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I regularly carry a lip balm around with me at all times as I like to apply it all year round to keep my lips moisturised as they tend to get dry very quickly in all throughout the year. I have tried a lot of different brands over the years but the one which I am using at the moment is this Burts Bees Honey lip balm which I picked up for 99p in a local discount store. I think this is a very good price as the recommended retail price is around £3.69 in some chemists. I like Burts Bees products and have bought quite a few over the years and have always found them to be good quality.
Burts Bees say that this lip balm is replenishing and hydrating to your lips. It contains vitamin E and it made of honey which helps to moisturise and nourish your lips. It also contains beeswax, shea butter, almond oil, cocoa butter and lanolin. I find this balm is suitable for general every day use and it doesn't feel too thick on my lips.
The tube is 4.25g and is a golden yellow colour with an orange top which is quite distinctive and makes it stand out, and the lip balm itself is twisted up from the base in the usual way. I will usually twist it so that you can see about a centimetre, any more and I think you are in danger of it breaking off if you press down too hard when applying. I would describe the smell as very sweet and it does taste quite sweet which is lovely. I find that it glides across my lips without any problem and I can feel as though they are coated without feeling sticky or waxy and they feel soft and smooth. My lips never look or feel dry or chapped at all when I am using this lip balm and it contains 100 per cent natural ingredients which is something I like. This balm does seem to stay on my lips for a good while and I would say that I probably only need to re-apply it every three hours if I am outside for a long time to make sure that my lips are fully protected.
I would definitely buy this product again although I probably wouldn’t pay £3.79 as I think that this is a bit pricey for a lip balm but you will be able to find it cheaper if you look round. However it is a good quality product and it does hydrate your lips well and helps to protect and keep them soft so I do recommend it and I would buy it again.
As we know, bees make honey so it goes without saying that Burt's bees should make a great honey based product and this honey lip balm is one of my favourites.
Honey is a wonderful natural product and something I enjoy eating as well as using in a beauty based way. According to Burt's Bees, "this elixir has been used since ancient times to promote everything from beautiful hair and skin to rapid healing of wounds."
Burt's bees products are great because they are all natural, with natural ingredients from nature, well packaged and more importantly work well on my skin/face etc. Honey itself contains many vitamins and essential minerals including vitamin C, calcium and iron so its really a great natural product and one I love to put on my lips in this handy lip balm.
This lip balm is one of my favoruites and I have been using it for quite a while now as its really soft and healing on my lips and has a really nice flavour to it too. The honey flavour is lovely and sweet and soothing and almost good enough to eat. It is so mositurising on my lips and makes them wonderfully soft and they really do feel cared for. I like to use this lip balm when my lips are a bit dry and cracked because it really heals them well and gets them back to their best. In fact, Burts bees say, " studies have shown honeys effectiveness in rapidly clearing infection from wounds and because it is a great humectant, it is great at retaining water making it a great skin and hair moisturiser.
The lip balm looks just like a chapstick with a lid at the top and then a twisty bit at the bottom to make the lip stick come up. The balm is a thick stick and quite waxy but it smoothes onto my lips really well and keeps them protected which I love. I do need to reapply quite a bit during the day but I actually quite like doing that as the flavour is so nice.
Burts bees say, "reward yourself with a sweet treat. Made with sweet honey, this natural lip balm moisturises and nourishes lips. Plus it's packed with beeswax, shea butter, almod oil, cocoa butter and lanolin to keep lips soft and healthy. Your lips will look as sweet as they taste.
A tube costs just £3.69 and is definitely one I recommend.
Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm is made with honey, beeswax, shea butter, almond oil, coconut butter and lanolin, to moisturise, nourish and keep lips soft and healthy. It's priced at £3.69.
The packaging is quite basic. It's the usual twist-up plastic tube like so many lip balms. The machanism is very smooth and the lid snaps on securely. When I open it I can instantly smell the honey and to be honest it's not a nice scent! I do usually like honey smells but there's just something a bit off about this one that makes it quite unpleasant.
