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A BURT'S BEES REVIEW: FEELIN' BUZZED WITH BURT'S BEES SKINCARE PRODUCTS!



Hi all,

I hope you're all having a great and relaxing weekend.

This weekend I finally got the time to immerse myself into the Burt's Bees new and exciting range. They're a natural and simple brand offering products that nourish, moisturise and also pamper your skin. Their product packaging is so simple that you can easily distinguish the Burt's Bees range from department stores, chemists or through the good old online Burt's Bees store. http://www.burtsbees.com.au/
Here's a fun Burt's Bees fact: The company is an American personal care products subsidary of Clorox that describes itself as 'Earth friendly' natural personal care company specializing products made for product care, health, beauty and personal hygiene. 
For the products that I'll be discussing in this review are: 
  • Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Cream (With royal jelly) 
  • Burt's Bees Sensitive Night Cream 
  • Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm 
  • Burt's Bees Refreshing Lip Balm (With pink grapefruit)
  • Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lip Gloss (251 Evening Glow) 
  • Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion 



Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Cream
Fact. 134 nutrients present in just one little drop. Royal jelly present thanks to the bees. 17 Amino acids, Vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, C and E present including Biotin, Niacin and Folic acid. These are all amazing, natural and beneficial essentials which all improve your skin's complexion and healthiness. 
From using the eye cream during evenings, every night just before bed I'll use a small amount around the dark circle areas of my eyes. What I found is that the skin around my eye area was smoothed and softened out. I constantly wear sunglasses/reading glasses and sometimes it makes my eyes feel so tired that I start to get eyebags and fine wrinkles around my eye area. I've found that this product assisted in tightening the skin around my eye area. It doesn't entirely remove your dark circles and I felt that it was in fact, working to repair my skin's elasticity and restore moisture back to my delicate skin area. 

The packaging is super simple, as from the image above you can see that it's a little jar where you just twist to open and close the product. At 14g for the weight of the product, this is standard size for an eye cream. It's presented in a nice and simple glass container. Overall, for Burt's Bees to approach their product in a simple manner, I quite liked the look of it which reminded me of a medicinal jar. There may be some that prefer a fancier container, but what really matters the most when it comes to products is really, the product itself! 

The product smelt sweet and very light and also didn't consist of any harsh or strong smell.This is an ideal quality for an eye cream because there are many out there with really strong smelling creams. The product had a thick consistency to it - more of a cream and a gel in between. The cream will not fully absorb on your skin so I don't recommend wearing makeup over it until you wait at least half an hour. The eye cream is mainly worn on your skin after shower in the evenings. So once you have the product on your eye area, just let the product seep into your skin while you sleep. This works better and the next morning you'll find your skin looking more radiant and moisturised around the eye areas. 

I am very satisfied with this near natural eye cream because it works to enhance your skin's radiance and over time I've found many tiny wrinkles around the eye area. By applying this onto the eye areas every night, it just felt moisturised the day for me. In the long run, this will keep the skin around my eyes to be super nourished and radiant. When applied on skin,it will simply absorb royal jelly adding to the many health and skin benefits of looking younger as an example. 

POSITIVES: 
  • Makes skin looking radiant and smooth. 
  • The skin around the eye area feels super moisturised.
  • Vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, C and E present 
  • Royal jelly to improve skin complexion.
  • Natural product which can benefit the skin. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch.
BEAUTY TIPS: 
  • Add a few dots to the eye area and blend thoroughly.
WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • Burt's Bees online store RRP $34.95 AUD  http://www.burtsbees.com.au/
  • Department stores such as Myers, David Jones. 
  • Selected chemists such as Priceline.
Overall I would give this eye cream a 4/5 stars! 



