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      05.06.2014 18:44
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      For luscious lips

      I am not at all passionate about specific brands when it comes to buying make-up, skin care and beauty products in general. If I find something that I like and that suits me, I stick to it for a while. Indeed often I stay with what I know for many years with only very brief forays into the unknown on the basis of a friends recommendation, a sample or a sudden impulse buy as I have decided that I am bored with what I use.

      It was this final reason that led me to own my very first Burt's Bees product - this lovely pomegranate lip balm. I bought it on Amazon for a little over $3.

      Burt's Bees is a company based in the United States. This company reportedly differs from many in that it has "a triple bottom line: people, profit, planet".

      Burt's Bees pomegranate lip balm is one of around a dozen flavoured lip balms produced by this company. The lip balm is in a typical screw-based 0.15 ounce tube. The sweet smell of pomegranates is noticeable as soon as the lid is removed.

      The lip balm has a slight pink tinge to it. It is very easy to apply to the lips, going on easily and neither too thick or too thin in my experience. The balm itself is smooth.

      I really like this lip balm, and I must say that I feel a little more grown up when I wear this one compared to my regular branded balm. This is obviously due to the marketing of each of those brands!

      The company claims that this lip balm is replenishing and I agree with this statement. I do not tend to have many problems with my lips so I dont require a heavy-duty lip repairer. This product may well be suitable for such people but I cannot comment on its suitability as such. The website highlights several features about these ingredients but not the fact that carmine is another name for cochineal.

      Final thoughts I am very happy with this replenishing lip balm which helps maintain my luscious lips. This product is obviously unsuitable for vegans.

      NB This review may be published elsewhere by me under this or other pen names.

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        07.10.2013 10:59
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        My favourite Burt's Bees product and one of my favourite ever lip balms

        I've tried several Burt's Bees products but haven't been particularly impressed with any of them. Therefore, I wasn't particularly looking forward to using this Pomegranate Lip Balm - which I got as part of a gift set in a post-Christmas sale - but since I go through lip balms as a rate of knots, the time eventually came for me to use this one.

        The Burt's Bees range is designed around ingredients that come from bees, such as beeswax and royal jelly (which is a key ingredient in this product). For this reason, the range is not suitable for vegans, but it is aimed at those who prefer more 'natural' skin and body care. The company uses as many natural ingredients in its products as possible.

        Burt's Bees are BUAV approved (they have the little bunny logo which means they do not test on animals) and their products contain no sulfates, parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals.

        This product is a 'Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil'. Burt's Bees state that it is '100% Natural', in line with the brand's image. The key ingredient here is pomegranate oil. Full of antioxidants, it adds moisture to the lips and helps keep them healthy and protected.

        Inside the yellow tube - with a red lid to match the balm inside - the product is a bright red colour and can be applied straight to the lips after twisting the base. The colour is much more subtle once on the lips - to an outsider it just looks like my lips are naturally reddened, but I know from what they usually look like that they are healthier-looking than usual! This is ideal - though I like wearing lipstick, I don't always have the time or energy to apply it and this balm adds a very subtle hint of colour which brightens up my face.

        Performance-wise, the balm is fantastic, one of the best I've ever tried. Some lip balms coat the lips, protecting them from the elements, while others seem to penetrate deep into the lips, smoothing and conditioning them. This balm belongs to the latter category: when I use it, my lips feel instantly softer and more moisturised. Even without using a lip scrub, my lips feel smoother and they don't seem to have as much dry skin. There is no coating on my lips - they are non-sticky and smooth to the touch - so the balm is an ideal base for makeup, though as previously mentioned it contains a hint of colour so you can easily wear it alone. The effects of the balm last for a good few hours before I need to reapply, though this time is shortened if I eat or drink.

        The only thing I'm not that keen on is the smell and taste of the balm. It's not horrible, but I'm not a particular fan. Still, the aroma isn't strong and at least I'm not licking it off my lips!

        This balm is available from stores such as Boots and costs just under £4. This is expensive, but worth it I feel for such a high quality product. Unlike other Burt's Bees products I have tried, I am highly impressed with the Replenishing Lip Balm and will definitely buy it again - perhaps in a different flavour.

