One of my favourite products from Boots is their range of Amazon-inspired body products, in particular their Brazil Nut & Vanilla body butter (although I have all the other products from this range too).
I bought my last tub of this body butter when it was on special offer, buy 1 get another product from the same range half price. I usually pay around £5 for a 200ml tub, but I do find that it lasts me quite a long time. Being a Boots own brand product, it's only available from Boots and occasionally online on sites like eBay. The tub is nice enough looking and you can see the body butter looking all creamy through the plastic tub, which I like. The green lid on top is a nice shade and makes it look more 'foresty', reflecting the Brazil Nut Amazonian ingredient. Overall the packaging is simple but attractive I think.
As soon as you screw the lid off the tub, you're met with an absolutely gorgeous smell. It's a wonderful warm, sweet aroma that smells good enough to eat, with it's milky scent of nutty Brazil and gorgeous vanilla wafting around.
To use this body butter, just massage it into dry skin areas, ideally after a bath or shower. The butter has a very rich, creamy texture which is very soothing to dry skin. I do find I have to be careful not to apply too much as it can leave my skin feeling a little bit greasy afterwards if I go over the top. Use a normal amount though and I find it's absorbed into the skin nicely.
Not only does it thoroughly moisturise my skin and leave it feeling silky smooth afterwards, it also leaves that delicious Brazil nut and vanilla scent on my skin for a couple of hours after using this product. When I combine it with the other products in the Amazon Brazil nut and vanilla range, such as the body wash and body scrub, I find the scent lasts even longer.
The sweet vanilla and nut smell is by far the best aspect of this body butter and aside from the moisturising properties, I'll continue to buy this product for that reason! It's excellent value as a tub can last me 3 or 4 months if I don't go overboard. Well recommended.
Extracts Brazil Nut Body Butter intensively moisturises and hydrates the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. It contains brazil nut oil derived from the Bertholletia excelsa seed and shea butter. Extracts Brazil Nut Body Butter is organic and uses Fairtrade ingredients. There are also other products in the range including a bath scrub and body wash.
The cream has a lovely thick, creamy consistency and absorbs into the skin very quickly. It leaves the skin feeling soft and there is no stickiness which I sometimes find with body creams. It is especially good after a shower and particular after I have shaved my legs. It really helps smooth the newly shaved skin and moisturises perfectly. I apply quite a lot of the lotion each time I use it to keep skin super soft, but it still lasts a very long time.
I am not a fan of nuts, however the smell is wonderful and to me smells of chocolate ice cream! Sometimes when I wear the body butter I don't bother with perfume as I prefer the smell of the cream! The scent lasts throughout the day and keeps the skin feeling soft and supple.
The packaging is attractive, in a smart tub with a transparent casing which makes it stand out from other body butters.
Price and availability
Available in all major Boots stores. The price is £7.75 for a 200ml tub although it can be purchased as part of an Extracts set including the 200ml body butter, a 200ml body wash and 200ml body cream which is much better value! There is also a smaller 50ml version of this body butter.
Price comparison with other 200ml body butters:
- Boots Ingredients Body Butter 200ml £2.99
- Body Shop Body Butter 200ml £12.50
- Superdrug Body Butter 200ml £3.65
Overall a fantastic body butter. It leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised and is easy to rub in. It also has the added benefit of being a Fairtrade product. However, the main issue for me is the price. Even though it's my favourite body butter, I'm not sure I would ever pay the full price. Oh, and the Extracts set would make a fantastic Christmas present while the 3 for 2 is on ;) Pick them up in the post-Christmas sales like I do!
This Boots extracts Brazil nut body butter came into my hands as part of a gift set last Christmas. I hadn't really used body butter before so thought I would give it a try.
Basically it is a moisturiser but instead of cream it is a thick body butter. If you hold the tub upside down it won't fall out as I tried then thought that would have been stupid if it had of fallen out lol.
This butter comes in a round tub which is clear so you can see the colour of the butter and is 200ml but doesn't need storing in a fridge. Once opened it can be kept for 2 years.
