Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby created Burt’s Bees in the early 1980s. In their former lives, Burt worked as a photojournalist in Manhattan, and Roxanne was an artist living in San Francisco. Each left behind the harried pace of city life to seek—and eventually find—freedom in the remote, pristine wilderness of Maine.
Together they created Burt’s Bees.
Each of their products is crafted with ingredients from nature to nourish and revitalise your skin. They strive for 100% natural origin, and all products are more than 95% natural origin and are formulated without phthalates, parabens, petroleum, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and other chemicals of concern.
A true love and appreciation of animals (especially bees) runs deep at Burt’s Bees. They do not test formulas on animals or ask anyone to do so on their behalf. In addition, there is an average of 52% post-consumer recycled content in the plastics they use, and Burt’s Bees is committed to avoid over-packaging. They are also Carbon Neutral certified.
The Burt’s Bees Foundation supports honeybee health and biodiversity, and to date has given $3.5 million in grants, whilst their employees put in more than 2500 volunteer hours annually to support community partners.