05.24.2013
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5
Island Lip Balm With Passion Fruit
Rating
0.15 fl. oz. for $3
Category:Skin Care > Lip Products (Including Lip Exfoliators)
Last Updated:05.24.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This lip balm has an emollient formula that's excellent for keeping dry, chapped lips in kissably soft shape, although the amount of flavor it contains may encourage excess lip-licking, which isn't the best. Also not great is the inclusion of fragrance ingredients known to be irritating. Without the fragrance and flavor, this would be a very good lip balm to treat dry, chapped lips. As is, despite a great price, this isn't a slam-dunk recommendation.

Pros:
  • Contains effective emollients and plant oils to protect and soften dry lips.
  • Inexpensive.
Cons:
  • High amount of flavor may encourage you to lick your lips, which ends up making chapping worse.
  • Contains fragrance ingredients (limonene, linalool) that can pose a risk of irritation.
Claims

Take a mini-vacation with our tropically-inspired lip balm. Infused with Passion Fruit Extract and a touch of Coconut Oil, it’s sure to give you beautiful lips on or off the beach.

Ingredients

Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire D'abeille), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Aroma (Flavor), Lanolin, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Passiflora Incarnata Extract*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Canola Oil (Huile De Colza), Alumina, Amyl Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Coummarin, Limonene, Linalool.

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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