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          10.07.2013 20:41
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          Its the Bees Knees

          I love lip balms as they can serve both practical and beauty orientated needs. In the depths of Winter a balm is essential for keeping sore chapped lips at bay. Balms are also useful if you want to tone down a lipstick into a wash of colour or you want to make a matte finish lipstick more moisturising. I was never really loyal to any particular brand - Nivea, Vaseline, Garnier, Benefit, Blistex - I have had my share! It was only a matter of time before I tried out this Burts Bees balm. Initially I tried the plain version and as I found this to be quite a high performing little product I branched out and bought the pomegranate one.

          When I first tested out the product I was a bit taken aback with the scent as I thought pomegranate only referred to the colour rather than colour and texture. I should have known better as the product does actually state it contains pomegranate oil! I don't normally buy product which are scented especially when it comes to lip balms as you apply it so frequently. The scent is very sweet and not something I would intentionally go for but after frequent use I actually have grown to love it.

          This balm gives the lips a subtle wash of red it is definitely nothing like a stain but it does tint the lips. I love to use this balm on its own or if I want to enhance a red lipstick this balm just lifts it so it's a little but more intense as well as moisturising.

          In terms of moisturising capabilities this balm keeps my lips hydrated for 2-3 hours at a time. I love the texture and feel of the balm on the lips. It is not suffocating or oily but sits nicely on them and you forget your wearing anything after a while. It has saved my lips during the depths of Winter and I think this a real testament to the product!

          Conclusion

          I have already repurchased this product three times such is my love for it! I have also tired the honey version as I was so enamoured with this one. However, I keep coming back to this one as for me it is the ultimate lip balm! You can purchase this from Boots for £3.69 which is a little bit more expensive than you standard lip balm. However, I think it is worth it for its great moisturising properties as well as the lovely light colour.

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            03.06.2013 16:28
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            Good lip balm, I will re-purchase but maybe in a different scent

            I purchased the Burt's Bees Replenishing Pomegranate Lip Balm to use as an everyday product to help keep my lips moisturised. Without using products I find my lips get very dry and crack easily and I'd rather try to prevent this rather than just treat it after it has happened. I picked up the Burt's Bees product for the first time as I had heard positive reviews but not used any products from the brand before.

            I purchased the pomegranate flavour as I have always been a fan of the fruit and while I wouldn't say it is exactly like pomegranate I really love the smell of the product. I think this is probably because although it has pomegranate oil in, it doesn't claim to be exactly pomegranate flavour.

            The balm leaves a nice hint of colour on the lips which I find suits me nicely as well as leaving them feeling soft but not leaving too much product on the lips. Also with most products this size, it's perfect to stick in your handbag or pocket and use throughout the day.

            I really like this balm, it ticks all the boxes for me and is something that I will buy again although I may try a different scent in the same formulation.

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            04.02.2013 21:13

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            beautiful product, lovely natural blush tint, lasts for ages

            Because i have always had combination skin, i find at times that my lips crackle and dry out literally overnight with no warning. Ive tried all the obvious products, such as Vaseline, Carmex and most other lip balms i can get my hands on. i always found they soothed my skin yes, but my lips remained cracked and dry.

            Yet, thanks to one -mostly tedious and boring shopping trip last summer i found myself in Boots, and whilst perusing the isle's i found this little beauty. the product is usually more than id be willing to spend on something like lip balm but guys, its totally and utterly worth it. within two lip-smothering applications, minutes later my lips were dry no longer! back to their usual pout-ey and smooth selves!

            Burt's Bees Replenishing Pomegranate Lip Balm is my one and only lip salve now. and not to mention, it lasts, it really does. as i said i got it last year and use it most days and Ive still about a third of it left! Its completely made me fall in love with the rest of the range too. i really cant praise it enough.

            spoil yourselves, it really is a lovely product worth having.

