Ahoyhoy! I’m back! I refuse to let the common cold ruin my 19 day streak!
This replenishing and hydrating natural lip balm is infused with the antioxidant goodness of pomegranate oil. It replenishes moisture to reveal smooth, healthy lips, while it coats them with a hint of color for an even-toned appearance.
Like many things, I was supposed to review the Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm during my natural & cruelty free month…. *shakes head at own reflection*
Of course, the Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm entered into my life during a crazed shopping spree before a spending ban. You know how it goes; “stock up before, treat yourself after”. It came as part of the Tips and Toes Kit which you can find here.
I love lip balms. They are the sort of product you can always justify purchasing – “this one is tinted”, “this one smells nice”, “this one is small enough for my purse” and so on. What was my reasoning for purchasing this lip balm? Just that it was Burt’s Bees. That is my shallow, shameless reason.
Now, I have a problem with this. This isn’t much of a lip balm. Bear with me here. When I hear “lip balm“, I expect a thick formulation that feels soothing and can be used on chapped, sore lips. The Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm is definitely more oil based when compared to my beloved Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lip balm. My opinion is that this is aimed more at continued, you could say daily, use to hydrate the lips and maintain; not soothe and protect. To try and make it simpler, let’s say that this lip balm would be ideal for summer, but not winter.
The hint of colour they claim is exactly that; a hint. It’s barely noticeable on my pigmented lips but, to be fair, if I wanted colour I’d purchase one of their tinted lip balms. I also need to point out that this lip balm has an odd taste. It’s not something that I can liken to another taste; it’s just odd.
I’m officially obsessed with checking ingredients. Let’s go!
Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil (provides moisture and a protective layer), cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille) (acts as a barrier, acts similar to mineral oil), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil (protective layer, helping skin to retain moisture), ricinus communis (castor) seed oil (emollient, when dry it forms a solid film that can have water-binding properties), lanolin (emollient, protective barrier), aroma (flavor), punica granatum (pomegranate) oil (skin conditioning), tocopherol (commonly referred to as vitamin E, possesses antioxidant properties), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract (rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and vitamin B1, vitamin B3 and vitamin C), glycine soja (soybean) oil (emollient, skin conditioning), canola oil (huile de colza) (barrier-repair and anti-inflammatory properties), carmine (colouring agent), benzyl salicylate (UV absorber), cinnamal (fragrance), citral (fragrance), eugenol (fragrance), geraniol (fragrance), hydroxycitronellal (fragrance), limonene (fragrance), linalool (fragrance).
As you can see from the ingredients there is a mixture of oils and emollients present. I am surprised to see lanolin in there especially when you consider that lanolin comes from sheep. (I’m not going to start talking about lanolin and it’s controversy because I have a Lanolips balm somewhere, ha!).
In summary, the Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm is a good lip balm to use daily in summer. For winter, you definitely need something more heavy duty!
You can purchase the Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm for £3.69 at Boots.
Have you tried a Burt’s Bees lip balm? What did you think?
Danniella x x x