Burt's Bees • Natural Acne Solutions - Targeted Spot Treatment • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This spot treatment works a lot better than other ones that have made my acne even worse, though this is not a miracle product. Despite having a strong, herbal scent, which I never liked, this reduced redness and inflammation of my acne slightly. It also made acne go away a few days before it normally would.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Works well. I have used this spot treatment and some pimples have been brought to a head and some disappeared... so I guess it just depends. It does speed things along. This is something you should have on hand before big events, just in case. I HATE the packaging. You actually have to use your finger on the top of the bottle (possible contamination of germs) or a q-tip (which will waster a ton of product). One thing I love so much about this is the smell! It smells like black licorice. I dislike the candy but love the smell,
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I haven't tried this on cystic acne or anything like that, but I did have some gnarly whitehead breakouts. I am HORRIBLE about popping and otherwise messing with zits, but I'm getting older and I really needed to knock this habit out. I got this product for when I get breakouts and I am AMAZED at how this helped! The healing time was really reduced, it doesn't dry me out or irritate my skin. I am seriously over the moon with what this has done for my skin.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I used this line of products 6 months ago and it did a good job a clearing my acne. I don't have terrible skin but my forehead has a little acne on it because of my bangs this spot treatment did a really good job at clearing it. It doesn't have a terrible amount of Salicylic acid so it is gentle (I think it's 0.75) and my face really reacts well to all natural products, the more natural the product the better my results. The packaging for me was not all that bad. I used a cotton swab to apply and it was more sanitary then the spot treatment in the roller bottle by burts bees (that one would get skin and dirt in it and it was nasty) which is why I gave the packaging a 2. I have since changed up my face routine and my results (for the most part) from this product have stuck around. Overall pleased with this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ah, this magic elixr is what a healing fairy would give a wounded soldier at a fountain. Put it on a cotton ball and rub it until you feel a slight tingling on the infected area and in no more than 24hrs the pimple is blasted away.
Very pricey, but worth every cent. I buy it in 3's when my work has a sale (buy two Burt's Bee's products and get one free) so I end up spending $13 a bottle. Keep an eye out for these specials at Priceline, people.
I've palmed this magic product on to male and female friends alike. This is part of my acne fighting army along with my LUSH Fresh Farmacy (anti-inflamitory), Phisohex (preventative) and Sudocrem (last line of defense - for scars).
Five stars because out of the 1000 of products I have bought (especially since working at a health and beauty store for 5yrs) this is one of the few that work. Well done, Burt. Never discontinue this.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I didn't like this product because it was so expensive and they give you almost nothing. Also, it is SO hard to get the product out, like I had to practically turn the bottle upside down and then it spilled.
It stings your face too. It didn't help me, in fact I broke out even worse.
Maybe I didn't give it enough time but I did NOT like this product PERIOD
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Every reviewer of this product KNOWS that the packaging is horrible. The amount for what it's worth is more than horrible. But I know that this stuff works for me. (And for those that reviewed this as 'bad', everyone's skin is different so things may work for others and not for you =))
I have post-puberty, combination skin and I do get about 2-3 pimples per month, mostly around the time before my period starts. They can pop up as regular whiteheads, or the under-the-skin ones/cysts that doesn't heal until 2-3 weeks later. The reason why I bought this (and I usually never, ever buy "spot treatments" because I believed that they never, ever worked for me) was because I had a forming white-head on my cupid's bow, which hurt whenever I talked or laughed/smiled. I didn't want to try any BP products because I was scared it wouldn't work (as fast as I needed to be) so I opted for Burt's Bees only because it was "natural."
I feel that this product doesn't work as fast on a white head, though it will dry it out somewhat when used morning & night on a daily basis--your pimple will probably "die out" give or take, after a week and a couple days later. It DID work for one of those yet-to-form-a-white-head pimples and PROBABLY will on a cyst at its "earliest" stages. I had a forming pimple in the corner of my nose and it was gone by the 3rd day of consecutive use.
I did apply this with a q-tip, and it WILL sting--but I feel it is a "good" sting to notify the user that it's working. The smell does not bother me whatsoever, I felt it more therapeutic for me lol. The packaging is ridiculous as you do have to tip it just right in order to get a good amount, and if you pour too much it was drip all over the place and you end up wasting good product ): For those of you who use a multi-step skincare regimen (like me lol), I apply this right after I tone and before I use my serum (night) or essence (morning).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
A couple months ago, I was comparing this to Clean and Clear acne sppot treatment and the Burt's Bees worked better.
I have combination/dry skin and I would use this day and night, It dries up your pimple and eventually it goes away. I would say this is a good starter acne treatment since it has 0.75% salicylic acid concentration.
When I first got it I wasn't sure how to get it out, and i ended up using a cotton swab and apply it on blemishes. Which worked I wouldn't say its the best packaging. It can be a little strong if you're not used to organic products, it kind of smells like licorice but it goes away after a while.
It worked fine with me, sometimes when I use it, it gets worse before it gets better. I have seen my pores getting smaller but it could be due to the fact that I'm using the Olay ProX brush with Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile cream cleanser. I'll be giving an update
*UPDATE* So far I've been using this for two months and I'm not really convinced that it actually works for me, I found that it can be very irritating to my blemishes and make them worse, so I dont think I would recommend this anymore, probably it might be due to the fact that its winter and my skin is drier.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
ok, so this stuff is amazing!! if you have a pimple and want it gone put this on there and it will heal it up so quickly. I LOVE IT!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This works really fast and well! I used it whenever I felt a pimple rearing its ugly head (no pun intended) and it would either make it disappear entirely or make it go away faster than it otherwise would. I did not like the smell at all, but the sacrifice was worth the pay-off. I actually liked the packaging, particularly because the dropper would ensure that no product was wasted, and you only used a small amount for target areas. I have gone through 2 of these, but I will not purchase, because I don't think the results justify the price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I LOVE this product and will continue to repurchase it over and over again.
