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Brand: Boots / Type: Body Butter / Texture: Rich Cream / Subcategory: Body Milk / Butter / What it does: Enricheses

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      31.07.2012 11:16
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      Probably nicer when fresh

      This is a review of Boots Mediterranean Almond Pistachio & Milk Body Butter. I got this in a gift box with other items from the Boots Mediterranean range. They looked so nice, I have kept them on view for a while, saving them for a special occasion before I opened the box.

      Initial disappointment
      I don't know if I left it too long to open my set but the body butter product is all rubbery and dried up and the pot is only half full. This is the first time I opened the pot and there is no seal to keep it fresh.

      Packaging
      The tub is clear with a black screw top lid, a similar size to the Body Shop body butter pots. This holds 200ml of product which is a generous amount for a luxury product. One moan about the gift set with regards to packaging was the big globs of glue on the back of all the products to hold them in place. It is impossible to get off the bottles and really annoying. I don't think it is necessary as the plastic tray had the right sized holes for each product to sit in. It just takes the shine off a gift when you open it and have to prize all the products out of the tray then sit there for ten minutes picking glue off them. I didn't get all the glue off any of them.

      Trial
      I rubbed a bit of the body butter into my arm to try it and it just wouldn't sink in and ended up in bits all over my arm so I think I will be throwing away this pot.

      My thoughts
      I was sorting out some items for a charity collection for a women's refuge and I nearly put this in. They wanted new items of course and I am so glad I didn't send this as it would be awful for someone in that situation to receive this dried up body butter!

      The claim
      Nourish your skin with organic almond oil while your senses are awoken by the wholesome Mediterranean oils. Pistachio oil will condition and moisturise your skin while milk extract will leave your skin silky soft. We've also added shea butter, nature's most moisturising ingredient to ensure your skin is thoroughly nourished. Dermatologically tested.

      Product
      The body butter smells really nice, its key ingredients being almond, pistachio and milk. In addition to this it is a gorgeous buttercream colour. It's just the consistency that does not work for me and it is like a rubbery lump in the middle of the pot!

      Price
      As this was a gift, I have no idea how much the set cost and strangely, on the Boots website there are no prices for this item although it is listed as part of the range. I have seen this item in two sizes, 50ml and 200ml so the larger one may be better value for money if you get a pot that is not defective.

      Final word
      I can only see other positive reviews on this item so it looks like I got a bad one. I am a bit disappointed but still have all the other products to use in the gift set so it's not too bad. I really don't know how old this set is, and to be fair it could have been a 'recycled' gift to me, making it older than I think. I would have opened it sooner if I had known. I have had other body butters for ages and they did not dry up like this, even when the lid was opened. My advice is: don't buy this to keep and save, use it straight away.

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        05.09.2011 21:01
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        a great body butter

        Boots are known for high quality brands, and this body butter is no exception.

        I got this body butter as part of a gift set, with a hand cream and body wash. I would say this is my favourite item in the set. I did not really know what to expect from this body butter, especially as it says: almond, pistachio and milk extract, and I was not sure how each scent would come together. When I opened the tub, the scent was completely different to what I had expected.

        The smell is soft and very sweet. I find there is a slightly coconut smell underlying the whole body butter. The aroma is well blended so no particular smell seems to stand out. There is a fresh feel to the scent, and it smells creamy almost. I have not had this kind of combination of ingredients in a body butter, but I would definitely want to use this again.

        The body butter contains nourishing organic almond oil, moisturising pistachio oil and skin softening milk extract. It has a pale yellow, creamy colour that you can see through the clear tub. I felt these ingredients moisturising whilst I was putting it on. It does not take much longer to work the body butter into your skin than compared to a lotion. A soft and delicate scent is on your skin that lasts for a while.

        The softening milk extract you can feel begin to work straight away. The body butter also works well on particularly dry areas. After using it, I did not find any greasiness or oiliness. It is quite thick, so it is very different from a lotion that is more runny and fluid.

