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Brand: Boots / Type: Body Butter / What it does: Enricheses, Nourishes

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      26.03.2013 16:38
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      Good nourishing body butter

      This nourishing body lotion comes in a large 450ml size and is presented in a round plastic tub with a metallic/plastic screw off lid, that is easy to use, as it is not in a tube, you are able to get all of the product out, so there is no wastage. I am not sure how much I paid fort this, as I found it lurking in the back of my cupboard so it had been there a while, I think around £8, so not too cheap but not silly expensive.

      The body butter is made from the following ingredients:

      Water, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG 100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Linalool, Propylparaben, Benzyl Salicylate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Mel (Honey/Miel), Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Benzophenone 4, Geraniol, BHT, Dipropylene Glycol, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 4 (CI 14700), Green 3 (CI 42053)

      The body butter is very thick and creamy in texture and is a yellowy green colour, which is not very attractive to look at. It has a slightly chemical smell to it as well. The body butter is designed to provide your skin with extra hydration and condition and enrich your skin as it contains honey, coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter.

      I find the body butter very easy to use and I only use a small amount, as it is so rich. It takes a while to soak into your skin and does not really leave much of a scent behind. I have very sensitive skin and I have not been irritated by the product.

      Overall after using it I find that my skin is well hydrated and softer, and that the effect lasts for the best part of the day, so even though it smells a bit weird and the colour is odd, I would recommend it to others as it does a good job of targeting dry skin and does improve the condition of my skin.

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      04.03.2012 18:19

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      This product has several advantages: soften and moist the skin, and make it smells good

      I bought this product not so long time ago. I still have it, and I think I will still use it for a long time since it comes in a very big package.

      To be honest, the reason why I picked this product was because it's affordable, and smells good. It's soothing and fresh, but unfortunately the smell wouldn't last as long as I want after application. The color was not very appealing to me, to be honest. Well, I thought it was made from avocado or something because of the greenish colour it has, but actually after I read it very carefully it's made from honey and grapeseed oil.

      My expectation of body butter was something that makes your skin moist and sticky at the same time. I had that experiences with other products, so I didn't bother to try this product at the shop before I finally bought it. I was quite surprised that this body butter didn't give that sticky feeling in my skin. It absorbed pretty quickly and gave the comfortable feeling after application. It's been more or less a week since I regularly use this product and I to be honest started to feel the difference in my skin. It feels smoother, and help me through the dry winter wind.

      Would I recommend this product to my friends? Of course I would, especially for those with dry skin, and expected something rich yet light on their skin.

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      21.02.2012 15:38
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      A luxurious product (without the price tag) that works.

      As I mentioned in my previous review, my skin has been exceptionally dry this winter. No creams, lotions or body butters seemed to work. I eventually resorted to using baby oil on my skin. I would shower at night and then massage it into my skin and my skin would be in a much better condition in the morning. I was cleaning my drawer a month ago and there in a corner, was this body butter, hiding behind all my other lotions and creams. I had bought it a few months ago, but it was a little greasy for me so it had been banished to the back of my drawer, and there it had been hiding for all these months. Given the state of my skin, I thought I'd give it another try, as it might actually be better suited to my skin this time round.

      Packaging
      This body butter comes in a huge 450 ml tub which has a silver screw on lid. The tub itself is made out of clear plastic so you can see the pale green body butter inside. It looks quite luxurious and expensive, and I wouldn't hesitate to gift this to someone. It states on the packaging that it contains honey and grapeseed oil and is meant for dry skin. It also states that the plant extracts it contains have been authenticated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

      Does it nourish?
      When you unscrew the lid, you are greeted by the sight of a lovely, creamy looking body butter. It has a subtle scent and it smells quite like plants, if that makes any sense. It's a pleasant scent though, and doesn't linger on my skin for too long, in case the thought of a plant-like scent offends you. To use, I just scoop some up and massage into my skin. It is fairly easily absorbed but does leave a very light film of grease on my skin. It doesn't really feel greasy though, and I feel that the light film of grease actually helps my skin retain moisture. Most importantly, it leaves my skin feeling very soft and moisturised. The skin on my legs has been particularly dry and flaky lately but it even solves that problem completely. However, if your skin isn't dry, like mine was when I first used it, then it won't be completely absorbed and your skin will feel quite greasy, so I would only recommend this body butter to those with dry skin.

