Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick

Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick
Herbal Blemish Stick

3.4

311 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$

Not tested on animals
Burt's Bees is a Cruelty-Free Subsidiary.

INGREDIENTS

Alcohol denat., calendula officinalis (calendula) flower oil, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil, achillea millefolium (yarrow) oil, carum petroselinum (parsley) seed oil, aqua (water, eau), salix nigra (willow) bark extract, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, foeniculum vulgare (fennel) oil, juniperus communis (juniper) fruit oil, eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) leaf oil, citral, geraniol, limonene, linalool


Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Slightly burns but nothing I can't tolerate. I have super sensitive skin and the rollerball application is a little too rough for me but with a gentle hand things are ok. I use this day and night on different spots that I see. It keeps my oil under control while preventing me from getting little whiteheads through out the day or night. I apply this to clean skin only seconds after cleansing and toning to ensure that bacteria doesn't transfer.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is the best blemish remover EVER! I have really sensitive combination oily to dry acne prone skin and this works great! It got rid of those deep cystic pimples too. I used as directed and it cleared up my face. Now I only use it on the spots I need it. It smells like licorice and fennel... Then the smell fades away just like the pesky zit it was applied to. :)

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was on a hunt for a natural tea tree oil, when I noticed this blemish stick. This is basically a "greener" equivalent for the Body Shop's tea tree oil - except the one by Burts Bees is waaaay better!

It basically has a roller-ball packaging and you're supposed to re-apply the oil over your blemishes throughout a day for a desired healing effect. This product definitely works, but is quite subtle. So say if you don't suffer for anything major (like acne) and just want to ensure a better spot-healing - go for it.

You can read more about this product through a detailed beauty review below. Hope it helps!
http://www.partyparrotblog.com/#!Monthly-Favorites-Feb-16/cmbz/56be1dbe0cf2b4e0b6271b63

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So here's the deal I recently wrote about my struggles with a burst of cystic acne that I got from deviating from my normal regimen. The damage done: three big nodules in two days, and then countless other little pimples / nodules that popped up. I bought this at the height of my despair, because there were so many that I figured I'd need all the help I could get with damage control, and I don't really trust other pimple creams because of how they never seemed to help me when I was a teenager. I'm also a sucker for all-natural products (because that's generally the gist of my normal skincare routine, and that's what works for me), and I love how Burt's Bees uses natural products wherever they can, whenever they can.

Short version: It's the best spot treatment I've ever used, even more so because I have super sensitive skin. I find that it works best over open pimples (so that it can get to where it's needed right away), and this means it stings a little, but hey, beauty is pain, eh? I don't like licorice, but this smell is surprisingly pleasant in a herbal sort of way. The only thing I dislike is how it comes in a roller tube. Not very sanitary, and doesn't work well with cotton buds because then you're wasting a lot of this product by leaving it on the bud. I wish they'd put it in a dropper bottle or something so that I can dab it on with clean fingers. There's also alcohol in this, which I generally abhor, but I can tolerate the idea of it because alcohol dries out and sanitises wounds. On the whole, I'm really, really glad that I bought this, even if it is a little pricey / doesn't come in the best packaging.

Long version: It's been four days since I broke out. I've been using it in the morning, and before I sleep night. Here's the rundown of the kinds of foes this blemish stick has been battling, and how it's been holding up.

- My little normal pimples have all but healed and disappeared. The skin's not even red anymore, and it's a smooth patch. The skin's not exactly the same colour as the rest of my face, though. It's a bit more like the fresh skin you find under a scab when it's fully healed, only not pink, but just a shade lighter than my actual skin tone.

- The little cystic nodules (from about the size of a pinhead to the size of this uppercase O) have healed slower than the normal pimples, but they're well on their way to being fully healed I would say they're a day or two away from reaching the same stage as the one I described above. The site is a little red still, but it doesn't hurt any more (which is a huge deal with cystic acne)!

- The three huge cystic nodules the sites are no longer watery or weeping, and are drying out much quicker than I'd anticipated. The skin is scabby, and a little rough and tender, but there's none of the hot deep pain that you feel with cystic nodules. It's just the sort of pain you feel when the skin's been broken, or when you pick at a scab, which means that things are on their way to going back to normal (to me at least)! There's peeling around the scabby bits, and the parts that have already peeled away have revealed fresh smooth pink skin under.

Time for a disclaimer. I don't apply this over closed pimples - each time I've drained the bump as best as I could, so that the product could actually go to where it's needed.

I know that you're not supposed to pick at your skin, especially not cystic nodules, but I firmly believe that things swell up and become red for a reason, and won't go away until you get rid of the thing that's making the site red and inflamed. I don't just mean draining pus. I mean getting rid of the offending blockage. With normal pimples, that's easy enough, because it's just a yellow sebum plug that's close to the surface. With cystic acne (well mine at least), it's a hard white stretchy plug that lies way down under the skin that is most definitely not made of sebum. I have no idea what it is, but after 8 years of dealing with cystic acne, I have since learnt that the only way I can make the nodule go away quickly is by picking at the site until I can see the white plug and pull it out with tweezers. That's really the only way I have ever healed my cystic nodules - I've tried waiting, and I've tried leaving them alone, but that has literally never worked (I once waited for four whole months). I'd rather have an open wound that then heals with a scab like a grazed knee in a week or so than a hard painful lump for months. Another disclaimer - THIS IS JUST ME. I'm not saying this will work for absolutely everyone. I'm don't even know if the white stretchy plugs I'm describing are normal!

