Getting Natural With Burt's Bees

by - Monday, July 31, 2023

Burt's Bees has been a favourite brand of mine for quite a long time now. In recent years they're expanded their lines in skin care and cosmetics with a naturally sourced focus. I was fortunate enough to get sent some of their newer skin care products last summer and thought I would finally share my thoughts on them with you. The main focus on these products is hydration, which honestly is something I am constantly struggling with due to my dry and dehydrated skin. Let's take a look shall we.
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Hydrating Gentle Daily Face Cream Moisturizer
water, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, CI 77947 (zinc oxide), zea mays (corn) starch, gossypium herbaceum (cotton) flower extract, oryza sativa (rice) extract, beta vulgaris (beet) root extract, artemisia umbelliformis extract, euphrasia officinalis extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, jojoba esters, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, kaolin, lecithin, sucrose, fructose, glucose, inositol, citric acid, benzoic acid, trehalose, xanthan gum, glyceryl laurate, potassium sorbate, sucrose stearate, sucrose polystearate, sodium benzoate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, sodium PCA, alcohol denat., phenoxyethanol.
This is a revamp of a previous daily lotion, it now is 98.9% naturally derived, fragrance free and has ingredients like Rice Extracts and Aloe to calm and soothe sensitive skin. It even has the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

I personally have always had sensitive and reactive skin so this all sounded too good to be true, but the truth is it really has been a calming step in my morning routine. My skin generally reacts really will to rice extract products and aloe (I've never been without an aloe plant my whole life).

I usually use 1 to 1.5 pumps after applying a serum and it blends in easily without much hassle and leaves my face feeling hydrated. It has a nice texture, it isn't sticky and my skin seems to really like it. It is definitely a product I would pick up when I run out.
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cream Cleanser With Aloe
water, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, beeswax, sucrose stearate, cetearyl alcohol, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, gossypium herbaceum (cotton) flower extract, oryza sativa (rice) extract, beta vulgaris (beet) root extract, quillaja saponaria bark extract, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, yucca schidigera leaf/root/stem extract, artemisia umbelliformis extract, euphrasia officinalis extract, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, silica, sucrose, fructose, glucose, coco-glucoside, inositol maltodextrin, citric acid, benzoic acid, trehalose, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, CI 77947 (zinc oxide), alcohol denat., phenoxyethanol.
This is a creamy, non-foaming cleanser. It only takes a bit to clean your whole face, but it does a good job for a cream cleanser and it rinses well. I actually keep mine in the shower and use it in the mornings or after swimming. It makes for a great first cleanse in a two part cleansing program or when you are not wearing makeup. I generally wear waterproof makeup, and for that it isn't the best.

It has The Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance, is soap free and has ingredients like Cotton and Rice Extracts to moisturize and soothe skin.
Burt's Bees Hydrating Facial Cleanser Towelettes and Makeup Remover Wipes for All Skin Types with Watermelon
water, glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, phenoxyethanol, polyglyceryl-4 caprate, sodium benzoate, fragrance*, disodium cocoyl glutamate, citric acid, potassium sorbate, tocopherol, sodium cocoyl glutamate, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, geraniol, limonene *natural fragrance
These wipes are made with at least 60% repurposed cotton. I's leftover from making t-shirts, which I understand the scraps from textile cutting make up a huge part of fashion waste, but we just don't hear about it as much (picture all those scraps they cut off for every item being tossed). Beyond that, they contain Aloe, Watermelon seed extract, and sunflower seed oil.

I have been seriously curbing my use of wipes, but these ones sounded much more environmental but also like they would work really well, and they do! I mainly wear waterproof makeup and wipes usually don't do a great job of removing it, but these do a really good job. I've used them at work when I've needed to just take everything off (sometimes my makeup gets in my eyes and the only thing to do is take it all off). They are both really effective and convenient.
Burt's Bees 100% Natural Origin Squeezy Tinted Lip Balm
ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, vegetable oil, lanolin, beeswax, flavour*, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, glyceryl behenate, zea mays (corn) starch, tocopherol, rebaudioside A, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, alumina, limonene. May contain: titanium dioxide, carmine, iron oxides. *natural flavour. Formulated without Parabens, Phthalates, Petrolatum or SLS. Made in USA of global ingredients
This is a tinted lip balm, but in a tube, which honestly I have never seen before. It is 100% natural in origin and comes in a plastic squeeze tube that looks metallic. I have it in the shade/scent Summer Mellon. It squeezes out of a flat tube top (so you need to use your finger to apply) in a redy-pink tone. It smells just like melons. There are three other shade/scent choices and some have shimmer in the, but this one does not.

