Burt’s Bees Haul

burtsbeeshaul

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.

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4 thoughts on “Burt’s Bees Haul

  1. Samantha says:

    I’m glad I read this. I am in love with the Burt’s Bees chapstick, and I have been looking at their other products for awhile now, but never got around to buying them. It kind of sucks you had to waste the money for products you didn’t like. :/ I guess that’s always the risk you take when trying out new products though.

    • They have a lot of other nice products (I love their sugar scrubs!) and that’s why it was extra disappointing. I’ve seen others rave about the hand creme though, so maybe I’m a wimpy baby. Their Chapstick never fails me at least. I loved the one with Kokum butter this winter!

  2. sittingdoe says:

    What a bummer! My husband used the almond hand creme and loved it. I don’t remember it being grainy at all – it was really thick and really smooth. Almost like butter. Maybe you got a bad/old batch? I personally didn’t like the hand creme because, like you said, the scent would knock you back each time you opened the jar. I may Have to try the cuticle cream though. I love lemon scented anything and am generally pleased with BB products (just bought some of the tinted lip balm and bubble bath today). Thanks for this post! And better luck with your next hand and foot creme purchase :) (I just bought some herbal moisturizing cream from trader joes, but its to soon to form an opinion since I haven’t used it yet. Fingers crossed!)

    • I’m starting to wonder if I did get a bad batch of hand creme. It was on clearance so it’s a possibility. Definitely look into the cuticle cream if you love lemon because it’s really nice!

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