Burt’s Bees Tips and Toes Kit

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Yesterday I was pottering around Huddersfield, just to get out the house and do anything other than sit at my desk chair. It was in Boots where I was looking for hand creams and other such bits that it hit me, I’ve never tried Burt’s Bees products before. Now for someone with such a massive addiction to honey, huge in fact, I felt a bit ridiculous, particularly as I’ve seen the brand favourably reviewed all over the place.

The region in Spain where my parents live is famous for its honey. There’s one shop in a place called Jalón that produces their own honey products for the store and all over the country; honey, soap, food dressings, liqueur – all sorts. I’ve been travelling here since I was 11 and in turn have developed a massive addiction to honey.

I’ve seen Burt’s Bees around Boots stores many times and I have to be honest, I never gave the brand much credence. The product displays were always a mess with no testers, saleable products already opened by customers and a price point that I didn’t think justified the chaos in front of me. I just thought it was a naff old Boots brand. Well, I was wrong – but Boots do need to take more care of their displays.

The award winning Burt’s Bees brand is strongly focused on the production of natural and ethical cosmetics. There’s a heavy use of both honey and beeswax but also a whole host of other, natural, feature ingredients.

Burt’s Bees Tips and Toes Kit comes with 6 travel size products, all for your hands and feet with the exception of a lip balm. So here’s what’s in the kit.

Almond Milk Hand Cream
Boasting 100% natural ingredients, this is my favourite of the set. It’s very thick, rich and compacted in the glass jar but on the skin, it sinks in like a dream with a stunning fragrance to match. My dermatitis (occupational) has been flaring up lately and this is already doing wonders.

Hand Salve
Again with 100% natural ingredients, Hand Salve is a hand balm formulated with botanical oils, herbs and beeswax that relieves dry, damaged and stressed out skin. It smells a little like tiger balm with that sort of mentholated eucalyptus scent.

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Coconut Foot Cream
Not so much a cream but a deliciously coconut scented, lanolin-based ointment with olive, soybean, oat and coconut oil. It melts into the feet and is best massaged in after a hot shower or bath.

Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Lemons! The scent of lemon is just incredible with mouthwatering lemon oil extracted from the peel. The nourishment comes from almond, sunflower and cocoa extracts that sinks easily into freshly cared for and trimmed cuticles.

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Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Cream
Differing to the Almond Milk Hand Cream, this is a much lighter hand cream that’s great for on the go. It’s still very nourishing however and I’ve popped mine at the side of the bathroom sink to apply after washing my hands. It absorbs in a snap and leaves hands smelling sweetly of cream and honey.

 Burts Bees Tips and Toes Kit
Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
This replenishing lip balm does come with the tiniest tint of colour, but in all honesty, I didn’t notice anything so don’t be deterred. The brand has an incredible range of lip balm formulations and this features the anti-oxidant powers of pomegranate.

If like me you’re new to the Burt’s Bees brand, I can’t think of a better place to start and it’s safe to say, I’m now a convert. The Burt’s Bees Tips and Toes Kit is available for £12.99 here from Boots or here from John Lewis.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 14:40 August 15, 2013

It really is a great organic brand. I can’t say I like everything they do, but what I do like, I love. I’m so pleased the almond milk hand cream is helping your dermatitis Thom.


Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:47 August 15, 2013
Andrew James

You know i actually though the exact same as you! i honestly didnt give it much thought because the displays were always so horrible but actually trying them i was surprised

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 13:57 August 15, 2013
    Thom Watson

    Well I’m glad it isn’t just me then! Unfortunately, the brands failings in-store are solely down to the lackadaisical functioning of Boots. Shame.

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