Snoozing away dry skin with Burt’s Bees

What it is: Burt’s Bees Beeswax Moisturising Night Cream

The basics: Okay, how cute is that little pot? I love the simplicity of this packaging, even though it is a pot. (My solution? A cosmetic spatula and a separate, smaller jar.) What’s really nifty about this product is that it literally melts into your skin — I had a dollop of this on my fingertips in my steamy-from-a-shower bathroom, and it turned to oil before my eyes! (I’m blamin’ the almond oil base.) Because of this, it spreads and soaks in like a dream.

The downside of this is that it smells quite strongly, and I just can’t get over it. Don’t let that put you off it completely, though; my friend adores the scent!

The moisture factor: I tried this out during the winter, and with my super-dry skin, my skin was always incredibly soft and hydrated when I woke up in the morning. Sure, it makes me shiny as heck, but it’s a night cream — that’s practically expected! Since then, I’ve moved it into my backup storage; with summer coming I know I won’t need this much moisture every night… and I want to make sure I have enough of it for next winter, because my skin needs this like I need chocolate.

The ingredients:

prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, water, beeswax, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, kaolin, citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, chondrus crispus (carrageenan) extract, fragrance, glucose, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, tocopherol, sodium borate

The verdict? I strongly recommend this, but not for everyone — if your skin is anything but very dry, I have a feeling you’ll hate how heavy this is. (Trust me, it is heavy!) However, if you’re at your wits’ end trying to find a super-moisturising (silicone free!) moisturiser for your dry skin (even if it’s not on your face,) this is definitely worth checking out.

Holy cripes. That paragraph had way too many bracketed tidbits.

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