Sunday, February 24, 2008

Honeybee Gardens: Strawberry Champagne

The motto of Honeybee Gardens is "We make products you can feel good about using". The company is, to put it mildly, quite adorable. It's president, Melissa Hertzler, writes a cute blog on the site and the company prides itself in making cruelty-free, all-natural cosmetics- everything from shampoo to nail polish.

I bought a tube the last time I was in Whole Foods, but you can also find them in other natural foods stores and of course online.

Price: $2.99 online. Sample pack of 4 available for $9.99.

Appearance: Standard sized, simple yet fun colors.

Glide: Easy like Sunday morning.

Flavor/Smell: The Strawberry Champagne is incredibly similar to Chapstick®'s strawberry tube, which I used to love. The smell, the taste...although Honeybee's is clear-colored unlike the alarming and artificial red of Chapstick®'s. Honeybee's is also a gentler version, much less aggressive on the strawberry flavor and sweetness. Can't say I know where the champagne comes in, though.

Other flavors are Tropical, Vanilla Pie and Orange Mimosa (perfect for brunch).

Lasting Power: Pretty darn good. At least a couple of hours indoors. Softens lips instantly.

Product Pluses/Minuses: I know I said it's like Chapstick's strawberry, but check out the ingredient comparison:

Chapstick Strawberry: [Active ingredients:] Padimate O, White Petrolatum (44%) (Skin Protectant) [Inactive Ingredients:] Arachadyl Propionate, Camphor, Cetyl Alcohol, D&C Red 6 Barium Lake, Fragrance, Isopropyl Lanolate, Isopropyl Myristate, Lanolin, Lemon Oil, Light Mineral Oil, Maltol, Methylparaben, Octyldodecanol, Phenyl Methicone, Propylparaben, Saccharin, Waxes

Honeybee Gardens Strawberry Champagne: Beeswax, coconut oil, jojoba, sweet almond oil, vitamin e, flavor

Which would you rather "ingest in small quantities throughout the day"?

Verdict: 4 out of 5 tubes. Solid performer.


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