        The packaging body butter itself is contained within a tub that will vary in size depending on whether you purchase the 50ml or 200ml tub. I had a 200ml in the gift pack, and it did last for a while. The tub has a black lid, with a sticker clearly outlining the ingredients on the front, so you are clear on what is contained within the body butter.

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        12.01.2011 14:30
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        A lovely rich body butter that is great for soothing dry skin

        I never used to have many problems with my skin but recently I have been getting very dry patches in some areas and it is requiring a lot more attention than normal. I received this body butter as part of a gift set and it is from the Mediterranean range made by Boots. I really liked the sound of the ingredients and have been using it loads lately to try and sort out my dehydrated skin (I have a feeling it's being caused by the central heating thanks to our naff cold weather).

        The packaging is plain but clean cut and looks nice enough in a grown up bathroom. It comes in a plastic tub with a screw top lid and you have to scoop the lotion out with your fingers. The body butter comes in a 200ml amount which is quite a large jar and has lasted me for a reasonably long time, although I have been going through it quicker now I am using the body butter all over. I used to use it just on my knees, elbows and feet but my skin is in very poor condition and I have been using this to nurture it back to tip top condition.

        Product description: "Capture the essence of the Mediterranean using this blend of wholesome ingredients to produce a simple, healthy beauty recipe:
        + Nourishing and soothing organic almond oil
        + Moisturising and conditioning pistachio oil
        + Skin softening milk extract."

        Directions for use: Massage over body after shower or bath. Dermatologically tested.

        The lotion itself has a light creamy beige colour to it. The consistency is a bit odd, it feels very thick like a heavy frosted icing you might find on a cake! When I scoop it out of the jar it has a tendency to clump together sometimes. The heaviness of the lotion means that it is a very intensive moisturiser. When I apply it to my skin I find I have to give it a good rub and take some time to make sure that it has worked in and been absorbed properly. It can take a while to soak in to the skin which is a bit annoying if you're trying to get ready in a hurry, so I normally put it on before bed time and give it a good chance to absorb properly.

        The smell of this cream is very appealing. It is quite a subtle scent and doesn't have any outstanding factors to it, but it is a nice warm slightly sweet smell that makes me feel good when I'm wearing it. I think it is nice that it doesn't stand out too much and overpower any fragrances from other products I might be using, it seems to just blend in nicely. I think most people would like it as it's a clean and pleasant smell.

        I have had good results from using this body butter so far. I have needed to use it every day to try and restore the condition of my skin and help stop it from drying out again. Aside from it taking a long time to rub into the skin, I haven't had any problems with it. It has been nourishing my dry skin and I have noticed particularly good results on my legs which feel soft and smooth all the time now. I am very happy with how my skin feels after using this body butter, and was impressed that even though it is such a heavy lotion I did not feel any sense of stickiness or greasiness afterwards.

        This is an effective rich body butter which really suited my dried out skin. It has a gorgeous scent and really seemed to work once I had started using in continually. This is a good product by Boots and I would definitely consider buying their Body Butters in the future.

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          22.08.2010 21:52
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          nice, but not perfect.

          There are two body butters of which I am aware that are part of Boots's own 'Mediterranean' range. I have owned both; this is my less favourite of the two.

          Packaging: comes in a shallow tub with black screw-top lid that is IMPOSSIBLE to remove if you've got greasy hands from the body butter! So get as much as you need before putting the lid back on. The tub itself is transparent, which looks good to begin with, but as you use up the butter it starts to look pretty rubbish.

          The butter: is quite solid, particularly when it's cold. It takes some effort to claw out a handful, but once you've done that, rubbing the butter in is fairly easy. The product is thick and reasonably greasy, but the greasiness goes away relatively quickly (relative to other body butters I've owned) without it compromising on how soft it leaves skin.

          The smell is nutty and not unpleasant at all. However, I would recommend not trying to wear perfume with it/over the top because it may interfere. I tend to use it before bed so I don't have to worry about that.

          Price: cost about £5 from Boots; doesn't seem to be in stock at the moment.

