I received this in a gift set for Christmas and couldn't wait until i had used older stuff up first :P
This comes in the normal body butter style tub. On this one the bottom is clear with a purple lid showing the name and picture of the product. I like these tubs as they are quite sturdy and as yet ive never had any "accidents" whilst opening them.
Smell-As the name suggests this has a very nice cocoa smell to it. I think it might be too strong to use the range(body wash etc) then have a perfume on top.This leaves your body with a nice but not overpowering smell by itself.
Application-Just like any other body butter you apply direct to the area of skin you want and rub it. Body butters are particularly good at this time of year as they are great for dry skin.
So far i haven't came out in any rashes etc using this.I have been using this twice a day as my skin is really dry and just sooks it up.
**Price and where to get**
I liked this so much that i picked up an extra set in the 70% sale. I paid 300 points for this the sugar scrub and the body wash.I think the body butters are normally about a £5 but its not a range i have bought that much from unless on offer.
I was given this Boots Extracts cocoa butter body butter as part of a gift set containing a shower gel and body scrub last Christmas. I regularly use Body Shop body butters so I was interested how this one would compare.
This body butter comes in plastic tub which can be recycled with a screw top lid which is easy to remove. The tub I was given was the large 200ml although you can buy smaller sizes, usually in sets. This 200ml size makes it really easy to get the product out of the tub.
The label on the lid of the tub tells you that the ingredients in this body butter are Fairtrade which it states 'provides a better deal for producers in developing countries.' This is something which I think is important and would definitely be a factor in me choosing a product.
Using the body butter
The first thing I noticed when opening the tub was the strong, sweet smell of the cocoa butter. It smelt like something I would eat rather than use to moisturise my skin and did put me off the product slightly.
I apply the product using my fingers and it is much softer than the Body Shop body butters I am used to and so easier to remove from the tub.
The consistency of this body butter also makes it very easy to apply to your skin. It is absorbed quickly meaning you can get dressed straight after, this is essential for me as I apply my body butter in the morning after I've had a shower and so want to be able to get dressed straight away.
The sweet fragrance lingers on my skin for a short while but it isn't too strong and soon fades, this is good as I don't want to be smelling it all day. However it does leave my skin feeling lovely and soft even though I am prone to dry skin, especially during the winter months.
Price and Availability
As a Boots own product it is available in their stores or at their website Boots.com where it is currently (March 2013) priced at £7.95. It is part of a 3 for 2 offer at the moment making it cheaper if you buy other products in the range and you can collect Advantage card points too.
Would I recommend?
Yes, this is a good quality body butter and compares well on price with other brands. I'm not that keen on this fragrance but am looking forward to trying some of the others in the range.
I got this recently as part of a gift set that included the body butter, the body scrub and the body wash. At £10 for all three I thought it was a bargain, especially considering how much body butters from the Body Shop cost on their own.
The packaging is very attractive and luxurious looking, the body butter itself comes in a round flat purple tub with a screw off lid. The body butter inside is filled up almost to the top and smells absolutely lovely. It is a very sweet and chocolatey smell and the body butter itself is very thick and a light cream colour.
I tend to put body butters on before I go to bed at night as they can be quite rich and thick and can take a while so soak into your skin. I found this body butter to be very rich and thick but it seems to absorb into my skin a lot easier than other more expensive body butters and didnt leave me feeling as greasy after I had rubbed it in. It left my skin feeling lovely and soft and smelling quite strongly of cocoa butter.
The next morning I woke to find it had completely absorbed and my skin felt a hell of a lot softer than it usually does if I havent used a body butter before bed. The scent had completely disappeared though, which with more expensive body butters I normally wake up still smelling of it the next morning so this was a little but of a let down, but only a little one.
Overall I would definitely recommend this product, it moisturises my skin just as good as other brands of similar body butters but for a fraction of the price. The only downside is that the scent doesnt last as long, which is a shame as it smells so nice. This is a small price to pay however considering that as part of the box set, I only paid £3.33 for this body butter. I would however recommend you buy it on its own and not with the sugar scrub or body wash, as neither are very good at all - see my other reviews of these products for more details on my experience with these.
