- Burt’s Bees
The Scent that Brings Back Memories
Close your eyes and picture you’re in a meadow filled with the freshness of ‘Pureness & Tranquility’, that’s what this scent remind me of; filled with a subtle hint of a dewy morning breeze. ‘Burt’s Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream’ I found is not too over-powering to the senses with heavy perfume and dyes as a lot of mainstream beauty products that make over-exaggerated claims; great job Burt’s Bees. A quick sniffer under the nostrils the scent is considerably light and dewy with a slight lemon-grass undertone; it doesn’t make my nose twitch as a lot of your more perfume-base cleansers as you’re taken off guard with their strong demeanor and robust undertones.The product itself: Let’s be honest, it’s not my absolute favorite facial cleanser, it lacks that deep-cleansing after-affect, that little something ‘extra’. However, it does have that smooth-texture feel while applying it, so it’s not rough or damaging and leaves your skin with a nice tingling sensation. I think this is ideal for all ages and safe enough for small children as well as anyone with sensitive skin. However, to recapitulate it does leave some sort of a `tingling’ type after-affect so would recommend that anyone with sensitive skin get a sample first if applicable. I know it will do wonders for people with drying skin because it is a `cream-based’ item than traditional soap-based; which should be avoided whenever possible (dry-skin) users.** I highly recommend following up with (Gentle Facial Cream by Dari-Natural: 4oz – $12.99)Website: shop.dari-natural.com/main.scThey might have a limited array of products to offer but who says great things doesn’t come in small packages/quantities. Each product is made of all natural ingredients and benefits and they get the job done.** If you’re like me who like to add some of my own remedies try adding some (Wheat Germ Oil &/or Hemp Seed Oil) to the moisturizer; stir with a wooden Popsicle-stick (NEVER use Metal); a dab of water, and leave over-night in your refrigerator to set. You can leave in room temperature moving forward and because these ingredients are all natural it has a much longer shelf-life than any department store brands. Speaking of department stores…why does `WGO & HSO’ sound familiar? Look on the back of any major brand moisturizers and you will find they ALL use these two active ingredients.Here are some benefits to considerBenefits:If you are wondering what is wheat germ oil good for, consider the following benefits:The benefits of this oil include curing skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It works effectively to heal burns and skin ulcers. As an external application it is very helpful for dry skin.Wheat germ oil is beneficial for the general health of the skin as it improves circulation of blood in the skin when used externally. It also helps the skin cells that may have been damaged due to the scorching heat of the sun. It also fights off conditions like dermatitis and reduces scarring.Health benefits of this oil include improving the overall working of the heart. Research has shown beneficial effects of octacosanol and specifically policosanol in improving cardiovascular functions. Policosanol has been found to be effective in controlling production of cholesterol by the liver. It is believed to raise the level of ‘good’ cholesterol and reduce that of ‘bad’ cholesterol.Wheat germ oil is known for its antioxidant properties. Hence it helps in preventing the skin from bearing the signs of aging. It is probably this reason that it is added to other carrier oils. However, it is used in lower amounts to prepare carrier oil blend as it is high in nutritional value.Linoleic acid, oleic palmitic and stearic fatty acids are the essential fatty acids present in wheat germ oil. These essential oils cannot be manufactured by the body. Hence they should be taken externally as they improve the immune system, the nervous system and help in healthy cell growth and regeneration.Wheat germ oil is particularly high in a long chain saturated primary alcohol called octacosanol. This compound was reported by some athletes in the 1960s to enhance their performance. Octacosanol in particular was believed to increase endurance and muscle strength in sports persons. Though there isn’t much scientific evidence about its beneficial effects in improving fitness or athletic performance, some studies have shown that octacosanol and policosanol cause a mild improvement in reaction time.Hemp Seed Oil:Learning, Memory and Immune BoostHemp seed extract has an unidentified compound in it that may help to promote learning, memory and immune function. It may stimulate the brain enzyme known as calcineurin, according to the University of Michigan. Calcineurin plays an essential role in some brain synapse activities, according to J. Luo, who studied its effect on immune response and memory in mice and found that it improved both. The study was published in the journal Pharmacology, Biology and Behavior. In a second study on mice featured in Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, Luo noted that calcineurin helped to improve learning and memory that were impaired by chemical drugs.Vitamin E EffectsHemp seeds are a source of vitamin E, which can help to boost immune function and alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, according to the University of Michigan.Vitamin E also has a role in red blood cell formation in your body, and helps your body utilize vitamin K, which helps your blood stick together, or coagulate, according to the National Institutes of Health.EFA BenefitsHemp seeds are rich in essential fatty acids. The oil in the seeds is a source of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, ALA, as well as omega-6 fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, advises the University of Michigan. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation in your body. They also may lower risk for cancer, heart disease and arthritis, advise the experts at the University of Maryland Medical Center. These fatty acids also are important for your brain performance and memory. GLA also may be an inflammation fighter, according to UMMC. In fact, GLA might reduce your nerve pain symptoms if you are diabetic.Read more at (livestrong.com) – what-are-the-benefits-of-hemp-seeds/Read more at (Buzzle.com) – […]’Burt’s Bees’ is a company known for providing merchandises without all the added junk. Their products are genuine and made with the intention of good and wholesome vs trying to make a mere buck. I have a long history of using their products so was quite excited about trying this one; please keep in mind this is not a soapy type texture but as indicated a cream-base texture which is great for someone who has problem/dry skin. Soapy residues tend to have a drying residue that is why it is recommended to follow-up with a day/night moisturizer. ‘Burt’s Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream’ you can actually skip a day with your moisturizer and your skin feels fine; and because it is a cream-based cleanser it take no time to rinse off; so not to worry if you’re in a bit of a hurry. Make sure to towel-blot your skin; don’t rub or you will over-dry; always keep a couple drops of water behind to keep your skin its absolute best with moisture. Just as what you put in your body is as equally important what you put on-it. Your skin retains water = moisture and thus will help from everyday toxins and the smothering dry UV rays/ sun. Now, is the perfect time to follow-up with my aforementioned `moisturizer’ technique; don’t forget to dab a little under the eyes, as well as any crow’s feet/fine-lines around the eyes. I’ve found by using this product I no longer have to buy a separate ‘enhancing-eye-cream,’ but that’s just me.’Burt’s Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream’: it’s like stepping back to childhood innocence…for your skin.I have normal-oily T-zone area type problem skin.This is ‘Awakened1’ and I hope this review helped.** See all my reviews:http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A34AZ5B6CCBLPN/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort;_by=MostRecentReview
Nice clean feeling……….
