Light like water: The Burt's Bees Radiance Serum

Hotter days call for lighter products to swap into our routine. I've recommended many light moisturizers and serums before but I've got the lightest one for you yet: the Burt's Bees Radiance Serum (P1,160). This is a water-based serum with royal jelly, a host of vitamins (B1, B2, B5, B6, C and E to be exact), biotin, niacin, and folic acids. It's touted to be 99.9% natural too! I'm sure organic buffs would appreciate that.

To clarify, I am not that into organic/natural products, but I do love a good light formula. That's the main selling point of this serum for me: it feels just like water!

This is a lightly-scented serum that promises brighter skin. The ingredients are actually pretty basic (listed them below) so don't expect any drastic changes to your skin. I mean, natural is nice, but this level of natural isn't going to make that much of a difference. What you can expect is a lesser chance of getting irritation. This is great for sensitive skin that needs gentle maintenance and nothing more.

I would also recommend it to those who have very oily skin who can't even use a gel moisturizer without getting even oilier. The texture of this serum feels exactly like water, yet it hydrates well enough on its own. It also dries completely with no feeling of residue; it sinks onto the skin quickly.

Ingredients: Water, glycerin, alcohol denat., royal jelly, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, glucose, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, sodium chloride, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, caramel

Ingredients: Water, glycerin, alcohol denat., royal jelly, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, glucose, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, sodium chloride, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, caramel

A 13ml bottle sounds quite pricey at P1,160 per, but you only need about 3-4 drops for every use. Not too bad! Try the Burt's Bees Radiance Serum out if you love natural products, have sensitive and very oily skin. This is perfect for summer if you're on the hunt for something that won't leave your skin feeling like it's about to melt off under the sun. ^_^

You can find Burt's Bees in Beauty Bar, but the brand actually has an online store now. Do visit it and browse the full line!