As I mentioned in a post I put up last week, I have just rediscovered my love of Burt’s Bees products. I am a real lover of natural beauty products, which is one reason why I am such a fan of the Burt’s Bees collection. According to the UK website, all of their products are 100% natural.
I picked up my tin of Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm at Burford Garden Centre a couple of months ago, and have been crazy about it ever since. I had the choice between the tube of lip balm and the tin, I went for the tine for two reasons. One, because I love all things vintage, and the yellow retro design with the cute bumble bee on the front caught my eye. Two, because you get double the amount of lip balm in the tin, compared to in the tube. In the tube you get 4.25 grams for £3.99, where as in the tin, for £1 extra, you get 8.5 grams.
From Burt’s Bees UK website: “Give your lips the nourishing 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.”
My favourite thing about this product is the fact that as well as containing beeswax, coconut and sunflower oil, and sweet almond extract, it also contains peppermint oil. I love the smell of peppermint – especially when used in beauty products, it’s so wonderfully refreshing.
When you twist the lid off of the vintage-inspired tin, the first thing that you notice is the subtle smell of peppermint. I’ll admit that I did struggle with getting the lid off at first – it needs a light touch, but after a couple of goes, I managed to master it.
I expected the lip balm to be a creamy consistency, but it’s not. The balm is set hard in the tin, a bit like a lip salve. Despite this, a simple swipe of your finger, and you can easily pick up enough of the balm to soothe your lips. Due to the peppermint oil, when applied to your lips, the balm does start to tingle. However, unlike Carmex, the tingling sensation isn’t too overpowering, which is something that I love about this product.
Recently, due to the colder weather, I have noticed that my lips have become chapped and sore really easily. However, within a couple of hours of applying this balm, they looked and felt much healthier – the soreness completely disappeared. After one application they were still a little chapped, but after a couple more applications and a homemade sugar scrub, they felt amazing.
One of the best things about this lip balm is the fact that it is easily absorbed, and doesn’t leave your lips looking or feeling greasy. It’s not too sticky either, which I love – far too many lip balms are sticky when applied.
Of all the lip balms I’ve tried, this is one of my firm favourites. As soon as I run out, I’ll be replacing it! You can buy your own tin of this lovely lip balm, here.