I do love Burt’s Bees products ~ when I go to the drugstore, I always look to see if they have some new items and I do stock up on their cuticle butter and tinted lip balms. I didn’t EVEN know that Burt’s Bees did “beauty bags” and when I saw this on their website, I just thought, wow, great deal and purchase several ~ one for myself and the others as gifts!!
Festive Pouch This has to be the nicest beauty bag I have received in a long time! I love the cranberry red fabric, which is pretty sturdy and the white design on the front ~ very Moroccan, if you ask me! The zipper pull tag is adorable ~ it is a bee and look at the detail on the bee itself. I love this bag.
Lather-loving Pouf and Compact Mirror ~ Who doesn’t need a body pouf? I use these daily and it is good to replace them every few months. This is a nice cream colored one with Burt’s Bees printed on the loop. The compact mirror is really nice ~ covered in a dark brown cotton material, it flips open and you can just adjust it so it stands by itself. Once you are done using it, it can be folded back into its original position, so that it is slim and can fit easily in a small purse. It also has a really cute embroidered bee on the inside flap. Alas, my mirror is broken, but Burt’s Bees customer service is fantastic! I called them ~ their contact number is on the website ~ and they are sending me out a replacement mirror 🙂
Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub I love a good body scrub and especially when it smells like berries. This smells just like cranberry juice and I love it! This is a full size tub and it contains a variety of oils: pomegranate, soybean, olive, crambe, sunflower seed, coconut, grape ~ along with cranberry seed and fruit extracts, plus shea butter, honey and exfoliating sugar crystals ~ all of these ingredients which will polish and moisturize your skin. It is made with 100% natural ingredients. Did I mention it smells like cranberry juice 😀 Full Size 8 oz RV $13.00
The Mighty Cranberry: This tart berry is packed with power. It’s a superior antioxidant with a unique natural balance of Omegas 3 and 6. Cranberries also naturally exfoliate skin. Time to juice it for all it’s worth!
Ingredients: sucrose, glycine soja (soybean) oil, crambe abyssinica seed oil, silica, zea mays (corn) starch, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, parfum (fragrance)*, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) fruit juice, punica granatum seed oil, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) fruit powder, mel (honey, miel), hydrolyzed soy protein, tocopherol, aqua (water, eau), magnesium hydroxide, citric acid, limonene, geraniol *natural fragrance/parfum naturel cosDNA.com analysis
Fabulously Fresh Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash This energizing and fantastic mint smelling body wash is 99.2% natural, gentle and plant based ingredients! It really smells fantastic ~ very refreshing, herbaceous and I love mint and rosemary scents. Great size for my gym bag. Travel Size 50 mL RV $1.14
Peppermint Oil(Mentha piperita) — Made from the Mediterranean peppermint plant, Peppermint Oil is famous for its cooling effect on skin. You can thank the Menthol for that. Great in baths and facial treatments, it cleanses and tones while helping purify your skin and pores.
Ingredients: water, decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside, sucrose laurate, coco-betaine, betaine, coco-glucoside, sodium cocoyl hydrolyzed soy protein, glyceryl oleate, mentha piperita (peppermint) oilrosemarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, achillea millefolium (yarrow) extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemongrass) extract, humulus lupulus (hops) extract melissa officinalis (balm mint) extract, glycerin, hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, natural fragrance, glucose, sodium chloride, citric acid, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase cosDNA.com analysis
Intense Hydration Day Lotion (99% natural) This lotion is for dry skin and in the winter time, my skin can get chapped and raw if I am outside shoveling snow. This is when I would use this creamy hydrating lotion, which is, surprisingly enough for a “dry skin” cream, very lightweight. This is lotion will absorb quickly into your skin and contains clary sage, soybean oil and my friend, lactobacillus. It is their best anti-aging daytime moisturizer and has been clinically proven to deliver hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, according to their website. It is dermatologist tested , noncomedogenic, non-greasy and contains “probiotic technology”, which just means that it has fermented ingredients! Good to see Burt’s Bees using lactobacillus 😀 Travel Size RV $2.52
Clary Sage — Clary Sage thrives in its harsh Mediterranean environment due to its ability to trap and retain moisture. This remarkable botanical inspired Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration, our natural ode to soft, supple skin.