      Price and Availability
      This product is available at Boots, instore and online at www.boots.com and retails at £5.62, but it is currently available on a 3 for 2 offer (and often is). I bought it on a 3 for 2 offer, along with the Botanics Moisturising Sugar Scrub and a third product (don't remember what) that was passed on to my mother. For this huge 450 ml tub, I'd happily pay full price as I do think it is excellent value for money. I've been using this tub for a month now and have barely made a dent in it as a little goes a long way.

      Conclusion
      I do recommend this body butter as it works. It does moisturise my skin and leaves it feeling very soft. It is a luxurious product that is not expensive at all, and worth every penny in my opinion. I would steer clear of it if you don't have dry skin though (unless you like having greasy skin), as it is clearly meant for those with dry skin.

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        18.10.2010 19:53
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        great for dry skin, excellent value

        I received my Botanics Nourishing Body Butter as a Christmas present last year from my friend. I am not usually very keen on body butters as I find them a bit gloopy and not easily absorbed, but this one is fantastic.

        ~~~~~Packaging~~~~~
        The body butter comes in a large 450ml tub. The tub itself is clear with a label on the front with the Botanics and Boots logo as well as stating that the butter will 'firm and pamper your skin'. Whilst the back label gives directions for use, ingredients listings and some more detailed information of how the body butter will work on your skin.

        ~~~~~Price~~~~~
        Although my body butter came as part of a gift set an individual 450ml pot in Boots will cost £4.50. It is worth looking out for special offers, the Botanics range is often on 3 for 2 so you can treat yourself to some other products in the range too.
        I do think the body butter is good value for money as it is a large tub and has lasted me a long time. You only need a small amount to really moisturise and hydrate your skin, as if you use too much it becomes a little sticky feeling.

        ~~~~~Ingredients/Fragrance~~~~~
        The main hydrating ingredients for your skin in this body butter are honey and grape seed oil, as well as other plant extracts that Botantics uses. It states on the pot that the honey helps to bind moisture to the skin.
        The fragrance of the butter is wonderful, although it is quite a strong scent and won't suit some people. The exact smell is difficult to describe but is a rich, clean, fresh fragrance. When I use this body butter my fiancé always comments on how nice I smell afterwards as it tends to last quite a long time. I think you could even get away with not wearing any perfume on the days you use it which will also save you some money.

        ~~~~~Overall Opinion~~~~~
        For me this is a wonderful smelling, rich, creamy, extra moisturising body butter. I do suffer from very dry skin and can be prone to breakouts of eczema, but this butter beautifully hydrates my skin making it feel smoother, softer and a little bit firmer. I would say this is better used as a moisturising butter rather than a firming one, I have noticed my skin feeling a little firmer but nothing too start shouting about yet. Also for the excellent price compared too many body butters it is excellent value as it does last a long time. I will certainly be buying this product again and have already brought one of the gift sets containing this for a Christmas present this year.
        I would say the only thing to be careful with this product is how much you use, it is very thick so you will find a small amount will go a long way otherwise it can feel rather greasy. But this is a minor error I made the first time I used it, so it is definitely worth a try!

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          21.09.2010 23:10
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          see revies- thanks for reading

          I received a mini version of this product (50ml) as part of a gift set last Christmas and have only just got round to using it.....I am a toiletries addict
          and have a huge back log to get through!!

          The product that I received differed in the packaging that is in the picture shown (the larger 475ml size), it was in a miniature squeezy tube, an ideal size to throw in a toiletries bag for a weekend away or in a handbag for a quick use. I always find that the Botanics range has pretty dull packaging- bland and boring, though I suppose you are not paying for that! The theme is green, which I should imagine is to reflect that is kind to the environment and is plant based- I just feel it could do with a splash of colour!

          The product contains honey and grapeseed oil to nourish your skin. It is a yellowy colour and very thick. This made it especially difficult to squeeze out at the end of the tube I had and so I felt I wasted some of mine :-( Obviously this wouldn't be a problem is you bought the larger jar version. I didn't really like the smell of the product, it smelt too clinical for my liking- sort of a planty smell that I would associate with using some herbal based cream to heal my skin. I just didn't like it. I found it difficult to rub into my skin as it was very thick, and although it was not greasy, my skin didn't feel nourished as advertised :-(

          Overall I was disappointed in this product- it just wasn't for me, I won't be using it again. The price is reasonable though, in Boots the 475ml jar costs £5.49 and the 50ml mini tube version costs £1.99.

