I've been a big fan of Body Shop body butters for years but around this time last year I came to the conclusion that I should try some different brands as their prices were increasing and I also fell slightly out of love with this hugely ethical store when they sold out to L'Oreal. When Christmas rolled around I was chuffed to find my partner had bought me a set of Boots Extracts body butters, four or five little 50ml pots which I thought would be enough for me to try out and see how they compared to my beloved Body Shop versions.
The mango one is gorgeous, not as heavy in fragrance as the one from Body Shop but still absolutely delicious - it smells of mango obviously but there's also a really lovely sugary scent that reminds me of a rich and creamy dessert. It lacks the soapy aroma of other mango products but I adore the smell of this body butter and when I've used it I can't stop sniffing the skin on my arm!
It's highly moisturising but surprisingly absorbs into my skin extremely fast, it doesn't take long to massage the butter into my skin and despite the rich and creamy consistency it absorbs to the point that you can't feel it on your skin after just a minute or two. Of course, just because you can't feel the product on your skin it doesn't mean it's not working and one thing I can feel for quite a while after use is the glorious sensation of moisturised skin.
My skin feels soft, smooth and incredibly well moisturised after I've used this butter. I'm sure part of the intensive feeling is the fact that it absorbs so quickly and gets to work immediately on any dry areas of my skin, there's no greasiness to the butter and that's surprising considering how thick and rich it is - testament to the lack of greasiness is the fact I applied my body butter less than five minutes ago but I can still type this review without so much as wiping my hands (and no, I haven't greased up my keyboard!).
I apply this body butter once a day, in the morning, and it keeps me beautifully moisturised all day long - my skin feels incredibly soft for the first couple of hours after application and even after that feeling has reduced slightly I still feel moisturised and buttered-up for a good few hours (until the evening really when I have my nighttime shower and apply something else).
I can't fault this butter and haven't bought the one from the Body Shop since discovering it - at £8 for a 200ml pot it's slightly cheaper but really it's not a cost issue as I just find this one a little more pleasant to use.
== Extracts Fair-trade Mango Body Butter==
==How did I come to own the product?==
I am normally only purchase The Body Shop body butters, however I was bought a set of the Extracts Fair-trade body butters which were 50ml rather than the normal 200ml in which they are sold separately. I wasn't expecting much from the product to be honest as I have never tried anything other than the ones I have just mentioned. I was a bit hesitant to try them at first as my skin can be sensitive to certain products and it can be quite hit and miss to whether I will have a reaction or not.
The tub is small and similar to the body shop in its design. The tub itself is clear so you can see the bright orangey/ yellow colour of the body butter; the lid is a normal screw one which keeps the product airtight and free from germs. It is also tight enough to reduce the chance of the butter leaking when the product is in a bag or when travelling. The lid also matches the colour of the butter and features a nice and simple sticker which has the company logo on fair-trade logo, picture of mangoes and a small description of the product. Its kept simple as the product itself is simple, there is no need to over complicate and crowd packaging when it doesn't need to me.
I think the scent is lovely I wasn't too sure if I would like the mango scent but I find it refreshing and subtle on the skin. It's almost a summery scent which is a great addition when you're on holiday or you need your mood lifting a bit, its great what a certain fragrance can do for someone's mood. The smell stays for a while after use and then fades gradually during the day. A few people have commented on the scent where many thought it was a fruity perfume which I thought was great from a high street body butter that doesn't cost the earth. The scent is not completely artificial like a lot of similar products, there are derivatives from the mangifera indica fruit, which is described both on the product packaging and on the boots website. More importantly the ingredients which provide the scent and the overall product are Fair-trade and they proudly display the logo on the products lid. I think it is great that more companies are taking the time to source fair-trade products instead of going to well-known companies for products that are not funding more needed causes.
I have normally just stuck to using body butters on my body and have left my face as its normally there where I have allergic reactions. However when my face became dried due to pregnancy hormones I thought I would chance it as the dry skin was not only irritating but looked horrid, I was pleasantly surprised when no reaction occurred and it made my skin immediately feel refreshed and soft. I have used it over the majority of my body and have found the results to be consistent. I have definitely been converted and will be sticking to this brand in future rather than paying double for a product of a similar quality. It is easy to apply you simply use your fingers to scoop out some butter and then massage into the air in which you want it, and your left with silky smooth skin which smells delicious. The 50ml one has lasted me for ages and is therefore even more value for money.
