Bee-autiful (Burts Bees Haul)

Regular readers of my blog will know that Burts Bees is my favourite brand of lip products, so I recently decided it was time I branched out and tried some other items from them. I’m really glad I did as this order arrived when I was ill and really needed a beauty pick-me-up!

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This order also contained some existing favourites (click on the product name to see my existing reviews of them); the Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub £12.99 for 225g and the Tinted Lip Balm £5.99 in Pink Blossom.

Like most girls, I enjoy a lovely relaxing bath, but prefer bath salts and oils to the traditional bubbles – I find they leave my skin feeling so much nicer. So I was instantly tempted by the Lemon & Vitamin E Body & Bath Oil £9.99 for 115ml. I wasn’t sure when I ordered it about the lemon scent – it seemed an unusual choice. In actual fact, I really love the smell of it and it is more relaxing than I expected. A small annoyance is that the instructions recommend using ’15-20 ml’ but there is no measure provided with the product. It would be more useful to have the recommended amount described in capfuls (I use 1-2 capfuls per bath). It seems a small bottle but a little does go a long way and it really is sooooo beautiful for your skin. I don’t even need to moisturise after, just pat my skin dry carefully. I wish it came in more scents so I could have a variety to choose from come bath time – Burts Bees, get working on it!

Next up was a new body lotion. I like an intensive body lotion so I picked the most moisturising one Burts Bees had to offer, the Ultimate Care Body Lotion £12.99 for 170g. Although I love nicely scented products, it is helpful to have a moisturiser that isn’t heavily scented and won’t interfere with your perfume on a night out – this product has no added fragrance although it does have a very mild smell. It’s a good all-rounder; non-greasy, absorbs well and you can feel the moisturising effects of the Baobab oil hours later. I also like that the tube is really easy to use with damp, slippery hands!

Although I’ve previously reviewed the Burts Bees tinted lip balm, I haven’t reviewed their non-coloured lip balm so I ordered the Wild Cherry Moisturising Lip Balm £3.99. It is just as awesome as I expect a Burts Bees lip product to be – really moisturising, non-greasy and lasts for ages on the lips. The smell is gorgeous and I think it is outstanding value for under a fiver too. If you don’t have one of these already then get trying, there is a huge range of flavours available so you’re bound to find one you love. I have a Burts Bees lip product in every single bag and coat I own. Another plea to Burts Bees – please bring out a coral colour Lip Crayon for summer, and maybe some nude shades too 🙂

The next product is my least favourite. It is the Almond & Milk Hand Cream £10.99 for 57g. Although this product does what it says and is good at moisturising very dry skin I found it didn’t absorb in to the skin very well and left my hands feeling quite greasy. As a result I ended up using the product on my elbows and knees instead of my hands. The marzipan smell is quite divisive – I like it but some of my friends hate it. It’s also quite a small pot for the price. The other thing I didn’t like about this product is that unlike virtually all other Burts Bees products it does not have a security seal, which meant I got home after buying it to find out someone else had already used it – never good.

I much preferred the other hand cream I ordered, the Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Cream £10.99 for 74g. This lotion is good for every day use, for slightly dry rather than extremely dry skin. It absorbs straight away and is non-greasy. It has a pleasant mild honey scent and a little goes a long way so it is really good value.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Anti-Blemish Purifying Daily Cleanser £11.49 for 145ml as the website doesn’t really describe the texture, but the reviews were so good I had to give it a try. It has the texture of an oil but foams slightly when massaged into the skin, so I lather it up and rinse with warm water. I use it as my morning cleanser as it is not recommended for use on the eye area. The product gives a really thorough-feeling cleanse without leaving the skin feeling stripped and within a week I noticed how much it had reduced breakouts and reduced the redness in older blemishes. You only need to use the tiniest drop of this so it will last for ages. Along with the bath oil, this is joint favourite of all the new products I tried and I can see it becoming a staple in my bathroom.

Having tried more of Burts Bees, I genuinely believe it is one of the best value natural brands on the market, with most of the products I tried priced at around a tenner each. Burts Bees is available in John Lewis and is also easy to order online. It is worth signing up to the mailing list as they regularly have offers on where you can save quite a bit of money. Although the lip products remain the stand-out products of the brand, the body exfoliator, cleanser and bath oil are also excellent.

Let me know if you’re a Burts Bees fan and which products you recommend.

Beauty Geek x

 

 

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