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I have been a big Clinique fan for years, so I was exceptionally pleased when one year for my birthday the girls in the office bought me a set containing full size tubes of Sparkle Skin and Deep Comfort Body Butter. Both are now long gone, but I received another Deep Comfort miniature as a freebie at Bonus Time when I bought some other products from the Clinque Counter.
Clinique's USP is that the products are allergy tested and 100% fragrance free (except for the actual fragrances of course!). To me this was a drawback in the moisturiser. I like to smell nice after moisturising. I find it makes a product nicer to use.
The butter can be purchased in a tub or a tube. Both my full size and miniature products came in tubes, which I prefer as I have long nails and the butter would get under my nails if I were scooping it out of a tub. It is a thick, yellowy paste, actually very reminiscent of actual butter. It sinks in very quickly and is very, very moisturising. It is excellent on dry skin and works wonders on dry elbows and also on sunburnt skin.
To be honest I don't think I would have purchased it myself once I'd finished the full size one. Don't get me wrong, it is very luxurious and it works a treat, but it is seriously expensive, by which I mean £40 for 200ml, and there are much cheaper body moisturisers that work just as well. I love it, but it just isn't quite worth the price tag in my opinion.
Available from Clinique counters and from their website.
I bought the Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter as part of a gift set which included the full sized 200 ml body butter and smaller versions of the body wash and hand cream. I got it in the January sales for £16. This set doesn't seem to be available on the website anymore so maybe it was limited edition. The body butter on its own costs £22 on the Clinique website, which seems quite a lot for 200 ml.
=== Packaging ===
The body butter comes in a fairly deep round tub. It looks like frosted glass but is actually a thick plastic. It has a silver lid similar to a lot of other Clinique products and it is clearly branded on the front. Due to the plastic in person it looks slightly cheaper than you might think from the pictures, but it still looks very nice.
It is easy to get the butter out of the tub and when I come to the end I will be able to access the last bits of product more easily than if it was in a tube. You can also easily control how much you want to use, with no risk of squeezing out more than you want and wasting it. The only issue I have with the tub is that I sometimes get the body butter under my nails when scraping some out. Some people complain it is unhygenic to stick fingers in tubs but I don't think it is really a problem as I use it after showering in the morning and then at night when I have just washed my hands.
=== Product ===
At £22 for 200 ml I definitely expect a good product which feels like a treat.
Clinique states this is a "luxurious, butter-rich body cream penetrates dryness-prone skin, delivering a new kind of softness to elbows, knees, heels. So silky, skin drinks it up instantly, stays soothed and comforted all day." It is suitable for all Skin Types and intended to soften rough, dry skin and be easily absorbed into skin.
I feel that it does live up to the promise. The texture is very creamy and rich, much thicker than other moisturisers I use, but not greasy at all. I use it all over my body and it sinks in easily without too much vigorous rubbing, leaving my skin feeling soft and hydrated. I apply it more generously on drier areas such as elbows and feet and it works very well on these. This body butter is one of the best products I have found for my feet which recently got into a terrible state due to a drastic chemical exfoliant product (see my review of "Baby Foot"!). I enjoy using this, it does feel like a treat, and it works well, removing dry patches and improving skin condition.
The body butter is marketed as 100% fragrance free. It does have a very light fresh smell, but not a perfumey or flavoured one. This is a plus for me, as I can wear this with perfumes if I don't have the matching body lotion. I try to avoid using strongly scented moisturisers like the Body Shop body butters if they are going to clash with my perfume.
=== Cost ===
My tub is still not quite finished and I have had it for 2-3 months, but I have not been using it every day. A little goes quite a long way as it is so rich, but with daily use I think you could probably get through this tub in 6 weeks, depending on how much you use. Over all it is expensive and I'm glad I got it cheaper as I don't think I would have bought it full price without trying it first. I would now consider paying full price for it as a treat, but I would not use it every day as there are other nice products out there much cheaper! I won't take off a star for the price as some people are on a higher budget and it is a 5 star product. It would make a lovely gift if you want to pamper someone.
