financially if you do not want to be spending so much on cosmetics... however, I see this as a kind of investment. This is far superior to other lip balms I have tried, and for that reason I think it is worth paying the extra cash.
        There are ways around this, however. Instead of purchasing this from the store or the website as I previously have done, I find it is much cheaper to simply buy it off Amazon: at the present, it costs £2.46 a tube, which saves quite a bit of money. The Burt's Bees website can put its products on up to 80% sales which is a great way to save money! This way, this lip balm is both affordable and a lovely product to use.

        QUALITY:
        You cannot (or it would be very hard to anyway) find a better quality lip balm. There have never, for me, been any defects in the quality of the actual product or the packaging, and this is more than I can say for other lip balms. The texture is smooth and easy to apply (not sure if the beeswax has anything to do with this?) and it mends cracked, dry lips easily. A tube of this usually lasts me for a couple of months which is very good value.

        TASTE, SMELL AND FLAVOUR:
        The taste of this lip balm is a lovely cool, peppermint flavour, which is really refreshing. It is a perfect start to the morning, to wake you up, perfect for the winter, to warm you up and likewise perfect for the summer, to cool and refresh you. So altogether a lip balm suitable for any season at any time. The smell is refreshing and pleasant; on top of this not too strong as to make those around you suspect you of a toothpaste addiction.

        IN CONCLUSION:
        A brilliant lip balm; the best one I have had the fortune to discover so far. Perfect quality and functionality, and moreover this can be made affordable by buying from Amazon or from the Burt's Bees sales! Highly, highly recommended.

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        04.01.2012 18:06
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        Fab lip balm which feels like a treat!

        I received a gift set of three Burts Bees lip balms for christmas and I am enjoying them enormously already. Usually I am a bit cynical about any kind of lip balm as I tend to find that they actually end up drying my lips out even more, the only one which I know for a fact does not is vaseline. But anyway, I was prepared to give these a go - if only because they smell delicious.

        I have a mango, a strawberry and a honey version of the balm, each is in a 4.25g yellow twisty tube applicator as shown in the picture above and I believe you can order these online from Amazon for around £2-3 each (although mine cam in a gift set with a key ring which was purchaed in Australia).

        I would usually expect to pay around the £2 mark for a decent lip balm but I have to say these feel like a high quality product. The balm itself is thick but not too greasy and I do not find myself licking it off my lips, it stays put and my lips (battered from too much central heating over the christmas break) are already showing a difference.

        All three of the varieties I have smell divine, especially the mango version which has quickly become a favourite. The honey one is the most subtle but is equally nice to use. I am now going to keep one in my work bag, one in my handbag and one in my desk drawer so I shall never be too far from one. I have a feeling that regular use will only improve the softness and moisturisation of my lips.

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          20.12.2011 00:06

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          A lovely lip balm

          I love this lip balm as it feels lovely when applied to the lips. It smells really minty and uplifting. The balm is in a tube so it's better for use when travelling or at work when your hands aren't always as clean as you'd like them to be.

          The lip balm leaves a protective barrier on your lips and it protects them from the elements. It helps to soothe cracked and/ or sore lips. It helps your lips to retain their natural moisture level. It's great for use during winter as it helps to shield your lips against the wind and/ or cold.

          The lip balm wipes away easily when you want to remove it and it doesn't leave any residue on your lips after use either. You only need to apply a small amount as a little goes a long way so just the one standard tube will last you a good couple of months with average use. It's easy to apply and it leaves your lips looking quite matte.

          The balm doesn't taste overpowering if you happen to swallow some and it doesn't leave your lips looking shiny so this could be one for the men too. It'd make a great stocking filler and the yellow packaging really cheers you up.

          A great lip balm that it soothing, moisturising and natural.

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          13.12.2011 23:54
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          A fabulous daily essential!

