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I was lucky enough to win a bumper haul of Burt's Bees products a couple of months ago, £500 worth of stuff which arrived packed into a tiny box emphasising just how expensive the average item from this particular brand is! I must admit I haven't been overwhelmed by much of the Burt's Bees stuff I've tried thus far, although I have enjoyed using the bottle of Milk & Honey Body Lotion which was included in my prize.
This lotion is 99% natural, with the other 1% being ingredients that aren't found in nature but have been chosen for their 'fairly natural' state and are ingredients which won't cause any harm or irritation to even the most sensitive skin.
The smell is nice and light, I can smell coconut in it but when my daughter used it she said she can't detect that at all - as you'd expect from a milk and honey product the fragrance is creamy and delicate, it doesn't linger on my skin for long at all and within a few short minutes of application the smell has disappeared completely.
This is a reasonably 'wet' body lotion which seems to take forever to absorb into my skin, it doesn't leave me feeling wet and greasy but definitely doesn't leave me feeling fresh and lightly moisturised - in fact it doesn't make me feel moisturised much at all, the feeling of moisturisation is most noticeable on my hands so I've been using this more as a hand cream than an all-over body moisturiser due to the fact it leaves the skin on my hands softer than it does the skin on my body. I don't have all that much time to beautify myself (thanks kids!) so tend to look for products that do a good job in as little time as possible, sadly this is a little more time consuming to apply than I'd like for a simple body lotion and the lack of intensive moisturisation means it's not really worth me using it as a regular skincare product.
£9.99 for this small 170g tube is vastly overpriced in my opinion, of course you're paying for the 'natural' status but really it's not a brilliant body lotion and personally I'd rather use something with chemicals that feels more luxurious to apply!
I got this body lotion as part of a gift set last Christmas but have only recently started to use it as I wanted to use up the body lotions that I already had open before using this one.
I have the smaller tube of this which contains 70 grams of product and this retails at around £6 and there is also a larger 170 gram tube which retails at £10, so this isn't a particularly cheap lotion however the fact that it contains mainly natural ingredients makes it worth the price tag in my opinion.
The body lotion comes packaged in a squeezy tube which stands on its flip top lid and it is very easy to get the product out. The tube looks nice on my dressing table amongst my other lotions and potions but it is pretty small and I always make sure that I don't squeeze it too hard else too much comes out and I don't want to waste any!
The lotion contains 99% natural ingredients including vitamin E, coconut oil and shea butter just to name a few. It is for normal to dry skin which is a bit of a disadvantage for me personally as I have very dry skin so I wouldn't have purchased it my self based on that fact but I have found it to be quite moisturising though not anywhere near as moisturising as say my body shop body butters, however it is great when my skin is feeling just a slightly dry and needs a little extra moisture.
It is quite a thick lotion, but when it is rubbed onto my skin it feels very light rather than like it is just sitting on my skin like a heavy layer and it sinks into my skin quite easily, although it does need to be really rubbed into the skin rather than just smoothing it over the skin else it will not absorb as like I said before it is quite thick. Although my skin never feels completely moisturised and hydrated after using the lotion, it always feels smooth and slightly more moisturised.
It isn't as satisfying as my more intensive moisturisers if that makes sense but it is nice when I don't want to slather really thick, heavy cream all over my self because it can leave my skin feeling quite damp and greasy for ages whereas this sinks in really quickly and I can get dressed straight away without worrying it will get on my clothes.
The smell of it is not very nice, and it definitely doesn't really smell anything like I was expecting. It is sweet and 'foody' smelling but the smell isn't really very natural and is slightly sickly but it doesn't linger for very long so it doesn't really matter that much. The smell does still let it down though and for this reason I am going to knock one star off of my overall rating.
All in all I am going to give this body lotion three out of five stars. It is an okay lotion but it simply isn't moisturising enough for my very dry skin and the smell as I said before really lets it down.
I love this product! Though I like the milk and aloe lotion by burts bees better, (great for sun burns). This product absorbs quicker than any lotion I've tried, and makes my skin feel soft and quenched. Thats the best way to describe it, my skin actually fells quenched! I also love the sweet honey fragrance. It's not overpowering, it's just right!
I have heard there is a thicker formula, I don't know if that is an additional version, or a replacement for the one I have at the moment, but I will find out soon, and let you guys know, because I use this every day and am running low!
Enriched with skin softening milk and naturally nourishing honey, this body lotion is formulated with botanical moisturizers, coconut and grape seed oils and vitamin E. Leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and healthy, naturally.
