Orange Essence Facial Cleanser
Great facial cleanser
Being in grad school, I am confronted with a good amount of stress on a regular basis and was reflected in the way my skin looked. I used to break out easily and my skin generally is more sensitive to the creams and cleansers I use on my face.
Last year I started changing my lifestyle, eating better, working out and at the same time decided to take better care of my skin by using natural products. I am using various Burts Bees products and I like all of them so far. I have been using this cleanser for a few months now and ever since I have been using it, my skin is much clearer and I rarely break out. It smells good and doesnt leave my skin feeling tight like chemical cleansers do. I will definitely stick with this one. :)
September 5, 2012
Give it another chance!
I originally used this cleanser years ago because there was a small tube in a gift package. The oil ingredients and slimy feel made me never use it again - I have combination dry/oily skin, constantly breaking out and flaking at the same time. I decided to try it again recently because I was just so sick of the flaking. I found that if you use it "right," it works really well and doesn't leave the film I felt before. What worked for me: I use it on a dry face after I've showered rather than during. I massage it into my face (when you use it dry, it has a warm-tingly thing going for it). Here's the catch - no splash-rinse is going to de-oil your face. Use the advice on the back of the tube that says to use a warm washcloth, even better one that has a good amount of texture to it, and do a little scrubbing to get it off, then towel dry.
The end result is that my skin is neither oily nor flaky - a miracle! I know some suggest the Garden Tomato Toner afterward, but I did try that and found that it actually made my face feel gunky (ironic when the oil-based cleaser doesn't, but whateves.) I would suggest trying this on its own before introducing other products to it. I get that the orange cleanser might not be best at getting off things like eye makeup - I rarely wear anything other than a pressed powder, so I can't speak to it so much. I will say, though, that the de-flaking has made it so that even using a pressed powder looks more natural on my face (instead of highlighting dry spots), and having well-moisturized skin gives the powder something good to "stick" to without getting oily or using face creams that cause breakouts (as they always did for me.)
August 15, 2012
Greatly Improved my Skin
I had no idea that using a soap-free facial cleanser could make SUCH a difference in my skin. It takes my makeup off, and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. For the first time, I no longer have Acne or dry spots! At first I thought that feeling was residue, but really, its just that the product cleans without stripping your skin of all of its oils. It smells good (like all BB products) and the size and shape of the tube makes it really easy to take traveling.
I would like if BB would make a larger version of this product as it doesn't last very long. Also, it can be difficult to get the soap out of the tube at the end.
August 12, 2012
Sweet, soothing and generally awesome!
I love Burt's Bees so I gladly gave this cleanser a try. I've always had very oily, out-break prone skin. However my skin can somehow manage to be oily and also flaky at the same time; probably from using harsh cleansers that overdry. I love this cleanser! When I first used it I could feel the oil in it, and saw various oils in the ingredients, and wondered if I'd break out. Instead I noticed immediately that it left my skin feeling clean, smooth and less oily without that familiar tight sensation. Plus the orange scent smells wonderful- this stuff even tastes good if you get a little in your mouth! I also love that it is natural, without nasty chemicals. I'd recommend this cleanser to anybody, with any skin type. It cleanses thoroughly and gently like nothing you've probably tried before. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have!
August 11, 2012