I have combination skin with an extreme sensitivity issue. I was really surprised that this didn't flair up my skin immediately. It smells like one of those candy necklaces...not overpowering, just a bit. It has a really rich consistency, which I'm not normally used to, but since my skin has been breaking out in a rash with lots of cleansers I decided to give cream cleansers a try. After massaging it in for a few minutes it gets surprisingly cold (menthol cool). It's not bad, it's just really unexpected since it doesn't smell of menthol and it doesn't happen right away. Fun surprise though! I could feel a few of the rash bumps begin to come up after my second use, which means with repeated use it will probably agitate it. I'm going to review a lot of different cleansers for a few washes and use the best of those for longer periods of time. I will probably revisit this... I'll repost when I do!
Update (12/10/11): I haven't used this product in months because I found another cleanser that I LOVE and this one bothered my skin. I'm using Nude Skincare now. Nude is more expensive, but I can't really out a price on a clearing, soft and CALM skin.
I really wanted to like this, I like the idea of Burt's Bees, but alas it was the worst cleanser I have ever tried. I have combo skin, quite oily on my nose, forehead and jawline. After using this, my skin felt too dry, taunt and stripped of any natural moisture. The scent I found to be challenging, as it was too 'antiseptic' for my taste. The irony is that it did not cleanse away all of my makeup, therefore my skin did not feel clean, just stripped.
This may work better on acne prone, adolescent skin, however I would be reluctant to strip the natural oils entirely.
I really wanted to like this!
I LOVE this cleanser. I will never buy another cleanser again. I used to break out frequently, and my skin is super sensitive.. It reacts to practically EVERYTHING, especially anything with salicylic acid in it, and benzoyl peroxide always dried my skin out to the point of being painful. Discovering this cleanser was (not to be overly dramatic) life changing. It must be something to do with the natural ingredients but it soothes my skin and helped clear up any acne I did have within a few weeks of regular (once per day) use. I love the fresh clean scent and the thickness of the cleanser.
Love this cleanser! Not only does it clean well without drying out my oily skin, it feels so good. I love using it to massage my face. I can massage for a while and I don't have to worry about over cleansing. My skin feels refreshed and it helps with clearing up acne. Initially, I thought it was an expensive product, but I can see now it's actually a great price. I'm going to repurchase.
I love this cleanser! My skin feels refreshed with a pleasant tingle after using this. The cream is thick and luxurious, lovely to apply. One tube lasted me four months, using it day and night, so definitely good value for money (I paid €13).
I have since tried other cleansers, because this didn't really do any miracles for my skin, but I will be rebuying this because it is a joy to use and it is a natural, eco friendly product.
Some other reviews say that it didn't remove make-up effectively. If i wore make-up I used a cheaper Simple cleanser first, then this. I didn't expect it to remove all my make-up satisfactorily. I tone my skin afterwards with a cotton pad and rose water and this removes the last of the grime.
I love this product. It smells good and makes my face feel fresh afterwards. Yeah, it doesn't take off all your make-up but you can always get makeup remover wipes. I like using natural items since I have sensitive skin. I had an allergic reaction on my face and everything I would put on it would make it worse, except this. It soothed it and let me wash my face without irritating my face even more. So far I haven't broken out when using this. If you don't like putting tons of chemicals on your face or you have sensitive skin then this product is for you!
Wow....Was so excited about this cleanser too...
Loved the bottle, the fact that it was cheap, all natural, and contained chamomile...But I honestly thought someone was playing a practical joke on me and at any minute a camera crew would come running into my bathroom saying I was punk'd? (okay maybe a little over-dramatic) but seriously this took NOTHING off my face....no makeup, oil, or dirt. Not with my fintertips, not with a washcloth, or even a second wash.
actually returned it the very next day :/
Went on vacation, and forgot my most recent (now prior) cleanser. Like many others, I've learned that my skin too, works better with natural skin care. For whatever reason, I picked this out for my bf to buy (he's so sweet!) After a few days on vacation, my skin was glowing, clear, balanced, and 50% or more, better. What mainly fueled me to get this, was that I loved the scrub that I tried two years ago, and overall my skin was exceptionally clear. BB, really knows what they are doing, and to be honest, nothing bothers me about this cleanser.
I wanted to wait to write this review, but I just couldn't hold back any longer. I haven't found a cleanser that works this well in I don't know how long. I have been suffering from hormonal breakouts for approximately the last three months with a total of approx. 3 pimples per month. And, to make matter worse these are the cystic kind. I am very sensitive to cleansers containing acne medication so I thought I would give this a try since my skin responds well to organic skin care products. I love the texture and how it takes such a small amount to clean the entire face. I do recommend rinsing off makeup beforehand so that you can receive the full benefits of this cleanser, letting it do its' magic pore deep. It has helped lighten up my red spots, and I've only used this three times! It dries up blemishes by the next morning, and it leaves skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. Since I have dry skin, it is always important for me to have a cleanser that does not dry or tighten my skin. When a cleanser tightens the skin this isn't a good thing anyways, but rather promotes future aging and fine lines/wrinkles.
In conclusion, I am rating this cleanser a 5 and this is something I rarely do b/c nothing is perfect, but this is pretty darn close. I will keep everyone updated on the results.
I LOVE this cleanser. It's unlike anything I've ever used before. My skin feels amazing after I use it, I can't stop touching it! I love the scent, it's fresh, invigorating, and yummy, kind of lemony I think. I'd say this is a good cleanser for you if:
1. Your skin breakouts easily (hasn't caused any for me)
2. You like a fresh natural scent (if you prefer none this might not be for you)
3. You have issues with blotchy cheeks and tightness (this cleanser doesn't redden my cheeks like most, if anything I think it's actually calming them which is RARE. It makes my skin so soft afterwards, I only feel slight tightness in the areas I tend to scrub hard.)
4. You like a cool, invigorating cleansing experience. (when you first put this cleanser on your face it's like a blast of cool air and ice cold water, the menthol feels fresh, not harsh.)
5. you like a very smooth, creamy consistency. (It glides over my skin like butter! I always get carried away and end up rubbing my skin too long because I love the way it feels!)
The thing I love most about this cleanser is that my skin looks BETTER after I use it. Having sensitive skin, I typically feel like I've accomplished something if I find a cleanser that doesn't CAUSE issues, this cleanser actually helps!
BUY IT! <3