Beeswax & Royal Jelly Eye Creme
Beeswax & Royal Jelly Eye Creme contains a tiny amount of royal bee jelly (in powder form), but this ingredient, despite tempting folklore, has no established benefit for skin. It can cause contact dermatitis, though the amount of it in this product likely negates that possibility (Source: www.naturaldatabase.com). This is otherwise a boring moisturizer consisting mostly of plant oil, glycerin, and beeswax. It’s an OK option for dry skin anywhere on the face.
Royal Bee Jelly is a rare and precious blend of vitamins, minerals and plant hormones that the bees produce exclusively for their queen. Here, it is blended with soothing aloe vera gel, apricot kernel oil and vitamin E to create a nourishing treatment for the delicate area around your eyes. Together, these precious and proven ingredients help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while reducing puffiness.
Weaknesses: Many products have potent fragranced formulas; several formulas packaged in jars, which compromises their ingredients.
With humble beginnings in the town of Bangor, Maine, Burt's Bees is a brand focused on natural-themed, earth-friendly skincare. Unfortunately, in many cases, this also translates to less than beneficial formulas as not all of the natural ingredients used are helpful for skin.
Many of the plant extracts and oils used in these products, including orange oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, pine tar, alcohol, lime oil, and balsam peru, are problematic for skin and present a significant risk of irritation or a sensitizing reaction. Both the intriguing philosophy and inexpensive products are attractive, but it takes more than that to establish reliable products that are good for skin. Its also important to consider the potential benefit (or potential harm) of the ingredients used.
There are some formulas to consider among the brands offerings, but some to be wary of, see our individual reviews on Burt's Bees products for more details.
For more information about Burt's Bees, call 1-800-849-7112 or visit www.burtsbees.com.
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