Burt’s Bees regimen takes on the Cetaphil skincare range

 

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A trial supervised by Dr. Draelos, will see Burt’s Bees sensitive range take on Galderma’s powerhouse Cetaphil brand. After 4 weeks of daily usage, trialists will decide whether Cetaphil or Burt’s Bees are just as good as each other at forming a suitable skincare regime to supplement rosacea prescription treatments.

What is Burt’s Bees?

Touting that “nature has the best answers”, Burt’s Bees boast that their products contain “No petrochemicals, phthalates, parabens or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)” and are not tested on animals. Once a small family operation, Burt’s Bees was sold to Clorox in 2007 for $USD925m.

Why compete with Cetaphil?

Galderma has succeeded in positioning their Cetaphil range as a viable option for rosacea sufferers, especially those who have discovered for themselves how important a gentle skin care regime is to beating their rosacea symptoms.

Further, Cetaphil is available globally and is a recognised brand. It would make sense that Burt’s Bees wants to achieve a comparable status to Cetaphil in the minds of rosacea sufferers.

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser Ingredients

Burts Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser

Promoted as “91% Natural”.

Aqua (water, eau), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), sucrose stearate, cetearyl alcohol, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, gossypium herbaceum (cotton) flower extract, oryza sativa (rice) extract, beta vulgaris (beet, extrait de racine de betterave) root extract, quillaja saponaria bark extract, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, yucca schidigera leaf/root/stem extract, artemisia umbelliformis extract, euphrasia officinalis extract, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane, extrait de canne à sucre) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, silica, sucrose, fructose, glucose, coco-glucoside, inositol maltodextrin, citric acid, benzoic acid, trehalose, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, CI 77947 (zinc oxide), alcohol denat., phenoxyethanol.

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream Ingredients

Burts Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream

Promoted as “99% Natural”.

Aqua (water, eau), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, CI 77947 (zinc oxide), zea mays (corn) starch, gossypium herbaceum (cotton) flower extract, oryza sativa (rice) extract, beta vulgaris (beet, extrait de racine de betterave) root extract, artemisia umbelliformis extract, euphrasia officinalis extract, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane, extrait de canne a sucre) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, jojoba esters, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, kaolin, lecithin, sucrose, fructose, glucose, inositol, citric acid, benzoic acid, trehalose, xanthan gum, glyceryl laurate, potassium sorbate, sucrose stearate, sucrose polystearate, sodium benzoate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, sodium PCA, alcohol denat., phenoxyethanol.

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Night Cream Ingredients

Burts Bees Sensitive Night Cream

Promoted as “99.1% Natural”.

Aqua (water, eau), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, CI 77947 (zinc oxide), zea mays (corn) starch, gossypium herbaceum (cotton) flower extract, oryza sativa (rice) extract, kaolin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sucrose, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, artemisia umbelliformis extract, jojoba esters, beta vulgaris (beet, extrait de racine de betterave) root extract, lecithin, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane, extrait de canne a sucre) extract, hydrolyzed jojoba esters, fructose, euphrasia officinalis extract, citric acid, xanthan gum, glucose, potassium sorbate, alcohol denat., sucrose polystearate, inositol, trehalose, sucrose stearate, benzoic acid, phenoxyethanol, sodium stearoyl lactylate, glyceryl laurate, sodium benzoate, sodium PCA.

Cetaphil Rosacea Friendly Skincare Range

The Cetaphil range has been talked about frequently online – for more information see the following reviews

Clinical Trial NCT03392558

The Suitability of Two Skin Care Regimens in Moderate to Severe Facial Rosacea

This study evaluates a nature-based sensitive skin regimen (NBSSR), as a suitable adjunct topical application to prescription medication when administered daily over the course of four weeks, in moderate to severe rosacea in comparison to the control regimen (CR).

Experimental: Nature-Based Sensitive Skin Regimen

Burt’s Bees Skin Care Regimen (Nature Based Sensitive Skin Regimen, NBSSR):

  1. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser (to be used day and night)
  2. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream (to be used in the day)
  3. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Night Cream (to be used at night)

Active Comparator: Control Regimen

Control Skin Care Regimen (Control Regimen, CR):

  1. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (to be used day and night)
  2. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion (to be used day and night)

Endpoints

The primary efficacy endpoint is no increase in the cumulative Investigator Global Assessment of Rosacea Scale score, measured at Week 4 from baseline

The secondary efficacy endpoint is at least no increase in the Overall Skin Quality domain of the Subject-Rated Efficacy Scale score, measured at Week 4 from baseline.

Trial Sponsors

Sponsors and Collaborators
  • Burt’s Bees Inc.
  • Dermatology Consulting Services, High Point NC

Investigators

  • Zoe D Draelos, MD, Dermatology Consulting Services, High Point NC

Dr. Draelos is well known to rosacea sufferers having authored many papers covering the practical aspects of skincare related to rosacea – see Treating Each Rosacea Symptomcleansing and the management of rosaceafinacea is good for acne and hyper pigmentation as well, and cetaphil gentle skin cleanser well tolerated.

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5 Reader Comments

  1. Kathryn Drouin says:

    I think that Burt’s Bees may be better. I am using a natural product now called “Egyptian Magic”. It is made out of olive oil, honey, pollen. It has dramatically reduced redness and my bumps have gone down. It is a wonderful moisturizer as well. I apply it at night.

  2. samantha says:

    which line worked better? I couldn’t tell by reading that article.

    • Hi Samanatha, the trial hasn’t completed yet so there are no comparison results available. If they publish the results (assuming they are positive) then I will post them here as well.

  3. Sunshine says:

    Any update on this trial? Thanks.

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