Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water ($12.99) joins the world of drugstore facial waters with a new formula that restores moisture and preps skin for makeup. Did I hear a scratching record?
Ahhh yeah so depending how you think of facial waters you’re either terribly confused or completely enlightened here. I’ve noticed some brands have taken to calling micellar water, facial water, and that can be a little confusing. In the case of Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water it is in fact a toning water and NOT a micellar water or makeup removing water. I kinda sort assumed it was to remove makeup considering that micellar waters are becoming increasingly popular in the drugstore world but it is in fact a toning water.
Let’s take a peek!
Ahhh sooooo yeah, there isn’t a lot of unique going on here to warrant the “Intense Hydration Nourishing” in the name. It’s water, glycerin, and a few ingredients that may or may not thrill you like willow bark extract.
When I think intensely hydrating and nourishing let’s just say Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water doesn’t come to mind. Sorry! I used to be this massive fan of Burt’s Bees Rosewater and Glycerin Toner (I actually still love it!) and that’s actually more hydrating than this new formula. This is overpriced at $12.99 for 4 oz…I mean why is it $12.99 when Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner is $11.99 at 8 oz? A mystery!
So basically this works like any toner. Simply saturate a cotton pad after cleansing and smooth over your face. According to the bottle you should use it after toning but honestly, for me, this is a toner so not sure why they recommend use after cleansing and before toning. I typically rely on toners to add a little hydration to my face after cleansing and also they are sometimes good at removing any makeup or dirt that might have been missed during my cleansing. I also like that they soften my skin and prep it for moisturizer so that my moisturizer absorbs a little easier. This does that but it also leaves me a bit tacky and as per the name I’m not really seeing the “intense hydration” it promises but more of a very light moisture, nothing more, nothing less. It does have a very light fragrance.
I’m quite happy with my Mizon King Aqua Drink already and sadly, Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water brings nothing new or exciting to the table to make me want to switch!
Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water is launching at drugstores now or grab it Ulta.com.