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Burt's Bees

Tinted Lip Balm

0.15 fl. oz. for $ 7.00
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Brand Overview

This twist-up lip balm comes in floral-inspired shades (like Rose, Tiger Lily, and Hibiscus) with a soft tint, light scent, and lots of moisture. There’s an abundance of emollient oil ingredients included that will make lips feel soft, smooth, and moisturized. Although the flower-derived fragrant plant waxes pose a slight risk of irritation, this is nevertheless a very good formula that gives lips a perfect splash of soft color.

Pros:
  • Emollient formula keeps lips moisturized.
  • Soft, shimmer-free tints are sheer enough to be flattering on most skin tones.
Cons:
  • Includes potentially irritating waxes derived from flowers, although the amounts are low.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No
Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Olus (Vegetable Oil, Huile Vegetable), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Olive), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifolia Wax) (Euphorbia Cerifera Wax), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower), Aroma (Flavor), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit (Shea), Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil (Castor), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Wax, Jasminum Officinale Flower Wax (Jasmine), Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (Rosemary), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Canola Oil (Huile de Colza), May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Carmine, Iron Oxides

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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