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The Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is available for GBP 3.69.
The lip balm comes in a yellow cylinder-shaped plastic packaging with a yellow lid. On the packaging are the product name and the product information. The packaging contains 4,25 g.
The lip balm is described as follows. "Give your lips the nourishing feeling they deserve. This natural lip balm is loaded with coconut and sunflower oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips. Beeswax seals in hydration. We've even added peppermint oil for a refreshing tingle. Take your pick of an old-fashioned yellow tin or a recycled plastic tube. No wonder it is our most popular product!"
The ingredients are 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) and limonene.
The lip balm has a creamy, firm consistence and can be applied well. The lip balm does not leave any colour on the lips. The lips feel soft and smooth after use, the lip balm leaves a pleasant feeling on the lips. The lip balm moisturizes and cares for the dry and chapped lips. The lip balm has to be applied again after a few hours, as the caring effect tends to lessen.
The lip balm has a pleasant scent. The scent cannot be noticed after use.
I can recommend the Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, as the lip balm cares for the lips and leaves a pleasant feeling. The lips feel soft and smooth after use.
Burts Bees Lipbalm is probably the best lip balm out there.
It's available in a range of flavours this Beeswax version has peppermint oil added which I can feel is too strong at times and some members of my family dislike the burning feeling that comes with mint. If you dislike mint toothpaste you probably won't like this flavour but might get on well with the fruit ones. It is however very refreshing and can be really nice when you need a pick me up, especially if you are feeling run down after a cold.
These are very natural lipbalms. I've made lip balm myself and the ingredients in Burts are totally recognisable as natural options.
The ingredients are cera alba (beeswax), 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.
It provides a good shine to lips and a really noticeable coating that is great if your lips are dry and cracked, you really feel like there is some protection going on unlike some balms that are almost too runny and sticky. It lasts a while on the lips and isn't one you are drawn to lick like some highly flavoured balms.
At £3.69 for a tube it's not cheap but if you take care of your balms it's a good product. It's got a lot more available recently and is stocked in many chemists as well as online and is available as part of gift packs too.
I received a small tin of this lip balm free when I spent £25 on the Burt's Bees website.
This lip balm comes presented in a small round tin that is made of metal so that it's a lot stronger. This means that you can easily carry the tin around with you without fear of it being damaged. The lip balm is sort of an "off white" colour and it smells like Peppermint. It also smells quite menthol at the same time. It doesn't smell medicinal though - It smells quite pleasant actually! It also happens to taste nice if you accidently swallow some of it!
The main ingredient in the lip balm is Beeswax which is a natural ingredient that is said to soothe dry and/ or cracked lips. Does it work though? I am pleased to say that it does! The lip balm is easy enough to apply, although you will need to swirl your fingers around the tin a few times to release the balm as it is quite solid. It's much more solid compared to the stick. The lip balm feels lovely though and it leaves a protective layer on your lips which helps to shield them from the cold and wind. This is the only lip balm that FULLY protects my lips from the elements. It also lasts ages as you only need a small amount of it at a time and you don't need to keep topping it up throughout the day.
It's around £3.49 to buy and I think that's a bargain for a natural lip balm. It's crammed full of soothing ingredients and it has a shelf life of twelve months so it doesn't go out of date too quickly!
Burts Bee's Beeswax Lip Balm
I brought this off www.Feelunique.com for £3.00. They offer free delivery on all of their goods.
0.3 oz metal tin, with a, vintage, authentic, sort of "grandmas' jam" kind of label on top, with the dark yellow back ground, red writing and the lovely cartoon bee who helps give up beeswaxy loveliness!
This lip balm claims to be 100% natural, which isn't surprising, it's beeswax. This is backed up by the ingredients on the tin. Au naturale indeed.
I have been into boots alot recently, and on my way through, I always meander towards the Burts Bees collection area for a quick nose. Well, one day, whilst bored, and meant to be working, I decided that I would have a loof on Feel Unique.
