LOVE. As I have acne prone and sensitive skin, I was quite skeptical when my mom gave me a little travel sample to try. I thought for sure it would break me out or kill my poor skin! But alas, it didn't. It has a weird tingling effect, which was a little startling at first, but I love it! It's the only thing that can wake me up in the morning. Yay for Burt's Bees!
I'm not crazy about this product at all. It claimed to remove makeup, but failed miserably. It doesn't soap up, not even a teensy bit. I like soapy usually. Definitely purchase their citrus facial scrub. It doesn't suds up, but it removes makeup amazingly and doesn't even claim to :). Your face feels so clean afterwards too.
Was looking for a gentle, effective cleanser with no exfoliating beads or sls. After spending quite a bit of time reading labels, chose this cleanser. I do not like it. There is no need, that I'm aware of, for menthol in a facial cleanser. It burns my eyes. Also very difficult to rinse off, feels like some kind of slick film is left behind. Not happy with this product and will not repurchase.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!!this cleanser is absolutely amazing; it's a deep cleanser and I use this at night. it smells like fresh lemons and once you rinse it off you get this refreshing, minty feeling. the kind of feeling you get when you drink water after chewing minty gum. it leaves my skin feeling so hydrated and amazing. the only reason i gave this a 4 was because its SUPER rich and so i only can use it at night. otherwise, i absolutely love it.
This is by far the best cream cleanser out there. My skin is pretty sensitive and dry, so this all-natural cleanser is not too harsh on my face and actually leaves it feeling moisturized. Best of all, my skin feels amazing afterward; it actually feels really fresh. The scent is amazing too - it brings me back to my childhood because it smells like lemonade Lip Smackers lip balm.
Although it is a bit pricey (in Canada at least) I will never use another face cleanser again. I absolutely love this one.
[EDIT: turns out I hadn't tried the reformulated cleanser and I find it inferior to the previous version. This one is 100% natural (as opposed to 97,5%) but it's more difficult to apply (thicker), smells like lemons and much more minty, which makes my eyes sting when I apply. The previous version was much more mild and easier to use.]
I'll be buying my second bottle of this soon and I bet it won't be the last. This is my favourite cleanser. It is mild, refreshing and feels really nice to use.
I have combination/dry skin and at first I thought the minty ingredient would be too drying for me but it didn't affect my skin at all, it only adds to the freshness of the wash. This is a cream cleanser so if you like to feel squeaky clean after washing your face this is definitely not for you. I love that after cleansing I don't have to run to put on moisturiser feeling like my face is going to crack, the skin feels clean but really comfortable. No film.
I would also suggest that if you don't like it give it to someone else: it might work really well for them. This is an OIL-BASED cleanser so I wouldn't advise anyone to clean sinks with it.
This is easily my new favorite cleansing cream. I'm currently 17, and I've been suffering from acne since I was 13 years old. I've went through every thing - Proactiv to pricier things like Murad. I've had products work to a degree, while some of them did nothing to help.
I've had a friend for about three years now, when we met in our Freshman year of high school. We both came into high school with horrible acne(same skin types; oily and acne-prone), and we suffered from it for years. When I finally had classes again with him this year, I noticed that his face was completely clear while, when my acne definitely went down, was still there.
He told me that he used Burt's Bees. I was really skeptical about the line at first, since I didn't see how something that was only eight dollars could help me that much.
Holy crap I was wrong. I bought this product last night, and as I washed it off I SWEAR I could see the acne becoming less visible - my face looked radiant and bright, and my skin was smooth to the touch. I don't understand how some people are complaining about a "film" on their face after washing their faces. I used my hands and water, and the product came off completely fine. This product seems like the type of thing that you don't need a whole lot of however, so that may be the reason as to why people feel like there's grease.
When I came home from school today, I washed my face off with this product once again, and when I came downstairs ... for the first time in five years, my family said that my face looked so 100% clear like never before. I guess this is a lesson that natural, organic products are better than even the most powerful medications recommended by the dermatologist.
For eight dollars, even if the product doesn't work as well for you, I think it's worth the try anyway. I fell in love, and I hope any new customers do as well!
I love Burt's Bees! It is a God send for my sensitive, acne prone, and damaged skin. Not only has my acne decreased and almost been eliminated, my skin is super smooth and I don't feel acne scabs when I touch my face. The smell comes off as very minty at first, but I grew to like the smell. I do not use it anywhere near my eyes and use a seperate makeup remover for that. As for the "film" people feel, I felt it at first too, which I would take over the tight feeling that I tend to get with most cleansers.Overall I can see an improvement in my skin(for the first time using any product) and will continue to buy!
I haven't posted a review in ages, but after getting a chemical burn on my chin a few minutes ago from this product, I figured I'd better warn folks about this cleanser. I used this as directed on my face, which is slightly dry but not usually sensitive. It felt like I was using Icy Hot on my face. My chin is red and burning. I really can't believe how harsh this is. I was going to throw it away immediately, but I think I'll use it to clean my sink. It's certainly strong enough to do the trick.
I'd stay away from this product, but if you decide to try it, be careful.
I bought this hoping it would in fact be a deep cleanser but also sooth my skin at the same time.
It does sooth my skin but it's a very poor cleanser. The addition of menthol seems to be there to imply that it is deep cleaning your skin. And it does imply it very well. But my skin feels like a film remains and rinsing and wiping with cotton pads.
When used as a second cleanse after another crappy cleanser all my makeup seems to be gone.
Don't really like it that much, but it does seem to be quite soothing.