Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser Review


Hello dear readers,

     I am sorry for the long delay posting in the blog, the whole family fell sick for almost 2 weeks, it’s kind of influenza season in Finland and we were falling sick one after the other.  My parents in India were also not doing well health wise, so we were all low in spirit for the past couple of weeks, but now everything is getting better and I hope to post regularly.  Today, I am reviewing a favorite facial cleanser of mine which I have been using for the past couple of months which is the Orange Essence Facial Cleanser from Burt’s Bees.  I wanted to try few Burt’s Bees products and picked up a couple of them, I have already reviewed the Lemon butter cuticle cream here and picked this up after reading the review by Shayoni from sweetandbitterblog.



     The price varies from where you buy them; I got it from feelunique and it was ≅ € 13.96 for 120 g (≅ ₹ 1100) which is almost double in price compared to when you buy it from USA (US$ 8 ≅ ₹ 520); It is available in Sephora India and I am not sure about the price.

Ingredients & About the Product:

Glycerin, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Limonene, Avena sativa (oat) kernel flour, Lanolin, Citrus aurantium dulcis (sweet orange) peel oil, Quillaja saponaria (quillaja) bark extract, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Avena sativa (oat) kernel oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Beta-carotene, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Tocopherol, Glycine soja (soybean) oil, Olus (vegetable oil, while vegetable), Canola oil (while de colza), Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate



     As my skin is becoming combination dry and the cold weather and indoor heating in Finland contribute to the dryness, I do not use foaming cleansers in the morning skin care routine any more.  I prefer gentle cleansers and loved using the ones from Forest Essentials, Just Herbs, though they produce some foam still it was gentle on the skin.  Then I was using the tea tree cream cleanser from Fabindia which I reviewed here.  When it got over, I was looking to try another gentle cleanser and purchased this one, oh I am so glad I tried it.  First starting with the packaging, it comes in a white plastic sturdy tube with a cap.  The cleanser smells divinely of oranges, it feels as if you just take some orange and crush it on your face, it has such a natural smell but definitely not overpowering, so even people with the sensitive nose will enjoy the fragrance.   The product is creamy, yellowish orange in color, and spreads well on the skin.  The cleanser does not produce any lather at all, it has lots of oils in it but when you wash it off with water, it completely gets rinsed off.  I usually use warm water to wash off but have tried with cold water and still it washes off well.  It might feel oily, but the moment you pat your skin with a towel it leaves the skin moist, hydrated and so supple.  This feeling might be completely new to you if you are not used to very gentle cleansers or if you use normal foaming cleanser usually as you will not get that tight ripped feeling because it leaves the skin really moist and hydrated.  I have used it in my eye area and there was a mild stinging sensation nothing strong for me, but it might be strong for some people.  This is not a magic or miracle product, but you might fall in love with it depending on your skin’s need.  I am not sure how well it will fare on the very oily skin and I do not use it to remove makeup as you need a large amount, it is costly, so I do not want to waste it.  This can be your everyday morning gentle cleanser or the one you can use after removing makeup with makeup removers if you have dry skin.  I am in love with the product and will repurchase it always but the cost of paying double makes me skeptical to buy it often.  If I live in the USA, this would always be the one I buy, but for now, I ma looking for my friends and my sister to bring me this in bulk next time when they visit me.  I am planning to place an order for at least 3 or 4 tubes when they visit me next time.  One tube lasts me for 2.5 months as I need only a little amount and I use it only in the morning.  Finally, this might not be everyones cup of tea or sometimes it might be, but you have to try it to see if you like it.  This definitely goes to my list of favorite products here.



Hydrating facial cleanser that leaves face moist, soft & supple

Spreads well and washes off without leaving any residue

Smells  lovely of Orange

Doesn’t dry out skin

Leaves a moisturized nourished feeling after rinsing

Ingredient list looks promising with 99% natural extracts & oils (the two chemical ingredients listed at the end are Potassium sorbate & Sodium benzoate which are used as mild preservatives and hence the shelf life is 12 months from the date of opening)


Not sure whether people with very oily skin and those who are used to foaming cleansers might like it (but there is a huge range of foaming cleansers available)

You might need more quantity to remove heavy makeup or wash cloth to remove it completely (but there are so many makeup removers available in the market)

I felt a mild stinging sensation when used in the eye area but some might feel it strong

Availability and the cost difference is definitely a problem other than the USA and few other countries

Prettykooll Rating: 4.8/5 (Just because it is one of the most gentle cleansers I have come across)


  • dona 1 year ago

    I am adding this to my wishlist!!!!I haven’t tried any burt bees products yet but looking forward to try this…nice review!!!