When i used it, i first felt like i wasn't putting any balm on, as I have come to expect with lip balms, that they be greasy shiny thick and sticky. After scratching my head and applying more, I realised that I had infact moistuised my lips, but the balm and soaked in nicely, leaving them looking
nice and healthy and most importantly lovely and soft, without the greasy shiny residue as with other more synthetic lip balms.It had the classic light yellow/cream colour and smooth, yet not greasy texture. when applying, I got a hint of mint, which is included on the ingredients. To be honest, I quite liked the fact that the mint was there, and surprised me on application. It had a nice, fresh, clean smell to it, and would certainly aid in clearing any blocked noses during those winter months!
I'm not going to lie, I am really not a fan of the price, £3 for a tiny lip balm, hence why I brought something small, it's no loss if it isn't great. I read a few reviews about this Brand of product and decided to give it a go myself. It doesnt break the bank if you fancy giving yourself a little treat, but I wouldn't buy any of the larger product in the collection. As it is though, I don't loose any sleep at night over the price (unlike some purchases) as it's a nice little product
*Does it actually work?*
Well what can I say? I certainly provided my lips with moisture, and it lasted for a decent amount of time. However, because it wasn't as slippery as other balms i found it hard to keep redistributing by putting my lips together(make sense?)Maybe it is just one of my habits with balm, but I didn't like the fact that I couldn't do it with this. But don't take that as a definate negative, it just depends on what you are used to.
It is a good quality product, I won't argue that, and provides the protection vital to fend off chapped lips in the winter.
It is a nice little lip balm, compact size, and the lid remains secure when not in use, but is also easily removed when needed. Unlike other balms on the market, this has a very subtle, clean and natural feel to it. Some balms seem a little bit too plastic and synthetic to me, this is not the case with this balm. It feels lovely and clean and refreshing. Overall, I would say this is a nice pick me up the long dark winter days.
I give it 4 stars. Sadly, it loses one star because of the price.
I buy Burt's Bees products for my husband, as he has dry skin and chapped lips as we all do but being a manly man (!) he doesn't go for floral scented products or cosmetic type "smellies". Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is great for him as it comes in a small metal tin that is light orange in colour, with a picture of a very no-nonsense looking bee on the front (not a flower in sight). The tin is a handy size for slipping into a jacket pocket, and the lid fits on snugly so the product is portable.
The lip balm is thick and waxy as you would expect from a beeswax product, so it is difficult to get much out of the tin in one go. That's okay though as you don't need as much as you do with some lip balm products. The balm has a minty smell, and it tingles when you put it onto your lips so you can feel it doing them good! That feeling lasts for some time, and I suspect that this depends on how dry your lips are. Even when the tingling sensation has stopped, your lips stay feeling supple and protected.
This product is not tested on animals, and Burt's Bees pride themselves on making natural products. Their website (http://www.burtsbees.co.uk) states that "our products are carefully crafted using ingredients that are the best nature has to offer: beeswax, botanical and essential oils, herbs, flowers and minerals." The ingredients for this lip balm include coconut oil, sweet almond oil, peppermint oil and rosemary leaf extract and it certainly smells like a "natural" product.
If you're a lip balm user you should certainly give this product a try. At £3.69 a tin it is by no means a cheap product, but you do use less of it each time than you would with a cheaper cosmetic alternative.
I have been using Bert's bees, beeswax lip balm for about 15 years. As a brand they promote natural products and do not use any ingredient that has not been proven safe. They use time tested proven recipes that all contain Beeswax. Beeswax is a natural emulsifier; which simply means that it is the main product that binds all the other ingredients together; the glue. I love it when products use natural ingredients and it was one of the main reasons that first attracted me to this brand.