          This is by far one of my favourite beauty products. I own it in the peppermint flavour and have used up about 4 tubes in the past year. When I first purchased it, I had heard a lot about it and wanted to know what all the hype was about, I purchased it for around £3 which, personally, isn't too expensive. I think you're paying for what you get and the actual product is good value for money.

          This product is quite odd in the way that it works, it soothes and moisturises your lips while cooling them and making you feel refreshed. I absolutely love this feeling and aspect about this product. For me, it is a daily essential and is perfect for chapped lips, especially in the winter.

          The actual taste of this product isn't too pleasing, a bitter, minty flavour that stays in your mouth and feels disgusting due to the consistency of the product. But I wouldn't let this bother you as you're not actually meant to eat it!

          I recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a daily essential lip balm that will moisturise and soothe their lips while refreshing them at the same time.

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          29.07.2011 06:24
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          Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

          I first heard about Burt's Bees a while ago now, and I recently decided to finally see what all the fuss about. There are lots of Burt's Bees products available, but as I had no idea of the quality, I decided to buy one of the cheapest products that they sell. I settled on the Burt's Bees lip balm, and bought mine from Amazong. The RRP of this lip balm, according to Amazon, is £3.42. I got mine for a slightly expensive but still quite reasonable £2.99, which saved me 43p which is better than nothing! The lip balm is also available from shops such as Boots and other cosmetic retailers, it's not a massively known brand as far as I am aware but it definetly seems to be building up its reputation as most of my friends (and even my mum!) own atleast one Burt's Bees product.

          The lip balm comes inside a plastic pocket sized tube - like a chapstick tube which is around 27g. It's yellow which obviously replicates the Bee's theme and has the product name - Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm written on the side in red, bold writing. The lid pulls off and to get the lip balm can be pushed out with the twiddly twister at the bottom which turns either right or left - i'm sure you know what I mean! Once you're done just twist it the opposite way and it will retract. This keeps it nice and fresh. The tube is, like I said, around the same size as a chapstick tube, I have no issues using it in the slightest, it's easy to control and is nice and lightweight. It's nice and colourful so it's easy to spot it in my makeup bag amongst my other lip balms which saves rummaging around for it. The tube is just the right size to fit into my handbag/pocket too which is handy.

          The lip balm has a really nice, high quality look and feel to it. The smell is minty - like a sweet peppermint, it's quite strong but it's not the toothpaste kind of mint smell, it's more a candy cane mint sort of smell and it has a 'cooling' feel to it. I am not a big fan of mint smelling lip balms but suprisingly i've grown to love the smell of this, it's really refreshing and because it's mint, it's not aimed at just women, my boyfriend has used this before and it smelt really nice on him.

          The texture of this isn't anything special, it is pretty much like alot of lip balms available, however I find it is quite hard to soften up to get it on to my lips. It glides onto my lips nicely (as long as they're moist - it's a nightmare putting it on dry lips as I personally have found that it sticks horribly to the cracks and the tube doesn't move with ease). It usually takes a few layers before my lips feel moisturised as the product is quite stubborn and doesn't go onto the lips as easily as vaseline etc because of the slightly more waxy, hard texture - don't get me wrong it's not massively different to other lip balms, but I have noticed that it requires a bit of warming up to melt it a little (this can be achieved by rubbing the tip on my lips a few times) before application. Once on my lips it's quite moisturising and makes my lips feel soft, it's not the most lightweight of lip balms and I can usually feel it on my lips for a good 5 minutes after application before it is fully absorbed into my lips. It is not greasy but it does leave a moist feel to the lips, and it is not sticky or waxy.

