Burt's Bees Intense HydrationFirst off, disclaimer time! I received both of these products for review consideration by a lovely PR company. All opinions are my own, you guys get the drill.
When I saw this pop up in my inbox, I was excited. I am not shy about my love affair towards this brand. But, I must put all that aside, in order to bring you an unbiased review.
In today's review, I will talk about the Cream Cleanser and the Day Lotion in the Intense Hydration line.
Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Cream CleanserThe first thing I want to talk about is the scent; clary sage. At first, I didn't like it. But, it grew on me. It's soothing, and light, and it doesn't linger too long.
The words 'Intense Hydration' is pretty scary, especially for someone like me, who has oily to combination skin. In reality, it's not that bad. It left my skin soft, and hydrated. Our pores need hydration, and even oily skin can use some. In other words hydration does not equal oil. I did not notice any excess oil on my skin after using this cleanser. On the packaging it says that it removes oil, so there you go. Explains why I had no issues.
Since it's a cream cleanser, it doesn't lather. There was no tightness on my skin after use, another plus. I find this cleanser easy to use, and if I want to clean my face randomly during the day (I do do this, sometimes), I'll reach for this. It's much easier on the skin than a cleanser that lathers, and irritates it less.
I don't think it's as good as removing makeup as I would like. It takes most of it off, but not all of it. That's not such a big deal for me, as I still like to use wipes before I put on a cleanser. But, for review purposes I did try to use the cleanser to remove my makeup, and then used a wipe to see if there was anything left. I do want to say that there was no dirt left on my skin after using this. I don't know if my face was dirty, but hey, it came off pretty clean.
- Hydrates the skin
- Leaves no residue
- Does not lather
- Does not clog pores
- Doesn't clean the skin of all makeup
- The scent may be too strong for some people
The Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser retails for $10 (.6oz/170g). Psst, as I'm writing this, it's on sale at Ulta for $8.49.
Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion
The Intense Hydration Day Lotion has the same scent as the cleanser; clary sage.
For the longest time I've been using my Boots Night Cream both at night, and during the day. I am so glad I found this day lotion. Just like with the cleanser, don't be scared by the 'Intense Hydration' claim. It did not leave my skin too oily by the end of the day, and it didn't feel as greasy as some other cleansers do.
It's lightweight, and didn't feel heavy, or thick, on my skin. Some lotions/creams linger around hours later, but this one doesn't.
A little goes a long way. When I say that I mean, whatever you do, don't push the pump all the way down. About half way is good. I accidentally pushed the pump all the way down, not thinking, and I was putting lotion on my shoulders, chest, the back of my neck, just so many places I don't normally put a face lotion. I smelled nice that day.
- Hydrates the skin all day long
- Not think on the skin
- Leaves the skin kind of greasy, but not enough that I'm a giant grease ball
- The scent may be too strong for some
Overall: Again, like the cream cleanser I recommend this for all skin type, but mainly those with dryer skin. However, I would be a bit careful if I had just oily skin. It may end up being a bit much for you guys.
Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion retails for $18, but you can find it at Target for $17.99. Hey, those pennies add up eventually!
Both of these products are 99% natural, cruelty free, and free of Parabens, Phthalates, or Petrochemicals.