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I have had so many Body Lotions and that in the cupboard. I always get them with good intentions to start using them and moisturising myself but when i'm rushing about and there is always 101 things to do then the applying moisturiser tends to get skipped. I bought this one about 6 weeks ago as 1 of my friends said how good it was, and although I don't really have all that dry skin I do have a couple of dry patches on my body, so I thought this would help. I do like the Planet Spa range from Avon. This comes in a large jar - but being 200ml I would expect it to be quite large. It is quite wide so you can scoop this out easily enough too. The Jar comes in a box which personally I don't see the need for this to be in a box, but that's just my view. So this has Dead Sea Minerals in it, which makes me think that this is going to be pretty good for my skin. It makes me think that this is natural. The scent of this is alright. Since I have used quite a few different products from this range I am familiar with the scents of the products. This smells a little Salty, and I do get the impression that this smells of the Sea. The scent doesn't seem to last all that long after you have applied this and rubbed it in so if you don't like the scent then you don't really have to put up with it. This feels a little greasy and it is quite thick. Just scoop some of this out and rub it in. It isn't quite as thick as the Body Butters from the Body Shop but it still takes a little rubbing in. After this has soaked into your skin the greasiness goes away and you are left with a slight sheen to your skin. So how does this work? I feel that this is a good Body Butter. The main part of my body which is affected with dry skin is my elbows and even after 1 application of this my skin is noticibly softer. I think this costs £8 on the standard price in Avon but in the last Avon book this was on offer for £4.80. As with all Avon products it will be on some kind of special offer now and again. A good product to try which will help with any stubborn dry bits.
I have a sister, a neighbour and a work colleague that all do Avon and I always feel obliged to buy something from them when they give me their catalogue. Luckily for me I am of the belief that you can never have enough beauty and make-up products. Normally I think that Avon do much better skin care products than make-up though of course they have some brilliant and not so brilliant make-up and skin care products. The dead sea mineral body butter sort of falls in to the middle category as it is neither brilliant but it isn't horrible either. I think because I am so used to the body butters from the Body Shop this was always going to get compared to them and come away wanting. It is just less thick and creamy than the Body Shop version and is more liquidy even though compared to most moisturisers it is thick. I did love the packaging that the butter came in as it came in but I did expect the tub to be made of glass from seeing it's picture but was a little disappointed that it was made of plastic. It did look really good however and I am still using the tub now for other things even though the butter is long gone. It did a good job of moisturising my skin and leaving it feeling hydrated but again it fell short when compared to the Body Shop butter just because it didn't feel or smell quite as luxurious as those ones. I did think it moisturised well and used it after my bath and it left my skin feeling really soft though it did take longer than I am used to to absorb in to my skin. Once it was absorbed though it didn't leave my skin feeling greasy or tacky and I remember using this as a base for self tanner and it made the tan go on nice and even. I did enjoy using this but as I have been spoiled with the Body Shop butters I was left feeling disappointed as although I can't remember exactly how much I paid it was on the expensive side for an Avon product and although good I expected it to be better.
I recently received this Avon product as part of a gift from a pal which also included the Exfoliating Body scrub in the same range. The items were not gift wrapped so I'm not sure if they were available to buy as single products or came in a gift set. The product is not currently available to purchase on the website so I can not find out further information about this. However, the Planet Spa Dea Sea Minerals Nourishing Body Butter I have is a 50ml tube. This product is contained in a malleable grey plastic tube. It feels very squidgy and is easy to squeeze the product out despite the thick consistency of the body butter. The tube I have is printed with the full ingredients although mine unfortunately seems to be entirely in the Russian language. The only English is on the front on the tube where the product description is given! The tube has a flimsy flip lid which clicks into a large dispensing hole. It's easy to squeeze out the body butter despite the fact that this is a very thick and stodgy cream. When the body butter is dispensed it comes out like a shaped worm and holds this shape until you rub it into your skin. The body butter is white in colour with a slightly waxy sheen to it. It's similar to most body butters in that it's texture is dense and creamy just like dairy butter. It's relatively easy to rub this into skin but because it is quite thick a small amount tends only to cover a small area of skin. The body butter has a very nice fragrance which combines notes of lavender and hints of raw sea salt and mineral rich seaweed. It's an intoxicating, feminine fragrance which makes me feel new and fresh and as though I've really treated my skin with exotic, expensive scents. The product sinks into skin quickly and doesn't stay too wet on the skin so if you want you can get dressed immediately after application. The body butter has the effect of making my skin feel like a soft moss - really soft and delicate. It's especially effective on drier areas such as the back of the hands, elbows, knees and feet. I do not feel this body butter is meant for use above the chest. The only problem I have with this product is that a 50ml tube is nowhere near a big enough package for a body butter product. It has meant that I'm consciously using this sparingly whereas with other body butters I've used I tend to enjoy smothering them all over in quite copious amounts. I also have the 150ml sized Dead Sea Minerals Exfoliating Body Scrub and I think this would be a more appropriate size for the product. If you can buy this in the largest quantity available. Otherwise, the quality of the body butter is good. It's perhaps not as much as a pampering experience as some of the richer and oilier body butters I've used before but it's still very effective and pleasing to use. I would certainly buy this again if I could get a bigger tube of it. Apparantly there are larger 200ml tubs of this available.
