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Boots Extracts - Honey Body Butter
I had a few Boots vouchers to use some time back and so spent a happy time selecting some treats for myself that were 'free' as they didn't need me to actually hand over any money! I get Boots vouchers from one of my survey sites so it makes a nice reward for myself for all my hard clicking.
One of the things I bought was this pot of body butter. It comes in a pot very similar to Body shop Body butters with a plastic screw top lid and plastic base. In fact apart from the label it could easily be taken for one of Body Shops body butters. The price however is a lot less than BS as this costs £4 at full price for 200 ml which is far less than BS sell theirs for.
This is a fair trade product and both the shea butter and honey in this is Fair trade. In order to see the full ingredients you have to peel off the label telling you about the fair trade ones and then you find a longer list which is not quite so good if you want to avoid parabens . It does state that all ingredients that can be fair trade are but sadly it does only appear to be the shea butter and honey.
This is not a solid butter but is a lot thicker than a body lotion. I find it is excellent for using on my feet, hands and elbows in winter and it is doing a great job of keeping my feet free of any hard dry skin.
The scent of this is very much honey and vanilla, creamy and almost good enough to eat. It is smooth and soft and to me feels like a really nice quality product despite only costing £4. It goes in to my skin easily despite being quite thick and doesn't feel greasy and clogging at all. Even when I apply it to my feet at night I can get straight into bed without worrying about making the sheets greasy. I also pop my socks on after applying it and don't find they get slippery. It does make them smell nice though so that is a bonus.
I am happy to apply this all over my body and especially like it when my husband is good enough to smooth some on my back as that doesn't get quite such good treatment usually as I can't reach it myself. It is nice to have a good soft yet moisturising product on my back as it does feel quite dry and itchy at times and this is perfect for that as it doesn't feel wet and I can get dressed fairly soon after application.
This is one of my basic products as it is not expensive and does a good job. It isn't all natural but at least it pays lip service to some natural ingredients and fair trade. The pot is plastic and can obviously be recycled through your local plastic recycling scheme. I find these plastic screw top containers are great for my own personal recycling as they screw securely and so I can use them for my home made scrubs and she butter concoctions and they are easy to wash out for this purpose.
I love the smell but know many people are not so keen on honey and creamy vanillary scents. I find them warm and comforting so great for my bedtime moisturising. It is nice to find a reasonably priced quality product that works on all my body including hands and feet too when needed.
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I got this body butter in a set of 5 different body butters I received as a gift from my other half's sister.
I previously reviewed the coconut body butter, but there was also brazil nut butter, cocoa butter, mango body butter and this honey body butter.
I usually prefer to use fruity scented products and prior to receiving these body butters I don't recall having used any honey scented products, but I have used a few since eg. Boots royal jelly that I reviewed yesterday.
~ Packaging ~
The body butter comes in a small 50ml pot. The pot itself is made from clear plastic so you can see how much product you have left before opening it and it has a beige coloured lid.
There is a round sticker on the lid with, 'Boots Extracts Coconut Body Butter' written on with a picture of some pretty white flowers with some bees hovering around them.
The Fairtrade logo is also on the sticker and underneath are the words, 'contains Fairtrade ingredients'.
All of the body butters in the Boots Extracts range contain Fairtrade ingredients and the Fairtrade logo is featured on all of the body butters' labels.
Around the outside of the label in small lettering it says, 'Fairtrade provides a better deal for producers in developing countries. Our honeu is Fairtrade, our shea butter is Fairtrade.'
~ In use ~
To be honest I am not a massive fan of the scent of honey. I think it has quite a harsh scent and this body butter does have that sharpness to it.
The body butter is an off-white colour and it looks quite thick in the pot.
I am always surprised at how light it feels as it looks as though it is going to be thicker than it actually is. The consistency is thin and creamy, but it looks as though it is going to be thicker and more gel-like.
On your skin I have found that this body butter is really easy to rub in to your skin. Being quite thin, it doesn't take much effort to smooth over your skin.
It absorbs into your skin straight away, which I was really impressed with.
The scent is quite harsh, but there is a sweet, creaminess to it, which takes away the sharpness a little bit. The scent isn't too strong and although I am not a massive fan of honey scented products, the scent of this body butter has grown on me.
I don't feel that I need to use a lot of this body butter to get a good coverage and although this isn't my body butter of choice all of the time the pots have lasted me a long time.
After using this body butter my skin feels smooth and moisturised. The scent is quite subtle on my skin, but it does linger for a while after application.
While I wouldn't say that the body butter makes my skin feel softer than it was to start, it does leave my skin feeling moisturised and more hydrated.
