Winter is approaching, meaning chapped, dry lips are back. Finding the right product to recover from season changes can be a daunting task, especially when the market is saturated with an overwhelming range of options. Burt’s Bees is a reliable and long-standing option for many—plus, it commits to sustainability wherever possible. We delve a little more into the brand and what to expect from the lip care range.
Burt’s Bees was founded by Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby in the early 1980s. Leaving behind their previous careers in photojournalism and the visual arts, respectively, the duo found freedom in the remote, pristine wilderness of Maine. Burt became the local “bee man” after finding a stray beehive and started selling the honey. Burt taught Roxanne about his bees, and she found a book of recipes which they used to turn their waxy bounty into things like candles (in 1984) and lip balm in 1991—and thus, Burt’s Bees was born.
Every product at Burt’s Bees is consciously crafted with ingredients from nature. The nutrient-rich ingredients enable a stronger, healthier skin barrier, with each product containing over 95% natural origin. Everything is free from phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). Animal testing is also absolutely not allowed.
Although Burt’s Bees supplies a vast selection of honey-infused products, including skincare, makeup, and hair care, to name a few, many tend to get what the brand is known best for—the lip care. Here are some of our recommendations.
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Lip Balm +ResQ (HKD$45.9 for Lip Balms, HKD$79 for Tinted Lip Balm)
The Honey Lip Balm is a cult favourite, loved by nature and perfectly sweet. This natural balm is a nourishing solution, made from golden Honey and Vitamin E, leaving lips soft and supple.
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Beeswax Lip Balm (HKD$45.9)
The original Beeswax Lip Balm is also considered the best. A long-time handbag companion, this must-have was crafted in Maine in 1991. Beeswax helps to condition skin and antioxidant Vitamin E moisturises it. The formula also contains peppermint oil for a refreshing tingle.
100% Natural Moisturising Lip Balm (Pack of 4) (HK$119.50)
Try a variety of super-moisturising lip balms, each infused with its own fruity flavour. The set at LookFantastic includes four specialities, including Beeswax Lip Balm, Cucumber Mint Lip Balm, Watermelon Lip Balm, and Sweet Mandarin Lip Balm.
Tinted Lip Balm (HKD$79)
Add a tint of colour to your moisturising routine with your chosen Tinted Lip Balm, spanning eight hues. Our favourites include Pink Blossom, Sweet Violet, and Daisy.
Available from Burt’s Bees HK