I was especially psyched to learn about the new Intense Hydration facial skincare product line from Burt's Bees, a green-oriented company I admire greatly for its championship of natural ingredients, animal- and eco-friendly practices, and ethical, responsible business behavior. The Intense Hydration line includes a cream cleanser, day lotion, night cream, treatment mask, and eye cream, each made with confidence-inspiring clary sage and probiotic technology. Burt's Bees states all of the products are 99 percent natural, noncomedogenic (will not clog pores or cause blackheads), and tested by dermatologists. They are not fragrance free, though, but the noticeable scent is listed on each container as deriving from natural parfum. Potential buyers -- especially budget-conscious ones -- should know the line is on the pricier side for drugstore/general purchase fare, ranging from about $10 for the six-ounce cream cleanser to $20-plus for the other items. Not only do I appreciate manufacturers who care about the world and their consumers as much as Burt's Bees appears to, but I also have dry skin, the target skin type for the Intense Hydration line. I wanted to love the products so much, in fact, that I purchased several packages of the cleanser from Rite Aid during a sale before I even received my Bzz kit. I anticipated cleaning my face at least twice a day (thus the need for extra) and using the day lotion during day hours and the night cream overnight. My advance purchase was premature, however, a fact I realized immediately after using the cleanser the first time in combination with an Intense Hydration moisturizer. Because I like to keep my skin as clear as possible of the occasional annoying pimple, I gently swipe my face with an astringent- or witch hazel-moistened cotton ball after each washing. The cotton always has a visible bit of residue or leftover grime on it after each swipe (which is to be expected), and I gauge how well my cleanser of the moment is working based on the amount. I also employ a post-wash fingernail swipe (gently drawing my finger across my wet face immediately after rinsing away cleanser to see if any gunk is left behind) to help determine the same thing. Although Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser did remove unwanted dirt and oil from my face, it was too "heavy" for my preferences because it left too much gunk behind as well. Of course, it's also possible the gunk I noticed was deposited by the cream itself if, for example, the residue was actually due to the ingredients meant to intensely hydrate skin. In any case, the heaviness was apparent both through the uncommonly large amount of grime on the cotton ball post-washing and the degree of grime under my fingernail after the post-rinse test. I prefer cleansers that produce minimal or no grime in both instances. After using the cream cleanser, day lotion, night cream, and treatment mask on several occasions, I realized that the heaviness associated with the cleanser was a common trait of all the products. The leftover residue tended to gradually disappear with the moisturizers as the product sank into my skin, and it didn't bother me as much since most moisturizers have a similar absorption effect when you leave them on your skin to work their magic. The moisturizers and treatment mask did a great job combating dryness and keeping my skin supple without an oily or shiny appearance. Unfortunately, though, I just couldn't get past the unwanted grime that the cream cleanser generates. As a result, I give Burt's Bees Intense Hydration line a middling three stars overall. If the cream cleanser cleaned more effectively, or there was an alternative cleanser such as a foaming or gel face wash, that rating would increase to four or five stars.
