I used to use Burt’s Bees lip balms as a child, long before they became a big beauty brand. My mum had them from when she was younger and loved them, and passed this love of the products on to me. However, when my favourite Burt’s Bees lip balm ran out, I stopped using their products – goodness knows why, until recently, that is.
A month or so a go, while visiting my fiancé’s parents, we went for lunch at Burford Garden Centre, in Oxfordshire. One of the poshest garden centres I have ever been to, this place sold everything, from potted plants to beauty products – lots of lovely ones, too. Anyway, while browsing lustfully through the beauty section, I came across a table full of Burt’s Bees products, and fell in love all over again. I ended up getting one of the peppermint lipblams – this is still yet to be reviewed, and that’s when my addiction resurfaced.
A few weeks after this, I came across another blogger selling unused beauty products, and noticed that she was offering a pot of the Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Handcream. I had heard that this product was not only an amazing hand cream, but was also great for eczema-prone skin. So I thought I may as well buy it and give it a try.
Product description from the Burt’s Bees website: “Pure help for hard-working hands. Burt’s Bees super rich, all-natural hand cream is made with sweet almond oil and vitamin E to moisturise dry skin and beeswax to help seal and shield your hands from the elements. With such a sweet scent, you’ll always be reminded to feed your skin with the nourishing care.”
The first thing that I thought when I opened the twist-off lid on this product was how thick the cream looked. I was right too, this cream is really thick – it’s almost the consistency of butter. However, don’t let that put you off because this is one of the best hand creams I have ever tried.
The thing that I love most about Burt’s Bees, aside from the fact that they are cruelty free, is that all of their products are 100% natural. Like this cream, for instance, contains lots of lovely natural ingredients, including a mixture of almond oil – you can really smell this when you first remove the lid, beeswax and aloe vera.
Although, as I have mentioned above, this hand cream has a scent to it, it isn’t an overpowering one. It’s a gentle almond fragrance that is light and sweet.
Because of its thick consistency, when you first apply this cream to your hands, I’ll admit that they do feel a little bit sticky. The cream also takes longer to absorb than most other hand creams, again due to how thick it is. Even though I have to wait a couple of minutes before touching anything after applying this cream, I absolutely love it, and my hands do too.
Right after you apply this cream, it appears to leave a sticky, oily residue, but within a few minutes this completely disappears – I promise. One of the best things about this product is the fact that for up to four hours after applying it, I can still feel it on my skin. I can smell it as well – my hands smell all almondy and delicious.
Would I buy it again? Yes, of course I would, I think it’s an amazing product. If you want to get your own pot of this fabulous cream, click here.