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We recently had the opportunity to try a fairly new product from Burt's Bees within their line of acne treatments. Now all-natural acne fighting products aside, we've never like any sort of acne treatment. It seems to rip the oils we have left out of our already dry skin. But since we use Burt's Bees for so many other solutions, well, we waited until a stray pimple popped up and dabbed on the spot treatment before we went to bed.
Our first thought was that it didn't have that usual alcohol smell that typical acne treatments are known for: think salicylic acid. Instead, it was a hint of Tea tree oil and juniper oils, known for their antiseptic and astringent qualities, and calendula to help redness. But combined it has a much lighter texture similar to water. Tea tree oil has been used for a long time by the aboriginal people as an antiseptic, so it makes sense that Burt's Bees is tapping into this. Another positive relief - it didn't sting. While it evaporated quickly into our skin, perhaps it was too quickly. We weren't sure if we applied enough so dabbed on two more rounds to make sure.
In the morning, there wasn't any peeling like the usual acne treatment which nice and we didn't have to use any excess moisturizer either. We did apply the treatment again though, and then again at night as well. It seemed to clear without a trace. We would only recommend this for occasionally pimples and acne, as it is a spot treatment. However, we noticed that in our local pharmacy Burt's Bees also offers a face wash collection within the line probably for those that have more regular acne. We couldn't find any additional information on the new line on the website. Burt's Bees
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