My Mum buys quite a lot of expensive beauty products and as a result always tends to get loads of free samples which I usually get first choice on. I have quite a few body butters and lotions at home as I tend to lather it on every day after a shower to keep my skin nice and soft. For this reason I was keen to try Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter when my Mum recently received a small sample tube. The product usually costs £21 in Debenhams although it's slightly cheaper online, this for me is an extortionate price and would recommend anyone who's interested in the product to get a tester first as it is very expensive to buy and then not like.
The Claim: "Clinique's Deep Comfort Body Butter. Intense, luxurious hydration; helps protect against free radical damage. Apply liberally to clean, towel-dried areas of the body after showering, bathing or whenever skin needs a moisture boost".
One of my aunties has got the full size product and it does look lovely as it comes in a frosted glass pot with a silver lid, it's a very expensive look and fits in with other products in the Clinique range and looks lovely on the bathroom shelf. As mine was just a sample it came in just a small plain white tube.
As advised by Clinique, and as I usually would I applied the body butter straight out of the shower, however I have also used it when I've been sitting watching tele on my elbows as I tend to lean on them a lot and as a result the skin on them gets a bit dry. The body butter is fragrance free and allergy tested and is suitable for all skin types. Although it's fragrance free there is a very slight gentle scent to the cream, it's a little bit like E45 cream.
I found the cream to be a really nice consistency, it was quite thick and luxurious but at the same time not overly so. When rubbing the cream in I was disappointed that the cream didn't seem to go a long way which isn't good when a 200ml tub costs £21! I also found that the cream didn't absorb very well and it almost seemed to sit on my skin until I'd rubbed it in really well. Once the cream was rubbed in though it did feel very light and hydrating, it definitely made my skin feel a lot more moisturised and almost gave it a bit of a glow. My skin also seemed to stay lovely and soft for a long time and I wouldn't feel the need to moisturise every day with this body butter which, at that price can only be a good thing.
I have been impressed by how much more nourished and healthier my skin felt after using Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter, it's definitely a very good product for even the driest skin. However, the price is definitely too much, the product won't last very long as you need a lot to get good coverage but once it is on you won't need to moisturise for a couple of days. The cream isn't that great at absorbing either and a bit of hard work is needed to rub it all in.
I was lucky enough to be given a 75ml tube of Clinique Deep-Comfort Body Butter by my daughter who found it too rich and I have been using it almost every night for the past few weeks. I think the one I have was part of a gift set as it states on it 'not to be sold individually'. Although it is exactly the same product as shown in the Dooyoo picture, mine is in a tube rather than the featured tub which costs around £21 for 200ml.
I have always liked Clinique products but find them well out of my budget these days so it was a real treat to be able to use this butter especially as i had been using other makes of body butter with no real success.
I am prone to getting dry, rough elbows and a kind of 'goose-bump' texture on the outer part of my legs and this body butter has certainly improved the texture and I noticed the difference after only a few applications.
It is a fairly thick white cream which does not run or go gloopy and is easy to apply. I have found I do not have to use much of the product per application because a little goes a long way. Although everyone's skin is probably different the amount you need will probably depend on your sex, age, ethnicity etc but as a guideline I have found a 50p-size amount does one full application of 1 (rather chubby) leg from ankle to top.
It states the butter is fragrance-free but I can detect a slight smell of something fairly sweet but it does not last so I would recommend it to both males & females. It also states it has been allergy tested but does not state whether the product has been tested on animals.
I like everything about this body butter -
- it is not greasy
- it is easy to apply
- it does not leave any residue
- it does not have to be worked in as it absorbs well into the skin
Best of all - it works for me!
Although it does not claim to act as a moisturiser I have found my skin fells a good deal softer, smoother and it feels and looks much better. It also leaves a very slight sheen which makes the skin look much more healthy.
I have applied this last thing at night after amy bath and I can feel and see the difference the following morning. Unfortunately I will have to cut the applications down to 3 times a week as I cannot afford to re-stock:(
In conclusion, I would recommend giving this product a go or putting it on your wishlists because it is the best body butter I have ever used which is why I am awarding a full 5 stars.
