Saturday, February 9, 2013

Dickinson's VS. Burt's Bees Towelettes

 I have been a huge fan of Dickinson's oil controlling towelettes for over a year now.  These towelettes are perfect staple to any bag, desk drawer, or restroom. They are fantastic for after work outs and perfect for removing make up. Not only are they extremely refreshing but they leave my face soft ,clean, and fewer breakouts/blackheads.

So they other day I decided to give Burt's Bees facial cleansing towelettes a try.  This comes with 30 towelettes (Dickinson's is 20)   Burt's Bees towelettes are infused with White Tea and "other" botanical extracts and they smell great compared to the Dickinson's witch hazel smell. These towelettes did a good job removing my make up and over all cleaning my face, however a few minutes later my face felt ..the best word to describe it was ...gross!   The package claims "Removes dirt, oil and make-up without rinsing" but in my opinion that was wrong. I had to go rinse my face off. I had this strange slightly sticky film over my face, it was definitely NOT a clean feeling. Although Burt's Bees cloth towelette was softer than Dickinson's, I still couldn't get the same fresh clean feel that I do with Dickinson's.

Now, I am always on the hunt for a good deal but in this case I am willing to pay a little more for the Dickinson's 20 individually wrapped towelettes (usually $6.47 at my local Walgreen's) compared to the slightly cheaper Burt's Bees towelettes (usually $5.99)

I am a Dickinson's towelettes fan for life now and will never stray away!

From Dickinson's website
"These convenient, individually wrapped towelettes are saturated with a blend of Dickinson’s Witch Hazel Formula and aloe, to provide gentle cleansing and refreshment while on the run! 20 individual 4” x 6” towelettes to the box.
  • Individually wrapped for people on the run!
  • Gentle moisturizing formula" 
All Natural Witch Hazel , Natural Grain Alcohol 14% , Witch Hazel Extract , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Sodium Benzoate"

 From Burt's Bees website

"Remove make-up, cleanse and tone in one easy step. Infused with White Tea and Cucumber Extracts plus Aloe, these towelettes clean your face naturally. So you can give your skin the care it needs no matter where you are.
  • Removes dirt, oil and make-up without rinsing
  • Formulated with White Tea and Cucumber Extracts
  • Dermatologist-tested and ophthamologist-tested
  • FSC Certified, natural fabric"
 "Ingredients: aqua (water), aloe barbadensis leaf juice, glycerin, camellia sinensis leaf extract*, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, tocopherol, citric acid, parfum (fragrance)**, xanthan gum, polyglyceryl-4 caprate, dicaprylyl carbonate, caprylyl/caprylpolyglyceryl-4 caprate, dicaprylyl carbonate, caprylyl/capryl glucoside, glycine soja (soybean) oil, benzyl alcohol, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, phenoxyethanol, amyl cinnamal, citral, citronellol, limonene, linalool. *White Tea Extract **Natural Fragrance "

  Personally I do not have anything against Burt's Bees products. In fact I love their Lip Balms and Hand Salve. Their towelettes were just not for me.

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Megan said...

I'm with you on Burt's Bee's products. I was trying to find an all natural line, and trying out Burt's was not a good way to go. I think I'll stick with the tried and true of Origins, although more expensive it works wonders.