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Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Review

I turn 32 tomorrow and you would think that pimples would be a thing of the past for someone my age. However, I am not so fortunate and I know there are many of us out there who are still dealing with “adult acne”. I believe mine is related to hormones and my oily skin but that is whole other post by itself! Anyways, I have tried many many acne products over the last 20 years and have found a few that seemed to do the trick and a few that made things WAY worse! The product that I am reviewing today is on the helpful side thankfully! And it is none other than Burt’s Bees!

I have been using Burt’s Bees products for years but never knew that they had an acne line too. I always liked their products because they are natural and gentle on sensitive skin. These acne products are no different. In fact, they are terrific!

I received Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Purifying Gel Cleanser and Daily Moisturizing Lotion to try out on my skin. The cleanser is clinically proven to help wash away acne causing bacteria, excess oil and impurities without over-drying or irritating skin. It contains Salicylic Acid (naturally derived from Willow Bark Extract) which penetrates pores to reduce acne and prevent future breakouts. It also has Evening Primrose Oil and Root Beet Extracts to soothe your skin.

I have been using it for over a month now and it has worked great. I love that it does not dry out or irritate my skin. More often than not, the cleansers I have used in the past to treat my zits have worked to dry out my pimples, but also left significant redness and flaking on my skin. The Burt’s Bees cleanser seem to work with my skin and not against it and leaves it feel clean (no oil slicks) and no flakiness or irritation whatsoever. It doesn’t burn at all and has really helped in reducing my acne. I did find it a bit runny so I had to be careful when putting the cleanser on my hand to wash my face. Other than that minor detail, it was awesome!

The moisturizing lotion is clinically proven to help control oil and protect against blemishes without irritating skin. It is formulated with Lemongrass, Witch Hazel, Goldenseal and Hops to help soothe and calm irritation. I applied the lotion after washing my face in the morning and at night. It is COMPLETELY non-greasy!! It absorbs instantly into my skin which really surprised me. I always think moisturizer is for dry skin and not oily skin, but this lotion is made perfectly for oily skin. It WILL NOT make your face feel greasy at all! I could easily apply make-up right away after applying it so there’s no need to wait for the lotion to “sink in”.

Although, I still have breakouts (again due to hormones and stress), I now feel that I have a handle on them with using Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions. These 100% natural products have been very helpful for me. The Cleanser costs $9.99 for 5 oz. and the Moisturizer costs $17.99 for 2 oz.

You can find these and other Burt’s Bees Products at natural grocery, drug, gift and specialty stores and at select mass retailers like Target and Walmart and via

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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