This product contains fairtrade ingredients. The Brazil nut oil is fairtrade and organic. The shea butter is from west Africa
To use this body butter which is best after a bath or wash simply take a dollop out with your finger and rub into the skin. It is lovely and thick and rubs in quickly. It leaves the skin feeling soft. I do find that it looks like it leaves a layer of grease on the skin from the shine but it isn't felt. I think it is just where the final bit is sinking into the skin.
It states on the tub that this product intensively moisturises and hydrates the skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth. They aren't lying.
The smell of this product is very nice well in my opinion it is anyway. I'm not personally a lover of eating nuts yet the smell is so nice. It has a hint of sweetness to it.
These aren't just available in gift packs as I recently checked out Boots to see if I could buy them separately. I now have my eye on nectarine and mango body butter.
£7.75 for 200ml tub in boots. Currently 3 for 2 at present too.
Boots Extracts Brazil Nut Body Butter is one of many products in the 'Extracts' range. The range includes lots of nice things including body scrubs that use apricot seeds and crushed walnut shells as exfoliants, skin softening bath creams, moisturising body butters, luscious lip balms and fresh scented body washes.
The whole range comprises 33 products since the introduction of the Extracts Fairtrade Honey Body Butter.
Extracts Brazil Nut Body Butter is a sweet, nutty smelling butter, that reminds you of maple syrup and brazil nut ice cream. It comes in a round tub containing 200mls of the product for £7.50. There is also a mini travel sized 50ml tub which is handy to take away with you, as it takes up very little room and should last for more than a week if used sparingly.
This Brazil Nut Butter is so creamy and rich smelling that it may be too strong/ sickly for some people. It does a good job of smoothing and softening the skin and is easily absorbed, melting with the heat of your body.
If at first you can find the fragrance of the butter a little over powering, give it time and the nutty sweetness softens and mellows. If you use the complimentary Brazil Nut Body Wash, at £4 for 200mls, then apply the Brazil Nut Butter, the layered fragrance effect can last on the skin all day.
The butter contains brazil nut oil, which comes from bertholletia excelsa seeds. This is what gives the butter its distinctive aroma.
Boots say that all the products in the range, including this body butter contain organic ingredients and are sustainably sourced using the Fairtrade system. This means that every time you stock up on Extracts Brazil Nut Body Butter, it benefits not just your skin, it will also have helped the people who grew and farmed the ingredients that made it so very good.
If you would also like to try some of the other body butters in this range, why not take a look at the Extracts Fairtrade Mini Body Butter Collection, which has 50% off right now and is priced at just £3.50. Its a good deal as it contains a 50ml Almond body butter, containing organic almond oil,
a 50ml Bergamot body butter, containing organic bergamot oil from citrus aurantium bergamia peel and a 50ml Cocoa butter body butter.
In summary this is a good body butter with a nice whipped texture and good mositurising properties, it can however be a little over powering at times and due to the heavy nutty aroma, it is also difficult to match this to a suitable fragrance/ perfume. With all this in mind, it gets a 4 star rating.
I love this butter! I'm obsessed with lots of things, and moisturiser is definately one of them. I have a veritable shrine to them in my dressing room, all piled up together looking pretty!
My skin can get pretty dry, especially in the summer when I'm shaving more often, etc. I love Butters rather than lotions for this very reason, I feel that for the most part they sink in an awful lot better, and the richness of the butter often ensures the scent lasts longer, which can only be a good thing, surely!
I noticed this range about a year or so ago, my eye was caught by the strikingly 'Body Shop-esque' packaging. Now I love Body Shop as much as the next person, but I do sometimes find their price tags a little high, so when I found these doppelgangers for a few pounds cheaper, I got very excited. Currently, in Boots you can get them for a measly £5, so if you fancy jumping on the bandwagon, now is the time.
For your money you get a decently sized 200ml pot, which due to the richness of the butter, I find lasts you a good while. I have a couple of different pots on rotation, but I haven't run out yet... and it's been a while!
