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Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter
Member Name: dahlin
Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter
Advantages: Moisturises, nice scent
Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter is part of Bliss Spa's Bodycare Range, and is available to buy either from a Bliss Spa, or from Blisslondon.co.uk, and it will set you back a whopping £22 for a 250ml tube.
It can also be bought as part of various travel sets and gift sets. Boots.com have also recently started selling the Bliss product range, but I'm not sure whether you can get it in-store at Boots.
Why I Bought It
I was actually given some travel-sized versions of this product by a friend. She buys Bliss products all the time, and ends up with loads of miniature versions that she's got free with one thing or another, so she always brings some for me to try (I think really she's just trying to convert me to their products, as she swears by them!) when she visits.
It's not something I would ever have bought myself, as whilst I do spend a fair amount on certain beauty products, body moisturisers are really not something I can justify spending £22 on, especially when the cheap ones that I use work perfectly well.
The body butter comes in a blue plastic tube with a white flip-top lid. On the front is has the name of the product in bright yellow and white writing, and a little picture of a lemon and a sage leaf. On the back is all the information you would expect; a description, directions, and ingredients. The tube stands on it's lid, meaning that it's still easy to get the product out when there's hardly any left in the tube.
Bliss claim that this is their bestselling body balm, and that it's so effective that a single squeeze can make rough and scaly skin history. It's formula contains humectant molecules to pull hydration under the skin, delivering deep down moisture, and antioxidant vitamins to help fight free radicals and prevent the skin from sagging.
The instructions on the back of my tube read, "After showering, apply generously onto any skin that an optically-challenged individual might mistake for the bark on the trunk of an ancient redwood tree." They do like to be 'quirky'. It is suggested that for best results it should be used daily, or alternatively as often as it's needed.
The product is pure white, and fairly thick, as you would expect a body butter to be. The scent is a really fresh, but sweet, lemony scent, which is quite uplifting, but I don't really notice it whilst I'm using the product, only if I specifically try to smell it. It smoothes easily over the skin, and a little goes a long way. It feels really light on the skin and sinks in very quickly, leaving the skin feeling smooth and soft but never greasy.
Immediately after use, my skin does feel very silky soft and smooth, and when I've used it on dry skin it leaves it feeling less scaly. The scent stays on the skin, but I only notice it if I sniff my skin, or if I move my hands past my face.
The effects this gives do seem to last well, and my skin feels moisturised and comfortable all day after use. Using it regularly I've found it does improve the condition of dry skin, though not to any huge extent.
I've been using this mainly as a hand cream, and find it works much better than any hand cream I've ever tried. The results are much more noticeable on my hands than on the skin on my body, where I don't think it makes so much of a difference. I've also been using it on my lips, as I'm allergic to most lip balms, and I find it does a far better job of keeping my lips moisturised than anything else I've ever used, and without that heavy, greasy feeling that most lip balms leave behind.
Overall I'm quite impressed with this product. I wasn't expecting it would be any better than the body lotions I usually use, but I could certainly see the difference when I used it on my hands. Despite it working well though, I don't think it's worth the huge price tag, so it's not one I'll be buying any time soon.
Summary: A nice effective body butter, if you don't mind parting with £22!
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