For normal to dry skin
Clinically proven to moisturize up to 24 hours
I was first introduced to Burt's Bees products by a friend and then when I was given a gift set a year or so back, I first started to use the Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion which came as part of a set. Since having used the miniature version, I was so impressed with it that I went out to buy more for myself. I love it as it works so well with my skin and I also adore the lovely fragrance. Last time I bought the Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion it cost me almost £6 for a small 70g tube. I suppose this does seem like a lot of money, but really it does work out cost effective as a small amount is all that's needed for excellent results.
I also love this product, as with all Burt's Bees items, it's not been tested on animals. This lotion comes in a nice bendy flexible tube so it's very easy to dispense. As the lotion is so thick, I never find that I manage to drip any on the bedroom carpet whilst I'm applying it. The shade is quite pearlescent and it sort of glistens in the light. Although it is a thick lotion (more of a cream really, I'd say) it's nevertheless very light when I apply it to my skin. This cream is designed for normal to dry skin and I use it all over my body, mainly on weekends after I've had a bath.
Although this lotion is fairly thick in consistency it has a unique ability to be able to be almost instantly absorbed by my skin. I never need to use a lot of this lotion as that would be a complete waste. A tiny amount is all that is needed and it really does seem to hydrate my parched areas, including the skin on my knees, my elbows and my poor old shins, which can become very scaly at this time of the year as my legs are always covered by either tights or trousers (or both).
The fragrance is sweet and delicate and it also seems to change slightly once it's been absorbed fully into my skin. The smell does intensify as the night wears on and my husband has commented on a few occasions and asked me what 'perfume' I'm wearing. He says he likes it and I must admit that whilst I wasn't too sure abut the fragrance at first, it's sort of grown on me and now I really do like it.
I have had this tube now for about three months and it's barely half way down so there is still plenty left. It's a gorgeous lotion that would make a lovely gift for anyone who's a fan of Burt's Bees as a range.
Intensely moisturising though light and hydrating at the same time, and I highly recommend it.
~Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion~
This body lotion is part of the Burt's Bees beauty range. It is 98.25% natural and is aimed at those who have normal to dry skin types and is dermatologically tested. It is free from parabens.
This body lotion contains a lot of kind to skin ingredients :
*MIlk - for soothing properites
*Honey - to deeply moisturise
*Vitamin E - soothing and an emolient
*Coconut oil and beeswax - to retain the skins natural moisture
Burt's Bees claim that this body lotion is suitable for use all over your body and will leave your skin soft, smooth and moisturised with a healthy appearance for up to 24 hours.
The full size packaging for this body lotion consists of a pale yellow and white tube. It is a simple design which suits the natural feel of the brand perfectly.
~Price and Availability~
Burt's Bees products are available from Boots and www.boots.com. The website (www.burtsbees.co.uk) also stocks it. A 170g tube is priced at £9.99 whilst a 70g is around £5.99.
I am a fan of the Burt's Bees range and own quite a few of their products. Most of the products I own are from various gift sets and today, I will be discussing my use of this body lotion. I own a smaller, bottle version of this body lotion but would say the tube is the most practical packaging for this type of product. I own quite a lot of body lotions are whilst I favour perfumed lotions, I do like using less fragrant and more moisturising body lotions like this Milk and Honey one.
This body lotion is quite rich and thick in consistency. The white lotion is more like a cream really. Once applied to skin, the cream melts slightly and spreads like a dream across my skin. It becomes very lightweight and absorbs quickly leaving no residue behind. I am impressed by how lovely my skin feels after applying this lotion. It is very nourishing and incredibly gentle against my sensitive skin.
I have very dry skin on my arms and legs and more 'normal' skin on the rest of my body. I find this body lotion to be ideal for moisturising the extra dry areas. My skin feels instantly soothed and any irritation is calmed as soon as I apply this lotion. It is very cooling and I love the way it leaves my skin feeling and looking. My skin is left silky smooth and feeling moisturised deep down. If I apply this after my morning shower, I still notice that my skin is hydrated by bedtime. Extra dry areas on my knees and elbows are treated to an intense yet lightweight treat.
Whilst this isn't a highly perfumed body lotion, it does still smell lovely. I usually avoid products with honey as I'm not crazy on the scent but I do love the smell of this lotion. It is a subtle scent which smells very natural. When first applied, it has a fresh, almost minty undertone but this soon disappears and the remaining scent is milk with a touch of sweet honey. It is pleasant and leaves my skin smelling beautiful. The scent lingers for several hours but doesn't interfere with my choice of perfume.