Burt's Bees Sensitive Night Cream

What's inside? This product features Cotton Extract as one of its featured ingredient. The softening cotton extract works to replenish skin (especially the outer layer) whilst also minimizing the effects of potential irritants that we are faced with everyday such as any harsh soaps or cleansers. It contains Rice extract which acts to moisturise and also Aloe for soothing purposes. Also it's 99.0% natural (just to be exact) 

By using this product during the night, it made my skin feel less irritated and red. This is such a gentle night cream I've ever used compared to other drugstore branded night creams out there in the market. I've noticed that I don't get much redness from applying this onto my skin every night and this is highlight for me. In terms of moisture wise it certainly gave me more of a boost to my skin by not making it dry or so. 

My skin looked always moisturised and firm. When it comes to night creams, it's good to test many types to see what your skin is suitable for. Some can be too harsh and some may be the perfect one for your skin. Knowing that this night cream comes with cotton extract, the various ingredients present in the cream makes it more comfortable for me to keep applying this onto my skin. I am aware of what's inside the cream and very satisfied with how gentle this can be on skin for me. I found that I do not require much cream to apply onto my skin every night, all I need are a few dots on my face and neck for an even spread. 

This a fragrance free cream and there is no harsh smell to it at all. It's quite a pleasant smell which reminds me of Aloe Vera and honey. The product is presented in the same jar like the eye cream but only slightly bigger this time. It comes in a 50g jar which looks quite durable and not cheap looking at all. 

Overall I have found that the elasticity and tone of my skin has greatly improved. I don't see any visible dry flakes on my face as I normally would. To keep on maintaining a moisturized look, be sure to use this every evening after cleansing your face. It's simple to always to remember to use the night cream because you want to always care for your complexion and stay looking young as long as you can! 

In the long run I look to maintain this night cream along with their eye cream range to continue saving my skin from ageing effects. Prevention is always key to having good and healthy looking skin. It's one of my biggest fears right now but thanks to discovering an awesome night cream which is nearly 100% natural, this is definitely a must buy product if you need a cream that will give you younger looking skin. 

POSITIVES:
  • Cotton extract is one the main ingredients which works to replenish skin. 
  • 99.0% natural product. 
  • Contains rice extract for super moisturising benefits. 
  • Aloe very for soothing purposes. 
  • Less redness and irritation. 
NEGATIVES: 
  • Zilch. 
 WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • Burt's Bees online store RRP $23.95 AUD *Now on Sale*   http://www.burtsbees.com.au/
  • Department stores such as Myers, David Jones. 
  • Selected chemists such as Priceline.

Overall I would give this eye cream a 5/5 stars! 



Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm (In red Dahlia)

100% natural formula. Provides sheer, weightless finish to lips. Contains botanical flower waxes, ylang ylang, shea butter, Vitamin E, jasmine and beeswax which assists your lips to make them feel smooth and very hydrated. 
 *Swatch of Red Dahlia. Photo credit: Burt's Bees.*
The lip balm really added feint reddish tint of colour to my lips. It looked and felt sheer and it was very lightweight when applied onto lips. You don't even feel like they're on you lips which makes this lightweight formula lip balm so incredible that it adds a tinge of colour to it. They go on very smooth, feel so moisturising and even look natural on lips.  It's the perfect tinted lip balm for a go-to-look and you don't even need much to create the colour tint to your lips. 


I felt the product to be very pigmented and the colour is quite noticeable. If you're in the market for simple sheer looking lips, then you're looking at the right product. The lip tint isn't long lasting so you would need to keep re-applying to give it the longer effect of moisturised lips. One thing I'd recommend you to do before using this lip balm is to ensure that you exfoliate your lips first because the product can seep into the cracks of your lips. That is normal for any lip application so just be sure to exfoliate your lips before applying it on. 

The packaging of this lip balm was quite 'groovy' and I found the outer cardboard like tube to be very environmentally friendly. Inside the tube, you shall find the lip balm. It twists easily when you need product so I think packaging wise there are no negatives when its comes to that. There's no fragrance coming from the product, it just smells of wax! 

