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Thursday, October 17, 2013


Burt's Bees Intense Hydration

I've mentioned both of these little family of products before. The Burt's Bees Intense Hydration products were sent for review purposes, but this isn't a review. For that, you may go here.

I've been using these products a few months, and I've recently come to terms with the war zone that my skin has become. I love the Mary Kay Clearproof system, don't get me wrong, it's just that the products can be so darn drying. Since doing my review, I purchased the full sized products from my mother-in-law. The more I use it, unfortunately, the dryer my skin becomes, so if I notice an increase in dryness, I switch to using the system once a day rather than two.

It's always scary to have a skin problem that you've never had before pop up. I really don't know much about dry skin. BUT it is working. It's doing the job, and that's what I wanted to focus on.

To combat the dryness in certain areas, I pulled out my Burt's Bees Intense Hydration duo and used that to combat it. They work together beautifully, and within a few days I noticed that my skin wasn't as dry as it had been. It just looks and feels healthier after using it.

Unfortunately this is a risk that someone takes when they use an acne regime, but I'm glad I was able to use them together.

If I need it, I first start with the Burt's Bees Cleanser, then follow up with the Mary Kay Clearproof system. Then, if I feel like i need more moisture I'll put the Burt's Bees lotion on as a final step. I don't always use the Burt's Bees. It's kind of on an as needed basis.

Includes products sent for review
(both Burt's Bees products)


  1. My mom sells Mary Kay and I've been trying to use their products my whole life. This one finally worked at clearing up my acne. I still get spots every once in a while, but I agree it is pretty drying. I don't use the moisturizer during the winter. I use the (I don't know what it's actually called, but your mother-in-law will know) super hydration oil-free moisturizer during the day, its in a purple jar. And I use the super hydration (non-oil free) at night its in a pink jar. It doesn't clog my pores and it keeps my face from peeling! Hope this helps!

  2. May I ask what made you stop using the moisturizer?

  3. It just doesn't seem to moisturize enough during the winter. During the summer it works great to keep my skin from getting oily in the heat.. but during the winter it just isn't enough..