Saturday, May 6, 2017

Review - Burt's Bees Shave Cream

Company: Burt’s Bees
Product: Shaving Cream
Founder: Burt Shavitz & Roxanne Quimby

It’s amazing what two people from Maine can achieve. A good example of this would be Burt’s Bees. Having humble beginnings located in an abandoned one-room schoolhouse Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby turned this small company into a major player in organic & natural products and them moving to personal care line. Like with all companies that start out with good intentions something happens along the way and that something was Clorox, they acquired Burt's Bees in 2007 for more than $900 million and things started to really change for the company.

Clorox saw which way the market was headed in fact In 2008, The Clorox became the first major consumer packaged goods company to develop and nationally launch a green cleaning line, Green Works, into the mainstream cleaning aisle. So, they made an offer that Roxanne could not refuse. They even kept Burt on as a spokesperson going to trade shows because he was so identifiable to the brand.

According to the product Burt’s Bees Shaving Cream is 99.9% natural. How silly to place that on a product don't you think they should be striving for 100%.  One thing is for sure this is an awful shaving cream.

The shaving cream comes in the standard plastic tube with product information on the back. I have no problem with the packaging it’s what’s inside that I find offensive. Once you start squeezing the product out of it's container the awful scent just hits you like a smack in the face. I’m not sure how anyone can use this on a daily basis the products scent sickens me.

 After reading the direction it states to rub a generous amount into your beard no need for a brush or bowl. This action resulted in very little lather and a face full of grease which is fine if it provides the protection that’s was needed for shaving which it failed to do. In fact, my shave was a disaster. Cutting me multiple times in many places I had to reach for the styptic pencil to get things under control. Truly a disappointing shave to say the least.

So, try as I might I really can’t get behind this product It was disappointing on many levels. I would say an epic fail in my opinion and as I always say my opinion is only worth two cents. You have been warned.

Company: Burt’s Bees
Product: Shaving Cream $8.00 2.5fl oz

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