With this baby I totally wasn't sure, I have never smelled this scent before, so really wasn't prepared... Don't let the thought of the nuts put you off, combined with the vanilla, this makes for a really creamy, indulgent treat for your body. The scent is sweet but still warm, and I found it lingered for a few hours after use.
The best thing about these butters is that they are organic, sustainably sourced & fairtrade. All ingredients are Fairtrade Certified, and I don't know about you, but that makes me feel a lot better about myself during a pamper session!
I received a little 50ml pot of this body butter at Christmas as part of a gift set with mango body wash. I must admit I wouldn't have bought this for myself as I am not really into fruity flavours, but being a gift I thought I would give it a whirl.
The packaging isn't overinspiring. Unlike the green rimmed pot shown in the picture my smaller pot has a bit of a sludgy brown lid with some pictures of brazil nuts on it - not something that would have leapt into my shopping basket. The one appealing point on the packaging is the clearly emblazoned Fairtrade symbol making it clear that the brazil nut oil and shea butter is from a Fairtrade source. I won't go into all the details of the "Fairtrade" promise, but the general gist is that producers in developing countries are provided with support and paid a fair price for their products, so you can use the product and feel good about yourself at the same time!
So, onto the product itself. Once you open the lid, you are hit by an overpowering sickly sweet smell. Now, I know that brazil nuts don't have an over strong smell, but they certainly don't smell anything like this product. It smells almost as sweet as candyfloss, with an artificial tang - not the nicest smell on the world, it has to be said.
Once you get past the smell, the cream itself is actually quite nice. It is a lot lighter than a body butter from either Body Shop or Soap & Glory, and as such absorbs really easily. My skin is left lovely and smooth, but the trouble is that the smell really lingers!! As I didn't like the smell in the pot, I really dislike it on my skin.
So, would I recommend it? Well the cream works well, but the smell is just horrid so no, not one for me. At £7.50 for 200ml pot, it is certainly good value though so would be tempted to try other fragrances in the range in the hope that they are not all as sickly sweet
Boots state Extracts has been developed to make a difference. Extracts have created this wonderfully indulgent brazil nut body butter with Fairtrade certified ingredients.
I have to say that I am not a massive fan of this body butter, but not because of its results but because the smell is far to sweet for me. Personally anything that smells like it should be eaten should be eaten not smoothed over your body. But the great thing about the Boots Extract products is that they are fair trade approved.
The cream contains brazil nut oil with is derived from bertholletia excelsa seeds, and the brazil nut body butter is organic and sustainably sourced.
This Extracts brazil nut body butter intensively moisturises and hydrates, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. It is not oily and does not take long to soak into the skin. It really copes well with dry skin on the elbows.
The tub of body butter contains 200ml of cream and on the day of review, costs £7.50 at boots . Although they do often have offers on the Extracts range as they are produced only for Boots. This size tub will last you a good two to three months.
The smell of this product is strong and has a strong hint of vanilla as well as brazil nuts, but as I said earlier I don't really like the smell, but if you like the smell of vanilla ice cream you will love this product. Another issue I have with this is that it tends to dry out quite quickly about the edges and on the top of the cream.
This cream comes in a plastic tub with a plastic screw top, and does get a little messy when opening and closing if some of the cream has dried out around the opening.
So to conclude, this is a really good moisuriser, but for me the scent is far to sweet and strong for my liking. Therefore I will not be buying any more, but just because it is not my bag does not mean that you will not like it, as I say it does what it is supposed to and a plus is that it is a fair-trade product. So if you like smelling of vanilla and brazil nuts give it a go, but if you would rather just eat them then give it a miss.
I received a 200ml tub of this wonderful product as part of an extracts gift set at christmas. I have to say of all the items received this is probably my favourite - it most definitely gives similar Body Shop products a run for the money. Retailing at £7.50 for this size of tub it is cheaper than the Body Shops £12 a go tubs but this Boots range is also frequently on special offers so you can get it for even less if you are savvy.
