Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm has long been a popular pick at the health food store and now drugstores. Consumers love the refreshing peppermint scent and the light tingling effect of this all-natural lip balm. It contains lanolin, vitamin E and plant-based oils to hydrate lips -- although users have mixed opinions about its moisturizing abilities. Reviewers say that it does an excellent job of preventing chapping, especially when used every day. Beauty expert Paula Begoun is critical of the formula, because it contains peppermint oil -- a potential irritant. For this reason, Burt's Bees classic lip balm isn't recommended for those with sensitive lips. Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil (*Est. $3) also uses all-natural ingredients but doesn't have any irritants. If you prefer a basic balm, experts say that Aquaphor Healing Ointment is an excellent multipurpose option.
We turned to Beautypedia.com, Paula Begoun's online database of beauty reviews, for expert analysis of Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. Although Begoun is critical of the formula, thousands of reviewers at MakeupAlley.com, TotalBeauty.com, Walmart.com and Drugstore.com give it high marks.
Paula Begoun does not recommend Burt's Bees original lip balm because it contains peppermint oil, which she says can cause irritation.
Review: Beeswax Lip Balm Tube by Burt's Bees, Paula Begoun, Jan. 13, 2012
More than 3,000 reviewers comment on Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, giving it an above-average overall rating. Most love the peppermint scent and the refreshing tingle it provides, but some say that the peppermint is too strong and the formula is too waxy.
Review: Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com
Reviewers give Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm high marks for the tingly sensation it gives and for protecting lips from cold weather and dry air. One reviewer warns, however, that it isn't for those with sensitive skin because of the peppermint oil it contains.
Review: Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Reviews, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com
More than 700 reviewers contribute to Burt's Bees lip balm's perfect five-star rating on the site. Many say that they have used the product for years and it does an excellent job of protecting and hydrating lips. Several love that it stays in place for hours.
Review: Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, Contributors to Walmart.com
Reviewers echo the sentiments of users at other sites. Most enjoy the tingly sensation of Burt's Bees lip balm as well as the peppermint scent. A few wish that it was more moisturizing.
Review: Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lip Balm, Classic Beeswax, Contributors to Drugstore.com