I was really hoping that this product would work, however, it did not. Like other people I think it made me break out more. The smell is also very strong.
I bought this product because I usually love Burt's Bee's products...but after using it for about a week, I have to sadly admit that this has made my acne much worse. I had a few blemishes here and there when I started using it, but now it looks like I had a freaking allergic reaction to something on my face...I honestly have not broke out this bad since junior high. I am very disappointed. Oh yes, and the smell is as bad as everyone described.
I can't believe all the good reviews this has. It didn't work for me and I really don't like anything about it. It has a strong fennel smell, it stings and the roller ball applicator is unsanitary and lets too much product drip out over your face. Don't use above your eyes as it will sting! I will not repurchase.
Ingredients: SD Alcohol 40-B (from yellow corn), calendula flower oil, borage seed oil, yarrow oil, parsley seed extract, willow bark extract, lemon oil, fennel oil, water, tea tree leaf oil, Juniperus communis fruit oil, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil.
I have been using this for YEARS now. Its amazing- a great example of how going back to basics with "natural" products on your skin produces incredible results. Apply is as uch as you need to, you will see results within MINUTES.
In my experience, if I get some of this on a blemish early on, the blemish can dissapear in an hour. This has happened to me several times....
This is my first review. I love this stuff. Pimples are gone within a day. I have very sensitive skin and this doesn't hurt it. Yes the smell is a bit strong but not too bad.
I bough this when I was on vacation, and suddenly had a huge pimple and no acne medicine with me, so I bought this. It was the first ever Burt's Bees product I ever tried.The smell was quite strong, and very herbal. I really did love the applicator though, so I didn't have to put any on my fingers, and just dabbed it on the pimple. It really dried up my skin though, and stung, and even then took a few days to clear up. I don't think I would repurchase.
I bought this product after trying many acne products and treatments, including Accutane, and having little or no success with them. I was very skeptical about something herbal working so well. The blemish stick clears up my blemishes faster than any other product. I apply it 3-4 times over the course of the day and I can see the results within 24hrs. The smell can be a bit much at times, but you get used to it. Also, the roller ball at the top of the bottle can let a bit too much out at times, but this doesn't always happen. At $8 this is a great acne product.
I absolutely love this stuff. When I get a zit, I just rub a little of this on it, and BOOM! Gone in a day or two. I like to use spot treatments on blemishes so that I don't dry out the rest of my face, and this one is really effective. I won't lie to you ... it stings a little!
This stuff was like a miracle in a tube for me. I get hormonal acne and just using this on my problem spots before bed makes all the difference in the world. I have sensitive skin and didn't have any issues with irritation at all. The smell was a bit off-putting at first, but it's due to an ingredient (fennel oil), so I can deal with it. I'm not wild about the roll on packaging and wish they could figure out a different form of packaging without changing the formulation of the product. It's reasonably priced for the amount of use I get out of the product. One stick lasts me about 3 months and I use it almost every night.
This product doesn't smell so bad at all, but it actually increased my acne, for my astonishment and anger. I used to use Body Shop's tea tree oil, and it is really effective, even tough it dries the skin too much, but it really helped me with my acne skin. Other product that I liked was Clean and Clear Speeding clearing gel, it smells like honey, clears the skin slowly without drying. But if you want speed action, the Body Shop tea tree one resolves your acne in a day.