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Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Purifying Gel Cleanser - Ratings, Reviews & Customer Feedback


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Manufactured by:
Burt's Bees Inc.

Information from manufacturer website:

This cleanser is clinically proven to help wash away acne causing bacteria, excess oil and impurities without over-drying or irritating skin.  Salicylic Acid, derived naturally from Willow Bark Extract, penetrates pores to help reduce acne and prevent future breakouts.  Evening Primrose and Beet Root Extracts help soothe acne prone skin resulting in clear and healthy-looking skin, naturally.  

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Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 1.0% Purpose: Acne Treatment
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Sucrose Laurate, Salix Nigra (Willow Bark) Extract (Willow), Coco Betaine, Betaine (Sugar Beet), Beet (Beta Vulgaris) Extract (Beet), Oenothera Biennis Leaf Extract (Evening Primrose), Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Glycerin, Glyceryl Oleate, Coco Glucoside, Fragrance, Glucose, Alcohol Denatured, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol.

Customer Feedback:

"...nothing else has worked as well or as quickly for me. I recommend this to anyone with troubled skin...."

"...not over drying. It cleanses very well...."

i broke out into a really bad rash along my jawline up to my mid-cheek...maybe i was just allergic to one of the ingredients...."

did nothing for my adult acne. It actually made it worse...."

--Actual user comments from User Reviews section

"...leaves your face tingling and feeling clean, and I have noticed my skin clearing up...."

"...I do still get acne occasionally, but this product along with the moisturizer have definitely improved the overall appearance of my skin...."

"...does not lather well and makes your skin feel oily...."

--Actual user comments from User Reviews section

Average Cost:
$10 (+ shipping)

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Our Final Assessment:

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Purifying Gel Cleanser has mixed ratings from users. While the majority (over 80% that we found) were positive, there were enough complaints to warrant caution, especially when combined with the EWG safety rating of 5 - quite high for a "natural" product. (This states clearly on the bottle that it's not 100% natural, which is one thing we do appreciate about Burt's Bees products.)  Cost is similar to other natural cleansers, and most users did find it  effective. However, when combined with the other ratings and customer complaints about skin irritations and rashes, we had to rank it as a 6.