Body Lotion/Butter in General
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I often use different body lotions and butters to try out on my skin. I have recently got into using Body Butters and have tried many different brands of Body Butter including Vaseline and The Body Shop. I have been impressed with the results of both of these products, although The Body Shop one is a little pricey. I regularly use body butter on my sin to keep it feeling soft and smooth and to help keep my skin supple and in good condition. I was in my local Boots store this week when I decided to browse through some of the other ranges in store which I normally walk pass every time I am in there. I don't mind spending a fair amount of money on a skin care product so long as it's good and worth the money. I'm not one of these who will spend stupid amounts on a body or hand cream but I do like to indulge every now and again and treat myself to something new to try and it also gives me a great opportunity to write a review about it as well. I particularly like using body butter as I find this tends to moisturise much better than a lotion and my skin stays feeling softer for longer that it would if I used body lotion. I also love the feel of body butters on my skin as they feel really soft when applying it to my skin.
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On my visit to my local Boots store I noticed a range of different body products in the Boots Extracts range. This range included different body butters so I thought I would take a closer look at these products. The body butter comes in Almond, Vanilla, Brazil Nut, Cocoa Butter, Mango, Coconut, Nectarine, Honey and Shea Butter. All of the butters comes in a 200ml round tub with a removable lid. The body butters are part of the Boots Extracts range, developed to make a difference. The butters contain Fair-trade certified ingredients. In my local Boots store there were only about 4 different butters to choose from as they didn't have them all in stock. The one which instantly grabbed my attention was the Cocoa Butter Body Butter. I love the smell of cocoa butter products and love the light scent that it leaves on my skin so I had no trouble trying to decide which one I was going to purchase. The body butter claims to intensively moisturise and hydrate to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. The extracts of cocoa butter in this product is organic, sustainably sourced and is fair-trade. Before buying the product I did unscrew the lid to smell the product as just as I expected it smelt lovely. As the product is part of the Boots Extracts range this does mean you can only purchase it from Boots store and from their website. For a 200ml tub of body butter it will cost you £7.95 which isn't very cheap but isn't too expensive either when comparing it to other brands such as The Body Shop. I didn't mind paying this much for the body butter as the product actually came under the 3 for 2 offers they currently have on a wide range of products. This meant that I was going to get at least one of the items I was purchasing today for free, which saved me a bit of money.
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The Body Butter comes in a round plastic tub with a screw lid. The main part of the tub is made from a clear plastic so you can see the colour of the product in the tub which is a creamy/off white colour. The lid to the product is a deep purple and on the top is states that the product is part of the Boots Extracts range. It also states that its cocoa butter body butter and contains fair-trade ingredients. It also has the fair-trade symbol on the lid of the product as well. On the bottom of the tub is a round label which gives you some more information about the product. If you peel back the label it also gives you a list of ingredients and how to use the product. The packaging is very simple but is also quite attractive as well. The packaging doesn't look cheap and the tub which holds the body butter is strong and not flimsy.
Using the Product
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Smooth a generous amount of butter into your skin after bathing or showering concentrating on dry areas. The lid unscrewed from the tub easily to reveal the body butter. The tub was practically full right to the top of the tub leaving a small amount of space between the butter and the top of the tub. As soon as I took the lid off I could smell the lovely cocoa butter smell which smelt lovely. The body butter was an off white colour and had a slight shine to it. The butter looked really smooth and I couldn't wait to try it to see what it was really like. After showering and patting my skin dry to try to retain some moisture I dipped 3 of my fingertips into the cream to scoop some of the butter out. I didn't scoop out too much as I didn't want to waste any of the butter. As I scooped some of the butter out using my fingertips it felt really soft and smooth and had a slightly silky feel to it as well. I rubbed some of the cream onto my skin starting off with my arms. The cream felt really smooth against my skin and I only needed to use a little of the butter as a little goes a long way. As I rubbed the butter in the smell of the product became slightly stronger than it had when it was in the tub. I continued to use the butter all over my body. The butter sank into my skin very quickly, but I did a few facial things before going to bed so this gave it a little longer to soak in. My skin felt really smooth and soft, and it wasn't greasy at all. There was a lovely, light scent of the product on my skin which was nice. I went to bed and would see what the results were like in the morning.
