The Good: Smells good, Effectively moisturizes and repairs dry lips.
The Bad: Flavor is not accurate, Expensive!
The Basics: The limited edition Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm is not one of the more true flavors of lip balm, though it is as functional as the rest of the line!
Every time my wife and I go shopping, we have places we look for new products. I check out discount food racks and toy departments, my wife looks at Burt's Bees products and other health and beauty products. It seems like whenever Burt's Bees releases a new flavor lip balm, my wife wants to try it and I end up reaping the benefits by kissing her soft, well-flavored lips. So, when there is a flavor that she wanted that I find laying around months later, it makes it real easy to see it as a failure of the line. That is exactly what happened with Burt's Bees Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm.
Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm is an autumn limited edition lip balm that is pretty hard to find off-season and it is not at all worth tracking down. The tube is expensive, in the $5 range in retail stores and, while it might not be the most impressive or accurate flavor, it actually lives up to its promise to moisturize dry lips. No matter how dry my lips get, Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm - like most Burt's Bees lip balms - actually works.
Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice 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 Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm it dispensed by simply removing the orange-brown 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 Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm itself is a waxy yellow-white 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 Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm does, however, leave a waxy build-up on the lips!
The Pumpkin Spice 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 Pumpkin Spice, 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 Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm does a lot to moisturize lips, as well as protect them. As well, the Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm protects lips from further damage.
The Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm 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, then leaves the lips feeling noticeably waxy. Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm leaves no noticeable color on the lips when it is applied.
On the flavor front, the Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm is a solid miss. The aroma from the lip balm is vaguely pumpkin spice, but the flavor is waxy and does not taste nearly spicy enough to be considered Pumpkin Spice. The vague spice combination is a faint flavor more reminiscent of apple cider without the apple flavor. The indistinct, slightly nutmeg flavor of the Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm is a disappointment for anyone who loves pumpkin spice flavoring.
The Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice 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 Pumpkin Spice Moisturizing Lip Balm a generic lip balm that does what it promised in terms of moisturizing, but not doing it with the promised flavor.
For other Burt’s Bees products, please check out my reviews of:
Mint Cocoa Moisturizing 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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