For this product review I have been using Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub face wash for the past month. I purchased the 4 oz bottle of natural face cleanser with peach and willow bark for $8.95 from the Natural Beauty section of my local Target. The face scrub is labeled as 100% natural and is Natural Products Association Certified.
When I think of Burt’s Bees I normally think of beeswax lip balm, but they also offer a complete line of face and body care products.
A Natural Alternative to
Burt’s Bees classic Deep Pore Scrub with Peach & Willow Bark is a natural alternative to face washes containing harmful parabens or phthalates, petrochemicals, and plastic microbeads.
I recently read an article announcing that Johnson & Johnson has agreed to stop using plastic (polyethylene) microbeads in their products. The plastic beads wash down the drain and into our lakes and oceans, threatening those ecosystems. When looking for safer more eco friendly beauty products, its not just about what soaks into you skin. We can take a look at the bigger picture and think about where that shampoo, body wash, and face wash goes after rinsing down the drain.
Ingredients in Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub
- vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil,
- crambe abyssinica seed oil,
- prunus persica (peach) seed powder,
- stearic acid,
- cetyl alcohol,
- parfum (fragrance)*,
- cocos nucifera (coconut) oil,
- salix nigra (willow) bark extract,
- chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract,
- hydrastis canadensis (golden seal) extract,
- hedychium coronarium root extract,
- fucus vesiculosus (bladderwrack) extract,
- xanthan gum,
- sodium chloride,
- glucose oxidase,
Burt’s Bees Peach & Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub has a score of 3, moderate hazard, in EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. The score is skewed because the generic term “fragrance” is used, which has a score of 8, high hazard, in Skin Deep. However, the ingredients list indicates that it is natural fragrance, without revealing which natural fragrance was used. All of the other ingredients are of low health concern.
The Burt’s Bees natural face wash comes in a 4 oz (110 g) plastic bottle made from 50% post-consumer content.
Our 100% natural scrub is formulated with finely ground Peach Stone to gently exfoliate, removing dead skin cells. Infused with Willow Bark, a natural source of salicylic acid, it removes dirt and excess oil for a deep pore clean and naturally healthy-looking skin.
Wet face and apply scrub with fingertips, massaging gently and avoiding contact with the eye area. Rinse thoroughly. Pat skin dry. For best results, follow with your favorite Burt’s Bees moisturizer.
Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub with Peach & Willow Bark is a creamy white face wash with large pieces of exfoliating peach stone. The pieces of peach stone are a little bit larger and rougher than I would like. The face wash feels moisturizing while massaging it in and leaves skin feeling moisturized, rather than dry.
Burt’s Bees natural deep pore scrub does a good job of removing dead skin, oil, and dirt, leaving healthy looking skin.
Rating (4.5 / 5)
Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub earns its first star for containing all natural ingredients.
The face wash earns another star for coming in an eco friendly package, made from 50% post-consumer content.
Burt’s Bees pore scrub with Peach & Willowbark is effective at exfoliating and deep cleaning, earning another star.
It earns half a star for being a good value for your money, since the price of $8.95 for 4 oz is a bit on the expensive side and the bottle is getting used up quickly, since it take a large portion for each use.
This all natural face scrub from Burt’s Bees earns a final star for being a pleasure to use. I like that the formula has a creamy moisturizing feel and only a faint scent. However, due to the large scrubbing particles, I would not recommend this face cleanser for those with super sensitive or broken out skin.
If you are looking for a natural facial scrub to add an exfoliating element to your facial cleaning routine a few times a week, I recommend Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub with Peach & Willowbark.
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What is your favorite exfoliating face wash?