Product Type: Burt's Bees Body Care
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Cooling and Soothing But Smells Cheap!
Burt's Bees Aloe & Buttermilk Body Lotion
Member Name: angelboouk
Burt's Bees Aloe & Buttermilk Body Lotion
Advantages: cools and soothes, calms irritated skin, moisturises well
Disadvantages: the initial smell!
~Aloe and Buttermilk Body Lotion~
This body lotion is part of the Burt's Bees beauty range. It is made from 99.41% natural ingredients and hasn't been tested on any animals. It is also free from parabens and is hypoallergenic.
Burt's Bees claim that this body lotion will leave your skin soft and moisturised for up to 24 hours. It contains natural extracts of linden flower, rosemary, calendula, chamomile and St John's worts. Other ingredients include the aloe and buttermilk for their soothing properties, sunflower oil for nourishment, vitamin E for it's protection properties and also vegetable glycerin to retail the skins natural moisture.
This body lotion is presented in a simple, pale yellow and white tube. The tube has the important product information on it and an illustration of an aloe plant.
~Price and Availability~
Burt's Bees products are available from Boots and www.burtsbees.co.uk. Expect to pay £9.99 for a 170g tube.
I received a few small bottles of this in a set last year. I am a fan of the Burt's Bees products but I have to admit that this Aloe and Buttermilk Body Lotion isn't one of my favourites.This range of products has a lot going for it. It isn't cheap but there is a lot of skin friendly ingredients packed into their products to make them as natural as possible. The packaging is simple and user friendly too.
I would say that the Burt's Bees body lotions are more suited to when my skin is feeling a little neglected. They aren't highly fragranced like the body lotions and creams that come with perfume sets but they are scented. This lotion has a runny but not overly thin consistency - it is quite substantial. I find that it spreads well across my skin and because of the soothing ingredients, it leaves my skin feeling instantly cool and refreshed.
A little goes a long way with this body lotion. I feel like I am applying a nice, cooling aftersun lotion when using this and it does take a short while of rubbing it into my skin for it to absorb fully and leave no residue on the surface of my skin. After it has fully sunk in to my skin, my skin does feel really refreshed. This body lotion is ideal at calming and comforting my dry, sensitive skin as well as leaving it feeling soft and smooth to the touch. I find that if I apply this in the morning, most of my skin remains moisturised for the whole day but the rougher areas start to reappear after 8 hours so it isn't an intense lotion suited to extra dry skin in my experience. The cooling effects of this body lotion last for an hour or so but my skin continues to feel fresh and soothed after this time has passed.
The one aspect of this body lotion which disappoints me is the smell. When I first started using this body lotion, I recognised the scent. It is quite strong and reminded me of really cheap handwash that you might be forced to use in public toilets - not pleasant and not for me as love my Dove handwash! After a while on my skin, the scent does settle and becomes more 'aloe' smelling and reminds me of being on holiday for some strange reason. Perhaps it smells like an aftersun my Mum used to buy? Anyway, thankfully the scent isn't too overpowering after a short while and can easily be covered up with a body spray or perfume. I personally prefer to use this body lotion when I am not going out the house as I don't want to smell like cheap handwash!
Overall I would say that whilst I appreciate the way that this body lotion treats my skin to a cool, soothing experience, I cannot get used to the smell. I much prefer the Milk and Honey body lotion from this range as it smells much nicer and leaves my skin feeling really good too. This particular body lotion is perfect for when my skin is flaring up. I slather it on and allow the skin friendly ingredients to calm the irritation and reduce any redness. It would be ideal for sunburn but not anymore so than a regular aftersun. This is a quick and effortlessly experience but not something which I need to do on a daily basis. This lotion is very gentle on my skin and despite being quite a thin consistency, my little bottles are lasting well.
I can recommend this for its cooling effect on skin but would say to keep an open mind about the smell at first. It won't be for everyone and whilst I would rather it didn't smell so cheap, this is the only fault I can find with regards to this body lotion.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a lovely, soothing body lotion which is let down by the cheap smell
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