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After waking up the following morning I noticed that I couldn't smell the cocoa butter smell anymore. I felt my skin and it felt really soft & smooth, a lot softer than it would have been if I hadn't used any products on my skin. As my skin felt softer and smoother I felt as though my skin looked and felt much healthier too. I suffer from sensitive skin and occasional outbreaks of eczema especially during the winter/cold months. The butter was really kind to my skin and didn't cause it any irritation or soreness. It didn't make my skin itch either which was good as quite often some creams and lotions can irritate my skin and make it itchy.
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Since using the butter after a shower/bath my skin feels much softer & smoother and it feels much & looks much healthier than it did before. The butter is really easy to apply and as a little goes a long way the product will last me at least 1 month and I use this product all over my body. I also use this product if I happen to find a dry patch of skin or I feel as though my skin needs a little help during the winter months. I find the butter great to use on the knees and elbows and since doing this the skin in these areas have become much softer and less dry looking. I love the smell to this product and the way that it leaves a lovely light, smell on your skin after applying it. The smell lasts a reasonable amount of time during the day, how-ever I find that if I apply it before going to bed the smell has pretty much gone in the morning, although there may be a slight scent of it on the bed covers. I was very satisfied with this product and it lived up to its claims.
Compared to other similar Products
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When comparing the price of this product compared to the other brands I have tried this is averagely priced. The Body Shop Body Butter costs £13.00 for a 200ml tub whereas the Vaseline Cocoa butter is much cheaper at £5.10 for a 250ml tub. All of these products have a gorgeous smell to them, and I think the Boots one has a slightly stronger more long lasting smell than the Vaseline Body Butter. All the butters do a fantastic job of moisturising the skin and leaving it feeling soft and smooth so they all live up to their claims. I would probably buy this product again and would choose this over The Body Shop butter as it is a lot cheaper for the same amount of product.
(review also on ciao)
I received a small tub of this Boots Extracts Cocoa Body Butter as part of a gift set a few months ago. I had read reviews of body butters but never actually tried any myself until I received this set so was excited to give them a whirl. I don't often use heavy body lotions or creams, preferring lighter creams or sprays usually and only using heavier ones on problem dry areas such as elbows and ankles, but I decided to try using this one all over so I could properly judge its effectiveness.
The body butter is produced by Boots and is part of their Fair Trade Extracts range. The tub I have is only a small 50ml in volume but the usual size you can buy in the shops or from their online store is 200ml and costs £7.95, although is often on a 3 for 2 offer.
The tub itself is round and about 2.5 inches in diameter. It has a translucent plastic base with an aubergine coloured plastic lid. This lid screw on and off which has it's benefits in that every last scrap of product can be got at easily, but personally I don't like them as they're difficult to screw back on again when you have the product all over your hands.
The labelling on the top is exactly asd shown in the picture above with an image of what I can only assume are cocoa beans, more information about Fair Trade and the sustainability and organicness of the body butter and it claims that the butter will intensively moisturise and hydrate leaving skin soft and smooth. There is also a label on the bottom of the tub which gives more information on the ingredients used in the butter, how to use it and contact details for Boots. To continue with the ethical goodness of this body butter it also tells us that the packaging can be recycled after use.
When you open the tub of body butter you're immediately hit by the fragrance. It is extremely strong and sweet and doesn't smell disimilar to vanilla icecream. Having said that I find it to have quite a masculine "afterwhiff", more sort of sharp and with a tiny hint of spice. The smell really is delicious, even though I generally prefer fresher smelling toiletries personally as they always make me feel cleaner...I know it's all psychological but when I cover my body in something that smells like icream after showering it makes me feel dirty again!
As I'm a recent convert to body butters I still get carried away with my expectations of what the consistency will actually be like and with each new one I try am still surprised when it isn't actually anything like butter! The first time I tried one I really was expecting it to be like a block of butter, duh! But this cocoa body butter can't be compared to real butter, or even margarine. It's just a thick, creamy cream, rather than the hard lump I was expecting.
