Review Time! Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Solutionsby , Posted March 25th 2012
Filed Under: Beauty | Reviews
Sensitive skin can sometimes feel like a curse! Just when you think you’ve got it under control, the redness and blotchiness comes back and you feel like you’ll never win. So what’s a girl to do? The key is to find the right products that work for your skin and unfortunately this only comes through trial and error which can lead to tons of money going down the drain. Luckily there’s a wide range of products that fit everyone’s budget. For years i’ve invested in more expensive drugstore brands to tame my sensitive skin, but recently as a Bzzagent i’ve been given the opportunity to try something new and affordable: Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Solutions line for sensitive skin. I was somewhat hesistant to abandon my existing routine for this new one, but seeing that it boasts being 99% natural what would I have to lose? I started off with the facial cleanser, which is a ’soap-free’ cream formula that feels thick and silky on your skin. It gently cleanses yet doesn’t foam, but does a decent job of taking off makeup. (If you’re wearing thick eye makeup you might have to use a cloth to get it all off.) I didn’t have any irritation and it was pleasantly odorless, so I give it a thumbs up! At $12.99 CAD, it’s affordable for sensitive skin guys and gals.
I also gave the ‘Sensitive Daily Moisturizer’ a try. All of the products in this line contain ‘cotton extract’ which I have never heard of as a facial product ingredient, but it claims to not only moisturize and soften skin, but even out skin tone. When I started using this product I noticed that the formula was thicker than my usual daily moisturizer and seemed to sit on my skin. My usual moisturizer is very thin and absorbs instantly into my skin, so this formula was completely different. Even after several minutes my skin felt greasy and my makeup didn’t seem to ‘stick’ as well. I was disappointed. Overall, I’m so devoted to my old sensitive skin moisturizer that I wouldn’t purchase this one. Priced at $24.99 CAD, it’s in the league of higher priced moisturizers where competition is fierce.
If you’re looking for an ‘almost’ completely natural skincare line for sensitive skin, consider trying Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Solutions. The line contains 4 different products, so use one or use them all, to help your skin be the best it can be!