All products are free from synthetic chemical preservatives, surfactants, or colourings; we only use gentle, natural cleansing agents such as coconut oil or decyl glucoside. We’re no throwaway company so we’ve ensured all packaging contains the highest levels of post-consumer recycled materials and all plastic and glass bottles and jars can be recycled as normal.
Burt’s Bees is all about natural beauty and total skin health, using natural ingredients that work in harmony with your skin, as well as being kind to the environment. Since 1984, Burt’s Bees has been expertly harnessing the unique power of bees and nature to create authentic natural beauty and total skin wellbeing. From humble origins in rural Maine, USA, Burt’s Bees has come a long way since the days when Burt & Roxanne made beeswax candles and lip balm on the kitchen stove, selling them at local craft fairs. Today, Burt’s Bees produces a complete range of natural skin care products that utilise the best nature has to offer, from body lotions to baby shampoo, intensive facial serums to foot creams.
Our naturally nourishing products are kind to your skin and hair, and the way we make and package them is kind to the environment. Of course none of our products or ingredients is ever tested on animals, and we operate a Fixed Cut-Off Date (FCOD) of 2004, which sends a clear message that we are not prepared to profit from animal tested ingredients. The FCOD is widely accepted by animal welfare organisations as the Gold standard of cruelty-free commitment. Our founders’ core values were all about the greater good, which means ensuring the choices we make positively affect our health & wellbeing and also that of the environment. Everything we do is driven by this, so that’s why all products are sustainably made and packaged in recycled and environmentally-sensitive materials, and why we are committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, and being transparent in everything we do. It’s also the reason why we donate our time and money to humanitarian and environmental projects that we feel strongly about, such as The University of Sussex’s honey bee health research, to which we have pledged £50,000.