This is one of my favourite body lotions to use when my skin is feeling a little neglected. It moisturises well and my skin reaps the benefits of the natural ingredients within the lotion. It is easy to apply and practical for when I am rushing around as it simply melts right into my skin with very little effort on my part. It is expensive but in my opinion, it is very much worth the higher cost as it performs great and because only a little is needed per use, the tube will last for ages. I notice that my hands feel really soft after smoothing this across my skin too. It is my favourite Burt's Bees body lotion.
Highly recommend - thanks for reading :)
This is a review of Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing milk & honey body lotion which I was pleased to receive in a beauty box to try. My sample was a nice sized 70g tube (great for travelling!) and I had heard so much about the brand and only tried the lip balms so far so couldn't wait to get going with this tube.
Milk and honey is not a combination I would normally choose for my skin but I know the Burt's Bees brand is highly regarded so I was willing to give it a try. I have seen it in department stores and know it's quite up there on the price front so it would need to make impressive results to warrant a purchase.
The tube I have is white plastic with the yellow BB branding and has a white flip top cap to squeeze the product out of. When I got to the end I unscrewed the cap to get to the last of the product.
The cream is really thick, to me more like a body butter if I compare it to the Soap and Glory body butter that comes in a tube (rather than the thicker tub stuff). It is rich and thickly moisturising and feels more like a treatment than a daily product to use. I mainly used it on my legs as that seems to be the part of me that gets driest and I tend to wear my jeans (or pyjamas at night time) after applying whilst it sinks in as it takes a while (or maybe I use too much!). I suppose the most important thing to mention about this product is the scent, which is not too sickly but it is quite strong. Obviously the honey is the predominant scent and it is detectable as this ingredient which you would expect as the maker usually uses products derived and associated with bees.
I liked this body lotion, it really did moisturise well and gave long lasting effects but the smell I was not so keen on. I prefer a more neutral smelling product as I feel this would conflict if you were wearing a nice perfume so it's best kept to none perfume days. The tube lasted a lot longer than I thought although I only used it occasionally which probably tells you I was not obsessed with the stuff!
A 170g tube costs £8.50 on the feelunique website.
I have noticed that Burt's Bees do a milk and shea butter body wash which I am really tempted to try. As for the milk and honey body lotion, I was happy to try it and used it all but came to the conclusion that the scent is a bit too strong smelling for me and I prefer something less smelly! I can't argue with the product's claim to moisturise for 24 hours though, that is definitely true and it made my skin feel really soft and it worked well on dry skin. I would definitely say try this if you get the opportunity to test it in store as it is a great cream but check if you can tolerate the smell on your skin for such a long time!
I got this Burts Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion in a gift set at Christmas time. I had always like the look of the Tips and Toes Kit so was very pleased to receive this as a gift. The body lotion was one of five items in the set all aimed at protecting and providing nourishment for your hands, feet and face and lips. They are all miniature versions of Burts Bees products.
This body lotion came in a 25 g or 1 oz tube. The tube is soft and malleable so can be squeezed easily to dispense the lotion. The end of the tube is sealed with a foil cover when you first open it. I like this as it guarantees freshness.
The tube is printed with some information but for a more thorough look at the brand and their products I'd recommend visiting their UK website. The tube, however, provides enough information for me to feel happy about using the lotion. The lotion is marked as being certified by the 'Natural Products Association', for instance, and also carries the 'not tested on animals' logo. The lotion is also marked as being specifically for 'normal to dry skin'. This is an apt description of my skin at the moment as it battles the winter weather!
The lotion is a shade of milky-honey and glistens with a pearly sheen. It is fairly thick, a lot thicker than most body lotions I've used. It's actually more similar in texture to a facial moisturiser. At the consistency it is I'd have to describe it as a cross between a lotion and a body butter. It does feel like it's whipped up or something too as it's quite light despite being rich. It's quite thick when you squeeze it out but it melts into the skin easily so a tiny amount goes a long long way. To cover my hands, for instance, I don't even need a pea sized amount of lotion.
The lotion has a sweet smell when you initially dispense it but the fragrance changes when your skin has warmed it up. At first the fragrance is delicious and like a creamy rice pudding. However, when I smell my skin after application there is a familiarity to the fragrance that is very offputting. It smells like my furniture polish! After visiting the website I discovered this lotion actually contains beeswax just like my furniture polish so that's why the fragrance is familiar to me. I do find it a little off-putting and wish there was a bigger dose of sweetness to counteract this rather sharp, musty beeswax scent.
