The Good: Smells great, Offers decent protection, Revitalizes dry skin on lips, Good taste!
The Bad: Expensive!
The Basics: The new Burt's Bees Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate might be the new indispensible Burt’s Bees product!
Despite what many people seem to think, winter is not the most harsh time for lips. Indeed, the sun is just as bright and lips get just as chapped in the summer. And yet, for some reason, most of us do not think to use lip balm as much in the summer. Burt’s Bees and my wife, however, seem to be the exceptions to that rule! Burt’s Bees – last year and this – puts out a whole array of new products in the summer and my wife, being a Burt’s Bees fan, seems to pick up a whole slew of them. This summer, we’re starting with arguably the best Burt’s Bees product to come down the pike in years: Burt's Bees Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate. Having used it daily for the past seven days, with my wife using it as well, I am excited to endorse the product for the simple fact that it actually works!
Burt's Bees Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate is the latest in a long string of lip balms from Burt’s Bees my wife has had to keep our lips soft, supple and kissable. The tube is expensive, in the $5 range in retail stores, and the claim that it is “Revitalizing” is one of the two significant aspects of this lip balm that make it more reasonably priced than actually expensive. The fact that it works makes it worth it price tag.
Burt's Bees Revitalizing flavor Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate 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 Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate it dispensed by simply removing the blue 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 Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate 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 and sunlight which could damage lips in the summer (or winter, whatwith the brightness of sunglare on snow, which I am looking forward to now that I have a good protectant/revitalize!). The product does not leave any coloring on one's lips, which is a plus. However, it does have a somewhat waxy sensation that it leaves on the lips. There is no medicinal feeling to this lip balm.
The sunscreen properties of this Burt's Bees Revitalizing lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate are quite extensive and quite real; while there was no SPF rating on the container, it appeared to keep my lips protected in the sun and water this summer vs. nothing on my lips at all. As well, the lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate worked better than some - like Chapstick - at protecting my lips.
The product has decent restorative properties and the Revitalizing lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate restores slightly damaged or chapped skin to more supple and pleasant states. When I started using the Burt's Bees Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate, my lips were dry and a little cracked. Since starting to use it daily for only six days, it prevented further damage and it promoted healing within a few days of using for the first time regularly. As well, this just kept my lips from getting chapped again. This is a Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate that does a lot to moisturize lips, as well as protect them. Since my lips healed rapidly, the Burt's Bees Revitalizing lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate 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, I am very aware of its presence for a few minutes because it is slightly waxy. This changes into a somewhat oily texture, but not an unpleasant one.
Burt's Bees Revitalizing leaves no significant color on the lips when it is applied.
On the taste front, the Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate is remarkably subtle. While the scent is robust and a pure blend of blueberry and chocolate aromas, the flavor on the lips is dominated more by the flavor of chocolate than blueberry. This is good because it means there is nothing sour to the taste on one’s lips. The scent implied that this balm would be a wonderful one to kiss other people with, but it has minimal flavor after the first ten minutes, which makes it inoffensive to those who might not like chocolate flavor (who are those people?!).
The Burt's Bees Revitalizing Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate 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 Lip Balm with Blueberry & Dark Chocolate is incredible and anyone who finds themselves wondering just how much a lip balm can do to improve one’s lips and their day should pick up a tube!
For other Burt’s Bees products, please check out my reviews of:
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 index page for a list of those reviews!
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