Review: Burt's Bees Natural Anti-Blemish Solutions

Burt’s Bees Natural Anti-Blemish is the first and only truly natural anti-blemish solution. Formulated with Salicylic Acid derived from Willow Bark and other ingredients, the line is clinically proven to prevent and reduce acne.

Burt's Bees Natural Anti-Blemish Solution line includes Purifying Gel Cleanser, Pore refining Scrub, Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Targeted Spot Treatment.

Burt's Bees Natural Anti-Blemish Solution line:

  • Dermatologist tested, and non-irritating
  • Gentle enough to use everyday
  • Does not cause redness, itching, burning, peeling or flakiness
  • Does not contain parabens, phthalates, petro-chemicals, or SLS
  • Available in mass retailers (including Walmart) and at drug and health food stores nationwide
  • Not tested on animals

Purifying Gel Cleanser 

Price: $14.99 for 145 ml/ 5 fl oz

The claims:
This cleanser is clinically proven to help wash away blemish causing bacteria, excess oil and impurities without over-drying or irritating skin. Salicylic Acid, derived naturally from Willow Bark Extract, penetrates pores to help reduce blemishes and prevent future breakouts. Evening Primrose and Beet Root Extracts help care for troubled skin resulting in clear and healthy-looking skin, naturally. Dermatologist tested. Noncomedogenic.
How to use:
Wash skin in ght morning and evening avoiding the eye area. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.

Ingredients: Active: Salicylic Acid 1.0% Inactive: aqua (water, eau), decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside, sucrose laurate, salix nigra (willow) bark extract, coco-betaine, betaine, beta vulgaris, (beet, extrait de racine de betterave) root extract, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) leaf extract, sodium cocoyl hydrolyzed soy protein, hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, glycerin,, glyceryl oleate, coco-glucoside, parfum (fragrance), glucose, alcohol denat., glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, citric acid, sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, limonene, linalool

  • 99.4% natural
  • pleasant scent
  • doesn't irritate or dry skin  
  • you really only need a tiny quantity of product

  • runny and watery 
  • skin doesn't feel especially clean after use

What I think:
This cleanser works really well on my sensitive and dry skin as it didn't dry it out even more even if I used it daily (only in the evening). I like the subtle scent, which kind of reminds me of orange.

At first, I thought that $14.99 was pretty expensive for a cleanser, but after using it  for some times, I realized that it's a decent price as you only need a tiny quantity of product to cleanse your face. I believe that this bottle will last you a long time but be careful as the consistent of the cleanser is really runny and watery. I also find that the bottle is a little hard to squeeze to get the exact desired amount of product.

I can't tell if his product has helped with the few pimples I had because I've been using it combined  with the Targeted Spot Treatment (review below), but my blemishes were gone by the fourth day.

Recommend? yes

Rating: /5

Targeted Spot Treatment

Price: $14.99 for 7.5 ml/ 0.26 fl oz

The claims:
This natural spot treatment is clinically proven to help reduce and improve the appearance of blemishes without irritating skin. Formulated with Tea Tree, Calendula, Yarrow and Parsley Extracts to help care for troubled skin and reduce redness and Borage Extract to promot healthy skin resulting in clean and smooth skin, naturally. Dermatologist tested. Noncomedogenic.
How to use:
Apply to blemishes in the morning and evening after cleansing.

Ingredients: Active: Salicylic Acid 1.0% Inactive: aqua (water, eau), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, sucrose distearate, salix nigra (willow) bark extract, palmitic acid, stearic acid, sucrose stearate, cymbopogon schoenanthus extract,, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract, humulus lupulus (hops) extract, equisetum hiemale extract, hydrastis canadensis (golden seal) extract, epilobium fleischeri extract, lecithin, chondrus crispus (carrageenan), parfum (fragrance),, myristic acid, glucose, xanthan gum, sodium borate, sodium chloride, potassium sorbate, sucrose, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, benzyl benzoate, citral, citronellol, farnesol, geraniol, limonene, linalool

  • 100% natural
  • doesn't irritate or dry skin 
  • immediately absorbed into the skin
  • you get a fresh tingling feeling on the are where the product is applied

  • runny and watery
  • strange and heavy scent
  • I don't like to have to use a cotton swab to apply the product

What I think:
It is said to apply the product after moisturizing, but isn't it supposed to be the other way around? Anyway, I prefer to apply it just after my toner, and before my serum and moisturizer.

Before reading the instructions, I tried to apply the spot treatment with a finger... which was a complete fail as the product is really runny and watery, and it is very quickly absorbed into the skin. Be careful not to put too much product on the cotton swab because it will be absorbed in it before you can even notice it! I guess you have to act quite fast. I don't like to have to use a cotton swab each time though, I would have prefer a droper dispenser or a wand applicator.

I like the tingling feeling I experience after the spot treatment is applied to blemishes, it give me the impression that the product starts to work as soon as it touches the skin.

I'm not quite sure how to describe the scent of this product, but it's really heavy and I absolutely hate it!

This product got rid of my blemishes in 4 days, which is good.

See how quickly it is absorbed into the skin? I barely even had the time to snap a picture!

Recommend? yes

Rating: /5

Disclaimer: I was sent these products as part of a BzzAgent campaign, and the fact that they were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.

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