The balm is smooth and slippery on the lips. It stays put for a long time and the balm is actually quite pigmented while still letting your own lip shade shine through.
Burt's Bees 100% Natural Origin Moisturizing Lip Balm, Tropical Pineapple with Beeswax
Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, beeswax, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, flavour*, lanolin, ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, glycine, soja (soybean) oil, tocopherol, rebaudioside A, amyl cinnamal, limonene, linalool. *natural flavour
I think we all know Burt's Bees is known for its lip balms, it is their go to for a lot of people and there is a good reason, they are really good at what they do. This baby here is a new flavour, Pineapple. I love pineapples so I am all about that. It happens to also have Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Coconut Oil, it is hydrating and soothing for dry lips.
I have definitely been using this one a lot lately, the warmer weather gets me craving things like pineapple and coconut, and the scent/taste just brings that tropical feeling.
Burt's Bees 100% Natural Origin Advanced Relief Lip Balm with Beeswax and Antioxidant-Rich Elderberry Clear
Beeswax, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, mango butter dimer dilinoleyl esters/dimer dilinoleate copolymer, hydrogenated castor oil, flavour*, vegetable oil, crambe abyssinica seed oil, theobroma grandiflorum seed butter, lauryl laurate, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, sambucus nigra flower extract, sambucus nigra fruit extract, tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, polyglyceryl-10 diisostearate, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil, rebaudioside A, alumina, carmine, titanium dioxide, iron oxides. *Natural flavour. Formulated without Parabens, Phthalates, Petrolatum or SLS. Made in USA of global ingredients.
If you suffer from chronically dry chap lips (this is me all fall, winter and spring btw), This may be the lip balm for you. Loaded with antioxidants like Elderberry and hydrators like Jojoba Oil and Cocao Seed Butter, it is meant for lips that are in bad shape.
There is very little scent to this balm, so it isn't one of their tasty balms, but it is meant to be restorative for your lips. The formula is stiffer and a bit more waxy then some of the other, but it coats your lips real nice. I experience a minor amount of tingling, not menthol feeling or anything like that, just a mild feeling.
Burt's Bees The Luminizer Nourishing Highlighter, Star Light or Golden Hour
Aqua [water], dicaprylyl carbonate, mica, coco-caprylate/caprate, polyglyceryl-4 diisostearate/polyhydroxystearate/sebacate, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, lauroyl lysine, sodium chloride, nelumbo nucifera extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, tocopherol, ascorbic acid, hydrogenated castor oil, sodium phytate, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate
These are some stunning liquid highlighters or luminizers that are 98.8% natural in origin. They are loaded with good for you things like Green Tea Complex, Vitamins and Antioxidants.

These luminizers come in two shades, Golden Hour, a golden toned shade and Star Light, a pinky-silver shade. The tubes have a pointed tip so you don't squeeze too much out.
The formula is meant to be applied alone or with makeup as a highlighter or mixed with moisturizer as an all over luminator. I personally like to dab small amounts and use it as a highlighter.

Very little is needed to get a strong shimmery result, I very much like them and how they can boost your look with a pretty glow.
Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, mango butter dimer dilinoleyl esters/ dimer dilinoleate copolymer, cera alba [beeswax], glycerin, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed wax, polyhydroxystearic acid, stearyl behenate, polyglyceryl-6 polyhydroxystearate, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate, silica, aroma [flavour]*, polyglycerin-6, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil, ascorbyl palmitate, limonene, linalool, May contain [+/-]: CI 75470 [carmine], CI 77891 [titanium dioxide], CI 77491CI 77499CI 77492 [iron oxides] *arme naturel/natural flavour
These are tinted lip balms with mango butter and coconut oil and olive oil in them to help boost hydration the lips. They are light scented with a floral scent and are 100% natural in origin.
They come in slim plastic tubes that are made of 17% post consumed plastic.
There are four shades, I have three of them, Winning in Pink, Eat, Drink & Be Cherry and Wine Wednesday. 
Wine Wednesday is a dark pink-wine shade. 
Eat, Drink & Be Cherry is a deep pink-cherry red. Finally Winning in Pink is pretty much colourless on the skin but has a shimmer in it.
All of them pack more colour punch the more you apply but never get too deep. They give me Clinique Almost Lipstick vibes in the way they are coloured, look dark in the tube, but go on lighter and let your lips own shade still shine through. They glide on the lips and feel super slippery on. Absolutely fabulous product.

Overall, I am very impressed with these items. I love the skin care and would easily purchase any of those items once I run out. The lotion and cleanser have become a daily staples. The Gloss & Glows and Squeezy are fabulous to add a pop of colour while helping my lips stay their healthiest. The lip balks are great across the board. Finally the luminators are a great way to ad some glow to your skin. I really love them all and have really enjoyed using them on a regular bases.

Did you know Burt's Bees has a recycling program? It is true, Terracycle and Burt's Bees are working together to get all their packaging recycled. Just save up a bunch of their empties and fill out a form over here and you will get a prepaid shipping label to get the items sent off to be recycled. It includes pretty much all of their containers so it is a great way to help keep plastics out of the landfills and waterways.

You can pick up Burt's Bees products at your local drug store, mass retailer, grocery store or

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