Reviews - Burt’s Bees Lip Balms - Replenishing and Medicated Variants

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I will be reviewing two of my favourite lip balms in this post.  The Burt’s Bees Lip Balms in  Replenishing and Medicated Variants. I came to know about this brand only from my lovely friend Zara, when she reviewed these lipbalms on Wiseshe. Well, so the huge lip balm junkie I am, i started itching to get these but these are not available in India. Soon, Apothica came to my rescue. A friend was travelling to USA and I asked her to get me some Burt’s Bees products from Apothica. You can take look at my Apothica Haul here.

Anyways, without much silly talks, I will focus on the reviews now.

Featured Ingredient

Pomegranate Oil — Pomegranate fruit extract, from the tree Punica granatum, contains several polyphenols and anthocyanidins which are highly antioxidant, protecting hair and skin.

The Pomegranate Oil (Punica granatum): The Power of the Pomegranate
Say hello to Pomegranate Oil. Picked from the Punica Granatum tree, it contains several Polyphenols and Anthocyanidins; which means a bunch of amazing things that are really good for you. Things like antioxidants that can help shield your skin from everyday environmental stress.

Pomegranate fruit extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, lanolin, aroma (flavor), punica granatum (pomegranate) oil, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), carmine, benzyl salicylate, cinnamal, citral, eugenol, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, limonene, linalool.

Price: $ 4 on Apothica
Quantity: 4.25 g

My Experience with Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm is very smooth and nourishing lip balm, which hydrates the lips from first application and keeps them healthy with daily use. By daily use, i don’t mean using the lip balm every 1-2 hours but only like twice a day, in morning and before bed. This lip balm is very moisturizing and leaves a light pink tint on my lips. The tint is such that it can be worn on it own or under a lipstick. If worn under a lipstick, it won’t change the colour of lipstick in any manner. In short, the tint is very faint pink but leaves a glossy shine. It has a slight fruity fragrance which does not stay for long. But the lip balm and its moisturising properties do stay on lips for a long time. It’s very easy to carry and comes in twist up tube. No hassles of dipping fingers. It heals my chapped lips very quickly, almost overnight. The only downside, yeah, you got it right, Burt’s Bees is not available in India.

Will I repurchase - Definitely.

Burt’s Bees Medicated Lip Balm

During my online shopping from Apothica, I got really greedy and wanted to get as many Burt’s Bees products. So instead of just one, I purchased two lip balms from Burt’s Bees. I wanted to try the Burt’s Bees bestseller lip balm, the one with Beeswax, but it was out of stock, so I went for the medicated variant. I am not at all disappointed.

What Burt’s Bees Medicated Lip Balm claims
Tired of chapped lips? Help is on its way. This soothing medicated lip balm provides quick relief to severely dry lips. Camphor and menthol provide a cooling sensation to temporarily relieve chapped lips while rich emollient natural oils moisturise dry lips, leaving them feeling smooth and healthy.

Featured Ingredient

Clove Oil — Eugenia caryophyllus. Extracted from the buds of an aromatic tropical evergreen and has warming, antiseptic, and disinfectant properties.

Clove Oil (Eugenia caryophyllus): Spice Things Up with Clove

Clove Oil comes from the buds of an aromatic tropical evergreen. It’s full of natural warming properties that help recondition your lips while giving them a tasty sweet and spicy flavor.

Ingredients: Active Ingredients - Camphor (0.6%) - External Analgesic, Menthol (0.6%) - External Analgesic
InActive Ingredients -  vitis vinifera (grape seed oil), cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut oil), lanolin, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), illicium verum (anise oil), elettaria cardamomum (cardamom seed oil), mentha arvensis (cornmint leaf oil), eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus leaf oil), mentha viridis (spearmint leaf oil), eugenia caryophyllus (clove flower oil), vanillin, calendula officinalis (calendula flower extract), melissa officinalis (lemon balm leaf extract), ribes nigrum (black currant leaf extract), hydrastis canadensis (golden seal extract), [benzyl benzoate, citral, eugenol, limonene, linalool.

My Experience with Burt’s Bees Medicated Lip Balm

I won’t say much about this lipbalm except that I just love love it. I have this pretty annoying habit of biting my lips when I am stressed or even while working on laptop. Old habits. Sigh! Quite a lot of times after the biting session, I realise that I have been biting and chewing my lips after they start hurting and turn red. At those times, this little baby comes to my rescue. This lip balm is laden with clove oil and feels like a spicy minty lip balm due to the tingling effect of clove oil. Makes up for the Burt’s Bees Beeswax lip balm which I wanted to try so badly because it’s a peppermint lip balm. It heals and helps to calm down the burning and stretchy painful feeling on my lips (after I realise I have been biting them for an hour while working). Lips immediately feel soothed and the clove oil gives a mild fragrance and tingling sensation which lasts for few hours. I have no complaints with clove oil. But if you have sensitive nose, clove oil may not be your thing. Well, so after I apply this, within few hours my lips start feeling normal and healthy. I can now happily bite and chew my lips, knowing that Burt’s Bees with rescue them everytime. With the winters approaching soon, this is going to be my staple lip balm to kill all the dryness. Pity is that I don’t have it any more. I used it for  a week and then my kid brother took it. L So, yeah, you men out there, you can use it too. It’s not tinted. The Burt’s Bees medicated and beeswax lip balms are more like unisex products, without any tint and can be used by both men and women alike.

Burt’s Bees please come to India. You don’t know how much business you will do here. :-D 


Rakhshanda said...

I Love BB lip balms <3 <3

Prachi said...

Thanks Rakhshanda..I too love these now. which variants have you tried ?

LipJunkie101 said...

I've been wanting to get the pomegranate oil one and also an acai berry one that I saw, debating which one to get.

Prachi said...

Lip Junkie, get the pomergranate one or if your love mint, get the beeswax one. It's their bestseller. I have asked friends to get 2 beeswax for me.

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