Did You Know?

Our packaging is recyclable, because we care.

Recycling plastic takes 88% less energy than making it from raw materials.

Other benefits of recycling: It reduces the amount of waste that goes into landfills, helps to prevent pollution by reducing the need to gather raw materials, and conserves natural resources.  Many materials, such as aluminum and glass, can be recycled over and over multiple times.

Have you ever noticed on the bottom of many plastic containers is a number, inside of a triangle with arrows?  That triangle is the international symbol for recycling, and the number inside indicates from which type of material the container is made.   The number lets your local recycling center sort containers made of the same materials together, making it easier to grind up like materials to be used again and again.  Once you start looking for the recycling symbol, you’ll begin seeing it on more and more product containers.

Our Naturals Joint Support and Bug Soother use PETE 1.   They can be recycled into furniture, carpet, fiber, and polar fleece.

Our Hand Lotion and Golden Tabs Vitamins containers are made from high-Density Polyethylene, number  2   These products are commonly recycled into pens, picnic tables, lumber, benches and fences.

Our Retinol Ultra Skin Care Créme, Ultra Skin Care Créme Day Defense, and Ultra Rich Night Créme is packaged in polypropylene, number 5.   When recycled, these products are often used to make landscaping border stripping, brooms, bins, and trays.

We encourage you to check with your local authority to see how recycling works in your area.  Not all areas of the country recycle in the same way, so you’ll want to be sure to confirm the requirements in your area.

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Did You Know?

Retinoid products, like our Retinol line, were originally developed to help fight acne.  In fact, one customer recently told us that her teenage son uses our Ultra Rich Night Creme with Aloe every night, and he’s been acne-free for months.

Retinoids work by prompting surface skin cells to turn over and die rapidly, making way for new cell growth underneath. They slow the breakdown of collagen and thicken the deeper layer of skin where wrinkles get their start.  This one-two punch makes a perfect combination, whether you’re trying to address acne, or fine lines and wrinkles, or both.  The end result is that you have a product which helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, and increase the elasticity of the skin, with the added benefit of helping to fight acne.

Our Retinol Skincare Products  support your skin care all day long.  Start the morning cleansing your skin with our Retinol Cleansing Milk Lotion, then tone your skin with our alcohol-free Retinol Facial Toner.  Apply Retinol Vitamin C Face Serum directly to your skin, then Retinol Ultra Skincare Créme – Day Defense  (Day Créme). At the end of the day, after cleansing, use our Retinol Ultra Rich Night Créme and Retinol Lip Bliss to keep your skin and lips hydrated overnight.

We have a whole department of products dedicated to Retinol and its transformative effects on the skin.  Which one is your favorite?

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Spring Skincare Advice

Spring Skincare Advice:

While it might not look it because of the string of snowstorms hitting the Northeast, it’s technically spring!  That means it’s time to change up your skincare routine.  We’ve got some quick tips to help you freshen up your skin for spring.

  1. Exfoliate.  Whether using a washcloth, a special sponge or brush, or our Retinol Facial Cleansing Lotion with AHA, you want to get rid of those excess skin cells that can stand in the way of your bright spring look.  Using our Retinol Facial Cleansing Lotion with AHA just twice a week can really help to remove those dead skin cells and let your fresh youthful skin shine through.
  2. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen.  It may be cool outside, but the sun’s rays are still shining through.  Because it’s still mild, you might not realize how strong the sun is shining, but trust that it’s there.  Sunburn is still a real possibility, especially since you’ll be outside more and more.  Our Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème – Day Defense can help provide some protection from the harmful rays of the sun.  It will never replace your full strength sunscreen, so we still recommend that you wear an SPF of 30 or higher whenever you’re going to be exposed to the sun for an extended period of time.
  3. Use an Eye Cream.  Since the sun is becoming stronger, you may have a tendency to squint more.  To combat those fine lines and wrinkles that can begin to form around the eyes, use our Retinol Correcting Eye Crème.  Vitamin K and Mulberry extract help tighten the skin around the eyes, while the brightening effect of the crème can help minimize the appearance of dark circles.

Do you change your skincare routine when the seasons change?  Let us know how in the comments below.

You may notice our upcoming advertisements in several national magazines –  make sure to let us know that you saw us!

As always, thanks for your business.  It’s our 35th year at E. Burnham, and we could not have done it without you!

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Maxine’s Story

IMG_3677We at E. Burnham Cosmetics lost a very special person November last year, Maxine, the founder’s wife. She was trained as a commercial artist and was the source of talent and creativity for the business for over 40 years. Dating back to the earliest days with the Windmill Natural Vitamin company when she designed the label using a Windmill as the “natural source of energy”. Later years she helped her husband with marketing ideas and creative pieces along with the new product development concepts.

To honor this special woman’s legacy, we have created a special collection of her favorite products, she used these daily to address the signs of aging. You can see additional pictures of this beautiful woman on our new department page dedicated strictly to her called Maxine’s Favorites.

As her daughter I am honored to present her favorite products to you. I will always remember her delight each and every time I showed her a new creative piece to advertise our products. She had such a eye for detail and was very devoted to our business and her family.

Visit Maxine’s Favorites and take a look at some of her favorite products. She was a daily user of products such as our Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème, as well as our Retinol Neck and Décolleté Firming Crème.

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Holiday Sale Is Here – Don’t Be Scared!


Don’t be scared- our sale on all your favorites has finally been announced!

We’ve got a great offer for you this season: Order $50 or more of our products and take a $10 discount (Coupon code 10off50).  Or, take $15 off a $75 order (Coupon code 15off75).  OR, take $25 off a $125 order (Coupon code 25off125). The more you buy, the more you save!

