Back in a time when convenience was all consumers cared about and every new additive was celebrated for the money it could save regardless of the potential harm it could do, Burt’s Bees stood as a pioneer in the natural product revolution. Since 1984, the company has been on a mission to provide quality products created with simple, natural ingredients. From candles to lip balm to the huge range of nourishing products available today, Burt’s Bees has evolved a lot over the years. But the company’s commitment to sustainability and eco-friendliness hasn’t changed at all.
I was lucky enough to review some of the fabulous skin care products from the Burt’s Bees Radiance collection as well as the company’s iconic lip balm last year (you can read the review here) and I was so impressed by the nourishing and natural products. So when I recently received one of the brand new Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms to review, I knew I was in for a treat.
These luscious lip balms are 100% natural and come in six different shades. I received the Hibiscus Tinted Lip Balm to review. The colour is a rich coral pink shade that looked quite dark in the tube, but when I smoothed it onto my lips I was thrilled by the touch of brightness the colour added to my look. The lip balm is nice and sheer so that my natural lip colour wasn’t just wiped out, and the hint of colour in the balm added the perfect deep pink shine, enhancing my look without being overwhelming.
The lip balm itself is full of good-for-you ingredients like Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Beeswax. The balm also contains natural botanical flower wax from Ylang Ylang and Jasmine. I learned about flower wax and its benefits almost a year ago; the delicate waxy coating on the petals of flowers helps protect them from the elements and offers the same benefits when applied to the skin.
The flavour of this lip balm was very subtle and I almost would have thought that it was unscented and unflavoured. When I read the product information sheet, I learned that the balms were flavoured with pear. I smelled the balm again and, sure enough, I was able to notice the scent after all! Pear is such a mild aroma that I would guess only the most refined olfactory experts would be able to identify it without knowing what they were looking for.
My lips suffer badly in the winter, so I am a lip balm addict when the mercury starts to drop. The Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm did a great job of protecting my lips and I never once had chapped or cracked lips while I was using it. I was so happy that I could protect my lips from winter weather and enhance my look at the same time!
I was very impressed with the Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm and can’t wait to try some of the other shades to see if they suit me as well as the Hibiscus shade does. I’m not a very big fan of lipstick because I feel like it makes my lips too noticeable. For someone like me, the subtle colour of the tinted lip balm is the perfect compromise, and the fact that the balm is packed with naturally nourishing ingredients is the icing on the cake! For a completely natural lip balm that will keep your lips luscious and looking great, check out the new Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm!
Buy It: Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm will be available starting February 2011 at select national grocery, drug and mass retailers and at www.burtsbees.com
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