Burt's Bees Menthol & Eucalyptus Medicated Lip Balm

Menthol & Eucalyptus Medicated Lip Balm
5.0
/ 10
Moisturizing
0.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
10.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Burt's Bees Menthol & Eucalyptus Medicated Lip Balm has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

It is purely occlusive. It has zero Humectancy (we didn't find any humectant ingredients on the ingredient list) and a maximum Occlusivity of 10 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 Burt's Bees Menthol & Eucalyptus Medicated Lip Balm is rich in antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant ingredients is that they are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
45
22
11
6
4
3
2
1.5
1
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0.3
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0.3
0.3
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0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 0.0 10 0.0
None
Occlusivity All occlusives 93.4 20 10.0
45.0
22.0
11.0
6.0
4.0
2.0
1.5
1.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.0
All humectants
0.0
None
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
93.4
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
45.0
Beeswax
22.0
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
11.0
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
6.0
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax
4.0
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
2.0
Lanolin
1.5
Canola Oil
1.0
Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax
0.3
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.0
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
45
22
11
6
4
2
1.5
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 93.4 20 10.0
All occlusives
93.4
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
45.0
Beeswax
22.0
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
11.0
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
6.0
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax
4.0
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
2.0
Lanolin
1.5
Canola Oil
1.0
Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax
0.3
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
None
All humectants 0.0 10 0.0
All humectants
0.0
None
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
11
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 12.2 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
12.2
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
11
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
0.3
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
0.3
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Est. %45
Function
Origin
A fatty oil expressed from sunflower seeds and one of the most commonly used oils in skincare. It has great emollient and occlusive moisturizing properties. Sunflower oil is one of the richest sources of vitamin E – an important skin antioxidant.
Beeswax
Est. %22
Function
Origin
A waxy substance made by bees while they are building their honeycombs. It is an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient with wound healing and antimicrobial properties similar to those of honey. Its bleached, purified form is called Cera alba.
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
Est. %11
Function
Origin
A fatty oil pressed from safflower seeds that is used as an occlusive moisturizer and emollient. It contains unusually high amounts of linoleic acid (up to 70%), as well as antioxidant compounds such as vitamin E, phytosterols, and phenolics.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A fatty oil extracted from the seeds of the castor bean plant with very unique fatty acid composition. It is used in skincare as an occlusive moisturizer and emollient that leaves the skin feeling soft and silky after application.
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A thick wax obtained from the stems of the Candelilla, or wax plant that is native to Mexico and the southern USA. Its stems are covered in wax to protect the plant from water loss. It is an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient.
Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil
Est. %3
Function
Origin
An essential oil extracted from the leaves of the Eucalyptus globulus, a tall, evergreen, Australian tree with waxy leaves. It mostly consists of cineole – which has potent antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A semi-solid, buttery fat extracted from the seeds of the Shea tree that is a wonderful occlusive and emollient ingredient mainly comprised of fatty acids. Shea butter contains a large amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Lanolin
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A yellow, waxy substance obtained from sheep wool. It is one of the best emollients and emulsifiers due to its unique composition, able to relieve dry skin and repair the lipid barrier.
Canola Oil
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Extracted from the seeds of the rapeseed plant, this emollient and occlusive oil is mainly comprised of fatty acids. It also offers antioxidants - lutein and the highest amount of phenolics among all vegetable oils.
Menthol
Est. %0.9
Function
Origin
A volatile compound isolated from peppermint oil. It causes a cooling sensation on the skin that can be very soothing. Menthol can also act as a topical painkiller. In more sensitive individuals, however, it may cause skin irritation or an allergy.
Citric Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A gently exfoliating AHA that helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. In comparison to other AHAs, citric acid has been shown to be one of the least effective. It is also very commonly used as a stabilizing and pH-controlling agent.
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An occlusive moisturizing oil expressed from soybeans. It does not leave an oily feeling on the skin due to its low content of saturated fatty acids. Glycine soja oil contains emollient fatty acids and a significant amount of antioxidants.
Linalool
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant, volatile compound naturally present in many essential oils. It has a pleasant scent and is often used in skincare products as a fragrance. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant and antioxidant essential tea tree oil praised for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Tea tree oil helps to treat acne, inflamed skin, and small wounds. It might, however, cause allergies and skin irritations.
Limonene
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of the most used fragrances in skincare products. It is produced from the peels of citrus fruits and has a fresh, pleasant, citrusy smell. People who are sensitive to citrus should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A soothing and astringent extract derived from the fragrant, spicy leaves of rosemary. It has strong antioxidant properties. Rosemary extract can reduce signs of inflammation and also acts as an emollient and antimicrobial agent.
Tocopherol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Simply another name for vitamin E. Tocopherol is a fantastic ingredient and especially beneficial for dry and inflamed skin. It has occlusive moisturizing, emollient, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties.
Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Obtained from the leaves of Carnauba wax palm, this occlusive, emollient, and film-forming wax is commonly used in lip products. It is comprised mainly of various wax esters and is one of the hardest and most resistant plant waxes.