Up until very recently, if you had troubled skin and were looking for a natural solution, you’d be stuck with tee tree oil- which is mild (and somewhat effective) but didn’t really stand up to the problem on its own.
Of course I was surprised to see that Burt’s Bees had join the fight against acne, but I was even more surprised of the line’s gentle efficacy.
Their Scrub ($9) is creamy and cushiony with just enough exfoliation to be effective and not exacerbate any pre-existing breakouts you might have. It’s also gentle enough to be used daily since jojoba microbeads are exfoliating and softening at the same time, a big plus for skin that’s usually mistreated and dried out to an extreme.
Of course the requisite tea tree extract makes an appearance giving their Spot Treatment ($9) an antibacterial and anti-fungal boost to reduce redness and stop excessive bacteria, but it also has willow bark extract in place of salicylic to unclog pores and reduce inflammation.
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