Sunday, 21 September 2014

Burt's Bees Soothingly Sensitive Aloe & Buttermilk Body Lotion (review)

Burt's Bees Soothingly Sensitive Body Lotion

This 30 ml bottle of body lotion came as part of a pack, and bearing in mind I found a little goes a long way there's more than enough here to review! I'm a big fan of Burt's Bees which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year; they're natural, effective and luxurious toiletries, but can this moisturiser live up to its maker's reputation?

Mostly yes. This is a very natural product – 99.41% natural to be precise! – and is targeted at sensitive skin so you know it's going to be free of potential irritants. Sure enough it's pthalate, petrochemical and paraben free and from an animal welfare point of view it's free from animal testing, too.

Burt's Bees Body Lotion
The pure white lotion is quite runny so it's effortlessly easy to spread; it won't tug your skin as you massage it in. Unfortunately from the very first application to the last I hated the smell! It smells like dodgy milk to me, but I know other people don't mind it. Perhaps sniff it before purchasing it if you're interested. Thank God I only had a small bottle, that's all I can say.

It does moisturise, though, and very effectively for such a light-feeling lotion, too. Burt's Bees say it's scientifically proven to nourish for 24 hours and I can well believe it. I have normal–oily skin, though, I'm not sure if dry skin would feel the benefits. Thirteen users on Make-Up Alley have given it an average of 3.2/5.0 which seems fair.

So I won't be looking to buy this because of the fragrance (which is 100% natural, by the way!) but it is a good moisturiser. I love how light it feels and how quickly it absorbs and it's so natural which is lovely – even the bottle is made from 90% recycled plastics. It's a great product; I just need to find it in a different scent!

Moisturises effectively and quickly
Can't stand the smell!
Moisturisation lasts well

Extremely natural

Eco-friendly choice


Brand: Burt's Bees

Size: 30 ml
Price: £ (£__.__/100 ml)

Size: 170 g
Price: £9.99 (£5.88/100 g)

Manufactured: n/a

Ingredients: Water, Sunflower Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Stearic Acid, Beeswax, Glucose (Sugar), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Orange Wax, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Buttermilk Powder, Orange Oil, Anise Oil, Lemon Oil, Vanilla Extract, Clove Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomile Extract, Cornflower Extract, St. John's Wort Extract, Linden Extract, Roman Chamomile Extract, Sucrose Distearate, Sodium Borate, Natural Fragrance, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase

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