30 years of Burt's Bees

18 August 2014

Is it the #TBT and #SentiSabado hashtags? Is it the notion that everything that goes around comes around? Is it the opposite of one of Barney Stinson's mottoes that "new is always better"? I'm not exactly sure why really, but there seems to be a constant clamor for nostalgia these days. Almost everything we loved from way back is staging a comeback, and I for one welcome it especially when it concerns one of my favorite beauty and skincare brands.

With Burt's Bees, it's not so much as a reemergence as a renewed interest for the brand locally. I've known of Burt's Bees ever since I could remember, but it is only now that they got my full attention, especially since my ultimate favorite lip balm is from them. I have a lot in my stash, yes, but I find myself reaching for my Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm more frequently than any other in my makeup kit. Well, did you know that Burt's Bees is celebrating its 30th birthday this year?  Why, it's only two years older than me!

I was invited to their anniversary party held at Seda Hotel last Wednesday, and of course I had to go.

A natural and healthy-themed buffet table welcomed us where we were asked to mix our own detox water with cucumber slices, citrus fruits, mint leaves, and honey. For my own concoction, I put ice, water, three slices each of lemons and oranges, and a dollop of honey. So refreshing!

Inside the Satin Room, Burt's Bees' Classics greeted us.

Our tables were also decked with an elegant table setting and our favorite Burt's Bees products based on the questionnaire they made us answer from the Daisy White event. What a sweet and thoughtful gesture!

During the short program, we were told of the three pillars where the Burt's Bees brand is built on: the bees, the beekeeper, and ingredients you can spell. Back in the '80s, co-founder Roxanne Quimby started making candles from Burt Shavitz's leftover beeswax. This eventually led to their bottling and selling of honey, until the company evolved as a corporation. From then on, other products using honey and beeswax including edible spreads and furniture polish were sold, until it moved on to providing personal care products we know today. Everything is still sustainable and cruelty-free as they don’t test on animals. Their goal is to "bring out and enhance your natural beauty without the harmful effects of chemicals and hard-to-read ingredients," and I think they're doing it well, at least for me, as I have been using the Daisy White line for almost three months now and haven't encountered any issues or breakouts so far, aside from my once-a-month regular visitor that comes at least a week before Aunt Flo comes.

During the event, Liz also gave a mini watercolor workshop which I found very helpful and informative. Tsk, too bad I have next-to-nothing art skills. I mean, I am a big crafter and tinkerer but I can't do art. p(´⌒`。q)

Seated beside pretty Mariana, pretending I know what I'm doing.
I didn't get to take a lot of photos with the other guests, but I was really glad to see my friends from the beauty blogging community! I like their company not only because they're always so beautiful, they're also always good-natured and pleasant to be around.

Krissy and Tellie
Two Kristel Anns born one day apart! Creepy but awesome, yes? I have this theory that we were meant to live in alternate universes but somehow there was a glitch or something and we ended up in the same galaxy LOL.
Fun event! Now let's move on to another fun part... Would you like to see my current Burt's Bees stash? Of course you do! Haha. (‾̴̴͡͡▿•‾̴̴͡͡ʃƪ)

Burt's Bees for the lips
Honey Lip Balm | Tinted Lip Balm in Blush Orchid and Red Dahlia | Lip Shimmer | Lip Gloss | Super Lip Gloss
Burt's Bees Daisy White line
Moisturizing Cream | Facial Toner | Facial Cleanser | Serum | Eye Cream
Burt's Bees for the face
Garden Tomato Toner | Orange Essence Facial Cleanser | Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream | Facial Cleansing Towelettes
Burt's Bees for the body
Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash | Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream | Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream | Coconut Foot Creme
Of all these, the Garden Tomato Toner, Orange Essence Facial Cleanser, Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Coconut Foot Creme, and Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream are considered Burt's Bees Classics. It means they are the products that have spearheaded the birth of Burt’s Bees as we know it today. I'll post an individual and more comprehensive review of these products soon!

In the meantime, I suggest that you check your skincare products and see whether you need to update it. You might want to visit the nearest Burt's Bees counters at all Beauty Bar branches nationwide and go back to basics.


  1. What did you like most sa Daisy White? I like the serum, sobra... but I was suprised at how pleasant the moisturizer was :)

  2. I'm currently using all of them! Haha Daisy White regimen all the way :D I love how they all work together so I'm not sure which one's my favorite... I like the Serum, for sure, because it's so light. But I guess my favorite will be the Eye Cream, just because I've been conditioned na na kapag I put the Eye Cream sleepy time na. :D

  3. Ackkk I hope you find a reseller soon! Or hopefully they open a branch in Indonesia as well! :)


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