Last year I discovered Burt's Bee's, this subsequently ended in my investing in a lot of products. Once I went cruelty-free I found that this was luckily a cruelty-free company! (a blessing as I had so many products!) All their products are very natural and say the percentage on the front. If you're seeking out cruelty-free products you'll find that Burt's Bee's as a franchise is cruelty-free but it's parent company Clorox is not. There are quite a few different opinions & views on parent companies of cruelty-free brands, my opinion is that I feel we should embrace cruelty-free where we can and hope to one day have more and more certified.
Burt's do a great range of lip balms, tints & glosses and this is what they are most known for. My favourites are the lip balms, specifically:
Coconut & Pear Hydrating Lip Balm - 100% Natural & Cruelty-Free.
This smells AMAZING and hydrates my lips superbly. I can put it on at night time if they've got chapped throughout the day for example, especially in the cold weather. By the morning my pout is as good as new!
Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash - 99.2% Natural, Cruelty-Free, Sulfate-Free.
I'm always apprehensive of any body washes with Mint or Tea Tree like ingredients, however I received a free sample of this body wash with another purchase. I used this straight away and was thoroughly impressed! Lovely and fresh, doesn't sting or react with my sensitive skin and most recently found it helps with clearing sinuses in a steaming shower! I would recommend this body wash to anyone, a lovely 'wake up' in the morning.
Peach & Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub - 100% Natural, Cruelty-Free, Sulfate-Free.
This is unlike any facial scrub I have tried, the scrub part is actually made out of ground Peach stone which is an unusual ingredient. This is a tough but pleasant scrub, it smells lovely and exfoliates my face very effectively without drying my skin out.
A few of my other favourite Burt's Bee's products are:
- Orange Essence Facial Cleanser - 100% Natural, Cruelty-Free, Sulfate-Free.
- Coconut Foot Creme - 99.51% Natural, Cruelty-Free.
- Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Creme - 99% Natural, Cruelty-Free.
- Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion - 99% Natural, Cruelty-Free.
I will just briefly share one of my experiences with a Burt's expert. Before Christmas while on a day trip to London, I discovered the ONLY Burt's Bees shop in London, and only one of two in Europe! I had such FANTASTIC service from a member of staff in the shop. She really took time to help me with getting the right skincare for my skin type. 100% GREAT customer service. It makes such a difference to your experience in a shop when someone takes the time & effort with you.