Overall, it's a great simple lip balm and I would opt to go for more colours for a different look. I would rate this product a 4/5 stars! 

POSITIVES: 

  • Very light weight. 
  • Very pigmented. 
  • Sheer look.
  • Goes on smooth and feels very moisturising. 
  • Environmentally friendly.
  • Easy to twist to open and close. 
NEGATIVES: 
  • Not long lasting but you can just simply re-touch for added gloss. 
BEAUTY TIPS: 
  • Exfoliate lips before applying the lip gloss on with a good lip scrub. 
 WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • Burt's Bees online store RRP $7.00 AUD  http://www.burtsbees.com.au/
  • Department stores such as Myers, David Jones. 
  • Selected chemists such as Priceline. 



Burt's Bees Refreshing Lip Balm (With pink grapefruit)

Juicy lip balm made with tropical pink grapefruit seed oil, jammed pack full of much needed vitamins. If you want to refresh your lips with a touch of citrus flavour, you need to keep on reading...
Did you know that Pink Grapefruit Oil - uplifts, cleanses and clears where it's stimulating for the lymphatic system and toning to the skin.  

Hands down I love this lip balm that Burt's Bees has produced. Compared to the original Burt's Bees original lip balm - this is so much easier to push up and apply onto lips. What I have also found is that texture wise of the lip balm is that it is smooth and soft on lips. It's easy to apply and I am thankful there's a new product where I can easily apply it to my lips without any frustrations. 

I noticed that the lip balm really moisturises well and does not make me lip feel sticky or so. In terms of long lasting, It lasts for a few hours for it to stay on until you'll find the need to re-apply with some more. It leaves my lips looking smooth and soft and I don't have to worry about carrying a jar of Vaseline in my bag. This lip balm is so easy to carry around where you can easily pop into your wallet and not worry about getting dry lips. 

The grapefruit smell is so fragrant in a good way that I just want to keep on re-applying all the time! When it comes to the benefits and many uses of the lip balm, you can actually use it as an alternative lip primer because it acts as good moisturising base for your lips. I will always continue to keep more of Burt's Bees lippies in my bag because they're easily identifiable and the benefits of using them are really beneficial for your lips. 

The packaging is so cute with a pink lid. My favourite colour is pink already it had my bonus brownie points. The It's a twist opening and closing lip balm which makes it easier to apply on lips when on the go without being messy. 

Overall this lippie has certainly earned itself a top spot at a full 5/5 stars! 

POSITIVES: 
  • Balm is made with Grapefruit seed oil which uplifts and cleanses your lips. 
  • Smooth for your lips. 
  • Very moisturising. 
  • Easy to carry around. 
  • Smells very nice and fruity. 
  • Can be used as an alternative lip primer. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch. 
BEAUTY TIPS: 
  • Be sure to keep your lips moisturised from the cold weather by re-applying several times a day. 
 WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • Burt's Bees online store RRP $6.95 AUD  http://www.burtsbees.com.au/
  • Department stores such as Myers, David Jones. 
  • Selected chemists such as Priceline.



Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lip Gloss (251 Evening Glow)



What makes their lip gloss so fascinating is that it has rich and pearly colour to its lip gloss range. It leaves your lips feeling soft, shiny and of course 100% naturally beautiful.
Delivers with high impact shine.
Comes with nourishing oils.
Promotes healthy and beautiful looking skin.


The Burt's Bees Natural Lip gloss in Evening Glow is a sheer, warm-toned medium red colour with bits and pieces of shimmery gold. The lip gloss made my lips look quite glossy and gave a watery sheer it. The best thing about this lip gloss is that it helps to promote healthier looking lips due to its sheer consistency. 

The packaging of the this lip balm was sturdy and durable. The lid has a beehive pattern which acts as the lid's grip to open and close the lip gloss tube. It comes with a doe foot applicator for the brush so so applying the product onto lips comes without any hassles. It's super easy to use and overall I found no flaws with this gloss. 

