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A very wise (and very healthy) friend once said to me that you shouldn't put anything on your skin you wouldn't be happy to also put in your mouth. Because up to 60% of what you put on your mug, arms, legs, hands etc.. may absorb through into your system almost like you had actually eaten it. Yikes!
And while I get all super excited about any new-fangled beauty development that will nix my wrinkles, plump my skin, and generally make me wake up looking more like Miranda Kerr than I did previously, the idea of actually chowing down on any of the unpronounceable ingredients in the latest wonder cream was pretty unappetising.
So I have been on a bit of a quest lately to start (slowly) replacing my not-so-natural beauty loot for products that are more natural. And while I am not quite ready to give up my favourite eye cream or night serum just yet (baby steps), I am more than happy to start swapping my other day-to-day prodz around.
And that’s where Burt’s Bees comes in.
You see Burt’s Bees and their cult status beeswax lip balm (above) has been a handbag staple of mine for years (there really is nothing better for a dry, chapped pout!), and I didn't even realise it was 100% natural.
So naturally (see what I did there), this was my first stop when I started my harsh-chemical phase out, and they did not let me down!
The Mission: New naturally-nice hand cream
I detest the feeling of dry hands. It’s like fingers down a chalkboard, but on everything you touch. So I am mega fussy on what I use to give my digits a moisture boost.
Overly scented hand products are also a pet hate of mine (who goes around sniffing people’s hands?), as is anything that leaves your hands feeling really greasy, sticky or like they've been dipped in silicone.
Yep, I am a tough customer (so sue me!), but what better place to start my handbag detox?
- Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream ($29.95)
- Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream ($19.95)
- Burt’s Bees Hand Salve ($24.95)
This was a tough one, but I have to go for the Hand Salve; which I didn’t think I would like at all because it’s actually a wax and not a cream. But this adorable little tin doesn't just look fantastic in my tote, but it also gives your hands (or any body part really) baby-soft skin, minus any grease or stickiness. And it’s almost odorless too, so that’s a big tick from me!
Phew, so that’s one product down, about 130 to go, but I think I feel better already, don’t you?
And if you’d like to know more about the Burt’s Bees range then head over to the Burt's Bees Australia Facebook page, enter the competition and you'll be in the running to win 1 of 10,000 samples: https://www.facebook.com/BurtsBeesAus?ref=ts&fref=ts
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