30 May 2012

Burt's Bees Honey and Shea Body scrub, butter and bar review

Until recently, when I was asked if I'd like to try some products, Burt's Bees was a brand I knew very little about.  I think I might have even assumed that they only made honey related / fragranced products!  I've now sampled three products from the range, and I've had a good look at what else they have on offer, which is a surprisingly huge and varied about of skin, hair and beauty products.

As you probably have heard (/read!) me say before, I love the smell of shea butter, so you know I liked these products.  All three of the products I was sent are honey and shea fragranced and the body butter in particular has a heavenly smell.  It's a super rich and thick body lotion which my skin lapped up after an afternoon of sunbathing over the weekend.  It sank straight in and wasn't sticky at all, and it left the lovely soft fragrance on my skin.  Everything I'd want in a body butter really.  

The sugar scrub, when you first open the jar, looks really quite runny.  It's almost like a trick of the mind as when I stuck my fingers in it to scoop some out, I was surprised that the texture wasn't runny at all, it was thick and sugary.  I guess I should have expected that from a sugar scrub, maybe I'm an idiot, who knows?  The scrub has really large particles in it, making it a serious body scrub for some real exfoliating action.  It's not one of those with the little exfoliating beads sparingly dotted around- this is going to buff and obliterate dead skin issues you have.  After trying this my skin felt lovely and smooth and also highly moisturised from the slight oiliness of the product, but not at all irritated from the scrub despite the large sugar particles.  The only thing I didn't like about this is that it doesn't smell as good as the body butter, even though they're the same honey and shea fragrance - I assume this is because of the different ingredients which need to be in the scrub - it still smells good though.  

Finally I tried the conditioning body bar.  There's not a huge amount I can say about this as generally I'm not a fan of soap.  [insert your joke about me being smelly / not washing here] - yes I do wash thank you, but always go for shower gels and liquid hand washes etc.  If you like to use soap, this is a lovely smelling one (honey and shea again), it lathers easily, and it's a pretty substantial sized bar so it seems that it would last a good while too.  I gave it a little go and my skin did feel comfortable after using it - not that tight feeling that I often associate with soaps.  

The products I tried were - 

So if you want to check out the Burt's Bees range I recommend you head over to their website here and have a browse.  

I really like the look of their range of mango and orange fragranced products (here),  the tinted lip balms (here), and their gift sets (here).

Burt's Bees is certainly a brand I'll be checking out in the future now that I know a little more about it.  Getting my hands on one of the tinted lip balms is probably my first mission :)

Are you already a fan of Burt's Bees or is this brand new to you too?
*PR samples


  1. I love Burt's Bees. I'll have to try the body butter! I think I am going to get the conditioning bar, I am always scared of that tight feeling also!

  2. i love Burts bees that sugar scrub looks yummy :)

  3. These products look great! I haven't tried Burts bees, but very tempted
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

  4. Burts Bee's is a brand I don't really know about but I have one of their Lip Balms but it's just a plain one but it is brilliant and feels like it plumps the lips! xx

  5. I've never tried anything from them but it looks like the kind of brand I'd love. I'd really like to try the sugar scrub! X

  6. I love Burts bees, its one of my favourite brands! I think i'll have to try this particular range! :D yummy shea :)

  7. I love the lipbalms but I definitely need to venture out and try other things from them! xo

  8. I have a tip for everyone worried about bars of soap. It's the synthetic ingredients that give you the tight feeling so if you choose one with better ingredients & SLS free generally you will not experience that.

  9. I have recently discovered Burt's Bees sugar scrubs, mine is cranberry scented though or something like that, can't remember, but I think it's my favorite body scrub to date! It just exfoliates soooooooo well without irritating my dry skin, the texture is awesome and I love how it leaves my skin slightly "greasy" and moisturized. Great review!

    1. Thank you :) I saw the cranberry one too, I bet that smells lush xx


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