Burt's Bees Pomegranate Products

December 6, 2013
I've used Burt's Bees products for years, ever since my former roommate suggested I try out some of her Carrot Nutritive Day Creme. Since then, I've tried out a ton of Burt's Bees products, and have been pretty satisfied with most of them! A draw for me is that they are mostly natural products, they work effectively, and most products can easily be found at Target. My friends quickly learned that I am a fan of Burt's Bees and I was given this pomegranate set for a gift, so I thought I'd go ahead and review it.

Burt's Bees Cranberry and Pomegranate Replenishing Body Bar- 

Product description: "This replenishing French-milled bar soap is infused with the antioxidant goodness of cranberries and pomegranate seeds and provides a rich, natural lather leaving skin smooth and rejuvenated." 

The verdict: This doesn't smell like cranberries and pomegranate at all.  I'm not saying that the soap smells bad or anything, but it just smells exactly like regular soap.  I have read other reviews about this soap, and reviewers have commented on the fruity smell, but I promise that my soap smells nothing like fruit.  I don't know how typical this is, but it may not be the best choice if you want a scented soap.  I would recommend smelling it in the store before purchasing so you know what to expect.  The soap did lather nicely, and the seeds in the soap helped to exfoliate my skin without being too rough.  I used this after using Burt's Bees Cranberry and Pomegranate sugar scrub, and my skin felt fabulous afterwards.  This is a great product to use in the winter to help skin stay smooth.

Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil-

Product description: "Give your thirsty lips a whole lot of love with our lip balm with antioxidant-rich Pomegranate Oil.  100% natural, it happily hydrates and revitalizes your lips with a hint of color for an even, beautifully toned appearance."

The verdict:  I already have a tube of this lip balm and love it!  I used it a lot last winter and a little over the summer, and it is almost all gone.  The first thing I noticed when I opened this lip balm is that it does not smell at all like the tube I currently own.  That's when I looked on the back at the ingredients and saw that Burt's Bees changed the formula of this lip balm.  I have to say that I much preferred the original formula and don't really care for the smell of the new version.  The old kind smelled sweeter, while I feel the newer kind smells more medicinal.  I don't get why companies have to mess with a good thing!!  The newer product still works well, but I'm going to be sad when I'm out of the good smelling kind.  

Another issue I have with this is that on the Burt's Bee's website, the product description mentions how this lip balm has a hint of color to it, but I would not describe it like that.  To me it seems clear! Here is a swatch so that you can be the judge:

What?  You don't see any color?  Neither do I!  I am okay with colorless lip balms, but don't think products should be advertised as having hints of color when they go on clear. 

Product description: "The ultimate sugar scrub fix.  Exfoliating crystals mingle with pomegranate oil, cranberry seed, and Shea butter in our body scrub to gently polish and condition your skin leaving it feeling healthy, smooth, and beautifully glowing.  It's the sweetest kind of clean!"

The verdict: Now this is a product that I would write home about!  I LOVE it!  It is the only Burt's Bees product of the three pomegranate products I'm reviewing that actually smells fruity.  The scent is super sweet and smells like pomegranate and cranberry candy.  I wish the lip balm and soap also smelled this divine.  The scrub itself worked so well and was the perfect consistency.  The last sugar scrub I tried from Lush was way too harsh and caused me pain, but this one has a nice texture.  It got the job done and I have to say that my legs haven't felt this soft since the summertime!  I would recommend using this scrub first and then using your soap/body gel because some of the seeds get left behind and will need to be washed off.  I really think that this is one of my favorite Burt's Bees products now.

Are you a fan of Burt's Bees?  Out of curiosity, do you know if they changed the formulas for other items besides just the lip balms?
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Stacia, the Homey Owl said...

I love the lip gloss, too. I do agree, though, that it doesn't have much of a tint.

Brianna said...

I LOVE anything Burts Bees!! Awesome post girl :)

Rebecca B. Bird said...

Ooh, that scrub looks promising. I haven't bought any Burt's Bees stuff for a while so I'm not sure about the formulas changing. I know sometimes companies change them up to save money or because they had trouble sourcing ingredients for the original recipe, but it's never fun when the "new & improved" version is worse than the original. :(

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Lisa said...

Do you have the older or newer version?

Lisa said...

The scrub is amazing!!

Lisa said...

Yeah, it's really irritating. I'm sure they have their reasons for making the switch, but the scent is just not nearly as pleasant as it once was.

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Kelly Ann said...

Their lip balm is my favorite!

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Erica D said...

I hate it when lip products are suppose to have color and then you get absolutely nothing! I have heard a lot of good things about these products, especially their lip balms so I may try them.

Fräulein Schnee said...

The scrub looks so interesting. I never tried Burt's Bees products, but I'll love to try them sometime. Everybody seems to like them a lot!

Lisa said...

I like the original Burt's Bees lip balm a lot, too.

Lisa said...

Yeah, I don't know why they would say that when they make plenty of other nice tinted lip balms. The original Burt's Bees lip balm is a favorite of mine, but don't use it if you don't like that tingly feeling. My sis says it hurts her lips, but I love it!

Lisa said...

Let me know what you try when you finally do! :)

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