I've always been a fan of Burt's Bees so when I got invited to this campaign I was beyond excited! I always buy their lips balms & I am in love with their Hand Repair Cream which is a lifesaver for my extremely dry hands. So when given the opportunity to try more of their wonderful products and especially a facial skincare line I knew my skin would be in for a treat. Massachusetts, where I'm from, has very harsh winter weather. With the cold wind and frigid winter air my skin gets so dry. Then throw in the heat in my apartment which is so dry and it really does a number on my combination skin. It's like Winter sucks all the moisture from my skin leaving painfull dry patches. So with fingers crossed and high hopes I started using Burt's Bees Intense Hysration. WOW! I am very impressed! I knew Burt's Bees products were amazing but know I love them even more! Here's my impresions of each product! Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser with Clary Sage: I tried this product first. As I opened the product I noticed the light clean scent. PHEW - I hate being overpowered by fragrance in a skincare line. Following the instructions I squirted some out and started to massage in gently into my face with some water. It felt very gentle & soothing yet thoroughly cleaned my face. It rinsed off well & while giving my skin moisture. VERY IMPRESSED! I have used this daily and my skin has really felt a difference. I was worried at first about my Tzone area but my skin is less oily and my normally dry skin is a thing of the past. Intense Hydration Treatment Mask with Clary Sage: Again great clean light smell. I put a generous amount on my face as instructed and relaxed for 10 minutes while in gently suk in to my skin. After 10 minutes I removed it with a towel and gently massaged the remaning into my skin. I could not believe how soft, supple and radiant my skin looked & felt! This product is beyond AMAZING and I honestly can never live without this product again! Intense Hydration Night Cream with Clary Sage: I followed the instructions and aplied it to my face & neck. It's Super thick but you only need a little, it goes a LONG way and I could feel in sinking deep into my skin moments after my first aplication. But even better was waking up in the morning and seeing and feeling how great my skin looked and felt. I always use a moisturizer but honestly never used a night cream. But after using this I will be from now on. This has truely made a huge difference in my skin texture, banished my dryness, my skin looks supple and the tiny lines I started noticing near my eyes has plumped to barely noticable! So would I reccomend this: YES! Infact I havn't stopped since. And it's worth the nearly 20 bucks per product & honestly I think it's a bargain for the amazing benifts and will continue to purchase this product. I even ended up buying the eye cream from this line & will be along with these products part of my skincare routine from now on! Thank you Burt's Bees! My skin can't thank you enough!
Let me just gush about how much I'm enjoying the Burt's Bee's Intense Hydration Face Care line. It's been a very long time since I've been able to find a product that I can clean & hydrate my skin without ever, and I mean ever, being oily. From the first week of use and throughout this review, I can't tell enough people about how well Burt's Bees Intense Hydration line works. I've share my love of this product with my co-workers, my friend and my sister and we all love it. My co-worker love the product so much that she went out and purchased the entire line. We both discussed how well the Day Cream works as an excellent primer before applying our make-up and how well it keep our skin hydrated throughout the day. I had a co-worker tell me that my skin was, "glowing". I know for sure that it's because of the Intense Hydration Face Care I've been using. I must say, this is by far the best face product I've ever used! I use the Cream Cleanser every morning and evening, applying the Day lotion in the morning and the Night Cream before bed. Please note that a little goes a long way with this rich and creamy line. On Sunday's I apply the Moisture Mask right before jumping in the shower. My skin had severe dry areas near my nose, chin and jaw areas. Now my skin looks and feels like silk. Always hydrated, even during the worst, cold, dry wind gust that the city of Chicago is known for. I've finally found a product that protects my face from the harsh Chicago winters, Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Face Care!
As an skin professional I know how important is for everyone to have a great skin but to pay high price for it is not fair but thankfully this great face line develop for Burt's Bees is the solution for smooth skin hydrate skin reduce and reduce the appear of lines just to mention some of the great benefits ! And with an affordable price $$$ I have tried this products as part of my campaign of Burt'sBees Intense Hydratiton with Clary sage and I can be more that satisfied for the great quality starting from the cleanser to the mask and the night cream my skin has been improve 100% I have the best results I already bought another kit because I don't want to run out of my producs ! Since is made from 99% natural ingredients I don't have to worry for second reactions in my skin even my friends with sensitive skin are using the producs now! Burt's Bees intense Hydratiton with Clary Sage is a most have now in my house :)! Thanks
