05.24.2013
4
Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter
0.15 fl. oz. for $4
Expert Rating
Community Rating (5)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:05.24.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

This emollient lip balm is, in fact, “ultra conditioning” but it’s also ultra-irritating due to the fragrant plan oils it contains. Talk about raining on a parade! This could’ve been a top-notch lip balm for uncomfortably dry, chapped lips but the fragrant oils are potent irritants and this also contains fragrance ingredients known to cause irritation, making this a lip balm to avoid.

Community Reviews
Claims

Kiss dry lips goodbye. Clinically proven to offer 4 hours of long-lasting moisturization, this ultra-hydrating lip conditioner is infused with rich Kokum, Shea, and Cocoa Butters.

Ingredients

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Olus (Vegetable) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Soybean Glycerides, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Garcinia Indica Seed Butter*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Unsaponifiables, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Tocopherol, Myroxylon Pereirae (Balsam Peru) Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Citric Acid, Geraniol, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate. *Kokum Butter

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.