I was given Burt's Bees Acne Gel Cleanser as part of a study. I am a grandmother of five but still find I get a pimple once in awhile. I think it's mostly due to stress but who knows. Either way I needed something to treat these little minor break outs. I also figured if I felt it worked I could pass the information and a sample on to my teen grand daughter.
One reason I was particularly pleased with the idea of using Burt's Bees is that this line is all natural. The main ingredient is salicylic acid derived from willow bark. This comes from the Black Willow tree and is obviously from the bark of the tree. Bark protects a tree and your skin protects what's under it . Skin is the largest organ of the body. It's also interesting being Burt's Bees that willow is adored by bees who use the tree's nectar.
The timing was excellent. When I received this product I had a few break outs. I'd been traveling and the stress of travel had caused some inflammation and spots. After using this wonderful product there was an almost overnight improvement. By the second day everything was clean and clear. My skin felt soft, not dried out and irritated the way it would had I used my every day break out product.
The bottle is a simple tall clear,plastic bottle with a press down opening. You press on the indicated area of the white top and dispense a small amount in your cupped palm. Apply, rinse and towel dry.You get 5 fl. oz.I used this along with the spot treatment.
This treatment will penetrate your pores and prevent future break out which is quite a promise. Simply apply to your skin in the morning and evening as a washing material, rinse thoroughly and then you can use your spot treatment after washing your face. Avoid the areas around your eyes.
This is a 99.4% natural solution. The willow bark line of Burt's bees includes a Purifying Gel Cleanser, Pore Refining Scrub, Daily Moisturizing Lotion and a Target Skin Spot Treatment.
The cleanser washes away the bacteria that causes acne but will not dry your skin. This is especially important if you are older and still experience break outs. At my age you don't want anything making your skin drier. For most teens the tendency is to attack those spots and over dry them.The Beet Root and Evening Primrose will sooth the acne prone skin, just what it needs. It won't cause redness or itching or any peeling or flaking.
This product is dermatologist tested (on the Dermatologist's daughter!) and non comedogenic (won't clog pores). It will not irritate the already angry area. So far I"ve found Burt's Bees Acne Solutions extremely impressive and I will be getting some for my grand daughter.