I am aware that writing a review of a skincare item is a bit of a waste of time. Skin types and needs vary so much from person to person. This scrub just did not work for me at all. I have normal skin. I do feel like my skin gets a bit “dull” so I use a scrub a few times a week. If I am using a foaming cleanser, I use my Shisiedo brush for exfoliation. One thing that I learned from doing makeup was that people that exfoliated frequently always had younger and healthier looking skin. It didn’t really matter what cream they used or skincare line. It just mattered that they exfoliated and it didn’t hurt to stay out of the sun 🙂

Anyways, I thought I would give this Burt’s Bees Peach and Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub a try. I really didn’t like it. It is in a super creamy lotion type base. There are a few “scrubbers” in there, very few. They are rough little peach stone pieces. They really don’t do anything but scratch my skin. This reminds me more of a cream cleanser with a few jagged edges in it. After rinsing, I can still feel an uncomfortable film that even toner can’t remove. I would use the scrub, then my normal cleanser, then use a toner and I still couldn’t the dirty feeling “moisture” off my face. I find this odd because it appears that this product is marketed to the normal to oily skin client. The scent is slightly sweet like peach and almond oil. I like the fragrance because it is neutral enough. But, the fragrance can’t disguise that this is a less than great product.

This product didn’t leave my skin feeling smoother. It didn’t leave it looking more radiant. It really didn’t do anything. There are much better scrubs for me out there in the $8 price range. If you do want to give it a try, it is available at drugstore.com.

I love the Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer Tinted Lip Balms because they actually have pigment. They are a great lipstick replacement. They have that minty tingle of the original Burt’s Bees lip balm. I’m a lipstick kind of gal. However, my lips usually get really chapped in the cold. Pigment rich red lipstick does not cover chapped lips very well. Instead it looks like smearing pigment on to the shedded skin of a Bearded Dragon. Everytime my lips get all messed up looking, I use an intensive treatment at night and during the day I use one of these tinted balms. Sometimes I use clear balm but most of the time I feel my lips need some color. Nutmeg is a reddish orangey coral with tons of gold shimmer. It looks great with green eye makeup, bronzey eye makeup, and coral eye makeup. Since my hair is dyed red, this color really works well. It’s a slim tube  Plus, this stuff is pretty cheap (under $6) and can be bought pretty much everywhere.

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Champagne is a lovely pearly silver pale pink shimmer lip balm. It is the same wonderful formula as the orginal minty lip balm. This balm comes in a slim pocket friendly tube. It provides a minty tingle and is very “nourishing”. I love the minty fragrance. It is like a breath mint. It provides lots of pearly shimmer in a clear pale pink base. It looks wonderful alone or over a lip color. I prefer to use mine to “lighten” up my brick and deep berry lipstick shades. It retails for under $5 and is available pretty much everywhere and drugstore.com.

Of course I would go for a cleanser that has “essence” in the title. I like for all the products I use to have a pleasing aroma and I want something that I can look forward to using.

Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser is a rich, glycerin based cleanser with a “vaseline” like texture. It smells of orange oil which kind of reminds me of furniture polish but in a good clean way, not a gross chemical way. The cleanser is enriched with olive oil, aloe vera, rosemary and orange oil. It is deep cleansing without leaving the skin dehydrated feeling. Actually afterward my skin feels “nourished”. I have normal/combination skin (towards the drier side) and this stuff does a great job. It cleans without making my drier patches feel drier. I had no allergic reactions to this product and no unusual breakouts. My husband likes this product too and he has thick man skin. It retails for $8 and you can get it at Target, most drugstores, drugstore.com, or burtsbees.com.

Like everything under the sun, I’m sure this product isn’t for everyone. Skincare is a risky business where one product works wonders on someone and makes another wonder why they bought it. It is very fragrant cleanser and has a texture unlike most deep cleansing or foaming face washes that most people use. Some people may dislike this. I would say it isn’t for very oily skins but I know people with very oily skins that use this and love it. It doesn’t dry their skin out and helps nourish and protect their skin from all their harsh prescription acne meds. I’ve used this when it was the dead of winter and my skin was flaky and raw. It really smoothed my skin. Plus, I enjoy the aroma and texture. It used to be in an aluminum toothpaste like tube which was annoying and wasted alot of product. Now it is in a plastic toothpaste tube that doesn’t leak as much. And I’m not sensitive to fragrance. Thank God.

Well, for some reason I bought this. Why do I keep buying lip balms? I have enough. I really like the original Burt’s Bees balm that is super minty and tingling. The honey doesn’t sting and it smells sickly sweet of honey. I’ve read some reviews and some people are really turned off by this fragrance or compare it to urine. I don’t see that at all. If only urine smelled this good, I wouldn’t of got rid of that kitten a.k.a. The Poo Poo Bandit, a few years ago. The scent is very sweet and “honey”-ish. It smells like a honey latte. I don’t find the scent artificial like some are saying. They must of not smelled honey in its true form. This smells like a jar of honey. OK, lets get past this smell, you either love it or hate it. The formula is smooth and a little heavier than the original. I like this. I reapply less frequently. It is not waxy or clumpy or rough. It wears nicely without creating too much of a “slip”. I like this product but I won’t rebuy it. I’ll most likely go for the original because I like it’s tingle. The original just “feels” like it is working. Oh, the psychology of it all…

This goes for about $3 and is available everywhere and drugstore.com.

I hope that you have used this product by now but if you haven’t you should. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme is a rich natural nail treatment with a zesty lemon peel scent. It comes in an adorable, small, vintage looking, yellow tin. It contains sweet almond oil, Vitamin E and cocoa butter in a beeswax base.

My cuticles are ragged, haggard messes that are often dry and painful. I wash my hands a lot and wear nasty latex gloves at my job. Plus, my housework and I have a bad habit of cutting cuticles which is not good. After using this product for a few days, my cuticles are much better. They are softer but stronger. Plus I love the lemon fragrance in this stuff and the rich texture. Like all Burt’s Bees products, this is high quality stuff. It retails for $6 and is available at most drugstore, DERMAdoctor and drugstore.com. And a little goes a long way and you only need to apply it once daily.

First and foremost, this stuff smells good enough to eat and I wish they made a fragrance of it. I would love a body spray of this. It has a rich milky raw almond fragrance that is like a fine Italian dessert and smells like a lot of fine Italian soaps. Love it. The packaging is kind of cute because it looks vintage. It’s plain and simple with a cute cow.

The hand cream is enriched with lots of nourishing stuff like sweet almond oil (my fave moisturizer in the world because it contains lots of proteins and acids), aloe vera, vitamin E and it is all set in beeswax. The texture is thick but will absorb especially if your hands are as dry as mine. My job makes me wear latex/rubber gloves and plus wash my hands a lot. This stuff really keeps my hands from splitting open from my everyday wear and tear. Not to mention house cleaning, etc. I don’t use this stuff after every hand washing like the company suggests. My life doesn’t offer me that much luxury. I use it every night and it works wonders with just using it once a day.

It retails for $8 and is available at most drugstores, Target and online at burtsbees.com and drugstore.com.