Without beauty bloggers recommendations, I wouldn’t have bought half the products that I’ve got in my make up bag. I often need that bit of a persuasive push when it comes to cosmetics and beauty products, I NEED to know that it’s worth spending money on. Recently, I’ve succumbed to the blogger hypes of Real Technique make-up brushes, Essie nail polishes, Liz Earle skin care range, various BB creams, and Revlon Lip Butters but one brand that I’ve always wanted to try but haven’t read much about is Burt’s Bees. I know it is a popular brand due to it’s natural ingredients but I was never too sure whether it was reliable – especially when there isn’t a specific counter that you can ask like a Clarins counter or a Dior one – but I haven’t heard anything bad about Burt’s Bees products, so no news is good news? With that in mind, I wanted to tell you about these products that I bought and I hope you find it useful.
I didn’t know whether to review everything at once but I’ve not had the chance to try it all – I’m still finishing up some old toner and exfoliator products – so I’ll review as I go along. This Burt’s Bee’s Orange Essence cleanser is 100% natural and it is a great alternative to the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, which some people have had a slight reaction to. It definitely smells much nicer with the citrus scent – it smells a lot like Sunny D or a Haliborange liquid Vitamin C! The consistency of this cleanser is like a soft gel which is really interesting because with most brands, it is usually a cleansing cream or foam. It doesn’t feel as light as a cream cleanser but it works in to the skin really well with a tiny bit of water. You massage it into your face and wipe off with a warm damp cloth. When I’m using it, I do think to myself that it’s one of the best cleansers I have used and it removes make up and dirt, leaving my skin feeling really soft, like it has really done it’s job of cleansing the surface with the orangey goodness – but I have to admit, that I’ve gone back to the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser purely because it removes away eye make up aswell as cleansing my face. I sometimes forget to keep the Burt’s Bees cleanser away from my eyes area but I’ve got in to the habit of rubbing cleanser around my eyes and they end up stinging quite bad! I use both products for a month now just to mix things up a bit because it feels that my skin can get too used to one product and start acting up! Stinging eyes aside, Burts Bees Orange Essence cleanser is really pleasant to use. It runs out quite quickly but I will be repurchasing! I bought mine from Boots and it retails at £10.99 for 4.34 oz (123g) but only larger stores stock them, however, it is available to buy on the Boots website but other stockists includes John Lewis and the Burt’s Bees website.