Product Type: Burt's Bees Lip Care
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Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm
Member Name: clara29
Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm
Advantages: Very moisturising,100% natural ingredients, not tested on animals
Disadvantages: Some might be slightly put off by the honey scent
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 :)
Summary: TLC for your lips