New Burt's Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm, $3.29 at Walgreens
At first glance, Burt's Bees Flavor Crystal's lip balm should have been a winner. I mean what's not to like about an affordable lip balm offering the promise of hydration and a kick of flavor? As soon as I saw this lip balm in my local Walgreens, I thought to myself "oh this should be good", and quickly grabbed one in the Tropical Pineapple flavor. Sadly, I was completely wrong.
According to the Burt's Bees Website:
Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals lip balm has all the naturally moisturizing power of lip balm plus a burst of fruity goodness. Beeswax and Vitamin E condition skin for soft, smooth lips while crystals made of 100% real fruit juice pack a sweet punch.
This lip balm was a complete miss for me for several reasons. If you have a product and put the words Flavor Crystals in the name, then I expect some actual flavor. My hopes of having the taste of a juicy tropical pineapple were quickly dashed upon applying the balm on my lips. Lip Smackers lip balm pack more flavor/taste to the lips than this particular Burt Bee's Balm.
While we are talking about those "flavor crystals", it's important to note that they add a strange consistency to the balm. The balm doesn't glide across the lips. It kind of feels like a lip scrub that doesn't have enough sugar crystals to be effective.
As far as moisture and hydration, I found you have to really pack this balm on to feel any sense of hydration.
There are so many gems at the drugstore, sadly this product isn't one of them.