Wednesday, March 3, 2010

REVIEW: Burt's Bees Radiance Skin Care

I think just about everyone has a Burt's Bee Beeswax lipbalm. I myself have about four of their lip products and love it. With that being said, I decided to take a plunge and try their skin care products. Prices vary from store to store but I bought each item for about $25 CAD.

What makes these products interesting is that they are made of 99.02% natural ingredients. All products in the Radiance line contain a substance called Royal Jelly which is made by worker bees to feed to the QUEEN BEE who grows significantly larger and lives 60 times longer than a working bee!!! This substance is packed with 134 nutrients which includes 17 amino acids, pollen, b-complex vitamins, as well as vitamins A,C,D and K. Now just imagine what this stuff can do for your skin!

Burt's Bee Radiance Night Creme with Royal Jelly

This claims to improve your complexion, reduce/prevent fine lines, and make your skin radiant. Royal Jelly nourishes your skin and firms it, delaying the aging process. This night cream is sticky during application but after a minute it completely absorbs into my skin. I have dry skin and this does not provide enough moisture for me. I've been using this on and off for a month (switching between Philosophy Hope In a Jar) and I really can't say anything bad about it. My skin does seem more radiant and this does not cause me to break out which seems to be the case with most night creams. I highly recommend this creme for people with normal skin. Good stuff.

Burt's Bee Radiance Day Lotion with SPF 15 and Royal Jelly

This claims to moisturize, nourish, and protect your skin from harming UVB/UVA rays. I had high hopes for this because it contains physical sunscreens but unfortunately, this was a complete miss for me. Not only was this not moisturizing but my skin does not absorb this product. The titanium dioxide didn't make my face look white or ashy but this really felt like old-school sunscreen on my face. With today's technology, we are able to micronize chemicals! My favorite facial sunscreens all contain micronized sunscreen ingredients that makes application easy and the finish... perfect (i.e. MY HG - Shiseido Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream). This felt so waxy and sticky on my skin but I kept it on for an hour just to be fair. Soon after, I couldn't take it so I wiped it off with a damp paper towel and instead of melting off, the lotion rolled up into waxy residue. I used it two more times and the same thing happened. I guess that just because a product is made from natural ingredients doesn't necessarily mean it's great.

Burt's Bee Radiance Eye Cream with Royal Jelly

This claims to make your eyes radiant and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This is a thick eye cream and when applied, it is waxy and does not absorb immediately. However, when I wake up in the morning, the skin around my eyes feel firm and soft. I don't see any improvement in my dark circles after a month's use but then again I haven't found any eye cream that can eliminate dark cirlces! I don't like that it comes in a jar but overall it's a nice cream that works for firming delicate skin.


prettymom said...

i was thinking about getting the night cream. i have dry skin and looks like it's not for me. your review saves me dollars :)

So Very Fabulous said...

Thanks for these reviews. I've been hearing a bit about these products lately but it doesn't sound like it's something I should try. I have really dry skin as well, especially in winter and it doesn't sound like these are very moisturizing.

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DiWiMakeup said...

I've never seen these products before. I usually only see the lip products. Perhaps I'll try the creams when I find them! :)


Jenny said...

I was going to consider buying their line for the face, but after reading your review, it doesn't seem to be worth it! Thanks for doing the review! I guess I'll keep looking for another face product line.

Kate Gene said...

Wonderful review, Nee Nee!

Is it weird that I want to try these products because of their name? "Jelly" makes them sound so fun!

Thanks for the review. I have finally found my dream night cream! It's a Korres cream that leaves my skin silky smooth. I use it on my eyes, which is a no-no. I really think it's helping with my fine lines, though!


Samantha said...

Great review nee!

I awarded you an award on my blog btw :)

Cyd said...

Hi Love,

hahahahaahha you bought the burts bees skin care goodies...I finally finished my night cream heheheee

&& BTW, i've tagged you. a blog award =]

brown said...

I was thinking of buying a gift for my wife, and I want her to receive something different this year. I have heard a lot about this beeswax skin cream. Is it really worth that much? Thanks and I'm looking forward to hearing from you again.

Pauline Reyes said...

I’ve never tried these products, maybe it’s because of some negative reviews I’ve read.
~Pauline @Kallony