The bees over at Burt’s house have been busy. Last fall they reformulated their cruelty-free Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion for normal to dry skin, and it’s raising quite a stir.
With skin softening milk, honey and botanical moisturizers like coconut, grape seed and sunflower oil, the thick lotion feels like a body cream.
Back when I used the O.G. version a few summers ago, it was thinner and made from 98.2% natural ingredients, but Burt’s kicked that up to 99% now.
I remember liking the original bottle, the sweet honey fragrance and how fast it absorbed, but when winters rolled around it wasn’t moisturizing enough for my alligator skin. Being the fickle lotion lady that I am, I moved on to other things.
Burt gave the reformulated version a new outfit (also cute), a new scent (more on that in a sec) and a thicker texture. Based on the reviews on burtsbees.com, long time fans of the original version don’t sound very pleased with the changes.
I actually don’t mind most of them. The tube seems easier to use than the original plastic bottle, and the new, thicker formula definitely moisturizes my dry winter skin better than the thinner old school one did.
Sadly, the thicker texture doesn’t absorb that quickly anymore. It takes about five minutes after my shower to thoroughly lotion up with it, and after I finish my skin still feels a little greasy. And the just isn’t anywhere near as yummy to me as it used to be. Now it smells less like honey and more like plastic, which is a big bummer and quite unexpected, as Burt bills the scent as 100% natural.
But that aside, I’m going to keep Burt’s Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion around because Tabs and I like that it’s cruelty-free and mostly natural. Seriously, kudos to Burt for increasing the percentage of natural ingredients over the last version. That’s nice to see.
PRICE: $8 for a 6-oz. tube
AVAILABILITY: At select drugstores, grocery stores and burtsbees.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. No Saturday Surfing for me, girls. I painted myself into a corner by putting off my Xmas shopping. I have GOT to get some stuff done today.