    • Preethy 1 year ago

      Thanks Dona, try it

  • Megha Bansal 1 year ago

    wish this product was available in India too. I so like the packaging as well. 🙂 Nice review 🙂

    • Preethy 1 year ago

      Thanks Megha, it is just available only in Sephora New Delhi but it cost twice 🙂

  • Sneha Rane 2 years ago

    Get well soon, dear!
    Will definitely try this one. Nice review 🙂
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  • Bhavya 2 years ago

    I always like skincare products with citrus ingredients…this sounds like one of those amazing products that I am going to get 😀


    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Sure, I too love citrus ingredients based products

  • anu dev 2 years ago

    Oh so tangy n lime n refreshing..Hope you are doing fine now


    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks, yes fine now 🙂

  • shwetali 2 years ago

    Nice review Preethy 🙂

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks Shwetali

  • Khushi@NotOnlyMakeup 2 years ago

    Oh this looks amazing. thanks for the reco 😉
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Welcome 🙂

  • Mariyam 2 years ago

    Looks so fresh and tangy orange in swatch! Wish it was easily available in india at affordable price 🙁
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Me too 🙁

  • Dipti 2 years ago

    Nice review, glad to know that you’re doing better now. 🙂 by the way I’ve nominated you for Liebster award ♥ I hope you’ll accept it. 🙂

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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks dear for the award 🙂

  • ChicPeachyPink 2 years ago

    I havent tried any burt bees products as of yet but Would love to try this one particularly since you have given it an impressive 4.8/5.. 🙂
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Sure, try it, hope you like it as it will feel very different from other facial cleansers

  • Vishakha@Reviewwali 2 years ago

    Nice review preethy ! This cleanser sounds great!
    Have a speedy recovery ! 🙂

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  • Priyanka 2 years ago

    Looks like a great gentle cleanser. I must try it. Thanks for sharing dear 🙂

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Sure, do try it

  • Emmy 2 years ago

    Oh, I forgot to attach the link! Here it is! So sorry! 🙁


    • Preethy 2 years ago


  • Emmy 2 years ago

    Hi Preethy! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Do check it out! xx

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks Emmy 🙂 will check it out

  • Sangeeta 2 years ago

    Wish Burt Bees products would come to India.
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  • purva 2 years ago

    take care of yourself sweetz 😀 and this cleanser sounds great..I have very sensitive skin and this sounds like a perfect pick 😀

  • anubhuti 2 years ago

    Take care dear….i love gentle cleanser..I’ll check it out at Sephora 🙂

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Sure, thanks 🙂

  • Anurima_KaS 2 years ago

    Sounds great! Is this the same brand who makes amazing lip balms?
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes they do make good lip balms though I haven’t tried them yet

  • Bhavya 2 years ago

    I hope you all get well soon 🙂

    I will definitely give this one a shot 🙂 Nice review:)


    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks Bhavya 🙂 sure, try it

  • Jayanthi Parthasarathy 2 years ago

    definitly would tr it
    have heard r8 things abt Burt’s Bees

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Sure, try it

  • aditi 2 years ago

    I would love to try this….because of my dry skin 🙂

  • Neha 2 years ago

    Hope you all feeling better now!
    Your review excited me to buy this face cleanser. It is quite expensive here 🙁
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes, it is costlier compared to US at least

  • Swathi 2 years ago

    Hope you all feel great soon, sending good wishes :*
    Would have loved to try this, it’s really difficult get hold of this in India…
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    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Thanks Swathi 🙂 very true

  • subha bose 2 years ago

    Looks like a good one, it is hard to get hold of it here in India

    • Preethy 2 years ago

      Yes, wish it was widely available, it’s hard to get it in Finland too

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