Thursday, April 14, 2011

Skin Care Blog Post - Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub

Does green equal clean?

While we all love the natural benefit of organic products, some of them don't possess the cleaning power we seek.  

However, I have often heard good reviews on Burt's Bees personal care products - a friend of mine boasts their lip gloss the best she ever tried - so I thought: why not?

And to the drugstore I went and picked up Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub.  Let's find out if it worked:

The Claim, according to Burt's Bee website:

"...provide gentle exfoliation
...mild enough for daily use on all skin types naturally remove traces of dirt and makeup
...moisturize your skin" 

Exfoliates, cleans, and moisturizes - Sounds like a winner, right?  Here's my take:


  • Fruity, citrus-y smell
  • Took off my makeup
  • Grounded texture did a good job exfoliating
  • Left my face soft, clean and refreshed
  • Came in a glass jar - very environmental


  • Direction was hard to follow, but eventually I got used to it
  • My face felt a little oily afterward
Overall Rating: 4/5

Re-purchase? Maybe. I do like St. Ive's Apricot Facial Scrub better, and it costs less, so I will probably buy that instead. But please don't get me wrong.  The Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub did work well.

Final Impression: For an organic product, this facial scrub cleaned thoroughly. I guess in this case, green does equal clean.

Love the reusable glass jar it came in

 Very dry on the first touch

 Much softer and smoother after adding water


  1. The consistency does look nice...i love burts bees chapsticks...
    Aesthetic Lounge

  2. Oh this look nice and not too harsh, I love Burt's Bees!

  3. i love their chapstick but don't know if I like the looks of this...hmmmm

  4. Thanks for posting this! Although I have been a faithful Proactiv user for, oh, 10 years or so, when I get down to the last bits and need something to hold me off until my next package comes in I turn to St. Ives! =D You can't beat that scrub!

    Looking good after baby, too girl!

  5. What was different about their instructions than normal scrubs? haha it kinda looks like pumpkin jam.

  6. Thanks for the review! My husband loves St. Ives so I guess we'll stick to it like you will!

    Happy weekend dear!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  7. I suggest trying Freeman's Chocolate & Strawberry Face should be able to buy at your local drugstore, or Sejaa makes a nice mask as well Thanks for the review, I love trying and reviewing products!

  8. I've been curious about this scrub, I do like the fact that it is organic and I love citrusy products. I may give this one a try as I am in the market for an exfoliator- thanks for the post!

  9. Hahaha, this makes me so glad I am a man and do not need all of these to worry about. A shave, after shave lotion and ready to go. :)

    Thanks for dropping a line on my last post, hope you will have a stunning week.

  10. I quite like the sound of this, but it looks very strange before adding water...thanks for the review sweets xxx

  11. I really love this scrub as well! :) The Yes to Carrots are also pretty good :D

  12. It has a nice consistency!! Nice review!


  13. oooh lala, looks like something worth trying!

  14. I'm using that St. Ives scrub too but I do like that this comes in a reusable jar.


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