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            08.06.2012 17:56
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            Best lip balm

            I have always been a big user of lipbalms and have at least one on my person at all times. I used to use a lot of Vaseline in the small tins until I heard that petroleum based products don't actually add moisture to the lips, as they just add a protective barrier which sits on top of the lips. Because of this I started moving away from Vaseline and discovered Burt's Bees lipbalms. Before using this pomegranate lip balm tube I had the mango lip balm tube which I also loved, but I wanted to try some of the other varieties in the range.

            This lip balm comes in a simple tube format containing 4.25g of product. As with most tube based lipbalms, you simply twist it to access more product and apply it straight onto your lips. I find this format very easy and hygenic and I definitely prefer it over the pots where you need to get the product out with your fingers. I think the Burt's Bees is nicer to put on in public and there is no need to wipe greasy fingers, as can be the case with Vaseline or other pot based lip balms. The packaging looks nice enough. The tube is bright yellow and this pomegranate lip balm has a deep pinky red coloured lid, which roughly corresponds to the colour of the actual lip balm. Burt's Bees is written on it in large writing and it states that it is 100% natural.

            The first thing I notice when I use this lipbalm is the gorgeous scent. I really love it. It is quite a sharp, fresh smell and that is the pomegranate oil. I think it might be an acquired taste though as some people say they don't like it at first but it grows on them. Personally I loved this scent from the beginning and I still do love it now.

            The lipbalm is solid but soft in texture. When you apply it to your lips you can feel that enough product is being transferred onto the lips, having a noticeable effect and making the lips feel instantly moisturised. I can feel that the lip balm does sink in and doesn't just sit on the surface like a petroleum jelly, vaseline style product. This pomegranate lip balm is supposed to be nourishing and replenishing and I would say it does have this effect. It makes my lips feel really nice and soft, and I haven't had any chaps or dryness since I started using these Burts Bees lip balms.

            When you use this product on bare lips, I think it gives a very subtle wash of colour. The balm itself is a dark pinky red colour and it adds a bit of warm pinkness to the lips, but barely noticeable. The previous mango lip balm I had was completely clear and did not add any colour whatsoever, so I do like this slight wash of pinky red from the pomegranate. I also like to use this lip balm over the top of some lipsticks or lip tints just to stop them drying out my lips, as some lip products can leave my lips feeling a bit tight, dry and uncomfortable. The Burts Bees balm on top of this really sorts that out and makes my lips feel comfortable and moisturised again. It adds a slight gloss on the top of very matte colours, but it is not shimmery, shiny or wet looking at all like some clear lip glosses would be, so it does not interfere with the desired look of the lipstick or lip tint.

            I don't go anywhere without these Burt's Bees lipbalms now! I find they are so much more effective and nice to use than the Vaseline pots. The natural ingredients, lovely smell and softness it gives to the lips make these an absolute winner for me and I will keep buying them. I would definitely be keen to get this pomegranate one again but would also be interested in trying other varieties.

            These cost £3.69 for the 4.25g tube and are currently on 3 for 2 in Boots. I think that is a fair price since I get about 3 months of constant (multiple times a day) use from each tube and the quality is excellent.

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              05.02.2012 21:47
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              This is the only lipbalm for me. I will not buy any other.

              I have very dry chapped lips that need regular application of lipbalm. Until I came across Burt's Bees Lipbalms, I had tried Vaseline, Carmex, Blistex etc and none of them had truly worked to moisturise my lips. This product is THE lipbalm for me.

              Packaging:
              There is a picture provided so I needn't rabbit on about what the product looks like! The lipbalm comes in a small tube with a pinky red lid that is the same colour as the actual lipbalm. The ingredients include sunflower oil, lanolin and pomegranate oil. There is no mineral oil (paraffinum liquidum) in it, which, according to some, just sits on the surface of the skin and blocks the pores. I could swear this is true as all the lipbalms containing paraffinum liquidum that I have tried previously DID just sit there on my lips feeling oily and uncomfortable.

              Appearance:
              As I said, the lipbalm is a deep pinky red colour.

              Smell:
              This lipbalm has a hard smell to describe. Its a fruity, slightly herby scent that smells a bit alien. I found it very strange and offputting at first but I have become used to it now and don't mind it at all especially considering the effect of the lipbalm. I believe it is the smell of pomegranate oil.

