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Product summary

Judging from the ingredient list, "Burt's Bees - Lip Shimmer - Apricot" works well for improving skin hydration

Irritation risk

This lip sunscreen contains some common irritants, including those without a benefit for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of it to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails from 6.97CA$ up to 10.50CA$ in Canada, for 9.95A$ in Australia, at around 7.00$ in the United States and from 5.99£ up to 7.79£ in the United Kingdom.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Shea Butter and antioxidant-rich fruit oils moisturize, nourish, and soften lips naturally and lovingly. . Nourishes and moisturizes lips with vitamin E and beeswax ."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: beeswax, cera alba.

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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: lanolin

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
25% - 38%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
5.8% - 8.7%
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
3.5% - 5.3%
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
3.7% - 5.6%
3% - 4.4%
2.6% - 3.9%
1.8% - 2.7%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
1.2% - 1.8%
Sebum of wool-bearing animals (most commonly sheep). Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce the skin water loss. In rare cases could be an allergen. Not suitable for vegans
1.3% - 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
0.95% - 1.45%
Brazilian palm wax. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.45%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
0.55% - 1.25%
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
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
0.35% - 0.85%
An emollient. Can be helpful for restoring skin barrier function.
0.35% - 0.85%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin, including inflamed acne. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.7%
0.2% - 0.7%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
A plant oil that can help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function. It can clog pores if used in high concentrations.
0.15% - 0.65%
0.1% - 0.5%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.3% - 0.75%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.4%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.15% - 0.6%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.4%
Carmine. A colorant. Can be an allergen
0.1% - 0.35%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
0.15% - 0.6%
0.05% - 0.25%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.05% - 0.3%

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