Exfoliation is good for the skin and especially for me with my acne scars because it helps speed up skin turnover. The reason I got this scrub was because I was trying to be a little different and branch away from the very popular St. Ives Apricot Scrub and since it also stated that it was a “deep pore scrub,” I was excited to try it since I deal with a lot of clogged pores. With that in mind, here’s my Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub Peach & Willowbark review.
This 100% natural scrub uses finely ground Peach Stone to gently exfoliate, removing dead skin cells. Willowbark, a natural source of salicylic acid, removes dirt and oil for a deep pore clean and naturally healthy skin.
Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub Peach & Willowbark Review
Another of the reasons that I wanted to try this particular scrub from Burt’s Bees is because this is a natural company and it’s a great place to go if you are looking for natural products but I have never tried many of their products. I have tried their lip balm but wasn’t too impressed.
It does state that it is 100% natural on the front of the squeeze tube (4 oz.) and it states that it doesn’t contain any sulfates, parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals.
The texture of this Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub Peach & Willowbark is like a cream with scrubbing particles interspersed throughout. It does have a strong natural scent which I don’t care too much for which isn’t surprising since fragrance is pretty high on the ingredient list.
I will get right to this review and state that I HATED this scrub from the first moment I used it. The finely ground peach stone that is used to exfoliate the skin feels very rough. Sure it may be exfoliating the skin but I kept fearing every time I used this that it was causing tears in my skin. The edges of the exfoliant used are just too sharp and just feel so hard. I will have to remember not to use any scrubs with ground peach stone if this is how they feel.
Another thing that I hated is that not a lot of this ground peach stone was used meaning that there was just too much space between the grains and combined with the sharp ground peach stone, scrubbing was not a pleasant experience.
After using this Burt’s Bees Peach & Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub, I now know that I should have stuck with St. Ives Apricot Scrub which doesn’t feel rough on the skin. I’ve relegated the rest of this scrub to use on my body only. But while St. Ives Apricot Scrub is great, I have since found the perfect gentle scrubs which I reviewed here.
- Skin does feel soft and smooth after using this scrub.
- My large pores appeared slightly smaller although not much of a significant change.
- Rinses completely off so you don’t have to worry about a film being left behind.
- Although not as cheap as St. Ives Apricot Scrub, it is still inexpensive.
- I loathe the exfoliant in this scrub as mentioned above. Feels like it causes serious injury to the skin.
- Although my skin felt smooth afterwards, it also felt slightly bruised and sensitive which I am not surprised by based on the sharp peach stone used in this scrub.
- Hate the fragrance.
As you have probably guessed, I shall not be repurchasing this Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub Peach & Willowbark. Seriously, this scrub is the stuff of nightmares! So another Burt’s Bees product that didn’t impress me. Based on my experience with this scrub, I’m not too keen on trying out other products from this brand.
I’ve warned you but if you have a morbid fascination with this and would like to torture you skin, this scrub is available at target for $8.99.