Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment Review


Part of a natural line of acne-fighting and skin care products, Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment contains some of the standard blemish-blasting ingredients. Rather than the usual synthetic formulation, the 0.75% salicylic acid in Burt's Bees spot treatment is derived from willow bark extract and is a lower concentration than what doctors typically recommend. Still, Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment reviews insist that it works. This product scores points with users posting reviews on Walgreens who laud a formula that's gentler than most other cheap acne fighters and clears away pimples, large and small, in a matter of days. One user says it's no miracle cure but it does the job, while others consider it the best spot treatment they've tried. In Burt's Bees reviews on Drugstore.com, users term it soothing and effective, especially for the occasional pimple -- the redness abates and the pimple deflates. We read only a few reviews carping about dry or irritated skin, but we read plenty of reviews complaining about the application process. Users say the dispenser is poorly designed and the product too thin; that is, too much comes out to apply with your fingers and too much gets absorbed into a Q-tip or cotton ball. The smell also puts off some users.

Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment (starting at $10, Amazon) contains a veritable garden of ingredients, including tea tree, calendula, yarrow, parsley, and borage extracts, as well as eucalyptus and juniper fruit oils. This non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) formula is supposed to soothe skin, minimize redness, and boost skin health. Instructions call for twice daily application. The bottle contains a mere 0.26 ounces.

At $10 a pop, some users consider this too much of a budget-buster; so do we. Given the strong reviews, it would have landed a spot on our list but for its price. If natural trumps cost on your list of priorities, however, this acne therapy could be for you.

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