About the product
This lip balm comes in an 8.5g tin. I love the classic designs of these little tins. They invoke the image natural traditional products and the air tight tin keeps the lip balm fresh for every time you need it. Sometimes the lids are a little tricky to get off; especially if you don't have any nails however this no different from other brands of tinned lip salves. Another problem I have experienced is getting the product onto your finger! The consistency of the balm is quite solid and you need to rub your finger across it to warm it up so that it softens and is able to be transferred to your lips. I often end up digging bits up with my nail by accident. For this reason I have started buying the push up stick. Then I don't need to worry about this and in winter you don't have to take your gloves off to apply it!
This lip balm feels wonderful on your lips and is fantastic when they are little chapped from the winter elements. I get horrendous chapped lips when it is windy and so always keep a tin of this balm in my handbag. The balm is loaded with coconut and sunflower oils that sooth dry lips and get them moisturised for hours. Sunflower oil is rich in vitamins and fatty acids. They nourish, and soften lips making them feel smooth and conditioned. The Beeswax in the balm seals in hydration making the lips stay subtle and conditioned for longer. I've had lip balms in the past that feel heavy and oily on my lips whereas Bert's bees feels light and soft.
My favourite ingredient in the lip balm is the peppermint oil. This gives your lips a tingle and makes them feel revitalised. It makes my whole mouth feel fresher
How to Use It
Apply the balm liberally to your lips as often as needed. I usually apply more when out in dry, cold or windy conditions. The best thing about this lip balm is that it you can add your lips stick or gloss over the top and use it as a primer. It coats the lips leaving them smooth and soft and ready for a lashing of colour. The balm on its own doesn't look too glossy or "wet" I like this as it means it is perfect for wearing at work.
Where to buy it and how much
Most good pharmacies sell it and it is widely available on the internet. It retails in Boots for £3.50. This seems quite a lot for a small product however it does last well as you only need a small amount for the desired effect.
I would recommend this product but recently I have discovered the pop up lip stick version which I find much easier to apply.
Burt's Bees do some wondeful little beauty products. I think what attracts me the most is that they are packaged really nicely and are quite cute little products. They are all yellow bee colour and have a picture of a bee on the front as the logo.
The lip balm comes in a cute little tin which is yellow like the rest of their products and has the little bee on the front. You can also purchase this lip balm in a tube but for some reason I always purchase the tin instead. I think it looks a bit more fun and exciting than a boring little tube and I like the fact that I can apply it with my fingers rather than straight out of the tube so that is why I always go for the tin. THe tin is really handy to slip in your bag and I generally have a few of these in various bags along with the little vaseline tins of lip balm that I love as well. There are a number of different flavours that you can purchase this lip balm in but I prefer the original beeswax formula. I always associate bees and honey with healthy natural products and I think this lip balm is no different.
I find this lip balm quite a healing balm and generally always use it when my lips are really dry and cracked as opposed to everyday use that I use the Vaseline tins for. This lip balm has ultra emollient lanolin and almond oil which is said to help soothe cracked of chapped lips and I definitely agree that it works. I do need to apply for a few days to really see a difference and make sure that my lips are completely healed but I do find that it works with daily use.
The lip balm has a bit of a peppermint flavour too it but it is not overpowering or too strong as some peppermint lip balms can be. I find the taste stays for a little while and then just fades as you go about your day. An 8.5g tin will cost you £3.56 and in my opinion is a good little lip balm.
'Tis the season to be jolly.
Don't forget to take your brolly...
Well, I don't know about you, but it's jolly well cold out there and three weeks ago I had the cold from hell and read up on plenty of reviews and received messages from kind wish-dwellers on tips and tricks to combat the impending nose drips, coughs and shivers. I thank ye from the bottom of my heart to those concerned. Seriously though, where has all this bad weather stemmed from? The mists are drawing over the hills in the early mornings and fog during the day is languishing like a wolf in the trees. Days are dreary, windy and wet in most of Scotland apart from the odd sunshine trying to get through, and don't my lips know about it since they have decided to chap against the cold wind and icy temperatures! You'd have thought by now I'd learnt my lesson after getting rid of one nasty head cold that started off with a cough. But, before the ice/snow/frost comes, I want to get the last of the gardening done before it becomes totally impossible and I need a reliable lip salve to keep my lips from drying out.