          It doesn't give a glossy shine like my vaseline lip balm does but I don't mind - the smell and moisturising feel it leaves makes up for that, and this can also be used as a lipstick base as it's matte. It also tastes pleasent, and the taste/smell lasts suprisingly well (around 30 minutes, sometimes the smell lingers a little longer). I personally as I said before don't use this when I have cracked lips as it sticks to the cracks, but I do use it to prevent cracks, it protects my lips well and keeps them soft and moisturised. Top ups are required around every hour or so. For £2.99 it is good but nothing amazing. I would reccomend you try it if you like the sound of it. I've had my tube for 2 weeks ish now and it is lasting really well even though I usually use it 2/3 times a day, so it's good value for money.

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            25.07.2011 21:02
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            Average product there are better out there

            I have used quite a few lip balms in the past 6 months. I have just completed a course of roaccutane tablets for my skin which make my lips extremely dry. I have only just purchased this balm based on raving reviews and I have to say i'm not that impressed.

            It is a minty beeswax lipbalm in a small yellow tube. I find when putting the product on my lips it is quite hard and rougher than others to apply, I would prefer a softer balm which is easier to put it on. I like the minty smell of the product and tingly feeling once applied as if the product is doing something. Another negative is that the balm does not last very long, maybe about 1 hour max, which isn't enough if you suffer from dry lips.

            I like that it comes in a tube rather than a tub and it is easier to apply than having to dip your finger in and making your hands sticky. This product works well as a primer for lipstick but not particularly as an intensive lip balm. The only problem is the actual product, Carmex is 100x better and is actually effective at reducing dry skin. The balm is better than cheap lip balms such as chapstick, but there are better out there.

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            17.02.2011 21:07
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            A great little lip balm that's refreshingly natural

            When it comes to lip balm, I don't have a great knowledge base to draw on. Having been introduced to Vaseline at a young age, I stuck with it for many years, until I suddenly grew sick of all that grease which somehow failed to make any long term difference to my lips. There followed a brief dalliance with a pretty looking, gorgeous smelling pot of something expensive, which came to an abrupt end thanks to its foul taste. So it was while on the hunt for its successor than I stumbled upon this 'Burt's Bees Beeswax' lip balm in Boots. I'd heard of the range from friends, but never tried it myself. I really liked the sound of a '100% natural' lip balm- hopefully this would prevent any horrible tastes or artificial greasiness. If this lived up to expectations, it would certainly be worth the £3.49 price tag.

            Honey yellow in colour, this lip balm's plastic casing is nicely, though not extravagantly decorated with red writing and a couple of bees. Like most stick lip balms, it can be wound up and down with a twisty base, and has a cap to protect it (and the contents of your handbag!). The ingredients are printed on the side, and although I wouldn't usually bore you by listing them, I think that these bear reading, as it's so refreshing to find a product that's completely natural. So here they are (minus the poncey latin names):

            Beeswax, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, peppermint oil, lanolin, tocopherol, canola oil, soybean oil, rosemary leaf extract.

            And that's it. What a breath of fresh air to find such a comprehensible list.

            The lip balm itself is pale yellow in colour and smells minty and vibrant. I have to admit, I wasn't expecting the smell of mint when I first opened it- the yellow packaging suggests a more subtle, honey scent, although the fact that peppermint oil is high on the ingredients list should prbably have given me a clue! Applying it to my lips for the first time, I found it didn't glide on quite as well as I was expecting- I had to swipe it several times to start noticing the effects. Thinking about it, that's probably just because I'm used to applying super smooth, extra greasy Vaseline! Having used this for the last month, I now prefer the ease of control that you get with this- the more solid stick form ensures that you don't end up with any excess. It also means that the lip balm has a less greasy feel when on your lips.

            The peppermint oil makes my lips tingle and feel very cool after I've applied this; it's a pleasant, fresh sensation, although I'm glad it doesn't last more than a few minutes, as it could get rather annoying after a while! There's something about the minty, zingy smell that makes me feel brighter and more awake, something I never expected from a lip balm. Despite its potent smell, this has very little flavour- another big bonus for me. I'm never aware of getting any of this in my mouth, which is what I'd expect from a product designed for lips. Most importantly, it works! It's quickly absorbed into my lips, but even when the obvious moisture has gone, it still hydrates and softens them. The lack of greasiness is something I love about this lip balm, but it does mean that you don't get the shine on your lips that you would with Vaseline, so it's not suitable for using in place of lip gloss.

