Thursday, 2 July 2015

#SaveYourPillow with Burt's Bees Cleansers | Beauty

I absolutely love Burt's Bees products, and I'm incredibly fond of their lip balms for myself, and have regularly used their baby products on Dexter since he was born. When I was asked to take part in the #SaveYourPillow campaign, I jumped at the chance. I haven't tried any of their cleansers or skincare products before so thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try them and review them for you all.

I can occasionally be lazy, so decided that for those lazy days I would use the Facial Cleansing Towelettes*. I know beauty bloggers have this 'thing' about using face wipes etc, but I've always been a fan of them for removing stubborn make up when I don't have the time for a good cleanse.

The Burt's Bees website states:
'Our natural face wipes are perfect for sensitive skin and naturally removing dirt, oil and make-up without rinsing. Infused with anti-oxidant rich White Tea Extract and other botanical extracts like Cucumber Extracts and Aloe Leaf Juice, these easy to use towels cleanse and calm your face naturally.'

The did remove the most stubborn of make up, being mascara and eye liner, and I didn't need to rinse afterwards either which I like however, I wouldn't completely agree with this statement. I do suffer from incredibly sensitive skin with a lot of allergies, and found them leaving my skin dry sore, and with a stinging sensation after use. They would be super to take to a festival though, and I loved the fragrance. I'm giving the Towelettes a 4/5. 

Next up is the Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream*. I absolutely love cleansers at the moment, and you may have seen one featured in my morning skincare regime blog post, so I decided it would be great to try a Burt's Bees cleanser. 

The Burt's Bees website states:
'cleanser is made with a gentle, yet effective plant-based cleansing complex featuring quillaja saponaria (soap) bark extract and witch hazel. Luxurious lather foams away excess dirt, oil and make-up leaving skin feeling clean and refreshed. Extracts of chamomile, echinacea and aloe help calm skin while glycerin and cocoa butter provide a touch of moisture for naturally fresh, healthy skin.'

The cleanser felt absolutely gorgeous and hydrating on my skin, and I used a muslin cloth to remove the excess after cleaning; much like a hot cloth and polish. Again, it removed the most stubborn of make up with ease, leaving my skin feeling fresher, smooth and soft. It wasn't until I removed the cleanser that I noticed a really strong tingling sensation on my skin, I'm presuming this was the Witch Hazel. This was far too strong for my skin and I immediately had to wash my face a few times in cold water to calm and relive the stinging sensation, along with the irritation around my eyes. Although again this is a product that I would have absolutely loved to have loved, unfortunately it didn't work for me. I would give this a 3/5. 

Even though both products are said to be gentle and great for sensitive skin, I would be careful when purchasing this product if you do suffer from a lot of allergies and sensitivities like myself as I think these products are just a little too harsh for the skin. However, saying that, they are two wonderfully hydrating, nourishing and brilliant cleansers that I would definitely recommend to everyone else!

This blog post has been written in collaboration with Burt's Bees, and may contain product sample(s); all content contained within, images (unless specified) and opinions are my own.

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