Ingredients: aqua (water, eau), caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, parfum (fragrance)*, propanediol, salvia sclarea (clary) extract, lactobacillus, astrocaryum tucuma seed butter, trichilia emetica seed butter, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, aloe barbadensis leaf powder, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) peel polymnia sonchifolia root juice, lecithin, alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, maltodextrin, tocopherol, xanthan gum, glycine soja (soybean) oil, stearic acid, sodium PCA, potassium stearate, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, phenoxyethanol, amyl cinnamal, eugenol, hydroxycitronellal, linalool. *natural fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser (99% natural) I have used Burt’s Bees cream cleansers before and I do like them. This cleanser was the 2013 SELF Healthy Beauty Award Winner and just like the lotion, contains Clary Sage, along with lactobacillus, for that probiotic technology 😀 Cream cleansers are really good when you have dry or irritated skin, as they are very gentle and do not foam. Travel Size 20 g RV $1.18
Description: Our cream cleanser proves nature can create the most remarkable of things. Inspired by the Clary Sage plant’s ability to trap and retain moisture in its harsh environment, our natural cleanser hydrates your skin while leaving it super soft and oh-so supple. Clinically proven to provide intense hydration* your skin will not only drink in all the good but keep it in. How’s that for a beautiful clean? Intensely hydrates dry skin. Removes dirt, oil and make-up. Enhanced with probiotic technology. Dermatologist Tested and Noncomedogenic.
Ingredients: aqua (water, eau), stearic acid, glycerin, sodium lauroyl glutamate, zea mays (corn) starch, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, parfum (fragrance)*, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, salvia sclarea (clary) extract, lactobacillustheobroma grandiflorum seed butter, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, jojoba esters,hydrolyzed jojoba esters, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) peel, polymnia sonchifolia root juice, zinc oxide, alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, propanediol, maltodextrin, tocopherol, xanthan gum, glycine soja (soybean) oil, arginine sodium lauroyl lactylate, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, phenoxyethanol, amyl cinnamal, citral, eugenol, hydroxycitronellal, limonene, linalool. *natural fragrance cosDNA.com analysis
Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (100% natural) This is how I fell in love with Burt’s Bees ~ their cuticle butter. This 2013 Latina Beauty Award Winner comes in a tin and it smells lemony fresh. It really is nice to use on my nails, nail bed, even chapped and rough spots on my hands. I keep a tin in my car in the cooler months ~ when I get to a stop light or am just stuck in traffic, this tin comes out and I apply it on my nails and nail bed. Why do I keep it in the car only in the cooler months? Because this will melt in the summer ~ the name butter has a reason!! It contains sweet almond oil, beeswax, soybean oil and cocoa seed butter to help moisturize and soften cuticles, while vitamin E and sunflower oil help restore and nourish brittle nails. I wish this was the full size! Travel Size 0.3 oz RV $3.00
Lemon Oil (Citrus medica limonum) — Famous for its cleansing and astringent qualities, Lemon Oil has a natural, refreshingly clean scent. On skin, it cuts through oils and dirt. Leaving smoother skin and softer cuticles. It’s true liquid love for your skin.
Ingredients: prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, beeswax, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, beta-carotenerosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil, vegetable oil cosDNA.com analysis
Tinted Lip Balm in Blush Orchid (100% natural) This is a lovely sheer baby pink lip balm, very pretty and nice if you are just running around, sporty-like and you don’t want to put on lipstick or gloss, but want a little sheen and color. Burt’s Bees lip balms are really moisturizing and hydrating without being sticky. Botanical waxes and shea butter will condition, nourish and help heal your lips. They have a whole range of shades, from light to darker colors, but always sheer. Their tinted lip balms come in this really nice paper cylinder, so it looks really good as a stocking stuffer gift! Full Size 4.25 g RV $7.00
Shea Butter(Butyrospermum parkii) — Hooray for Shea! A natural fat, Shea Butter comes from the fruit of the Karite tree. Moisture-rich and oh-so nourishing, it leaves your skin feeling soft and super supple. Helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and making a great anti-aging treatment that can help improve your skin’s elasticity. Hard work really does pay off.
