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I was lucky enough to win a bumper haul of Burt's Bees cosmetics a couple of months ago and have been working my way through it ever since, one item in the box was this lip balm that is packaged in a small tin. I used it for a while but to be honest the very greasy consistency of it really put me off as it felt awful on my lips and although the balm is reasonably moisturising I don't think the benefits outweigh the fact that the feel of it would make me feel sick sometimes thanks to an aversion to the sensation of greasiness near my mouth.
It smells nice enough but is probably the item I liked the least out of my goodie bag, in fact I know it's my least favourite product as I'm only a fifth of the way down the tin but am ready to chuck it away - I have dozens of lip balms so don't intend to put myself through using this one for too much longer!
The tin is an awkward design and the lid gets stuck far too often, then when I've applied it and my fingers are tainted with the greasy balm I can't grip the lid well enough to twist it back on properly! Bah!
It is moisturising, I'll give it that, but I was expecting a different consistency to this vile greasy mess based on the fact it's called 'beeswax' - I don't particularly like waxy lip products but wax would certainly be preferable to the greasy sensation provided by this one!
I've just made a decision. I'm not going to use this even one more time - stuff natural, give me a chemical laden lip balm that actually feels nice to use any day!
As with many ladies, I use lipbalm on a daily basis. This product was given to me by a friend, as part of a burts bees giftset for my birthday. My first impressions of the product were very good. It smelt nice, came in a small compact tin, and seemed to be easy to apply. However, the downsides were that it was very greasy and did not sit well on my lips for long. Not something that I would use again.
My mum is a big fan of Burt's Bees, and she randomly bought me a tin of their beeswax lip balm. This retails for £3.69 at Boots.
The balm I have is in a little tin, but it is also available in a stick. The tin is a distinctive yellow, with a cute bee picture on the top. It very much matches the rustic, country style of Burt's Bees products. If I'd have bought it myself I would have bought a stick as I find I get products under my nails when using a tin, but as I say this was a gift.
The tin is very small, only about 4cm across and the depth is about 1cm. It fits discreetly into the smallest handbag and is very portable. However, it is really, really hard to get the lid off this balm. Sometimes I have to jiggle, get my nails under and generally prise it open. My mum gets arthritis in her hands, and I know she would never get this open. The difficulty in opening comes from how small the tin is and particularly how small the depth is. It's really hard to get a good grip on it.
When you finally get the tin open, you are hit by a refreshing smell of mint. This balm is very thick and like a wax, as opposed to a jelly like vaseline. This product has remained consistent in the time I've had it. I've found with pots of Vaseline etc that it can melt and go a bit liquid, and that it can melt into the lid. This item has stayed solid even through summer in my handbag (and my work has no air conditioning!) The colour is a natural off white.
After application, the pepperminty smell is more pronounced. Personally, I love mint, but some people might find it a bit overpowering. A thin layer goes a long way, and this item leaves my lips feeling moisturised and softer, but without being sticky or slippery. After application the mint can make your lips tingle a little bit. Again, I quite like this but other people might find it a bit much. The taste of the balm is also minty but manages to be neither pleasant or unpleasant.
The main ingredients are coconut oil, sweet almond oil and peppermint oil. All of the ingredients seem to be natural, as you'd expect from Burt's Bees. The tin states that this product has not been tested on animals.
The actual product is very good and is very long lasting - I've used it quite a few times and yet I've barely made a dent in it. I love the tingly mint flavour, but it might not be to everyone's taste.
The only downside with this product is the tin, in future I would buy it in a stick for easier application.
I've given this item 4 out of 5 - love the product just hate the tin
Burt's most popular product, chocked full of pain relieving protective ingredients to help soothe cracked, chapped or burning lips / Available in the .3 oz, old-fashioned yellow tin.