Jul 28, 2011

Burt's Bees Hand Salve (Review)

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Our most intensive hand treatment, this formula is packed with botanical oils, herbs and beeswax to moisturize hard working, rough, dry hands. It's an everyday miracle.

Burts Bees Hand Salve Reviews Ingredients
Burts Bees Hand Salve Reviews Ingredients

The Burt's Bees Hand Salve reminds me of a lip balm - it has the same waxy consistency and texture.  The smell is a sharp smell - mix of citrusy and eucalyptus.  I don't have a problem with the smell, but it might seem too strong/sharp for some.

How to Use:  For best results, gently massage the salve into skin daily before and after gardening and other outdoor activates.

I scrape out a bit of the balm-like product on to my palm, rub to melt and spread the product on my hand.  It has a very thin, light oily texture to it - goes on kind of like a thinner version of Vaseline.  As instructed, the product needs to be massaged into the skin, and it takes a bit of time to get absorbed, but my hands do feel softer with it.  Personally, I prefer creams, so I really couldn't get myself to like the consistency of this product.  However, this is perfect for those who do a bit of gardening or any work that leaves hands very dry pretty soon - especially when used before starting the work.  My hands aren't that dry any more, so I couldn't tell much of a difference with using this product, but I love using this as a night-time hand cream.  It has a pretty impressive ingredient list, and I am happy with a little pampering for my hands :)  Also, you need very little of the product as compared to regular creams.


Burts Bees Hand Salve Reviews Ingredients

Cost:  $9.00/85 g (product shown in review is a much smaller size)

Overall, you will like this product if:
  • You have extremely dry hands - work outdoors, wash hands frequently, etc.
  • You don't mind a strong-smelling product.
  • Don't mind spending a bit of time massaging the product into the hands and don't mind the greasy hands for a while.
If your hands aren't that dry, and if you are used to regular hand lotions, you would probably not like/need this product.

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  1. is soo cute kinds naa.. :)
    n it looks so much like a lip balm naaa... :)
    me likey :)

  2. Haei Rads, Thanks for this product review. I have extremely dry skin on my palms. How long will the oiliness stay on the skin?

  3. I've always wanted to try this but I'm so impatient to let it sink in :( Have you tried the Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream yet? You MUST if you haven't, Rads!!!

  4. It is cute, Nupur :D

    Suganya - It stays on for at least 15-20 minutes as it gets absorbed very slowly. Actually, this is more like a treatment rather than a regular cream, so it's better you use it just before you go to bed, massage it in nicely, and let it work through the night. For day time, it's better to use a regular cream.

    Appu - I have the Lemon Cuticle Cream. There's so much of the Lush Lemony Flutter remaining, am waiting to finish that and then start on this one :D

  5. Thanks for the honest and detailed review. Like you mentioned, it sounds like it could be better suited as a night product.

  6. bt this would be so good for winters na.. i like and for dry hands.. :))

  7. Its so chotu sa :D :D cute!

  8. I like the packaging a lot.. Reminds me of L'occitane products..


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