The Good: Smells great, Effectively moisturizes and repairs dry lips, Wonderful flavor!
The Bad: Expensive!
The Basics: The limited edition Burt's Bees Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm is pretty wonderful, even at its regular price!
My wife is a big fan of Burt's Bees products - so much so that it's pretty surprising to me to discover it has been over two years since I've reviewed one! As a result of my wife's love of the product line, we go out hunting down new products from Burt's Bees whenever we discover them and can afford them. While we were out looking for their autumn limited edition Pumpkin Spice lip balm, we discovered one that garnered immediate interest from both of us. The instantly intriguing product was the Burt's Bees Limited Edition Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm!
Burt's Bees Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm is a winter limited edition lip balm that is pretty hard to find, but is well worth tracking down. The tube is expensive, in the $6 range in retail stores and, outside the amazing flavor, is worth finding because it actually lives up to its promise to moisturize dry lips, which I frequently suffer from going into winter! As winter has fallen this year, I've been forced by my Siberian Husky to go into the cold quite a bit, as well as coming back into my very dry apartment; that has been problematic for my lips.
Burt's Bees Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm comes in the standard .15 oz. tube. It is a discreet plastic tube measuring two and a half inches long by 3/8" in diameter. The Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm it dispensed by simply removing the dark green plastic cap (it pulls off easily enough after the safety strip is removed) and twisting a dial on the bottom to push the remaining product up. The Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm itself is a waxy yellow-white (beeswax, actually) colored tube that is rubbed onto the lips and it offers a physical barrier to water and other damaging elements that could crack lips in winter. The product does not leave any coloring on one's lips, which is a plus. As well, when it is applied, there is no medicinal feeling, nor waxy build-up left on the lips!
The Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm has decent restorative properties and it restores slightly damaged or chapped skin to more supple and pleasant states. When I started using the Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm with Mint Cocoa, my lips slightly cracked and had a little bit of dry skin flaking off them. Since starting to use it daily for only four days, it prevented further damage and it promoted healing so that now, my lips are once again soft and appear healed! In addition to that, by applying it before going outside with Myah, I've prevented further chapping. This is a Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm that does a lot to moisturize lips, as well as protect them. Since my lips healed rapidly, the Burt's Bees Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm has prevented them from getting damaged from the elements again.
As well, this product is remarkably easy to apply. It glides on easy and creates a barrier needed to resist the elements. When it is on my lips, it is only slightly oily for a few moments, but within moments, the physical sensation of having it on the lips quickly disappears. Burt's Bees Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm leaves no significant color on the lips when it is applied.
On the taste front, the Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm is delightfully flavorful! As one who loves both mint and chocolate, the Mint Cocoa realistically offers a slight peppermint flavor that is muted by a sweet chocolate cocoa taste. The flavor lingers on the lips for about ten minutes after it is applied.
The Burt's Bees Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm has ingredients on the tube, so be sure to check the package before purchasing for any allergies you might have. But the primary ingredients are: sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, and beeswax. It is worth looking into one's food or chemical allergies before purchasing. It is noted that it is not intended for human consumption.
The Burt’s Bees Mint Cocoa Moisturizing Lip Balm is flavorful and effective, making it one of the best Burt's Bees flavors the company has come out with. It deserves to be around all year!
For other Burt’s Bees products, please check out my reviews of:
Revitalizing Blueberry & Dark Chocolate Lip Balm
Medicated Lip Balm With Clove
Soothing Eucalyptus & Menthol Lip Balm
Refreshing Lip Balm With Pink Grapefruit
For other health and beauty products, please visit my Health And Beauty Product Review Index Page for a list of those reviews!
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