Burt Shavitz, aka "The Bee Man" and co-founder to his namesake beauty brand, Burt's Bees, passed away this weekend. He was 80 years old.


"We remember him as a bearded, free-spirited Maine main, a beekeeper, a wisecracker, a lover of golden retrievers and his land. Above all, he taught us to never lose sight of our relationship with nature," the company said in a statement.

We're saddened by the loss of a man who contributed to one of the most recognizable beauty brands in the world. But his name lives on with some of the best all-natural products of all time. Below, we highlight some of our favorites, including the iconic beeswax lip balm designed with Shavitz and his famous beard on the label.


Chances are you already hoard Burt's classic lip balm by the dozens, but just in case you aren't in on the secret, this beeswax and vitamin E-infused balm intensely hydrates while peppermint oil gives your lips a refreshingly cool tingle.

Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, $3.30, burtsbees.com


These sensitive skin-friendly towelettes are made with cotton extract, rice extract and aloe—all ingredients that soothe and calm your skin as it gently swipes away dirt and makeup.

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cotton Extract, $6, burtsbees.com


This creamy lip crayon glides on with the ease of a gloss but leaves behind the long-lasting, dense color of a lipstick. Thanks to a soothing mix of shea butter, kendo oil and jojoba oil, the color never dries out your lips, yet stays wonderfully matte.

Burt's Bee's Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands, $9, burtsbees.com


We can't tell what we love more: the super rich, but non-greasy consistency, the subtle nutty scent or the way its moisturizing properties last all day long. Luckily with this hand cream, you don't have to choose.

Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme, $9, burtsbees.com


This sunscreen stick might be meant for babies, but it's good enough for adults, too—especially if you have extremely sensitive skin. The hands-free application make it easy to apply on the go and the non-greasy formula works well under makeup, too.

Burt's Bees Baby Bee Sunscreen Stick SPF 30, $10, burtsbees.com


We've waxed poetic about body oils for years, especially when it comes to the luxe-feeling lemon and almond oil based blend. Pour a generous amount into your next bath to soak in its moisturizing effects all over, or spot treat rough patches like your elbows and knees.

Burt's Bees Lemon & Vitamin E Bath and Body Oil, $8, burtsbees.com

Who was Burt Shavitz? Watch the fascinating docuseries:

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