This Bee-utiful Brand Will Be Your New Best Friend

I like to think of myself as an ethical consumer, being a vegetarian for 20 years I try and stakeout brands that are cruelty-free. Many cosmetics companies are heading in that direction, but not fast enough. One brand that has been around for over three decades and has always been 100 percent anti-animal testing is Burt’s Bees. Mostly known for their amazing lip balm they also have a slew of other incredible products that your skin will gush over. Before I jump into my favorite-I- cannot-live-without products I do want to share the humble beginnings of Burt’s Bees. It’s truly inspiring what one’s passion can lead to.

One day in the summer of 1984 in Maine, Burt Shavitz a locally known beekeeper was sitting at the side of the road like he usually does selling honey from the roadside. That summer Roxanne Quimby was hitchhiking and ran into Burt and they immediately hit it off romantically. Roxanne started making candles from the unused wax from Burt’s beehives. In 1991 she found almost a hundred year old balm recipe in a farmer’s journal and with a few switches she perfected the recipe and boom – Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm was born. From lip balm they started making cuticle cream and other various skincare products. Last year they even launched a complete makeup line.

With so many wonderful products it’s so hard to pick favorites, but finally I was able to come up with a list:

Lip Balm –

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – Mango (PKR 699)

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – Coconut & Pear (699)

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – Vitamin E & Peppermint (699)

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – Vanilla Bean (PKR 699)

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Wipes –

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes – Pink Grapefruit (PKR 1,099)

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes – Cucumber & Sage (PKR 1,099)

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes – Cotton Extract (PKR 1,099)

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Lip Shimmers –

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer – Peony (1,069)

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer – Fig (1,069)

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Lipstick/Lip Crayon –

Burt’s Bees Natural Lipstick – Iced Iris (PKR 1,699)

Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon – Hawaiian Smolder (1,699)

Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon – Carolina Coast (1,699)

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Moisturizers –

Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion (PKR 249)

Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion (PKR 1,599)

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Face Cleanser –

Burt’s Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream (PKR 1,499)

Burt’s Bees Peach & Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub (PKR 1,995)

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All the above Burt’s Bees products above are available on Just4Girls.pk, Pakistan’s premium cosmetics online shop. Make sure to check back on May 1st, Just4Girls is having their first annual Glam Gala event, which a pre-Eid, pre-Mother’s Day, and pre-summer knockout sale. Burt’s Bees is one of the brands that will be featured during the event, which is until May 6th. You don’t want to miss these deals!

Tell me what you think of Burt’s Bees, what are your fav products, what do you think Just4Girls should start carrying? We love your opinions so give me a shout as Sadaf@just4girls.pk/blog.

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