05.24.2013
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Facial Towelettes with White Tea Extract
Rating
10 towelette for $3
Last Updated:05.24.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

These cleansing cloths have minimal cleansing ability and end up being little more than perfume for your face. Fragrance isn’t skin care yet these cloths are loaded with it, to your skin’s detriment. Add this to the lack of cleansing ability (forget about using these cloths to remove makeup) and you have a product that needs to go back to the drawing board!

Claims

Remove make-up, cleanse and tone in one easy step. Infused with White Tea and Cucumber Extracts plus Aloe, these towelettes clean your face naturally. So you can give your skin the care it needs no matter where you are.

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Xanthan Gum, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Caprylyl/Caprylpolyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Amyl Cinnamal, Citral, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool.

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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