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Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration

BzzAgent did me a favour again, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Just when the weather was turning to a brisk -17C not including windchill I was sent an invite to get in on their Burts Bees Intense Hydration campaign. For the first time ever, I had dry and flaky eyelids (my under eyes weren’t any prettier). As an added bonus for Christmas, the sides of my mouth were cracked and oozing. I can be like a little child, when it hurts and it’s within range I lick compulsively.

The Bzz kit for this campaign contained a full size night moisturizer and cream cleanser, along with sample packets to pass out to friends and coworkers. I’ve been using the moisturizer during the day and at bedtime on my skin and eyes (shh…don’t tell anyone!!); within a week my skin was well and back to normal. It was a pleasant surprise, usually creams for dry skin break me out. A major win for this cream, no irritation, burning, or breakouts. I’m becoming a fangirl for Burts Bees.

The Bzz kit did not include eye cream, but the next time I purchase it will probably be from the Intense Hydration line. I really loved these products.

(Please see this post here for an explanation about what BzzAgent is and how it works)

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Burt’s Bees Sensitive-End of Week One

I’m at the end of week one of testing the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Cleanser and Moisturizer, previously posted here. As a member of BzzAgent (explanation posted here), I earned the opportunity to test part of the new line for sensitive skin. After a week of daily use, my skin feels really soft and moisturized. I haven’t had any new blemishes rear their ugly heads and the redness on my cheeks has calmed down somewhat.

The cleanser is really creamy. For those who like a lot of lather, this may not be the product for you. The cleanser does clean well and my skin did not have any residue after using. It feels almost like a cold cream in texture, without the burning I usually experience with those products.

The daily moisturizer has enough moisture for my oily combination skin. It absorbs immediately, again without residue. I’ve put this on a chapped area around my mouth several times a day. This did burn somewhat, but the area was red and irritated to begin with.

So far I’m a fan of these products, but I’m heading into the breakout time of my cycle. I’ll keep posting updates and I’m hoping to take photos of my skin as it is at this point to compare in the future.

Burt’s Bees for Sensitive Skin

My Bzz kit for BzzAgent arrived in the mail this morning. For more information on the BzzAgent program, please see my post on BzzAgent explaining how it all works. Inside there was a Bzzguide, a campaign letter, ten 2.8 gram sample packets of the sensitive daily moisture cream, a full size pump bottle of the daily cream, and a full size squeeze bottle of the sensitive facial cleanser.

I really appreciate the larger testing size of the products in this campaign, sometimes sample companies only send a small packet. I like to test skin care and makeup for a few days to see if my skin breaks out in blemishes or a rash. This Burt’s Bees line “Contains Cotton Extract to soften and shield from potential irritants such as harsh soaps or cleansers.” The BzzGuide for this campaign also states that the Sensitive line also contains:

  • Rice Extract: helps support cellular turnover and nourishes the skin
  • Aloe: famous for its emollient and moisturizing properties, helps soothe the skin
  • Eyebright: contains tannin, thought to decrease inflammation
  • White Genepi: known for its anti-inflammatory properties

(above quoted from the Burt’s Bees Official BzzGuide) The products themselves are fragrance free, hypoallergenic, allergy-tested, non-comedogenic, and dermatologist-tested. When I sampled the products on the back of my hand, they were a creamy texture and white in colour.

Cleanser

Cleanser

When I rubbed in the lotion, it absorbed quickly, without leaving a residue.  My skin is oily, so a little goes a long way. I’ll be using these throughout the week, and I’ll keep you posted on the results.

Daily Moisturizer

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