Was having some lip dryness so bought this "ultra moisturizing" balm. What a mistake. For several days my my lips felt actually burned, wind or sun....very uncomfortable. Like a dummy, I thought something else had caused it-toothpaste, food, facewash, whatever. Finally got my lips calmed down. Tried it again, and even worse, they were definitely burned and eventually swelled up, cracked, peeled. Still painful and sore a week later. Threw it away. Something in that product does not like me! What to use when you don't like petroleum or Burt's Bees???
Okay, once again, I am going against the Burt's Bees grain. I actually really like this product, and it's shaping up to be one of my favorite overnight treatments (I have a makeup bag full of them). It just seems to work for me, which is a miracle because I pretty much have to sleep with my mouth open due to a dental treatment I use at night (hence, the big bag full of lip products). My lips are no longer coated in a layer of dry skin, and are starting to feel softer. However, I can see why so many people dislike it...the texture is kind of odd, like runny Vaseline, and the taste/smell is a bit like citronella. There are no "added" fragrances or flavors, but it seems that Burt's did little to camouflage the naturally occurring scent. Plus, if you don't layer it on super thick, it does dry up pretty quickly, especially if you're eating/drinking. The tube is way too big for the amount of product you get, so you really have to crank on it to get anything to come out - this is a nice feature for ensuring that my lip balm won't explode in my pocket, but it's a nuisance most of the time. For the price, it's not the best alternative to more expensive products, like the Bigelow My Favorite Night Balm. I use the Bigelow balm fairly often...it's only $2.51 more than the Burt's treatment, but you get almost 1/10 of an ounce more (0.34 ounces instead of 0.25 ounces) despite the smaller tube. It's thicker, has more of a sweet vanilla flavor (like the taffy inside a Charleston Chew), and it still feels sticky in the morning, like it never quite dries up. Overall, I gave the Burt's Bees treatment 4 lipsticks just because it worked so well for me; I totally get that it's not for everyone, but I've been desperate for an overnight product that would at least keep my crusty lips to a minimum!
This smells weird. It is not moisturizing. It never really soaks in. It just kind of sits there. It tastes weird. What really put me off before I even used it was I had to squeeze out half a tube of air before any product came out. It was only half full tube. That is garbage. Especially since BB's are not cheap. I took a pic and assed it to this product so you can see the tube that I used twice was only half full. It's a side view.
It is too thin and dries too fast. You cannot keep up with keeping it on so you dont see any improvement.
For California's dry humidity and winter time despite drinking plenty of water, I thought this might be a good night time product. It was $5 for a small tube. It was not any different from using Alba's Unpetroleum Jelly in terms of texture.
Definitely regretted buying it.
This lip treatment was not worth the money!!! DO NOT BUY LADIES!! I picked this up at target during the cold month of November for my trip to San Francisco and was very dissappointed. Burt's Bees is generally a good line of product but this lip treatment with Kokum Butter isn't anything more than some fancy lip gloss that dries up very fast. I had to reapply this lip balm about every 20 minutes. I'll never buy this product ever again, it was a waste of money.