The Bottom Line: For some unknown reason, Burt's Bees Honey and Shea Body Butter changed its formula and while it used to be a wonderful, thick body butter, it is now a much thinner, less moisturizing version. I probably will not purchase it again. When I bought Burt's Bees Honey and Shea Body Butter for the first time a few years ago, I absolutely LOVED the formula. It had a rich, thick and creamy texture that moisturized the heck out of my skin and made it feel silky soft after use. I also loved the honey scent. But the formula has been completely changed, and it is now much thinner, almost like a regular lotion, and much less moisturizing. The scent is still nice, even if slightly different. Scent I love the scent and the new formula scent still smells quite lovely, even if different from the original version, with a great honey and almond scent. Absorption The much runnier and thinner version does get absorbed much faster than it used to, but I feel it also does not moisturize nearly as well as the old formula. Effectiveness It does an okay job of moisturizing, and because it is no longer a real "butter" type of lotion, it also will not re-hydrate your skin as effectively, especially if you have very dry skin.