Burt’s bees products I have come to find are just perfect combination for my adult blemishes…. I use this to wash with the blemish stick to spot treat and the acne face cream….. my makeup never looked so smooth on my face…..
Filled with fake product!!!
We’ve been ordering Burt’s Bees Soap Bark Cream from Amazon for years. The soap is a thick paste with a tingly menthol scent and feel. We LOVE it. However- this was NOT what came in our recent order. The container looked the same, but when I flipped open the lid I saw the Burt’s metallic seal was not on it. And when I squeezed the product into my hand, it was a runny, pearlescent liquid that smelled similar to a cheap hand soap! I hope other people haven’t been fooled by this because I’d hate to think what they are putting on their face!
Not my favourite, but still Burt’s Bees Quality
I like to try everything when I find a brand I like. I love Burt’s Bees, and though my favourite of their facial scrubs is their Peach and Willow Bark one, this is still top notch. Just a personal preference.
Not for my face
I don’t find this to be deep cleansing, and the menthol smell is overwhelming. It has to be kept away from the eyes, and even the fumes of it are a bit irritating. It is very thick and does not rinse off easily. I gave it 3 stars because maybe I can use it as a shower product, but not for the face.
A great find!
I’ve been a long time, satisfied user of an exfoliating Kiss My Face wash. However, I could not use the exfoliating wash during the winter months, as it left my face flakey. I tried Burt’s Bees Deep Cleansing product because my physician recommended that I avoid parabens in toiletries, and I like Burt’s Bees lip balm. What a find! Yes, this product tingles, and yes there is a slight odor, but neither lasts long. I love the way it leaves my skin. It feels clean and soft…without the flaking. I formerly used Burt’s Bees bar face soap during the cold months of the year, and that also left flakes. So this is a far better choice for me and my “mature” skin when it’s cold out! Next summer, I will have to determine I should switch back to Kiss My Face for the months when my skin is oily, or stay with this cleansing cream year round.
Too much menthol
I was looking for a drugstore brand cream cleanser. Most of them contain menthol which I find can irritate and dry my skin so I decided to try the Burt’s Bees. I looked at the ingredient list and didn’t immediately see menthol, so I purchased the product. I should have looked harder. Menthol is the 20th listed ingredient – out of about 35 ingredients. I actually found this “natural” product more drying than other drugstore brand cream cleansers.
Clean, smooth, and smells great! My skin feels so refreshed after using this product and I use other products from this line as well and my skin has never looked better.
I love this cleanser. It has the menthol feeling that I like and I can feel that it cleaned my face without stripping it.
My fav cleanser
If you have dry skin, this is a great cleanser. It also doubles as a great mascara remover. It’s a bit more expensive, but worth the price.
Go Natural Without Sacrificing Results!
I originally started purchasing this cleanser as part of my effort to use only “safe” cosmetics and beauty products. This product has no Parabens and no Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate…in fact, there are only two or three ingredients that I can’t easily pronounce (check the back of your standard issue face cleaner…it’s frightening). It is so soothing, and never leaves my skin feeling irritated or dry. A little goes a long way, too, so although it seems more expensive than many cleansers, one 6oz bottle can last me 4-5 months.
Gentle, refreshing, savior for those who live in humid environments
I have been using this for a few years, and I highly recommend it. It leaves your face feeling refreshed and clean, but not tight, as some cleansers do. I really love the way it feels on my skin.
Great for blotchy skin/breakouts & even itchy rashes
I have severe food allergies & get acne, rashes, etc. whenever I cheat off a VERY strict diet.This works great to help heal the skin & reduce excess oils, etc. If you’re on a 15% or less fat diet, it may get to be too drying.You can also use it as a spot treatment on the actual acne & leave it. I also have had success with red/blotchy/itchy or watery blister rashes due to gluten intolerances. The itchiness stops immediately.I’ve found Burt’s Bees in vitamin shoppe, CVS & Whole foods which all allow returns if you don’t like it.