I cannot comment on the price of the 50ml one in which I have been using as it was a gift and I think the gift set in question is only available at Christmas time however, the 200ml one is available now on boots website for £7.95 and on special offer (3 for 2). I definitely think you should try it if you are one for body butters, it definitely is worth the saving of nearly half of what a body shop butter costs for the same size.
Boots Mango Fair Trade Body Butter (50ml)
I received this body butter, a travel size, as part of a Boots Fair Trade Body Butter set along with four other Boots body butters. The only other body butters I have tried are the Body Shop body butters but after using the Boots versions, I may be buying the Boots fair trade body butter from now on.
- Product description (from the Boots website)
"Boots Extracts has been developed to make a difference. Extracts have created this wonderfully indulgent mango body butter with Fair trade certified ingredients. Extracts mango body butter moisturises and hydrates, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth."
- About the product
I have the 50ml or 1.69 fl oz tub of this product - not the full size as this version was part of a set. This product contains some fair trade ingredients and in this respect it is very similar to the Body Shop body butters which also include natural and or fair trade ingredients in their body butters - 'fair trade provides a better deal for producers in developing countries' as stated on the packaging. This product claims to: hydrate, smooth and soften the skin.
The scent of this product is very sweet and fruity as you would imagine but I think it smells fairly artificial, in my opinion. I personally did not like the scent very much when I first received this product as it is very sweet and fruit - it is definitely a scent that grows on you over time. Now I do really like the scent, it is sweet/fruity and it is great for spring/summer as the scent is really quite uplifting. The scent in my opinion is very feminine and fairly strong too - so strong and long lasting that it transfers to clothing and stays there to an extent.
- Using the product and results
I have been using this product every day since I came back from my holiday (around Italy and Spain) and it has worked really well. I have only one use left in the tub, which shows that I do like this product as otherwise I would have passed it on to my sister or my mum. The only main problem I have with this product is the packaging; the tub packaging means that when removing the moisturiser it gets under my nails which I hate so I would prefer this product to be contained in a pump bottle rather than a tub. The texture of this product is really nice; it is thick but not as thick as the Body Shop body butters which makes it quicker and easier to apply to the skin. The smooth texture also allows the body butter to apply and massage into the skin easier than thicker body butters/moisturisers. It does not take very long to apply this product to the skin and once applied the scent of the body butter is really quite strong, which I think would put some people of using this product. This product does not take very long to absorb into the skin which is a little bit surprising considering the thickness of the moisturiser. When the moisturiser has been absorbed it leaves my skin looking and feeling hydrated and smoother which is what the product claims to do.
This moisturiser keeps my skin feeling moisturised and smooth for hours and hours, which is great and the scent also stays on my skin for hours too - the scent is so strong and long lasting that it transfers to my clothing and it stays on my clothing for a while too. As well as an all over body moisturiser I have also used this product as a hand cream but I find it is a little bit too thick for that purpose (although if used with moisturising cotton gloves it may work well). Overall, a really nice body butter with a great scent although the scent is strong and long lasting, which may not appeal to some. The moisturising effects and the scent last for hours and this product does not irritate my skin at all.
- Price and availability
This product is available to purchase individually from Boots only (stores and online) for £7.95 for a large 200ml tub. There are multiple Boots Extracts scents as well as this one and there are also a couple of Boots Extracts gift sets too.
*Scent, although I think some people may find the scent to be far too sweet and or fruity
*The texture and consistency of the moisturiser allows for a quick and easily application
*Some fair trade and organic ingredients
*Does not irriate my skin
*Leaves my skin hydrated, smooth and softer
*Scent is strong and very long lasting, in my opinion
Thank you for reading my review
Normally I use FCUK products but as I was 50 in April a lot of people bought me toiletries and I have been trying a lot of new products. I did not realise how many great products there were out there and one of the nicest ones I have been given is Boots Mango Body Butter.
I love the smell of mangoes anyway and this has a really pleasant smell and is not overpowering. When I first used it, I felt that it took a long time to soak in but with hindsight I was in a rush and did not dry off properly. Since then it has been fine. The jar suggests that you use "a generous amount" but at £7.95 a tub I will not be using a great deal and really there is no need to.
