A while back I found a set with these three Burt’s Bees products on sale. They were in a honeycomb-shaped box to boot, so of course I got them. I was so excited, but unfortunately this story has a mediocre/sad ending.
Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme – First off, the cloying almond scent is waaaay too sweet. It hits you in the face from the moment you open it. It looked nice and thick though, so I had hope that I’d get over the smell if it was really creamy and moisturizing. It had a really odd grainy texture to it, like there were bits in it. It made my hands feel oily for a long time, and my hands actually felt like they had a dry film on them. I wanted to like it so much but it fell flat.
Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme with Vitamin E – Not as big a disappointment as the hand creme, but this wasn’t outstanding either. The coconut smell is more pleasant than the almond but it’s still strong. This isn’t a lightweight cream either. You better be putting this on with an intention of putting on socks and tucking into bed because it completely coats your feet. My feet do feel good in the morning after using it (I use it twice a week usually), but I dread applying it. I have to wash my hands like crazy because they feel so sticky afterwards.
Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – My one glimmer of light in this sea of dashed hopes. While it’s not a holy grail cuticle cream, it has a great lemon scent and I like how easily it goes from solid to oil when you swirl your finger in the tin. It’s lightweight, so if you’ve got really dry cuticles this might not be a solution. It’s more for lightly moisturizing my cuticles when I’m switching polishes and need something that doesn’t take forever to absorb.