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          06.06.2010 13:42
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          The Botanics Nourishing Body Butter is only £5.49 for 450ml from Boots. From reading reviews on the Boots site I decided to purchase the body butter as there wasn't one review that slated the product. In fact people were claiming the product made their skin firmer and even people with severely dry skin swore by it because of its excellent hydrating products. So it was definitely a product I had been looking for quite a while as I am prone to dry skin thanks to my annoying combination skin.


          The Botanics Nourishing Body Butter comes in a transparent tub with a silver lid. The butter is green which doesn't look very attractive compared to some of my other body butters but I guess it's what it does that counts.

          The cream works better on damp skin, so I would recommend using it after you've been in the shower and dried off a little. Then the butter can soak into your skin. This procedure is best on most body butters and gives the butter chance to soak into the skin it gives an all over hydration after a shower and banishes dry skin!

          The cream contains honey and grapeseed oil. They use these two ingredients because Grapeseed Oil hydrates the skin and is also rich in linoleic acid. The honey helps bind moisture into the skin. Both work perfectly together to ensure the cream soaks into the skin leaving it hydrated and smooth.

          The cream makes skin look firm without a greasy formulae like most skin products that claim to firm skin which can tend to feel really oily and greasy.

          Even my cousin who has eczema uses this product and prefers it to her eczema creams prescribed by the doctor. She said she has noticed a huge difference in her skin and has left it feeling soft and less sore than previously.

          I sometimes put this cream in the fridge over night and use it when I wake up because it feels so refreshing on my skin and the coolness wakes me up.

          I really love the Botanics Nourishing body butter it is highly rated by many people because of its wonderful hydrating properties. The product doesn't look appealing but it does exactly what it claims so I can't fault it! The price is very reasonable too as you can be expected to pay £20-£30 for skin care products that are half decent these days so I definitely feel like I have caught onto a bargain!

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            05.04.2010 21:56
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            A good value product that really works

            This body butter is from Boots Botanics range and retails around £5/6 for a HUGE tub (450ml) that will last you for absolutely ages, especially as the product is so rich that you will only need to use a little to go a long way.

            The butter is a pale green/yellowy creamy colour but this can vary slighty due to the natural extracts it contains. The butter contains honey to 'bind moisture in the skin' according to the label. I can't smell any sweet honey scent off this, to me it smells very much like plants and leaves but not in an entirely unpleasant way. Regardless of the scent the honey seems to do its job. This body butter is incredibly effective at smoothing rough and dry skin and leaving it really smooth and soft. I usually get very dry arms during winter and this is perfect for softening and relieving them.

            Its thick, rich consistency is a lot like the Soap and Glory range's Righteous Butter (which actually has a nicer smell in my opinion) but this seems just that bit more effective. The smell does take a bit of getting used to if you prefer a girlier sweeter scent like me but it's worth it for the effects. This is a perfect moisturiser for using after a bath and I also find it rather effective as an aftersun! It feels nice and cool and soothing going on.

            I would suggest only using a very small amount at a time and then putting more on if you need it because too much of this will just sit on your skin unless you really massage it in and it can leave a sort of greasy residue. If you only put on a small amount and rub it in properly then you won't have this problem at all as it doesn't usually leave any oilyness.

            My only downside to this product (and it's a small downside) is that when you scoop the product out once it gets down the tub a bit you end up with lots of product under your nails that won't come out easily. But like I said this is a very small downside!

            Overall this is a top product, for the size of the tub the price is definitely worth it and in my opinion it's really good value for money because the product works so well. If you're not a fan of the Botanics range (for whatever reason) then give the S&G one a go as it's very similar but has a more feminine scent.