The texture of the balm is very waxy but it does apply very smoothly and easily to the lips. It still feels quite waxy once applied and I don't feel as though it sinks in to moisturise my lips, it just creates a layer of the waxy substance on top. It doesn't feel sticky or greasy though which is a blessing for me as I really can't stand my lips feeling sticky.
I don't find this leaves my lips feeling moisturised for long at all, it just seems to sit on top of my lips and then as soon as this protective layer has worn off they are back to feeling just as dry as usual. I was a little confused by this as their Beeswax Lip Balm kept my lips feeling well moisturised, so I expected this would be pretty much the same just with a different scent but that's really not the case!
Curious about the difference between these 2 balms I went on the Burt's Bees website and had a look at the ingredients lists. It turns out the honey lip balm contains lanolin, an ingredient which I've always felt was responsible for the vicious circle of application just making your lips more dry after it's worn off and becoming dependant on frequent application. The beeswax balm does not contain lanolin and actually kept my lips moisturised, so I'm now more convinced than ever that this is an evil ingredient!
No, I would not recommend this particular balm. I'd suggest sticking to the beeswax balm as that works really well.
I came to buy this through a friend.
I went to my local boots store to purchase it.
I near enough bought one of everything boots sold in the burts bees collection.
I love every single one I have bought.
As for the lipsil. It is a great product works straight away just not my preferred scent. I wouldn''t buy this one again but I would defiantly buy a different burt bees lipsil.
A few months back I saw these on offer and as I love burts bees products I picked up a few kinds
All the flavors are packaged the same way -in a yellow tube with the name of the product and flavour on the packaging. The only bit that changes is the lid -this one is orange-matching the colour of the product.I like the design of these as it is a twisty tube you turn as you use the product and you don't have to use your finger.
Each of these products has 4.25g -these last for ages. Once applied you don't need to reapply very often as they keep your lips soft for ages.Whilst this works better than other lip balms its not as good as others in the range.
The scent- Maybe i just don't like this one as much but i think the honey smell is a bit strong.I think this has a very sweet and sickly smell.
The texture is smooth and soft feeling.
** The brand and range
I think of burts bees as quite a high quality natural brand. Can be expensive but completely worth it.They also do other products such as facewash ,shampoo etc
They have 8 normal lip balms and they also do a gloss range.I think it's a nice range and there are plenty of flavours so there should be one that you like.
These are all very similar to each other with the only differences being taste and smell-so its just down to what one you like the taste of most
**Price and where to get**
These vary in price from £2.99- £5 and can be purchased from boots,amazon,burts bees etc. It's currently on 3 for 2 on the official burts bees website so worth looking around. Amazon also have it on a subscribe and save option.
Overall this is a nice range but this one is my least favorite flavour.
As I was browsing in my local Boots a few months ago I came across this Burt's Bees lip balm. I've seen this brand before but never really took any notice of it or looked into it. The reason I picked up this lip balm on this particular day was initially because it was on offer, and I'm so glad I did! On closer inspection I learnt that it was made with natural ingredients. This is always an incentive to buy for me and I couldn't believe I had never tried anything from this brand before.
Since the beginning of Autumn I've been alternating between this lip balm and the Maybelline Baby Lips (Which I have also reviewed previously) and my lips have never felt better. If I'm at work or have a busy day ahead and I don't want to wear much make up I will just apply this and re-apply several times throughout the day. Packaged in a 4g tube it's ideal to just pop in your handbag or pocket when you're on the go. I'd describe the packaging as simple but retro and I quite like it!
When applied I can really feel the clear balm sinking in to my lips leaving them feeling hydrated, nourished and so soft! I often team this lip balm with lipstick, applying the balm first to create a fantastic moisturised base for the lipsticks. This works especially well for lipsticks that can be quite drying on the lips. The best feature of Burt's bees lip balms are that they are 100% natural. This one is made with honey, beeswax, shea butter, almond oil, cocoa butter and lanolin to keep your lips tasting as sweet as they look. As well as this Honey one, there are a variety of other balms available including:
Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry and Dark Chocolate.
