Snoozing away dry skin with Burt’s Bees

Friday, April 9, 2010

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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5 Responses to “Snoozing away dry skin with Burt’s Bees”

  1. […] scent to be comforting (rather than overwhelming), though, and it does fade — unlike with some skincare culprits, you don’t have to worry about it hanging around all day! The heavy feel of German Nivea […]

  2. Jennifer, on May 28th, 2012 at 8:26 pm said:

    I have read that beeswax on your skin should be avoided for the same reasons as silicone. What are your thoughts on this?

  3. Jennifer, on May 29th, 2012 at 10:11 am said:… I read about it in this post. Since your skin reacts completely differently to the two, I suppose it's different for everyone. I have been trying to figure out what is causing my own acne lately. I'm 25, and for years my skin was clear. For a year I've had breakouts I've considered hormonal acne. Skin is so complicated though. I'm willing to try anything that could actually help. So now I'm considering giving up dairy, and I thought maybe silicone too might be a problem.

    Thank you for your help, and thanks for listening :)