As mentioned you should visit the website to find out more information but this product also contains shea butter, coconut oil, soybean oil, canola oil, grape seed oil, honey, rosemary leaf, sunflower seed oil and nonfat milk. Burts Bees say it is dermatologically tested and state the ingredients are rich in vitamin E which is beneficial to skin. The lotion is said to moisturise for 24 hours. Although I haven't needed to be moisturised for this long I have found the lotion provides long lasting softness and suppleness to skin.
The lotion is great at making dry and scaly areas feel amazingly soft and smoothe in an instant. On my hands it's like a miracle lotion because whilst it softens skin you don't feel sticky or heavy with the lotion. It does not make skin feel damp or treated. It simply feels like I have perfectly healthy skin.
I would definitely buy this again because I feel it works very well and feels lovely on my skin. As far as the fragrance goes I am still a bit turned off because of the similarity to my beeswax furniture polish. However, I can live with this for the benefits of using the lotion!
You can buy this lotion either on it's own or like this in a gift set or kit. I think the small kits are great as it allows you to test out the various products without spending a small fortune on each item. The products from Burts Bees are nomally quite expensive and this is currently on sale for £5.99 for 70g.
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I love using lots of lotions and potions to make my skin feel soft and smooth. Even though I am completely smitten by The Righteous Butter by Soap & Glory, I like trying out new ones especially if they smell good. When in Boots recently, I picked up the Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotions by Burt's Bees.
What does the product do?
The product has been designed to give the skin a deep moisturisation to leave to feeling soft, smooth and supple. The lightweight and non greasy lotion also claims that it will nourish the skin with a whole host of natural ingredients including Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Milk Powder and Grape Oil. Burt's Bees claim that the product is so natural that it can used on the face as well as the body.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to skin that is clean and dry. It is to be applied generously to the body and massaged into the skin using gentle circular motions. It can be used on the face but I wouldn't personally as my skin is spot prone. The product can be applied as much as needed.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a honey coloured plastic bottle which has a white flip top lid on which it can stand. The product will cost you around £10 and it can be bought from department stores such as Boots and also from a variety of online websites.
Aroma and Consistency
The product has quite a thick consistency for a lotion and it really nice and creamy. I expected the product to smell like the Palmolive Milk & Honey collection but the product actually smells more like coconut to me, mixed in with a bit of creaminess and fruitiness.
Application and Performance
The product is easily applied to the skin and you don't need to use much in order to get the desired results. The consistency of the product is perfect in my opinion and with a bit of massaging, the cream is easily absorbed by the skin. It doesn't leave the skin looking greasy and just leaves a healthy sheen on the surface. It hasn't caused my skin to feel uncomfortable or irritated at any point. The lotion really does leave my skin feeling much softer, even from the very first application.
It gets rid of all dull and dry looking skin on my legs and leaves them looking healthier and in a better condition. My skin looks nourishes and feels smooth, and the smell is delicious and summery. The scent is as long lasting as the hydration and it isn't a product that I feel that I need to keep reapplying. Although this product is quite pricey, a little goes a long way so you won't have to repurchase the product too quickly.
I was suprised by how much I liked this lotion. It smells nice and the product makes my skin feel soft straight away. It's absorbed quickly and my skin feels and looks in a better condition after use. It's expensive but the natural ingredients and the results make this worth every penny in my opinion.
I recieved this body lotion as part of a gift set last Christmas. I am a huge fan of Burt's Bees as the products are natural and smell yummy, although prior to recieving the gift set, I had only tried the lip balms and hand salve. I had never tried the moisturiser so as sad as it sounds, I was really excited to try it out!
As I recieved this as part of the Burt's Bees essential head to toe body kit, I am not excactly sure how much this costs on its own, but it is currently retailing at £8.30 excluding delivery on Amazon and it is priced at £9.99 for a 170 gram tube on the official Burt's Bees website. Although this does seem quite expensive for a body lotion, in my opinion it is worth it because it's an effective, good quality moisturiser made with natural ingredients, and it smells lovely too!