Ingredients: cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, olus (vegetable oil, huile vegetale), cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, candelilla cera (euphorbia cerifera wax, cire de candelilla), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, aroma (flavor)*, lanolin, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, cananga odorata flower wax, jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower wax, ammonium glycyrrhizinate, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza). May contain: alumina, CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 75470 (carmine), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (iron oxides). *natural flavor
Pomegranate Lip Balm (100% natural) Burt’s Bees has a slew of different lip balms in so many flavors ~ This one is infused with pomegranate seed oil, which is a powerful antioxidant. I haven’t opened this, as I already opened the Blush Orchid balm, but this is also supposed to add a hint of color to your lips, while hydrating and revitalizing for an even lip tone. This has a sweet pomegranate taste. Full Size 4.25 g RV $3.30
Pomegranate Oil(Punica granatum) — contains several polyphenols and anthocyanidins which means a bunch of amazing things that are really good for you.
Ingredients: helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, lanolin, aroma (flavor)*, punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, tocopherolrosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), carmine, benzyl salicylate, cinnamal, citral, eugenol, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, limonene, linalool. *natural flavor cosDNA.com analysis
Blueberry & Dark Chocolate Lip Balm (100% natural) WOW. Chocolate and blueberry tasting lip balm! I think this one will be the next balm to be opened. I have a lot of lip balms, but I always use them ~ even at night, before I go to bed, I apply a lip balm. This has blueberry seed oil and cocoa powder, known antioxidant ingredients, plus cocoa seed butter, to help condition and make your lips feel soft and hydrated. Full Size 4.25 g RV $3.30
Cocoa Seed Butter — Luxurious Cocoa Seed Butter not only makes great dark chocolate but also conditions skin to renew soft, healthy-looking lips.
Ingredients: helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cera akba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), aroma (flavor)*, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, lanolin, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, vaccinium corymbosum (blueberry) seed oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) fruit powder, ammonium glycyrrhizate, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, canola oil (huile de colza), glycine soja (soybean) oil, benzyl alcohol, eugenol, geraniol, limonene, linalool *natural flavor cosDNA.com analysis
I also received a free lip gloss, just because! I guess they were including a lip gloss free with purchase, even though I didn’t know about it and I didn’t have a promo code.
Lip Gloss in Starry Night (100% natural) I don’t know if there are variations to what color you will get, but I received Starry Night and I am very happy! This is a lovely darkened plum shade that has a pearl shimmer. Very nice and perfect for fall ~ and I love dark vampy shades! I can either make it a sheer wash or layer for a deeper, darker shade. This gloss has some very nourishing and moisturizing ingredients and it isn’t sticky or tacky. The cap on this lip gloss is so cute ~ it has honeycomb shapes as its design 😀 Full Size RV $9.00
Sunflower Oil — Extremely nutritious, Sunflower Oil is easily absorbed and won’t leave skin feeling greasy. Even better, it’s rich in the essential fatty acid, Linoleic Acid, as well as Palmitic and Stearic Acids. All of which are important components to healthy looking, happy skin.
Ingredients: ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), aroma (flavor)*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, silica, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, jojoba esters, ammonium glycyrrhizate, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil. +/- (May contain): CI 77163 (bismuth oxychloride), CI 77861 (tin oxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (iron oxides), CI 77019 (mica), CI 75470 (carmine), CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 77947 (zinc oxide). *natural flavor
What a great bag and a wonderful free gift too! Burt’s Bees Holiday Grab Bag is $25.00 and I received a value of $34.44, but that isn’t including the bag, the body pouf and compact mirror. According to Burt’s Bees site, this bag has a total value of $48.00. Either way, I think this is a really nice bag and I will use all of the products. This is such a great gift idea too, with the upcoming Holiday Season just around the corner. I was able to get free shipping as they used to have a promo with the Honeysuckle Tinted Lip Balm, but it looks like that promo is over. However, if you purchase $49.00 or more at their site, you automatically get free shipping! And what is also nice is that 10% of the purchase price will be donated to The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation. I also love how Burt’s Bees describes their company “We’re basically a bunch of hands-on, tree-hugging, greased elbow do-gooders. It’s kind of what makes our company special. We think the bees would agree.” I love it!! If you are interested in their ingredients, you should check out their Natural Ingredient Guide. Very informative and I love how Burt’s Bees gives resources so you can better educated yourself on the ingredients they use.
Did you purchase the Burt’s Bees Holiday Grab Bag? Are you interested in doing so? You can still purchase this bag at their website here.