“A lipstick that loves back“
The green beauty cult favorite Burt’s Bee is known for their natural and innovative products, focused around the idea of beeswax in cosmetic products. This past month, the Allure Beauty Box distributed a Burt’s Bees lipstick as one of their products (the lipstick holds an Allure Best of Beauty award). After one use I was instantly hooked and wanted to explore the ingredients and product claims with you all! I’ve been a huge fan of their lip balms, cuticle cream, and skin care for years, so I’m very excited to try another product by this company.
According to Burt’s Bees website, moringa oil and raspberry seed oil are the featured ingredients in this line of lipsticks.
A study from Advances in Dermatology and Allergology examined the efficacy of a lotion containing Moringa oleifera (Moringa oil) leaf extract on skin appearance/aging signs. After a clinical trial of 11 participants, researchers found decent results from the ingredient with skin roughness, hydration, and surface elevation levels. Being a naturally derived ingredient there are a lot of great compounds found in the oil. Using moringa oil in this lipstick is most likely to obtain a good rich texture and keep the lips hydrated.
Raspberry seed oil has the reputation on many beauty and lifestyle blogs to be a “natural sunscreen alternative”. While this does not carry enough evidence to completely replace your sunscreens, it is a great source of antioxidants and vitamins. I personally believe this ingredient is “featured” because it is attention grabbing. However, I do believe that the raspberry oil adds a nice light scent to the lipstick.
diheptyl succinate, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer, cera alba [beeswax], candelilla cera [euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax], helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, behenyl alcohol, oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides, C12-18 acid triglyceride, lanolin, hydrogenated vegetable oil, cera carnauba [copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax], moringa oleifera seed oil, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, sorbitan tristearate, glyceryl caprylate, aroma [flavor], tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil, lauroyl lysine, citric acid, linalool. May contain [+/-]: mica, CI 77891 [titanium dioxide], CI 75470 [carmine], CI 77491•CI 77492 •CI 77499 [iron oxides]
The website has a list of claims that I wanted to explore a bit more to see how true they really hold (at least in my opinion).
- 8-hour moisture
- 100% natural
- 18 versatile shades deliver luscious, bold color
- Smooth, satin finish
- Doesn’t dry out lips
- Helps to hydrate and moisture lips leaving them feeling soft and smooth
- Features naturally moisturizing ingredients such as Beeswax, Moringa Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, and Vitamin E
While some of these claims can be seen straight from the ingredient list. Companies often times use specific language to market certain characteristics, so it’s important to read between the lines with claims. I wanted to explore the claims listed above in pink. So I wore the “Blush Basin” lipstick for one day to see how the claims held up to my use.
my buzz about this product
The results are in! My 8-hour test of the Burt’s Bees lipstick stood up decently well to their claims, but I’m still very into this product. I applied the lipstick around 9 am, after drinking tea and consuming a lunch (PB&J ftw), I reapplied around 2 pm. So I made it 5 hours before my lips started to become too dry to my liking, which I was pleasantly surprised with. The color lasted amazingly well through the entire day and the shine lasted for the first 2ish hours. Overall I’m super happy with this lipstick! Not only is it a great natural and cheap option, but the color was subtle enough to wear casually during the day, and it kept my lips soft and hydrated for a significant amount of time. Highly recommend.
This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
Have you tried the Burt’s Bees lipstick? Let me know with any comments or questions below, I’d love to hear!