The body lotion comes packaged in a squeezy tube which stands on its lid. I find that the squeezy tube is easier to use than an average bottle as I am able to get the product out easily. The tube is pretty average - it is rectangular shaped with pointed corners. The colour scheme is the usual, recogniseable Burt's Bees colour scheme - yellow, white and red. The tube has all of the information on it that a consumer would need to know - it's stated on the front of the tube that the lotion is 99% natural and the claim that the product provides 24 hour moisturization is written in bold white writing over a strip of red, so it is very eye catching. The brand name is displayed clearly with the product name underneath. It is also stated that the lotion is for normal to dry skin, so basically it's suitable for most people!
The back of the tube has a brief product description which is very informative - information such as what certain ingredients do is explained and it even explains how to use the product. It is made clear that the product is paraben free (which is good!) and the full list of ingredients is listed. I was pleased to see that this product is not tested on animals and I think it's good that they make this clear. The tube that the product comes in has a flip lid which when open exposes a small hole in which the product is dispensed through when the tube is squeezed - I like this as it means that not too much of the product can come out at once, so none will go to waste.
This body lotion is described by the manufacturers as being non-greasy and lightweight, and they claim that it's scientifically proven to moisturise the skin for up to 24 hours. The lotion includes lots of nourishing ingredients, including vitamin E, honey, various oils, bees wax and shea butter. All of these ingredients soften and moisturise the skin naturally and I was really impressed with the ingredients as there are no chemical sounding ingredients in there at all. I must admit though, when I saw that milk powder was in the ingredients, I was a little confused and felt a bit weirded out! Apparently when mixed with all of the other ingredients though it is really nourishing!
The lotion itself is a creamy off-white colour, a bit like E45 cream. The texture is quite thin and very lightweight, but it has that 'creamy' kind of feel to it. It spreads over my skin nicely and the lotion is nice and smooth, so it spreads over the skin evenly. Although this is a body lotion so therefor can be used all over the body, I only use this on the driest parts of my body because there's not a huge amount of product in the tube. I use the lotion mainly on my elbows and knees, although I've also used it on a few patches of eczema as an alternative to my usual moisturiser.
I found the smell of the lotion a little strange at first, though pleasant. I am now used to the unique smell and I really like it - it's a very subtly sweet scent which reminds me slightly of werthers originals! The scent does not smell like I expected - I had expected it to smell like honey due to the name (milk and honey), although in my opinion, it doesn't. It does still smell nice though! The moisturiser is really effective, so you only need a little. I find that a finger nail sized blob is more than enough for both of my knees and ankles
The lotion sinks into the skin quickly and it leaves no greasiness or moisture/wetness behind. It does leave the skin with a slight shine though and the skin feels soft and smoothe immedietly after application. The effect of the cream is noticeable even hours after application and it definitely makes a difference to dry skin after a few days of using it - I had quite a small, dry patch of skin near my ankle and within literally 3 days of using this lotion on it, it had completely gone so I am very impressed! I am usually quite careful with the creams etc that I use on my sensetive skin, but I am completely fine with this and have not experienced any nasty effects on my skin, only positive.
I overall reccomend this body lotion due to how effective it is, but I do think it is a little overpriced, so I have knocked one star off.
I have severely dry legs, and everything else I had tried only worked for a few hours. This product is fantastic - even though it isn't specifically a dry skin formula, it does provide relief all day. It's not a very attractive colour when it comes out of the bottle (kind of beige!) but it smells delicious. You can really smell the honey, there's a hint of vanilla too. Although this lotion contains two oils (coconut and sunflower) it doesn't leave a slick on your skin - I can get dressed just a few minutes after putting it on without worrying about my clothes sticking to me. My only criticism is the bottle - the flip-top does get gunked up, even if you keep the bottle closed, so you do have to remove it and rinse it through with hot water to keep the hole open. Other than that, this is a great product, especially if you have dry skin.
Recently I decided to treat myself to a few products from the Burt's Bees line of products from Amazon. I shop on there ever so regularly and I had read a fair few reviews on this brand and most of the stuff written about them is complementary so I couldn't wait to try out a few things and this was one of my choices!
First off I must point out that this can come in a buttermilk yellow or a white bottle and they are the same product and I have also seen them in various sizes too. Mine I opted for is a 235ml bottle and cost me £8.50. The bottle I got is a light yellow plastic one with a flip-top lid to the top of it and around the main of the bottle there is also a light yellow label and on the front of that I am told that it is Burt's Bees 'Naturally Moisturising' Milk & Honey Body Lotion and that it is 98.3% natural and 235ml in its size. Other information on the bottle includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients are listed and contact details for Burt's Bees are given along with the website address for the company being given too (www.burtsbees.com).
