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Burt's Bees

Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit

0.15 fl. oz. for $ 3.00
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This standard, plant oil-based lip balm contains grapefruit oil, a citrus plant whose fragrance components are capable of irritating skin (and lips). Here is yet another Burt’s Bees lip balm that is impossible to recommend unless you want to get on a merry-go-round of chapped lips that don’t seem to improve no matter how much lip balm you use.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

A revitalizing experience, this lip balm contains nutritious oil from the seeds of tropical Pink Grapefruit, which are rich in powerful Vitamins C and E. Your lips will be left feeling refreshed and moisturized with a delicious sweet citrus flavor.

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Aroma (Flavor)*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Canola Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Limonene. *Natural Flavor

Strengths: Inexpensive.

Weaknesses: Many products have potent fragranced formulas; several formulas packaged in jars, which compromises their ingredients.

With humble beginnings in the town of Bangor, Maine, Burt's Bees is a brand focused on natural-themed, earth-friendly skincare. Unfortunately, in many cases, this also translates to less than beneficial formulas as not all of the natural ingredients used are helpful for skin.

Many of the plant extracts and oils used in these products, including orange oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, pine tar, alcohol, lime oil, and balsam peru, are problematic for skin and present a significant risk of irritation or a sensitizing reaction. Both the intriguing philosophy and inexpensive products are attractive, but it takes more than that to establish reliable products that are good for skin. Its also important to consider the potential benefit (or potential harm) of the ingredients used.

There are some formulas to consider among the brands offerings, but some to be wary ofsee our individual reviews on Burts Bees products for more details.

For more information about Burt's Bees, call 1-800-849-7112 or visit www.burtsbees.com.

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