Natural Beauty: The Buzz on Burt’s Bees

Many people make career changes at some point in their lives. But it’s safe to say that very few of these transitions result in such a resounding success as the likes of popular personal care brand Burt’s Bees. A journalist-turned-beekeeper, Burt Shavitz, founded the flourishing company that now offers more than 150 products you can incorporate into your beauty regimen.

Burt’s Bees is a mostly natural earth-friendly brand. More than half of its products are 100 percent natural, and the company is currently working to make all products completely natural.

Every Burt’s Bees product is labeled with a “natural bar,” so that consumers can identify the natural ingredients that are used in the products. Only safe, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved natural colors are used in their products, and phthalate (plasticizer)-free fragrances are used only when necessary. Most of Burt’s Bees packaging is made from recycled materials.

Burt’s Bees products range from lips to body to baby and more. Currently, the most popular lip color is Rhubarb Lip Shimmer. The lip shimmers come in 12 colors with flavors from watermelon to cherry and provide shimmery, tinted moisture. Whether you’re bold or subtle, you can experiment with the variety and figure out what works for you ($5,

For the lip balm lover, Burt’s Bees has a variety to choose from. If you’re simply looking to moisturize your lips, there’s the Beeswax Lip Balm ($3,

It is also available in an SPF version ($2,

Some people need extra moisture in the fall. Try the nourishing lip balm with mango butter ($3,

Another must-have is the Fabulously Fresh Peppermint and Rosemary Body Wash ($8, If you are into minty and clean-feeling products, then this is the body wash for you. It smells great and provides a cooling sensation, awakening your senses. If you’re feeling tired, it can provide the energy boost you need. Use it in the morning to help wake up.

Burt’s Bees has many wonderful natural products, so experimenting is a good idea to see what you like. And it’s fun, too!

By: Stephanie Scott | Images: Burt’s Bees

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