A Bit About The Products:
Since 1984, Burt's Bees has been expertly harnessing the unique power of bees and nature to create authentic natural beauty and total skin wellbeing. From humble origins in rural Maine, USA, Burt's Bees has come a long way since the days when Burt & Roxanne made beeswax candles and lip balm on the kitchen stove, selling them at local craft fairs. Today, Burt's Bees produces a complete range of natural skin care products that utilise the best nature has to offer, from body lotions to baby shampoo, intensive facial serums to foot creams.
Well this is an amazing product and absolutely without a doubt the most gorgeous and fragrant smelling body lotion I have ever had the fortune to use on my skin.
It is a light beige colour and rather thick but smooth and easy to get out of the bottle and a little bit goes a very long way indeed. It is smooth during application and not one bit greasy and absorbs fast.
The smell of this like I touched on already is simply gorgeous and to me very feminine indeed. It is rich, creamy and sweet (in a natural way) and smells to me of vanilla and cream and when it is first out the bottle to me it smells slightly menthol and again, to me feels slightly cooling on the skin just when applying it.
The fragrance of this stays on the skin for a good few hours though do be aware because it is highly fragrant you do need to be careful what other fragrances you use in conjunction with it or your going to stink so strong!
Not only is the smell of this a really warm scent it also makes my skin feel lightly and slightly hydrated and soft and smooth. Before using this, around my knees I did have some dry skin but after a couple of days of using this that completely disappeared and I can also use this just before getting dressed because it is so fast absorbed! I don't feel this on my skin once applied and noticed no skin aversions or congestion of pores at all either.
Ok this isn't the cheapest body lotion I have ever used but it actually the nicest on every level and comes with a huge thumbs up from me as it's a joy to use! Its simple and naturally beautiful stuff and actually worth the price tag I'm happy to report!
Available online (try Amazon) but also check out the Burt's Bees website!
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I have a new love. And it's a body lotion. Which is pretty strange considering up until now I haven't used one on a regular basis. My skin isn't super dry so I find that by using relatively moisturising bath and shower products I can usually skip that step, unless I have had a sunburn or my skin needs some pampering, in which case I opt for a body butter instead of a lotion.
So when I recently bought a set of trial-sized Burt's Bees products, this wasn't the one I was most excited to try out. Until I smelled it. That's when I started falling for it!
Now I want to point out at the beginning of this review something I've been a bit confused about. While doing a Google to find out prices for this review, I noticed that sometimes the bottle was white and had a different label, and in these cases tended to be a tad cheaper. I can only think that this is an old formulation as it isn't on the official Burt's Bees website. The current formulation, and thus the one I am talking about, has a yellow bottle and the words "Naturally Nourishing" have been inserted into the title. It's RRP is £11.74 for a 8floz/235ml bottle, so not the cheapest on the market that's for sure. More on that later.
If you're not familiar with Burt's Bees, they are a company offering a huge range of bath and body products and gifts, which focus on natural ingredients. This particular lotion is stated on the website as being 98.3% natural, which I think is fair enough when you consider that most things are going to need at least a little preservatives in order to stop them going off immediately after purchase. The list of ingredients sounds sufficiently "Latin" to me, including several nourishing plant extracts and oils. As you would expect from the brand name, it also contains beeswax, which has numerous skin benefits including, I was surprised to read online, being anti-bacterial, hypo-allergenic and anti-inflammatory. I'll take all that with a pinch of salt but it sure sounds better than the chemical nasties in some products. It also contains, unsurprisingly, natural milk powder which is the residue from defatted cow's milk. So I wouldn't eat if you're lactose intolerant no matter how good it smells ;)
The lotion itself is not too thick and rubs into the skin easily enough, although it does leave the skin's surface a little wet/sticky for a couple of minutes afterwards. This could just be down to the fact that my skin is never genuinely dehydrated and as such is not "thirsty" enough to drink it up! This doesn't last long and it is not at all greasy, so I don't feel as though I have to wash my hands after applying it, which I've often felt with thicker lotions or body butters.
The bottle is straightforward with no mess, although I think a pump would be even better!
The smell, as I mentioned before, is reason enough alone for me to want this in a full-size, although I might have to wait until my birthday, which fortunately is coming up! Rather than actually smelling milk or honey (I will admit I hate honey and don't yearn to smell like it), it smells to me exactly like an oatmeal cookie. Very sweet and "foody", with a slight floral tang from the plant extracts and utterly, utterly delicious. The best part is that the scent lasts such a long time. If I apply in the morning I can still smell it by the time I go to bed. That for me is amazing, but of course only if you're as enthralled by the scent as I am. I do find it hard not to smell my arms repeatedly! I would say that because it's a bit of a strong scent, it could very easily clash with perfume, so I usually use either or. I have actually got more compliments on days I have worn this than any of my perfumes though. I wish they could make it into a body spray!
