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March 02, 2010

Hand Cream Day 4: Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme

Product Reviews

Our next candidate: Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme

Liz says:
Soak-in speed: 2 It took a really, really long time before I felt like I could do normal things with my hands again after applying this cream. Because...
Residual greasiness: 2 As my roommate told me, "It looks like you were just handling a pizza." I felt like I'd dipped my hands in oil. I could practically see my reflection in them. But...
How long it lasts: 4 Once it *did* soak in, my hands felt really, really good. 30+ minutes after I first applied the lotion, my hands felt uniformly soft and smooth - without any kind of residue. That final, end effect was awesome. But is it worth the wait?
Fragrance: 2 This smelled overwhelmingly of marzipan. I know this rings some people's bells, but personally I hate smelling like food.
Total: 10 Man, was I upset after I used this for the first time. My first, knee-jerk reaction was, I HATE IT. Of course, once all that grease soaked in, my hands felt great. I think ultimately, though, it wouldn't be worth the wait, because at the end of the day my dry spots still reappeared. If the cream were more actively healing, I wouldn't mind putting up with the greasiness and the smell. I would be very, very careful about when I put it on, though!

Katie says:
Soak-in speed: 3 For such a thick cream, I thought it soaked in reasonably quickly.
Residual greasiness: 3 My hands stayed pretty greasy, although I'm not sure I'd go as far with this as Liz did. :)
How long it lasts: 4 I found myself forgetting to reapply it, so I think that means it lasted for a nice long time.
Fragrance: 4 I love marzipan!
Deduction: -0.5 for being in a tub. Harder to deal with.
Total: 13.5 I was pretty happy with this overall, although there are some other Burt's Bees products I really love, so I was disappointed that this did not quite live up to the expectations that I had based on those. I'll probably leave this one at home because the tub form factor makes it more difficult to deal with, but I can definitely seeing using it during the evening.

Posted by Kat at March 2, 2010 05:00 PM

I like that you're commenting on the packaging! It mostly didn't even occur to me, but it's totally important! :)

Posted by: your cousin Liz at March 2, 2010 09:35 PM

I like Burt's Bees. Everytime I am at Borders I feel compelled to try the lotions.


Posted by: Tiffany at March 2, 2010 11:47 PM

I like that you're commenting on the packaging!

Posted by: Adam Wardel at March 3, 2010 08:04 PM
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