I tend to apply this after showering when my skin tends to be feeling quite dry and it always makes my skin look and feel better than it did before application.
I think I prefer using this body butter to the ones that The Body Shop make because they are so much quicker to rub in and sink in to your skin. The ones from The Body Shop are a much thicker consistency.
~ Price and availability ~
A full size 200ml tub of this coconut body butter costs £8.00 in Boots or online at www.boots.com, but is often on offer 3 for 2.
~ Conclusion ~
I really like this body butter and I would buy it again. The scent of this one has grown on me and the pots are small, cute and handy.
The body butter leaves my skin feeling hydrated, smooth and refreshed.
The Honey Body Butter is a moisturising product that has been created by Boots. Boots describe it as being an intensively moisturising butter that will hydrate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Boots also promises that the product will nourish the skin and leave it looking healthier.
How does it work?
The product contains Fairtrade honey that has been bought from South America. This ingredient helps to hold moisture in the skin which means that it will be hydrated and stay that way.
It also contains Shea Butter which is one of nature's greatest moisturisers. It hydrates the skin deeply and allows it to hold on to its elasticity which means it will remain looking youthful for longer. The Shea Butter also nourishes the skin with vitamins and minerals, as well as removing skin aging toxins from the skin as well.
How do you use the product?
You use the product in the same way as any other body butter. It should be applied to the whole body on to skin that has been cleansed and dried and you need to concentrate on the particularly dry areas. It can be reapplied as often as required but shouldn't be used on the face.
Packaging and Price
The product comes within a cream coloured circular tub which has a screw top lid. On the front, there is a picture of some flowers and a bee. The product is convenient to access and you can easily control how much of it you are using.
I have a mini one that came in a 50ml pot which came in a set but a large 200ml size is the one that is commonly available. For the 200ml, it will cost you around £7 and it is available to buy from Boots.
The product smells completely delicious in the pot. It smells like pure honey and doesn't smell synthetic at all. It is very strong and actually smells quite relaxing. The aroma is extremely evident on the skin and although it does fade quite quickly, the aroma is still there faintly for hours. As it fades, it seems to smell less like honey and a little old fashioned to me.
The body butter is cream in colour and it is thick in its consistency, although not as thick as some butters that I have used. It is easy to apply to the skin and you don't need to use much to get the desired results. It glides nicely on the skin and it doesn't take much massaging until the product has been completely absorbed into my skin.
The butter feels cool and refreshing on the skin and removes any feelings of dryness or tightness on my body. It also gets rid of any flaky dry skin that makes my skin dull so it gives it a healthy sheen to my skin. It doesn't make it feel greasy or uncomfortable and it doesn't look greasy other than a slight sheen. After use, my skin immediately feels softer and more supple.
If you find that you like this product, then there are plenty of other types available in the collection. These include Mango, Brazil Nut and Vanilla amount others.
All in all, this is a high quality body butter which really softens the skin and leaves it looking and feeling healthier. It smells like honey and has a lovely thick texture and it doesn't leave the skin feeling or looking greasy. This is a nice product.
I received a lot of body butters for Christmas and am attempting to work my way through them all. Currently I am using up a few of the ones I received from the Boots Extracts range. This range uses some fairtrade ingredients and I think it is great that a well known brand such as Boots is beginning to factor fairtrade into its products. A full 200ml tub of this currently retails in Boots for £7.92 which I think is reasonable considering it is fairtrade and the product performs well.
The directions on the tub state that this body butter is best applied after a shower/bath, I use this daily and find a little goes a long way. I take a scoop of the product and dot it over my body, then rub it in. Once I have done this I apply my facial toner/moisturiser and by the time I have done that the body butter has sunk in completly, showing how quickly it absorbs.
The product has a good honey scent, however this is not too overpowering. Once applied to smell does begin to fade so it won't interfere with any perfumes etc you put on. The body butter is an off white colour, the cream looks thick in the tub but once you begin to rub it into the skin it becomes lighter so doesn't require too much effort to get it to absorb.
The body butter contains shea butter as well as honey extracts and I find it is very moisturising. I find that my skin feels noticably smoother after applying and that this lasts throughout the day. Although I do usually apply this daily, I find that if I skip a day my skin still remains soft, so the results are longer lasting then twenty four hours!
The packaging is good, like the other body butters in the range it comes in a plastic circular tub with a screw top lid. The plastic is sturdy so this product can take a bit of a bash and if droppedit is not likely to spill.
Overall I give this a 5/5 because it applys well, smells great and moisturises effectively, plus it is fairtrade.