Help usually comes to hand with Boots original lip salve or other favourites of mine, in the form of "Vaseline," or "Chap Stick." Then one of my friends gave me a gift of a lip salve from Burt's Bees, a product I am led to believe isn't any ordinary mass-produced lip balm. At least it is a distinctive lipstick like product in its design, with a golden yellow/Colman's Mustard coloured body matching the same colour as honey with orange circle like honeycombs as a background and little emblems of bees. Oh how sweet! Then there's a roller at the end of the stick to increase or decrease the amount of salve on offer. Nothing short but a similar design to "Chap Stick," bar the country style yellow label. But how good is it really?
Pertaining to be made of all natural ingredients, this lip balm is made by the American company, "Burt's Bees," and although this may be an exclusive company, a lot of their products can be found in selected stores of John Lewis. I have also used their foot cream in the past and found it to be expensive, so how does this lip balm compare? Well, for a start this is one pricey 0.15oz lip salve product that is priced between £1-75 to £4-95. I've even seen it on sale at £11-95 at a privately owned pharmacy that made me walk straight out of the shop leaving the sales woman empty handed. Nice to get a gift all the same, and it smells of wild mint, which gives the game away once you apply the product.
Once you've pulled off the yellow top on this all natural formula you'll find a slightly beige/light yellow coloured salve that isn't too greasy to the touch. Pity the price you pay doesn't allow the cap to go onto the end, so don't lose it! The salve doesn't bend out of the way in hot or warm temperatures like Chap Stick but it does have a rather chalky consistency when applying to lips. This is not good news if you already have chapped lips from working outside and need a greasy formula that will get straight to work. The moment you put this on your lips, you'd think this balm is about as effective as licking a polo mint and sliding it around your lips. Yes it is minty but then a few seconds later, my lips become fuller in feeling because whatever mint they have put in this product, the Polo turns into an extra strong mint, making lips feel as if you've either put Vicks vapour rub on by accident only calmed down a little by the beeswax which soon quietens the strength and offering a cooling sensation. How very Carmex! Nice sensation anyway...eventually. This is all down to the contents of peppermint oils, rosemary, coconut oil and Lanolin amidst other ingredients found at the side of the container.
The problem I have with Burt's Bees is a strong feeling that after you have spent so much money for such a little applicator, as a buyer I'm trapped into a false sense of security. Granted it was a gift but I'm at two minds on whether I'd ever consider this product again despite the all-natural claims. After all buying an all-natural product for the body isn't exactly new since Tea Tree oil and Aloe Vera have similar properties in actually curing several ailments and these natural remedies don't always cost the earth. The problem is that I found Burt's Bees lip salve to be less than effective as I thought it would be and the fresh peppermint smell doesn't last either.
After applying the lip salve in the garden my lips felt moist and soft for about 15 minutes before drying out and oh the searing pain I got from the sides of my cracked lips when this stuff was applied! Indoors I had to apply the product no less than six times during the day thereafter to get my lips soft again, but to no avail until I got to my local thrift-pharmacy and found relief in a little £1 tub of Vaseline. Such relief, such absorbency and such softness, but albeit the fresh smell of garden mint!
The problem is that for Burt's Bees, you pay for the privilege of a brand name and secondly for all the natural ingredients that have been added to this product, it really doesn't stand a chance against mass brand names that know how to do it better and don't rip you off. Granted it may be an all-natural product against Chap Stick and other alternatives, but for those that like a bit of a bargain or a product that leaves lips soft for up to an hour, Burt's Bees lip salve is less than fruitful. Thanks for reading! ©Nar2 2010
I was given this lip balm as part of a gift set and although Burt's Bees isn't a brand I'd ever purchased, I was quietly impressed when I received this gift because I'd read that Burt's Bees uses all natural ingredients. I'm a bit of a Body Shop junkie and I love the thought of my beauty products coming from natural sources, so needless to say, I was pleased that this lip balm didn't contain any artificial nasties.
