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During the winter months my lips are very prone to becoming dry and cracked. I recently discovered Burts bees lip balm and I am really happy with the results!
The company started out in 1984 in Maine; initially making bees wax candles later branching out making natural beauty products based on bees wax. Today Burt’s bees make a range of beauty products that are sold world wide.
I bought my small lipstick style tube of lip balm with mango butter from my local Boots. At £3.69 it was more expensive than other brands of lip balm available but I had heard good things about this and so was happy to pay the premium price tag. The lip balm comes in a small 4.25 gram tube and is packaged on cardboard with the Burt’s Bees signature yellow colour.
The information on the packaging tells me that this lip balm contains sunflower seed oil, coconut oil and rosemary. It also contains mango butter a natural emollient replacing the use of chemicals often used in lip butters and balms. The product does contain lanolin though. Mango butter is also a good moisturiser.
The lip balm can be applied as often as you like although I find I don’t have to apply too often as the effects last well. I really love the sweet, fruity taste of this lip balm! It glides on my lips easily and has no greasy or oily feel as with some other lip balms I have used. It is quite thick and feels very soothing when applied. Since using this lip balm my lips have felt much softer and they are no longer cracked.
Overall I would give this lip balm my full recommendation! I think it is well worth the price tag and will definitely be buying it again.
Having used many of Burt's Bees products before, I had high expectations of this lip balm, and it did not let me down. It is quite expensive, at about £3 for a tube, but it is of much higher quality than its competitors, so in my opinion it is definitely worth the money.
It is incredibly moisturising, and feels lovely on your lips. It also lasts longer than other lip balms before you need to reapply it, which means that the tube lasts longer, and works really well as a base coat before putting on lipstick. My favourite thing about it is that it doesn't leave your lips feeling sticky after application - there is nothing worse than putting on lip balm and then your hair all sticking to your lips!
Mango is my favourite fruit, and so when I found Burt's Bees made a mango lip balm, I felt almost obliged to try it out. My only criticism of this lip balm is that the scent is not that strong, and in my opinion doesn't smell much like mango, which is a slight disappointment. However, this lip balm still helps get my lips through the winter without getting dry and chapped, so is definately still an investment worth making in my opinion.
I am a big fan of Burts Bees products and just recently have bought nearly every product they have to offer. I am absolutely in love with the original Burts Bees Lip Balm. The original is moisturizing and makes your lips tingle, Has a very yummy peppermint smell and not too bad of a taste when your tongue rubs against your lips. When I tried out the Mango Lip Balm I didn't have the same amazing experience with it! It had a grainy texture to me and there was a very slight smell to it, after using it I had a white film on my lips and it made me look ghostly. I would recommend Burts Bees Brand and the original Lip Balm, but would not recommend the Mago Lip Balm. Just didn't like the texture smell or the gross white film on my lips. I can't imagine anyone would
I bought this lip balm recently when I was on holiday as I was noticing my lips were becoming drier. I have always been a fan of Burts Bees products as they aim to use mostly natural ingredients and have really good branding, which draws me in! This lip balm is stated as being 100% natural, which makes me feel like it is full of goodness!
A tube of this balm contains 4.25grams of product, which is a good amount as I can carry it around in my handbag without much issue and it will last a good amount of time. I have used this lip balm since September and still have over half left, so it will last a good two to three months, even with lots of use! The balm comes housed in a twist up stick with an orange lid which clips on top of the tube. The lid holds really securely and never comes off in my bag, which means it never gets any gunk in it which is great!
So, onto the balm itself... It's made of lots of different moisturising ingredients, including coconut oil, coconut oil and mango seed butter, which all adds up to a lovely cocktail of goodness for the lips! Once applied the balm gives a lovely sheen to the lips and leaves a thin layer of moisture which stays for around an hour, although it will wear off faster if you are eating/drinking etc. The scent is also strongly of mango, which I adore!