To use it is very simple. You just scoop out some of the butter and smooth it into your skin after showering. When I use it, to be honest, it does feel slightly more greasy than creamy as you rub it into your skin and I wasn't particularly happy about that. I also found that I needed to use much more than I expected to use and consequently this 50ml tub has only lasted me just over a week. I probably end up using around 4 or 5 50p piece sized blobs to cover my arms, legs, shoulders and chest. When you rub it into your skin it's no surprise that the sweet scent is immediately transferred and you end up smelling like a walking icecream cone! The fragrance also lingers quite a while, obviously fading, but very gradually, so that if I give my arm a deep sniff the next morning I can still smell faint wafts of the sweet cream.
I have to be honest and say that I wasn't particularly impressed with this body butter when I first used it. not only did I have to use much more than I expected but I also didn't think it had much of an effect on my skin and it's claims of intensive moisturisations and hydration for my skin were, in my opinion, far-fetched to say the least. I decided to carry on using it, more to avoid waste than any real liking of the butter, and was glad I hadn't bought it myself or invested in the larger tub.
However, the next morning after waking up I was incredibly surprised to feel that my skin did actually definitely feel very different. It was softer than normal, smoother than normal and just generally nicer overall with a more healthy look to it. Even my very worst problem areas on the backs of my ankles felt smoother and more moisturised rather dry and flakey. I hadn't changed the shower gel I was using or anything else about my bodycare routine so really can only put the difference down to this body butter.
So in conclusion then, I can only give praise for this body butter. After my initial scepticism and disappointment I found it to live up to its claims and it definitely does make a big difference to the feeling of my skin. My only issues with it are the cost (£7.95 isn't too bad for a 200ml pot, but if this 50ml pot only lasted just over a week then mathematics would suggest that a normal sized tub will last just over a month, which starts to make £7.95 less of a good deal) and the fragrance (whilst I do quite like it, I don't really like smelling like that myself!).
Unfortunately, all of the Extracts range products I've tried so far have been either very sweet smelling or very fruity smelling. If I could find a body butter that had a fresher, lighter fragrance to it then I would be very tempted to indulge and spend the full price on a large tub, but I don't think I would like to use this on a regular basis. So for these reasons I'm going to give it 4 stars. it is a very good body butter and make s a real difference to the condition and appearance of my skin, but the longlasting sweet smell and cost/length of use ratio is just too high for me to purchase it on a regular basis.
I received a body butter collection by Boots for Christmas which was full of different scented body butters. All of the butters have Fairtrade ingredients so you are helping others by helping others. One of my favourites in the collection was the Cocoa Butter one so that's the one I'm reviewing first!
What does it do?
It promises to intensively moisturise and hydrate the skin, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth. Using some natural ingredients, it claims that it will nourish the skin and leave it looking and feeling healthier.
How does it work?
The product contains both Shea butter and Cocoa butter which are both naturally hydrating ingredients. They both nourish the skin with vitamins and minerals, strengthening it and ensuring that it remains more youthful looking and healthy.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used in the same way as any other body butter. You are instructed to smooth a generous amount of the product onto clean skin after bathing or showering. Boots advise you to particularly concentrate on the dry areas and the product can be reapplied as often as necessary.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a circular tub which has a screw top lid. The bottom of the tub is transparent and the lid is a deep purple with pictures on the front of cocoa beans. The packaging means that you can easily access each drop of the butter so none will go to waste.
I have a 50ml pot from my collection but the full sized pot will cost around £7 for 200ml of butter. The product can be bought from your local Boots site or from its online website.
Aroma and Appearance
The product doesn't have a very strong aroma. It has a faint Cocoa smell but it isn't much less evident than other Cocoa butters that I have owned. It is natural smelling however so I don't mind. It is cream in colour and it is the colour I would have expected from a product of this type.
