Burt’s Bees makes natural skin, face, and baby care products and make up. The company is careful to note on its website that it strives to make 100% natural products, but only about half are 100% natural (the other half are around 80% to 90% natural). There is a “natural bar” on every product denoting how natural it is, which I think is a nice bit of information to have. Would seeing that the eye cream, for example, is only 99% natural stop me from buying it? Nope. But I, as the consumer, feel like the company wants me to be informed, and I appreciate that.
The Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream is, by far, the best cruelty-free hand cream I have tried so far. I have been looking for a cruelty-free replacement for the Aquaphor Healing Ointment by Eucerin that I keep on my desk at work; that stuff really moisturizes. But it’s basically just petroleum, which is basically just a fossil fuel. So, in other words, I can do better. And this hand cream proves it! The cream is thick but absorbs well–it might leave your hands feeling “wet” for a moment, but that goes away. The moisture lasts for a long time (I usually use this at night, and when I wake up in the morning, my hands still feel supple). And the smell is wondrous: nutty, creamy, and sweet.