Treat of the Week! We heart Burt's Bees
Monday 04 October 2010
We at Closer Online are loving Burt’s Bees at the moment!
There are always brands promising some new natural ingredient or special mineral within their products, but this beauty brand is a long-standing stalwart of nature.
Burt’s Bees boast: “natural, Earth-friendly personal care products formulated to help you maximize your well-being and that of the world around you”; and we can second this after trying out their fabulous new Radiance collection.
This collection ranges from eye cream to body lotion. It even includes the current number one lip balm in the United States. Not bad for a retired beekeeper eh!
Let us tell you a little story of how Burt’s Bees got started. Beekeeper Burt Shavitz (see – he’s real!) met a hitchhiker in Maine who became interested in his honey-bees. They created a candle business using the wax and went on to become the leading natural beauty brand in the world. And Burt still lives in his same house in Maine!
All products use Royal Jelly, the exclusive diet of the Queen Bee. Well, not so exclusive now us lot are using it!
The Radiance Face and Beauty Care collection is full of over 134 nutrients and essential fatty acids including Vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, C, E, along with Biotin, Niacin and Folic Acid. Phew, that’s almost good enough to eat – which, just in case you’re wondering, is possible, as nearly all the ingredients are naturally sourced. Though we wouldn’t advise it!
We’re particularly looking forward to the Anti-Blemish solution range that’s due to come out at Boots.
When a breakout occurs (Heaven forbid!) we don’t always want to rush to the teenage section of the chemist! The acne defence systems are so harsh we swear you can feel the chemicals pouring into your skin! So instead, Burt’s Bees uses natural ingredients and is scientifically proven to prevent and reduce blemishes within two weeks, and the packaging is pretty chic too. None of those 15-year-olds on the front.
If you need more of a quick fix solution however (date tonight?) then take a look at Burt’s Bees Spot Treatments (£9.99). Formulated with Salicylic Acid from Willow Bark Extract, Tea Tree and Calendula it’s perfect if you’ve got a big event lined up during the week.
Need we say anymore? The products all cost under £20, so they're cheap enough to keep you buzzing! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist…)
For more information on Burt's Bees and to view their ranges click here