I got a sample size of this product (7g in a little glass jar!) as part of a Burt's Bees gift set. Now, I normally love Burt's Bees products (I'm kind of obsessed at the moment) but this one was horrible.
I applied it to freshly washed skin and, once I had finished applying it, it felt really strange. Like it was just sitting on top of my skin... but not in a way that is typical to a bad moisturizer. The feeling was similar to the feeling of having egg whites on your skin, like it was just sitting on my skin, drying up, and causing a tight feeling as a result. I then went to touch my face and... oh my god! It started balling up like crazy! So I went to wash it off and as soon as I wet my face, the water turned white and creamy. Awful, awful.
I've been reading up reviews on this product in hope of finding an experience similar to mine, but no luck. I must have recieved a bad batch or something.
The glass jar it came in is awesome, though.
I got a deluxe sample of this in Burt's Bees grab bag. Today was one of those days when you want to change up your routine and try something different so I took this out. Boy was I disappointed.
Smell: i really don't like the smell. it smelled like some cheap cucumber body lotion. the smell lingered quite a bit on my face and it gave me a headache.
Texture: very light but surprisingly hard to spread on face. The shimmer in the night cream reminds me of that of MAC's strobe cream. I don't know if the shimmer in the cream is supposed to make your face look more "radiant" but it seems kind of gimmicky to me.
The smell just made it difficult for me to finish the deluxe sample (in a little jar) and nobody really wanted it so I am tossing this. I am relieved I did not get a full size in the grab bag.
I got Burt's Bees Radiance Night Creme with Royal Jelly for 20% off at Ulta, which brought it down to about $14.40 USD plus tax. What I love about this night cream is how smooth it leaves my skin, but the reason why I'm dropping it to 3 lippies is due to it's scent and texture. First, the texture is overpoweringly synthetic and floral and never goes away. I apply it before bed and I wake up and I can STILL smell it on my skin. Second, the texture of the cream is very smooth and silky, but never quite seems to sink in completely, so instead I feel like there is a barrier on top of my skin. I can't speak to it's claims of making my skin more radiant, but I have noticed that my skin seems smoother and softer since using this night cream. Also, this cream comes in a glass pot, which wouldn't be a problem except it seems to leak and gunk around the rim, which equals a waste of product as well as the hassle of cleaning the pot. I won't buy again as the night time moisturizer I love is LUSH Vanishing Cream, and I'm saving up for a pot of that even if it costs a bit more. Overall an above average night cream, but not quite what I was looking for. EDIT June 5 2011: I realized that this, in connection with my toner, was making me break out so badly. Discontinued using it, and my face is clearing up. Dropping to 1 lippie.
I decided that I no longer wanted to slather toxic chemicals on my face and this is the second product I tried. Amazingly it has worked wonders for me! I have dry skin and so opted for the night cream for more moisture (I use it during the day!)- it is not greasy, absorbs well, is very moisturising and has made my skin feel very smooth! The biggest plus point however, is knowing that it is 98.02% natural! The packaging is ok, nothing special but has a vintage feel. I was suprised by the pearlescent sheen to the cream however,as that is not very natural!!
I know that not all products work for everybody, but if you want to de-toxify your skin and have dry skin, than its worth a try. I will definitely repurchase again if my skin continues this way, it does feel radiant and smooth! But for the winter, I know I will need even more moisture so I might try out the carrot nutritive night cream.
I forced myself to use this for two weeks even if the smell made me ill each time I put it on.
It just wasn't the right product for me. It didn't do anything for my face and the smell made me sick to my stomach.
I took a shot on this because i was looking for a good natural intense night time moisturizer. I recently got my skin back to a good place with no breakouts.
I tried this and the next day my skin looked like hell. It was red and blotchy with numerous white heads and other acne. I mean this stuff is bad. A total waste of $18.00
i would not buy this again -- at all.
it did NOTHING to my skin, which sucks because it wasnt cheap. i would of paid that money with something more effective. plus the smell is very funky, ew. i really thought i would see atleast SOMETHING from this, but i hate it. i have better luck with Clinique's moisturizers.
I bought the radiance kit for about $15 at walmart, and I'm not too amazed with any of the products. Except I am fond of the bar soap, it mosturizers and brightens well. However, the day, night and eye cream are nothing special. First of all, I definately do not enjoy the smell, and it doesn't feel smooth when I apply them. They all are practically the same thing, I see no difference between them. Not mosturizing and not worth the price.
This has become my HG moisturizer.
I have combination skin. I love using this on my cheeks and chin. It keeps them moisturized throughout the day without breaking that area out. I avoid using thiso n my nose on forehead though. It is too rich for those areas. I have been using this for about 8 months and though it is a night cream- it is the perfect day cream for me.
If you have used anything by Burt's Bees before, then you aware that each product is strongly or uniquely fragrant and you either like it or you don't. I like the Baby Bee line, and have used some of their face creams in the past. I expected a big scent, but the night cream was totally different than I expected.
Opening the jar impressions: Shampoo is in here! Looks like shampoo, gooey and pearly colored. Smells like shampoo. Not some kind of naturally scented shampoo, but some kind of L'Oreal concoction. Not what I expect from Burt. Okay, if it works I can live with that.
It feels okay to use, but the moisture level is not there for me. I need something heavy duty and penetrating; this cream isn't quite it. If your skin is normal and you want something protecting for night time, and you don't mind heavy fragrance, then this is for you.