The first thing I absolutely have to say is that this actually smells like ice cream and I have had to stop myself sampling the stuff because it is THE most edible smelling product in my bathroom (despite a ruckload of Lush items!).
Sweet smelling, more like vanilla than the brazil nut it is full of, the texture is more creamy than the Body Shop version but still abrasive enough to be an effective body scrub and ensure removal of all the nasty dead skin cells.
This product will dry out and crack a little round the top rim of the tub - but you can avoid this by simply wiping the residue back into the middle, leaving the side as clear as possible. This seems to be a common product with these kinds of product but to be honest, even when they do go a little hard they soon loosen up again with a few drops of water.
A tub this size will do me a full body exfoliation about 5 or 6 times, if I am only concentrating on specific areas (for me elbows and knees) then it will last much longer than that. I tend to mainly use it for a full body scrub if I am planning on getting a spray tan and I can confirm that I tried this out on a full scrub for this exact reason last weekend, it left my skin very soft, smelling amazing and smooth.
I really like this, the quality of the scrub is impressive and it is a delight to use, if feels like a luxury product and the lasting effects on my skin are wonderful. I am a total convert and will most definitely be sticking with this from now on.
If you've read my review of the Boots Extracts Mango Body Wash, you'll know that this range is one of the first complete ranges of beauty care products to be certified as containing Fairtrade ingredients.
It is made up of 32 products including body washes, bath creams, body butters, body scrubs and lip balms, with extracts of plants such as rosehip, nectarine, vanilla, almond, mango and of course brazil nut.
I received the brazil nut body butter as part of a gift set for Christmas, along with the mango body wash. It's a small 50ml plastic pot with a screw top lid. It's also available as 200ml size which costs £7.50, which may sound expensive but compared to similar ranges such as The Body Shop, it's actually quite reasonable, and of course it's Fairtrade too. The round sticky label on the lid features a photograph of brazil nuts, with clear bright white text which informs you that this product 'intensively moisturises and hydrates, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth'. There is also the all important Fairtrade symbol, which stands out proudly and clearly. On the bottom of the tub is another sticky label which tells you a bit more about the product- where they've sourced the brazil nut oil, and directions for use. The pot is nicely designed I think, and looks nice enough on the bathroom shelf.
The body butter itself is a lovely white cream, quite thick in consistency. It smells good enough to eat, a bit like nutty chocolate truffles, mmmmmm! The first time I used this I actually found it a bit too sweet and sickly as I'm used to lighter fragrances, but now I love it, and lots of people have commented (favourably I might add!) on the sweet scent.
My skin is normal, sometimes slightly oily, but with dry patches in the winter, so I was slightly worried that this product would be too rich for me- it does say intensively moisturising after all. I was pleased to find it wasn't too greasy at all- it absorbs into the skin really quickly, leaving no oily residue, just soft-as-a-baby's-bum skin. I've suffered lately from those little spots on my upper arms (which apparently are very common but no one knows how to get rid of), and after using this cream they have disappeared- major brownie points from me for that alone!
I would say the biggest selling point of this product, and the entire range, is that it is Fairtrade, and Boots have worked with its ingredient suppliers to trace the supply chain back to the original producers to ensure they get a fair price for their products. As I said in my last review, I was surprised to find there are so few Fairtrade beauty products available- in fact Boots was one of the only brands I'd heard of, and have the largest range by far. I try to buy Fairtrade food products and clothing when I can afford to, so it makes sense to carry this through to beauty products also.
I would buy this product again as I found it so effective and lovely to use. Because it smells so good I want to put it on every time I shower, whereas sometimes I can be quite lazy about these things and don't bother! Although it sounds expensive, I think the larger pot would last a while, and would be worth it- and Boots are always doing offers on various ranges so it's worth looking out for this one. If you usually fork out on The Body Shop, Lush and other higher priced brands, and believe in beauty with a conscience, I'd say this range is a must.