Burt's Bees isn't a brand that is that widely available in the UK - it's huge in both America and Canada but I don't think the Brits have adopted Burt's Bees in the same way. That said, I have seen a Burt's Bees range on sale in larger Boots stores, you can purchase it online at www.burtsbees.com, or you can buy it from Amazon - this particular lip balm will set you back around £2.99.
This lip balm comes in a little yellow tub and it's really easy to remove the top. The barm itself is a light yellow colour and it's very solid within the tin, you really have to dig deep to remove the balm. I usually apply this product with my fingers and it is tough removing the waxy balm.
When I do finally get this product onto my lips it isn't absorbed, instead it just sits there until you start eating, drinking or kissing! I also find that my lips tingle when I apply it and they also hurt slightly if I have chapped or cut lips.
The balm has lemony menthol scent to it, but although you can smell this when you first apply the balm, it doesn't last very long and after a few minutes the smell has totally disappeared.
Personally I am not a big fan of this product because it's difficult to apply and it doesn't absorb into my lips. I can see why some people would be a fan, because it's a natural product and it does smell good, but I'm afraid this isn't for me... two stars.
I got this lip balm as part of a shaving kit that I bought last Christmas for my boyfriend, but the lip balm has found its way into my handbag / lip balm collection (I have several lip balms on the go at once as I believe you become immune after a while and they loose affect).
Burt's Bees pride themselves on making their products out of completely natural ingredients with slogans surrounding the company such as "The Greater Good" (to me that is just a Harry Potter reference) and "harvested from nature" according to their website the products that they harvest from nature are the following: beeswax, botanical and essential oils, herbs, flowers and minerals. So other than stealing from the bees, it all seems above board :p
Unlike the picture, I got the one in the tube, firstly because that is what came in the kit and secondly there is nothing worse than getting lip balm up your finger nails (well there is, and that is curry sauce).
I find it stands out on the shelf against other lip balms due to the bright yellow packaging and red writing against all the white lip balm packaging. Like every other lip balm, you take the lid off, turn the bottom to push the lip balm upwards and apply.
So for appearance I will give it 10/10 because it doesn't assault my eyes at all.
The first thing I must point out is that this lip balm gives a tingly sensation and if you have read my other lip product reviews then you will know that I LOVE that tingly sensation, it tells me that the product is working and makes me feel a little bit fresher.
After a few applications, you will notice that your lips are definitely softer and less chapped. I started using this product in the winter when my lips are at their worst, so I applied this product at least once and hour. Three hours later, I had dramatically softer lips and I could definitely kiss under the mistletoe again.
As for the texture, it has the same texture as most lip balms, nothing particularly noteworthy.
So I will give it 9/10 since it is an excellent lip balm but it isn't a miracle one application wonder.
VALUE FOR MONEY
As I bought it as part of a shaving kit, which was £10 and included 6 different products, so averaging out as about £1.65 per product I would say it is definitely worth the money.
So 10/10 for value for money.
To summarise, I will definitely be buying this product again when this lipbalm runs out especially with winter coming around the corner. I did try and buy my own but accidently picked up the wrong balm, so feel free to check out my "Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm" review.
I got this little pot of lip balm for a Christmas present one year, I'm so glad, and have continued to buy it. It retails at around £3.50, and I buy mine from Boots. The website says: "Give your lips the soothing feeling they deserve. This natural lip balm is loaded with coconut and sunflower oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips. Beeswax seals in hydration. We've even added peppermint oil for a refreshing tingle. Take your pick of an old-fashioned yellow tin or a recycled plastic tube. No wonder it is our most popular product."
