How sweet. Burt’s industrious bees made us a new scrub, and like his fabulous Cranberry & Pomegranate one, this one’s also 100% natural.
If there hadn’t been a warning on the side of Burt’s Bees Honey & Shea Sugar Scrub ($13 for an 8-oz. tub) stating that it’s “Not a food — do not consume,” I would have spread some on my toast.
Doesn’t it look delicious (a little like apple sauce)? And I think it smells yummy, too — fresh and light, like raw sugar and honey.
Following in the footsteps of its Cranberry & Pomegranate predecessor, which I first fell in love with a year ago this fall, Honey & Shea wasn’t tested on animals, and it doesn’t contain any parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals. I’d been turning to Burt’s rich, moisturizing Pomo-Cran scrub whenever I needed to get my exfoliation on, but as much as my dry skin loves the hydrating heavy oils it contains, I know it’s not for everyone.
Would this Honey-sweetened recipe work just as well for me while perhaps appealing to a wider audience? I took it into the shower this week to try and find out.
After the wonderful scent, the first thing I noticed about it was the texture. It feels rougher (in a good way) than its Pomo-Cran cousin. The bees gave it gritty almond seed meal, which helps slough off the dragon scales from my dry elbows and heels.
INGREDIENTS: sucrose, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, mel (honey, miel), aloe barbadensis leaf juice, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) seed meal, parfum (fragrance), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, aqua (water, eau), ascorbic acid, caramel, citric acid, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, glycerin, glycine soja (soybean) oil, lactic acid, sodium benzoate, tocopherol, zea mays (corn) starch, amyl cinnamal, linalool
Another thing I like about this scrub is how much lighter than the Pomo-Cran version it feels on my skin. After rinsing, it does leave behind a light layer of oil on my skin (and — CAUTION — a slippery layer at the bottom of the shower/tub), but it’s a much lighter layer than the one left by the Cranberry & Pomegranate one.
I do like both scrubs, though, and think the choice between them may come down to scent. Both are carried at most drugstores, and even some grocery stores, too. If you have normal to slightly dry skin and you’re looking for an exfoliating scrub made with all natural ingredients, Burt’s Bees Honey & Shea Sugar Scrub might be just the thing.
PRICE: $13 for an 8-oz. tub
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, many grocery stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
What’s your stance on bootcut pants?
While I find the fact that I’ve already lived through a full fashion cycle of bootcut jeans coming in and going out of style a little … disconcerting, I’m glad to see them return.
Yeah, I still love my J. Brand skinnies, but I’ve never liked the way they look on me when I’m wearing running shoes. There’s just something about the juxtaposition of my clunky Saucony Grids against skin tight denim that doesn’t work for me. I feel like skinny jeans make my little feet look huge like a clown’s.
Flares, though, create that nice draping effect of the denim over the top of my tennies. I’m thinking about stopping by Old Navy later this week to try on a few pairs (since they’ve got jeans on sale right now for $19 a pair).
My muffin top and I hope to find something that stretches.
Hope you had a great day today. Onward to Wednesday!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,