Beeswax Lip Balm.
Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Acai Berry.
Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil.
Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit.
Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter.
Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter.
All Burt's Bees lip balms retail at an inexpensive price of £3.69 however I managed to get mine on offer even cheaper for about £1.50. Bargain! I recommend these highly and am sure I will be trying some of the others from the variety listed above.
If you struggle with chapped, cracked, dry lips or even just want a bit of protection over the harsh winter period, this lip balm will help to renew your lips and get them looking healthy and fresh again. A natural, rejuvenating, smoothing gentle lip balm that does it's job exceptionally - what's not to love?!
If there's one thing I cant live without, its got to be lip balm. I find that because I don't have enough water throughout the day, my lips are affected the most. They dry out in minutes! I am always trying new balms and swap them around. Some definitely work better than others but that doesn't mean I throw the 'less' better ones out! I usually throw them in my bag and re apply my lip balm several times a day. When I came across burts bees lip balm I was really excited just because it had so many great reviews and it was organic. The fact that it was organic screamed 'buy me'! I bought the little rounded cylinder of honey lip balm and first off it smelt great! Just simply sweet smelling. I applied it and it glided on nicely, not exactly smoothly, just nicely, it sat on my lips and really moisturized them. Some lip balms I find usually just coat the lip rather than really penetrating into the lips to hydrate them, this one really did sink in and hydrate!
I'm glad I bought it and tested it, its defiantly something to try if you haven't found 'the one' in terms of lip balms yet!
The one problem I do have with this lip balm is that it has no SPF which is VITAL. It also felt a little grainy but I didn't mind as much since it is organic and didn't contain chemicals that probably make smooth lip balms smooth!!!
In my opinion its a personal preference. I know much better ones are out there but triple the price unfortunately. So ultimately id recommend it 75 percent!
I've got a bit of an obsession with all things beauty related and one product that I'm loving at the minute is the range of Burt's Bees lip balms. I first came across these around six months ago now.
I have a tendancy to go a bit crazy when I like something and since discovering this range of lip balms I have tried almost all of the different scents and I have a little stash of them in my makeup draw. There are a range of yummy scents available including peppermint, mango and quite a few more, all of which smell absolutely delicious and not at all artificial. I first came across the honey scented lip balm last year and I have re-purchased this scent several times as it smells amazing and like all of the Burt's Bees lip balms, it's incredibly good quality and 100% natural. The honey scented lip balm, like all of the Burt's Bees lip balms retails at £3.69 for 4.25 grams of product, which I think is a very reasonable price for a completely natural lip balm and compared to what Lush charge for their lip balms, this is an absolute bargain! Availability wise, the lip balm can be purchased from a range of stores including Boots and Debenhams.
A range of websites including Amazon sell it too and it can also be purchased from the official Burt's Bees website. The lip balm comes in a little yellow tube which is very similar to the other Burt's Bees lip balm tubes. The tube has red writing which says the brand and product name and the ingredients is listed on the back of the tube. Although the tubes in this range of lip balms are all almost identical in appearence, the lids are different colours to represent which flavour/scent the lip balm is - this ones lid is yellow. The tube is made of plastic and it's a handy size. This is very compact and lightweight so it is ideal for taking out and about with me in my clutch or handbag and I prefer this packaging to the tins of lip balm as it is more hygienic. Like all lip balm tubes this has a little twiddly mechanism which when twisted pushes the lip balm out of the tube - I'm not sure what this is called but I'm sure that you will know what I mean! Burt's Bees state on their website that this lip balm is a natural lip balm which moisturises and nourishes lips. They describe it as being a 'sweet treat for the lips' due to the real honey which is used in the ingredients.
