Monday, May 11, 2009

Blemishes, Wrinkles and Dehydration, Oh My!

photo via Pixel Jones via flickr

I used to be an Aesthetician before I got into marketing/media so I am a die hard SKIN CARE NUT! Even though I left the facial world behind, nothing beats a at home spa night.

photo by Shad photos via flickr

Typically, I have pretty nice skin but once in awhile I break out. Ugh! Not sure if it's the coffee, chocolate or stress but I am breaking out a little right now and hate it! It's so not fair to have combat blemishes and wrinkles!

photo via ourvanity

To combat both, I turn to Burt's Bees.

photo via Burt Bees

Their products are the best for keeping skin clear, soft, hydrated and just plain pretty! They use natural ingrediants (no chemicals yay!), are environmentally friendly, socially responsible, don't test on animals and care about our well being.
photo by Beauty Salon and Skin Care via flickr

They used to only sell their products at healthfood stores like Mother's Market, but I've been seeing them at the drugstores now. I'd prefer they were exclusive to healthsfood stores because for some reason I think drugstore products use cheap ingredients (I know I'm such a skin care snob, haha). I guess their just trying to broaden their market share which makes sense so don't let that stear you away. It's still a quality product.

Not only does Burt Bee's offer amazing products that are good for you and the earth but I love what they stand for as a company and busines. Check out their business model.

Well-being, social responsibility and environmentally friendly. How many companies THINK AND ACT like that?

At Home Spa & Beauty Bootcamp Must Haves:

1. Cleanser : Lemon Poppy Seed Facial Cleanser
2. Exfoliater: Citrus Facial Scrub
This is my all time favorite. And I've used A LOT of exfoliaters. It makes your skin soft and smooth. It's made with almonds, oats and pecans blended with rose petals and orange oil. Smells yummy!

3. Mask: Pore Refining Mask

I love this mask. It kicks butt! You just mix the powder with a little water and apply all over. You can really feel it deep cleaning your pores and drying out those nasty break outs.

4. Nightime Treatment: Evening Primrose Oil Moisturizer

Vitamins and primrose oil tackles wrinkles and aging (not to mention leaves your skin so hydrated). This is the nightime remedy that will leave you looking ageless (I hope).

It's a bit heavy so unless you have extremely dry skin, I recommend only appling it at night or spot treating any areas where you have wrinkles or trying to prevent them (around the eyes, forehead and frown lines).

All Burt Bees photos via Burt Bees

After this spa routine, your skin will look amazing and you'll feel and look goregous!

photo by movies & movies via flickr

I'm ready for my close up!


  1. I have to try the Citrus Facial Scrub Exfoliater . . . that looks incredible!

  2. You have such gorgeous skin...Thanks so for all the suggestions! I like to think of myself as a DIY facialist, so I like to have a large arsenal of great products at home....I have seen Burts around everywhere now so I am going to check these out!

  3. I love Burt's Bees!
    I found this brand because I am allergic to lipstick and chapstick. It sucks. For years I couldn't do anything in winter if my lips got dry, but about 5 months ago my husband bought me some Burt's Bees chapstick to try out and I LOVED IT! So of course I checked out more of their stuff, and highly recommend it!

  4. nice list! i have that green clay at home and tried it once but i think put in too much water because it was all soupy. i think i'll give it another shot.

  5. oooh! how exciting!!! i love trying new stuff! I've heard of Burts Bees definitely going to try it out! I'm really excited about the natural ingredients!

    very informative post! thanks a million!

  6. ugh my skin is such a mess right now! ...i think it's stress ...but that primrose oil lotion looks awesome!

  7. I've been breaking out really bad, and I went to Sephora to see what they'd recommend. They set me up on Cosmedicine -- didn't work. Now I'm on some other face wash, but I don't know if it will work. What do you recommend?

  8. oh! i have needed a new mask (pardon the expression) for quite some time! thank you for the tips! i have some bb products, but none of these and i can't wait to try them!

  9. THANK YOU!!! I'm a skin care nut also, and Im always looking for something that works great on the skin but also ( as you already know) doesnt test on animals and isnt horrible to the earth. I LOVE what Burts Bee's stands for as a company and I cannot wait to try these products out, Ill def post a review on it, and thank you so so much for posting this, I am so excited to try your suggestions. I was just talking to my best friend, Liz ( you know her haha) and I was explaing how break outs are suddenly entering my life I think because of stress but that a skin car, spa, beauty night was in order... now I know JUST what to use. Thanks darling!!!

  10. my sister really likes Burt's Bee.

  11. Yes! I clicked on your page and got so excited because my skin is NOT happy right now at all and I don't know what I'm doing wrong! I think it's stress/pms...does skin get used to certain products and then they stop working??

    I'm totally going to try this stuff! I love the burts bees chapstick, so the rest must be great too!

  12. oooh
    I def. want to check those products out. I've always been a little wary of burt's bee's products.

    I love their lip balms just fine, just scared to actually buy the product and end up hating them.

  13. Ooh, this is fantastic! I'm looking for some new stuff! Thank you so much! Xoxo.

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  15. The pore refining green clay mask is a godsend!!! I shower at night, exfoliate with a scrub and then leave on this mask for about 30 minutes and my pimples and pores are practically gone when I wake up. I also love the evening primrose but only as an under eye treatment. Let's not forget about the lip balms: pomegranate and original (with a peppermint kick) are my favs!

  16. You always find the best photos!

  17. I love Burts Bees and I have the oiliest, yuckiest skin so it's great to hear that the masks actually work. Gotta get some ASAP!

  18. I've always used burts bees lip balm and lip gloss, but have not tried their skin products. thanks for the overview! i'll have to try one of these :)

  19. I'm so glad you enjoyed my scoop on burt's bees! I loooove skin care so more to come!

  20. I have tried a few of their products....but you have me itching to try more!

  21. I am definitely about to pick upa few of these to address some problems my skin care regimen currently does not take into account. I use Philosophy's On a Clear Day and love what it does for me but I could use a nice pore refiner and good night time moisturiser. Thanks for sharing and I am officially following you now! : )

  22. Do you use these products a lot? I've been thinking about this ever since I first read this post and are on their website now!


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