After using Cerave cleanser for normal to dry skin all summer happily, it turned out to be too drying in the harsh winter weather of the upper Midswest. This creamy cleanser turned out to be fantastic for me, cleansing without stripping my skin of oils. It removes makeup well, too, as long as you massage it into your skin for a minute or two. Completely odorless was a big selling factor for me, as scents on my face drive me nuts. It reminds me of a creamier, cheaper version of LUSH's Ultrabland cleanser.
I have sensitive skin and eczema. I was at first surprised with the texture and the smell, it smells like cotton really! It is a cream base cleanser so it does not lather and you do have to gently massage it into your skin and rinse it off properly. I like this, I look forward to using this is in morning and night cleansing routines.
Nice packaging, I prefer tubes so the product stays clean and doesn't get contaminated but that's where I end on the praise of this product. My skin felt oily after washing with this (?????????) and the next morning my face had large welts all over it. Not sure if I had an alergic reaction to something in the soap or if that was from the oily feel but I do no like this one bit. I will try a few more times but I'm pretty certain the welts are from the soap. I will be pitching this and not purchasing again. I did not feel clean.
I have OILY & SENSITIVE skin and I love this product. I have been using BB's Sensitive for 2-3 months now, and it works well. Doesn't "throw the baby out with the bath water" by stripping my beloved natural protective oils with the dirt. My face doesn't feel dry/tight or turn red like it does with harsher products. You get a lot of product considering it's only $10, lasts me at least 2 months per tube using a nickel size amount twice a day. It's not going to make blemishes disappear overnight, but it's a good standby product that, with correct cleansing technique in a balanced regimen, has kept my skin consistently clear, soft and supple.
One thing about it is, if you don't have extremely dry skin, you want to use only very little of a LIGHT moisturizer afterward (if I'm not going out, I usually don't use any). Since I use only natural, non drying products my skin breaks out if I try to put on a heavy winter moisturizer after using it.
The only thing that would make me happier about this product would be if it did have a LITTLE more cleansing power. it will NOT remove makeup (but really, you should be removing makeup before washing your face, anyway). A LITTLE more blemish fighting power would be nice--but not at the cost of its gentle, non-irritant, cleansing attributes.
Too oily for me. If you live in the climate that is so cold and the air is so dry from AC, like Alberta, this one may good. But here British Columbia, I am looking for more refresh and clean feeling than moisturizing from the cleanser. I don't know what to do with it. My daughter stop using it, too. I won't use but I can't throw away neither.....
This is a new Burt's Bees purchase I've made in the last 2 weeks or so and I picked it due to what wasn't found in to ingredient wise, plus the price was amazing. (Only $9.99 at Walgreens) I have pregnancy skin right now which means I'm either breaking out or fine. Def hormonal and I'm very much combo skin!
I needed something hydrating but I also wanted to start off with something gentle before I bought their Acne cleanser (Which is next on my list). It's got a nice cream texture that doesn't foam and it leaves you feeling soft and refreshed! Yes, I'm showing signs of breakouts but it's a 50/50 with me because I started on a new face wash as well as their Citrus Scrub, plus my goofy hormones...
I do plan on using this product more to find out what my skin does, sometimes it takes a month for your skin to adjust to a new product line. I won't buy anything that's not natural or organic so this is a big thing for me to try a new line vs what I have been using! I just needed something less expensive. I'm also an Aesthetician so product testing is always an excitement for me!
Will try to get an update on here when I've used for longer than 2 weeks. :)
::Update:: I've been using this product for over a month now and I'm still very pleased with it! My hormonal acne isn't flaring up like I thought it might with the pregnancy. I plan on keeping this in my bathroom as it's a great winter cleanser!
Excellent product :) I purchased this from Whole Foods a month ago when I had a horrible chemical burn after combining way too many strong treatment products (BP, BHA, retinol and alcohol-based toner. BAD MOVE.) and every thing under the sun was burning my skin, including aloe vera gel, olive oil, and hydrocortisone cream. -- When hydrocortisone is burning your face? You're basically out of options. So I scoop this, plus Burt's Res-Q Ointment (total HG healing product!!! Get some!) and cleansed with this and slathered on Res-Q. This cleanser still irritated my skin that night, only because my face was essentially absent of like 6 layers of protective skin lol. The next day my skin was completely back to normal thanks to this cleanser and the Res-Q regimen :) And I knew this, because, I used BB's Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream as a morning cleanser, and had ZERO irritation :))) Pretty miraculous!! So I use this every so often to remove eye makeup, or if my face is feeling a bit irritated. I'm a product junkie and my quest for the HG's in every category never ends, so, I will always keep this in my medicine cabinet because I love the ingredients; I know it cleanses; I know it doesn't irritate; and the ingredient list doesn't freak me out like everything else for sale at Walgreens and other drugstores. It does the job and it does it well; and for the ingredients and effectiveness? I swear to you, every price Burt's Bees retails is, to me, a steal for what's inside the bottle. I look at it as a bargain. Come on, people! You can't even buy produce at reasonable prices; as a culture we're pretty much divorced from reasonable access to things that come from the earth. So Burt's Bees is, in my eyes, incredibly reasonable, and I'm happy to pay for what I get from them :) I don't do well with any cleanser that leaves even the suggestion of a residue or layer of moisture behind; this, like many of the BB cleansing products, does just that - but it is still an excellent product and I can feel it working - the natural ingredients still do a great job of cleansing :) What it leaves behind is glowing and well-rested, clean but not stripped skin. My skin and oddly enough, my facial features (don't ask me how or why) look well-rested or something after using this... not sure how to describe it exactly; it's as someone's neutralized ALL pinkness, redness, and completely evened out my blood-flow to my face, not to mention? - my eyes and skin seem de-puffed and de-stressed. I feel like I've been re-wound by a few years after cleansing with this, no kidding. -- I use Oil of Olay's electronic facial cleansing brush with ANY cleanser, I don't go without it - and so I rub this on to a damp face with clean, damp hands for a good 30 seconds; then use the brush for about a minute or two; then wipe clean with a damp washcloth; and then use moisturizer, or toner and moisturizer. But I always stop for a tick after wiping my face clean after using this cleanser to admire and wonder at how well-rested I look. It's pretty awesome :)
This mild cleanser is too creamy for me. It has a mild clean scent which I found to be pleasant. I do like the flip top cap on the tube. The cream feels like it just sits on top of the skin and does ot seem to rinse off completely. This may bebeneficial for someone with super dry skin. My skin is normal-to-dry.
This is a very pleasant cleanser to use. It's quite mild and doesn't irritate my drama-queen skin, and the scent--inherent to the ingredients, not added--is quite pleasant. It's a good one to use in the morning before a lighter moisturizer, as it doesn't leave any dryness. If you're looking for a heavy-duty cleanser to take your makeup off, though, look elsewhere. This works best for dry, sensitive skin coated only in the amount of grime one acquires passively through being alive.
This stuff didn't irritate my sensitive skin and it actually smells good. Kind of natural smelling but not nasty. It's kind of sweet.
I don't know how well it removes makeup because I don't wear any.
I am not prone to actual acne and it didn't break out my skin.
The only problem I noticed its that it takes longer to rinse, so I recommend you to use a wet facecloth to wipe it off after 'lathering'.
But it keeps my skin really soft and makes it go back to normal after I use it after taking a shower and also before I go to sleep.
It is a perfect alternative to what I use in the winter (Eczema Moisturizing Wash, though I don't have eczema).
Will be repurchasing!