I’m in the mood for a competition between lip balms that I bought from two different brands:
|Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm||KK Coco-Mint Beeswax Lip Balm|
Price: 3.59 USD
Reason for Purchase: I was at a craft show in Illinois with the fam, when I came across Kimberly’s Kupboard. A fan of holistic health, I bought her Elderberry Honey and received a free lip balm.
Price: 5.00 USD
Reason for Purchase: I usually buy this product because I want to have natural, daily moisture with the lipstain. To me, it’s a two-in-one great deal. So far, I have not been disappointed.
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Ingredients
Burt’s Bees has a wonderful list of ingredients:
- Shea Butter: It is known for its exceptional healing properties as well as being a natural moisturizer and lubricant. It is used to treat skin conditions, eczema, stretch marks, discoloration, itchy dry skin, insect bites, blemishes, wrinkles and more. Also a great source of tocopherol (Vitamin E).
- Beeswax (Cera Alba): It serves a duel purpose of hydrating and protecting while also serving as a vehicle for the cosmetic ingredients added to it (emulsion).
- Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil: Used as a strong emollient (moisturizer), repellent, and cleanser. It works very similar to olive oil.
- Olive (Olea) Fruit Oil: Oh look, olive oil. In terms of skin care it is an emollient (moisturizer), skin revitalizer, and cleanser. Olive oil is also beneficial towards healing and protection against the elements.
- Vegetable (Olus) Oil: Olus Oil is an expressed oil of vegetable origin consisting primarily of triglycerides of fatty acids.” This oil is classified as an emollient (moisturizer).
- Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Oil: It protects the skin from dryness by acting as a shield from water escaping (evaporation). It also has a large amount of Vitamin E, so the skin is also healed and protected by the vitamin.
- Lanolin: This is a common ingredient found in many cosmetic products. It usually comes from the “wool-grease” of animals such as sheep and lambs. The substance serves as a water-barrier and skin protector.
- Jasmine (Jasminum Officinale) Flower Wax: Jasmine in itself has a long list of benefits that will need to have its own time and space for. But essentially, it is a great emollient (moisturizer) and protector against environmental damage.
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Extract: Hydrating, and makes the mixture smell very nice.
Kimberly’s Kupboard Lip Balm Ingredients
Kimberly’s Kupboard has a very natural, soothing list of ingredients:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil: An emollient (moisturizer) and protector from the environment.
- Beeswax (Cera Alba): This wax seals natural moisture and serves as a humectant so that the water in the air is attracted to the lips.
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: Can be used as a moisturizer, repellent (cleanser) and humectant (but only short term).
- Raw Cocoa (Theobroma Cacao) Butter: The oil extracted from cocoa beans. It is a rich source of antioxidants and polyphenols (Source).
- Calendula Infused Oil: Calendula “has tonic, sudorific, emmenagogic, and antispasmodic properties, but it is mainly used for skin care and treatment. It has great anti-inflammatory and vulnerary action, making it helpful with stubborn wounds, acne, ulcers, bed sores, varicose veins, rashes, eczema, and related conditions. It addresses sore, inflamed, and itchy skin conditions” (Source).
- Peppermint Oil: This oil is great for soothing skin and promoting healthy blood flow. It is also psychologically stimulating and relaxing.
- Vitamin E: A great skin healer. This will cure up cracks in your lips and promote skin cell regeneration.
Pros and Cons
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm
When I use this balm, I expect it to last 8 hours like they say on the website, I expect it to hydrate me, I expect it to heal cracks in my lips, and I expect it to be safe. I also expect it to stick very well to my lips and keep them from harm in any environment.
Arbitrary Score: 7/10
Kimberly’s Cupboard Coco-Mint Lip Balm
When I got this free lip balm with my purchase, I expected it to be very waxy and provide a very strong film on my lips (I was in Illinois, not Texas, so I was prepared for severe cold). I also expected it to be soothing because of the peppermint. I thought it would last longer than the Burt’s Bees and that it would taste a bit like honey when I applied it.
Arbitrary Score: 8.5/10
Overall, I enjoy the two for different reasons. But the reigning champion at the moment is Kimberly’s Kupboard mainly due to the fact that her product is not as greasy and does provide the protection necessary, all the while smelling amazing. The true quality I look for in Burt’s Bees’ is the tint. If the tint was in Kimberly’s Kupboard Lip Balms I would switch completely over to hers. But for now I can use hers to place over lipstick instead. But for daily use, I will keep with Burt’s Bees and use Kimberly’s Kupboard at night for when I go out. That way using two products on my lips won’t be going out of my way.
I definitely recommend both products, but for the sake of this review, I name Kimberly’s Kupboard the winner.
And check out my Instagram feed to see about her Elderberry Honey!
All Ingredients from Both Brands
extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, extra virgin coconut oil, raw cocoa butter, calendula infused oil, peppermint oil, vitamin e
cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, olus (vegetable oil, huile vegetale), cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, candelilla cera (euphorbia cerifera wax, cire de candelilla), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, aroma (flavor)*, lanolin, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, cananga odorata flower wax, jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower wax, ammonium glycyrrhizinate, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza). May contain: alumina, CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 75470 (carmine), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (iron oxides). *natural flavor