Burt’s Bees Lip Balm is one of the most popular natural lip balms today and I was lucky to be gifted it by my sister. Now, after using it for some time I can write an honest review so that you can decide for yourself whether this is something you want to try.
I’ve tried the Coconut & Pear flavour and this is the balm I am reviewing in this post.
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All the ingredients in Burt’s Bees lip balm are 100% naturally derived and cruelty-free. There are no parabens, mineral oils and potentially toxic ingredients in this balm. However, this product does contain animal-derived ingredients so it’s not suitable for vegans.
Here are all the ingredients explained in detail:
- Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower seed oil) – used as an emollient, it contains various fatty acids that help to replenish and strengthen the skin. It is particularly rich in linolenic acid that really helps dry skin to repair itself.
- Cocos Nucifera Oil – Coconut oil moisturises dry skin and makes the skin smoother. It also has antibacterial properties.
- Cera Alba – beeswax moisturises and softens the skin.
- Aroma – natural aroma, but the brand does not specify its origins.
- Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (Castor oil) – vegetable oil from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. It helps prevent moisturise loss through the top layer of the skin.
- Butyrospermum Parkii Butter – shea butter is a wonderful soothing moisturiser that helps skin to heal.
- Lanolin – derived from sheep’s wool, lanolin is an extremely hydrating substance that also softens the skin.
- Pyrus Communis (Pear) Fruit Extract – skin protecting agent.
- Ammonium Glycyrrhizate – fragrance ingredient considered safe in low doses.
- Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and helps to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier to prevent moisture loss.
- Glycine Soja Oil – rich and moisturising oil with skin-smoothing abilities.
- Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract – rosemary extract is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin.
- Canola Oil (Huile Decolza) – rich in fatty acids, it helps to moisturise the skin.
- Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol – potential allergens that occur naturally in essential oils.
The ingredient list of Burt’s Bees lip balm may seem a little bit long but there are all beneficial ingredients: lots of moisturising, skin-smoothing ingredients that help to prevent moisturise loss. Some ingredients are added to make the balm smell nice and these are not a cause for concern unless your skin is extremely sensitive and reacts to allergens from essential oils. Some people may also react to lanolin.
The balm melts effortlessly on contact with lips. It feels smooth and soft on the lips with no rough or hard edges.
The scent is not very strong but I can definitely smell coconut and only a subtle pear scent. It’s lovely as opposed to some lip balms that I’ve tried in the past that didn’t have any scent at all.
While doing some research online, I found that there are several scents or flavours of Burt’s Bees lip balm so you could also try Cucumber & Mint, Pink Grapefruit, Watermelon, Vanilla Bean, Strawberry and others. There is also the Original Beeswax Lip Balm with vitamin E and peppermint which has been selling since 1991 and is one of the most popular natural lip balms ever.
I love how Burt’s Bees lip balm leaves my lips feeling – nice and soft, and any discomfort from dryness is quickly reduced.
The more I use it the better my lips feel. This balm definitely improves the condition of my lips so they don’t feel so rough anymore. It’s good at keeping my lips moisturised and makes them smoother, however, it would not get rid of all the roughness. Maybe with more regular use, all the roughness will disappear, I will see.
My lips are only a little bit on the dry side and this balm works well enough for me but it would probably not be good for extremely dry lips. However, during my browsing online I came across Burt’s Bees lip balms intended specifically for extremely dry lips, for example, Advanced Relief Lip Balm For Extremely Dry Lips, Cooling Eucalyptus and Advanced Relief Lip Balm For Extremely Dry Lips, Unscented. Not sure if they are any good but they do contain some extra ingredients that would help lips heal quicker.
Does Burt’s Bees lip balm dry out lips?
From my experience, no, Burt’s Bees lip balm does not dry out lips. It’s designed to keep the moisture in and prevent moisturise loss. It contains several moisturising ingredients that make skin smoother and several ingredients help to relieve any dryness.
Does Burt’s Bees lip balm have an SPF?
There are several variations and flavours of Burt’s Bees lip balm and most of them don’t contain SPF but the All-Meather Moisturising Lip Balm does. It has an SPF 15.
Is Burt’s Bees lip balm safe during pregnancy?
Burt’s Bees lip balms are natural and contain no toxic ingredients so they are perfectly safe for you to use during pregnancy. However, if you are sensitive to essential oils, get the unscented lip balm and the one that doesn’t contain potentially irritating menthol.
Is Burt’s Bees good for chapped lips?
But’s Bees lip balm is suitable to use on chapped lips but it may not be moisturising or healing enough if your lips are in very bad condition. If the regular Burt’s Bees balm is not working for you, you could try their Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm for dry lips .
Final thoughts: Is Burt’s Bees lip balm good or bad for your lips?
Burt’s Bees lip balm is certainly good for your lips, as long as you are not sensitive to any of its ingredients. Some of the ingredients that may cause irritation in some people include lanolin and essential oils.
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