Review: Mandarin Is Best For Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm

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Emma Crameri Emma Crameri has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Lifestyle Writer

Dec 02, 2023

Burt’s Bee lip balm has a little bit of cult following, as it’s super moisturizing with great fruity flavours.

The lip balm range is available in a range of flavours, including watermelon, cucumber mint, wild cherry, strawberry, coconut and pear, pink grapefruit, mango, pomegranate, acai berry, honey and beeswax. All of these are tint free with a matte finish. Look out for the tinted range for a hint of colour and eight hours of moisture.

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I tested out a couple of the summer flavours:

  • Pink grapefruit – sweet citrusy and fruity
  • Pomegranate – pleasant and likeable taste
  • Sweet mandarin – fresh and citrusy
  • Watermelon – sweet smooth melon taste with hydrating coconut oil

I like the mandarin the best, but I’m keen to try out the cucumber mint, and all of the berry flavours: Acai berry, strawberry, and wild cherry. 

If you prefer an unscented neutral lip balm then look out for the all-weather SPF 15 moisturizing lip balm and the ultra-conditioning lip balm (packed with rich kokum, shea and cocoa butter).

Limited Edition Burts Bees Lip Balm.
Limited Edition Burts Bees Lip Balm.

The beeswax lip balm is one of the more popular Burt’s Bees products as it is packed with Beeswax to condition skin and antioxidant Vitamin E to soften lips. It has a matte finish and a slight hint of Peppermint Oil.

Just apply any of the lip balms liberally to your lips and as often as needed. They are a great product to use particularly in dry, cold or windy conditions.

The lid has a safety sticker that’s easy to peel off. I like the packaging – it comes in a simple cardboard box that can be recycled easily. The tube Is made with 50% post-consumer recycled plastic and recyclable through teracycle.

The lip balms are formulated without parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS.

Burt’s Bees are made in the USA. The company values ingredients from nature, no animal testing, responsible sourcing and recyclable carton.

The Burt’s Bees lip balms are RRP $6.95 and available at pharmacies and supermarkets.

About Burt’s Bees

Burt’s Bees has been offering distinctive earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products for 30 years. From a beekeeper’s backyard in Maine, Burt’s Bees knows natural skincare solutions and products from the inside out and operates with the joy of doing good always top of mind.


They invest globally in communities that support their supply chain, helping to safeguard access to clean water, support women’s and children’s empowerment and promote health, safety and biodiversity. Packaging is recyclable curbside or through TerraCycle and there is an average of 52% post-recycled (PCR) content in all their plastics. They avoid over-packaging, limit mixed materials and use innovative recycled materials where possible, with our lip balm labels extending just enough to prevent tampering which means they avoid 2,896km’s of plastic shrink wrap annually.

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By Emma Crameri Emma Crameri has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Lifestyle Writer

Emma Crameri is a regular contributor for The Carousel and Women Love Tech. She is also the editor of the Brisbane-based food and lifestyle website Brisbanista.



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