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Burt’s Bees | Intense Hydration Bloggers Tea Party

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It is with great pleasure that I bring you along with me to Burt's Bees very first Bloggers Tea Party! I was offered this fantastic chance thanks to Michelle from CoquettishMish and Irene from Burt's Bees. When I saw the invitation in my inbox, me, being the skincare buff & eager supporter for all things natural I was, how could I possibly have refused? 

The Tea Party centers around the newly Malaysia-launched Intense Hydration range. With the dryness-resilient plant, Clary Sage, taking center-stage, paired with an ensemble of natural and nutrient-rich supporting actors such as Bitter Orange peel extract and butters of the Mafura, Cupuacu, Kokum & Tucuma variant, this range promises to moisturise  and eradicate your skin of pesky fine lines & wrinkles all at once! 

Outside Malaysia, the US is no stranger to Burt's Bees fantastic range of moisturising products, this included. A much-loved addition to Birchbox Finds, the Intense Hydration day cream was well-received for its scent and texture but does it deliver in terms of functionality? Read on to find out!
Spoiler alert: It does.




Now before we dive into the product, let me just take a moment to talk about the venue because it was just that delightful. (Don't worry, I won't take too long!)

The event was held in the lovely relatively-new concept cafe, Cosans Coffee, in trendy Solaris Mont Kiara. Known to be quite "Instagram-friendly" - as some reviwers have coined it - the warm lighting, brick walls and delightfully chic music set the perfect tone for a bloggers' day out.


If you're one to fall for cafe aesthetics consisting of but not limited to: incandescent light bulbs, large windows, and lots and lots of wood... 

...or really gorgeous scenes like below:


Then I highly recommend you give this lovely place a visit!


A bit about the Bee
To most beauty enthusiasts, the name Burt's Bees is synonymous with point-moisturising products such as hand salves, foot therapies and their ever-raved about lip balms. Not only are their products effective, but they also follow an all-natural ethos, utilising minimal & eco-friendly processing such as distillation & condensation, extraction & steaming and so on, to ensure that you get the most out of Mother Nature in her purest form. They even have a "Natural Bar" on each of their products just so you know how much "real stuff" is going onto your skin.

Essentially... Extra Virgin Lip balm.

I like it.


Today, however, Clary Sage takes center-stage while their namesake beeswax takes a few paces back. Heralding from the fiercely dry Mediterranean hills, Clary Sage has a flower that perseveres and literally blooms in adversity. Its buds are commonly harvested for its essential oils, which is extensively used in aromatherapy for its anti-anxiety and female-friendly (period cramp calming & PMS alleviating) properties as well as the perfume industry.

A feel-good natural ingredient, through-and-through.


The significance of it being chosen to be the main character for this dryness-dispelling skincare range is the fact that Clary Sage is resilient to dryness. To be more precise, it actually embraces dry weather. Not only does this say great things about its moisture retention power as a skincare ingredient but also, from a more humanitarian standpoint, doesn't this mean drought-stricken areas can now benefit from agriculture?

Yet another great step towards future sustainability. I'm all up for it!


The entire range contains probiotic technology, which is already prevalent in many skincare products for its anti-aging properties, gentle exfoliating power and ability to reduce inflammation & skin redness. I can personally vouch for the benefits of slathering live cultures on my face. My staple yoghurt mask was my daily saviour for winter flakes and aches.

Also, let me take this moment to mention that all the products are non-comedogenic (meaning they don't clog up your pores, which is good because clogged up pores = acne), dermalogist tested and 99% natural (the 1% being FDA-approved natural preservatives).


Burt's Bees: Intense Hydration Skincare Range
 Intense Hydration Treatment Mask
- Beauty Award Winner of "Allure 2013 Best of Beauty" & "Ebony 2012 Beauty"
- 100% of women tested showed an increase in skin hydration after 1 hour
- 100% of women who continued with the regimen claimed that there was a definite increase in hydration after 6 weeks
- Suitable for all skin types except acne-prone & sensitive skin
RM147 for 110g

 Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser 
- Beauty Award Winner of "Self 2013 Healthy Beauty"
- Claims to remove dirt, oil and makeup
- As it is a cream cleanser, it promises to hydrate & to also seal in the hydration
- Fun Fact: Burt's Bees does not product foaming cleansers
RM89 for 170g