              Effect:
              This glides like a dream onto my dry lips. It leaves them feeling soft, nourished and hydrated without any oily gloss. It feels like it sinks into the skin, as my lips feel soft for quite a while after application.
              It also leaves the slightest pink tinge, which just amplifies the moisturised look.

              Overall:
              10/10

              The best lipbalm I have used to date. For the price (£3.69-roughly), this lipbalm is well worth it. I would never spend above £5 on a lipbalm anyway, so I am going to stick with the lovely Burts Bees Pomegranate Lipbalm and be totally faithful to it, for the forseeable future.

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              18.12.2011 22:22
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              If you're really struggling with chapped lips, this is worth the extra money

              I always use lip balm, especially in winter when my lips are prone to not just being a bit dry but cracking and flaking. At the weekend I popped into Boots whilst I was finishing some Christmas shopping, and realised I'd forgotten to bring my usual lip balm with me. I decided to try something different which might provide my lips with the moisturisation they need over the winter months, and I decided on this Burt's Bees replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil.

              I've heard some good things about Burt's Bees, and although this lip balm was a bit more expensive than the others on the shelf, I am coming round to the way of thinking that sometimes you get what you pay for. The lip balm cost me around £3.50 for a 4.25g tube, which although is more expensive than some other brands, isn't extortionate for a lip balm which will last me a while.

              There were three Burt's Bees lip balms on the shelf, but I chose this one because I liked the sound of the flavour (pomegranate oil) and also because they had different coloured lids and I wasn't sure if they might be slightly tinted. The lid was a deep pinky red colour, which I preferred to the brown/neutral colour or the purple. The packaging didn't say if they were tinted so I played it safe with the colour I preferred.

              The lip balm is the same colour as the lid, and looks deep pink. It glides onto the lips very easily, and feels quite thick compared to other lip balms. I usually use Vaseline, but I felt this lip balm provided more intense moisturisation, and also I preferred the fact I could apply it without having to get it all over my fingers. My lips were quite flaky when I first applied it, but after reapplying for the next day or so, they were back to normal. I was very impressed with the hydrating effects of this lip balm.

              As for the colour, it isn't tinted, but does leave a sheen across your lips which almost gives it a very subtle bit of colour. It just makes your lips come to life a bit rather than looking like you're wearing a lip colour as such. It made them look very healthy and I thought they looked quite kissable (even if I do say so myself!).

              The downside of this lip balm for me was the smell / taste. Although it says on the packaging it contains pomegranate oil, all I could taste was honey which I'm not overly keen on. Looking at the contents on the tube, it does contain beeswax which clearly has more bearing on the overall smell than the other ingredients. The other thing I found was that it is very thick, so it's not ideal for wearing if you're drinking (leaves it all over the cup so you have to reapply), and when I got home and kissed my partner hello, my lips nearly stuck to his because they were so gloopy! I did get used to the taste after a while but it's not one of my favourites, I prefer a lip balm that you don't really notice.

              I would say this lip balm is very good for dry or cracked lips, but for me personally I'll probably just use it when my lips really need it because it's a bit heavy for day to day use.

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              A 100% natural lipbalm which is a treat to use!

              As I have stated in previous reviews I am a big fan of the Burts Bees range, mostly due to their commitment to creating products which are as natural as possible. I also have a slight lip balm obsession so purchasing a Burts Bees lip balm seemed like a bit of a no brainer to me!

              To start, this pomegranate lip balm is 100% natural, so big tick for Burts Bees there! The lip balm contains sunflower seed oil, beeswax, coconut oil and of course pomegranate oil. It is red in colour, however when applied to the lips it transfers very sheer, which I prefer as I like to add colour to my lips with lipsticks etc if I need to. As expected with the ingredient list, this product is very moisturising and I find it keeps my lips from feeling dry or chapped, as they often do in Winter, for longer then most lip balms. The balm also smells lovely, it essentially smells of pomegranate which I guess isn't surprising!

              The tube is yellow and has a red lid, the tube feels sturdy and the lid clicks into place well so it wont fall off in your bag. Application is the same as with all other lip balms, remove lid, twist the base to reveal the product and then apply to the lips!

