Burt's Bees - 100% Natural All-Weather Lip Balm, SPF15, 1 Count

Burt's Bees 100% Natural All-Weather Lip Balm, SPF15, 1 Count

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • beeswax
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • glycine soja oil
  • jojoba esters
  • limnanthes alba seed oil
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • tocopherol
  • zinc oxide
  • +7 more
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62 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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"Infused with Zinc Oxide, this natural broad spectrum SPF15 lip balm provides sunscreen benefits without the typical whitening appearance and leaves your lips richly moisturized and soft."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: beeswax, butyrospermum parkii butter.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (butyrospermum parkii butter, theobroma cacao seed butter). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
11%
Declared
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
23% - 35%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
6.1% - 9.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
4.9% - 7.4%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
3.6% - 5.4%
Helps stabilize emulsions and create a nice product texture
3% - 4.5%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
2.5% - 3.8%
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
2% - 3%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
1.7% - 2.5%
1.2% - 1.7%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.95% - 1.4%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.55% - 1.25%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.5% - 1.15%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.35% - 0.8%
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.15% - 0.55%

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