Any product that is 100% natural has some strong competition playing against them, particularly with a self-confessed LUSH addict like myself. I was interested in the Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E and Peppermint, mostly because I have been
stalking following the Bellabox Facebook page for some time to see if there’s any upcoming products I should try and get. This is something that their customers get quite often and it seems like a large portion of the people who recieve the product seem to initially like it. For $8 AUD my first thought is that it better be bloody good as it’s a pretty tall price for a small 4.25g lip balm stick. I was lucky to get it as part of a promotion for a couple of dollars and figured now was a good a time as any to grab it and give it a go, especially considering my lips have been drying out in this change of weather so I was really going to be able to put it to the test which really, I try to do in all of my reviews.
I’m not going to lie, my initial impressions weren’t exactly fantastic. The fact that my lips tingled from the incredibly overpowering peppermint content was slightly scary for a moment, and it feels like when I’m talking I’m inhaling the scent of Vic’s Vapor Rub which is kind of gross. I do like that it’s a very non-greasy formula, what I don’t like about that is that it takes a few applications to really feel as though you get any actual benefit from the solution. I generally like my lip balms applied thickly, and it’s something that’s actually hard to achieve with this product. I’ve seen some reviews online that talk about this product and they’re generally mixed, which is exactly how I feel. I like the general moisturizing properties of this while it is applied, but there’s a heap of things about it that I don’t like which one good quality cannot overcome.
Speaking of moisturizing, I feel I need to explain my thoughts on this better. It does soften my lips, but I’m still finding they are quite dry once the product wears off which is a little annoying. It’s almost as though it’s not truly sinking in and just softens them whilst applied. Perhaps if I were a little more vigilant about applying often there would be a noticeable difference but I think this is something where time will definitely be the ultimate judge of it’s effectiveness. I think there is potential here it’s just taking some time for me to see results overall, and I think that’s why I’m feeling very unimpressed by this product in general at this stage in my using it.
Overall, I’m not thrilled with this one. It’s definitely as far as I’m concerned not worth the full price, in fact I’m super glad it was only a few dollars for me to buy as part of that promotion and I think if I were to get it in a beauty box it would really bother me that part of the value went towards something like this. It clearly works for some people, but for others with exceptionally dry skin and lips it just doesn’t have the power needed to really make much of a difference. I have had better lip balms and I’ve had them at better prices and I think they really need to address the overpowering peppermint content in this product because it doesn’t need to come across as being similar to Vic’s Vapor Rub, it just needs to be subtle.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one, it seems to be another product that divides people so if you have it or have used it let me know what you thought!