In Singapore, it's so very hard to get one's hands on Burt's Bees products and when you finally get to see them on the shelves of a store, it's terribly expensive! I bought one jar of this for USD7 plus when I visited America last year. It worked so well I HAD to get one to replace the one I used up. It cost me $28 in Singapore! Gosh, that really burnt a hole in my pocket. But I had to part with my moolah because this jar of goopy brown stuff really worked miracles on my face. I was having cystic acne that popped up more regularly than I exercised! This scrub (which I use daily) sloughed the dead skin off, made my skin softer and the pores smaller. Initially (in the first 3 weeks), I was experiencing a lot more outbreak than usual (purging, I guess?) but I held out and emerged a winner! I got fewer and fewer of those pesky, icky pests of a pimple. I still have one or two now but it's way better than before. I am in love with this product and use it sparingly so that the $28 can last me longer. I've begged my friend who's visiting the States to help me buy a jar back. How I wish she'd be back sooner!
I have EXTREMELY dry skin and this product is the only thing I've tried that moisturizes without making my skin feel greasy. I haven't had dry flakes or patches since using it and my face now has a really healthy glow.....and when I'm kissing my boyfriend he says my face smells like oranges which is a cool bonus. The only thing about it that I consider a negative is that it's in a jar. Don't keep in the shower or it'll fill with water and break apart.
This has been one of my staples for almost ten years-- but not for my face. It's more appropriate for regular use for normal to normal/dry combination skin than oily skinned faces and definitely a NO if you're prone to cystic acne. I use it as a foot scrub-- it cured my cement feet and the citrus stuff apparently works as a foot funk reducer. My hands get softened as a bonus. Best kept in a dark, dry place to prevent mold growth and separation. This would be prevented somewhat if brown glass was used instead of clear for the jar.
This was just okay. Not horrible, it didn't irritate me or break me out but it was really nothing special. It's super thick and hard to use and my skin didnt seem to show any improvement. I'd rather get the St. Ive's stuff than this since it's so much cheaper and easier to use. I got it in a small size in a sample pack and I won't be purchasing a full size.
Worst scrub! It made my face oily and disgusting. It broke my face out with huge white heads! I was just getting my acne under control. Don't waste your money. I am the type of person that reads the reviews and things the product will be different for me. Listen to me. Don't buy it!
Great product. Slightly crumbly. Exfoliates but leaves skin feeling really smooth!
This is a great natural scrub. I'm a bit surprised and dumbstruck by those who complain that this is "oily" and "dry".... Well, the scrub contains natural oils which aid in breaking down and washing away the sebum and impurities collected in the skin, these are GOOD oils which hydrate and sooth... Also, you are not supposed to scrub it on your skin as is. You are supposed to (read the directions), use a couple drops of water with about a half teaspoon of the scrub, and create an emulsion in your hands, THEN apply it. Don't make me explain these things! :/
Anyhow, it's good stuff! No harsh, irritating, or drying chemicals. It's gentle enough to be used daily. Thanks, Burt!
so i have had this scrub just sitting in my medicine cabinet for about more than a year lol. i think i tried to use it once but i didn't really like it for some reason. but today i really needed a scrub bc my face needed to be exfoliatied, i usually just use sugar and my neutrogena oil-free face wash to exfoliate but sugar dissolves so easily. soooo i pulled my citrus scrub out and i dont really like the smell. its kinda strong and not fruity, which i like. and the color is so ugly. BUT OMG i put a lil and mixed with water put it on my face and started scrubbing and I LOVED IT! It didn't scratch my face at all! and it left my skin sooo smooth and soft. It felt great bc its all natural. I will be using this more often and buy another one. It also moisturized my skin which i liked bc it left soft. I just hope it doesn't break me out but til then i will be using it!
I like the container it comes in, and it smells great (if you like clove/nutmeg smells). It kindof reminds me of citrusy nutmeg gingerbread cookies. :S
A little goes a long way when you take a small scoop and mix it with water. It isn't too harsh on my face, as there aren't too many granules in it. Plus, it has great natural products in it (99.94 % natural):
* Vegetable Glycerine
* Sweet Almond Oil
* Oat Flour
* Orange Peel Powder
* Rose Petal Powder
* Pecan Shell Powder
* Grapefruit Seed Extract
* Nutmeg Powder
* Clove Powder
* Orange Oil
* Tocopherol (vitamine E)
* Rosemary Extract
All in that order. So it's pretty good stuff.
Although I find Burt's Bees rather expensive, it's understandable since the products are mostly natural and I've had very great experiences with them, so I would like to buy this product again.
One problem: I find it hard to get some Burt's Bees products where I live (Ottawa region), as only some pharmacies carry them (usually in grocery stores!) so it would be nice if there were more stores carrying the product lines. I do think though that more stores are starting to get on the Burt's Bees bandwagon.
This is a review for the Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub in the 2 oz. jar.
Packaging: This comes in a small, light yellow box with a drawing of an orange on the side. On the back of the box, it lists the ingredients, states that it is not animal tested, and is 99.96% natural. When you remove the product from the box, it comes in a 2 oz. glass jar.
Aroma: Absolutely delicious. This smells just like a freshly baked loaf of pumpkin bread, or a nice pumpkin pie. I love it. It's comforting.
Product: This is probably my favorite product of the Burt's Bees line, and that's hard to say because I love many of them to pieces. When you open the jar, the aroma of fresh baked pumpkin pie fills the air. Yum! It is a product with no water added, so you must mix a pea sized amount in the palm of your hand with a few drops before applying it to your face. I like this because then you definitely know you aren't paying for water in a jar, you're actually getting a lot more. It looks kind of gross when you slather it on because it's brown in color, but when you start scrubbing, that won't matter anymore. I was expecting the particles to be rougher and more damaging to the skin, but instead, they were very finely milled and rounded. I did not get scratched at all. When I was finished, the oils left a bit of residue on my skin, but it wasn't bad at all. It was moisturizing and left a nice dewy glow. This has not broken me out. Love it! I would recommend this to a friend and I would definitely buy again.