Speaking of ingredients, this is full of natural oils and extracts including beeswax, shea butter, almond oil, cocoa butter and coconut oil. All of these are incredibly moisturising and are great for keeping the lips smooth, nourished and moisturised. Another ingredient is of course honey. This soothes and softens the lips and it is an excellent natural moisturiser. Burt's Bees do not test their products on animals which I think is worth mentioning, and although the lip balms are natural, they are not suitable for Vegans due to the honey and lanolin that they contain. The lip balm itself is obviously quite waxy in texture and it is much harder than vaseline is. The lip balm has a smooth, rounded tip which makes applcation easy as it glides along the lips. I do find that I have to warm this up a little by rubbing it against my hand/skin to melt it a bit as it can drag a little otherwise. The lip balm leaves my lips feeling noticeably hydrated, instantly softer and much healthier and smoothe in appearence. It does not leave the lips glossy, nor does it provide a noticeable shine.
The lip balm isn't heavy or sticky at all and it leaves no residue or whiteness behind. It does leave my lips feeling slightly oily but this feeling subsides after a few minutes. I usually apply it 3-4 times a day and the effects last for a good few hours. This really helps with dry or cracked lips and it does a great job at protecting them in the colder weather, too - I wore this pretty much daily last winter and I definitely think that it made a difference as my lips didn't crack/peel at all. Smell wise, this smells amazing! It smells just like a jar of honey; rich, sweet and almost good enough to eat. The scent is quite feminine in my opinion. The taste is pleasant; very waxy with a subtle sweetness. The smell and slight flavour linger for around 5 minutes. Overall, I highly reccommend this lip balm as it's nourishing, moisturising, reasonably priced and it smells amazing! 5/5 stars.
This lip balm melts just like honey on your lips despite the deceptively solid nature of the product in the tube. I like the retro feel of the Bert Bees products, it has a sort of 1950's olden days look about them and this lip balm has the same sort of branding and all of the products are supposed to be made from natural ingredients. The packaging is a golden yellow with darker coloured lettering and the balm inside is also a golden colour.
It is very smooth to apply and it certainly has a wonderfully sweet smell to it. I like this lip balm because it does not have a waxy feel to it and it really does a good job of moisturising my lips. My lips have a nice rich, luxurious feel to them and a nice smooth shine as well after application. Despite the smooth feel and ease with which it coats my lips it is also surprisingly resilient, I certainly expected to have to re-apply it far more than I actually need to. It certainly copes with drinks and while it in no way will last a whole day it can last a fair chunk of the morning before I have to top it off.
As the weather gets colder I will certainly be using lip balms a lot more often as at £3.49 it is a very reasonable price for such a good quality product.
I like to keep my skin at its best and in good condition. I have a collection of skincare products to care for my skin. Lip balm is a vital must-have for me, as I like to keep my lips soft and supple. I apply lip balm daily to keep my lips moisturised and to give them a healthy sheen. I am selective over the products that I use on my skin, and I opt for environmentally friendly products where possible.
Burt's Bees is a brand that I have been using for quite some time now, as their range of products has always delivered good results, making them a firm favourite with me. The Burt's Bees range of skincare products are produced from natural ingredients, and they use minimal packaging which can be recycled. Their products are free from preservatives and chemicals. I have a few of their lip balms, as they offer a few different types of lip balms that come in a variety of flavours.
The honey lip balm is packaged in a twist-up tube that is sealed with a sheath of plastic around the cap to keep it in hygienic condition. On lifting the cap a golden coloured lip balm is revealed that emanates a pleasant and delicate honey scent. Honey is excellent for moisturizing and nourishing the skin. The Burt's Bees honey lip balm is produced with rich essential oils and wax which provides an excellent moisturiser for the lips.
The consistency of the lip balm is solid, yet it is soft and melts onto the lips as it makes contact. It slides effortlessly over the lips leaving a healthy sheen and a rich coating that seals in moisture and protects the lips. It feels luxurious upon the lips, and it spreads evenly over the skin giving excellent coverage. The lip balm lasts on the lips even after eating and drinking, and I feel no need to reapply during the day, as even when it wears off my lips are left feeling soft and supple.