It is a 200ml tub and the bright orange lid gives away the sort of product that will be in it. The bottom is clear so it is possible to see the product inside so you can tell how much you have left. There is a warning on the back that the product is not to be eaten and while the word butter may be a bit confusing the smell would be a dead giveaway. The front has a picture of a mango and advertises that the product is fair trade.
It is a nice soft butter and comes out of the tub easily. The texture also makes it easy to spread and it really does keep its consistency until you have rubbed it where you want it to go. I don't have much dry skin but I have noticed a difference with my elbows since I started using this.
I can't say yet how long this will last because I tend to alternate products, but I am guessing that for use on arms and legs there will be about 30 good scoops. It can be used right after shaving and whereas some butters and moisturisers tingle at first I did not feel anything with this.
It is an organic and fair trade product and the label says that it is produced in West Africa but made in Thailand - not too sure how that works. Other than mango and shea butter there is no mention of any other ingredients
I love using in rich body butters, especially in the winter months and am a big fan of the Boots Extracts range. I was given a set of the Mango Extracts range for my birthday, which included 200ml of the body butter, shower gel and body scrub.
The product comes in a round, clear tub with an orange screw off lid. On the lid is a description of the product, and a picture of juicy mango and a label indicating that the product contains a fairtrade ingredient. The product states that it is organic and also sustainably sourced. I do find this to be a bit misleading as only the shea butter is fairtrade , and the mango extracts used is both fairtrade and organic, the rest of the ingredients are not. For this reason I will knock a Dooyoo star off the overall rating. On the back of the tub are directions for use, the product is dermatologically tested and there is also a wesbite www.fairtrade.org.uk that explains what fairtrade is all about, this I found quite useful.
Having a round tub is excellent as it allows you to get all of the product out without any wastage and this therefore means it is a bit better value for money. A 200ml tub currently retails at £7.95 on the Boots website, however, the overall Extracts range is often on the 3 for 2 deal so that makes it better value for money overall.
After Christmas Boots always have a sale on their beauty products, which towards the end gives a massive 75% off so you can pick up body sets such as the one I was given for my birthday for around £3, which is a total bargain and well worth stocking up on for use throughout the year.
Inside the tub is a rich, thick and creamy, orangey yellow body butter that soaks well into my dry skin providing it with much needed moisture. The body butter does not leave a greasy layer on my skin and it dries quickly, therefore I can get dressed without having to wait for it to sink in. I find that I only need a small amount of the body butter and that it immediately makes my skin feel softer, more supply and well nourished. I like to apply a good amount of it to my feet, too much to rub in properly and then put socks on, after a few hours my foot are really soft and ready for sandals!
The body butter gives off a strong, rich, creamy mango scent that lingers on my skin for a few hours after application, I like this, though, some may find that it would conflict with any perfume that they may apply as it very sweet smelling. I like to use this product in the colder months, as it can be a bit heavy to use in the summer months. Overall I would recommend this product to others.
I recently received a beautiful gift bag full of Boots Fair Trade products and excitedly pulled out item after item. After reading numerous reviews on these sort of gift boxes/bags on Dooyoo I was feeling increasingly left out as, although my mum often buys me one off toiletries or little duty free packs, I rarely get this kind of beautiful presentation pack filled with goodies! One of the items, and the one I'm concentrating on for this review was the Boots Extracts Mango Body Butter. That alone was enough to further increase my excitement levels (yes, ok, I'm a bit sad and getting sadder all the time the more reviews I read!). I've tried lots of body lotions and body sprays over the years but never tried a body butter and, I have to say, my curiosity had well and truly been tweaked by several excellent reviews of various ones. I should probably point out that I would never have gone into Boots and chosen this myself as I'm not a fan of fruity smells when it comes to toiletries.
As this body butter came as part of a gift pack it is only a small 50ml tub, rather than the standard 200ml tub which sells at Boots for £7.95 (although it's currently on a 3 for 2 offer. The smaller tub is an exact replica of the larger version however. I like the design of the packaging as it means you can scoop every last bit of the product out and not waste a drop. It is a translucent plastic, so you can see the colour of the body butter through it and how much you have left. It is topped by a screw top lid in bright orange, presumably to emphasise the mango. A round label in the centre of the lid informs us that it is a fair trade product, providing a better deal for producers in developing countries (nobody can argue that that is ever a bad thing!) and that the butter moisturises and hydrates to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. There is also a funky little picture of a mango tree branch as a backdrop, giving the definite impression that you're about to experience something fruity!
