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Beeswax Moisturizing Day Creme
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2 fl. oz. for $15
Last Updated:05.24.2013
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Beeswax Moisturizing Day Creme is described as a lightweight formula but it contains too much oil to make that claim a reality.

This is a good, basic moisturizer for dry skin but definitely lacks state-of-the-art ingredients. The jar packaging not only presents a hygiene problem (each time you dip your finger in the jar you’re adding bacteria that stresses the preservative system) but also causes the antioxidant components of the plant oils (and the vitamin E) to loose potency.

Claims

This lightweight version of our Beeswax Moisturizing Night Creme is a natural moisturizer that combines beeswax with vitamins and botanical oils. The soothing formula is suitable for all skin types.

Ingredients

Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Beeswax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Sodium Borate, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Stearate, Glucose, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Beta-Carotene, Fragrance

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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