“ Brand: Boots / Type: Body Butter / What it does: Enricheses „
Vanilla is one of my favourite fragrances, it's light, delicious and sexy and perfect if you really want to spoil yourself. The vanilla body butter from Boots is a wonderful indulgent treat for your whole body. I have a number of the Boots body butters and they are all of great quality. The body butter comes from their extracts range which is 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.
The tub of butter is well designed. 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. This makes it really easy to get out and rub into your body easily. On the front of this tub there is a nice picture of a vanilla pod and leaf so you know what product you are getting inside the tub.
The cream is thick and buttery obviously and you can smell the sweet sweet vanilla as soon as you open the tub. 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. It has quite a sheen to it and a really rich feel. The butter smooths onto my skin really well, it's then very light to touch and soaks in well. Boots say that this butter will intensively moisturise and hydrate the skin leaving it soft and smooth and I definitely agree with this. What I like about this fragrance is that it really stays on your skin and envelops all of you for most of the day which is such a really nice feeling. I love the fragrance on my skin and like that it lasts for so long.
The body butter is a bit expensive. A 200ml tub costs £7.92 but often I find that these Boots products are on a 3 for 2 special so you can get three of this lovely sweet vanilla fragrance or you can try some other flavours out too.
I received a minitaure pot of this body butter as part of a Boots Extracts gift set at christmas. This 50ml pot usually retails for £2.50 or it is available as a much bigger 250ml pot for £7.50. This range is frequently included in special offers and promotions such as 3 for 2 so it is worth watching out for these if you like the products and avoid paying full price.
So, this small pot is round and plastic with a screw top lid. It is a handy size to carry in your handbag or do as I have done and keep it in your desk drawer at work. Because I suffer from particularly dry skin I find such heavy butters are a godsend for my hands which are especially bad in winter.
This particular product is made with Fairtrade shea butter which makes it even more appealing to me. On removing the lid an amazingly strong vanilla scent is released, this really is evocotive of vanilla pods and to my nose does not smell synthetic, but then the ingredients suggest that it is indeed full of real vanilla so the purity of the scent should perhaps be expected.
I find this butter great for my thirsty skin which it sinks into very easily. I tend to slather it onto my hands at least once a day the smell stays on your skin for hours, it does not stay greasy but leaves the skin feeling softer and feeling more moisturised. I would be happy to use this across the rest of my body if I had it in a bigger tub.
One small minor quibble I had is that it has started to crsust slightly round the top of the lid which would suggest to me that the lid is not the most airtight or secure, other than this though it is a great product and one which I will certainly continue using in the future.
I love the smell of vanilla - some people find it too sweet or sickly, but I can't get enough of it! Whether it's ice cream or perfume I'll always go for it. So when I saw this in Boots I thought I had to give it a go, as I'd run out of my last body moisturiser. It's part of the Boots 'Extracts' range, which contain lots of natural ingredients and are also ethically sourced, to make sure the people producing the ingredients are looked after and not exploited. The normal price is £7.50, but it's often on offer at 3 for 2 or similar.
This body butter comes in a beige round tub about 4 inches in diameter and an inch deep (200ml). The lid screws on and off, and has a label on with the name of the product, and its claim 'long lasting intensively moisturising to soften the skin'. It also has a pretty photo of a flower which I'm guessing is a vanilla plant although I've never seen one!
I used this after a bath, and concentrated on my drier areas such as my feet, legs and elbows. It's quite thick and you have to really get your fingers into the pot and scoop out a blob, as it's not runny at all. However this means it doesn't run all over the place and is easy to focus on particular areas. It's a bit tricky to rub in as it's so thick, but once it's on the skin it doesn't feel sticky or greasy. In fact it kept my skin feeling all soft and smooth. Normally my shins get a bit dry and flaky but this kept them moisturised and supple all day.
The vanilla smell is everything I hoped it would be - sweet and creamy but not sickly. In fact it reminded me of custard and I found it really comforting. My boyfriend liked it too and said I smelt like biscuits!
Overall, I enjoyed using this body butter but probably wouldn't buy it again because, although I liked the smell, it was just a bit too thick for large areas. It's best for giving really dry areas a little extra TLC.