            Once I've applied this, my lips stay soft and conditioned for a good few hours, and it's really nice not to have to keep reapplying it to feel the results. Not that I mind the odd retouch, however- with this lip balm, you've got the reassurance that what you're putting on your lips is 100% natural. It's great to find a product that utilises these natural ingredients to provide such good results, and for this reason, it gets a full five star rating, and my hearty recommendation.

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              A delicious smelling natural balm to get your lips back in shape.

              When it comes to treating myself, I'm not very good. I should be, seeing as I'm female and all, but I'm really not. I'm one of those people that save their money, but never spend it. However, with much thanks to and persuasion from my beloved girlfriend, I have finally begun to reap the rewards of treating myself now and again. Whilst hitting up the Boots sale on Boxing Day, I had absolutely no luck finding anything useful to be used as gifts for others, but I did come across two Burt's Bees sets stashed away out of sight on a low shelf which excited me greatly. I have seen and heard a lot about Burt's Bees products, but never took the leap and treated myself to anything from the range as I deemed them 'too expensive'. However, the two sets were 50% off in the sale - how could I say no? This 'Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube' was one of the products included in the sets - and I am now a complete and utter devoted fan to Burt and his bees!

              For those unaware of Burt's Bees, they are a company that believe in making natural, earth friendly products for people that like to take care of themselves. Burt's Bees was founded in 1984 by Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby. The company first started out making one single product, beeswax candles, which were sold at local craft fairs and markets, beeswax being the by-product of Burt's honey making business. These candles proved to be a big hit with everyone who purchased them, and as the company grew in popularity and size, they then decided to venture into producing a wider variety of beeswax products. 1991 was the year that saw Burt's Bees begin to product personal care products, including the lip balm you see in this review, which has gone on to become the companies biggest seller. As of 2010, Burt's Bees now have 150 different products in their range which are sold in 30,000 retail locations around the world. Buzzing!

              As far as lip balms go, I think this "Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube" may be considered a little expensive at its current price of £3.56. However, that said, most lip balms now cost between £2 and £3, and with Burt's Bees you are paying for the excellently natural ingredient line up and the properties that come with them. I do believe in 'getting what you pay for' when it comes to beauty products, and would now have no problems paying the extra for a tube of this lip balm over a lesser priced, synthetic balm.

              This "Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube" is available to purchase from Boots, Debenhams, Lloyd's Pharmacy, Waitrose and variety of other smaller pharmacies and stores. The Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube" can be found singly in the same aisle as the other lip care products with the lip balms, and can also be found included in some of the Burt's Bees gift sets. You can also purchase Burt's Bees products online from their official UK website: www.burtsbees.co.uk. To find your nearest Burt's Bees stockist, check their store locator here: http://www.burtsbees.co.uk/store-locator.html

              The packaging of Burt's Bees products to me is very 'folksy', sweet and endearing. A little shabby chic if you will. The tube itself is an orangey-yellow in colour, in keeping with the 'bee' theme. The tube has a small fitted cap on top which is easily removed and replaced by simply pulling it off or pushing it back on. The base of the tube has a segment which turns left and right to allow you to access the lip balm within. The main barrel of the tube is wrapped with a honey comb pattern printed label which again matches the tube colour and is printed with the 'Burt's Bees' name in bright red lettering. Beneath the name is found the product name - beeswax lip balm - in both English and French. This label gives detail of the product ingredients, where the product was produced, the contact information for the company and the weight of the product. At the end of the label you will find the barcode, which is surrounded on either side by a sweet little buzzing bee image.