Firstly, I love how tingly this product is! It's got peppermint oil in, so smells like mint, and when you've applied it your lips start tingling too. In fact, I like it so much that I've started melting down my Vaseline and adding peppermint oil to it myself. It has a nice creamy feel to it once it's on your lips, and the pot itself, despite being very compact, lasts a very long time as a little goes a long way. It definitely helps to soften my lips, and there is the added bonus of it having 96% natual ingredients. The little pot is also very cute, it's just yellow with the name of the product and a bee on the top, with ingredients and such on the bottom. Plus, it matches my makeup bag, which also happens to be Burt's Bees! And finally, it makes a really good base to lipstick: I don't like lipstick alone as it feels too dry, but having this underneath makes it so much better, plus it isn't as liquid as vaseline, so makes it last better.
It is a very good product, so the disadvantages are minimal: when judged alone it is excellent, but when I compare it to Vaseline they are much more apparent. It's more expensive, and in a smaller pot, so does not last as long. I also find it takes much longer to heal and soothe chapped lips: Vaseline works instantly. Also, unless it's under lipstick, I prefer the consistency of Vaseline: it isn't as thick. It wears off faster, and finally, if you have severely chapped lips, the peppermint oil in it stings. These are only tiny little niggles though, the product still gets 5 stars overall, though in general I do prefer Vaseline.
I am a fan of the burts bees brand, namely because it prides itself on using natural ingredients. Since watching a documentary on channel 4 about all the strange chemicals that go into beauty products this brand was named as an honest natural make, no parabens in any of their products. With lip balm it also said you ingest an awful lot of the product over time. Therefore although this lip balm may be a little bit more expensive than other lip balms I personally feel it is worth it.
The tin is quirky but not as easy to open and apply compared to the traditional lip balm lip stick packaging, especially with long nails.
The only issue I have with the lip balm itself is that it makes my lips tingle and not in a pleasent way. A friend has suggested to me that it is the beeswax element as she had experience this with another brand of lip balm. It is a nice product but there are plenty of other lip balms from burts bees that I much prefer.
~~ The company ~~
Burt's bee's are an American cosmetic / toiletry company, who pride themselves on making natural products. They use natural ingredients, and make their products using minimal processing methods, to keep it as natural as possible.
They cater for pretty much everything you need, including face and body care, hair care, lip care, baby care, men's care, and outdoor treatments. So there should be something to suit practically everyone!
Burt's bees do not test on animals.
~~ The packaging ~~
Burt's bees beeswax lip balm comes in a small 8.5g metal tub. The tub is mustered yellow, with a large picture of a bee on the front of the lid. With a large red logo font saying ''Burt's Bees'' - "Beeswax lip balm". On the back is a list of ingredients, and it states this product lasts for 12 months, which is plenty of time. The tin is also recyclable.
The lid is basically just pulled off to open, and it is quite a snug fit which is good, as it means it doesn't come off in your bag.
~~ The product ~~
Upon opening the lip balm, there is a strong peppermint smell, which sort of reminds you of medicine. It is a lovely strong smell, which I do like, but I can imagine would put some people off, as it is still quite strong when you are wearing the lip balm.
The beeswax lip balm is an off white colour, and it is of a very hard consistency. Nothing like Vaseline etc! You have to rub your fingers over the lip balm for quite a while, until it slightly melts and you get enough on your finger to apply it to your lips. I think it is best to use only a thin layer of this lip balm as it can be quite heavy if you apply it too thickly, although this might be a good thing if you want to protect your lips when your out from really bad weather.
When you apply the lip balm you get a tingly feeling, which must be the peppermint oil, it doesn't last for the whole time wearing it though, just the first few minutes. I can imagine this would be quite good if you was suffering from a cold.
Once on, I find the lip balm doesn't really soak into the lips well, instead it provides a sort of layer of protection.
~~ Ingredients included ~~
The lip balm is made up of beeswax, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, peppermint oil, rosemary leaf extract, lanolin, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil, limonene.
Burt's bees say the product is 100% natural.
~~ Price & where to buy ~~
A tub of 8.5g (as pictured above) will set you back about £3.50. These can be brought online on their website: www.burtsbees.com .
Or it can be brought in Boots, chemists, department stores etc.