The lid is easy to screw off with a couple of quick twists and as soon as it's off you're hit with the distinct aroma of ripe mangoes, almost as if you've just cut into one of the juicy treats! It's a slightly creamier fragrance than an actual mango fruit, but it is still very true to life, surprisingly so, I thought. The butter itself is a creamy pale peachy colour and fills the tub right to the rim which is always appreciated. Nothing is more annoying than spending money (not that I did in this case, but certainly have done in the past) on something new to find it's only half full!
When I first used this body butter I was quite surprised to find it wasn't actually like butter! I know it will sound daft, but as they're called body butters I suppose I was expecting it to be more like a stick of butter consistency, whereas this one is definitely more like body margarine! Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about the consistency, I think it's a nice light, creamy, silky lotion, I was just expecting something more solid.
I decided to use it on the problem areas of my skin (generally my ankles, heels, elbows and, at this time of year, knees and shins) as I prefer a lighter spray for the rest of my body, not really suffering from dryness or anything for the most part. I found it a very easy cream to massage into my skin, feeling very silky and absorbing quite quickly. It left a definite fragrance on my skin which lasted for a good couple of hours and my skin felt immediately softer.
I've now been using this body butter on the drier areas of my skin for a couple of weeks and it has lasted really well. I've used maybe a quarter of the tub, so at that rate I would estimate a full size 200ml tub would last around 6 months for me which, especially if bought on the offer, would be quite good value for money. I can definitely notice the difference in my skin, especially on the backs of my ankles, which suffer a lot at this time of year. The skin isn't nearly so dry or flakey and it feels a lot more supple.
Now comes the hard part. Overall, I've been impressed with my first foray into body butters (there are two others in my gift bag too!) and the effects that it has had on my dry skin. However! I don't think it works any more magic than my usual more intensive body lotion (Aveeno) and for me, the smell is just too much for me to slather it all over my body. Personally I prefer body lotions/shower gels/face creams etc to smell fresh and clean rather than fruity, but this is just a personal taste. So, although I do agree with its soft and smooth claim, for me it's not worth putting up with the smell, which lasts so long it ends up making me feel slightly sick.
I know a lot of people do like their toiletries and cosmetics to have that fruity fragrance so if you're one of them, then I would recommend this cream. It certainly lives up to its claims. Unfortunately I can't see me finishing the pot of this one though, so I'll be nudging it towards the bin and pulling my next goody from the gift bag to see what that's like. So, for me, this has to have a 3 star rating. Whilst I can't fault it as a moisturiser, it's not often that I won't finish a product so it's been a waste of money
I am a bit fan of purchasing fruity body moisturizers as oppose to bog standard, unscented ones, so I was thrilled to see this in a reduced price gift set for only £3.50! It is a miniature version which came along with the shower/ bath gel, and I bought it around the Christmas period, although I am sure that you can infact purchase the butter all year round. The butter is in bright, colourful packaging with photographs of mango's on the front, yum yum. I was also pleased to see that the body butter is part of the FairTrade range, (Providing a better deal for producers in developing countries). The butter also contains Shea butter, which is also FairTrade, so overall, a very eco friendly body butter, a big bonus on top of the gorgeous product!. The butter does genuinely smell of Mango, as oppose to the synthetic smelling fruit you usually experience in other fruity body butters, but is not overpowering, just a light, fresh scent. The consistency of the butter is very nice and creamy, and is also quite light, so easy to apply to skin. When applied to skin, the butter does not feel greasy or oily, and dries quickly (Great when you are in a rush). It leaves a lovely scent on your skin, but again, not too overpowering. The butter does make your skin softer and more supple, and you do not have to slather a lot on to get results. For the money, you can really not go wrong with this moisturizer. I would definitely recommend this butter for fruity beauties, like myself. A big thumbs up.
Imagine smothering your body with the gorgeous buttery smell of fruity, juicy mango. Well, you can do just that with Boots Extracts Fairtrade Mango Body Butter. Boots extracts are a range of products that have been developed to make a difference. I personally really like buying fair-trade goods as you always feel you are perhaps making a little bit of difference in buying well sourced products and goods.
This body butter from Boots is wonderful. The nice thing is is that it is often in their three for two pricing strategy so you can get a number of different flavoured body butters for a good price. If you buy this just on its own a 200ml tub will cost you £7.92 which is actually a little bit more expensive than the Body SHop body butters which I love but I also love this range too so am willing to buy them when they are on offer.