              The tube contains 4.25g of product and retails for around £3.69 which is more exspensive then most lipbalms, however as it works really well and is totally natural I am happy to pay this, especially as I often use several lip balms which I alternate between, so it doesn't run out too quickly.

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              07.08.2011 20:57
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              Great balm that smells lovely and works,

              As you may have seen from other reviews, I was lucky enough to receive a Burt's Bee's gift pack for Christmas. Part of this included the pomegranate oil lip balm. I'm always on the lookout for a good lip balm as I do tend to suffer from dry lips.

              This lip balm is one of three that Burt's Bee's does - pomegranate, bee's wax and honey. It comes in a 0.15 oz tube with the Burt's Bee's labelling and a pomegranate seed coloured lid. Indeed the balm itself is pomegranate coloured and though it's not a coloured gloss, this balm does provide a slight almost unnoticeable pinkish tinge to your lips which makes them look natural and healthy.

              Smell

              All Burt's Bee's products pride themselves on their natural ingredients. This means they do smell rather medicinal or herbal sometimes. I love this feature as I'm not fond of fruity or synthetic flowery smells. This does smell a bit pomegranatey but the underlying smell is the beeswax. It's a nice clean smell and very pleasant.

              Product

              The balm goes on smoothly and easily creating a nice slick of product that isn't sticky but is soothing. It works well on dry lips and lasts a good while creating a nice sheen and makes lips look healthier. This is especially good if your lips are prone to be pale like mine but you don't want to resort to applying actual gloss or lipstick all day. I used this all through the cold snap at the beginning of the year and it also protected my lips from chapping on my half hour walk to and from work everyday. Its slightly thicker than Vaseline but gives that same sort of feeling.

              Price

              The price varies depending on where you buy this, it ranges from £2 to £3.50 for the tube as far as I can see. I got this in a set as a gift and I think this is a good way to try out Burt's Bee's products to see if you like them as they can be pricey in their bigger individual forms.

              Verdict

              I really like this product. The tube is always at the bottom of my handbag and is hard wearing. I do use this less in the summer than the winter, I still have the same tube I started in January so you definitely get your money's worth with this, it's very long lasting. All in all I recommend this.

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              06.05.2011 11:01
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              a nice lip balm

              Whatever the weather I always feel the need for applying lip balm. My lips don't like the heat or the cold, and they don't react very well when I am feeling under the weather or run down either.
              My lip balm of choice for the last couple of months has been the pomegranate variety from Burts Bees. I bought mine for around the £3 mark from Amazon. This is perhaps more than I would normally pay for a lip balm, but I had heard good things about this product and wanted to try it for myself. Plus I liked the fact that it contains all natural ingredients, and didn't contain mint for a change.

              Packaged in a tube, the lip balm fits in well with the colour scheme of many of the Burts Bees lip balm tubes in a deep orange tube, with just the red lid giving away the fact that this was a fruity variety of pomegranate.
              The lip balm itself is a deep red in colour to match the lid. I had read the tube and packaging in case this was going to be a tinting lip balm, as I wasn't sure I wanted my lips to turn the colour of the balm itself. Thankfully there is no tinting to this balm.

              To apply, the tube only needs to be rotated up a small amount. It's a solid stick with not a lot of give in it even in warmer temperatures I have realised. Some lip balms almost melt when they come into contact with heat but this one stays very solid. I think this has attributed to the fact that it's lasted me so long as well which makes it better value for money compared to others.

              I found the lip balm glides over my lips when I apply. I don't get left with a thick feeling of grease or a heavy layer being left on my lips. The first couple of applications I didn't manage to resist licking my lips just to test out any flavour this lip balm may be carrying. There is a subtle fruity flavour within the lip balm but nothing over powering or very amazing.

              I found the application to last about an hour before I felt the need to re-apply. I didn't think my lips were dry but as it's such a solid stick I think a thin layer is applied during the application anyway so this contributes to the balm not lasting very long. My lips still felt soft however.

