Sunday, 6 September 2015
Review | Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream
One of the products I chose for my Latest In Beauty #LIBAwards Box was the Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, which has turned out to be something of a life-saver for me recently in terms of rescuing my skin from a horrible breakout caused by sk:n's Facial Exfoliating Cleanser. Having been using this for around a month now, it's time to share my thoughts! According to Burt's Bees, "Our rich cream cleanser with natural Soap Bark deeply cleanses, removing dirt, excess oil, and make-up. The 100% natural cleanser is also formulated with Chamomile and Aloe to gently soften skin, and a hint of Menthol known for its cooling and soothing properties. The result is skin that looks naturally healthy and fresh."
Presented in a large plastic squeezy tube with flip-cap, the packaging offers a good amount of product information and guidance; I really like the design on the front as well, it's pretty but in-keeping with the Burt's Bees brand which I'm growing to love the more I try. It's easy to squeeze the required amount of product from the tube; the cleanser is a thick, creamy texture which is white in colour. I've found around a pound-coin-sized amount is just about right for my whole face; this has been my evening cleanser of choice lately.
I start by removing the bulk of my make-up with my Botanics All Bright Micellar Water, before dampening my hands and then massaging in the Soap Bark & Chamomile Cleanser for a minute or so. It feels really quite luxurious on the skin with its smooth creamy texture, and I absolutely adore the scent which is really uplifting. I then use a hand-hot washcloth to gently remove the residue, in the manner of a hot cloth cleanser, as I find this the best way of removing all traces of cleanser and giving my skin a little exfoliation into the bargain! My skin is left feeling clean and fresh, yet soft and plump at the same time; this offers a deep cleanse without drying out or stripping the skin, which is always nice! It took this a few days to calm my poorly skin down but I did see my breakout fading noticeably each day over the first week or so of use; it's definitely one I'd turn to again in a skin crisis to heal spots without drying my skin out excessively.
Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream is priced at £10.35 for 170g of product, available from Holland & Barrett; it's a huge tube which will last ages so for me, it's well worth the money and it's definitely a product I'll consider buying again in the future! It's worth pointing out that Alcohol Denat. is lurking towards the bottom of the ingredients list, and this is mentioned by Caroline Hirons in this wonderful guide to alcohols in skincare as being quite drying. I haven't found this to be the case at all but I thought I'd mention it anyway; if you have dry skin I'd tread carefully but otherwise, really don't let that put you off trying as this really is a brilliant cleanser in my opinion! Do you have a go-to product when your skin's in a sorry state? What's your favourite cleanser?