Feb 7, 2014
Review: Burt's Bees Radiance Day Cream and Eye Cream
I'll kick things off with the day cream. This sells for $24.99 on the Burt's Bees website for 55g of product, or 2 ounces. It comes in a plain glass jar with a silver lid and a small label on one side. When I first opened the lid the cardbaord lid insert (you know what im talking about I hope!) had come unglued and was stuck to the top of the jar. I managed to get it to stick back into the lid though.
This has a very faint scent of honey, which is actually not very pleasant, but you really have to stick your nose right in the jar to smell it. When I put it on my face it is pretty odorless. This cream has a kind of strange consistency when you try to rub it into your skin. It doesn't spread very far before it starts to sink in and become almost tacky feeling. I have to work small amounts in to different areas of my face, instead of putting a few globs on and rubbing them all over, like I normally do. Even though it starts to sink in so quickly, it doesn't all sink in and disappear immediately. It leaves your skin feeling almost waxy for a little while. It takes 10-15 minutes to sink in completely, which for me seems like a long time.
As for results, it does leave my skin feeling moisturized, and my skin does seem a bit more radiant and smooth to me. I'm not so sure I like the way I need to work it into my skin, but I'm a fan of the results! Would I buy this again? I'm sort of on the fence. I am not a huge fan of the texture of it, but under my makeup I don't really notice it at all. If it continues to give me great results I might buy another jar, since the price is so reasonable.
The eye cream claims to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as making the skin look more radiant. This also costs $24.99 on their website, but there is 14g of product in this one. This also comes in a plain glass jar, but it has a white plastic lid instead. The only label is on the bottom of the jar. This one smells a lot nicer to me, even though it is a similar honey scent.
Does the eye cream really work? Well, I don't know it this one made my skin more radiant, but I did actually notice that the skin seemed more plumped up! This made the fine lines actually less noticeable! It doesn't do anything for the dark circles that plague me, but fewer fine lines means I can cake on my usual undereye concealer much more easily. Even when I scrunch my face up, which normally makes my eyes sink into a pile of wrinkles, it isn't so bad! Would I buy this eye cream again? Absolutely! It does exactly what it says it will and I am extremely pleased with the results!
Just for fun here is my bare face after using these products for a little while.
Anyways, that's it for the review. To recap, I love the eye cream and would definitely repurchase it and I like the results of the day cream, but am not a huge fan of the application.
Do you use any Burt's Bees skincare products? What is your favourite?