This little tube of lip balm is long lasting, as it only needs to be applied two to three times a day. This is now my second tube of the honey lip balm. I do prefer the other scents and flavours, however, the honey lip balm is excellent for moisturizing the lips, and is great to have during the cold weather. During this time of the year coughs and colds are prevalent, and cold harsh weather also strips the skin of moisture. Keeping my lips moisturized prevents them from drying out, even under harsh conditions.
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I was introduced to Burt's Bees by my sister who lives in California, and who is really into using natural products with no chemicals. She gave me a mini trial size pack of various BB products and whilst I thought they were nice, I wasn't overwhelmed enough to rush out and buy them when they ran out.
However recently in this bitterly cold winter, my lips have really suffered and became so dry and chapped that even my constant use of lip balm was having no positive effect.
I soon found out why when I read that in order to cure chapped lips, you need to avoid products with petroleum because even though they appear to moisturise your lips, they are actually blocking the moisture leaving your lips even drier! So with the usual vaseline, blistex etc out the window, I set about researching what other people had recommended, and that's where Burt's Bees came up again.
Burt's Bees' philosophy is to use Natural ingredients wherever possible and I selected the Beeswax honey lipbalm because it was certified 100% natural. The have used ingredients such as beeswax (which has been used since ancient times as a natural moisturiser) coconut oil and lanolin to soften rather than petroleum and in this particular lip balm, honey to scent.
Costing £3.99 for a 4.25g tube, it might be ever so slightly more expensive than other brands but I thought that was a small price to pay if it worked.
The tube is a yellowy / orange colour that is quite typical of BB products and the actual balm is colourless.
I have been using this for about a week now and I can report that I have noticed an improvement. Usually I wake up with a tight feeling to my lips but the past couple of mornings I have felt my lips returning to "normal".
The look of the product is quite matte and doesn't give a glossy shine like some others can, but the plus side of this is that it seems to stay put. One application is quite long lasting and I don't have to reapply every half an hour the way I did with previous products.
My lipstick sits better now, and my lips are becoming less flaky so I think they are on the road to recovery!
The only thing that I regret is choosing the honey scented version rather than the unfragranced balm - I don't personally hate it, however my husband thinks it is minging so I think next time I will leave the honey one on the shelf!
They even do tinted balms and shimmer glosses too so your pout can look pretty whilst being conditioned at the same time!
Recently I have decided to try and reduce the amount of chemicals I eat, and use in general and explore more natural alternatives. What I put on my skin seems to be a good place to start and this lipbalm has impressed me enough to want to try again with the rest of the Burt's Bees skincare range.
I hope this has been of some help to all you chapped lips sufferers out there :)
Burt's Bees is a company who produce natural personal care products. They pride themselves is producing products which use ingredients that have been around for years and are safe and natural to be used. Even the packaging on their products is made from recycled waste!
Burt's Bees offers over 150 products for your enjoyment.
*Face care - scrubs, moisturisers, cleansers etc
*Bath and body - lotions, hand and foot goodies etc
*Lip - balms, shimmers and glosses
*Baby and Mama - pregnancyt and baby treats
*Gifts - various priced sets from starter to more advanced treat me offerings
Taking care of the lips is just as important as enhancing their appearance. Whilst lipgloss and shimmers add a touch of glamour and colour, if the lips aren't moisturised, they can look awful. Burt's Bees offer a few different lip balms which are designed to heal, repair and moisturise your lips. Each are similiar but offer different qualities.
*Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter
*Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Acai Berry
*Beeswax Lip Balm (tube or tin)
*Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
*Lifeguard's Choice Lip Balm
And finally the Honey Lip Balm. The Honey Lip Balm has been created to deeply moisturise and nourish the lips whilst tasting distinctly of honey. The lip balm is filled with essential butters and oils which together with the honey beeswax, form a seal on your lips and keep moisture locked in. It is 100% natural and is safe to use as often as neccessary.
