This stuff is going into the garbage. It's the source of the painful, month-long breakout around my mouth, and I am mad at myself for not figuring this out faster. Throughout my life, I have likely used hundreds of lipsticks, balms and treatments, and I have NEVER had this kind of relentless pore-clogging nightmare from a single product.
After a good month of use, there is about 1/3 of a tube left over. I guess a little goes a long way? I'm actually surprised there is this much, because it turns to a near liquid consistency at body temperature and dumps out of the applicator very quickly. I think that's the problem with my breakout too - this stuff does NOT stay in place, and probably melted off all around the perimeter of my mouth, clogging pores everywhere it touched.
Like the other reviewers mentioned, it absolutely feels like my lips have been damaged by this product. They feel sensitive, burned, and swollen (maybe for those of you who want plump lips and NEVER break out should use this?), and a little warm to the touch. It feels good to put cold water and ice on my lips, and they feel incredibly dry. The little cracks and sharp skin flakes on the surface of my lips feel sandpaper-y when I press them together. I was CONVINCED that I had to have been dehydrated (even though I drink the same amount of water in my regular routine), so I kept applying more and more of this "moisturizing" treatment. My lips haven't been in this painful shape since I was 11 years old with "Lip-licker's dermatitis" -- certainly not a good sign.
The product feels greasy, degrades the condition of my lips, and triggered the worst breakout I've had in years. The product's tube itself was irritating because if you are right-handed (like I am), it is meant to be held against your lips at one angle, but squeezed at another, and you can't twist either piece to align them as it's one solid piece. This would probably be a left-handed person's ideal packaging, as they are properly aligned in the left hand.
PERFECT product for a left-handed person who doesn't get zits, and wants plumped lips, but doesn't particularly care about the "ultra-moisturizing" treatment aspect advertised by a brand they may have previously adored.
I tried this stuff out because I wanted something very moisturizing for my lips in the winter. I guess it hid in my makeup drawer for a while before I rediscovered it. When I did, I used it for 2 days and then started getting PAINFUL breakouts in the corners of my lips. The lip product also needed reapplying all the time and would run into my mouth, leaving a weird taste. I don't experience this with any other Burt's Bees products. I did enjoy the smell of the product but this was basically a train wreck of a lip balm that did nothing to moisturize my lips.
I thought it was just me... Apparently not! This stuff really hurt my lips, It really did feel like my lips were burned after wearing it. Not sure what it is about it but it's just terrible.. Stay away!
I guess I'm in the minority, but I really like this balm! I typically have 3-5 balms on the go at once, and until now my favourite has been Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment. Blistex definitely soaks in better than the Burt's, but I don't feel like it's actually changed my lip texture they wan Burt's has. I'm chronically stuffed up, and sleep on my back, so my lips are always slightly chapped (not enough for flakes of skin, but little rough patches all over that make wearing lipstick look terrible.) One overnight application of this stuff and the patches are already 75% gone. I imagine that a little exfoliation and a few more nights with it on, and I'll be all smooth!
I actually like the smell/taste too. It's a bit like lemongrass to me.
Wish I had read the reviews on here before purchasing. I'm a fan of their beeswax lip balm, however, I've gotten used to the longer lasting and extra moisture provided by lip glosses so I don't really purchase their lip balms anymore. I was looking for something that moisturized like a lip gloss but wasn't one and I purchased this on impulse. Bad idea. This is absolutely horrible. It merely coats my lips which later proceed to dry out horribly and eventually crack. Never again. Smell of this isn't to my liking either.
Also.. their lip glosses have a similar effect on my lips, just to a slightly lesser extent. Needless to say, I'm never going to purchase another lip product from Burt's Bees unless it's their regular lip balm.
I am a fan of the majority of Burt's Bees products, especially the lip products, but this Burt's Bees Ultra Moisturizing Lip Treatment with Kokum Butter is HORRIBLE! Not only did the lip balm have no moisturizing effect on my lips, but it actually made my lips extremely dry and cracked! This has never happened with any lip treatments I've used before before, so I was completely shocked to see my lips become drier the more I used this product. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone!
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!
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.