              To look at, the balm itself isn't anything too special. Inside the tube the balm is a creamy off-white in colour and contains no sparkly bits or colour. The balm is plain and simple, and this is what makes it perfect. The Burt's Bees company believe in keeping their products 100% natural, meaning you won't find any artificial colours or additives in their products - so don't be expecting any vibrant, out of this world colours or glitter from them! The balm is plain in colour, and once applied to the lips is completely transparent. This means you are free to apply beneath your lipstick or gloss without the balm affecting the colour outcome.

              For me, the smell of this "Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube" is damn delicious! When I first purchased this lip balm, I assumed it wouldn't smell of very much at all. I even pondered as to whether beeswax even had a smell or flavour. However, upon opening the tube and taking a sniff, I found that this lip balm was blessed with a delightful peppermint aroma. Now, I'll admit that I am not the biggest fan of mint, as both a flavour and a smell, but the peppermint scent of this lip balm is somewhat heavenly. Every time I apply this lip balm I am instantly reminded of After Eight mint chocolates. We all know how absolutely divine the whiff of After Eight mints are when you open the box and release the smell - well this is that scent in lip balm form. The minty smell of the balm did take me by surprise as I was expecting something honey-like (i think of bees and instantly assume I'm getting honey!) as the balm has no indication of it being minty from the name. To be hit with a whiff of delicious peppermint was pleasantly surprising.

              Using this "Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube" is really simple. At the base of the tube there is a separate segment which can be turned both clockwise and anticlockwise, dependant on whether you want the balm within to move up or down the tube. To use this balm, simply turn the bottom segment to make the stick of balm appear above the outer tube casing and apply to the lips. To apply, simply press the balm directly to the lips and apply in sweeping motions until both bottom and upper lips are covered. Nothing complex, messy or time consuming. I apply the balm to my lips as an when necessary - first thing in a morning, last thing at night, and multiples times in between. Applying this lip balm regularly will keep your lips soft, hydrated and flake free.

              The ingredients used in this "Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube" are natural, soothing and aid the repairing of your delicate lips. The rich beeswax used in this lip balm acts as an emollient, working to soften and smooth the lips to banish dryness, flakiness and unwanted scales. The lip balm has Vitamin E to help protect the skins cells from the elements and to aid repair already damaged skin. Peppermint is used in this balm as an anti-inflammatory, helping to soothe the lips, reduce irritation and act as a coolant. Each individual ingredient in this balm has been chosen specifically for its skin care benefits and each ingredient works together to get rid of your chap and soften your lips to the max!

              In my opinion, this "Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube" is spot on. I've made a vow in 2011 to treat myself more and look after myself better. This means papering myself to the max! I hardly ever wear make-up and I don't dress in expensive garb, so little beauty treats will be my weapon of choice in the pamper stakes this year. I'd suggest this "Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube" to anyone of any age, whether you suffer from dry or chapped lips or not. I think lip balm has become a sort of 'handbag essential', and there's nothing worse than having flaky, sore or dehydrated lips. This "Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube" is easy to use, is small enough to take up hardly any room in your handbag or coat pocket, and does a wonderful job of rehydrating, smoothing and soothing your lips. I do suffer from flaky, irritable, dry lips quite often, and since using this "Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube", I've had absolutely no problems - even after the balm has worn off my lips. I've been greatly impressed by this balm, and find myself reapplying it many times during the day - partly for the lip softening effects, and partly to indulge in the heavenly After Eight minty scent. So, for soft, smooth, kissable lips in 2011 - this product is your answer!

              Ingredients:
              cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, lanolin, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), limonene.

              For more information about Burt's Bees and their products, visit: www.burtsbees.co.uk

              **Also posted on Ciao under the username little_feets88 **

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            • Product Details

              Burt's most popular product, chocked full of pain relieving protective ingredients to help soothe cracked, chapped or burning lips / Available in the newfangled .15 oz. plastic tube (with 50% post-industrial recycled plastic).