30 July 2015

Burt's Bees Beeswax & Banana Hand Cream

About the brand:
Burt's Bees began in 1984 with candles made from beeswax. A friendship between Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby blossomed into a business partnership and Burt's Bees was born. By 1991, their famous lip balm formula was created and became a best-seller. Today, the company has a huge range of beauty products and they strive on using natural, simple ingredients and recycled and/or recyclable packaging.
Burt's Bees Beeswax & Banana Hand Cream, £9.99/57g

I've had this hand cream in my stash since Christmas; it was on my wish list and I received it as a gift. It has a semi-solid, very thick formula and a little goes a long way - which is why it's lasting so long!

At first, it has a pleasant banana scent, but then the full-on, cloying scent hits you - it's an almost medicinal-type scent and is so strong, it catches in my throat! It's really unpleasant and Dean thinks so, too!

I only use this overnight, as it is quite greasy. With beeswax and aloe vera, it does a good job at hydrating my hands and softening them. It's nothing special and the scent is really off-putting. I do really love the packaging; the cream is housed in a recyclable glass jar with a metal screw-top lid. I wouldn't re-purchase this product as I know I can get better hand creams with a much more pleasant scent!

Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, aqua (water, eau), cera alba (beeswax, cire d'abeille), kaolin, stearic acid, parfum (fragrance), citrus grandis (grapefruit) fruit extract, glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, tocopherol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, chondrus crispus (carrageenan) extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, beta-carotene, sodium borate, glucose, sodium chloride, sodium benzoate, olus (vegetable oil, huile vegetale), glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, citral, citronellol, eugenol, geraniol, limonene, linalool.

Have you ever tried this hand cream?


  1. Haha - I love your description of this scent! I really want to try the almond one, because it has that almond marzipan scent that lots of people hate - sort of like the almond Dr Bronner's. I appreciate your grumpy reviews. ;) xx

    1. Haha, thanks, Kate! I actually love the smell of marzipan, so really I should have asked for that one instead! xxx


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