I've started to switch my skincare over to as much all-natural and organic products as possible, I haven't struggled with acne in a few since - since high school/college, actually, and suddenly, I noticed I was having regular breakouts again. I had been using tea tree oil on my cuticles and on other skin cuts and such, and it worked wonders, and I read it also works on acne. I tried it, and it did work to reduce my breakouts faster than other spot treatments you find in drugstores, but I noticed new ones popping up every day, and it started to get worse. The cycle was: pimple, tea tree oil, pimple gone, new people right next door. I realized the oil must have been clogging my pores and making me break out even more. I still love tea tree oil for non-face skin ailments, but definitely NOT for facial acne.
Then I saw the Burt's Bees spot treatment at my local CVS and decided to give it a try. I was actually surprised that it was only $10, as other ones I've used in the past, like Clean and Clear and Neutrogena were in the $7-$7 range, and I decided to give it a try because at this point, I had the worst acne I've had since college because of the tea tree oil and was desperate. I noticed a HUGE difference after one application, and after about 10 days, all my acne cleared right up. Other drugstore spot treatments in the past have never worked this well for me even for just the occasional pimple.
I don't think the packaging is as bad as people say it is. Since it's a spot treatment, I only need to apply this to targeted areas on my face, and I usually use a Q-tip to do that. The little spout on the top is perfect for putting onto a Q-tip.
Huge fan of this product, and it just goes to show you that nature's ingredients are just as good, if not better, than chemicals created in labs. Highly, highly recommend this stuff!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am so sorry to write this! I LOVE burt's bees; especially their hand & nail range - it's FANTASTIC! I must say, regretfully, that this product is awful! I have extremely resilient skin - I have never had a breakout, or reaction to any product! This product, however, turned my tiny whiteheads into huge nodules. At first I couldn't imagine it was the SPOT treatment - it's meant to do the opposite! So I kept using it, and cut out a few other products in my regime (other than my regular cleanser and moisturizer that I've been using for a year, so I know it's not either of those) - TWO MORE NODULES APPEARED! Okay, so I stopped using the spot treatment, and continued with my regular regime, and no new pimples! I'm just left with these nodules, which are finally starting to shrink after two weeks. I REALLY wanted to like this product - in fact I loved it before I even tried it, but I've gotta say - not only does it not work, but it actually made my skin a LOT worse. :-(
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
dried out my skin and caused redness.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Over the years I've tried numerous acne treatments, and all I can say is this one did nothing, absolutely nothing, for me. It smells medicinal, but in a good way. It stings on most acne spots and the scent is definitely like it has a lot of alcohol in it. It did not make my acne heal any faster or prevent new pimples from forming (at times I feel like it made things worse). It has 0.75% salicylic acid and it is a natural brand, so I do appreciate those things. However, I will not be repurchasing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This to me is a different but cheaper alternative to the Mario Badescu drying lotion. Or at least, that's how I came to buy it and I use it in a similar fashion. The bottle is small and not the easiest to use. I would turn it over and soak a Q-Tip with product and then put it on my breakouts. I found that to be the easiest way to use this. I like that it stings, to me that's a sign that it's got a good amount of concentrated ingredients and therefore is doing its job. The product did not last me as long as the drying lotion does. However it's much more affordable as I said and it's also not as hard to find in stores as the drying lotion. In addition it does not work as effectively but does work fairly well with prolonged, consistent use. I used it at night after washing my face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I used this on a blemish that was forming on my chin, and it cleared it up within a day and a half. I used in the morning before my lotion and SPF, and in the evening, after I cleanse my skin and before my lotion. I like that it is in a glass bottle, but the inverted spout doesn't always work that well, because too much liquid comes out. the product itself is very good and I would def use it again, but only at home.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Out of all BB's acne treatments this is the only one that did not cause me to break out more. All it did was dry out my cystic pimples, which brought the inflamation/pain down but left them seriously dry and flaky and they took forever to heal. I actually still have scars (2 weeks later).
I think I could have gotten the same result with tea tree oil.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This thing burned my face til no tomorrow. I tend to have many cluster of pimples all over my face so I would place the treatment within the clusters. It was working at first my major white heads would dry up rather quickly and I figured it was all part of the process. The hidden pimple did just that they hid some more. Eventually into week two or three the pimples didn't dry up, they just got bigger (and I mean huge!) I didn't know what to do but keep adding more of the spot treatment I ended up going through two and a half bottles within a month and a half. So obviously as you can see that I will not be purchasing this product any time soon. It is just too small for the price and the packaging makes it difficult to attack large scale pimple attacks even if it did work properly with a drop by drop method to help you use it frugally, I just found it aggravating.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have mildly sensitive combination skin. I had been using the Yes To Tomatoes ace Lotion and Cetephil before I switched to Burts Bees, in hopes that the many zits/clogged pores on my forehead and blackheads on my nose and chin would be cleared up.
When I had a big zit or felt one coming on, I'd use this stuff to make it go away. It's hard to say if it really worked well, but I think it did alright.
-Slowed a zit's formation
-Made them go away probably faster than they would on their own
- Bottle is awful to use and gets the product everywhere
- Sometimes stings
- Doesnt smell great (very medicine-like)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I use a q-tip to apply this to my chin (zit) area. I literally see the gunk dry up and crumble when I apply this (sorry to be gross). Doesn't prevent pimples but does treat them. Doesn't stain towels or clothes.