Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut and Pear review, photos

Burt's Bees Coconut & Pear lip balm review

The product: Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut and Pear

Coming this month to Burt’s Bees is a new beeswax-based lip balm. During June–aka Pollinator Month–100% of the proceeds of this all-natural lip balm will go to Burt’s Bees’ WILD FOR BEES campaign, which celebrates its third year this month.

In partnership with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, this money will go toward expanding the WILD FOR BEES bee hotel initiative across Canada. The initiative hopes to have 100 bee hotels open across Canada by 2015, designed with bees in mind by SUSTAINABLE.TO Architecture + Building. These “bee hotels” will help provide the dwindling bee population with a safe space to rest in the summer (and hide in the winter).

Burt's Bees WILD FOR BEES bee hotels

The formula: The Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut and Pear formula feels light and slippery, and feels more hydrating than Burts’ other spinoff formulas right off the bat.

That said — for my super-dry lips, this formula just doesn’t cut it. It hydrates while it lasts, but I need to re-apply within 1-2 hours or my lips feel parched; however, if other drugstore or scented Burt’s Bees balms work for you, this one definitely will as well. (You’ll probably find it a little more hydrating than the others, even!)

Burt's Bees Hydrating lip balm review

The scent: Flavour-free, the coconut really predominates in this blend. If you take a close sniff, though, you can smell a bit of pear-y fruitiness in the undertones, which becomes much more apparent as the coconut scent fades. It’s a really lovely scent blend, especially for the summer!

The ingredients: (Which, might I add, I’m really impressed with.)

Sunflower Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Natural Flavor, Castor Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Lanolin, Pear Fruit Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopherol, Soybean Oil, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Canola Oil, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol.

Burt's Bees Hydrating Lip Balm Coconut & Pear review

The verdict?

Burt’s Bees may make tons of other products nowadays (their iconic cuticle butter and excellent peppermint foot cream come to mind), but I will always think they do lips best. This new Coconut & Pear lip balm is comfortable and hydrating, and though the hydration doesn’t last for me, I think it’ll be a big hit for most — especially with those who  like the tropical smell of coconut.

Availability: $3.59 USD/$4.89 CAD at,, and in stores at The Fairmont Store at the Fairmont Royal York this June. Launching July 2014 nationwide.

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  • MissMolotov

    This sounds great, I love coconut!! Thanks for the great review :)

  • Helena

    I feel so picky. I would love to try this for the pear but I dislike coconut! Too bad this is the only one which benefits bees :(

    • Definitely pass on this then, Helena! I'll let you know if I find any great pear-scented products in the future :)

      (If you have access to Upper Canada Soap, their Fruit Frappé Pear with Mangosteen scent is delicious!!)

      • Helena

        Thank you! Oh my gosh they have so many different products with that scent!! AND THEY'RE ON AMAZON!!!

  • beautyreflections2013

    YUMMMM. I love coconut! No butts, no nuts, no coconuts as Wreck-It Ralph says! :P
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  • Pear and Coconut…that's an interesting combination! Although, really, since the coconut overpowers the blend, this is definitely appealing to me. I haven't used a Burt's Bees balm in FOR-EVAH! I think the last one I used was Pomegranate, and it had a lovely, light pink tint to it. The scent and the ingredients list of this one makes me think its time to revisit that section of the drug store aisle. :)
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    • Hope you love it, Kalyn :) I'm really impressed with what went into (or, rather, what DIDN'T go into) this one!!

  • Lena L

    Bee hotels! It is rather a sad notion since it has come to that stage, but such a cute(!) and noble cause…
    I actually like the original Burt's Bees lip balm to wear under my lippy of the day. Anything slipperier would be a problem for the daytime use. On the other hand, I go to bed after thoroughly greasing my lips with Rosebud Salve. ;)
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    • Buzz buzz :)

      I haven't been wearing a lot of makeup recently, but that's a really good point — I'd think twice before trying to layer a lipstick over something like this. The result would just be SO slippery! :/

  • Leona

    I remember all throughout high school our buddies would rave about Burt's Bees and how it was "amazing" but I never understood the hype. It didn't do enough to moisturize my lips. I don't have insanely dry or cracked lips but they are definitely dehydrated and the average drug store lip balm won't cut it for me. Thanks for the review!

    • Hello! :p

      Yeah, I don't get the hype, either. I think Burt's do great products, but in terms of moisture, Bobbi Brown and Osmia (both in pot form) do far better! ;) You just can't settle for "okay" amount of moisture on the prairies, you know?

      • Leona

        Hey Rae ;)
        Definitely. Especially if you're wearing lipstick you really want to prep those lips well.
        I love their hand creams and a few other stuff, and the lip balms aren't TERRIBLE but just not great.

  • Die-hard burts bee fan here, definitely will be picking some up!
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    • Hope you love, Jas! Can I ask what your favourites from the line are?

      • I've always stuck to the honey or mint flavored ones. I found those two stay on for longer compared to the onere ones.
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        • I've always thought so, too!! Not crazy about the honey one, though — I spent the LONGEST time trying to find a honey-scented product that I liked, because I liked the idea of honey-scented things, but… turns out I just don't like the smell of honey >.<

  • kristen

    Burt's Bees lip products are usually too waxy for me and don't seem to get into the nitty gritty of hydrating my dry lips, but I like this product for the cause it stands for! I might buy it just for that! :)
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    • This one feels a lot heavier on the oils than the waxes, to be honest! It's much softer and more slick than their original beeswax balm ;)