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Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions 3 Step Regimen Kit

So I have desperately been trying to fix my skin since it has been ruined by Olay's complete moisturizer for combination/oily skin. Now I know Olay is a good brand. Though I personally had never tried it before, my mom and others have sworn by it. Apparently, unbeknownst to their faithful consumers, Olay changed their formula adding Avobenzone which is an irritant. In my case, the word irritant doesn't do my skin justice. While I did suffer the occasional cystic pimple around that time of the month, my face exploded with painful cystic acne all over my cheeks, chin, and forehead! I was ashamed and embarrassed to step out of the house! I tried Proactiv hoping for results, but unfortunately I kept getting more cystic pimples! I know they say there is a purging period, but I don't buy it because since I purchased Burt's bees acne system I have no new breakouts and it's it's improving my skin!!! So here is my review on the products I currently use from the Natural Acne Solutions line:

Purifying Gel Cleanser:

This 5 fl. oz. cleanser comes in a plastic bottle and has a water like consistency and can feel a bit drying though definitely not as drying as most cleansers that have salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.

 Daily Moisturizing Lotion:

This is by far the best lotion I have ever tried. It comes in a 2 fl. oz. glass bottle with a pump. For those who suffer with acne, it is very difficult to find a lotion that wont aggravate acne and actually moisturizes! All of the ones I have tried prior to this one have been sooooo drying. My only issue is the price. Its a whopping $18 USD. Maybe, they could put it in a plastic bottle and reduce it by $10. But, since I like it so much and because it moisturizes and doesn't aggravate acne, its worth it for me. 

Targeted Spot Treatment:

A gem!!! This is the miracle I have been looking for! I can see results in a day. My only gripe is that it is soooo tiny! You get a mere .26 oz for $10 USD. Come on! You could have at least made it an ounce!!! Mine didn't last me more than two weeks :( It comes in a glass bottle. It also is difficult to dispense.

Ok, so one thing about all three products is that it does have a strong pinesol-ish medicinal smell. However, it does fade, not right away, but maybe after 5 mins. 

One important factor for me was that these products do not have any parabens or dimethicone. I'm trying to figure out what breaks me out and these are in most makeup. I have not had any new breakouts since I have eliminated these from my skincare products. 

Here's a link to the Burt's Bees website to read more about the ingredients: Burt's Bees


  1. i've been breaking out lately. more than usual, actually. this sounds like a great solution. thanks for the review! :D

    p.s. i am now a follower. visit and maybe follow my blog too? thanks! :D

  2. this is great! i'm glad it worked for you.
    i was actually going to try this, but my dermatologist gave me another medicine cream to out on my face, and it worked:D but great post though.

    i am now a new follower. follow me too?

  3. Hi Makeup Frugalista! How are you doing?
    I have just came across your blog :)
    I find this line by Burts Bees really promising. I have only tried their lips balm up to now. But this one sounds great! I have to try it for sure.
    I am a new follower! XX

  4. A bees made acne treatment... So long I'm looking for this kind of treatment and now I found it. I need this badly because my daughter won't go to school due to her acne that scattered all over her face.

  5. i get cystic acne too, it is not fun to deal with. I dont get them that often but when i do, they get huge! The thing im doing now is a cream called duac and glycolic acid. I considered trying accutane, but the side effects are so bad i dont really want to try it.


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