The product glides onto the skin effortlessly and it is absorbed surprisingly quickly without much work on my part. It doesn't leave a greasy sheen on the skin and it doesn't make you feel uncomfortable or sticky, even when it is first applied. It seems to melt into the skin.
The smell becomes a bit more noticeable on the skin and it's quite fresh and comforting. You don't need to apply much to get the desired results. It makes the skin feel really soft and smooth straight away. You can dress straight away after using the product so you don't need to waste time just hanging around.
It makes the skin look and feel healthier. It tackles my dry skin on my knees and elbows really well. The results are long lasting and I don't find myself needing to reapply the product until the next day.
Although I prefer a body butter with a lovely sweet scent, you can't beat the softening job that this product does. This is a product that I can't fault.
Just recently I bought myself a little collection of some Boots products in a pouch as they were on offer. Within it was a small tub of this Cocoa Body Butter and as I have had rather dry skin lately I couldn't wait to try it and and usually I really appreciate the fragrance of cocoa butters!
The Product Itself:
Well my see-through tub only contains 50ml of the product and has a purple coloured plastic twist on off lid the top of it and on that we are told that it is Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter 'Body Butter, Fairtrade Intensely moisturises and hydrates, leaving skin soft and smooth' and the weight is given. On the base of the tub other information listed includes ingredients being given, we are told a bit about the product and how to use it and contact details for Boots are listed. This is a nice enough tub and the larger one available in store is the same in appearance only quite alot bigger of course!
The Body Butter:
This is a light creamy coloured body butter which is set and has a really beautiful aroma of cocoa to it which is sweet and creamy and very well blended and very highly fragrant indeed. To use it you can literally apply it anywhere and all you need is a very small amount as it spreads over and onto the skin very easily and gives you time to massage it in before drying which it dos relatively quickly however skin feels moistursed from within for hours upon hours and the fragrance lingers on the skin freshly or hours too and it really isn't a greasy product at all!
This is a wonderfully rich but none skin irritating body butter which works really well at moisturising dry skin effectively from the first time you use it and keeps skin supple ad soft all day whilst it is on and in the long term manages to keep skin smooth and soft too. I love this body butter, its excellent quality and being Fairtrade means everyone being involved with the manufacturer of this gets a good deal so my conscience is clear to boot!
Lovely stuff, only available form Boots stores costing £7.92 for a 200ml pot of the stuff though rather often in Boots Fairtrade products are on offer with 3 being available for the price of 2!
I bought this as part of a set from Boots for £10. In this set was also a shower gel, body scrub and one of those body polishing sponges and all the products were of a good size so really very good value for money. The body butter is 200ml and is in a nice sturdy tub with an easy open twist off lid. The body butter itself is more of a creamy consistency and the product does move in the tub so you need to make sure it's stored upright otherwise it will resettle and could potentially spill when you open it. The smell is ok, a little synthetic for me but not bad - not as sweet as I thought it would be. Using it is easy and it spreads over the skin very easily - it's a little greasy and takes a while to sink in but not a bad moisturiser overall, it does soften the skin. Not as luxurious as the Body Shop equivalent but such good value for money that you could use this everyday for a daily injection of softness but perhaps would use another product for when you're pampering youself!
I love this product, as well as the butter I also use the shower creme.
Is great for my dry skin (which is now non-existent) and it smells so nice. The price is great for the size of it (part of set though) and the amount that you get in the tub.
It was part of a set that I got at Christmas and 10 months later I still have a fair bit left, I have had a look in my local Boots for others, but cant seem to find the range - whether they sell them separately in the larger Boots stores I don't know. But as far as I know it is just a set available mainly at Christmas. But it is well wort the money whether its for yourself or for somebody's Christmas present.
If you like lovely smelling products then this is the one for you.
I like this body butter- when you open the lid of the pot, the cocoa fragrance hits you immediately- it is one of my favourite scents- all chocolately and indulgent smelling. The body butter itself is thick and creamy, though takes a little bit of working into the skin- but this is worth it as it leaves it beautifully soft- I definitley recommend using it after a bath! This body butter reminds me of a similar product that can be purchased from The Body Shop, it is definitley a good (cheaper slightly) alternative.