So this means I've been applying the fluid straight onto post-extraction open wounds. It says not to, and common sense says not to, but close to a decade of struggling with cystic acne has taught me that sometimes you just gotta do what you feel is right. I don't have any medical training and I'm just going by my gut, so I guess that I've been ridiculously lucky in the sense that what I'm doing seems to be working. With the blemish stick, they scabbed over in a day, and the scabs were the good kind that don't hurt / harbour pus underneath them (which is also another test that I use to tell me if I've fully gotten the root out. If I haven't, it scabs over with pus underneath, and I have to do it again). Without the blemish stick, it usually takes about two days to fully scab over properly. Another thing - I roll the stick onto my face for normal pimples, but with cystic acne, I use a cotton bud no matter the size of the nodule because I'm unsure if it's caused by different bacteria.

I know this has been a ridiculously long review, but I figure that if someone else out there has cystic acne the way I do (hot hard lumps with no head), this might offer a little bit of respite. Heck, even regular little pimples have no chance of survival if you use this right. Thanks for reading this far! I hope this helps.

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.


on 2/17/2015 12:04:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this little handy thing. A week or so ago I had 3 zits on my neck right under my chin at the same time and I picked at them and squeezed until they were sores. I bought this and started applying it in the morning and now it's been 3 or 4 days and there's no trace of them. It's not a miracle worker, but it does speed up zit time. it does sting a little at first because it contains alcohol, which dries the zits up. It smells like black licorice which I happen to love, and I love the little glass rollerball tube.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 1/4/2015 8:15:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I had never used Burt Bee products before this and I must say I am so impressed with how natural yet effective this product worked. I had an ugly lip pimple that persisted from November 2014 all the way to January. It rang in the new year with me. It was very inflamed and I had tried everything. After browsing in CVS a month before I came across this product and was drawn to it because it had tea tree oil. And had heard so many wonderful things so i purchased it and I tested it on my cheek before applying it to my sensitive already fire truck red lip. It stung and I threw it aside as too harsh for a lip pimple. Four weeks later emotionally drained and fed up with the limple i continued internet searching for cures. Natural cure sites praised parsley and tea tree oil and i noticed those were two ingredients in the burts bee blemish stick so armed with hope and the blemish stick i doused my pimple in it. It didn't burn because my lip was well moisturized just a little tingling due to the ingredients and we always attribute tingling to oh the product must be working so i took as just that. I am guilty of overusing products thinking more is more and results will come quicker so admittedly i was rubbing that burts bee on my lip like ten times a day. Probably a no no for sensitive skin and will lead to over drying but apparently that's what my pimple needed because by the next day it had shrunk. Day two resulted in less redness. Day 3 i wanted to step my pimple blasting game up some more so after my mother said nutmeg is good for reducing inflammation id zap my pimple with the burts bee in the day and at night apply a water and nutmeg paste. By day 5 i was looking in the mirror like where am i applying this again. I am so pleased with burts bee blemish stick its been a miracle worker especially since that pimple on my lip was one that could not be popped although i could clearly see the white stuff. I am still in awe at the quickness of this product and will now be looking into more burt bee products. The only negative is the roller bar packaging which makes application easy but also extremly unsanitary. However this can be fixed by using a qtip to apply the liquid rather than putting the ball directly on the infected area. Also a lot of people commented on the scent and found the medicinal scent repulsing but i found it invigorating and refreshing. But it definitely is a strong aroma. Overall i love this product but i will continue to only use it as a spot treatment.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 12/27/2014 6:29:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

There are products better than this one, and there are products worse than this one. It has a stronger black licorice scent, but it goes away. It can sting a bit too. It dries out pimples/skin if you use it too much, but it reduces redness a bit. Nothing too special. I'm keeping it around just to use anytime I get really crazy dark red zits until I find something better.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This isn't great for very acne-prone skin. For the occasional blemish, it helps a little. It's not a miracle product. Average acne spot treatment. Not bad, natural, and inexpensive, but I won't repurchase.

Still on the hunt for something that will cure my acne.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

It only seems to work on single pimples, not overall acne.
I only have single pimples that pop up from every now and then, and each time this roller stick has saved my day! Yes it might sting a little and it smells very strong and alcoholic, but it works well AND quickly.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 10/9/2014 3:20:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product is great. Works fast. Easy to use. However, the rollerball packaging is terrible in regards to cleanliness. I mean its clever, and very easy to use. But after awhile things get into it and since the liquid and the bottle is clear, you can easily see little floaties in the bottle, which is kind of gross.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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