          Overall: a nice body butter, leaves my skin soft and smells quite nice. I personally prefer the Olive, Wheat and Honey butter, because it smells sweeter and in my opinion more feminine that this one. That said, this is a great product for the price, and recommended (but smell before you buy!).

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            19.08.2010 10:39
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            One of the best body butters I have tried

            I received this product as part of a gift set at Christmas, but due to the back log of cosmetics and toiletries I own, I have only just started using it.

            The product comes in large round tub, with a screw top lid. Thus in order to apply the product you have to scoop your fingers in and get a nice big dollop ready to apply. The packaging isn't anything exciting really to be honest and wouldn't really draw me to the product on the shelf.

            When you first open the lid, you immediately get a scent of the body butter. I love the smell of the almond and pistachio, it has a beautiful sweet scent that is not overpowering.

            The product is very thick, and feels luxurious when applied. Due to the thickness, it takes a while to rub in and a little is needed to go a long way. The feel of the product on the skin is not too heavy and the scent is not too intense.

            When I have used the product, my skin has felt moisturised all day and the smell has also lasted well.

            I have been using this moisturiser for about 2 weeks now, once a day, and I would say I have at least another 4 weeks worth of applications to go.

            I would definitely buy this product in the future.

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              03.10.2009 14:31
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              Leaves skin feeling soft but quite greasy

              I don't often use body butter as I prefer to use body lotion instead. Body butter is often very thick so you only need to use a small amount but can take a very long time to soak into skin where as body lotion is quite runny so can be applied quickly and soaks into skin instantly. I was given the almond pistachio and milk body butter as part of a present which was a gift set from boots. When bought seperatley it can cost about £5 I think which is a good price for the amount of time it lasts.

              This body butter is from the mediterranean range and is also organic. It comes in a circle clear tub with a black twist off lid. It is 200ml and must be used in 24 months. Underneath the tub it states to 'massage over body after shower or bath.'

              When you first open the tub you can smell it instantly, its a delicious, exotic scent. You can clearly see how thick it is which is what I dislike about body butters. You only need a small amount but it is difficult to get out the amount you need as it comes out quite lumpy. I applied a small amount to my arms at first and started massaging it into my skin in circular motions, it was taking a long time to soak in and I could still feel it on my skin quite greasy for about an hour afterwards. My skin felt so much softer though and you could still smell the product on my skin for the rest of the day which was gorgeous.

              This tub is lasting me ages now and I use it every day as I now realise you only need enough to cover your finger tip and that will cover my whole arm where as before I was using twice the amount. My skin is left slightly greasy afterwards so I would use this product on a night when your not going anywhere to give it chance to soak into your skin and the next day you will notice the difference.

              I now love this product although I still prefer body lotions I can't resist the scent of this gorgeous body butter.

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                22.06.2009 23:20
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                Really nice moisturiser and even better as an Boots own brand which I prefer to buy

                I received a 50ml pot of this as part of a Christmas present from my best friend who loves the Mediterrainian and goes on holiday there every year so I knew that anything she bought claiming to be influenced by the Med had to be good.

                I have kept this on my bedside table as I have really dry hands and have a ton of moisturisers all over the place - at work, by my settee in the lounge etc, etc...

                I have been using it every day and just getting to the bottom of the tub in late June which I think goes to show how long this product lasts. You only need a little on your hands to make a difference and it has a lovely creamy texture that is not too oily. The smell is wonderful - it really smells like almond and pistachio and there is a lovely creamy hint from the milk scent thrown in as well. The cream itself fells really thick and decedent and I would say rivals the Body Shop body butters which I absolutely love. Your hands feel lovely and soft for ages afterwards with no greasiness. The scent also stays around for quite some time.

                I suppose the best thing that I can say about this product is that I love it so much, I am going to buy a large version of it in the next couple of days so that I can use it all over and not just on my hands. I'm also going to buy another large pot to keep on my desk at work. One of the best Christmas presents I have had in ages

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                29.04.2009 12:15
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                Great product for hard working hands

                I recently found a small (50ml) pot of this on the reduced shelf in my local Boots and as my hand cream which I keep in the desk draw at work had run out I bought this to replace it - at 50p I thought, I cant go wrong!

