Sensitive Facial Cleanser
Other than tiny amounts of alcohol and witch hazel extracts (neither of which is suitable for any skin type, let alone sensitive skin) this is a very good, very rich cleanser for dry to very dry skin. Its water- and oil-based formula removes makeup but between the oil and wax content this does not rinse easily so have a damp washcloth ready or you will be left with a residue. This creamy cleanser contain several soothing plant extracts and eschews the fragrant plants often used in Burt’s Bees other products—a nice change of pace! Although it’s not the easiest to rinse, if you’re a fan of cleansing creams and have very dry skin this is worth an audition.
This soap-free cream cleanser is clinically proven to moisturize sensitive skin while gently cleansing away dirt, oil and make-up without over drying or causing redness.
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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