This cream is lovely and thick and as the name suggest has a buttery consistency. You can see that's its a thick cream when you unscrew the lid as if you turn the product upside down the lotion will stay in the container. I really like the packaging that this body butter comes in. It comes in a round tub with a screw top lid so when you unscrew the lid the cream is there ready for you to scrap out a big glob with your hands. I like to use this as an all over body lotion because it is so luxurious and a little goes a long way. YOu can see that the lotion has a bit of a sheen to it and Boots say this lotion will moisturise and hydrate leaving skin feeling soft and smooth and this is definitely the effect it has on my skin.
The smell is absolutely amazing and is so sweet and juicy that you almost want to eat it. It contains mango extracts derived from the mangifera indica fruit and is organic so you can be safe in the knowledge that it is an authentic product and one I definitely recommend.
I normally use these product from boots as there fairtrade and feels like I am doing me bit for the environment which is a bonus as they also make me skin feel fab. I normally use coconut based butters but received this as a birthday gift and haven't turned back since. The smell is amazing that I want to eat it,but it can come over a bit strong and over power a light perfume. So i usually apply mine after my shower before bed this way I can enjoy smell and me skin soaks up the goodness overnight then when i get up the smell has faded so don't spoil me perfume. The product goes a long way I use nearly every night and have noticed the difference on me skin since use, it feels softer and smoother. I took the product away on holiday with me and after being in the sun all day it added moister back to me skin. Love this product its just a shame I cant eat it:).
I love Body Butters and have used The Body Shop ones for years. I don't use them all that often, mainly because I am lazy and can't be bothered applying Lotion or Butter after every Shower, but if I did then it would definitely be a Mango scented product that I used. I love the smell of Mango and it is probably my most favourite Fruity smell out there.
I picked up a tub of this in Boots a few months ago. There was a 3 for the price of 2 offer on this range, so it worked out a little bit cheaper then the normal price. I believe the price of this 200ml tub is £7.99, so although expensive it isn't as pricy as The Body Shop's version which I think is £12.50 still.
The tub looks the same as the picture. It is a quite wide and not that deep tub - well it is deep enough. The wide lid of this allows you to scoop this out easy enough as you can dig right into here. The tub looks alright, and the label on the lid shows a nice looking Mango picture. All ok looking and it looks kind of expensive enough, then again it is anyway.
When you open this tub you get the scent of Mango straight away. It is a nice sweet and sort of tangy scent. It smells like real Mango's and doesn't smell a fake smell. It smells lovely.
The Butter is quite thick, but when you scoop some of this out and go to rub this into your skin then it melts slightly and is easy enough to rub in. Once this is rubbed in then although it may feel slightly greasy on your skin at first, it seems to soak in quick enough and you are left with a nicely moisturised body with a lovely gentle fruity scent which seems to linger and you can smell this for a good while later on.
This is a great Body Butter and I would reach for this again. There isn't a bad thing about this in my eyes and since the range is often on offer then you may be able to pick this up a little bit cheaper.
Going up, up, up!
I have always liked these body butters as an alternative to the much more expensive Body Shop body butters. When they were first launched years ago under the Mediterranean brand, they were a fiver but, like everything else, the price has gradually crept up over the years and, following a rebranding to the Extracts range, a tub of body butter now retails at £7.92 for 200ml. Quite a hefty rise since the £5 days, but still cheaper than the Body Shop versions which come in at £12.50 a tub.
As all Boots bodycare products are currently on a three for two deal, I decided to give a few of these a try as I haven't used one for a while. One of the ones I selected was the mango version. Again, I love the Body Shop mango body butter but I was willing to try this out as a cheaper alternative.
The tub is flat and round with a screwtop lid. It's nothing exciting - the plastic of the main tub is slightly see through, and the lid is orange to reflect the fruity scented contents.
Unscrewing the lid for the first time (in the store - I won't buy products to put on my skin that I can't sniff first!), I was delighted by the delicious fragrance of this cream. It is a deep fruity scent which is more musky than sweet, and it has a definite delicious mango-ness to it! One sniff and I was sold, and in it went to my basket.
