Nothing gets me to appreciate in-store Testers more than a sealed product. I’ve swatched and sampled for so long that stumbling across an ‘impregnable fortress’ comes as a genuine surprise. (Call me a spoiled beauty junkie.) The sale on Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion (PHP 750 SRP; got on sale for PHP 262.50) without testers made it a blind buy, but not an unworthy purchase.
Quick Specs: 170 g ; 99% natural ; made in USA
- The formula is notably light for a hefty claim of “24-hour moisturization”. It does hydrate fair enough, but my dry patches still require a rich moisturizer. Skin feels sufficiently coated, but is still very much breathable. That same lightweight formula makes it ideal for daytime use.
- The consistency is runny, so spreading it over skin is quick and easy. This mild lotion gets absorbed in no time.
- Because I wasn’t able to try a tester, I took the packaging at face value. I imagined something like a sweet vanilla buttercream to represent the olfactory equivalent milk and honey. Yes, I was expecting it to smell like food, especially since I’ve been using Burt’s Bees moisturizer that smells like sweet citrus. Upon first use, I was surprised to learn that it smelled nothing like dessert. It’s more like a nutty, woody scent that finishes into something powdery-sweet. It doesn’t linger, so you won’t get headaches if you’re not a fan of the scent.
- While I’m usually for tubes that help expedite the flow of product from the container, this one was a miss for me. The runny consistency of the lotion made it prone to over-squeezing accidents. Yes, some of the contents ended up on the floor. (-_-)
Verdict: While it doesn’t smell anything like the featured ingredients in the packaging, I do like how it works well in Philippine weather. It isn’t often that a decently hydrating lotion comes along that’s 99% natural and is cruelty-free. From an overall standpoint, not bad.