My skin has always been sensitive. More so on the emotional side of sensitivity (stress wrecks havoc on my skin, something that was extreme in my early undergrad years), though I also have sensitivities to various skin care products (notably is that I cannot use Korean skin care products. I break out into a slight rash, and tend to be itchy for days after application). So when I received the email about the new Bzz Agent Campaign on Burt’s Bees Sensitive line, I was pretty excited.
I was sent the Sensitive Daily Moisturizer (along with small sample packets to hand out to friends/family), and the Sensitive Facial Cleanser.
This post will focus on the moisturizer.
Here is some info straight from the information booklet I received:
This all applies to the general line.
Specifically for the moisturizer…
It can be found at SDM and Walmart for about $24.99.
The pump container was a fun thing to use, as it is something I prefer to a jar. However make sure you do recap the product, as the opening for the pump will contain a bit of the moisturizer (and all along the inner tubing), and will dry out the product. This will lead to a hard snakelike product to squeeze out the next time you use it (ew).
For this moisturizer, I found that a little goes a long way, as it leans towards being a rich product. You will want to slap this on right after your shower/morning routine, so that you allow enough time for it to absorb into the skin. It goes on a little gel-y, as you rub it into the skin, quite the interesting texture.
Applied to the right of the back of the hand
You can see the difference in the area where I applied the moisturizer and where I didn’t
There is a tiny faint scent, but nothing offensive (at least IMO).
Though it went on nicely, and true to its name, was gentle for everyday use, I found that there is this weird feeling that lingers after the application. I would equate it to being a type of film on the skin. In more detail, it is probably just my skin being extremely moisturized, and I am not used to that feeling! lol
Anyway, I found that my foundation applied well on top of it, both liquid and mineral foundations. Unfortunately it didn’t seem to work well with the foundations I have, as I was super oily only a few hours into the day.
If I am just at home, I slap it on and go about my day, without any noticeable issues. Just isn’t a good mix with my foundations is all. So if you don’t typically use foundations, this may be something to look into.
In the end, would I buy this?
Unfortunately I would say no. Because it is too rich for my skin, and interferes with my makeup process, I wouldn’t (couldn’t) buy it even if I did like it. However as it really was quite moisturizing, I would consider thinking about getting the Sensitive Night Cream, or the Sensitive Eye Cream, as I would assume that the same rich moisturizing properties translates into those two products as well.
The fact that there is hardly a scent really lured me in, as well as the way it really does moisturize the skin.
Back in mid-late 90’s I was a fan of the small tins of the balm. I didn’t really use anything else during the next decade. And now? Though the lip products are the ones I use the most, slowly, I am branching out into other areas that have proven to work for my skin. And with my recent Wellness class workshop, I learned why it would be to our benefit to use/eat natural products/produce. So it does make me feel a tad better when I use products that tout nautralness.
Have you seen the new line yet? Would you think of trying out the line?