Burt’s Bees – Sensitive Skin Care line

How fun does that arrangement look? I’ve recently tried out some new (to me) products by Burt’s Bees, so here I am reviewing them for you guys today.

Do you like these sort of blog posts? Should I do one product at a time, or keep what I’m doing — one brand at a time?

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin facial cleanser.

This facial cleanser left a light moisturizer feel to my face after I used it, I almost didn’t feel the need to put anything else on my face. But since I do have tight dry skin after cleansing, I did apply a face cream afterwards. I’ve been using it in rotation of my Marcelle, or Philosophy cleansers.

I also have never used a thicker cream like cleanser before.  One thing that I did not like, was that it took three tries to remove all of my mascara off. So that was definitely an issue for me.

Burt’s Bees Energizing Body Bar in Mango & Orange.

This is a big bar of soap! What can I say about a soap though? I’m not sure I would purchase this for myself for a second time, because I use a loofa in the shower and prefer liquid soap myself. But the bar lathered up nicely in my face cloth, and again left me feeling clean without making my skin feel tight.

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin daily moisturizing cream. This moisturizer has been in our bathroom since I first opened it. No rotation of products for my face for this gal! It’s quite light on the face, so I wouldn’t use this during the winter time. It also drys quickly into the skin without leaving any sort of greasy film. It lasts all day long and I don’t have any dry skin patches on my face when I apply this. This one’s a keeper!

Burt’s Bees Body Butter & Sugar Scrub

Oh my word you guys, the scrub looks so disgusting but I think it’s actually my favorite out of the entire lot that I received. I’ve been using the scrub in conjunction with the body butter shown below, before I get ready for my self-tanning routine (seen here).

Oh gosh, this body butter was super difficult to open. They need to put a little lip on it more than what they currently have. I ended up getting it off in a ton of tiny little pieces.

As for body butter goes, I can’t say this will rank as my top favorites. It’s more of a cream consistency, and not as thick as I thought it was going to be. None the less, it’s a great cream with a nice mango & orange scent to it. The scent doesn’t linger all day, which is nice since I don’t want to always smell like my lotion.

Have you ever used any Burt’s Bees products? I’ve used their lip balms many times in the past but I’ve never used anything else. I’m excited to try out the Radience Body Lotion, as it’s gotten a ton of hype on YouTube about it. Basically it gives your skin a super gorgeous glow to it. Most people use it on their legs when they’re going out, or on the collar bone area for a nice sexy look!

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Marcelle Mother Load

Last week I mentioned that I was a huge fan of makeup removers. Duh. Since I wear makeup almost on a daily basis, I’m going to have to love a certain makeup remover. I have two front runners at the moment. One being Philosophy, and I recently purchased the largest possible bottle you could ever purchase at Sephora, it was the Purity Cleanser, which is so gentle and mild on my sensitive skin.

The other, being a long time favorite ever since I was first introduced by it from my Pharmacist neighbor back home in Newfoundland. That product is the hypo allergenic brand named Marcelle. Much more easily accessible than Philosophy as you can get Marcelle products at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

Boom. Look at that mother load.

Whenever I find something I like, I tend to buy a ton of it when it goes on sale. Thus, the overload of Marcelle products sitting at home in my apartment half full, some unopened and some empties just so I know what to re-purchase.

I’ve been in touch with a fantastic representative at Marcelle and mentioned to her that I’ve become a Marcelle-hoarder and snapped some photos of my old bottles I had laying around saying which ones I’m a fan of, and which one I’m not. I dislike the gel as I don’t feel like it cleanses my skin well. But I purchased that one by mistake as it said it was for oily skin types.

Apparently I have had some of these products laying around a little too long.  Two years too long. I told my rep what bottle I was using and she couldn’t think of which bottle I was referring too. Apparently the one I was using was a bottle from two years previously and it has since been redesigned. Whoopsies, a little embarrassing. I was wondering if cleansers could go rancid, but she reassured me that they wouldn’t have gone bad. Unless the texture/smell changed.

Um. I’m not sure what the bottle of cleanser was supposed to smell like, so after I took the photos I threw the product out. It was almost done anyway. Thankfully my rep took pity on me and sent over my favorite bottle (the pink one shown) along with a Renforcils eye makeup remover that actually removes waterproof mascara. To be honest, I’ve never tried water proof mascara. Though I should, since I laugh so hard every day that my mascara runs (seriously, it’s terrible). Perhaps I should eventually scope some out and buy the water proof kind.

So, basically the cleansers I was given to try out, work just as well as the other Marcelle products I’ve been using on a regular basis. So no complaints over here. I would suggest to wait for a sale to pick up some Marcelle products as they are a little higher end at about $10-$18 a bottle in the Beauty department at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

Have you ever used Marcelle products before? If not, what are some of your go-to makeup removers or facial cleansers?

This was not a sponsored blog post. Two out of the seven Marcelle products shown, were sent to me for free.

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