Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil Review

Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil Review

Hi everyone! It’s time for another cleansing oil review. This time, I’m looking at a drugstore cleansing oil. I haven’t liked a lot of the ones I’ve tried before, so we’ll see if the Burt’s Bees version is any better!

The price:

I got it on sale for around $13 at Target, but I think the normal price is around $15-18 depending on where you go. This comes with 6.0 fl oz of product. Most drugstores do sell Burt’s Bees, but stores with a smaller selection from the brand might not carry this.

The packaging:

The tube is mostly clear but has a slight brown tint to it. The oil itself is a pale yellow, which tonally works well with the tint. The front of the tube includes a brown woodcut-style image of a coconut and clusters of leaves and fruit from what I assume are the argan tree, with the standard Burt’s Bees white rectangular logo/text box in the center. I like the cooler brown shades used in the packaging – they make this product feel more natural and and simple while also being very understated.

The pump is a pretty standard white one that can lock. The big thing to note is that it’s very powerful. I only need one pump to get enough product for my face, compared to the average 2-3 of most of the other cleansing oils I’ve tried.

Burt's Bees Cleansing Oil

The claims:

Normal to dry skin and 100% natural.

Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil gently removes dirt and make-up, but won’t leave an oily residue.  It is dermatologist-tested and clinically shown to cleanse and soften skin, naturally.

The ingredients:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Isoamyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate, Fragrance*, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol Natural Fragrance.

The coconut and argan oils are the main oils used in here! I love that this is a drugstore cleansing oil that both doesn’t include mineral oil and has its advertised ingredients as the actual main ingredients. A lot of drugstore cleansing oils, especially cheaper ones, use mineral oil as their base. There’s a lot of controversy around the ingredient, but I don’t like it because of its consistency.

The final ingredient is tocopherol natural fragrance. I’m not sure if this is related to or a type of parfum, which can irritate sensitive skin.

The scent:

This cleansing oil smells like a very cool, fresh version of argan oil. Some of that cooler scent undoubtedly comes from the coconut. Again, I love that it smells pretty pure and fresh. That said, I’m not crazy over coconut or therefore this scent.

The use:

Like I said before, I use one pump, sometimes a little more, of this and rub it into dry skin. This does have a thin consistency, but can feel like it clings a little. Personally, I prefer very thin, lightweight formulas in a cleansing oil, so it’s not ideal but still a pretty good pick. Compared to the other mineral oil-based cleansers I’ve tried from the drugstore, this is great! It’s still pretty easy to spread around the face, and my makeup melts off with the least bit of effort, especially eye makeup.

The emulsion isn’t that satisfying. There’s not a lot of that white milky emulsion with just one pump of product. I will get more with 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 pumps, but I think I just always splash/pat on too much water. This does rinse off easily afterwards. It leaves my skin feeling very soft and hydrated, but can leave a slight film.

The verdict:

I really enjoyed the Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Oil. It does a lot of things pretty well, so I’d rate it a 4/5. This is the least expensive cleansing oil I’ve tried and liked. If you’re  looking for a cleansing oil that is inexpensive and  easy to find, I would wholeheartedly recommend this.

If you’re interested in other cleansing oils, one of my favorites is the Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Oil. What I’d consider a “standard” drugstore cleansing oil is the Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Oil.

Also, I’m hosting a US-only giveaway, so if you’re a US resident, come enter my giveaway here.

-xo, Andi

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3 thoughts on “Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil Review”

  1. I’m barely getting into cleansing oils and I got a different one from the simple skincare brand. I wouldn’t be able to get this one if its for dry skin :/

    1. That simple one is one of the next oils I want to try! A lot of brands seem to write that their oils are for dry skin, but it’s less important if you double cleanse than if you just use it alone. I care more about the consistency than the label. I’d suggest maybe trying the travel size if you double cleanse?

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