04 December 2012

Review: Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Skincare

As a BzzAgent, I sometimes get to try out nifty new products for free I might not have tried otherwise. The latest is products from the new Burt's Bees Intense Hydration skincare line, all made with Clary Sage, a plant that originated in the Mediterranean area. I received the Treatment Mask, the Cream Cleanser, and the Night Cream to try out.

The Burt's Bess Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser provides intense hydration and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It removes the usual suspects from your skin, like dirt, oil, and makeup, and rinses easily so you don't feel a residue left on your skin. It's 99% natural, and dermatologist tested. To use, you simply wet your face and apply the cleanser using your fingers, massaging gently. Avoid your eye area! Rinse thoroughly, and pat your face dry. The suggested retail price for this one is $9.99.

The Burt's Bess Intense Hydration treatment mask intensely hydrates dry skin with probiotic technology, like the other items in this new line. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is meant to be the next step after using the Cream Cleanser part of the link, but of course, you can always choose to use any facial cleaner first. To use, apply a thick layer of the mask all over your face and neck - be sure to avoid the eye area! - and leave on for to 10 minutes. Remove using a tissue or soft washcloth. You'll have a bit left on your skin, but don't worry - simply massage this well into your skin. You'll want to use this product once or twice a week. The suggested retail price is $17.99.

The Burt's Bess Intense Hydration Night Cream is meant to replenish moisture in your facial skin while you sleep. It's a non greasy formula that absorbs fairly quickly into your skin, so you shouldn't stain your pillows when you hop into bed wearing it. It comes in a nice jar that's easy to travel with - even during the holidays. (It's just 1.8 ounces) The suggested retail price is $17.99.

Out of the three products, my favorite was definitely the night cream. The scent is pleasant on the products, without being too overwhelming. For me, the mask was probably a little bit of overkill, but if you have extremely dry skin in the winter you may fall in love with it.

All of the products I tried were made here in the USA, and contain no parabens, phthalates, or petrochemicals. They are not tested on animals (which is always a deal breaker in my home) and the packaging is made with some post consumer recycled content. I did not notice propylene glycol in the ingredient list, which is an ingredient we avoid in my home, so that's always great, but I did notice that the ingredients are not listed as organic or GMO free like some other truly natural product options available on the market.

You can find the new Burt's Bess Intense Hydration skincare line at bog box and drugstores near you. Besides the products I tried, there is also a new Eye Cream and Day Lotion, so keep your eyes peeled for them!

As a BzzAgent, I received the products mentioned above for free to try them out in my own home and share my thoughts with people I know. All opinions are my own, and your results with the products may vary, due to skin types, etc.

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