05.24.2013
6
Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment
0.26 fl. oz. for $10
Expert Rating
Community Rating (2)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:05.24.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

This may contain several natural ingredients, but many of them are nothing more than an assault on skin that’s already reddened and inflamed from acne.

The main ingredient is alcohol, which not only is irritating but also stimulates oil production at the base of your pores. (How ironic that it is indeed natural, but once again, natural as a skin-care category doesn’t tell you anything about whether or not a product has benefit for your skin.) If that weren’t bad enough, you’re also getting a potent dose of lemon peel oil and lesser, but still problematic, amounts of other irritating plants, including eucalyptus. The only thing targeted about this product is the potential problems it will generate on your skin.

Community Reviews
Claims

This natural spot treatment is clinically proven to help reduce and improve the appearance of blemishes without irritating skin. Formulated with Tea Tree, Calendula, Yarrow, and Parsley Extracts to help soothe skin and reduce redness and Borage Extract to promote healthy skin resulting in clear and smooth skin, naturally.

Ingredients

Active: Salicylic Acid (0.75%), Other: Alcohol Denatured, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil (Lemon), Water, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract (Yarrow), Borago Officinalis Extract (Borage), Carum Petroselinum Extract (Parsley), Foeniculum Vulgare Fruit (Fennel), Salix Nigra Bark Extract (Willow), Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Tea Tree), Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil

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.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia and Paula’s Choice Research teams have one mission: To help you find the best products for your skin, whether they’re from Paula’s Choice or another brand. By combining efforts, we’re able to share scientific research and remain committed to the highest standards based on our decades of experience objectively reviewing thousands upon thousands of skincare and makeup formularies in all price ranges.


Beautypedia cuts through the hype to bring you product insights and recommendations you won’t find anywhere else!

See all reviews for this brand

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.