Initially, I brought home this $5 Burt’s Bees Mango & Orange Energizing Body Bar from Target 1) because I can always use a little extra energy, and 2) because I thought it kinda looked like food, ha!
I ended up liking the invigorating citrusy scent so much that I started using it to clean more than mah bod.
When I used up the last little slivers of my bar of Becca Brush Soap, I grabbed Burt’s Mango & Orange bar on a whim, using it to clean a couple of skunk brushes that I’d used with a bright blush and a MAC 239 brush crusted over with concealer.
As luck would have it, Burt’s invigorating body bar worked wonders on the brushes, removing all of the funk from their stinky ferules and the gunk from the handles and brush heads themselves.
I’d like to shake the little hand of the bee who developed this bar and thank him/her for doing such a great job. Not only do I think it’s one heck of an energizing, moisturizing body bar, it’s also one of the better brush cleansers I’ve used in a while.
And fast, too. It cuts through hard-to-remove products like dried foundation just as quickly as Becca’s Brush Soap does and rinses without putting up a fight. After air drying, my brush bristles feel soft, clean and malleable, not crunchy or stiff.
For the Mango & Orange bar, Burt and his bees whipped up a 100% natural French-milled bar soap made with mango extract, sweet orange oil and cocoa seed butter to soften, invigorate and energize skin.
What a great find! — and all for just $5, which is $10 less than Becca’s Brush Soap. On top of how well I think it works on both bodies and brushes, it’s available at most drugstores and grocery stores, so it’s also pretty easy to find.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, grocery stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. It’s almost time for kickoff! I wonder… Should I finish the latest episode of Downton Abbey (aka Downton Tabby) or watch the big game??