There was no fragrance to the lip gloss and the consistency of the gloss is quite thick which can last around for a few hours before application. 

Lastly, this is a rich and pearly colour for a lip gloss and I definitely see myself continue to purchase many different colours as the lasting effect is amazing and I am very satisfied with the results. 

POSITIVES: 
  • Sheer, warm toned. 
  • Has a shimmery gold to it. 
  • Makes lips feel glossy. 
  • Promotes healthier looking lips. 
  • Packaging is very durable. 
  • Application comes with ease. 
  • Richly pigmented with a pearly tinge to the colour. 
  • High impact shine. 
  • Comes with nourishing oils. 
  • Leaves lips looking soft and smooth. 
NEGATIVES:
  • Zilch.
BEAUTY TIPS: 
  • Exfoliate lips first by using a good lip scrub. 
 WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • Burt's Bees online store RRP $16.95 AUD  http://www.burtsbees.com.au/
  • Department stores such as Myers, David Jones. 
  • Selected chemists such as Priceline.




Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion 

Very creamy lotion providing a triple treat against dryness and overworked feet. 100% natural - Consists of a botanical blend of oils and extracts made from witch hazel, tea tree, parsley, sodium bicarbonate which all assists your feet in neutralising foot odour. Sunflower oil and beeswax assists to maintain moisture levels to the skin. 

Last but not least for the final product that I have tested out and eager to tell you more about the foot lotion! This environmentally friendly tube contains about 26% of post consumer recycled plastic which means it can be recycled AGAIN! It's quite thin for a tube but for it be environmentally friendly, I am totally supporting that idea.

To apply the foot lotion, I would apply daily to the tops and soles of my feet where they are most sore. I would say this is not a moisturising cream but instead, it's a lotion it helps to soothe your feet by softening the skin and soothing out any sore areas of the feet. It's the peppermint that gives of a tingly feeling and smell that works to soothe any sore areas of your feet. My feet felt so refreshed after applying the lotion and it felt like a good foot pampering session. This was my first time testing the foot lotion out and I am occasionally testing out body lotions, but foot lotions are definitely a first for me. 

I am relieved this foot lotion can assist my tired and sore feet in providing the ultimate freshness to my feet. The fact that it is made out of 100% natural ingredients makes it so environmentally friendly for the product itself and free from any harsh chemicals that may give you negative health benefits. My feet felt so re-hydrated and revitalized and I am glad that this product does wonders to it. I still get my occasional foot massage, but I think using this foot lotion can be a great alternative when I am at home and wanting an instant relief to my feet. I didn't need to squeeze a huge amount of product to massage my feet, but instead you just need a small amount.

In the long run, this foot lotion is a wonderful piece of pampering cream to add to your collection for your skin care regime. Whether it's a foot pedicure or massage, just remember to apply a little on your toes and soles for fast relief of foot soreness. 

I would give this product a 4.1/5 stars overall! 

POSITIVES: 
  • 100% natural. 
  • Contains a botanical blend of natural oils and extracts made from witch hazel, tea tree, parsley which all act to neutralise food odour. 
  • Sunflower oil and beeswax all help moisture levels to their skin.
  • Environmentally friendly. 
  • Very moisturising cream. 
  • Helps soothe your feet.
  • A little goes a long way. 
NEGATIVES: 
  • Zilch.
BEAUTY TIPS:
  • For fast relief of soothing feet, apply a little to your toes and soles. 
 WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • Burt's Bees online store RRP $24.95 AUD  http://www.burtsbees.com.au/
  • Department stores such as Myers, David Jones. 
  • Selected chemists such as Priceline, Chemistwarehouse. 
So that is my take on the latest new products from Burt's Bees. They're amazing organic and natural products where I definitely see myself using more of it in the long run. 

Happy reading!

Peace and love,
Livia 
xox



Thank you BURTS BEES for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support. 

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