Saturday, November 12, 2011

OTL: Burt's Bees Sensitive Skin Products



My skin isn't normally too sensitive to cleansing and moisturizing products but pregnancy hormones have thrown my entire body out of whack and I can definitely tell a difference in my skin. So I was excited at the opportunity to try out some of the Burt's Bees line of sensitive skin products.

I have used other Burt's Bees products in the past and really enjoy them. Some things that I really like about the company are:
  • No animal testing
  • Natural ingredients whenever possible and clearly labeled
  • Environmental friendly packaging and manufacturing processes
I was sent a full size bottle of the Burt's Bees Sensitive Skin Facial Cleanser to try and I love it! I think it actually removes makeup better than the facial cleanser I have been using and it left my skin feeling super clean and soft. You don't need to use a large amount either so the 6 oz package will last a while. The cleanser is fragrance-free but it does have a scent to it. I found that it smelled strongly at first but the scent faded quickly. The cleanser has a very slippery texture which took a little getting used to but it rinsed off very cleanly. I wonder if the slippery feeling comes from the Yucca or Quillaja, both plant ingredients that assist in cleansing the skin. I love that all of the products in the sensitive skin line are 99% natural, hypo-allergenic, dermatologist tested, and allergy tested.


I also received a full size bottle of the Burt's Bees Sensitive Skin Daily Moisturizing Cream. While I don't like the moisturizer quite as well as I like the cleanser, it is a good product. The main thing that I don't like about it is actually the container. I find it difficult to get the right amount out. If I use a full pump worth, it is too much but it is difficult to only press the pump part way down. The moisturizer has the same scent as the cleanser but again it fades quickly. To me the moisturizer feels a bit sticky when it is first applied but it leaves my skin feeling soft once it has a minute to soak in. The moisturizer contains rice extract for moisturizing and aloe for soothing along with the cotton extract which is in all of the products in the sensitive skin line. I do wish that Burt's Bees offered a version of this with the addition of sunscreen. I like having moisturizer and sunscreen in the same product so I am not adding layers of products to my face each day.

Other products in the sensitive skin line from Burt's Bees that I did not get to try are Burt's Bees Sensitive Skin Night Cream and Burt's Bees Sensitive Skin Eye Cream.

Overall, I was very pleased with the products in the Burt's Bees Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin line. I have always found Burt's Bees to offer high quality products at reasonable prices. Have you ever used Burt's Bees products? I'd love to hear about your favorites!

I received these products from BzzAgent.com and will receive MyPoints for my participation in the Burt's Bees campaign. All opinions and experiences related here are entirely my own. Specific product links within this post are affiliate links.


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