 Intense Hydration Eye Cream
- Beauty Award Winner of "More 2012 Big Beauty Try On Awards"
- Pencil-type nozzle to ensure ease of application & that the right amount is dispensed each time!
- Based on tests, proved to effectively hydrate skin & reduce fine lines & wrinkles
Clinical Trials have shown that:
- 100% subjects showed increased hydration after 4 hours
- 62% showed reduction in fine lines and wrinkles after 6 weeks
- 100% felt that their skin was soft and smooth after 6 weeks
RM147 for 10g

 Intense Hydration Day Lotion
- Absorbs easily into skin without greasiness or clogging up pores
Clinical Trials have shown that:
97% subjects showed increased hydration after 1 hour
84% showed reduction in fine lines and wrinkles after 6 weeks
100% felt that their skin was soft and smooth after 6 weeks
RM147 for 50g

 Intense Hydration Night Cream
- Contains the highest concentration of beeswax out of the entire range, for added moisturising power
Clinical Trials have shown that:
78% subjects showed increased hydration after 4 hour
- 72% showed reduction in fine lines and wrinkles after 6 weeks
100% felt that their skin was soft and smooth after 6 weeks
RM147 for 50g



I was actually very relieved when I found out that this range was reaching Malaysian shores as my skin was still very sensitive from "the London incident". It easily succumbs to dryness when I try to transition out of the cream moisturiser & hyaluronic-acid-heavy regime I'm on now, and I have to resort to gently exfoliating my face almost twice a week to ensure my makeup doesn't look flakey. It's quite disheartening to say the least.

So now that you know that my skin is in ideal conditions for a moisture boost (which ironically is not ideal because it's dry and unhappy...) I hope that you'll be keeping an eye out for my future reviews!


But first, let me just take this moment to thank Burt's Bees from the bottom of my heart for this lovely gift-bag to try out and review! If you're curious, it includes the full sized Treatment Mask and travel-sized Cream Cleanser & Day Cream. Also, the gorgeous eco-bag & super soft face towel are great additions to my ever-growing collection of all things jute-coloured and cute. 


Did I also mention that there was a tank-top-designing competition and I won one of the lovely goodie hampers you saw in the first picture? In this, I received a full-sized Cream Cleanser and sample sizes of their Day Cream, Treatment Mask & Night Cream!

PS. The theme of the design was "What does Burt's Bees mean to you?"


I know what you're thinking: With all these products, it would be heinous if I didn't do a review of the Intense Hydration range! And let me just commend you on how true that is! As of this moment, I have actually already tried out the cleanser and moisturisers but let's wait for the review post, shall we?

There might even be a giveaway involved~


Find the Intense Hydration range and try it for yourself!

Suria KLCC, 2nd Floor, Center Court Sephora, KLCC
The Gardens, LG-201A Sephora, Starhill
Muse, Sunway Pyramid Sephora, Paradigm
Parkson Subang Parade, Beauty Hall Sephora, Sunway Pyramid
The Curve, Ground Floor Sephora, Nu Sentral
Sunway Pyramid, Blue Zone, Ground Floor Sephora, Gurney Paragon
Sephora, Queensbay, Penang



Do you suffer from dry skin?
Are you a Burt's Bees lover or a virgin like me?
Would you give this range a try?



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62 comments

  1. wow you have nice blog :D nice post on this event :D

    following you :D hope you follow back :D

    namesherry.com

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    1. Thanks very much! It was a really fun event and the food was great!
      Also, I've given your blog a follow, nice to meet you!

      xoxo Rin

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  2. Awesome! A bloggers tea party just sounds simply divine! I'd love to attend one here in Aus :)

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    Let me know if you do so I can follow back!
    Us bloggers should support each other ^_^

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    1. Definitely! I don't think there are enough blogger tea party events in the UK too (which is ironic) so I'm pretty glad I managed to experience this in Malaysia, especially with such a lovely brand such as Burt's Bees~ ♥ I really felt that they were super attentive & wanted us to have a great time. (which I did!)

      I've given you a follow as well~ ♥

      xoxo Rin

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  3. awww~~~ I have to pass on this event! Wish I would have made it that day. By the way, you have a nice blog. =)

    I've followed your blog and your fb page too. http://www.becky-wong.com

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    1. Awww it's a shame you couldn't make it. >.< Perhaps another event, we'll bump into each other? ^^ And bless you for saying that about my blog! I try my best ^^ Thanks very much!

