Review | Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Cleanser

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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.
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25 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    16th June 2012 / 12:05 pm

    The cleanser sounds like a lovely product but I'm even more keen to try those lip balms! xx

  2. 16th June 2012 / 12:06 pm

    I love the Burts Bees range! I don't want to sway you to buying more blogger hypes but the radiance day cream is absolutely smashing 🙂 x

  3. 16th June 2012 / 12:47 pm

    I really want to try out some Burt's Bees products, they always look great 🙂 I have so many cleansers I want to try out, I'll probably be adding this to the list 😛 Great review x

  4. 16th June 2012 / 12:57 pm

    This sounds so lovely, like you I prefer cleansers I can use around my eyes too, but I might have to give this a go anyway! Xo

  5. 16th June 2012 / 1:21 pm

    I love Burts, I have been using their anti blemish products recently! also those tinted lip balms are beaut btw <3 xxxx

  6. 16th June 2012 / 1:44 pm

    I love burt's bees stuff! Smells amazing! x

  7. 16th June 2012 / 1:48 pm

    I've always wanted to try Burts Bees products! They look so lovely & natural! xo

  8. 16th June 2012 / 1:49 pm

    Not too keen on the orange essence selling point, but this does sound lovely! I like the sound of the radiance toner too (: hope you're well Sarah! xx

  9. Anonymous
    16th June 2012 / 2:09 pm

    That cleanser sounds divine I want it!

  10. 16th June 2012 / 2:18 pm

    Really nice review. Can't wait to hear about the deep pore scrub as I'm always purchasing these type of products but am yet to find one I love.

    Ria x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

  11. 16th June 2012 / 2:48 pm

    I've been tempted to use the Burt's Bees products for a while now after reading so many good things about them. Think I'm going to give the cleanser a go 🙂 xx

  12. 16th June 2012 / 2:59 pm

    Great post! I really want to try these!

  13. 16th June 2012 / 4:27 pm

    I am obsessed with Burt's Bees products! Having a stick of lip balm in my bag at all times is a must and I always have their deep pore scrub on hand! Love 🙂

    xo
    Lizzie

    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

  14. 16th June 2012 / 4:56 pm

    I'm the same as you…the blogging world is so useful for beauty tips, without them I wouldn't have a clue! I love Burt's Bee's products! This sounds lovely, I love the smell of oranges. xxx

  15. 16th June 2012 / 5:37 pm

    I've heard quite a bit about Burt's Bees, never tried it though, I shall definitely look into it though 🙂 x
    Sirens and Bells

  16. 16th June 2012 / 6:20 pm

    I can almost smell it just by imagining it as I read this post! Sounds lovely 🙂

  17. 17th June 2012 / 4:01 pm

    So jealous of that beauty haul. Can you please do a review on the deep pore scrub, I've been looking for a good face exfoliater lately and would love to know what the Burts bees one is like. Pretty please with a cherry on top 🙂

  18. 18th June 2012 / 9:16 pm

    I've tried a few Burt's Bees products before and they didn't seem to work for me. Maybe I'm allergic to the natural ingredients or something but the shampoo/conditioner left me with an itchy, dry scalp!
    Also the lipbalms are really waxy…
    But my skin has issues with natural ingredients 🙁 x

  19. Anonymous
    20th June 2012 / 7:06 am

    OMG Sarah!!! I gotta thank you a mill for reviewing and bringing this brand up!!! You are soo right, i've not heard any bloggers rview this brand so far, and the thing is i've always been curious about their products. They only have a small counter in Mannings for Burts Bee so far from what i've seen in Hong Kong and they're soo pricey!!! That blemish stick costs around HK$200+ or 300 i believe.

    Anyhow, I have smelled the orangy gel face wash too and it smells nice,, yummy in fact! lol…i might have a go at it after what you just said:)

    p.s. i finally got the EOS lip balm in Sasa, got the honeydew flavor like you:) Cant wait to have my lips on it!!! lol

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

  20. 22nd June 2012 / 5:24 pm

    i'm a big fan of burts bees but i had no idea that their product range had gotten so vast! definitely going to have to head out to boots to have a look 🙂 xx

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