This product is Fairtrade, the back of the pack says all the ingredients used in the product is sustainably sourced and fairtrade certified wherever possible which allows them to support the future of communities in developing countries.
This body butter can be purchased from Boots in two sizes, either a mini version of 50ml or a larger version of 200ml. The packaging is not too exciting a cylindrical shaped pot, not too deep, with a screw lid in a deep burgundy colour.
The cocoa butter fragrance is one of many in the range, including mango, brazil nut, coconut...each having a picture of the plant/ fruit that the fragrance comes from- thus the range is quite identifiable on the shelf.
I received this body butter in a gift pack with four other body butters, each being 50ml- an ideal size to throw in a gym bag or a weekend away bag! The mini body butters can also be bought separately at £2.50 each. I personally think this is quite expensive for a "mini" version of a product, even though I quite liked it, I probably won't purchase it again at this price. The larger 200ml size costs £7.75, which is cheaper than the Body Shop alternative that I imagine this product is based on, and although I think this is expensive for the size, it is quite a nice luxurious treat :-)
Got this body butter as part of a set and I don't really like body butter as I find I use much more of it then usual body lotion as it is so much thicker. The body butter itself comes in a round pot with a screw off lid. It is tidy and nice and easy to put away or throw in my gym bag and no mess or leaking from the cap.
The butter itself is extremely thick, when applying you need to dig your fingers into it and then apply over your body, it does take a while to rub in and as it is so rich not a lot of the product is needed. A little certainly goes a long way in this case.
The smell....oh my god the smell!!! It is divine! I don't really like sweet smelling products but I want to gnaw my own arm of when I have applied this product. I also find that it sticks with me throughout the day and when I move I sometimes get a quick whiff of coco butter and it is gorgeous. I don't have many body products that the scent does not wear off and I think for a less expensive product this is a great advantage. Not suitable for an evening but great for during the day.
My skin feels lovely and smooth after applying it and not too sticky like some other body butters I have applied in the past. I would recommend that you wait a few minutes after application before putting on your clothes but apart from that it is fantastic.
Not sure about the price as I didn't pay for it, but I will definitely be having a look in Boots for this product once I run out as I will certainly be using it again.
I received a small (50ml) tub of this cocoa butter as part of a christmas gift set this past year, which was well timed as the one I keep in my desk drawer at work had run out and so this has become its replacement!
The first thing I noticed on opening this product is that it smells noticeably sweeter than the Body Shop equivalent and the texture seems not quite so firm. This one is very soft and rubs in very quickly, I really liked the fact that it sinks into your skin without leaving any greasy residue and also that you do not need very much of it to cover a large area - it seems to be very easy to spread and melt into your skin.
I use this predominantly on my hands which are prone to be very dry at this time of year, I think this body butter is ideal for hands as it rubs in so easily and leaves mine feeling very soft and very fragrant.
I am mighty impressed with this butter as it is cheaper than similar Lush or Body Shop products, once again the Boots range proves itself worthy of sitting alongside its peers. The 50ml size is £2.50 and an ideal size for handbags, travelling or desk drawers and the large 200ml tub is £7.50.
The added bonus of this product is that it is made with fairtrade ingredients so it also matches up to Lush and Body Shop on ethical grounds too.
This range seems to offer high quality and delicious smelling products at a very reasonable price, I will definitely be buying some more of this when it runs out!
I received this as a present and have immediately loved it. The scent is strong and delicious, lingering and moreish, I was really impressed (especially as a male friend had picked this out as a gift!). The scent is also not overly sweet - I hate fragrances like that. After applying, the smell stays for a long time, but it isn't too overpowering to start with.
The texture is smooth and creamy. The cream rubs into the skin easily and evenly, and a little goes a long way - I know these creams are expensive but I feel like this tub will last me forever. My skin felt really moisturised but not greasy and this feeling again lasted.
The only downside is that, due to being so fragrant, I don't use this brand if I don't want anything to interfere with my perfume. (I have however stopped wearing my perfume as much to treat myself to this product!)
I would definitely recommend.
Long-lasting, intense moisturising /