Burt's Bees Lip Balm: New Acai Berry and Mango Butter Flavours!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm a huge fan of Burt's Bees. I used their Radiance Eye Creme, and I'm a huge, huge, huge (and did I say huge?) fan of their Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. So of course when I got wind that they were launching two new yummy flavours of lipbalm in early September, I just had to check it out!

The two new flavous are the Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter, and the Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Acai Berry. The difference between the two is that the Mango Butter lip balm is supposed to be more emollient and moisturizing, and the Acai Berry one is supposed to leave lips feeling soft and rejuvenated.

Burts Bees Acai Mango

These come in the usual Burt's Bees packaging - you get the usual 4.25g of product in each tube. The Mango Butter lipbalm has a yellow cap, while the Acai Berry one has a purple cap. Part of the reason why I really like these is because of the simple but effective packaging - they come with a hygienic seal, the caps are sturdy enough that they don't come off the tubes in your bag, and the swivel up tube makes it handy for application on the go without getting your fingers dirty. Much better than potted balms, or those skinny tubes with tiny lids that crack easily or fall off.

The balms themselves are clear and colourless. They go on transparent, and don't leave a weird white film on your lips like some balms do. These also have a REALLY nice smell! I love the fruity scent - the mango one has a tropical mango smell, and the acai berry one has a sweet berry scent. The scent of the mango one is a bit less strong and sweet, so for people who have issues with scent and are deciding between the two, the mango one might be better. Both of these are definitely scented though, and you can still smell them after the initial application, but not after some time has elapsed. But I actually like the fruity scent, and it didn't irritate either my nose or my sensitive lips.

Burts Bees Acai Mango Lipbalm

Okay, so the Burt's Bees balms score on packaging, and scent. How about actual performance? I'm glad to say I wasn't disappointed. I have sensitive lips, and many balms I've tried before I disliked. Some balms, like the Korres lip butters, had a weird plastic-like feel and just sat on top of my lips without actually moisturizing them. Others just felt waxy, but not moisturizing. And some of them, like Carmex, had this weird minty tingling feel that made my lips feel like they were burning!

Fortunately the Burt's Bees version is none of this thing. No weird menthol-stinging sensation, and no weird plastic-feel that just sits on top of the lips. There is a slight waxy residue, but I'm glad to say that it's quite minimal, and most of the balm actually seems to sink into my lips as opposed to sitting on top of them. The top three ingredients for both the Acai Berry and the Mango Butter version are sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, and then beeswax in that order, so that wasn't a surprise.

These come out in early September, so if you are like me and feel like most lipbalms just sit on top of your lips instead of penetrating them, then these are worth looking out for, especially given the cheap price of £3.49. For the price, this is probably one of the better lipbalms you could buy, and I could definitely think of a lot of pricier balms that don't work as well.

(This product was provided to me for review. I am not affiliated with or compensated by the company. This review is my complete and honest opinion.)


  1. I have come across this brand at Sephora recently. Maybe I should check it out afterall :) Heard great things about the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream aswell..time to give it a try I guess!

  2. Interesting new lip balms. I'm a firm believer of their Honey lip balm. I use it every night and every morning and love it.

  3. I think I might try these as I once had a burt bee lipbalm come free with a room when I stayed in NYC. And I do love a fruit scent!! I might need to look into their other stuff too!! Thanks for reviewing!

  4. I adore mango, and mango butter. Sounds fantastic.

  5. The berry one is already out here in the states, but I'm not sure about the Mango butter. I'm going to have to look for it, as it sounds like something I would like. Thanks for the reviews! :-)

  6. I'm a fan of these too - they smell so Bonne Bell lipsmackerish, it reminds me of being a kid again! ;-)

    Best, Lisamarie

  7. Absolutely love that stuff especially in the winter months when everything in dry in Central Ohio.

  8. i like the lemon butter cuticle cream too. i'm glad they have new flavors out. gotta check out the mango butter

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  10. Ooh... I have always been disappointed by BB's lip products (not moisturizing enough and the pomegranate one sadly dried my lips even more), but maybe I'll have to give each of these a go. They sound delicious... :D

  11. i was so surprised how much i love BBs skincare after reading so many complaints. the acai berry sounds fab! but im afraid balms dont work so great for me. love the face wash and cuticle creams!

  12. The berry one is already out here in the states, but I'm not sure about the Mango butter. I'm going to have to look for it, as it sounds like something I would like. Thanks for the reviews! :-)


  13. I wonder what the taste of Acai Berry is!
    ~Pauline @Kallony

    1. @Pauline Reyes: The Acai Berry one has a sweet berry smell if I recall! I've used those balms up but I recall the Acai one had a genetically sweet berry smell :)


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