The lip balm comes in a handy, thick plastic tube. The design is inkeeping with the rest of the range with it being a yellow colour with an orange, pop off lid. The tube has a label running around it which is etched with what appears to resemble a beehive design and random little bees on it. Information includes the product name, company address and the ingredients list.
Like most lip balms, there is a twisty knob on the base of the tube. Once the lid is removed, you can turn it easily and this releases the lip balm stick. The lip balm itself is thick and adopts an off white colour. Please don't twist it up too far as you may struggle to get the lip balm back in and therefore ruin it! I learn from experience with that one.
Ingredients: cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, lanolin, aroma (flavor), mel (honey, miel), tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), benzyl benzoate, coumarin
===Availability and Price===
Burt's Bees ranges are stocked in a few different outlets with the main one being larger Boots stores. The lip balm is 4.25g and is available at the following prices :
www.burtsbees.co.uk - £3.49 - all other lip balms are priced the same.
www.boots.com - £3.49
I like to take of my lips and keep them hydrated. Until a few months ago, I was using a rather expensive Clarins item on them but it started to go off and its out of my budget at the moment. The harsh weather conditions we have been experiencing have left my lips rather dry and lacking any colour to be honest!
Around 2months ago, my sister gave me this Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm as she had bought a few whilst they were on clearance in Boots. I only remembered I had it about 4weeks ago and have been using it several times since then. Burt's Bees is a company I know of from reviews and seeing it in Boots but before using the lip balm, I had never personally used any of the range. My sister had of course and fully recommended them.
I was quite happy to browse their own website and was content in the knowledge that what I had been using was fully natural. Natural products can often be a bit bland but they are certainly better for my body and the environment. The fact that the packaging is recycled and made from recycled materials is also a good reason to purchase and do my bit for the planet..we all have to live on it after all.
So my lips are often naked. I don't wear lipstick as no colour seems to sit right and it looks a mess on them. I sometimes wear lipgloss but go for pale pinks or clear colours as I don't like my lips being too prominent and will always favour my eyes over my lips.
I do like to have my lips smooth and healthy though as people look at your lips when you are speaking (well some look at your boobs but thats a different complaint). Further reasons for soft lips include the fact that I like a kiss or full blown snog from hubby every so often and I don't want to leave him with a bad feeling of disgust at scabby lips! So as you may have guessed, I try to use a lip balm everyday when needed and keep them in tip top and kissable condition.
Now to start with, I wasn't convinced I would actually like this lip balm. The others in the range sounded much more appealing with fruity combinations but honey has never appealed to me as a scent or taste. The little tube is ideal for popping in my bag or pocket and I can have it on me should the need arise suddenly. This has been the case recently when I have been pelted with heavy snow and my full face in general has taken the brunt of it all.
The tube twists up smoothly and I only wind it up enough to apply without the tube snagging on my lips. The off white colour looks natural and confirms that natural can often appear boring as there is no fancy colouring or artificial bits through it. It glimmers slightly from its position in the tube and I anticipate it giving my lips a simple and delicate sheen. The scent that I had worried about wasn't as bad as I imagined. The honey was sweet and had a natural scent which was fresh and new.
I have been to a bee factory before where I could witness the bees making the honey and this lip balm brings back memories. The scent is fresh enough to be like the bees have just rallied together and made me up a jar of honey in my kitchen. It doesn't overpower but is a pleasant scent and makes a change from plasticky scents that balms often give off.
Applying the lip balm is a doddle and I do this first thing in the morning. I apply it after I have cleansed and freshened up my face and it adds the finishing touch nicely. The tube is easy to handle and the lip balm smoothes over my lips with ease. Any bumps and lines on my lips are disgarded as the lip balm takes them over in its stride.
The lip balm feels smooth and glossy as I apply it and although not damp or sticky, it does feel slightly greasy on application. The lip balm appears thick before applying but once on the lips, it reduces covering every part of my lips carefully. The honey isn't too bad when my tongue brushes off my lips and it certainly doesn't leave an icky or unpleasant taste within my mouth. If it did, I wouldn't be long in wiping it off.