As far as moisturising qualities, I'd say this fares well. It's a tough call when I am not one who suffers from dry skin, but the ingredients all suggest it would do wonders with skin in need of some TLC. What's more, once it has sunk in properly my skin does feel soft. I like to use this on my legs after I've epilated and it makes them feel really smooth.
As I mentioned before, this is quite costly so shopping around is worthwhile even if you do end up paying a couple of quid P&P. Burt's Bees is quite difficult to find in stores, I believe some larger department stores such as Debenhams do stock it (their website at least shows the old white bottle), and larger Boots do have the odd Burt's Bees product such as lip balms but I'm not sure about the full range. They are however very easy to pick up online and bargains can be found if you look hard enough. I'd recommend simply typing the product name into Google Shopping. I was able to come up with this product for £7 which is much more reasonable than the RRP. That said, it's still not, for me at least, an everyday product, rather a treat for once in a while when I feel like smelling delish!
I love Burt' Bees products, not just because I like the products but also because I love the quirky, retro style packaging. And when I finally used up my stock of half used and sample size body lotions, I decided I would try a Burt's Bees lotion as I've been happy with all their other products I've used so far. I decided on the milk and honey Naturally Nourishing body lotion, not just because I immediately liked the smell and texture when I sampled some from the tester bottle, but because I loved the picture of the somewhat uncomfortable looking cow on the front.
Burt's Bees are an American-based company, but their products are readily available in the UK. They pride themselves on creating products that are made with natural ingredients as far as possible, as well as packaging made from recycled materials, most of which can then be easily recycled again.
I prefer to use natural products as much as possible, and one thing I love about Burt's Bees is that they put a "natural bar" on their packaging. This is basically a small strip that tells you what percentage of that particular product is natural. In this case, the cream is 98.3% natural.
Not surprisingly, this product contains honey and milk powder, but also beeswax, coconut oil and sunflower seed oil, as well as, erm, butylphenyl methylpropional. No idea what that is...but this product does not contain any parabens and bear in mind that it is almost completely natural. The oils are great for moisturising the skin, and the honey also has antibacterial properties.
This product is suitable for vegetarians but not vegans.
It comes in a 236g slim yellow bottle with a white lid. The lid is screw top but you press one side of it down which makes the top of the lid flip up at one side to reveal a small hole that you squeeze the lotion out of. As the lotion is quite runny, this is good for controlling the flow but when not in use make sure you push the lid back down. If not you end up with dried lotion resembling snot blocking the hole. Not so good.
The label on the front has three colours - yellow, red and black - and shows the product details and the afore-mentioned cow. Opinion seems to generally be divided on the Burts Bees packaging and I can see that it's either a love or hate thing. Personally I love it. It maybe doesn't look as expensive as the brand merits but I like the simplicity and the fun, quirky look of it.
The smell is gorgeous! It's sweet but not too sickly - the milk and honey shine through and I find it smells particularly like warm milk with a few spoonfuls of honey added in. I can also detect a hint of coconut in it. It's not a strong smell and I don't find that it tends to linger for long after applying. I prefer it to stronger, synthetic scented products so if you prefer a subtle scent then this would be for you.
The lotion is a milky yellow and is quite runny. The downside for me is that if you use a small amount it's absorbed very quickly but if you use too much, you'll find that you're rubbing it for ages. I've since mastered the technique of using about a 50p piece sized blob for each arm and leg and then another blob for the rest of me. This is usually enough so that I don't run out and I don't end up with cream everywhere. However once it's absorbed, it doesn't leave your skin greasy as its such a light cream, so you can get dressed straight away without having to wait for it to dry.
I don't tend to suffer from dry skin as a rule except a bit on my lower legs and elbows and I found that this cream works wonders for it. It is specifically made for dry skin and I find that my dry skin is more or less non-existent and my skin is left feeling softer than I've found it with other lotions.
++PRICE AND AVAILABILITY++
Available on the Burts Bee's website for £9.99 and at most stockists for various prices. Not cheap, so won't be for everyone. I personally love this product so don't grudge paying the higher price, although if I was on a tighter budget I might have to re-consider as there are no doubt cheaper products that would do a similar job. If you're not keen on the price, I would recommend you ask for this as a Christmas/birthday present as it would make a lovely indulgent treat!