I have found that my dry lips were well nourished with this balm and I haven't had too much of a problem with dry lips since I began using it, which is a major plus point for this product! I use several different lip products, but this one has definitely contributed to keeping my lips nourished and smooth. The balm is also great value as it retails from between £3-4, but can be found cheaper online.
Burt's Bees - Mango lip balm
£3.69 available on-line and in larger high street stores such as House of Fraser
The main ingredient of this product is Mango Butter: which according to Burt's website will give your skin a taste of the good life with this hard working fruit known for its softening and moisturising qualities. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, mangos contain an enzyme with unique smoothing properties and phytochemicals.
Now I can't comment about the vitamins and the antioxidants, but I can attest to the wonderful moisturising qualities of this product. It smells, and tastes good enough to eat, and glides on with a beautiful smooth feeling. It has a little sheen to it, but is colourless when on. It will leave your lips feeling all smooth, and soft while smelling wonderful.
The product is made with 100% natural ingredients, and is in a bright yellow 'tube', which if find to be particularly useful when I have a large black (or dark) bag as it makes it so much easier to find.
The product also comes in a variety of different flavours:
Pink Grapefruit (New, and so my next purchase),
Acai Berry and
I've got quite a few of the Burt's Bees lip balms and find them to be very effective and they're incrediby cheap and good value for money too, considering the quality. I have most of the 'flavours' in the range including peppermint, honey and pomegranate and this one - the mango 'flavour' is the latest addition to my little collection. I picked it up last weekend from Boots and paid a reasonable £3.69 for the 4.25 gram tube. This lip balm, along with the other lip balms in the Burt's Bees range is widely available and everywhere from Holland and Barett to Amazon sell it. Prices vary fromthe £2.99 mark up to £4ish.
The lip balm comes in an average cylindar lip balm tube which is made of platic. There is no excessive packaging which I think is good. The lip balm tube has the average Burt's Bees colour scheme - yellow and red. The branding is pretty good with the brand and product name stated clearly. The lip balm is described on the packaging as a 'nourishing lip balm with mango butter.' The weight of the tube is also written clearly in black writing, and it is stated that the lip balm is 100% natural. I like that the lids are coloured to reflect the 'flavour' as it makes it easy to tell which is which. The lid on this one is orange.
The lid can be quite awkward to pull off, and I often resort to using my nails, or sometimes my teeth, haha. This is a bit of a downside, but it's not a huge issue. Once the lid is off, the top of white lip balm nib is exposed. To get the lip balm nib further out of the tube, you simply need to twist the little twisty bit on the bottom of the tube. The lip balm has a rounded. flat and smooth nib making application easy and it transfers the product onto my lips more evenly than a slanted applicator lip balm would. The lip balm glides onto my lips with ease and I only need two coats of this to feel a noticeable difference.
This lip bam makes my lips feel moist/hydrated, as well as smoother and they feel genuinely softer and healthier after application. Although it does make my lips feel moist, it does not greasy or heavy at all, nor does it feel like a layer of product on my lips. I usually use this a few times a day and the effects are long lasting - my lips feel soft and hydrated, and it keeps my lips protected from the wind when I am out and about, therefor preventing cracked/dry lips. The lip balm leaves no residue, shine or whiteness like some lip balms can, and it leaves my lips looking naturally healthy and smooth. I find this idea as a base for matte lipsticks as it has no shine and it is such an effective moisturiser.
Smell wise, this smells suprisingly strong and it is obvious what the smell (mango) is meant to be. It's a fresh, sweet and girly scent which doesn't linger for much longer than a few seconds. There's a slight waxy sweetness if I lick my lips after application - no nasty fake taste or anything. The lip balm does not tingle when it is applied like a few of the others flavours do, which is worth mentioning. Now onto the ingredients. The full list can be found on the Burt's Bees website but it is worth mentioning that the ingredients are natural, so this is a bit like a Lush lip balm, but a little cheaper. Mango butter is the main ingredient, but sunflower seed oil and coconut oil are also included, both of which are very nourishing and moisturising.