The lip balm settles onto my lips within a minute or two after applying so best not to eat or drink during the settling in phase. After it has settled in, my lips look natural with added shine. The initial thickness of the balm has subsided and the greasiness is no longer apparent. By peeking in the mirror, I can see my lips are noticeably smoother and appear healthier, like a new lease of life has been given to them for christmas. There is a slight sheen but nothing major and it doesn't look like I have went OTT with gloss of balm.
The main aspect of this lip balm however, is the effects and they are impressive. The ingredients and mainly the honey beeswax work their magic on my dry and sore lips and relieve them. They feel calmer and less stressed out and tight, I can move them and eat, kiss etc without feeling any niggling from dryness. They feel and look soft and smooth and perfectly kissable. They also feel hydrated.
I use this usually only once per day but with the weather being bad, I have been applying a further time throughout the day. The effects last for the majority of the day except in the really bad weather when I feel them tightening up much sooner. I only need a small, sliver of lip balm on them to reep the benefits. The taste of the honey doesn't stick around too long as with any other balm. My tube has barely been dented as so little is required.
I am so happy my sister recommended this Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm to me as I have fell in love with it. It is natural, tastes ok and the effects are amazing. The tube will last me for ages despite there only being 4.25g in it so at £3.49 it is an absolute steal. It keeps my lips kissable and tender to the touch and makes me feel just that little bit more confident about them during this awful winter we are experiencing. I recommend.
Thanks for reading!
Well now it's winter again and the weather has suddenly turned a murky shade of grey, it's time to whip out the lip balms to save myself from a winter of chapped lips. As there is very few things less attractive than a woman with bits of her lips hanging off all dry, well men take note it's just as bad for you aswell. We don't want to kiss dry chapped lips, just as a warning! So it is important to get one that works with your skin and that will last long enough to make an effect on your lips. Ladies, it's always good to get a nice smelling and even tasting one isn't it!? That's where Burts' lip balm comes good!
~*~ Who Are Burt's Bees? ~*~
Burt's Bees are a company that was founded in 1984, and now have headquarters in North Carolina in the United States. They apprently manufacture 197 different products, for skin care, facial care, lip care, male grooming and so on. Although I have to say I don't think a shop could cope with 197 different products on the shelves. Burt's Bees pride themselves on natural ingredients, using minimal processing and generally being an all round good company, for the environment which makes a change as not many companies are all that environmentally friendly. Recently the company has been taken over by a larger company for a rather large amount, but in those three years, there hasn't been any change in the quality of the products they produce.
~*~ What Is The Product? ~*~
The product is a lip balm, a nice plain easily popped in your pocket lipbalm, in a nice off yellow tube, with all the information you will need to know to happily use it printed on. It features pictures of honeycombs on the packaging and the bees, making the scrummy smelling balm. The tube is the ago old favourite of twist the bottom and take of the lid and there it is - which with me around is normally a bad combination, as I tend to break them within a week. Thankfully this one seems to be able to stand the kind of horrible torture it faces in my tunic pocket. So at least it can stand some torment before it gives up the ghost completely.
~*~ So What is the Actual Balm Like? ~*~
The balm is hard but will happily transfer from stick to lip without too much pursuasion, unless it's been sat outside in this terrible weather then it might take a bit of doing. It does however give you a decent cover on your lips to guard from the cold and wind that we are currently experiencing. Now although the balm is clear on application, it does make lips look a little rosier despite their condition, my lips have been very broken and I have been able to slightly hide it with the balm but some liberal application. It does also put a nice shine on your lips - not to the quality that a clear gloss would, but for a balm it's a nice finish.
The smell is very sweet and not too dissimilar to honey itself, even though it is not honey, but it is a very nice smell and it's not a terrible smell to have under your nose either. It lasts around 2 hours on my lips when I'm at work running round like a crazy thing, though I frequently apply it at night before bed - and often it is still there when I get up in the morning. The texture of it is very cmooth on your lips, very smooth and doesnt feel sticky at all. It is well worth buying for those harsh climates and even in the sun where it does keep the rays off your sensitive lips.
