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I have been using Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream for about 2 months now and I really wanted to review this and it is my first product review, I hope it’s helpful. :toothygrin:
100% Natural: This rich, cream cleanser with natural Soap Bark deeply cleanses, removing dirt, make-up and excess oil while Chamomile and Aloe gently soften skin. The result is deep clean for naturally soft, moisturized, healthy skin. Soap Bark is derived from the Chilean endemic tree Quillaja saponaria, this substance is used as a natural soap, cleanser and foaming agent and contains antioxidants and proteins.
8 USD approximately for 170 gm.
Directions For Use:
Wet face and apply cleanser with fingertips or wet washcloth. Massage gently avoiding contact with the eye area. Rinse thoroughly. Pat skin dry. For best results, follow with your favorite Burt’s Bees moisturizer.
Aqua (water, eau), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, stearic acid, glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, sodium borate, polysorbate 60, cetyl alcohol, silica, quillaja saponaria (soap) bark extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, echinacea purpurea (coneflower) extract, hamamelis viginiana (witch hazel) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, tocopherol, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, menthol, lavandula hybrida (lavandin) oil, litsea cubeba fruit oil, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, sucrose stearate, xanthan gum, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), glucose, sodium chloride, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, citral, limonene.
My Take on Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream:
I am a big fan of Burt’s Bees products. Most of their products are 100% natural and “sulfate/paraben/petrochemicals free.” I picked this cleansing cream on my recent trip to the US. The SA told me that it was one of their bestsellers. I was looking for a good makeup remover, but I hate those oily liquid removers, which make my face greasy. Since I have a very sensitive and oily skin (open pores too :waaa:), I am very careful while buying creams and face washes. The SA assured me that it would control my oily T-zone, she must have noticed it on my face. So, I ended up buying it.
I was super excited to try it (new products always do that to me!) :haanji: I splashed some water on my face and squeezed out a coin sized. The smell was very mild, fresh and lemony. I was a little disappointed by the texture of the cream, it was sort of slippery and difficult to spread. Anyway, I massaged the cream on my face, trying to avoid the eye area, but I managed to get some near my eye and my eyes started to tingle along with my face.
This cream causes a tingling sensation on the face, I guess it is due to the menthol content. It does not lather at all. I have mixed feeling about the cleanser. It managed to remove oil, foundation off my face, but my gel liner kajal was quite stubborn and refused to fade. Affter washing my face, I could still find traces of kajal, but what I loved the best was the icy-tingling feeling, which stayed till an hour after washing off the cleanser.
My skin though did not look dry, but I definitely felt “the stretch” in the skin. I guess that’s why it’s recommended to apply a moisturizer after using the cream.
It did give me soft skin and a matte effect for 2 hours, but my skin started feeling oily after that. There was no change in pore size. It definitely does not control sebum, like the SA claimed!! I think it’s more suited for people with normal or combination skin. I think it can be too drying for dry skin beauties.
Pros of Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream:
- It removes excess oil and makeup.
- Makes skin soft.
- 100% natural ingredients.
- Long-lasting fresh tingling feeling.
- Can be used as a face wash for normal skin.
- Sulfate/parabens/phthalates/petrochemicals free.
- Sturdy packaging, comes in an easy tube form.
- Long-lasting, only a tiny amount is required.
- No harsh smell.
- Gives a matte look for at least 2 hours.
- Did not break me out or cause any irritation to the skin.
- Not tested on animals
Cons of Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream:
- Cream is slippery in texture, making it difficult to spread on a wet face.
- You can feel the menthol effect in your eyes while applying the cream (menthol content can cause irritation to some people).
- Skin may feel dry, one will need a moisturizer.
- Leaves skin soft.
- Does not control sebum, no change in pore size.
- Oil is back within 2 hours.
- Not suited for oily or dry-skinned people.
- Does not remove heavy eye makeup.
- Non-availability in India.
- Expensive for a cleanser.
- No shelf life specified.
Do I Recommend/Will I Repurchase Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream?
It’s an average cleanser. There is nothing exceptionally good or bad about it. If you find it, buy it (because of the all natural content), but its nothing to die for. I don’t think I shall buy it again. I bought it 2 months back and still half of it is left. I also bought some other goodies from Burt’s Bees which I shall be reviewing soon.
3 out of 5
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