felgoj's review of Burt's Bees Radiance Serum with Royal Jelly


37 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

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


Water, glycerin, alcohol denat., royal jelly, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, glucose, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, sodium chloride, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, caramel


Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Lucky me, the very 1st time I used this I dropped the bottle & out spilled more than 1/2 of my $22 serum. Wonderful. OK so life goes on. I like the dropper bottle & will keep it for other serums I have that come in lousy packaging. I love that the bottle is tiny & perfect for travel.

I read so many raves about "softness" & "radiance" that I had to jump on the bandwagon to try it. Though I haven't used this very long, it does add softness to my skin (although I also use another serum with which I'm very happy & that already softens & freshens my skin). I haven't yet gotten a full idea of how well it works, but I like it enough to give it a 4 rating. It doesn't irritate my skin in any way (surprisingly it contains denatured alcohol which you can ever so faintly smell).

It does nicely moisturize my skin w/o feeling greasy. It does not feel sticky or tacky at all, unlike some others' experience. However I do now wake up w/oily skin since using this. I stopped having oily skin with ever-creeping age, but now in the morning it's like I'm 25 again. :) (That means I was a living greaseball.) But now not greasy all day, just upon awakening. Perhaps my skin is simply adjusting to this new serum. Or maybe it's b/c I overdosed on the amount since I did use more than instructed.

This serum has no real odor (its scent is barely detectable), it smooths on like water & absorbs super-quickly. I think a little bit goes a long way, so there's no need to overdose (as I did).

Using this serum @ night is just an added step in my routine, perhaps it's not necessary, but I do like it enough to keep using (plus I'm interested to see if the licorice might lighten my pigmentation spots). At the worst I can use this on my neck & chest, where unfortunately I never apply enough of my more expensive treatment products. So I'll use up the remaining 1/2 or so that I didn't spill & probably post an update when finished.

UPDT 5/12/17 -
Uhhhhh......I confess I never ended up using this serum consistently, so I can't tell you about longterm results. But I can say it's still a good lightweight skin moisturizer, and although my aging skin is drier than ever (thanks, hormone decline) I have long since given up all expensive skincare treatments that weren't doing me good anymore (as well as cosmetics) BUT among my couple of natural hormone based products & very few other things I keep around (if not use) there is still always a bottle of Burt's Radiance on my vanity, ready to be used whenever the mood/need strikes. It lasts quite a long time. And I still love the little dropper bottle that I like to repurpose when empty.

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