      I've followed your blog as well, along with your twitter! ^^ Hope to read more from you~

      xoxo Rin

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  4. lovely picture that you have it captured moment in this event..
    i love your works :)
    keep it up.. <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Maria!
      I'll do my best!

      xoxo Rin

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  5. Wait, you went to Burt's Bees event? I was there too! :D

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    1. Small world! I was sat at the right side of the room near the front! ^^
      The food was great right? I was so satisfied by the size of the giant monster charcoal sandwich! haha ^^;;
      But food aside, I hope you enjoyed the event as much as I did! Hopefully we'll knowingly bump into each other next time~

      xoxo Rin

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    2. I think you could recognize me then, I'm the girl with the high gladiator flats haha!
      Yeah, the food was awesome - i ordered smoked duck! and the dessert was delious!
      No worries, we will meet again soon! :)

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    3. I loved the gladiator flats by the way! And your very avant garde backwards shirt haha ^^ Way to think out of the box! I just saw the pictures on the Burt's Bees page today =D
      Hope to see you again as well~ ^^

      xoxo Rin

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  6. i really love your photos. thanks for dropping by my blog. Your blog is wonderful. I followed your blog. :) Keep on blogging! :)

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    1. Aww thanks so much for your nice comment! It really made my day ^^
      I've given your blog a follow as well, it was a real joy to read, that's why I dropped by hee ^^
      Hope to read more from you soon and hope to see you at future events, maybe! =D

      xoxo Rin

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  7. Nice post!!!! looks like such fun!!! i love burt's bees! Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!
    xx
    Annie
    www.the-lostangeles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much!
      And sure thing, always great to connect with other bloggers! I've followed you on both GFC and bloglovin. ^^
      Hope you have a great week!

      xoxo Rin

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  8. Oh my gosh, that looks so fun! I absolutely love these products too. All natural... so good for your skin!

    Gig love!

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    1. It was great fun! ^^ Thanks so much for commenting, Payton! <3

      xoxo Rin

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  9. woww seems like a a real therapy for skin .. great review .. thanks for sharing :)
    Makeupoholics

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting! It does seem like a great therapy doesn't it? ^^ The product smells soooooo good and really moisturises so well! I'm very pleased. ^^

      xoxo Rin

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  10. I love Burts Bees - Thank you for sharing, I adore all of these products!! <3 GIGLove

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    1. I'm a newbie to it all but I think the Intense Hydrating range is a good place to start for me since I have dry skin at the moment. haha ^^ Thanks so much for commenting!

      xoxo Rin

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  11. Awwww.... I missed this because it is on weekday! =( Love to read your blog. giglove

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    1. Awww shame! Don't worry though, there seems to be a sudden influx of events this month. My friend guesses it has something to do with the upcoming sale? I'm not too sure about these sort of things ahah. ^^; Love your blog as well, perhaps we'll bump into each other one day!

      xoxo Rin

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  12. I never tried their other products but I really love their lip balm! My lips were hurting and super chapped but the balm really helped it heal. And what a cute cafe! Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Awww nuts, I absolutely hate the feel of chapped lips! It's all the more worse when it starts to bleed... just ruurghh... >< It's so great to hear that Burt's has treated you well and helped you heal! I've yet to try their lipbalms despite the raves, I just have too much to finish up before I move onto a new brand haha ^^;;

      And yes! Cosans is absolutely perfect! If anyone wanted to shoot a K-Drama, it should be at Cosans. haha ^^

      xoxo Rin

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  13. I love Burts Bee's lip balms! Thanks for sharing :)

    Hui Zi
    http://oyhz.blogspot.sg/

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting! I'm in love with their Intense Hydration range but I'm so so so tempted to try their tinted lipbalms now since everyone has been raving about them for so long haha ^^;;

      xoxo Rin

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  14. The setting of the place is so simple but pretty!~
    hehe did you design that tank top?! It's cutee XD
    btw, I'd like to invite you to my giveaway where you could win $90 worth of korean cosmetics!
    http://charrmyn.blogspot.com/2014/09/winter-blush-x-charrmyn-giveaway_9.html
    I hope you'll check it out & join~
    xx Charmaine

    Charrmyn || Kara Youngji Day&Night Makeup Tutorial || Korean Cosmetics Giveaway

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    1. It's adorable, isn't it? That was my first time ever in Cosans but I'll definitely be returning soon. ^^ The food was soooo good. =D
      Ahhaha thanks, I did design the tank. hee ^^ I did my best, I totally didn't expect there to be a competition like that haha ^^ It was so fun~
      Thanks so much for the invitation to enter! I shall show my support and try my luck! ^^
      Best of luck with everything! <3

      xoxo Rin

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  15. Nice write up. The tank top is so cute and lovely! Thanks for sharing this wonderful event... :)
    elanakhong.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I really did my best ahhaha ^^

      xoxo Rin

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  16. Never tried this brand before, but I heard many good opinion about this brand.
    Lovely pictures^^