              During times my lips were seriously dry and cracked, I found this lip balm to work averagely ok compared to others I have used. It didn't provide me with any miracles, but it did go a long way to helping provide relief for my poor dry lips.
              On normal occasions I find the lip balm will help make my lips quite softer than they would normally be without anything applied, and as long as I resist licking them, then I can go without reapplying for a while.

              Overall I think this is a nice lip balm to have, and it's lasted me well for the price.

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                03.02.2011 11:27
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                4 stars

                As part of the lovely Burt's Bees gift set I got in my dooyoo stocking, I received this pomegranate lip balm. It comes in a tiny plastic tube, but there's what looks like a good amount of lip balm inside, even though it's only actually 5g. I've never yet managed to finish a lip balm, so I'm sure it will last me a long time!

                To open the lip balm, I needed to rip a strip of plastic off which seals it shut. I normally dislike this kind of packaging because it tends to take half the regular plastic covering with it, but it wasn't too bad in this case. What you're then left with is a mini-lipstick style stick, which twists at the bottom to increase and decrease the amount of lip balm showing.

                Whilst the tube is orange and yellow, the lip balm itself is a solid stick of a bright magenta-y coloured balm. I immediately noticed that the top of the stick was indented round the top, and when I applied it, it was uncomfortable due to not being flat. However, I think after a few more uses it'll be flat and therefore not a problem.

                I found that this lip balm isn't as 'melty' as most lip balms, and it does get a while to get soft when applying. However, I've also found that I don't need to use as much as other lip balms, and it does a great job of moisturising dry or sore lips. I've also been using a lip balm from The Body Shop recently, and whereas that tends to make my lips even worse after a while, I've found that this Burt's Bees lip balm always does the job in one go and leaves my lips feeling soothed and moisturised.

                I also like the fact that this balm comes in stick form, because it's less messy and more hygienic. The only thing I'm not a massive fan of with this lip balm is the smell - it does smell like pomegranates, but also has a medicinal edge to it which I'm not very impressed by. I guess this might be the 'natural' aspect of the Burt's Bees range coming through.

                All in all, I'm impressed with how well this balm actually works, so I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

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                A must have product for anyone!

                After liking a couple of products from the Burt's Bees range I spotted this on Amazon and decided to buy it and try it. I do get dry lips and occasionally and they do feel cracked and a bit sore from time to time and this was the whole reason I decided to splash some cash on this! (not that this is actually expensive!)

                The Packaging:

                The lip balm tube comes in a cardboard box with a picture of a pomegranate on the front of it and I am told what the product is and who it is by and on the back other information given includes ingredients being listed and contact details for Burt's Bees being given. The tube itself is 5g in size and an orangy yellow in colour and has a dark red lid to it that pulls on/off with ease and opens via twisting it att the bottom of one end of it. On the label around the tube pretty much the same information as on the box is given. I'm again told in red and black writing that it is 'Nourishing, Hydrating' Burt's Bees Lip Balm With Pomegranate Oil and that it is 100% natural, the size is stated (as I've told you already) and that it isn't tested on animals, that it should be used up from when its opened within 12 months and again contact details for Burt's Bees are given (as is plenty of information given in foreign languages). Very simple looking tube this is though like the outer packaging it is informative enough and simple in its approach.

                Using It:

                Made from beeswax and with pomegranate oil along with seed and coconut oils (and a few other natural ingredients) this is a dark red, transparent lip balm. It slides on the lips with ease and to me smells a little mentholy but very fresh and clean smelling but that smell vanishes within a few minutes of applying it and it gives off no colour off on the lips at all but gives them a soft , delicate sheen.

                It feels thick on the lips for a few minutes along with being mega moisturising but that feeling disappears within a few minutes (along with the initial fragrance) and when it does it leaves a thin layer of grease that feels still soft but very light.

                This really does moisturise and hydrate the lips not only in the short term (when wearing it) but I have noticed that after applying this regularly my lips not only look but feel smoother too and are really not cracked at all and its great to use to protect the lips when going out into windy or warm atmospheres.

                You can apply this as many times in a day as you wish to and because it comes off out the tube in a thick feeling way you really don't need very much of this per application at all. It's none sticky and none tasting and all in all I think this is an excellent, natural lip treatment that really does work!

