güd is a brand new natural personal care line by Burt’s Bees. Knowing how much I ♥ Burt’s Bees I was really curious and a bit excited to try out these new products – especially with the natural claim being the a main part of the buzz in terms of their advertising campaign. This morning I decided to give the güd Orange Petalooza™ Natural Body Lotion a whirl and these are my personal opinions and observations:
Pros: I adore the fact that it has never been tested on animals and there aren’t any parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals according to their website. The scent was extremely pleasant but not overpowering which is a plus considering most of my beauty products are already scented and I love to wear perfume. 😀 Another positive attribute to the lotion is that is a bit on the thicker side. There’s nothing worse for me than a lotion that turns watery on my skin or leaves behind an oily residue like some others I have tried.
Cons: However, I was mildly disappointed with the actual application of the product. The label on the lotion itself says that it blends in easily but that was not the case for me this morning. I first applied about a dime sized amount to my legs and it took a lot of effort to get my skin to absorb it AND it didn’t spread very evenly. The area that received the most lotion was where I originally applied the first dab. Immediately after my skin had a bit of a drag to it whereas I prefer a more silky glide when it comes to lotion.
1.5 hours later my skin is definitely more on the smooth side as my skin has had a fair chance to absorb the product so it’s definitely not a product I’d rule out of my beauty regimen while I still have product remaining or receive another sample but I don’t anticipate running out to buy it again on my own unless there’s a great sale or coupon available.