As part of the BzzAgent campaign I was given several products to try from the Burt's Bees Intense Hydration skincare line. The products I tried were: treatment mask with clary sage, cream cleanser with clary sage and night cream with clary sage. So first of all I had to look up what clary sage was upon receiving this set of products, as it was something I'd never heard of. Apparently clary sage is a plant that has a long history as a medicinal herb, and for many years it has been grown for its essential oil. It's also used in aromatherapy to treat insomnia, as well as anxiety and fear. It has a pleasant, gentle aroma, which I appreciated. The cream cleanser is fabulous. Just a small dollop of the product cleaned my face, which is something I appreciate being a woman on a tight budget. My face felt very clean after using the cleanser, without feeling dry, which is always a challenge. For two days a week, following the cleanser, I used the facial mask. I'm a big fan of facial masks, and I've tried many over the years, both peel-offs as well as wash-offs such as this one. I found this to be a good product, very smooth and comfortable going on. It spread easily across my face. When I washed it off my face, my face felt soft. After several uses, I'm noticing a lot less dryness on my face, particularly in the T-Zone. Now whether this is a result of the facial mask or a combination of the Intense Hydration products is difficult to say. Either way, I can honestly say it's a product I would continue to use. The only product that I didn't like, of the three I received to try, was the night cream. Now in all fairness, I'm not a big fan of night creams, and I've rarely used them in my life. That said, this one felt a bit too greasy for my liking and when I started using it, my face started breaking out. I'm pretty sure it was this particular product that caused the breakout as it seemed to coordinate with when I started using it, as I'd resisted trying this product for a week or two after using the others. Altogether, I think this is a great lien of products. Burt's Bees has a fabulous reputation as a skincare company, and for good reason. This is a natural skincare solution, which is something I strive to find. Overall, I was pleased with these products (at least two of the three) and the results on my skin have been noticeable by both myself and my family.
I was extremely excited to be selected to test the Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration face care line. I have heard nothing but good things about Burt’s Bees, but I don’t think I’ve tried any of their products before, since they are a bit pricey. However, I think that’s because the quality of their products is better than the lower-priced items available at drugstores. I was happily surprised to receive three full-size products in the mail—Cream Cleanser with Clary Sage, Night Cream with Clary Sage, and Treatment Mask with Clary Sage—and also lots of coupons and some mini-samples of the night cream and day lotion. I originally thought I was missing a full-size day lotion from my package, but then I looked on the BzzAgent website and saw that others had only received three products as well. (There is also an eye cream to round out the Intense Hydration line.) I’m not sure why they chose not to include the day lotion in this BzzKit, but that’s okay, because it doesn’t have SPF in it anyway, and I only use moisturizer with SPF. I immediately started using the cream cleanser at night in my shower. At first I wasn’t sure what I thought of the clary sage scent. I’m still not sure that I love it, but it’s definitely grown on me and I don’t have a problem with it. I don’t think I’ve ever smelled anything like it before. I have combination skin, and this line is aimed at people with dry skin, so I was a bit concerned that it might make me break out, but I didn’t get pimples any more than I normally do. Maybe that’s because the products contain 99% natural ingredients. I like the cream cleanser a lot. It removes my makeup easily and I feel refreshed after using it. With coupons, a sale, and a rebate available at Rite Aid, I was able to purchase another full-size cream cleanser (and a lip balm!) for free, so I’m excited about having more to use after I finish this container. I used the night cream a handful of times. I was really worried about this making my face break out, but as I said, I don’t think it did any more than usual. I don’t know how my skin would have reacted if I had used this every night—I tended to use it one night, then my acne medication the next two or three nights, then this again, and on and on. I had never used a night cream before so I thought it was a bit thick (but definitely not greasy) when I first put it on, but I believe that’s actually the point of a night cream. You are supposed to really feel it at first, so there’s enough to sink into your skin while you sleep. I did not notice anything remaining on my face when I woke up. I think it really works, because I usually have some dry skin around my nose and in other places on my face, and I don’t have any now. I am starting to get dry patches in various places on my body. (I had psoriasis—or eczema, don’t know which, when I was younger and I wonder if it’s coming back.) So for the last few days, I have been putting the night cream on the dry patches, and it appears to be helping them. As for the treatment mask, I only used it once. I have done treatment masks before, and this one stayed wet instead of hardening as I had expected it to. I now see in the description that it worked exactly as it is supposed to, and I understand why it was created like that. The instructions don’t tell you to wash it off after 5-10 minutes; they say to wipe off the residue and then rub the remaining product into your skin. It’s like another night cream of sorts at that point. When I woke up the morning after using it, I really felt like my face looked hydrated and revitalized. I am looking forward to using it again. I highly recommend the Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration face care line, and I am eager to try other Burt’s Bees products in the future!
