Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin
I was given a free Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser and Burt's Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizer to try, in exchange for my honest feedback to the BzzAgent program.
I had really high expectations, but was afraid to switch from my current brand of skincare products, because my skin is so ridiculously sensitive you could just utter the word "pimple" and my skin would be all up in that house.
Here's my personal experience:
- The company itself is awesome... their grassroots story can be found here on their website.
- I love that they don't test on animals.
- The products are petrochemical, phthalate, and paraben-free.
- The products come with safety seals in place so you can be absolutely certain that no one has tampered with your Burt's Bees Cleanser or moisturizer. You even have to break of a tab on the moisturizer. (What can I say? It was impressive!)
- They truly seem to care about the environment, and using only the very minimal amount of "non-natural" ingredients when forced to, if no natural ingredients will maintain product stability on the shelf.
- The Sensitive Facial Cleanser and Daily Moisturizer are added-fragrance-free and 99% natural.
- I had no increased irritation or dryness, but did have other issues (see below).
- I got to try the products for free.
- Despite the product testament of hypo-allergenic, my skin responded badly to the product. In all fairness it could have been from only the Cleanser or only the Moisturizer, but I have been using both in conjunction in order to truly test the product line. I broke out around my nose and hairline after the first use of the product.
- Even though fragrance-free, the product ingredients (Cleanser = cotton extract, yucca, quillaja from soapbark) / (Moisturizer = cotton extract, rice extract, aloe) still carried a smell that put me off. The Cleanser was super thick, had an uninviting smell to my own nose, and never felt like it rinsed away fully.
- Despite being Dermatologist-tested and allergy-tested, my skin texture and general complexion has been worsening the longer I use the product. I expected an adjustment period when beginning skin care with a new brand, but my skin is to the point where I am breaking out all along my chin line and it is actually painful. So I have to stop using the Burt's Bees line of products.
That being said, I have to share my honest experience.
And, even THAT being said, I still think the company methodology, practice, principles, starting, ethics and mission are all admirable and worth investing in. While I won't continue with their sensitive skin care line for my face, I will be looking into their lip balms and body moisturizers, since I will surely tolerate products more easily on my lips and my legs (no relation).
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