When considering flavor, I consider pungency and aroma. When searching for a favorite lip balm, I, personally, am sold on the aromas.
When considering consistency, I strive to keep a healthy balance between wax and oils. Most lip balm fanatics know what they like, and many have said that they prefer LESS WAX, when it comes to what they put on their lips. You will find this lip balm to be lighter less waxy that some other lip balms. It glides on and is less invasive on the lips. And from my own personal experience, as well as the reviews of other customers, there isn't a need to constantly reapply the balm.
The Bees Knees is choc-full of oils (including coconut oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil), lanolin, essential oils (with healing and aromatic properties), beeswax, honey and propolis.
Here are some of the benefits of each ingredient in the Bees Knees beeswax lip balm:
coconut oil: It acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skins including dry skin. Coconut oil is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of skin. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems. Therefore coconut oil forms the basic ingredient of various body care products such as soaps, lotions, creams, etc., used for skin care.
jojoba oil: The oil is ideal for people who suffer from sensitive skin conditions. It helps soften the skin and when applied to your hair will increase its shine. It is also known to help reduce wrinkles. In addition, it helps promote the growth of new skin cells. It also possesses anti-bacterial qualities.
sweet almond oil: Sweet almond oil is obtained from the dried kernels of the almond tree. It is an excellent emollient, softening and soothing to the skin. It also helps to balance the loss and absorption of moisture, making it particularly effective for chapped and irritated skin, soothing it while nourishing and protecting. Since it is easily absorbed into the skin, it doesn't leave it feeling greasy or tacky. It is used to soften the skin and to promote a clear, young looking complexion. It is a greatly nourishing and protecting oil and is ideal for chapped and irritated skin.
vitamin E: because of its antioxidant activity, vitamin e is vital in protecting skin cells from ultra violet light, pollution, drugs, and other elements that produce cell damaging free radicals. Vitamin e lotions provide some benefit in preventing and treating sunburns.
lanolin: Lanolin is the natural oil found in sheep's wool. It helps protect the sheep from cold, wet weather by making the wool oily and water-repellent. Sheep are trimmed of their wool regularly, and when that wool is processed for making yarn, the lanolin is removed and saved for use in a variety of products, including skin and haircare products, where it acts as a strong moisturizer.