This is BzzAgent Cowher: I received my BzzAgent kit in the mail and i was telling my sister about it. She knows all about me being a BzzAgent so she is aware of how this all works. I asked her if she wanted to try a Bert's Bees product because i knew she loves other Bert's Bees products. She said yes she would love to try these products. I gave her a couple samples of the lotions and a coupon. A few days later she called me to let me know that she had been using these samples and really loved them. The lotion made her face feel clean and fresh. She said that she was really surprised how well they worked because sometimes certain products make her skin dry out and also break out. She told me that she will be buying some more of this product as soon as her sample is gone. She was very happy to have tried this and told me to "Thank You" for sending out these wonderful products.
I have always loved using the Burt's Bees lip gloss, but never thought to try the face care products until this campaign. My skin is usually OK most of the year, until winter rolls around. In addition, a stray cat I took in had scratched me, and my skin became even more dry (intensely dry) after I had treated it, so I was really in need of something special. The cream cleanser was perfect for me! It washed everything off really well, but was also very gentle, which was great for my skin after my injury. I used the intense hydration day lotion most of all on the previously injured spot, because it really needed the extra moisture. The area seemed to really need it, and I reapplied as much as I needed. It felt great going on, and really helped. The intense hydration night cream was another favorite. It was thick, and seemed to cure my dryness problem in the spot that had been injured, almost overnight! I'm not sure if it was the night cream or intense hydration treatment mask that really cured the super-dry spot, but either way, the dryness went away fairly quickly. I had been dealing with the extreme dry spot with no improvement for several days prior to using the products, so I know for sure that it helped. These are all great products, smell clean and fresh, and are easy to use.
Living in Southern California we do not experience extreme weather too often so I do not experience too many changes in my skin throughout the year. However, once our dry winters come my skin really suffers. My face dries out so badly and can really feel gross and uncomfortable. I have a hard time keep it hydrated no matter which products I choose. Even when they are made for hydration I find that they don't soak into my skin very well and they just sit on the surface of my skin and feel greasy. I am not opposed to spending a lot of money on a skin care product as long as it works but I have found that just because they are expensive does not guarantee success. I love the Burt's Bees line and was excited to learn about their new Intense Hydration line. I love that I do not have to worry about chemicals or other materials they may put in their products. It is wonderful having the peace of mind that your product is all natural and designed to pamper your skin instead of altering it with chemicals and additives. These products came just in time as the dry weather has begun! I could already feel the effect on my skin when my products arrived! Thank you bzzagent! I immediately used the cleanser that night and could see and feel an immediate effect. Normally after washing my face my skin feels dry and tight. This definitely was not the case. I could feel the moisture in my skin instead of tightness. Yay! I used the night cream as well and was so excited to feel the results when I woke up in the morning. Complete hydration! Usually my night cream seems to wear off by the morning but this was not the case. As the weather got a bit drier I used the mask. I would use it once a week to help maintain the hydration and it did just that. Each of the products did what it claimed to do and did it well. My skin feels hydrated and smooth and as a result I look more rested and refreshed. They did not sit on top of my skin and make it feel greasy. My skin soaked them up and greatly benefited from them. It goes to show you that you don't have to spend a ton of money on a product to get great results!
This campaign was great because it came with samples and coupons! I took in the samples and coupons to work and shared them with five coworkers. I told them about the products that I received and that I had been using them from home. I told them the face wash was excellent and gentle to use with a mild pleasant scent to it. I told them the lotion was just as good and that it helped my face feel hydrated and soft. I have very sensitive skin and am prone to break out when trying new products, but these products did not irritate my skin whatsoever. I will continue to use this brand. I have not had the chance to look for the product in stores yet but I did know that they sell Burts Bees at Target, Meijers, and even Walmart. And just so you know, the smiles were big when I handed out those coupons with the samples attached to it. Who wouldn't love that? I know I did!
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