Choose your favorites from any of our products: Retinol Ultra Rich Night Crème, Retinol Vitamin C Face Serum, Retinol Correcting Eye Crème, or even Lip Session.  Then just enter the applicable coupon code – 10off50, 15off75, or 25off125 Don’t forget that we offer FREE SHIPPING on orders over $85.

Offer valid through January 31.  Not valid on Club shipments or orders already shipped.

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Columbus Day sale card with ship. Vector illustration.In celebration of the Columbus Day Holiday, our gift to you is a $5 discount on any order of $25 or more! Simply enter coupon code “BUSDAY” on the shopping cart page of our website to apply this sale.

Choose your favorites from any of our products: Retinol Ultra Rich Night Crème, Retinol Vitamin C Face Serum, Retinol Correcting Eye Crème, or even Lip Session. Then just enter the coupon code “BUSDAY.” Don’t forget that we offer FREE SHIPPING on orders over $85 – No separate coupon code required for this offer.

Offer valid through Monday October 9. Not valid on Club shipments, orders already shipped.

Did you know?

Celebrated on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day honors the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492.  The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair was renamed the World’s Columbian Exposition in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s arrival in the New World. Many Italian-Americans also observe the day as a celebration of their heritage and culture.

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Labor Day Sale 2017

LaborDay17HomePageIn celebration of the Labor Day holiday, we have a very special offer for you: all orders qualify for discounted $1.99 shipping! In addition, for orders over $20 enter coupon code LDAY17 at the top of the checkout page, and we’ll include a jar of our national favorite Original Lip Session for free!  This coupon code also gives you free shipping if your merchandise totals over $85.
Did you know?

Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.  The holiday itself evolved over a period of years.  19th century America already had a tradition of rallying people in support of labor issues, normally through parades or picnics.  Most historians agree that a parade of unions and massive picnic that took place in New York City on Sept. 5, 1882 was pivotal to the creation of the Labor Day holiday.The legalized celebration of Labor Day began as individual state celebrations. In 1887, New York, New Jersey and Colorado were among the first states to approve state legal holidays.  Legislation was approved in 1894 to denote the first Monday in September as Labor Day.

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Solar Eclipse 2017

Eclipse Free Shipping Sale On Monday, August 21, 2017, the United States will be treated to a solar eclipse, stretching from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.  Those in the direct path (about 70 miles wide) will experience the moon … Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.  It also celebrates Irish culture in general, and as it typically falls during Lent, restrictions on food and drinking were lifted for the day.  We can only assume that this may have something to do with the tradition of alcohol consumption!

Celebrations usually involve parades and festivals, but interestingly enough, they were more common outside of Ireland than within.  Only during the latter half of the 20th century has Ireland begun to celebrate the day in earnest.  You’ll usually see more use of the Irish language around St. Patrick’s Day, and in fact, Ireland uses the weeks leading up to the holiday as ‘Irish Language Week.

Since the 1600’s, it’s been traditional to wear green and/or shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s been said that he used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the holy trinity to the pagans of Ireland.  Three was a significant number to the pagans, so he may have used that as a way to assist in his evangelizing efforts.

Funny enough, it wasn’t until 1903 that the Irish officially recognized March 17 as a holiday.  While it’s not an official holiday here in the U.S., in some places it might as well be.  Here in Chicago, we celebrate with no fewer than three parades, and by dyeing the Chicago river green.

At E. Burnham Cosmetics, we’re celebrating by offering a special Retinol Day Crème/Night Crème .5 Oz. Travel Kit.  Retail value is $32 when purchased separately; we’re offering it for just $17 this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

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Retinol w/Sunscreen Name & Label Change

New name and label for our Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème w/Sunscreen

We are writing to share with you some upcoming changes to our products. We value your opinion, and want to let you know that we take them to heart.  Many customers have commented that the size of the type on our label is too small to read.  We also realize that several of our products use the same jar and cap making it difficult to distinguish between the products.

So, we want to let you know that as we comply with increased regulations of labels on cosmetic products, we have made the design changes that you asked for.  We have increased the size of the font to make our label on this product easier to read and added a design change to make it easier to distinguish from other products.

The new name of our Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème with Sun Protection will be Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème – Day Defense.  There is no change to the formula or to the product.  It will take us some time to change our catalogs and marketing materials, so you may continue to see Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème with Sun Protection, but rest assured that the crème inside the jar remains exactly the same as you have enjoyed for years.

The new name reflects that our product continues to defend against the environment we live in, which is crucial in maintaining the health of our skin.  Numerous studies have indicated that pollutants can cause various reactions in our skin and the way it repairs itself. Consider our weather, the harsh winters and dry hot summers in some parts of our country, truly there are environmental issues all year long. A well known culprit is overexposure to the sun. Our Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème – Day Defense (formerly Retinol Ultra Skin Care Crème with Sun Protection) continues to have sun protection properties, but with an SPF under 6.  That’s why we continue to recommend a sun screen product with an SPF of 30 or greater for extended sun exposure.

At E. Burnham we believe your best defense against the environment is being diligent with your skin care products. Our specially formulated cleansers, toner and most importantly day and night moisturizers, can make a noticeable difference in the overall health and appearance of your skin.  Of course as loyal customers you already know this, and we thank you for sharing your beauty secret.

This product is currently in production, and we expect it to be ready to ship approximately March 29th.  Thank you for your patience as we work to get this product ready for launch.

Thank you, we are grateful for your business.

Nancy Kittle, President and Daughter of the Founder

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