Burts Bees lip balm

Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm Review

Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm is another pick from my recent Burt’s Bees haul. I chose Sweet Orange because it’s a nice Summer to Fall transition balm.

Burts Bees lip balmThe Application

The first few applications went on smooth and creamy, but then the truth revealed itself. Unlike their classic honey lip balm, this one offers no tugging or pulling. However, things soon turned gritty. It came on gently at first, then it practically exploded with grit. And it isn’t just fine grit, it’s also random large chunks of grit! The grit might be acceptable if it was an exfoliating lip balm; alas, it isn’t.

Burt's Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm

The Scent

This sweet orange lip balm actually has a nice scent that matches its name. It really does smell like a fresh sweet orange. The scent smells rather natural compared to other lip balms. Although the title says “Flavor Crystals” there was no real discernible flavor. I detected a hint of sweetness, but most of it seemed to be an illusion brought on by the sweet scent. And the slight flavor I tasted disappeared almost instantly.

Burt's Bees Lip Balm
Arrow shows large crystal jutting out from its gritty surroundings.

The Nature of It

Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm seems to be one of the cleaner products they have. Although, it still doesn’t make the cut for me. It’s better than a vast majority of other cosmetics, but not enough for me to buy it again.

The All in All

It isn’t the worst lip balm, but there definitely are better ones on the market.


Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, beeswax, flavor*, citrus sinensis (orange) fruit extract, maltodextrin, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed wax, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, olea europaea (olive) oil unsaponifiables, glycine soja (soybean) oil, beta-carotene, behenyl olivate, glyceryl rosinate, hydrated silica, tocopherol, rebaudioside A, citral, limonene, linalool *natural flavor

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