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Would I Repurchase? Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub


From www.burtsbees.com: "Infused with refreshing Sweet Orange Oil and Grapefruit Seed Extract, this natural facial scrub removes dirt, oil and make-up. Formulated with Ground Almonds, Oats and Pecans to gently exfoliate dead skin cells while Sweet Almond Oil and Glycerin help soften skin leaving your face fresh and dewy. With a scent reminiscent of citrus and pumpkin spice it's something to celebrate!
• Helps removes dirt, oil and make-up with a blend of Sweet Orange Oil and Grapefruit Seed Extract
• Exfoliates gently with Ground Almonds, Oats and Pecans
• Helps soften skin with Sweet Almond Oil and Glycerin
".

I purchased this from Bio Beauty so long ago that I forgot the price. The next time I head up there I will update you! (The Burt's Bees range is also carried in Collins but I've never seen this product on the shelf). This was when I was still very new to the brand and intrigued by its use of natural ingredients. Up until this time the St. Ives Apricot Scrub is the physical exfoliator I would have had the most experience with. 


I found this to be less coarse than the Apricot Scrub but not a mild exfoliator by any means. You can certainly feel the difference in textures between the oats, pecans and ground almonds (especially the almonds). The most distinguishable thing about this product is the way your skin feels after you rinse it off. It leaves a soft coating (probably due to the Almond Oil and Glycerin) on the skin that made me feel like using a toner afterwards was a waste. The site recommends that you follow with a toner. Still, I wasn't sure that such a residue was good for my combo/oily skin.

I mostly used this product after a liquid cleanser or makeup wipe to remove excess residue; or as a weekly exfoliator. You literally need a tiny amount to make a paste and thus this little jar lasted a very long time. So if you like this sort of thing, that alone makes it worth it. The packaging allows you to get every last bit of the product and the jar could be reused for a host of things.


So, would I repurchase? No.
It's a great product boasting to be 99.9% natural (which is awesome) but I think it would best suit dry skin. Now I know oils (especially argon and coconut oil) are all the rage and are good for all skin types, but what you should be looking for is a product that sinks into the skin and not just forms a coating on it.

What Burt's Bees products have you tried?

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