I didn’t know about Burt’s Bees before attending the media launch. However, after trying out the Lip Shimmer… I am hooked and I can’t wait to try more from this range. I can’t spoil the surprise and tell you exactly what will be available in South Africa because I simply don’t know yet.

When you use a Burt’s Bees product you are supporting a company that believes in sustainability

At Burt’s Bees they have made it their mission to source ingredients responsibly. They are members of several global responsible sourcing organizations, including Sedex, AIM-Progress, Global Shea Alliance, and the Natural Resources Stewardship Circle. When Burt’s Bees chooses a supplier they look at:


They investigate how far away the ingredient is, impacts to supplier community, and the nature of the local political climate.


They consider the quality of the ingredient and of our relationship with the supplier.


They factor in ingredient scarcity, grower capacity, whether they’re single-sourced, etc.


They evaluate potential environmental impacts including honeybee health.


They engage with individuals and surrounding communities in the supply chain to understand potential social impacts.

At Burt’s Bees they’ve also committed to a policy of sending zero waste to landfill. Each month their employees diligently volunteer to check over 200 recycling, composting and waste to energy bins ensuring everything is sorted properly. They’ve also outfitted their facilities with energy-efficient lighting, resource management software and efficient production equipment.

The product I’ve tried and loved… Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer

I loved my lips after using my (gifted) lip colour. The shea butter mixed with antioxidant-rich fruit oils definitely moisturises, nourishes and softens lips. The lippie is quite soft and I unfortunately have a toddler who smushed it already… but I’m still using it.

The colour lasted for about an hour with drinking coffee and water – and even after that my lips still had a deeper stained colour.

#gift #notsponsored


Susann is a travel, parenting, beauty and lifestyle blogger in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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