Burt's Bees • Chemical-Free Sunscreen SPF 30 Non-Whitening • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||22%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
One of the worst sunscreens I have ever used. I'm heading towards using more natural, paraben-free skin care products so when I saw this I instantly purchased it. I should have read the reviews on here first.
It claims it's non-whitening, but it's really not. At least it isn't unless you have a really light skin tone, mine is tan. It also beads horribly upon application, and while I don't have the type of skin that burns easily, after reading the reviews here, I'm not sold on it's sun protection claims.
The smell is pretty bad, it's a type of chemical smell. I only tried this on a small area, so I can't comment on whether it lasts or is over-powering. I won't be using it again, so that'll remain an unimportant mystery to me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's definitely not non-whitening. It made me look like a ghost. I didn't notice the bad smell though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This was the first physical sun block I have tried. It leaves a white cast and it is very hard to rub in. It is thick and pasty. my skin didn't like it either. It left red irritated bumps under my eyes and felt itchy. I only put it on once and will never use this product again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It smells like toilets :(
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This sunscreen is proof that even companies with a reputation for excellence aren't immune from really bad ideas, or a really bad execution. I bought this sunscreen because I liked everything else I bought from Burt's, and it was a letdown in almost every way. It's difficult to put on, has a crumbly texture and stays on in odd splotches with a sickly yellowish cast (as mentioned in my previous reviews I don't mind a white cast at all, but a jaundiced look is another matter entirely). Two stars for safe ingredients and not making my skin worse.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this sunscreen and I am sorry that it did not work for most of the reviewers. I LOVE that it dries matte, and I think it makes my skin look healthy while protecting it. Smell also doesn't bother me as it dissipates quickly.... Great product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
hmmm...not sure about this one. I bought this because I am looking for a cruelty-free, chemical free sunscreen. its hard to rub in and it smells like a doctor's office. i have noticed it does ball up on the skin a bit and leaves it feeling "grippy." I felt like I needed to wash my hands after I put it on. I think I am going to just shell out the money and try the california baby brand. this stuff kind of sucks. if it were cheaper, it would be different and more tolerable, but for 15 bucks, its kind of a waste of money. it gets 2 lippies for the fact that it is chemical and cruelty free.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I felt pretty smart when I found this on clearance at Target, but when I got home and removed the safety seal, I found out why it was marked down: it smells awful! I put some on my hands despite the smell; shortly my spouse walked into the room and said, "what smells like urinal cakes?" He's right, it smells just like toilet cleaner! Nasty!
Other than that, the active ingredient in this is titanium dioxide - so how exactly is this "chemical-free"? I usually like Burt's Bees products but this one was a big disappointment.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I want to start off by saying that I love Burt's Bees. Especially their lip balm products.
BUT...I ABSOLUTELY HATED THIS SUN SCREEN! I didn't know about this site when I bought it, and I really wish that I did.
It's great that the sunscreen is so natural, but OH MY GOD...this was by far the worst sunscreen that I have ever tried. It was so freakin' hard to apply. The product kept crumbling up on my face as I applied, it was almost like I was using a scrub (like how your "dead cells" crumble...hope I'm explaining okay). I hated the smell, too.
I tried oh-so-hard to keep using this product since it was expensive, but I had to give up because I hated it so much. I threw it away even though there was a lot left, and I don't do that often.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I should have read the reviews on this sunscreen before I purchased it. It is just terrible! I really wanted a chemical-free sunscreen and this sunscreen was a major FAIL in so many ways.
It leaves a yellow/white film on your face. I'm pale so my face looked sickly yellow. It's runny. It sheds (you can rub it off easily). Smells bad. STAY AWAY! I returned it the very next day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Balled up horribly. Returned after first use.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I couldn't get past the smell of this. It smells like the stuff they use to sanitize toilets; I'm not kidding. I did manage to spread some on my hand/arm and also agree with many of the comments about the greasiness, texture and color. I would not recommend this .
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I would buy this again because it is by far and away the best natural sunscreen I have found. That's not to say it's the best sunscreen I have ever found - but you can't compare apples and pears.
The colour is a bit off putting, but I have found that it doesn't leave any colour at all once applied - no white cast, and I haven't noticed any yellow tint either. It isn't that easy to apply, but I think it's because you need to use a lot of it to get SPF30 coverage. If you could spread a pea sized amount over your whole face it wouldn't be doing you much good anyway.
My only real complaint is that it can ball up when it's been sitting on the skin.
I wear this under makeup and it does a fine job. At least it isn't an oily mess like the Badger product! I understand what the previous poster says about it leaving your skin 'grippy'. I can definitely tell that I am wearing something, if you know what I mean. But I think that's how physical sunblock works, and that's the price you've got to pay for doing away with all the chemicals.
Anyway, overall a great natural product, I can see myself being devoted to it for a long time.
Forgot to say that like a few BB products, it does have an off-putting medicinal smell. It fades very quickly though.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I wanted a natural sunscreen and thought I'd give BB's a try, since I like a lot of their products and the fact that they don't throw in the awful chemicals. Bad decision on this one, though. It was so thick and sticky I had to wash it off.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Update: Downgraded this--I really really don't like this and I think it started to break me out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
OMG! This is THE worst sunscreen I've ever used. I should've known better not to buy the cheap brand like this at first... I thought I would use something more natural, so I bought it.. it turned out to be so sticky, white-looking, hard to put on, can't be obsorbed by skin... anything bad you can think of.. I didn't give up and kept giving it another try in different days, and it just never worked... it's so dry on my face given the fact that my skin type it not dry to start with...
It's just awful... I wanted to return it to Target, unfortunately they didn't accept it since it was used... it's so bad that I can't even use it on my neck...absolutely awful...
They need to STOP producing this product!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
Ugh~ It's orange and not very good at rubbing into skin. it says non whitening, but leaves an orange residue! very dry and smelly...not the most pleasant of smells...its weird.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am giving this product one "lippie" because they are trying to put out a chemical-free product. Unfortunately, this product fails miserably. Most physical sunscreens to have that white/gray cast because of the zinc and titanium dioxides. This product gives off a strange opaque yellowish-white appearance. Not very attractive. Second, the scent is a bit unpleasant, especially when applying to the face. (It does subside after a little while.) Third, it is very difficult to evenly spread this product. Needless to say, I will not repurchase this product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm not surprised that this product received so many bad reviews. It has several drawbacks, but for me the benefits outweigh them. It will leave a slightly white cast, even if you blend it well, and it is hard to blend. I suspect it doesn't have much water in it, which I guess is a good thing.
It also has a distinctive smell, which I can't quite put my finger on. It's pretty tolerable, and it does go away after a while.
I use this every morning because of my obsession with preventing a wrinkly face when I get old. It takes a few minutes to blend it evenly all over my face, but the results are worth it. I think this is actually improving my acne, and the white cast is actually not too unbearable. It seems to cover my slightly red acne and makes it less obvious.
This is pretty expensive for me, but I think I got the bang for my buck. I love that it's 100% natural, and I've always liked Burt's Bees anyhow. I definitely will buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This completely sucks. It leaves a weird white/beige cast. It's almost impossible to blend. It leaves the skin in a weird sticky state. It smells weird. And worst of all, it rubs right off when there is just a little bit of water around. It was a complete waste of money and makes me want to not like any other Burt's Bees products. Sucks. Sucks. Sucks.