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Beeswax Lip Balm
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0.15 fl. oz. for $3.30
Last Updated:03.17.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Beeswax Lip Balm comes in a tube, but otherwise is identical to the Beeswax Lip Balm Tin, and the same review applies: this is the company’s most popular product, but it isn’t one we’d recommend because it contains irritating peppermint oil.

Claims

This natural lip balm moisturizes lips with ingredients like ultra-emollient lanolin, coconut oil and sunflower oil, and seals in hydration with beeswax. You can use it on healthy lips for a little peppermint tingle.

Ingredients

Beeswax, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Lanolin, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Canola Oil, Limonene

Brand Overview

Strengths: Inexpensive.

Weaknesses: Many products have potent fragranced formulas; several formulas packaged in jars, which compromises their ingredients.

With humble beginnings in the town of Bangor, Maine, Burt's Bees is a brand focused on natural-themed, earth-friendly skincare. Unfortunately, in many cases, this also translates to less than beneficial formulas as not all of the natural ingredients used are helpful for skin.

Many of the plant extracts and oils used in these products, including orange oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, pine tar, alcohol, lime oil, and balsam peru, are problematic for skin and present a significant risk of irritation or a sensitizing reaction. Both the intriguing philosophy and inexpensive products are attractive, but it takes more than that to establish reliable products that are good for skin. It’s also important to consider the potential benefit (or potential harm) of the ingredients used.

There are some formulas to consider among the brand’s offerings, but some to be wary of—see our individual reviews on Burt’s Bees products for more details.

For more information about Burt's Bees, call 1-800-849-7112 or visit www.burtsbees.com.

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12.07.2012
My favorite!

Paula's Choice gives this a poor rating because of the peppermint oil. The peppermint oil does not irritate my sensitive lips at all. This product moisturizes my lips better than any of the products I have tried so far, especially balms with an SPF. I have yet to find a lip SPF that does not cause a break out on my lips.

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