                Now I know it is not technically a hand cream, but I frequently use Body Shop butters all over the rest of my body and find them very moisturising and nice to use so I figured it would be fine to use it as a fairly intensive handcream.

                I am one of those people who, whilst taking very good care of the skin on the rest of my body, tends to neglect my hands somewhat. This is why I keep the handcream at work because I remember to apply it daily as its in my top drawer.

                The consistency of this is much the same as any other body butter, it is fairly thick, not liquid like at all, more like a spread. It rubs in very well though and does leave my hands feeling intensively moisturised. What I love most about this product though is the smell!

                When you open the lid you get an amazing burst of marshmallowy, vanilla-esque tones and there is an almondy hint to it too - but the predominant smell is, in my opinion, marshmallow.

                Having switched to this from my usual vaseline hand cream around 3 weeks ago I can see and feel a noticabele difference in the backs of my hands, the skin seems more supple and less papery, so for me switching to a body butter on my hands seems to have been a happy accident!

                Boots are currently getting rid of all their old packaging across the mediterranean range as they are launching the new ones, this means you can pick up some bargains like this body butter if you find the reduced shelf - definitely worth looking out for!

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                  28.04.2009 01:11
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                  Indulgent body butter with Almond, Pistachio & Milk extracts

                  I got this 'Boots Mediterranean Almond Pistachio & Milk Body Butter' as a birthday present a few months ago in one of the pampering gift packs from Boots which included an exfoliating sponge and a body wash.

                  I have the one in the small 50ml container and it also comes in a larger 200ml container for about £5 at Boots.

                  It has a round black cover with a sticker covering most of it; the 'Boots' logo is in one corner in blue then the words 'mediterranean almond pistcahio & milk' in variable black clear font and the small words 'BODY BUTTER' at the bottom in an orange-ish cream colour.
                  There's a picture of almond and pistachio nuts against a white background so it's easy to spot on the shelf among other ranges..

                  The ingredients as indicated on the cover are: 'nourishing organic almond oil, moistursing pistachio oil & skin softening milk extract'.

                  The rest of the container is a translucent rounded jar and you can see the product which is a cream colour through the jar.

                  On opening the jar, you will find it has a lovely sweet yet subtle scent. You can pick the scent of the nuts in it and it smells good to eat..:)

                  The texture is very smooth and soft to the touch. To use, 'Massage over body after shower or bath.'
                  Since I was given the small 50ml tub, just been using it on my face and hands as a moitsturiser. Although I like the scent of the product, I do not like the scent after applying it to the skin, it smells a bit spicy after you have applied it.

                  However, it does leave the skin smooth and soft and does feel indulgent as you apply, great for pampering but doubt I'd get it in the bigger size and will stick to the fruit extract types for now..

                  ©marina321 Dooyoo April 2009; Ciao.co.uk April 2009

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                  04.03.2009 15:00
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                  Heaven in a pot

                  After purchasing my Soap and Glory body scrub (see previous review) I was conscious that I would need an intense hit of moisture after sandpapering my lumps and bumps away.

                  I've used a lot of boots products before and have tried some of the Boots own Mediterranean range out after getting a gift set one Christmas. I headed to the skincare section of the aisle and picked up the almond, pistachio and milk body butter. It's a fairly cheap clear plastic tub with a black lid. The large 200ml tub costs £7.50 and is only available from Boots.

                  The cream is wonderful and extremely thick (I guess that's why it's a butter and not a cream). It's a light creamy yellowy colour and it smells divine!! If you like marzipan and almonds you'll LOVE this. It smells so good you're almost tempted to give it a taste!!

                  It contains organic almond oil which has a nourishing effect, pistachio oil which is moisturising and milk extract which is softening. It is also dermatologically tested.

                  It's probably best to use this when you're straight out of the shower of bath as the heat helps it melt in a little easier and it helps lock in the moisture and a little really goes a long way. I bought the 50ml smaller travel size tub for £2.00 and it has lasted me a good few weeks.