                This is available from Amazon and from Burt's Bees directly and expect to pay about £2.99 a tube (bargain for Burt's Bees stuff!).

                This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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                  31.05.2010 17:16
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                  A huge improvement on Burt's trademark beeswax balm, this one's a hit!

                  I've always loved Burt's Bees, even though I can't say that I have one particular product yet that I've absolutely fallen in love with. I think I just like the idea of it, all-natural products that smell great and are just a little bit different than you would find anywhere else.

                  I recently treated myself to a gift set in order to try out some different products, and received as part of it the pomegranate lip balm. I was very excited to try it out, as I love pomegranate, and have previously used the "regular" lip balm, which has become a Burt's Bees cult classic. I was eager to see how this balm compared.

                  Now, I like the regular balm well enough, but there are some aspects of it I disagree with. Although the pleasant soothing tingle caused by peppermint oil feel good to very sore lips, regular use may actually irritate more than nourish, due to its harshness. I have ranted about this on many a lip balm review (and I have tried just about everything) so I won't go into too much detail, but basically I prefer to prevent problems by moisturising with a nourishing balm than make damaged lips feel better.

                  So a skim through the label of the pomegranate balm made me think this might be quite a bit better. It doesn't contain any harsh ingredients (therefore no tingle, if that's what you're after) but does have the added pomegranate oil, hence the name, which is a wonderful anti-oxidant, excellent at nourishing skin. Some claim it even helps improve skin elasticity, reducing fine lines, and it can be used to treat eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin issues, so surely a fine choice for a lip balm?

                  Completely. As expected, the formula is spot on. It doesn't feel too thick, or too greasy, I simply feel as though my lips are being looked after. Although they didn't have any particular dryness issues when I began to use the balm, they do feel noticably better from slicking some of this on a couple of times a day. Which is another thing, if the balm doesn't have drying ingredients, you don't become "addicted" and find yourself applying balm every half hour and still having dry, flaking lips. Less is more, my friends, and that just means you'll be enjoying the balm longer without having to buy a replacement!

                  The design is very standard, a twist-up tube. I like this much better than lip bilm in a tin, finding it more hygienic. It looks very similar to all the other Burt's Bees balms, however can be distinguished by the maroon cap, and once you remove that the fact that the balm itself is a deep red. It doesn't leave any tint on the lips, however they do look slightly more shiny. Even though it is a balm, not a lipstick, I doubt it's one that the fellas would really want to be picking up. It has no taste as such but there is a, slightly strange if I'm honest, scent which could be described as vaguely floral. It doesn't scream pomegranate at me, although I realise that it's named this after the oil it contains, not its supposed flavour.

                  Well, what do you know, I think I may have found my must-have Burt's Bees product! I will definitely be repurchasing this. At £3.49 a tube (from some Boots stores, Amazon, or any number of online retailers) it's not the cheapest balm. I know there will probably be plenty of commenters, as always for a lip balm review, who claim their 99p of Vaseline does just the same job. Well, that's great for them, but I absolutely cannot stand to feel as though I've slathered my lips in grease. This is a lightweight, but deeply nourishing balm. I must try Burt's honey balm next!

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                    06.04.2010 23:56

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                    excellent value for money

                    I have brought over the past few years several different burts bees lip balms and lip shimmer products. The pomegranate lip balm is as usual with burts bees a lovely product that does exactly what it says it will do. Keeps your lips moisturised for ages and does not need constant re applying that cheap lip balms often need, wearing off very quickly. It is a very nice unoffensive smell and my husband occassionaly uses so it is ok for men as well, just make sure they do not put a think layer on as it can leaves your lips with a slight ruby tint, ok for girls but most men will not like!
                    I find burts bees lip products all very good value and twinned with the fantastic natural ingredients they are a must for anyone who regularly uses lip balms. As you inadvertintly digest lip balms/shimmer sticks/lip sticks, natural ingredients is what I always look for and the burts bees brand do not use parabens, if you like me look to avoid these.
                    I highly recommend this balm it is a shame more shops do not stock burts bees.

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                  Replenish moisture for beautiful smooth lips /