~*~ Where Can I Buy It? ~*~
Your best bet is in Boots, and Superdrug they seem to be the places I see it most - it is ocassionally in supermarkets but not often... You can always buy it online if you really like it... I prefer to buy from Boots because I get my points and ocassionally it is on half price!
~*~ How Much Is It? ~*~
I bought mine for half price at £1.75 in the sale rails of Boots, but depending on where you buy it, will vary how much it costs. It appears to vary from £3 - £5 but if you can get it on a deal buy it then and make the most of the offers as you will really enjoy using it and all the products they have on offer.
I'm pretty much obsessed with lip balms. I keep them in my pockets, my handbag, in the bathroom, my bedside table, everywhere as I like to always have one to hand. I love trying new ones but this is one that I always have in my handbag.
It's a little expensive for a lip balm at £3.49 but it's good quality and natural so I think it's worth paying a bit extra for. The packaging is pretty plain and looks quite cheap to be fair, but I think that's because Burt's Bees like to have that natural look. The balm is the usual twist up stick kind and a pretty average size which contains 4.25g of the balm.
It feels really lovely on my lips and I don't need to use much at a time. It feels really rich and moisturising but not at all greasy, and it feels like the moisture is penetrating into the skin of my lips rather than just sitting there on the top like some balms do.
It has a sweet honey scent which is nice but I don't really notice it after I've used it but it also has a sweet taste of honey which is nicer than the usual waxy taste of lip balms and makes it more pleasant if you tend to lick your lips a lot.
This does a really good job of keeping my lips soft and smooth and feeling moisturised, but I do tend to apply it at least every 2 hours to keep them from starting to get dry.
I accidentally picked up this product thinking it was Burt's Bees Beewax Lip Balm, since the packaging is very similar and I didn't have the original product on me to compare.
I have done other Burt's Bees reviews, so this is getting a little repetitive now but to summarise, the company's main aim is to make products for the "greater good" meaning that all their products are natural, made out of sustainable resources and not damaging to the environment.
This product stands out on the shelf from your Blistex, Vaseline and Nivea lip balms due to the bright yellow packaging, while most other lip balms stick to clean colours like white and blue. I think the colour of the packaging is suitable and gives a strong connotation to the "honey" flavouring of the lip balm. Just like regular tubed lip balms, you remove the lid, turn the bottom to push up the lip balm and apply.
Therefore I will give this product 10/10 for appearance.
I have to admit compared to the Beewax Version of this lipbalm the honey version is a little disappointing. It doesn't have the tingling sensation on application that I love so much. However, it is soothing to my lips and especially during the cold months or after a kiss-a-thon it does make my lips feel a lot less sensitive.
While it does not both me, and I find the taste to be pretty neutral (not a succulent honey taste as the name of the product suggests), my boyfriend refuses to kiss me after application because to him it tastes disgusting. So in terms of taste, this product really depends on personal preference.
Therefore I will give this product 7/10 because it does the job, it makes my lips feel less dry and sensitive but it is not the best lip balm of the range.
VALUE FOR MONEY
I purchased this product from Boots for £3.49, which isn't bad for a lip balm since I just bought a discounted lipbalm from MAC for £7.50. But since its superior rival: Burts Bees Beewax Lipbalm is also retailing for £3.49 in Boots, I think this product should be £3 or under.
Therefore I am going to give this product 7/10 for price as well.
To summarise, next time I go looking for a Burt Bees lip balm, I will be more careful with my selection because all the products in the range aren't all equally as pleasing and sadly this is one of the less pleasing products.
How it Works; Reward yourself with a sweet treat. Made with sweet, soothing honey, this natural lip balm moisturises and nourishes lips. Plus, it's packed with beeswax, shea butter, almond oil, cocoa butter and lanolin to keep your lips soft and healthy. Your lips will look as sweet as they taste.