I've been a Burt's Bees fan for quite some time, but I was out, and the store I was at didn't have any. This stuff looked promising, so I tried it. Like just about everyone else, I was very disappointed. I hate the slick, slipperiness of it (I don't wear gloss, either, largely for this reason). The scent is OK, but I certainly don't love it. But what I really hate is its complete and utter lack of moisturization. I used to have horribly chapped lips, which were made worse by the fact that the roughness would drive me nuts and I'd pick at it or chew it to try and smooth it out (unhelpful, I know), but I haven't had that problem in years. With this stuff, I was right back in that state after about a day. I went through half a tube of this stuff within a few days, due to the constant reapplying, in fainter and fainter hopes of getting some moisturization out of it, but to no avail. The rollerball is kind of neat, but the product itself is so dreadful that I will be tossing what I have left, and will certainly not be buying any more.
Moisturizers -Dove - Energy Glow Brightening Moisturizer SPF 15
Kingshearte 8/19/2009 6:20:00 PM
My biggest beef with most sunscreens, especially facial ones, is that they tend to leave this rubbery film on your face, which I hate. This was the first product I've tried that didn't. I initially thought it would be too heavy for summer, but it wasn't, which was a pleasant surprise. As for the sparkles some have mentioned, I initially had no idea what they were talking about. I eventually discovered that if I held a blob of it on my hand up to direct sunlight, there was a bit of a glimmer, but I certainly saw no such thing on my face, no matter how hard I looked. Maybe there's a difference in formula between countries? In any case, I would be more than happy to re-purchase, but I can't seem to find it anymore. I'm experimenting with substitutes, but have yet to find another without the rubbery residue issue.
Tinted Moisturizer -Quo - Skin Tints tinted moisturizer spf 15
Kingshearte 9/14/2008 11:05:00 PM
I like that it provides super sheer coverage - just enough to even out my skin tone. I also like that it has SPF, and that it's a Canadian company. I don't like the fact that the pump gets clogged and spurty, and I don't like the skin irritation after a few weeks of daily wear. My search for a good tinted moisturizer will have to continue.