                  The butter melts into your skin and surprisingly doesn't leave a greasy residue. The scent lingers on your skin for ages afterwards and leaves it deliciously smooth and soft. It really felt like it had given my skin a good drink of moisture. I was really pleased with the results and I'll definitely be trying the other scents in the same range.

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                  03.02.2009 11:25
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                  Little pot of wonders!

                  iI recieved this product as a gift at christmas as it was part of a gift set.

                  If im honest I dont usually use these bath product gifts unless I have ran out of my usual moisturiser and so am desperate.

                  A few weeks after receving this gift though I had a shower and thought I may as well give it a go.

                  The tube fits into the palm of my hand but is quite deep so you are getting quite a bit of moisturiser in there.

                  Reading the top it informed me that the product contained almond and pistachio milk, this worried my slightly as I hate nuts and so want sure I would like the nutty smell.

                  However on openeing the tub I could not have been more wrong as the smell was nothing like that of nuts instead it was fresh and smelt very creamy.

                  What also surprised me about this cream was the texture of it as unlike my body butters it wasn't as runny and is instead quite thick as you can turn the product updise down and none of the misturiser will come out!

                  You only need a tiny bit of this product as a little goes a long way! It feels smooth when rubbing it into your body and after applying it too my legs they felt gorgeous and smooth it also helped the appearance of my legs making them appear more smooth and evenly toned, which was a bonus! This moisturiser also absorbs very quickly and easily into the skin and it leaves your skin feeling silky soft all day!

                  I was definately surprised by this little tub as it seems to work wonders. I've been using this product now just over a month and you can hardly see ive touched it, which is great as it means it should last ages!

                  Definateley worth a try!

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                  04.09.2008 18:27
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                  Great product for a great price!

                  I love this! That is all I have to say.


                  ...go on then, I'll tell you more...

                  I got this first as a gift and it must have been well over a year ago. I was enticed by the delicious fragrance that tickled my senses when I opened the tub so I tried it immediately. I used it after having a long bath, I was treating myself!
                  A small amount goes a long way with this product so I used a smidgen at first and spread it all over my freshly dried skin and it literally did what it promises and nourished my skin. I could feel it. It felt so soft and creamy and the result? My skin felt gorgeous! My arms, legs and everywhere felt completely refreshed and soft, I felt brand new. I honestly think that products like this make you feel so much better about yourself when you've used them in the morning, because you genuinely feel gorgeous.

                  The scent of the product is very milk and though it does, if you sniff very hard have a faint play-do like smell to it, the almond oil and pistachio oil makes up for it. Leaving your skin smelling as good as it feels.

                  The product works by using a skin softening milk extract and by releasing this onto your skin, it will nourish any dryness by moistening the pores.

                  The product will stay fresh for 24 months however if used regularly then may not last this long, however like I said, you only need a little to do the trick!
                  At £7.50 a tub this body butter beats all its rivals on the market such as Body Care who will offer you a similar product for £20!!

                  I actually adore Mediterranean Almond Pistachio and Milk Body Butter and I imagine you will too, definitely the ideal way to treat your body and skin.

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                    17.05.2007 10:38
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                    Quite expensive and I wouldnt recommend it

                    I recently brought a tub of Boots Mediterranean Almond Pistachio and Milk Butter. I was really drawn to the simple packaging and the benefits that it claims to provide, such as the nourishing and soothing organic almond oil, the conditioning of pistachios and skin softening milk extract. I though what more could I want from a moisturiser. It was a little more expensive than what I’d usually buy but I thought I’d treat myself as my skin had been particularly dry. It was £6.50 for a 200ml tub.

                    The Mediterranean range is designed to make you feel like you have immersed yourself in the spirit of the Mediterranean and in my opinion it certainly does.
                    I have to be careful what products I use on my skin as some moisturisers can bring me out in a rash and make my skin so dry and itchy, This range is dermatologically tested. A lot of own brand moisturisers are so scented and runny. There’s nothing I hate more than rubbing cold runny moisturiser on and having it drip everywhere.

