The Good: Good flavor, Exfoliates dry lips well, Effectively moisturizes and repairs dry lips.
The Bad: Packaging, Comparatively Expensive
The Basics: Burt's Bees Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm is a clever idea that could use a little more support in its packaging!
My wife's love of Burt's Bees products allows me to keep my lips well-moisturized and well-flavored, which can be fun. It also means I have a lot of products around to consider and I've been surprised to discover how much there is to evaluate when considering something as simple as a lip balm. At least, when I sat down to review the Burt's Bees Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm, I felt like there was a lot more to consider than usual.
For most lip balms, I don't have to spend much time exploring the packaging of the lip balm. In the case of the Burt's Bees Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm, though, it became an important factor in evaluating the product. The Flavor Crystals line of Burt's Bees lip balms is a relatively new line of lip balms and for its purpose - gently exfoliating dry lips in addition to moisturizing lips' skin - the packaging is not quite up to the task.
Burt's Bees Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm is a new lip balm that has a bright summer flavor and is a great way to get lips healthy - and keep them healthy - for the summer. The tube of lip balm is expensive, in the $6 range in retail stores, but it does all that it promises for lips. Unfortunately, the concept and packaging lead to a little bit more waste than other lip balms and it is not as easy to use as other lip balms.
Burt's Bees Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm comes in the standard .16 oz. tube. It is a discreet plastic tube measuring two and a half inches long by 1/2" in diameter. The Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm is dispensed by simply removing the bright yellow plastic cap (it pulls off easily enough after the safety strip is removed) and pulling out the inner tube of lip balm (it's like a lipstick, though it does not color the lips). Then, simply twist the dial on the bottom of the inner tube to push the remaining product up. The Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm itself is a granulated waxy yellow 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 dry or overly cold environments. 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. The Burt's Bees Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm does, however, leave a waxy build-up on the lips!
The Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals 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 Flavor Crystals Lip Balm Tropical Pineapple, my lips were very dry, but not cracked or flaking (or anything else weird). It did not take much use before my lips were once again soft and well-moisturized! The Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm does a lot to moisturize lips, as well as protect them. As well, the Burt's Bees Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm protects lips from further damage.
Unfortunately, the Burt's Bees Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm is less easy to use than many other lip balms. The function of the crystals in the Flavor Crystals is two-fold: to provide longer-lasting flavor to the lip balm and to help gently exfoliate dry lips. While the Flavor Crystals do create more enduring flavor, the exfoliating properties of the lip balm cause it to run into issues with the packaging. First, to apply the lip balm and get it to exfoliate, one has to press the lip balm more firmly against the lips. When that happens, the waxy core of the Burt's Bees Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm tends to get pushed back into the dispensing tube. As well, when it is effectively applied to exfoliate, the lib balm tends to get smoothed out at its top. As a result, in order to get the exfoliating benefit again, one has to shave off the top of the lip balm to expose more rough crystals. That leads to an uncommon amount of waste, unfortunately.
On the flavor front, the Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm is a hit. This is a lip balm that tastes just like sweet pineapple!
The Burt's Bees Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm has ingredients on the tube, so be sure to check the package before purchasing for any allergies you might have. 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 Tropical Pineapple Flavor Crystals Lip Balm are pretty wonderful, even if the packaging does not allow the consumer to get the most of the moisturizing and exfoliating product.
For other Burt’s Bees products, please check out my reviews of:
Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
Medicated Lip Balm With Clove
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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