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Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother
Rating
6 fl. oz. for $10
Category:Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products
Last Updated:05.24.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother has more irritating than soothing properties for skin thanks to the comfrey extract and citrus oils it contains. Pure aloe vera gel would be a much better option.

Claims

Instantly soothes, calms and comforts skin after prolonged sun exposure. This intensely hydrating, quick absorbing lotion is packed with soothing Aloe and Linden Extract and nourishing Coconut Oil. Enjoy naturally revived skin that is soft and healthy!

Ingredients

Water, Coconut Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Stearic Acid (Vegetable Fat), Kaolin, Alpha Bisabolol, Glucose (Sugar), Aloe Extract, Linden Extract, Comfrey Extract, Bee Pollen Extract, Lemon Bioflavonoids, Xanthan Gum (Natural Thickener), Honey Powder, Orange Oil, Lemon Oil, Sucrose Distearate (Sugar Emulsifier), Sucrose Stearate (Sugar Emulsifier), Sodium Borate (Natural Borax), Lecithin, Fragrance, Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase (Natural Preservative)

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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