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Nature knows best. This, more than anything, has been our guiding star since we made our first lip balm all those years ago. As we've grown, we've gotten better and better at choosing and fusing raw ingredients—from root and stem and bark and blossom—that work in harmony with your skin's natural chemistry.

Willow Bark

Willow Bark is a perfect example. It's a natural, gentler source of the salicylic acid found in many synthetic skin care products—in fact, "salicylic" comes from the Latin word salix, meaning "willow tree." Just as Willow Bark protects the willow tree, so does your skin—your body's largest organ—protect you. You get the same tingle and freshness of synthetic products with none of the burning, redness, or breakouts.

Beeswax is another natural solution to a common cosmetic problem: holding ingredients together. An excellent binder, Beeswax works with the same efficacy and flexibility of harsher synthetic formulations. It helps seal in moisture and keep skin conditioned. And, of course, it looks, feels and smells delicious.

Each of our products has been carefully formulated to sustain your skin's equilibrium of temperature, moisture, and nutrients. So when you buy Burt's Bees® products for their wonderful natural ingredients—from Clary Sage to Chamomile, Aloe to Pomegranate, Willow Bark to Beeswax—know you're not just getting a slice of nature at its best. You're getting science that works.

For more about our ingredients, take a look at our Natural Ingredients Guide and Ingredient Glossary.