Showing posts with label Gud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gud. Show all posts
Review: Burt's Bees Gud Orange Petalooza Shampoo and Conditioner

When I see new natural products at my local drugstore, I like to check them out. What are the ingredients like? Is it affordable? Burt's Bees new Gud line smelled delicious, so I decided to see if their cruelty-free Orange Petalooza Shampoo and Conditioner performed as good as they smelled.

Pros:
  • Lovely citrus scent
  • Texture similar to conventional products
  • Conditioner helped detangle
  • Shampoo left hair clean but not dry
  • Easy to tell bottles apart by shape
  • Retail availability
  • Affordable prices
Cons:
  • Moderate safety rating on EWG
Summary:
These products performed similar to conventional shampoos and conditioners. The shampoo and conditioner both had nice textures and left my hair soft. The conditioner wasn't exactly a detangling conditioner, but it did make my long hair a bit more manageable. I love the packaging on these products. As a wearer of contacts, I am often half-blind in the shower, so it is great to have the designs reversed so I can tell the shampoo and conditioner apart without reading the front. I was disappointed to see that these both the shampoo and the conditioner came in at a moderate 5 on EWG's Skin Deep database, and not just due to fragrance. I would like to see these products reformulated to be more gentle, and I would also love to see Burt's Bees pursue the vegan market by actively marking their products without animal ingredients as such. While I loved that these products are cruelty-free, I would like to see a reformulation before I can recommend them over competing natural products.

Also available on Amazon.com: shampoo and conditioner.

Product Ratings (out of 5)

Performance
Presentation
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Review: Gud Foaming Hand Wash

Burt's Bees recently released a new line of products under the label Gud, in a few fun scents. They are packaged quite differently than other Burt's Bees items, with trendy designs and bright colors. While not all Burt's products are vegan, some are, and the company is cruelty-free. I decided to give their Foaming Hand Wash a try.

Pros:
  • Affordable
  • Available in many retail stores
  • Delightfully fruity orange scent
  • Comes in a foaming pump bottle
  • Contains a few organic ingredients
Cons:
  • May not be vegan (includes glycerin from an unspecified source)
Summary:
This foaming hand wash is a liquid, similar to castile soap, that foams well when pumped out. It lathers up a bit, but not quite as much as gel soaps. However, I found it still cleaned well and the fun fragrance wasn't overpowering. This rates a 4 on EWG's Skin Deep scale, though this is largely due to the use of fragrance. When I emailed the company about this product, they said none of their products were certified vegan. I would love to see a vegan version in the future, because the affordable price and good performance make this an otherwise good natural find.

Also available on Amazon.com.

Product Ratings (out of 5)

Performance
Presentation
Purity
Value


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