A wonderful moisturiser
Now anyone who has used the Body Shop butters knows that they are - in the main - incredibly rich, luxurious and deeply moisturising. So I wondered if the cheapo versions would match up (although, at nearly £8 these aren't exactly dirt cheap are they?!). At first touch, the cream is definitely thick and quite heavy, and to me it had a very slight gel-like feel to it (unlike the BS butters which are much creamier feeling). I wondered if this meant the product would be a little greasy, but rubbing it into my skin I was pleased at how easily it absorbed into my skin. Very little effort was needed which is always a good thing, and it really felt lovely and luxurious. I rubbed this into my skin from head to toe, and this cream left my skin feeling really soft and moisturised - it is one of those creams that really feels like it is giving some love back to your skin! After application there is no greasiness at all - skin just feels super-smooth. And the smell is really delicious and is up there with my faves.
This cream also has good staying power. If I apply it before bed, my skin still feels wonderfully soft the next day. You also don't need very much of the cream - a little goes a long way - so I think the tub will last a long time. As it is a thick cream I wouldn't normally use it on hot, sunny days but, as we aren't having any of them at the moment, I'm going to carry on using it for the time being! It is also a nice one to slap on before bed to give your skin some tlc.
Losing a star
All in all I am a fan of this body butter as you can tell. The only downfall for me is the price - although cheaper than the Body Shop body butters, at nearly £8 this is going to be unaffordable for some and may be seen as more of a treat than an everyday product. So it only gets four stars from me.
Boots Extracts products are organic, sustainably sourced and fairtrade. Other body butters in the range include vanilla, shea butter, Brazil nut and honey. Other mango-scented products in the Extracts range include a 400ml tub of sugar scrub for £7.92 and a body wash for £4.19.
I love, love, love this stuff!
I take it everywhere with me. It goes on great and is absorbed easily. So often people remark on the amazing smell and the usual comment is that is makes their mouth water.
That is the main appeal. It sometimes seems more like a fruit puree than a lotion and I have to remind myself not to eat it!
It is a classic body shop body butter. You can use it guilt free knowing its has body shop ethics behind it and reading the label you know it has real ingredients in it.
It can be a bit pricey, if you go for a large tub, but I think well worth it. It's also rich (without being greasy) so you don't need to use loads of it and its lasts quite well.
I'm sure all fans of body shop have had this and loved this at some point too!
Having just come back from ten days in Turkey, I've been trying to ensure that my skin is permanently well moisturised so that I can hold on a bit longer to the tan I picked up there. One of the moisturising products I have been using is Boots Extracts Fairtrade Mango Body Butter which I picked up from the Boots duty free shop at the airport. A 200ml tub of this body butter cost £7.29 which isn't the cheapest body butter I have ever bought but I was driven to buy it by the lovely smell that that body butter has. The tub that the body butter comes in has a screw top and so it is safe to take in your luggage if traveling without fear of the lid flipping off (which happened to me with a flip top moisturiser I had).
The body butter is moisturising as it contains wonderful shea butter which, as most women will be able to appreciate, is a wonderful natural moisturiser. The body butter is rich and feels luxurous - and it is easily applied to the skin. It massages in well and leaves the skin feeling silky and smooth. However, what I really love about this product is the smell which is beautifully summery and fresh - and does make you smell like a gorgeous ripe mango. I think this smell is particularly ideal for the summer but it probably wouldn't be so great in the winter.
The only thing I don't like about this product is that I've noticed sometimes that if I put a little too much on, my skin gets little bobbly bits on it and then these need to be washed off. I think its just dried bits of the moisturiser that haven't been absorbed in properly - and as soon as I've had a shower then my skin feels lovely and smooth again. I have had this happen with other body butters also and, to be honest, it might be because I put a little too much on.
I have to admit that the fact that this is a Fairtrade product didn't really influence my decision to buy this product. However, it is good to know that buying this product is helping to support communities in East Africa so that they can support themselves.
Overall, I do like this product for a decent everyday moisturiser - but I would only want to smell like a giant mango in the summer.
I'm a bit of a spend-a-holic when it comes to Boots, I'll go in for one thing end always come out with a bag full of goodies, most of which only get used a couple of times. However, on a trip to Boots at the end of January, I discovered their range of Fair Trade Body Butters included in the 3 for 2 offer and seeing they had lots of lovely scents I picked up three, one being their Mango Body Butter. Usually these are priced at £7.92 (will earn you 28 points) for a 200ml tub, however on the 3 for 2 offers one of them is essentially free, so I convince myself that my spending can be justified.