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            06.01.2010 17:32
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            Make a fun way in treating your body

            Part of the Active Plant Extracts of the Botanics range from Boots is a product called Bodycare Nourishing Body Butter that contains Honey and Grape Seed Oil. However is rather unclear for me how much percentage of this natural ingredients is actually present in the body butter.
            I would never go and buy any such item to moisturise my body as I have tried so many in the past and I got sick of their chemical composition and even this Botanics range from Boots is not that brilliant anyway so I don't think what you are putting on your body is all good for you. I would much prefer to stick to the Grape seed Oil in it's purest form to moisturise my body but since I have received this product as part of a gift set I could not resist in trying it out, sometimes I just love the experience in trying something new and getting pampered.

            I use this product after I have a bath and I dry my skin well and I also use it for my hands to moisturise sometimes. I find is very long lasting, the product is highly concentrated you would think is pure Cocoa Butter in a more manageable form, but of course is not as good as pure Cocoa Butter.

            By using this Botanic Nourishing Body Butter the skin is left highly moisturise and not exceedingly greasy. Also it keeps a good balance of moisture on the skin over 24 hours giving me a velvety feel.

            This product costs £3.49 in Boots shops and it contains 200ml or products which is very long lasting but I will not be repurchasing it again as I do not think is that special, you could just buy some real Cocoa Butter if you are afraid of the chemicals in cosmetic products like me. Otherwise was a good experience in trying and I got to admit it is a decent product when it come to efficiency.

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            06.01.2010 17:29

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            Good value but not the best I've tried

            This product smells Great. Myself and friends swear by this for applying over fake tan to get rid of the biscuity smell and to leave a nice sheen on our skin. It is a very thick product and it does depend on the room temperature as to how it will come out of the tub due to the natural ingredients. It does take a while to apply and to sink into the skin which can be a pain if you are in a rush to get dressed and go out of the house but allowing a little extra time to pamper yourself is never a bad thing! I will say though I wore this in the summer to a friends house and her dog would not stop licking it off my legs because of the honey in the product! so my only advice would be dont wear near animals unless you want slobber all over you! I would say this is good value for money and they often have offers on this range at boots which makes it even better value for money, but for time saving and a seasonal change they do the same smell in a slightly lighter cream and a body lotion.

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            11.12.2009 23:05
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            Boots Botanics Nourishing Body Butter

            I was recently given a HUGE tub of this cream a few weeks ago and it was a hand-me-down product of my mom because I think she had a bad reaction to it. Now that really put me off trying it understandably but since I had run out of my own moisturiser I didnt really have much of a choice, unless I wanted my skin to dry out, which by the way I did not!
            Another thing that concerned me is that on the back of the tub it says colour may vary due to plant extracts, I was just hoping that colour didnt transfer to the skin!!

            Appearance:
            This cream comes in a 450ml tub which trust me is a lot bigger than it sound. And the cream is a yellowy green colour, not very eye catching at all! On the back of the tub is a list of ingredients, what those ingredients do for your skin and suggestions on how to apply. Although the packaging is very big, people who are interested in saving the planet you will be happy to know that the whole tub is made of recycled materials and the cream is not tested on animals.

            Application:
            This product works best if you apply it to slightly damp skin and massage quite a generous amount into your skin using soft circular motions.

            The Claim:
            The back of the tub tells me that this is specifically designed for people with dry skin, skin that has been out in the sun or skin that has been out in the elements rain, snow etc. It is designed to put the moisture back into tired skin and leave you with soft, beautiful skin.

            The Ingredients & Smell:
            Honey: This is said to help bind the moisture into the skin.
            Grapeseed Oil: This is the ingredient that locks the moisture into the skin and leaves your skin feeling and looking amazing.
            Plant Extracts

            This product has a really odd smell it really does smell like plants, sort of like your garden in summer or something. The smell isn't great but at the same time it isn't vile either and it doesnt linger around long on skin once the cream has soaked in, that to me is a massive upside.

            Overall Opinion:
            This is great for an all over body cream because it works literally everywhere: my hands and knees which are both usually really dry actually look better, my heels feel less cracked and softer and my legs feel and look pretty great. The smell isn't brilliant but this product is so great it doesnt need to smell nice, the fact that it works is good enough. Must have for anyone that suffers with dry skin and even those of you who are just looking for a new moisturiser, highly recommended!!

            I think a 450ml tub of this is around £10, brilliant value for money I think.

