BURT’S BEES INTENSE HYDRATION CREAL CLEANSER

Beekeeper Burt made candles from beeswax. Experimenting, he made a lip balm with bees wax and this turned out to be a big succes.It was the beginning of what would later become an extensive range of skincare products.

“ With PROBIOTIC TECHNOLOGY, hydrates dry and mature skin, helps diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.”

The brand’s philosophy: if you nurture your body with the good things offered by nature, the same goes for our skin. The right mixture of good ingredients takes care of our skin, and brings it back into BALANCE.

Seems logic, doesn’t it?

I discovered the brand by chance. Burt’s Bees sounded so cute, so I bought a few products to try.

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Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Citrus Aurancium Dilcis (Orange) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Lactobacillus, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Jojoba Esters, Hydrolysed Jojoba Esters, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amare (Bitter Orange) Peel, Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice, Zinc Oxide, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Propanediol, Maltodextrin, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soya (Soybean) Oil, Arginine, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Amyl Cinnamal, Citral, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool.

The formula has a lot of natural ingredients. Cocoa Butter and Jojoba NOURISH skin with ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS. Clary Sage REFINES PORES.

“ PROBIOTIC TECHNOLOGY “ is popular these days. After the succes of Yakult probiotic drink, the  cosmetics industry  got interrested in this type of ingredients.  They are supposed to RE-BALANCE skin.

STRONG POINTS: gentle yet effective, lovely smell of oranges.

WEAK POINTS: be careful if you are allergic to essential oils. It’s perfectly fine for me.

How to use: I would say, wet your hands first. It does’n lather (thank god !), but it’s a bit “thick”. Morning and/or evening. Second cleanser in the evening :  first remove make-up with oil/balm.

SKIN TYPE: ALL. For sure!

Available: I bought mine at Holland and Barret (NL/BE).

www.burtsbees.com

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