The Body Butter is packaged in a sturdy circular tub with a screw on lid, it's fairly robust and I would have no worries about packing this away for my travels as the lid has always stayed put for me. The image on the front is of a lovely juicy looking mango still on the tree which gives the impression the Body Butter is really fresh, the Fair Trade logo is also clearly displayed.
What Boots say: "Extracts mango body butter moisturises and hydrates, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Containing mango extracts derived from the mangifera indica fruit, Extracts mango body butter is organic, sustainably sourced and fairtrade."
When opening up the container the first thing that hits you is the strong fruity scent of mango, it really does smell good enough to eat. The butter is a pale orange colour and appears to be quite thick, however when you apply it to your skin it's lovely and light.
I always try and use a moisturiser after a shower, but sometimes do forget, Boots Mango Body Butter is in a bright yellow container though and I always notice it on the side and use it after I'm dry. I like to get a few blobs all over before rubbing in, the first time I used far too much, you really can be economical with this without worrying. I find that the butter absorbs really well into my skin and doesn't leave me feeling greasy at all.
After my shower I can really notice the difference, my skin feels so much softer, and completely hydrated. I was in fact shocked by just how good my skin felt, as compared to some products out there Boots Mango Body Butter is a fairly good price, especially as you can use sparingly. I also find I'm left with a lovely subtle mango scent lingering all day as well, it's not overpowering but it's just noticeable and really fresh.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Boots Mango Body Butter to anybody looking for quick results when it comes to all over moisturising. It's a good price as it really lasts and leaves skin feel just the way you want, soft and smooth.
When I do the food shopping I always try to make sure I buy as many Fairtrade products as I can. Whether an item is Fairtrade or not is the second most important factor for me in considering which products out of a few different products I am going to buy. We always have Fairtrade bananas, Fairtrade coffee, and other food and drink items in our household, but - and I'm sure its the same in many other houses, too - when it comes to other types of products like clothing and cosmetics, we just seem to completely forget the importance of the fact we should try and buy Fairtrade. If something is not Fairtrade then there is a good chance that it is a product made by slave labour, something completely unfair. So to make sure everything you buy has been fairly produced I would strongly encourage you to buy as many Fairtrade products as you can. Everyone is guilty of not buying everything fairtrade including myself as sometimes the fairtrade products are more expensive and you just can't afford them, or want to save money, but I honestly believe that the right thing to do is buy fairtrade because when I look at the poverty in third world countries it makes me feel so sad and upset, at least when I buy fairtrade it makes me feel just a tiny bit better about it and like I am actually doing something, even if it is something relatively very small, to help the poor people suffering from poverty in third world countries.
So when I received this body butter as a Christmas present not only was I excited about the delicious and tempting mango flavour that it has featured on the lid, but I was also really happy to learn that it is a fairtrade product. By the way, you know something is fairtrade if it has that little black, blue and yellow symbol on it which shows what looks like a person holding up one arm, also it will usually say somewhere on the product the word 'Fairtrade' as well so that you can be sure.
The tub this comes in looks very similar to the tubs that The Body Shop body butters come in. I have always been a big fan of those body lotions so I was eager to find out whether this one was going to be as good as them. The tub is orange, wide and short. The label on the lid is shown in the picture. I think the look of the body butter is quite nice, really. Its not like most of my body lotions and butters which are mainly all pink and girly looking. This one looks more exotic, and like it would appeal to women who aren't that girly, as well as those who are. I don't know if I would have been drawn to this in a shop as I didn't buy it myself I got it for christmas, but to be honest I don't think I would have been, judging by looking at all the other body lotions and butters which I have bought for myself. I don't normally go for the colour orange. So I am really glad someone did buy me this, so I got to try it out, as my first impression with the thought of avoiding it would have been entirely wrong! As I absolutely LOVE this body butter.
First of all, I just can't say how much I absolutely love the mango flavour. I love eating mango fruits and tasting the flavour, so when I put this body butter on my mouth is practically drooling over the delicious way that my skin now smells! The smell actually lasts for a while, too, which is great. If I put this on before bed I can still lightly smell it the next day.
Another benefit of this product is that it leaves my skin feeling so soft and silky after I have used it that I just can't keep my hands off myself! It moisturises my skin really well and makes it feel really soft and smooth. It really is excellent quality. I'm definitely a big fan of this and will buy it again when I run out. I definitely recommend this - I love it!