It is also available to buy in a stick version, which is a 4g tube, and costs around the £3.50 mark as well.
~~ My opnion ~~
I think this product works well, and does exactly what a lip balm is meant to. I love the fact that it is natural, and will definitely be buying this again when my little pot runs out. I've only tried the lip balm so far so I would like to try other some of the other products as well. Recommended.
As I am quite a lipbalm addict I had to try Burt's Bees as my friend used them, and recommended them to me. I spotted this tin in boots and at £3.49 a bit more expensive than my usual lip balms but it said 96% natural and the tin was cute so that was enough!
It comes in a little metal mustard yellow tin which is harder to open than the normal vaseline tins and quite compact. Inside you see a white quite solid waxy balm which I had to rub my finger round for quite a bit to get enough onto my lips for them to feel softer. There was a faint minty smell that was at first after eights, a week later it was polos and now a few months later just really strong mints which my friend said 'who's eating mints? oh its just you lip balm'. The minty flavour/ smell is quite strong and it makes you lips feel fresh which I quite liked as I was yet to find a nice minty balm.
The balm felt like a good barrier on my lips but only when they were already soft which was a bit annoying. It took too long to rub into my lips so they felt smooth again and they just felt dry with a bit of waxy stuff on the top when I tried to use it outdoors.
It also left a white colour on my lips so I had to use another balm on top, which kind of defeats the object.
I will be trying the honey version which sounds softer and more moisturising as I love the packaging, the smell and the fact that it is natural.
I have managed to use up quite a bit of this just with my superdrug little green tin so I get a thicker mintier balm that still looks great and softens lips. I also think this goes great under lipgloss especially with the stickier ones to help them go on better.
The Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm can be bought either in the cute metal tin pictured above, or in the stick version that comes in the standard lip balm plastic tube. I am currently using the stick version just because I find stick lip balms a little more convenient than the ones that you have to jab your fingers into... the product inside is however exactly the same, so it's really just down to personal preference.
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, in both tin and stick versions, is definitely one of my favourite lip balms.... maybe even my very favourite. It is a very very pale yellow almost white colour, and very solid - to be expected in a stick form but maybe slightly surprising in the tin form. Despite it being so solid, it goes onto the lips really smoothly, giving quite a thick coverage that really protects them from the elements and which lasts for hours as long as you don't lick your lips alot. I however am a bit of a lip balm addict and so I reapply mine far more often than necessary as I love the fresh tingling sensation.
As I mentioned, upon applying this lip balm you get a lovely cooling fresh sensation that tingles slightly - and it is this that makes this lip balm one of my favourites. You instantly feel fresher when you apply this lipbalm, in a similar way to how brushing your teeth wakes you up and makes you feel fresher. The tingling I mention isn't unpleasant at all and just gives a cooling sensation that is fantastic on hot, sore lips.
With ingredients including peppermint oil, coconut oil and beeswax, this product has a lovely minty fresh fragrance that is noticeable but not overpowering and which instantly makes your mouth feel fresher. In addition, the lip balm gives a subtle sheen that is very natural and makes lips look instantly healthier and rosier. I tend to apply it over Benetint lip stain for really lovely but natural looking results.
Another fantastic thing about this lip balm is that it is 100% natural, so no nasties are being smothered over your lips!
I love love love this lip balm. My lips have felt in perfect condition since I began using this product, and so I will definitely keep using it. The only downside is the lack of SPF - An SPF would make this lip balm completely perfect.
The stick version of this lip balm is £3.42 in Boots and in my opinion it's worth every penny. It will last ages even if you're an addict like me as it is quite solid. Definitely recommended!
Get naturally soft, healthy lips / How it Works; Give your lips the soothing feeling they deserve / This natural lip balm is loaded with coconut and sunflower oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips / Beeswax seals in hydration / We've even added peppermint oil for a refreshing tingle / Take your pick of an old-fashioned yellow tin or a recycled plastic tube / No wonder it is our most popular product.