Overall, this is a lovely smelling, effective and high quality product, and it is very affordable. 5/5, recommended!
I bought this a few weeks ago from Amazon.co.uk.
I paid £3.49 for the lip balm, however it was free with my gift voucher.
The lip balm is soothing and moisturising. It glides onto the lips well and because it's solid the stick makes it easier to apply, plus you don't have to dip your fingers into it so it's more hygienic. The lip balm comes presented in a tube that you twist up to apply and twist down again to store. The lip balm tastes lovely and fruity. It has a real Mango like scent and the lip balm is a gorgeous orange shade. It smells lovely and the smell stays with you, i.e the smell doesn't fade after a few weeks.
The lip balm keeps well. It lasts a long time too as you don't need to keep applying it. I can apply this lip balm freely and I can still feel it on my lips two hours later. It also stays put after eating and drinking. It happens to taste nice if you accidently swallow some of it too! It doesn't smell (or taste!) chemical, it actually smells rather natural. It is also cruelty free so it hasn't been tested on animals.
I would recommend this lip balm. It doesn't "sit" in the cracks like some other lip balms do when your lips are very chapped, plus it doesn't leave your lips feeling tacky either. It is easy to remove too, if you do wish to remove it. Just wipe it off with a clean soft tissue.
A great lip balm.
I bought this Burt's Bees nourishing lip balm tube over the winter when I found myself suffering from badly chapped lips. I had been a long time user of Vaseline but it was leaving my lips greasy without doing a lot to actually repair the chaps. Someone told me that petroleum based products such as Vaseline don't add moisture but only create a barrier locking in the existing moisture, so I decided to search for a replacement product which would be more effective.
I liked the idea of Burt's Bees as I had heard good things about the brand in the past and the fact that the products are made from natural ingredients appealed to me. I find that a lip balm tube is more practical than a pot or tin as you can easily apply it without getting it on your fingers and there is no risk of product getting under fingernails when scraping it out, so I was pleased that Burt's Bees is available in this format. It is completely fool proof to use and very quick to apply on the go.
I have now been using the lip balm nearly every day, often multiple times a day, for two to three months.
The lipbalm is very soft and it really sinks into the lips rather than sitting on the surface like the Vaseline and similar products. It leaves lips feeling genuinely moisturised and I can feel the effect for three or four hours. Extended use of it has alleviated my chapping and left my lips in a much improved condition. As well as the natural bees wax and mango butter it contains sunflower and coconut oil. I was impressed that these natural ingredients really do give results. I don't have to be wary about using it too much as there are no added chemicals in it. The mango scent is very nice and fresh but not too strong. I would like to try some of the other flavours too.
I will continue using it throughout the year as general lip care and hopefully this will help stop my lips getting so chapped next winter. I have also found it is an ideal product to use over the top of lip tints or lipsticks. It is colourless and just adds a very slight shine to the lips, so when I use a drying lip colour I put this Burt's Bees lip balm liberally over the top to stop my lips from feeling dry all day. I definitely recommend it for this purpose as I had a lip tint which I was ready to throw away as it made my lips feel so horrible, but when I put a bit of this over the top I felt fine so I can now use that colour again!
The tube contains 4.5g. I still have plenty left despite heavy usage, so considering how good it is I feel it is good value. It costs a bit more than some of the other lip balms out there but it is better than anything else I have used. The packaging is compact but the film layer around the label has peeled off mine so it now looks a bit tatty. This is really the only (very minor) negative that I have!
Ingredients: Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), aroma (flavor), ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, lanolin, ammonium glycyrrhizinate, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), limonene, linalool / natural flavor / How it works: Hydrate and soften lips naturally with this nourishing 100% natural lip balm / Specially formulated with mango butter, this replenishing balm soothes, moisturises and protects to reveal smooth, healthy lips / Lips will love its lush, fruity flavor and the soft, moisturised feeling it leaves behind / Directions for use: Apply balm liberally to lips as often as needed /