When you buy a Burt's Bees® product, you can expect the scent and texture of the best nature has to offer. Whether you're using Lip Balm, Body Wash, or Facial Cleanser, we want you to have a positive experience every time.
That's why Burt's Bees take every step to keep our products fresh and useful for as long as possible. Sometimes we use synthetics to bolster those products' natural components.
Preservation of natural formulas is challenging and we’ve found that natural preservatives simply aren’t effective in some formulas.
To ensure the safety, efficacy, and aesthetic of our formulas, we use the synthetic preservative phenoxyethanol at 1% or below in some of our water-containing products. We chose it because it is a non-paraben, non-formaldehyde-releasing preservative and is used broadly in natural personal care products.