Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm

3.0

642 reviews

45% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$

Not tested on animals
Burt's Bees is a Cruelty-Free Subsidiary.

INGREDIENTS

beeswax, sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, lanolin, aroma (flavor), honey, tocopherol, rosemary leaf extract, soybean oil, canola oil, benzyl benzoate, coumarin.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Gack. I love the regular peppermint Burt's Bees Wax so I thought this would be nice. I was wrong. The texture is hard and it was difficult to apply. It also tastes funny. It does a good job moisturizing though. However, I would not repurchase.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

okay, so if anyone remembers the honey stick from the body shop, think maybe 10 years ago, this is very similar to that! which is sooooo good in my opinion. i think it moisturizes better than the origianl burt's lip balm, and tastes better too. i have been so sad since TBS stopped making the honey stick...but now i am happy again. i'm in love.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

When i first tried this lip balm, after loving the original version so much, i was really disappointed. The gritty shea butter texture put me off, and i missed the way the original makes my lips burn. So i left this on my nightstand as a before-bed balm. After using it nightly till it was almost gone, i definitely got over the gritty texture (it smooths out after a few days of use- just the way shea butter is when it isn't loaded up w/ preservatives and chemicals), and i also realized how amazing this stuff is at moisturizing. It has now become my everyday lip balm- i love the smell, and i love how if i apply it heavily, my lips have a nice, plump shiny look. I ran out recently, and used a spare original burt's bees i had at home, and my lips started drying out. So then i used some origins lip balm, and same thing- my lips kept getting drier. Finally i got to the store to replace this, and after a couple days, back to normal. I will definitely not be w/out this again! Best lip balm i've tried (and i've tried a lot!).


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I like Burt's Bees stuff in general but I think I'll pass on repurchasing this one. First, it doesn't really smell like honey to me--sweet and mellow--but sorta like pollen, more floral (it's not too strong, but it's still not my favorite thing). Second, the texture is very grainy and odd due to the shea butter. I think this would've been better packaged in a tub since little crumbs of balm will ball up and fall off your lips unless you're careful whilst applying. Third, it's too slippery and thin for me. I prefer thicker, creamier/waxier balms that really stay on the lips.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Ugh, maybe I got a bad one or something, but I hated this. Smelled awful and tasted weird. It's not just me, my friend recoiled when I asked her to try it. Threw it in the trash after giving it one more shot and still hating it. I've never been repulsed by a lip balm before, and I normally love honey scented things!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Ingredients:


shea butter, almond oil, cocoa butter, coconut oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, lanolin, comfrey root, honey powder, rosemary extract, vegetable oil, fragrance



Cue review:



I have been a long time fan of Burt's Bees products, and used the original peppermint beeswax lip balm almost exclusively for two years (since then, I have branched out and now own over 40 different lip balms). Unfortuantely, the original never really seemed to DO anything much for me other than make my lips feel nicely tingly and... balmed. I eventually realized I wanted and needed moisturization. So after branching out and becoming a total lip product snob, I found the honey lip balm in my local drug store one fine day ("What!!! They made a new product and didn't inform me...????") and immediately bought it (about $3 with tax).



I was initally surprised and put off by the really hard texture my lips were confronted with. I could barely put it on and it had a grainy texture. So I shoved it into my PANTS POCKET. THIS IS THE KEY!!!!! If you want to fully appreciate this balm you HAVE to warm it up and... body heat works well. There is still the "grain" caused by the honey powder, but when the balm is heated up, next to none of it is transferred to your lips, and rather works quite effectively as an mild exfoliant because of the texture. It's still a relatively thick balm (which I happen to like) and as such has good staying power. I especially like to use this at night since it really is VERY moisturizing, much more so than the original could ever be by any stretch of the imagination. You'll wake up with very soft lips. I personally really like the scent... like unrefined honey.



If I didn't carry my lip balm around in my pant pockets I can understand the gripes about the texture being too stiff. So maybe this balm wouldn't be ideal for those who never do truck 'em around in their trousers. Something to note though is that once this balm has been heated up, it seems to kind of hold that heat in, and the texture stays much softer, especially if you use it regularly throughout the day (the friction from applying it will keep the product heated). A relatively warm room or keeping it under a lamp for a bit would do pretty much the same thing.



I use this lip balm more than any other (about 60% of the time), which in my humble opinion is saying a lot for someone with over 40 different daily balm options. How I came up with that statistic I don't know. Hah.



Yesssss, I love it. My HG... (so far... dun dun dun!!!!)

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

At first, I wasn't sure that I liked this product as well or better than the usual Neutrogena balm that I buy, but the lack of harmful ingredients in the Honey Lip Balm has won me over. I try to avoid parabens, which most skin care products (and everything else, for that matter) are usually full of...methylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, ethylparaben & the like. Parabens are under scrutiny as being carcinogens, and malignant breast cancer tumors definitely contain parabens when biopsies are performed. Parabens are known as xenoestrogens (foreign estrogens), which our bodies recognize as estrogen that are assimilated into our bloodstream. Be prepared for the granular texture that the Honey Lip Balm may develop; this is just due to the nature of the shea butter. It will not alter the efficacy of the product.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

To my nose, there's a certain stink to many honey-scented products, and this balm is no exception. There is also a graininess to it - fascinating, but not necessarily desirable. After the second application, I knew I wouldn't be buying it again, even though I imagined I might be exfoliating as I moved the balm around my lips. Adorable packaging, though, always fun to pull a Burt's Bees product out of the purse. My dog agreed. He grabbed it out of the side pouch and ate it. He enjoyed it and probably would repurchase if he could.

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I just got this yesterday, but so far I really like it. It smells just like crystalized honey, but I don't notice any taste. I keep it in my pocket during the day, and haven't noticed any grainy texture. I find it more moisturizing than the original peppermint one, it goes lighter, not as waxy.
Edited to add, my SO thinks this smells like geraniums, he makes a comment every time I wear it around him.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Next to Blistex Lip Medex this is now my new favorite lip balm. They decided to put honey in it and took out the peppermint from the original. In turn it's less drying and more moisturizing for your lips and less buildup. The honey scent is surprisingly strong but as with most scents you get used to it and the product really lives up to it's promises. UPDATED 10/07/06 I've gone back to the original formula. I found the honey one well, turns into dried honey and makes for an almost exfoliating lip balm.


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