Thursday, December 15, 2005

Burt's Bees Lifeguard's Choice

I don't consider myself a lifeguard in the nautical sense, but I do partake in their chapstick.

Price: A bit pricey for a tube, but I was desperate and Bath & Body Works was the closest shop. I think it was right around $3.

Glide: When warm this glides like Nancy Kerrigan. But if left in my desk all day it can take a bit of time to get it going.


Flavor/ Smell:
The most enjoyable feature of this one is the peppermint smell. Not much of a taste, kinda waxy.

Appearance: Pretty cute.

--Apparently I got gypped on the price, this costs only $1.79 at vitacost.com

Anyway, I kinda feel good using Burt's Bees stuff cause it's natural. But some of their stuff just smells like a dirty hippy. All in all I give this chapstick 3 out of 5 tubes on our rating scale. If it had SPF it I might knock it up a point.

9 Comments:

Blogger SaySo said...

Hi there,

I love your blog, as I'm a newly self-proclaimed addict of lip balms. I wanted to let you know, though, that while this balm doesn't have technical "SPF" ingredients, it does have titanium dioxide. It's a refractive substance that protects from the sun, and it's also the cause for the white color of the balm itself.

So even if it isn't certified SPF-15, it does have an element that helps protect you from UV light.

Not sure if you knew that, but just giving you a heads up.

Keep up the blogging!

1:41 PM  
Blogger javajive said...

Thanks for the heads up, SaySo. You're right about the titanium dioxide. I'm not sure if it's as powerful as SPF, but it certainly is better than nothing.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently I got gypped on the price, this costs only $1.79 at vitacost.com

You didn't get "gypped" on the price, because if you'd gotten it online at vitacost.com, you'd still have to pay shipping!

I logged onto this site to see intelligent reviews, not kids whose IQs are equivalent to their age--first and last visit to this site. Good riddance.

2:18 PM  
Blogger scrappy said...

yeah!

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Jill - GlossyVeneer said...

I'm glad to see somebody mentioned the titanium dioxide in this. As I was reading the review I had to wonder why a product would be "Lifeguard's choice" and not include some kind of sunblock.

Just found the site and it's very interesting. I have lots more reading to do!

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad this stuff makes your lips white as snow! imagine my embarrassment when I hurried to buy this stuff and slapped it on my lips, sans mirror, to see how it worked. I looked like I was dying. maybe this stuff is only suitable for night-time application.

12:27 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

I'm a pretty avid beach-goer/surfer so I bought this stuff because a: i have pretty big lips that always seem to get sunburned and b: because i'm into the organic thing.

this chapstick is truly only made for sweaty days out in the sun... if you plan on using it regularly you'll cry due to white, waxy lips.

9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Titanium dioxide is better than those chemical sunscreens such as oxybenzone as theres health scare going round that it might be linked to cancer - something to with it releasing free radicals - pretty scary don't u think as we use lots as products with that chemical in it. Anyways professionals recommend minimising the amount of sunscreen we use n just cover up as they don't know what the effects of long term use of sunscreen are. But how can we protect our lips then? I'm trying to find a natural alternative maybe titanium dioxide will do the trick.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Maggie said...

"Apparently I got gypped on the price, this costs only $1.79 at vitacost.com

You didn't get "gypped" on the price, because if you'd gotten it online at vitacost.com, you'd still have to pay shipping!

I logged onto this site to see intelligent reviews, not kids whose IQs are equivalent to their age--first and last visit to this site. Good riddance."

God, what a jerk! This site is way smarter than most out there. Anyway, I just wanna say STAY AWAY FROM BURT'S BEES POMEGRANATE. The only words I can think of to describe the smell are nauseating and death. So, yeah, just saying.

5:49 PM  

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