            Thanks For Reading

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            25.08.2009 13:18
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            At Xmas last year I received a dinky little set of Boots Botanics products in a zip up case. Until a few weeks ago I had forgotten about this but once I remembered it I decided to try the tube of nourishing body butter on my parched skin. The tube I have is 50ml and is available to buy from Boots for £1.99 but you can also get a larger tub as shown in the picture which contains 450ml and costs £5.38.

            The Botanics Nourishing Body Butter contains honey and grapeseed oil and the natural ingredients are authenticated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The instructions are to massage gently into clean skin and the product may vary in colour due to natural ingredients and should be stored out of direct sunlight.

            The butter in my tube is a beige colour with a slight hint of green, much the same as the picture above and smells a bit like sun tan lotion but it's actually the grapeseed oil I can smell and once it's been rubbed into the skin it smells more planty than sun tan lotion. It's a nice, natural smell that isn't very heavy.

            The cream itself is thick and when you squeeze it into your hands it will hold the shape you put it in until you rub it in. If you examine it closely as I have done you can see oil within the cream so you know this is going to be very moisturising. This is definitely not one for people with oily skin.

            I planned to use this mostly on my dry shins and my cracked elbows, attractive eh?! I thought with the amount of oil in this it would really moisturise these particularly bad areas.

            I use mine after a shower and often after I've just shaved my legs and it doesn't cause any irritation after shaving on my skin which is unusual. I apply a blob to each leg first, a little goes a long way so a large pea size will do a lower leg. The cream is as I expected and very oily and you can feel the oil as you rub it into your skin. It doesn't immediately absorb and you have to give it a few minutes to allow the oily coating to reduce. I say reduce because it doesn't go away completely, hours later I could still feel some oil on my skin if I touched it.

            As for my cracked elbows, they can get very sore so I didn't know if this would make them hurt but it didn't. I use it twice a day on my elbows to keep them from cracking and it's worked to a degree, they are still dry and scaly but no longer cracking and sore so I suspect if I keep this up they will become normal elbows once again! It's worked better than most creams on my elbows but again you are left with an oily coating on the skin that doesn't absorb.

            Overall I'm very pleased with this body butter, it smells fresh and natural and a little goes a long way. It does leave a residue behind but that isn't too much of a problem on the areas I use it on but if you applied it all over you might not like this aspect. It is very moisturising and rich and you do feel like you're doing your parched areas a favour using it. I'm going to give it 4 stars and recommend it for it's soothing capabilities. I will be buying this again in the future.

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            18.08.2009 14:59
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            Perfect for everyday use

            I was recommended this product by a friend, and this product is now a must have in my collection.

            I was always seeming to spend lots of money on tubs of lotions and potions to hydrate my skin but now I have found this, it's a must have.

            With it's buttery texture this non greasy, light scented cream smoothes over your skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth all day long.

            I usually use this product after bathing or just when I fancy a treat. This can be used all over your body and is perfect for after you have been in the sun or after waxing or shaving.

            For your money you get a lot of product and I use this everyday and it lasts ages!! :-)

            For people with really dry skin I would recommend you try this and I am sure sensitve skin users will find this great too.

            Thank you !!

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              09.08.2009 22:36
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              ****Botanics Nourishing Body Butter 450ml ****

              I have to say that unfortunately i suffer from dry skin and therefore i am forever trying out different body lotions and butters. Since i am not that loyal to any particular brand i ended up trying this one when it was on offer a couple of months back.

              **The range**
              As the name suggests this is a boots own brand product. There are quite a few products in the range and it is meant to be very natural.

              **Product**
              This comes in a 450ml tube-this will last you forever!!!(well not really but still a really long time).The average body butter/lotion tube i normally buy has about 200ml in it so i think getting this for under £6 is great value especially compared to the body shop butters i normally get.

              This doesn't have much of a smell to it-it smells natural like plants. I cant really smell the honey or grape seed that it says it contains.

              As my skin is dry it doesn't leave it feeling greasy or anything but saying that not many products do make my skin feel greasy. After applying this my skin feels really soft and moisturized.

              Overall i do really like this as it is much cheaper than the normal body butters i get. My only problem with it is that the container is that big i will probably get fed up of it before i finish it and therefore not want to purchase it again.

              worth buying!!!

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              With Honey and Grapeseed oil