Beeswax Not Petrolatum
Burt's Bees was founded using natural goodness that comes from the hive, like beeswax and honey. That's how we developed our world famous lip balm, and a host of other lip care products, with natural ingredients like beeswax, not synthetic ones, like petrolatum.
We use beeswax instead of petrolatum mainly because, quite simply, it works. Beeswax has been used since ancient times as a natural moisturizer. It's occlusive, which means that it seals and protects your lips, locking in moisture, naturally.