I have used many different types of Avon products over the years and I always find they seem to be a bit hit or miss, so to speak. On the whole though, I have to say I am not one of Avon's biggest fans. I was therefore not exactly over the moon when I was presented with some of their Planet Spa Dead Sea Minerals nourishing body butter recently as a 'Thank You' present (God, that makes me sound so ungrateful, doesn't it!) It's just that I have tried so many different things from the Avon range and I have always been left feeling ever so slightly disappointed. I don't have particularly dry skin but I do like to try out different types of body butters and, creams and lotions so I thought I'd give it a go. I was quite impressed with the packaging. It came in an attractive looking gray box and inside was the plastic jar with metallic hinged side for opening and closing. The jar actually looks like it is made of glass until I took a closer look. There is 200ml of body butter in the container and the colour is plain white. Upon first using it I noticed the smell initially. I cannot say I am particularly impressed with the smell to be honest. It is nothing special and reminds me of some of the Boots own brand shower and bath gel lotions I have. It is a fresh smell, quite masculine but nothing to write home about. Upon applying the body butter I noticed it is quite thick in consistency, though I have to say it is not one of the ultra thick body butters you can buy - it is a little more on the thinner side yet not a lotion consistency. Quiet nice, actually. It rubbed in well into my skin and I liked the fact that it didn't leave me feeling tacky or greasy and it was well absorbed by my skin. The smell changed a little, I think, upon contact with my body and became slightly more subtle and more pleasant. I liked the fact that Planet Spa Dead Sea Minerals nourishing body butter makes my skin feel soft and smooth and well hydrated - this feeling lasts quite a while too, as does the subtle aroma. This is definitely a product you actually have to try out for yourself rather than just taking the lid off and giving it a sniff and applying some to the back of your hand. It moisturised my skin well and left me feeling just a little bit pampered. Overall, I would say I was quite impressed with Planet Spa Dead Sea Minerals nourishing body butter. It was nicer than I expected it to be. Nothing wonderful, mind you, and I don't think I'll be dashing out to buy another jar straightaway, but if I received another one as a gift, I think I would be quite pleased. Jar retails at £8 for this size tub. Review also posted on Ciao! As dawnieg.
I have dry skin so need to keep it moisturised to prevent it going dry and scaly...let's face it the lizard look isn't particularly attractive! The latest product I have been using is Avon's Planet Spa Dead Sea Minerals nourishing body butter. I received this from my mother for my birthday back in August, as being an Avon rep, I almost always exclusively receive Avon gifts from her. I do particularly like the Planet Spa range and find a lot of the products to be good quality and well packaged in comparison to some of the other Avon ranges. This product came in a grey box with a modern swirly pattern, and inside is a plastic kilner style jar containing the body butter. I personally think the packaging looks impressive, although I must note that at just 200ml the tub was smaller than I expected it to be, given the size of the box it comes in. There is a grey sticker on the top of the tub advising of its contents and I find the metal catch to be easy enough to open and close. The spiel on the Avon website describes this product as 'an ultra rich cream formulated with Dead Sea salts' and that it provides long lasting 24 hour moisturisation to leave skin hydrated soft and silky smooth. This is not the first dead sea minerals product that I have used from Planet Spa, so I can confirm that it has the same scent as others in the range. Unfortunately, I have to say that this scent is not particularly pleasant. It is a particularly masculine smelling product and that alone puts me off. It has quite a sharp smell to it, although I find it difficult to pick out exactly what the scent is. The only thing that springs to mind is when you get very cheap shower gels or cleaning products which call themselves 'sea' or 'ocean' fragranced. It's not completely awful, but I'm really not a fan of it, so it's one I only really apply when I know I'll be sitting in the house and not going anywhere. I often find body butters to be too thick and greasy, even for my dry skin, but I actually thought the consistency of this one was lovely. It's very thick, but I'd say a slightly thinner consistency than butter. It is definitely not as thick as the Body Shop body butters, but too thick to be described as a lotion. The body butter is white in colour and I find that it smoothes across the skin easily and also feels quite cooling. I like my body moisturisers to sink in quickly as there is nothing worse than feeling like you have a layer of grease on your skin, or getting dressed only to find your clothes are sticking to you. Initially when this product is applied to the skin it does feel a little like it is sitting on top of your skin, however after around a minute it seems to have absorbed fully. Although I'd prefer it to sink in instantly, I don't think a minute is too bad, especially as this is a body butter rather than a lotion. Once this has sunk in, I find that it leaves my skin feeling wonderfully soft and hydrated, with no stickiness or tackiness to the skin. This product even manages to hydrate the worst dry patches I get - usually on my knees. The smell once this has been applied is much more subtle than when in the tub, however it is still strong enough that I can smell it on my skin while wearing it. I was surprised to find that a 200ml tub of this body butter costs £8 from Avon. I actually feel that this is quite expensive for an Avon product, and can't help but feel you are paying for fancy packaging more than the product itself. You can buy from your local Avon rep or online at www.avonshop.com I have found it quite difficult to decide on a rating for this product. I like the packaging and I love the way that it makes my skin feel after application. I feel that the price is a little on the high side though and I really don't like the scent, as I feel it smells masculine and even cheap. I think I will have to go with three stars, as I personally wouldn't buy a replacement one when this runs out due to the scent.