Budget Beauty: Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil

Recently I’ve been wondering…how did I ever take off my makeup without using a cleansing oil?  Since the fall I have been religiously using a variety of cleansing oils, & I am so addicted.  I love my PM skincare routine, but seriously, since incorporating a cleansing oil as my main makeup remover, I seriously look forward to it every single night.  Weird, right?  I don’t know why but I’m just obsessed with how well a cleansing oil takes off makeup and preps my skin for my PM cleanser.

If you’re unfamiliar with the cleansing oil trend, that’s okay, it’s relatively new.  The good news is, no matter what skin type you have, there’s a cleansing oil for you.  So, yes, that means a cleansing oil can even work for those of us who have an oily skin type.  The, not so, bad news is, there are so many cleansing oils to choose from now, almost every brand has come out with one, & since they aren’t necessarily “cheap” it can be difficult to find the right one.
Essentially a cleansing oil is going to effectively remove makeup while also using the oils in it to unclog pores.  It’s strange to think of an oil unclogging pores, but cleansing oils don’t sink into pores, they work keep the good oils present on your skin while eliminating the “bad” oils we’re most familiar with needing to combat.  These cleansing oils are also filled with all sorts of antioxidants, botanical oils, and vitamins. 
One of my favorite drugstore brands of cleansing oil Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Cleansing Oil with Coconut & Argan Oils.  The scent is light and coconut-y, and at night when I’m exhausted from work it’s refreshing and calming.  This oil is also super lightweight- I’ve been using a variety of cleansing oils recently and this one is without a doubt the most lightweight I’ve used.  

The Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil is also great at removing makeup with no residue- there’s no oily feeling once you wash it off, and my skin doesn’t feel anything but clean and hydrated.  As far as eye makeup and mascara, I simply lightly massage the oil over my lashes, not pulling, and it all comes off.  I’m able to easily follow up with a nightly cleanser and can trust that that cleanser is able to do its job on my clean skin.  I have read some reviews of users experiencing a breakout after using this product, but I have sensitive skin, have been using this product for months, and never experienced that in the slightest way.

I know the price tag might not seem so budget friendly, but seriously this is a great price for this type of product.  If you’re looking to try a cleansing oil I’d try Burt’s Bees, they are such a well respected brand and I think this cleansing oil delivers great results!! 

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Budget Beauty: Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleansing Towelettes

I’m a huge Burt’s Bees fan, my two favorite products being both the Pomegranate Oil and the Pink Grapefruit Lip Balms.  Howeverrrrrr, recently I’ve added another Burt’s Bees product into my daily routine, the Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleansing Towelettes, that have become a serious daily obsession.  I used to use the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes pretty regularly, but I thought I’d give the Burt’s Bees product a try since they’re more natural, & honestly, I like the packaging more too.

Burts Bees Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleansing Towelettes

These cleansing towelettes work great to take off my daily makeup, it even gets all of my mascara off.  Grapefruit is great for oily/ acne-prone skin, which is why I’ve always used a cleansing wipe with grapefruit as the featured ingredient, and the Burt’s Bees wipes are natural and paraben-free, which is what drew them to me the most.

After removing all my makeup I feel fresh and clean, even though I always follow-up with a cleanser just to remove any lingering dirt or makeup, and I never have that film-y feel some wipes tend to leave on skin.  I think these facial wipes are perfect when you get home after a long night out, and the gentle refreshing scent is helpful for those times too, if you get what I mean.

I know there are hundreds of new and different facial wipes out there in the beauty world right now, but currently I’m loving the Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit, and I think I will for quite a while!

Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleansing Towelettes | $5.99

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Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

I just wanted to put up a quick post about my favorite lip balm.  I ran out of it today, and it made me think about how many of these I go through…I think I’m addicted. 
This stuff is amazing.  I wrote about it in my beach bag post, but I would just like to reiterate how fabulous I think this lip balm is.  I’ve used all types of lip balms/ chapsticks…Blistex, Rosebud Salve (which I still love), Softlips, and Carmex.  But, for some reason I love the texture of the Burt’s Bees the best.  I also like that I can feel the pomegrante oil, and I really think that has helped keep my lips protected in both the winter from the harsh cold, and the summer from the strong sun.  Lastly, this lip balm uses all natural ingredients which I prefer and has an SPF of 20.
Which remindssss meeeee, it’s SO important to make sure your chapstick or lip balm (whatever, they’re the same thing) has SPF in it.  Usually making sure your lips are protected from the sun is the last thought someone has while at the beach ready to get their tan on.  Howeverrrrr, your lips don’t tan, duh, so they must be protected from the harsh rays.  So, make sure you have a lip balm wth SPF 15 or higher, I’d always opt for the higher.  
PS: Sorry I haven’t updated in a few days, life has been super hectic the past week!