Every family has their inherited list of products and brands which have been used for generations. For my family, one of those brands is Burt’s Bees. Their lip balms are worthy of the cult following they have developed, and there is always a fresh stick in my stocking come Christmas.
I originally received this as a sample last year with another purchase. With the little cold-weather scare Toronto had last week I picked up the full size, so winter-ready I am. This is a luxurious lotion that smells like warm honey on a cold autumn day. It has milk, honey, coconut, grape seed oil and vitamin E to nourish and soften skin. It does not leave any residue on the skin, but still manages to keep my dry joints and hands moisturized. I read a few complaints on their website from customers about the smell being ‘cringe-worthy’, but to be honest one of those comments also said they apply the product to their face…so I think my opinion is a bit more trustworthy than those shady persons who believe body lotion is suitable for the face.
I would like to start this by admitting I have a slight addiction to Burt’s Bees lip balms. To illustrate my point, in my bedroom I have three stowed in various places to relegate dry lips to my nightmares. My favourite is the traditional beeswax, though this pink grapefruit is a close second. On my list to try are the honey, vanilla bean, and the coconut & pair varieties. In the past I have tried the pomegranate, which I found not thick enough for my preferences. No matter which you choose, I can guarantee a life-long addition. There is nothing more softening and nourishing for the lips than a Burt’s Bees lip balm.
If you are new to Burt’s Bees and just want to try something, I highly recommend their gift sets. My favourite is their Beeswax Bounty Classic which includes three beeswax lip balms for the price of two. My mother also adores their Lip Shimmer (cool or warm shades), which come in numerous shades and are a nice way to nourish the lips while adding a bit of colour.
Disclaimer: All products mentioned have been purchased by me. I have no relationship with Burt’s Bees. All opinions are my own.