Two beauty products that are summer essentials? SPF and cleansing wipes. Burt’s Bees recently sent me two great options to test that are easy on the pocketbook and great for the remainder of the season.
Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30 ($20) is a nice, lightweight daytime moisturizer that does double duty as broad spectrum sun protection. It does have a fragrance, sort of a mix of apple and hibiscus, the two featured ingredients. This lotion firms skin, improves texture, and fights fine lines and wrinkles.
Burt’s Bees did clinical tests, and their results are impressive:
• Immediately, skin appears smoother and hydrated
• After 4 weeks, 87% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles
• After 8 weeks, 96% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles and improved skin texture
Clinically shown to reduce look of deep wrinkles and help improve firmness
The hibiscus is an anti-aging ingredient, while the apple is for hydration. Add in the titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and there is everything needed for a summer moisturizer.
I am kind of addicted to facial wipes…the older I get, the more germaphobic I get, and facial wipes don’t just remove makeup a the end of the day. They clean hands, wipe away dirt, and make short work of sweaty brows. I love Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Wipes ($6), a fantastic and affordable drugstore find.
• Removes dirt, oil and make-up without rinsing
• Cleanses and tones in one step
• Formulated with Cucumber and Sage Extracts
• FSC Certified cloth
The cucumber and sage make these wipes smell fresh and clean and the cucumber is especially soothing. They don’t leave a sticky residue so they are perfect for your car, your office, or your beach bag.
You can find Burt’s Bees at your local drugstore. Be sure to pick these up while you are enjoying the last hazy days of summer! – Lisa
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