I love this product and despite the somewhat over-inflated price tag, I would buy it again.
I got a small bottle of Burt's Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion when I shamelessly ordered a Burt's Bees gift pack for myself. I have really enjoyed using every product that I got in the pack but one of my very favourites is this body lotion.
Burt's Bees is one of my favourite brands because they never test on animals and all of their products are natural. They have strong company values including social responsibility and caring for the environment, and I feel good spending my money with them instead of with a big multinational who is doing goodness knows what to the planet.
Burt's Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion is formulated for use on normal to dry skin. At first I was very wary of this product because when I read through the ingredients I saw that it contains milk powder, so I was afraid I might end up smelling like sour milk! It also contains beeswax, aloe vera, honey, and many other lovely natural ingredients. It is 98.20% natural.
To apply this body lotion, you open up the cap and pour a bit out onto your hands - you don't need much. It is very runny and the smell is heavenly - it really does smell like thickened milk mixed with honey. When you spread this on you smell like a freshly baked cake I would say, and this smell lasts very well. I wear either this or a body shop body butter when it's date night as they both smell lovely and not too strong and both actually taste quite nice if you accidentlly get some in your mouth. It neither smells or tastes like sour milk, much to my relief.
This body lotion costs £11-12 and comes in bottles of around 200ml. I feel it is well worth the price if you feel like splurging on a lovely, natural treat.
This body lotion is deliciously gorgeous, excuse me, while I just have another sniff....Aaaah Heaven.
I always have a bottle of this body lotion as the smell is so uplifting, its very
powerful yet quite light(if that makes sense).
The main scent that hits you like a bolt of lightening is a Coconut/Almond combination in my opinion, it immediately transports me to a tropical island paradise full of swaying palm trees and coconut trees with the heat of the sun on your skin, anyways Im talking about body lotion not reviewing a holiday.......
Its packaged in a creamy lemon coloured plastic bottle 8fl.oz/ 236 ml
with a white flip top. The label is 2 slightly different shades of yellow/cream and has a picture of a cow on it.
It states " Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion" 98.25% Natural
Paraben and Phthalate Free.
The bottle is made of 90% recycled material.
Milk in powder form unusual isn't it?- To soften
Honey which retains and preserves moisture- To give a strong moisturising effect.
Vitamin E- To soothe.
Coconut Oil and Beeswax-To soften, soothe and help the skin keep its moisture.
I have always found it to be very nourishing, my skin feels like silk after applying it and with being a lotion its lightweight, this infact leads me to my one and only complaint its consistency is far too runny for me and for that reason I feel I have to knock one star of its rating sorry but its got to be done. When applying at night if tired, it can end up on the carpet instead of you and thats not acceptable.
The fabulous scent does last on your skin, more than any other body lotion I have tried and I find people comment on how lovely it is(which is always a morale boost).
You can actually smell the Honey in it very rich and sweet.
Its Available on-line and now in Boots ( only larger branches), but you know what that means? Boots points... Yes... And Boots points add up to make Free Goodies!
Price approx £11.00
So yes if you want a real skin treat, Go Get some Girls, but, unscrew the top and treat yourself to a quick sniff just incase its too powerful a scent for you.
Ingredients: Aqua (water, eau), decyl cocoate, glycerin, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), parfum (fragrance), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate citrate, polyglyceryl-3 stearate, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, sine adipe lac (nonfat dry milk, poudre de lait ecreme), mel (honey, miel), aloe barbadensis leaf juice, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol, beta-carotene, xanthan gum, sucrose stearate, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), lactic acid, citric acid, sodium stearoyl lactylate, sodium benzoate, magnesium aluminum silicate, phenoxyethanol, benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl cinnamate, citral, coumarin, limonene / natural fragrancel / How it works: For normal to dry skin, this non-greasy, lightweight lotion goes to work the minute you apply it, and it's clinically proven to moisturise for up to 24 hours / Milk nourishes while honey helps to soften skin; plus, coconut and grape seed oils and vitamin E deliver beneficial nutrients to the skin / Our dermatologist-tested formula absorbs quickly but stays with you all day and night / Directions for use: Apply generously to body as often as needed / Do not apply on children under 3 years / Featured Ingredient: Milk Powder / Solid residue which remains when water is removed from defatted cow's milk /