My skin is normally oily but lately it’s been really dry. So I decided to adjust my skin care routine and try a natural skin care cleanser. I found Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser ($8.99) at CVS and decided to give it a try.
This cleanser is 100% natural and the very first ingredient listed on the tube is vegetable glycerin. Here are Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser ingredients: Vegetable glycerin, olive oil, orange oil, oat flour, lanolin, oat oil, aloe barbadenis leaf juice, tocopherol (vitamin E), quillaja extract, rosemary leaf oil.
The orange oil in the cleanser is used to cleanse and stimulate skin; the olive oil to moisturize and condition and the added aloe vera is used to soothe skin.
This cleanser has the consistency of A+D ointment but don’t let they keep you away from this lovely cleanser. Once the cleanser is applied to the facial and gently massaged on a little water will quickly emulsify it and quickly wash away. Burt’s Bees recommends that you use a wash cloth to remove all traces of the cleanser and I have to agree with that.
This facial cleanser has a clean orange scent to it that smells so refreshing; I appreciate that especially in the morning when I’m trying to wake up. It’s so different from many cleansers on the market which usually foam up but this one does not. You simply need to massage it into your skin and wash away with water. It surprisingly washes away very cleanly without leaving any traces of cleanser behind. The formula was gentle on my sensitive skin and left it balanced and not tight and dehydrated like many cleansers do.
This is not a cleanser that I would use daily since my skin in not normally dry. But I think that it’s great to use when your skin is feeling a bit dry or if you normally have dry skin. It’s not a deep cleanser so I would remove makeup prior to using this cleanser. If you wear makeup daily (and I don’t) you may need to wash your face twice to remove all traces of it. I use just a bit of liquid bronzer and I found some traces of makeup on the cotton ball when I used my toner afterwards. Overall I really liked this cleanser because it very gentle for sensitive skin and it cleanses well enough on my skin (when not wearing makeup). My skin felt balanced and I did not need to use moisturizer afterwards and that works for me because I’m trying to use as few skin care products on my skin until it returns to normal, balanced state.
Have you tried Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser?