Monday, March 23, 2009

Product Review: Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm



At a Glance:
Price: US$2.99 (I paid RM19 (approx. US$5) for mine)
Website: Burtsbees.com
Weight: 4.25g / 0.15 Oz
Made in: NA
Likes: Moisturizes and relieves chapped lips, very portable tube, Nice minty feel, No waxy feeling
Gripes: Stings your lips like crazy if you have chaps!
Repurchase: Yes!!
Jenn's Rating: 4.5 Stars! Me Likey! :D


Ingredients:
Beeswax, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lanolin, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Root Extract, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean Oil), Canola Oil.


Product Description:
Give your lips the soothing feeling they deserve. This natural lip balm is loaded with coconut and sunflower oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips. Beeswax seals in hydration. We've even added peppermint oil for a refreshing tingle. Take your pick of an old-fashioned yellow tin or a recycled plastic tube. No wonder it is our most popular product.


Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Taste:

This balm is a little solid when you first start to use it. But after a couple uses it softens a little. This doesn't give you a waxy feel so i really like that! You get a cooling minty sensation on your lips when you apply it, which is really nice. This smells like mint / peppermint! :)

Packaging:

This lipbalm the usual twist up tube with a plastic cap which is really portable! :)

Time Test:
This lipbalm lasted about 6 hours on my lips, which is ok! :)

Price & Availability:
This balm is priced at $2.99, and is available at Drugstore.com. For us Malaysian girls, we can order this through spree organizers like Sgdrugstore in Lowyat.net (he has ready stocks for this! :)) - I bought mine from him at RM19 per tube.

Usage:
I wear this lipbalm during the day under my lipstick / gloss. I also apply this before i go to bed everynight! :)

My $0.02:

Let me start by saying that I'm not a mint person actually. The only mint i can tolerate is the mint taste in my toothpaste. Otherwise i would avoid anything mint if i could! lol! So when i got this tube, imagine my horror at first when i took a whiff of this lipbalm! So after the reality has set in, i went on to try this one out. Well, i was pleasantly surprised because it is really not as bad as i thought it will be! lol!

This gives your lips a nice cooling feel when you apply it, and that effect lasts about 5 - 10 minutes. It does, however, STINGS your lips if you have chaps. It is quite painful (for me who have a very low threshold for pain), but it goes away within a few minutes, so i just bear with it!! After the initial stinging, my chaps were not painful anymore (numb already, maybe? lol!!). My chaps healed completely within a day which is really great! I also like how it doesn't leave a waxy film on your lips like some lipbalms do!

All in all, I'll definitely repurchase this one because it works so well!! :)


Credits: Product photo from Viewpoints.com.

14 comments:

  1. I loved burts bee and I have the tin pot one but I'm allergic *sighs* bummer

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  2. hi! just blog hopping. i loooove burt's bees. I actually use this balm (but the one in the pot) for my class. I'm also not a mint person but i like the cooling effect this balm gives. You should try Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm. So far that's the best one Ive tried :)

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  3. Connie: Aww... what are you allergic to? Beeswax? *hugs*

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  4. Steph: thanks for dropping by my blog! :D What did you use the lipbalm for?? to prep the lips? Just curious! hehehe!! :D

    thanks for the recommendation... i'll check that one out! :D

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  5. yep! to prep the lips. hehe. :D

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  6. Steph: icic!! Yeah this works wonderfully for that purpose! :D

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  7. Minty feel I like! But stings chapped lips.. -_- I have chapped lips :( duh..

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  8. Sue: Aiyo!! Do you have a high pain tolerance? Maybe you can try it out and see if its bearable or not! lol! :D

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  9. i heard that this lip balm is the best of theirs.
    some award or something.
    but 19 quite exp since i usually use metholathum ones. :(
    vaseline is good too. for me that is

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  10. LyNn: Awww... *hugs* i feel that this is a little expensive too, considering that it's selling for only $2.99 in the states!

    which mentholathum one do you use? i used to use the Lip Ice balms when i was in high school!! They smell great!! :D

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  11. hey! heh, found your blog through google. ;) anyways, in today's star newspaper, startwo section, i saw that burt bees just been imported in malaysia. :D at eCurve and Midvalley. :)

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  12. Vaseline and Lip Ice balms are full of chemicals. What's so great about Burt's Bees lip balms is that they are made of natural ingredients. Vaseline is made of petroleum, and why on earth should you put that on your skin! If you're worried that the mint stings your lips, try their other range, like the pomegranate lip balm, I'm in love with it.
    They recently opened a store in klcc, thank god!

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  13. 19 ringgit?! It's 18 ringgit if you buy it at their outlets. Yeah, it's more pricey than other lip balms on the market.. But it lasts quite long and truly works! I've had super chapped lips before and went on to try many balms. Many of them were a disappointment, until I tried their medicated lip balm. It was a miracle! Never did I tried venturing to others.
    Their Ageless skin care range is a winner too.

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  14. OMG !!! I SOOO KNW HW IT HURTS TO CHAPPED, DRY, FLAKY SKIN ON THE LIPS. I'VE HD DAT PRBLM FOR A YR NOW...& BELIEVE ME, I'VE TRIED EVRYTHNG - FRM OVR THE COUNTER MEDICATION, TO EVERY MEDICATED LIP BALM AVAILABLE IN THE PHARMACIES TO EXPENSIVE DERMATOLOGIST VISITS....NTHNG WORKED. I TRIED BURT'S BEES MEDICATED BALM OUT OF SHEER DESPERATION YESTRDAY... & VOILA !!! MY LIP PRBLM DISAPPEARED... AFTR A MERE 3 HOURS OF USING IT !!! I'M SOOOO RELIEVED & GRATEFUL. IT'S A FANTASTIC PRODUCT... NT GREASY, NT OILY, NT DAT EXPENSIVE CONSIDERING THE MIRACULOUS RESULTS. RM 25.50 AS COMPARED TO THE DERMATOLOGIST BILL OF RM90 PER VISIT. THNK U, BURT'S BEES... NOW, I CN WEAR LIPSTICK AGAN...AFTR A YR. WOOO -HOOO !!!

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