Like many women, I absolutely love hand cream. While I have been playing with making my own hand cream, I still love having certain creams in my collection. This past winter, I decided to try some different hand creams to see which would help the most with my dry skin. Having had little success with natural hand creams in the past, I at first avoided even looking at them, especially since I was worried they might break me out, or that I would end up paying a lot of money for a product that didn't work. Luckily, my local Walgreens had Burt's Bees products on sale that week, and I decided to give one of their lotions a try – their Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion .
Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion
Like many other Burt's Bees items, this Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion is made using all natural ingredients, but is only 99% natural (something very good for lotion). This cream is formulated with moisturizing coconut and grape seed oils, allowing your skin to be moisturized and protected from the elements. As well, this product is free of sulfates, parabens, phthates, and petrochemicals, something most beauty products cannot claim. Best of all, at least in my opinion, it is made in the United States, allowing me to not only support a natural product, but a product that helps employ other Americans. With the formula's skin softening milk and naturally nourishing honey, it isn't too surprising that it is one of Burt's Bees most popular products.
Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion: Effectiveness
This all natural lotion claims that it moistures for up to 24 hours, and while I'm not sure about this claim, I can tell you that it does do a great job keeping your hands soft and moisturized for a long time, without leaving them greasy. Ever since I have been using this hand cream, I have not had suffered from any dry, scaly skin, something that is all too common during wintertime, or when you are going in and out of heavily air conditioned buildings. Since I have sensitive skin, I am also happy to report I have had no issues related to the cream causing rashes or burning marks, something that can happen with some creams that use harsh chemicals or use ingredients (natural or otherwise) that are known to cause allergic reactions. Even though I knew this cream was dermatologist tested, it was nice knowing this cream did exactly what it claimed without any side effects!
Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion: Smell
While I don't mind the smell of Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion , it does have a bit of a strong smell that smells a bit more like medicine. It isn't exactly what I would expect from a milk and honey product, but it's not exactly bad either. In a way, I consider it a bit more neutral, making it perfectly acceptable for both men and women with dry skin.
Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion: Price
I may not be the best judge of price since I purchased the Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion at Walgreen's on sale. I paid about $9 for my lotion on sale. On Amazon.com, one of the places I purchase most of my natural products, it is going for about the same price. Overall, it doesn't seem very expensive, especially compared to other commercial lotion brands and other all natural beauty products.
Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion: Overall
It has been a long time since I have fallen in love with a hand cream ,especially one I didn't make on my own. This all natural hand cream, however, has become my absolute favorite natural product in the house. I cannot even describe how much I love Burt's Bees Natural Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion . I have been using this product about once a week for the past four months and am close to needing another bottle. The only thing I regret about purchasing this hand lotion is not knowing about it sooner. While it does have a bit of an odd smell, it doesn't bother me in the slightest, though I could see some people not liking it. The smell is the only reason I am giving this cream an A, rather than an A+ rating.