05.24.2013
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Honey Lip Balm
0.15 fl. oz. for $3
Expert Rating
Community Rating (4)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:05.24.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

Honey Lip Balm has been reformulated to remove a problematic plant extract, but the formula remains quite standard. This is a wax-based flavored lip balm that can do an OK job of preventing moisture loss and helping with chapped lips. The fact that it’s flavored isn’t the best because anything that tempts you to lick your lips (which flavor does) means the lip balm won’t last as long as it should, so you’ll be reapplying more often than with an unflavored balm.

Community Reviews
Claims

As makers of the world’s best lip balm, Burt’s Bees is proud to introduce yet another winner. It’s made with sweet, soothing honey to help moisturize and protect lips in the gentlest way. We figure since we can’t improve upon perfection, we can at least make more of it.

Ingredients

Beeswax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Lanolin, Flavor, Honey, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Canola Oil.

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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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.