Burt’s Bees Review

Coming atcha with a Burt’s Bees review today. I don’t think I’ve ever actually talked about the brand here. Silly, right? My husband has been a die-hard fan of the Burt’s Bees lip balm for as long as I can remember. There is always at least one in his car. I recently tried out 2 of their lip products plus their new cleansing oil so I thought I’d share if these Burt’s Bees products are the bee’s knees. I am the worst/best at puns. You’ll just have to get used to it.

I received the Burt’s Bees Strawberry Lip Balm via Style Hunters Network. I am really into Strawberry Perrier lately (actually drinking one as I write this)🍓so I was excited to try another strawberry product. I was disappointed to find that it does not smell like strawberry whatsoever. If anything, the scent is more akin to bubblegum, oddly enough?! I hoped it would still have the classic peppermint scent and feel that the original does, with the pleasant addition of strawberry, but again, a bummer. No peppermint, no strawberry, no dice.

It did feel nice on and moisturizes well. It seems to have a smoother texture than the original Burt’s Bees lip balm, which honestly, I would just stick with because the strawberry one doesn’t offer anything new. I’ve heard from others that the Pomegranate one is nice though. I don’t recommend it.

This Burt’s Bees Lipstick…now this I love. First of all, the honeycomb pattern on the tube is adorable. Second of all, it smells nice and third of all, and most importantly, the color ‘Suede Splash’ is the most beautiful drugstore nude lipstick for my skin tone. It’s not too brown of a nude but just enough. I really love everything about it. I definitely recommend it.

I snagged this baby size Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil on clearance at Target recently. My dry skin and I love oil cleansers so I’d been anxious to try this one out. Like most, you massage it into dry skin and then rinse. I like to rest a hot washcloth on my face after applying oil cleansers to break down makeup and then I wipe it away with said washcloth.

Ingredient Breakdown
I love that it contains coconut and argan oil as I’ve done well with those oils in the past. Coconut oil is moderately comedogenic so though I don’t like it as a moisturizer, I love it for breaking down makeup and wiping away. The Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil also contains an interesting oil called Abyssinian oil. This is derived from mustard seeds and is rich in skin-friendly omega fatty acids. It also contains sunflower seed oil and rosemary extract, both ingredients that I enjoy in skincare.

While this cleansed well, the scent was the first thing I noticed and my biggest complaint with it. It does contain fragrance, which is disappointing to see, and smell. I can’t describe what it smells like but it’s pretty offensive to my nose.

The full size retails for $15.00 for a 6 oz. container with pump. I think the value is great but the scent bothers me so much that I dread using it and wouldn’t repurchase. I don’t recommend it.

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