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    1. I've not tried this brand up to this point as well. I've been told that the lip balm is phenomenal. ^^ But I'm loving the face cleanser wheeeeeee! The smell is to die for! <3
      Thanks so much, I tried my best with the pictures! <3

      xoxo Rin

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  17. Rin, you have a nice blog. Love your blog and every review of your blog. Just followed you. Have a nice day. <3

    www.missmadelinelove.blogspot.com

    Adeline

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    1. Awww bless you for saying all that, really, thanks so much from the bottom of my heart ^^
      I've followed you back as well!
      Thanks so much for the day-brightening comment! It really made my morning ^^

      xoxo Rin

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  18. I was using their hand cream and I love it......... wanted to come for this event but I had something else to do hence I did not register .... Looks like it was a great event that i missed :) GigLOve

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    1. Awesome! I've heard a lot of people also love Burt's Miracle Salve for their hair. ^^
      I'm sure there will be other great events in the future! Hope to see you then! =D

      xoxo Rin

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  19. ooo i need to try more burts bees products! ive only tried their lip balms and didn't like it as much :/ heard great things about their other products. the event looks fun ^^

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    1. You and I same! I've yet to try out much Burt's meself so this event was a great introduction to their brand haha ^^
      If you're skeptical, I would recommend their Treatment Mask and Cream Cleanser to try out. They smell really good and are quite decent in their respective jobs. =)

      xoxo Rin

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  20. I love love love Burt's Bees. I'm actually using four products from them in my current skincare routine! their items are super gentle and effective--not to mention, naturally delightful!

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    1. That's so great to hear! =D Hope you don't mind me asking which products are you using? ^^ I've only ever used this range and I think the scent is delightful! ^^

      xoxo Rin

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  21. wooo nice picture dear.... I din have good encounter with burt bee yet...mmmpppphhh

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    1. Awww! Thanks so much!! Hope that you do (have a good encounter) soon! ^^ <3

      xoxo Rin

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  22. burt bees are always so highly talked about but i've never tried any of them! really pretty photos and the event looked awesome!
    giglove

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    1. Thanks so much! I tried my best with the photos given that I'm a beginner. ^^ It was such a pleasure to blog about this event as it was their very first. ^^ <3

      xoxo Rin

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  23. Burts bees is one brand I love!! I can't have enough of these!!

    GIG Love
    xoxo Chaicy - Style.. A Pastiche!

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    1. Great to hear that, Chaicy! =D Thanks so much for commenting, it really means a lot to me ^^

      xoxo Rin

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  24. I'm a huge huge fan of Burts Bee products!! Love their lip balm the most =)

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    1. Have heard tons about their balms! I'm so glad they worked out for you; I've personally yet to try them ^^

      xoxo Rin

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  25. this is that sort of place I really like to go and spend hours. thank you for posting
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    mari

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    1. If not for the fact that this cafe is ways away from where I live, I would be there every day! =D Definitely the best place to read a book, study or write a blog post, definitely!

      xoxo Rin

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  26. Wow. The event sounds fun. I haven't tried any Burt Bees products before. But I have seen a lot of people raving about the brand.


    www.nellanelwan.com

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    1. It was a whole lot of fun! =D Best of luck with your Burt's Bees journey! It's definitely worth trying out if you're one for all-natural products.

      xoxo Rin

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  27. I love your pictures! And I've heard so much about the products ; thank you for sharing! :)

    GIG love

    www.gilliannong.com

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    1. Awww thanks so much! I did my best with the photographs! Thanks so much for commenting, it really means a lot to me. ^^

      xoxo Rin

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  28. What a luck girl to be included in the brand's first tea party! I am eyeing that night cream and treatment mask myself :)

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    1. I definitely felt very lucky to be there! ^^ I'd definitely go for those! =D They've won a bunch of awards as per their website. ^^ <3

      xoxo Rin

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  29. Never heard of it before. Sounds really interesting. :)

    STYLE WITHOUT LIMITS

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    1. It was an interesting event. ^^ Thanks for commenting!

      xoxo Rin

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    1. Thanks so so much, Selin!

      xoxo Rin

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