July 27, 2009

Reader’s Request: Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream Review

I’ve gotten a fair few request to do more reviews on Burt’s Bees products. One particularly item that pops up again and again when asked for reviews would be Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream. Considering it’s price of $7.99 and 97% natural ingredients it’s understandable why it appeals but the real question is does it work?

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Although it promises a gentle, effective cleaning I got more of a drying, tightness from it after use. Cleansing soap bark and healing aloe vera are promised to moisturize and soften my skin while removing makeup and dirt but for the most part it ended up drying my face out further than it already was and making it uncomfortably tight.

The rich, opaque cream lathers up nicely has a soothing, herbal scent and removes makeup well enough (just the standard fair such as foundation, a bit of blush, etc…) but sadly doesn’t do much for my dry skin. If you’re oily this may be an ideal cleanser for you especially considering it did wonders for my shiny forehead but sadly if you sport dry skin best skip this one as it won’t lend any favors to those that already sport dryness.

Although it’s healthy ingredients and inexpensive price tag appeals I can’t say the results were worth either. Those who have oily skin may appreciate the drying element of the formula and it’s cheap price tag but anyone with dry skin would probably do best seeking something else.


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  • Mollie

    Oh man, I’m sorry this didn’t work out for you. I love it! Mine doesn’t foam (formula change, maybe?), and it has more of a soothing, balm consistency. My skin ranges a bit dry, though not horrifically. I sometimes don’t have to moisturize after using it, either… I use it once a day though. I’m pretty thrilled I know what all the ingredients in it are. LOL. My skin just seems so glowy after using it. Just goes to show that some products are great for some people, but average for others!

    • the Muse

      mollie this one was kinda a no go for me 😛 sad sigh! absolutely, some stuff I review is SO a love and other people are like WHAT?! why do you like it?! I guess it depends 😀 ahh variety the spice of life 😀

  • suz

    I just bought this over two weeks…ago…not knowing you did a review…of course as you may notice…am new but I have followed your articles but never really subscribed until now :D….anyways I have oily skin and love love this…it doesn’t lather up……I love lather…that’s why if I am using BB cream…I use Japanese brand kanebo….for a squeaky clean face and then follow up…with Burt’s cleanser which…leaves my face moist and overly/and or extremely clean…:/…even though I’ve used the extra lathering cleanser….:D I guess it’s cuz of the properties in Burt’s cleanser…

  • jessica

    Weird. I have dry skin and I love it. To each her own, I suppose.