- Burt’s Bees
Amazing lotion, worth your money
Despite that other reviewer coming from an obviously bias background (one way or another), I have to agree that this is some great lotion.I first bought it because I’d tried their Radience Day Creme and adored what it did for my face. Their radiance line must be good. But I was a bit surprised to find that this lotion has a shimmer! Normally that’s a huge turnoff for me — shimmery lotions often look so fake, cheap, and unflattering on people, in my opinion. The only way shimmer should be used is if it’s not even noticeable… just enough to give a healthy glisten. Thankfully, this lotion does just that. The shimmer comes from natural mica, so I’m not at all worried (…I’m crazy for organic health). The Royal Jelly in their Radiance line is AMAZING, and is included in this lotion. I swear, that Royal Jelly is magic. My skin drinks it up.It DOES have a somewhat strong smell; not unpleasant at all, but I know many people are opposed to slathering themselves up with smelly stuff in general. The smell also fades to become much more mild in a very short time (hardly noticeable). I also would NOT recommend this for use on your face, even though the bottle does. Personally, the shimmer is just a little too much for that area.I highly recommend this lotion, as well as Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Creme. As the sun becomes brighter I plan to switch to Burt’s Bees newSpf 30 Sunscreen Chemical-Free, though.
Shimmer girl loves this lotion
I love this natural lotion for the nice soft shimmer it gives my skin (I like to use it in the summer – looks wonderful on tanned skin). Lovely light refreshing scent, not overpowering or too perfumey. It has a slightly sticky feeling, which is why it’s good for summer when I have more bare skin not covered by fabrics. But once it sinks into skin, any tackiness disappears & just leaves skin feeling dewy & fresh. The lotion is thin in consistency & is easy to spread, but for best results I’ve learned not to overapply. I like to apply it to my bare arms & legs & occasionally on my chest/neck. I don’t generally use this on my face, but if you need face shimmer in a pinch this would make a great go-to product.Paraben-free & phthalate-free – excellent! Not as expensive as it used to be in years past (I think), you get a lot of lotion for the price & it lasts a long time. I like to write the date on products when I open them & I still have my tube from July 2008 – I have maybe 1/4 left (& it hasn’t turned rancid). Talk about cost-effective! If you use it year-round it will run out quicker of course; as I said I only use this in the summer (plus any other dress-up occasions that call for glowing skin). I like the squeeze-tube packaging – it’s easy to handle, although you should be careful for the lotion to not spill out, it’s quite liquidy.
I purchased this lotion because I get really terrible razor burn after shaving no matter what I use to shave with. I was looking for Burt’s Bees Carrot Nutritive Lotion which did wonders for me in the past but couldn’t find that so I decided to try this one, and I’m glad I did! This lotion is great and even though I still get razor burn it soothes it better than baby oil and I don’t have painful bumps, or that terrible stinging sensation when applying other lotions.I highly recommend buying this, not only is it all natural, not tested on animals it also lasts all day or all night. The consistency is pretty thin, almost watery, but that doesn’t make a difference since it moisturizes fantastically. The scent could be off-putting to some. I myself like it, it reminds me of tea & honey. It’s like a soft-sweet smell and the scent does fade but like the lotion, it lasts. There is a shimmer to the lotion which honestly I could do without, that’s the one thing I don’t like about this product but it’s minor compared to the benefits. And just in case you’re wondering – the shimmer lasts all day or all night also.If you’re looking for a great lotion I would recommend giving this one a go, the moisture really lasts all day and Burt’s Bees is a wonderful brand. Since I had such a great experience with this lotion, I will probably be switching all my B&BW; brand products to Burt’s Bees.
Good Organic, Daily Facial Moisturizer
“Parben-free, phthalate free…” I’m not sure what that means, but ‘natural’ I understand. Radiance Body Lotion with Royal Jelly – 6 fl oz., (Burt s Bee) is a wonderful product for a lightweight, semi-sparkly, natural facial moisturizer. A slight bit of grittiness (mica) is the part that takes some getting used to, but it isn’t overly rough and leaves a very faint sparkle to your skin. There is no tint to this product. Great alone or under make-up, I like to use it exclusively as a facial moisturizer.The consistency of this product is my only qualm. It is very thin, almost runny. While it works as an all over body lotion, I prefer something with a bit more thickness and perhaps some shea butter versus royal jelly. The sunflower seed oil and royal jelly work well for my face and neck, and the scent is light and pleasant.A little goes a long way with this product and it seems to moisturize all day long.
I love Burt’s lotions but the fragrance on this one is quite strong. I am sensitive to smells as I’m going through Chemotherapy so I really can’t use this lotion until I get better. If the fragrance wasn’t so strong it would be a nice lotion to use.
Glow, Not Glitter
I purchased this at CVS, because I don’t tan in the summer, but want some sheen on my skin when wearing shorts, capris, or sleeveless tops.This lotion adds the glow I was looking for, without the glitter that I found in a few brands I tried at B&BW.; (Over a certain age–that’s me–glitter looks crazy on the skin!;>)As much as I like the look of this lotion, I had to take one star off the rating, because:The lotion is very thin. This does make it spread easily, which is good, but it doesn’t leave the skin feeling very moisturized.I’d say if you need heavy moisture for your skin, apply a bit of this on top of a richer body lotion.
Too glittery for me
Maybe I’m applying too much. I have dry skin and this is a thin lotion, so I have to. It was too glittery for me, and stuck to my hands even after rinsing. I kept getting it on my face by mistake.The shimmer is caused by mica particles (it’s a type of rocklike mineral), and according to the Environmental Working Group it’s pretty safe […]The tube is pretty problematic. Since the lotion is so thin, it leaks out and collects around the mouth. The product has leaked outside the tube a few times and collected around the neck as well, even if I securely close the lid. You might want to store the tube upside down.Overall too much shimmer, mess and hassle for me. You might like it if you like the beautiful shimmer and can get away with less lotion (I admit, the shimmer is pretty. I just don’t have the patience to dilute it by mixing it into another lotion, etc. etc.).
Provides healthy glow over self tanner
For those of you who are looking for a healthy glowing skin after applying self tanner, this is it.I got the advise from another reviewer that used FAKE BAKE flawless self tanner and wow it makes a hug difference, also within hours of applying self tanner if you notice you maybe applied to much in one area it smoothes the self tanner out without removing it.Absolutely love this productI have very sensitive adult acne prone skin , but can also use this wiht my cinema secret foundation and it wears beautiufully without a greasyfeeling , yet provides a healthy glow, since my mature dry skin seemed dull .Highly recommend this product for anyone self tanning or wanting a natural skin glow and fresh look on your face, just try it out first and dab a little on your cheeks, don;t rub to much though. REapply as needed .
Burt’s Bees Radiance is the best!!
I love the light feeling and you have a little glow with it. You skin feel very silky. You will love it!!!
Thin easy absorbant.Light natural smell.Not a fan of other burtbees product but this ones okay………….Goes great on legs and arms.Doesnt leave that rolling residue if you know what i mean with other lotions