New Study Shows Burt's Bees May Trump Prescription Creams

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This article first appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of NewBeauty. Click here to subscribe.

Have sensitive skin? You're finally in luck! Drenching our skin in a bath of prescription creams has become commonplace for many of us with reactionary complexions. However, a 2018 study reveals that clean, natural skin care may be the best solution for quieting irritation long-term.

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In a four-week, double-blinded study, women with compromised skin were given either Burt’s Bees’ Nature-Based Sensitive Regimen or a traditional synthetic routine (brimming with ingredients such as cetyl alcohol and sodium lauryl) to help alleviate exasperation. In both those with rosacea and atopic dermatitis, participants who used the Burt’s Bees routine saw a drastic improvement in skin barrier function and hydration balance—along with reduced redness, and better textural and visual smoothness, radiance and clarity—when compared to those using the synthetic set.


While individual skin conditions still play a large role in how any skin-care product will perform, such studies are making strides in the case for a nontoxic routine. Our favorites from the Burt's Bees Nature-Based Sensitive Regimen? Facial Cleanser ($10), Daily Moisturizing Cream ($15) and Night Cream ($15).