                    I often wear fake tan so I need to moisturise nearly everyday if I don’t want my skin to crack and my tan to go patchy. I always buy my moisturisers in Boots but usually I opt for Palmers body butter as this is truly the most skin softening thing I’ve found on the market.

                    When I first opened this up I thought straight away it would be good. It looked thick and when I rubbed a little in my hands it really felt oily and moisturising.
                    In my opinion here are the benefits of the moisturiser:
                    It smells gorgeous but isn’t overwhelming like some other moisturisers.
                    It is think, and the consistency of butter so you can turn the tub upside down and it wont leak out.
                    When you put it on because its so thick and oily it smoothes over skin and is a pleasure to massage in.
                    It soothes dry areas such as knees.
                    It doesn’t feel cold and runny like other moisturisers.
                    Its dermatologically tested.
                    It comes in a large 200ml tub.
                    For the price (£6.50) I think it lasts a long time.

                    Even thought this is a gorgeous products there are some cons:
                    I don’t believe it is really that skin conditioning , even though when its on your skin feels moisturised and supple after you have a bath it feels the same as before.
                    It takes a long time to sink in and you do feel abit sticky and oily when its on.
                    If its hot I think it makes your skin sweat abit because it clogs your pores.
                    It is quite expensive because it doesn’t really feel that skin conditioning but does last a long time.

                    I have found a great use for this moisturiser though. If my skin is in need of a little TLC I’ll have a shower and exfoliate really well, then I’ll get out and apply my normal Palmers Cocoa butter, then I’ll apply the Mediterranean moisturiser over the top. I think it really seals the other moisturiser in because its so oily. Kind of like when you put Vaseline on a dry area.
                    I also use this when I’m wearing a skirt because it leaves my legs looking supple and shiny. And sometimes I’ll put it on my arms and shoulders as it makes my skin look gleamy.
                    I also think this is a great products to use if you want a massage because again it takes along time to rub in.

                    I think it is rather expensive for what it is because in my opinion my skin wasn’t in any better condition after using it, it just felt nice while it was on.
                    I wouldn’t really recommend it unless you would want it for any of the reasons I stated above. I think it would have been better if there was less oil and more of the skin softening milk extract.

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                      16.01.2007 21:12
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                      A lovely yummy body butter

                      I got a lot of beauty products for Christmas. Lots of body butters and perfumes! Are people trying to tell me something? Anyway, I do buy a lot of body butters. I guess I've gone bit mad on them since I discovered them. One of my favourites out of the body butter bunch is Almond Pistachio & Milk Body Butter.

                      Almond Pistachio & Milk Body Butter is out of the Boots Mediterranean Range. They generally use Organic substances as well as normal substances in their products.

                      I got my body butter in a gift set but you can buy 200ml tub for £6 from Boots Online or Boots in the high street. Don't forget to get your points as well.

                      The creamy body butter comes in a very sturdy plastic tub with an easy to open screw lid. On the lid, it has a picture of some almonds. What it says the lid: Body Butter with nourishing ORGANIC almond oil, moisturising pistachio oil and skin softening milk extract.
                      Directions: Massage over body after shower or bath. DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED.

                      The body butter is an almond colour and is quite thick so there's no worry that it would spill out of the tub. It's not sticky or greasy. It feels very smooth to the touch. The smell that comes from the tub once you've opened it, well, it's good enough to eat, which bring me to another point. Please keep out of reach of children as one of my friend's children thought it was a nice creamy yoghurt. No clue why but she nearly had it in her mouth (I didn't know she was coming round so it was just left on the table). It does say on the back that it's not food and should not be in the reach of babies or small children. Back to the smell, it's a beautiful rich almond fragrance that has a hint of something else. That must be the pistachios.

                      So does this product do what it says on the tub?

                      Seeing this is one of my favourites now, yes. I've been using the product for about 3 weeks now. I've noticed that my skin looks very health now. It looks smooth, shinny and silky even my boyfriend has noticed the difference.

