Burt's BeesCarrot Nutritive Day Creme
2 fl. oz. for $15
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Carrot Nutritive Day Creme doesn’t make sense for daytime because it lacks sun protection. Although this contains some excellent non-fragrant plant oils for dry skin, the amount of fragrance is cause for concern (fragrance isn’t skin care) and this contains irritating rosemary oil. Rosemary contains several volatile components that can cause acute skin irritation (Source: Chemical Research in Toxicology, November 2001, pages 1546–1551). This isn’t a moisturizer that’s worth trying.

Last Updated:05.24.2013
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:No
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Carrot seed oil is proven to stimulate cell renewal. Sunflower, avocado, wheat germ, coconut and grape seed oils blended with balsam of Peru, aloe vera and vitamin E penetrate the skin’s surface to help heal skin damage.


Water, Sunflower Seed Oil, Beeswax, Glycerin, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Stearic Acid, Palmetic Acid, Carrot Seed Oil, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Wheat Germ Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Glucose, Orange Peel Wax, Sucrose Stearate, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Beta-Carotene, Vegetable Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Borate, Xanthan Gum

Brand Overview

Strengths: Inexpensive.

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. It’s also important to consider the potential benefit (or potential harm) of the ingredients used.

There are some formulas to consider among the brand’s 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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