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Burt's Bees - from around £12 to £15 So I'm a bit of a toiletry fiend, and as my boyfriend likes to get it right when buying me gifts he tends to look in my collection for inspiration. And as I have a few bits from Burt's bees lurking in my collection this may be what prompted him to decided this was the gift for me. Each product contained in the set has a wonderful undertone of honey, and smells good enough to eat. I have sensitive skin, and as these products seem to be 100% natural I have never had any issues with these products. The gift set contains: Radiance Face Cleanser 0.75 oz Radiance Day Lotion 0.25 fl oz Radiance Night Cream 0.25 oz Radiance Eye Cream 0.14 oz Radiance Lip Shimmer 0.09 oz Radiance Face Cleanser 0.75 oz Well this smelt nice and fruity it lathered well, and seen as what I tend to look for in toiletries is that they leave me feeling smelling like a fruit salad it hit the spot. It is a wonderful face wash that does not leave the skin feeling at all tight or greasy after use. Radiance Day Lotion 0.25 fl oz This lotion was lovely, and light with a great fresh fragrance. It does however come in a very small pot. It lasted just a few days (maybe three or so). It was a nice break from the product I usually use, but I haven't been tempted to buy this product again. It just doesn't last long enough to warrant the price tag... Radiance Night Cream 0.25 oz Again this lotion was lovely smelling, and wonderful for my skin. It again came in a small pot that really didn't last long. This was more tempting to purchase as an everyday product but the cost for a full sized tub was a bit off putting for me (around the £10 mark). |However it is worth it if found for three for two somewhere like Boots. Radiance Eye Cream 0.14 oz It did seem to firm the skin around my eyes, and it did again smell wonderful. Having said it didn't last long it really did pack a punch, and was wonderfully effective, and has become part of my daily routine. A full sized pot of this does last a while as you don't need much, and I paid £10 in Boots - as it was on offer a short while ago. Radiance Lip Shimmer 0.09 oz This lip shimmer was for me the lushest of all the products. It smells wonderful and left my lips very soft, and fresh. It's a great little pick me up to have in your hand bag. Overall the products are small - however it is only a sample packs. They leave your skin fresh and soft. The fact that they are packed with 100% natural products really does do good things for your skin, and for me I felt they were a lovely gift to receive. Some of the products in full size may be a little costly but for example the eye cream (full size) does last an absolute age, and for me it works wonders.
BURT'S BEES RADIANCE HEALTHY GLOW MINI SET I bought this fromAmazon prior to going away as I thought it would have mini versions of all the things I might need while away and also be a good chance to test the products and see which I liked enough to buy the full sized version. I do like Burt's Bees stuff but the rather high price tag generally puts me off so I didn't want to go and buy full sized pots in case I didn't like them A LITTLE ABOUT BURT AND HIS BEES This is an American company that started by selling home made products created in a shed at local craft fairs and it grew from there. Burt is a real man who kept bees and probably still does. He has an amazing beard and a bought himself a classic motor bike with his earnings and looks the part of a biker. The company began in 1984, the year my son was born and at that time Roxanne Quimby and Burt Shavitz joined forces to create and sell candles made from the beeswax. At the time Burt's bees were producing honey which was his main business. At their first craft fair, they sold $200 worth, and by the end of the first year they had sold $20,000 worth of products. It all grew from those humble beginnings and today it sells products world wide. 2009 saw the company celebrating 25 years and have been voted the second greenest US brand. They produce products that are all 99% natural and well over half are 100% natural and that is a claim that cannot be made by many companies in the cosmetics/skin care world. They also take care to ensure that their packaging is recyclable and has the lowest environmental impact possible. Finally this company also believes that they should share their success and give something back so that through The Greater Good Foundation, they donate at least 10% of all Web Site sales to their selected "well being" partners. THE PRODUCTS What I like about their products is that they are pretty well 100% natural and there are no Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates or Petrochemicals in any of the products made by Burt's Bees. They make a wide range of products now and have come a long way from their humble beginnings. They have lip balms, face creams, exfoliants and face washes as well as anti aging products, body creams and bath stuff. They even have a range aimed at men and one or babies so quite a range of products. My only gripe is that they are quite expensive but I suppose with the fact that they are creating a natural product with none of the cheaper petroleum products in them is what we are paying for. I do often wonder if companies keep their products expensive so that they appeal to the snooty market though! THIS SET What did I get in the little box? Well considering that packaging is supposed to be recyclable and minimal I did find this had quite a lot of packing. It was a cardboard outer with plastic window and inside the products were set into a pre formed plastic tray so that they stayed looking nice as this is one of their gift sets. Personally I thought the packaging was hard to get into and a little excessive but gift sets often are a little over packaged so I'll let that one pass. There were five mini products in the pack and I paid £9.35 for this from Amazon which is a lot cheaper than Boots which sells this for about £14 which is a lot of money for what you get. This might be okay to buy from Boots when they have their three for two offers but not otherwise I would say. I think it is still quite expensive at £9.35 but I guess it works out at just under £2 a product so just about okay I suppose. The products in the kit are: Radiance Face Cleanser 0.75 oz Radiance Day Lotion 0.25 fl oz Radiance Night Cream 0.25 oz Radiance Eye Cream 0.14 oz Radiance Lip Shimmer 0.09 oz DID I RADIATE YOUTH? RADIANCE FACE CLEANSER: I'll take each product individually and so I'll start with the Radiance Face Cleanser which comes in a plastic tube and this holds a smallish amount of 0.75 oz. I thought this was an okay product but not one I would rush to re purchase. It smelled quite fruity and came out of the tube very easy. It had a sort of slightly thick slimy feel to it and it washed my face okay. I had no adverse reaction after using it but neither did my face feel specially great and radiant either. Now considering the full sized bottle is around £10 for a bottle of about 100ml by the looks of it I would expect it to do a bit more. The company blurb says "Burt's Bees' Radiance Facial Cleanser removes dirt, oil and make-up, revealing a smooth and radiant complexion. A gentle plant-based cleansing complex plus jojoba beads and a fruit acid complex help encourage normal skin cell turnover. While royal jelly, one of nature's most nutritious substances, helps enhance skin's natural radiance. Your skin appears brighter and younger-looking, naturally." Well okay it was a nice enough product but certainly didn't make me alook any younger so I won't be rushing to buy that one again. RADIANCE DAY LOTION This came in a tiny tube and I got a measly 0.25 fl oz of the product which gave me about five days use which is not a lot. I was pleased to see that this gave me a factor 15 sun protection as we were in Madagascar when I was using this. The sun protection comes from Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which act to reflect the sun's harmful UVA/UVB rays. This is one of the products that is only 98.2% natural so I am not sure if the sun protection ingredients are the not natural ones. The main beneficial ingredients in Royal jelly from bees and is known to be good for the skin. The product smelled quite pleasant and I liked it. It was very thin as it was a lotion not a cream but it soaked in quickly and felt nice on my face. I had not nasty reaction after using this and it did keep me from burning in the mild sun when we were walking around. I wouldn't use this is I was going out in strong sun, sunbathing or going out on a boat as it is only factor 15 protection. I like this and liked how it felt on my face; I just wish the tube had been bigger. I have had bigger samples free from companies and I paid good money for this! I am not sure I would pay nearly £20 for the full sized product though as you only get 2fl oz in the full sized tube. RADIANCE NIGHT CREAM This came in a small screw top tub and held a tiny 0.25 oz. I did like this and if felt lovely and nourishing on my face. It smelled lovely and subtly sweet and mildly fruity with a hint of rosemary too and once again I had no unpleasant reaction after using this. Sadly this only gave me about five night's worth of cream despite me being quite frugal. I sadly didn't look radiant in the mornings after using this, as was promised. Perhaps you have to buy the full tub to get the radiant look! The full sized product is about £20 and you get a small tub of about 2oz which is no bargain in my view. So although I did like this I feel that I can buy just as nice products for less that do the same if not a better job. RADIANCE EYE CREAM Once again I got a tiny tube (think mean sample) of only 0.14 oz. It really was a tiny amount and I struggled to get five uses from this one. I loved this and have been back to buy the larger tub but it was no longer on the three for two deal so I will wait as it is once again about £20 for the full sized tub which is 14gweight but I can't find how much you get of the product in oz. Burt's Bees are really bad for not saying how much you get which is probably because you get such a tiny amount. This comes in a jar in the full sized product but i had a tiny tube. The cream was not greasy and went on really easily and soaked in quickly. I can't say my eyes looked especially radiant as we were doing a lot of animal treks, up early and sleeping in rather rough places so I don't think I looked my best at any time. This obviously was not strong enough to combat all that but I did like it and might well purchase the full sized product if I find I am getting a decent amount and can but it on the special three for two offer. RADIANCE LIP SHIMMER This was my very favourite product in the set and I have bought the full sized version. In fact I like it so much that I bought three for two and gave two to my nieces when Ii went down to see them. This seemed to be not a lot smaller than the full sized products that I bought and it felt just lovely on my lips. It protected them as we were out in the sun a lot and it was quite dry at times so it stopped my lips getting dry and sore and kept them moist the entire trio and I still have some left. The ones I bought were slightly different colours but I am not sure that the colours showed up much and I use both this original non coloured one as well as my coloured one equally now. There is a lovely fresh tingly minty feel when you apply the balm which last well on the lips for quite some time. My husband complained that the water bottle we were sharing tasted of mint but i quite liked it. In my view this is well worth the money although at £5 a stick it isn't cheap when I got three for teo it worked out better and they do seem to last well. They also didn't seem to melt in the heat too much either as some lip balms do. WAS I RADIANTLY HAPPY? I was interested to try the different products and this is a good way of trying a few at a reasonable price. Look around though as prices do vary. I am not sure I would buy this gift set again as I felt the amount of each product was so small and really quite mean but I think their full sized products are not generous either. Whilst I applaud the company ethics and admire what they have achieved I do think they are expensive and will only buy their products when they are on offer. Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name. ©Catsholiday
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