You’ll remember that I received several items from the Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration* line this past Christmas. As someone who has combo-oily skin I didn’t think I would actually get to use the products long-term, but I gave them a go anyway because I wanted to share my thoughts on them. Now I don’t know if it’s just because of the cold-ish weather we’ve had lately or if my skin is changing yet again, but my skin loves this stuff.
I first used the Intense Hydration Night Cream on a Sunday night to finish off my weekly pamper session. Applying it reminded me of the days when my skin was still very dry; I felt the thick cream soothe my skin and quench its thirst. I almost expected that I would be a little too oily the next day, but I was not. Instead, my skin looked slightly more plump and full. So I upped the application frequency to about 3-4 times a week and I still don’t have problems with excessive oiliness. Weird. Maybe my skin was/is dehydrated?
I also use the cleanser now since I ran out of my usual VMV cleanser. The formula is also very thick and highly moisturising. I like it (and I like that it can be used with my Foreo Luna Mini), but I’m not sure if I will repurchase it just because I prefer cleansers that clean quite thoroughly. The day lotion is standard, and is also something I don’t think I would repurchase just because it doesn’t have SPF built in. It’s the slightly lighter version of the night cream.
The whole line smells divine and after the fact that they all really do moisturise my skin well, the scent is my favourite part. I’m not sure if that smell is what the featured ingredient, Clary Sage, actually smells like, but Burt’s Bees claims that the fragrance of the products is natural, so it is probably influenced by it at least.