                      I tend to use the product when I feel my skin feels dry, not necessarily every time I have a bath or shower. I take some body butter just using my fingertips and start massaging it gently into my legs and arms. You don't need to use much of the butter, which makes it great value for money. The smell lasts for hours, which is why I would recommend using it at night as people have commented that I smell a bit like roasted almond when I've used it in the day time. Very yummy apparently lol. The body butter works similar to regular almond oil, it sinks well into the skin and leaves it feeling soft. Your hands and fingers don't feel sticky or greasy.

                      I would say that it works better than any other body butters I've tried (except for the Next Lime Cinnamon Ginger Body Butter, which I got at the same time)

                      I'd definitely recommend this to people who love almonds. This product is very similar to Body Shop Almond Body Butter but it's a lot better value seeing as it's half the price and the Boots one is actually better! If you don't like almonds, I'd recommend trying the other Body Butters in the Mediterranean range. There are 3 other ones. Bergamot Orange & Olive, Olive Wheatgerm & Honey and Grape Avocado & Lemon Body Butter.
                      But I would say that that the Almond leaves me with the softest skin out of the 4 (I told you I've gone bit mad on Body Butters!).

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                        02.01.2007 12:43
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                        A lovely smelling body butter

                        Boots Mediterranean Almond Pistachio & Milk Body Butter

                        I love to pamper myself with body creams and lotions and regularly buy new products that I haven’t tried before. I do suffer occasionally from dry skin on my elbows and knees and legs…therefore I have to be careful what products I use and at the very first sign of discomfort I have to stop using a product.

                        This body butter from the Boots Mediterranean range is wonderful for me. I received it one week before Christmas as part of a gift set from my colleagues at the nursery I work in. So my tub of butter is only a 50ml size, but this is available from Boots for £6 for a 200ml full size tub! This is a great bargain in my eyes as a little truly goes a long way. I’ve been using my butter for 2 weeks now and have been using it about once every two days and still have loads left in the small tub.

                        The tub is a clear hard plastic which you can easily see the peachy cream substance inside, which a durable black plastic screw off lid which is easily taken off even with slippery fingers.

                        The Claim…. With nourishing and soothing ORGANIC almond oil, moisturising and conditioning pistachio oil and skin softening milk extract. ….This is surely a recipe for baby soft skin? ……….. Yes! I have noticed my tired skin looking slightly more radiant since using this incredibly enticing body butter. I feel it is a lot softer too.

                        So onto the actual body butter…it is a very thick cream that won’t fall out of the tub if held upside down or even if shook gently! So you get to use as little or as much as you need, you can really smell the almond and the pistachio is the secondary whiff you get when you inhale deeper. I’ve always liked almond oil and have found it always makes my skin a lot softer so to include it in a cream is perfect for me.
                        For anyone with skin allergies this states that it is dermatologically tested. It contains glycerin which I know can irritate some skins so be careful. As this is a nutty product I was a bit worried as my son is allergic to nuts (including almonds and pistachios)…and so I have been very careful when around him just in case…although when he has had a hug or kiss from me when I am wearing it he hasn’t shown any signs of reacting so I think it is ok.

                        The instructions are simple, bathe or shower as normal and then simply massage over body when towel dried. I usually use about a fingertip amount for each arm, about the size of a pea….and slightly more for each leg…and another small dollop for my body. No, there won’t be pictures demonstrating LOL!

                        On the plus side for this, the smell lingers for hours after application….leaving you with sweet smelling skin, it’s a subtle smell though and doesn’t interfere with perfumes which at first I was worried about but this was unfounded. It sinks into the skin really quickly after applying and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy or sticky. Your hands may have a slightly greasy feel but by quickly rubbing them on a piece of paper towel this leaves.

                        Boots have various different “flavours” of this body butter which I have yet to try including
                        Bergamot Orange & Olive
                        Grape Avocado & Lemon
                        Olive Wheatgerm & Honey
                        All of which are on a 3 for 2 special offer at the moment on Boots website (and probably in store too I haven’t checked yet)

                        I would recommend this product to anyone who likes Almond oil and who likes their body butters!

                        Thanks for reading
                        Michelle * Jan 2007

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