I got Clinique's deep comfort body butter as a 40ml sample size. I must admit although I have tried quite a few of the Clinique skin care and make-up products, their body care range had never really interested me. I like my bath and body products to be strongly scented and fun to use, and in comparison, products like this Deep Comfort Body Butter seemed rather bland.
My sample size came in a cream coloured tube, but the full sized version comes in a glass pot with a silver screw top lid. Whilst I would agree that the full size packaging looks classy, and would make a bit of a statement on anyone's dressing table, I do prefer the tube format. I think that since the product is a consistency that is suited to a tube, I'd personally prefer to buy the product that way, as a tube is much more hygienic than a tub in my view, as it's not having fingers constantly dipped into it. Also having long nails, I always end up with these type of products lodged under my fingernails when they're in tubs!
The body butter is 100% fragrance free and is described as 'butter rich' and claims to 'wrap dryness prone spots and the body all over in soothing, penetrating moisture.' I do have rather dry skin, so this sounded good to me and I was hoping that this would give me a bit of a moisture boost.
I really liked the consistency of this body butter, and felt it achieved a good balance between being overly thick like I find the Body Shop ones to be, and too thin, like the Avon Planet Spa one I used quite recently. The problem with it, however is that I found that I needed a lot to cover a relatively small amount of skin. I have only been applying this to my arms, rather than my whole body. The reason is, that the first time I applied it, I started with my arms and realised that if I was to apply this to my whole body I was not likely to get more than two or three applications from one tube! It really does go on quite thickly and takes some massaging in before the white cream disappears into the skin.
Once the product has been thoroughly rubbed in, it does seem to absorb into the skin rather quickly. I hate the sticky feeling that many body lotions and butters can leave on the skin, not to mention getting dressed only to find your clothes are sticking to you! This one does leave a very slight residue on the skin, but it is not sticky or heavy feeling at all.
The product is marketed as being fragrance free, although it does have a slight scent to it. It's a very soft fragrance, and very clean - it reminded me slightly of baby lotion. As I mentioned right at the beginning I do prefer my products to be more perfumed than this one, however one plus point for it having such a neutral scent is that it will not interfere with any perfume you wish to apply.
The biggest positive about this product is the way that my skin looked after applying this. The body butter really seemed to brighten my skin and seemed to give it a sort of glowing sheen. My skin looked much healthier and I was extremely impressed with that aspect of the product.
In terms of moisturisation, again the product is very good. It is effective at hydrating the driest patches of skin I have, on my elbows, and relieves any tightness I have on the rest of my arms. It also seems rather long lasting - I have been applying this in the mornings and my skin still feels hydrated by the evening, which is rather impressive.
Now for the biggest negative about this product. A 200ml tub costs £21. That's a lot of money for a body moisturiser, but even more when you consider this...my 40ml tube (one fifth of the full size), lasted me a total of 8 days. And that was when just applying it to my arms. As I said earlier in the review, had I been slathering my whole body in this I doubt it would have lasted me more than 2 days, 3 at a push. That means that even the full sized tub would not last you very long if used as an all over body product.
On the whole I did like this product. It gives fairly intensive moisture, isn't greasy or sticky and left my skin looking absolutely wonderful. The only downside is the price and the fact that I had to use such a lot of product to cover just a small area of skin. For that reason I can only give it a fairly mediocre 3 stars, but I must admit, that if I had money to burn, I probably would buy it again!
I am a massive fan of Body Butter's and there are not many that I don't already own. I bought Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter after reading some really good reviews about it and I wanted to see what all the hype was about and I also wanted to see if it would live up to my expectations.
What does it do?
The product is a rich and hydrating body butter that moisturises the skin on the body and leaves it feeling extremely soft and comfortable all day. It is suitable to be used all over the body and has been designed to be used on all skin types.
How does it work?
Shea Butter is one of the main ingredients and this is a natural substance which has been used for centuries to hydrate thirsty skins. It is extremely moisturising and it is able to penetrate the skin deeply to give a thorough hydration. It is packed full of vitamins which nourish the skin and leaves it looking healthier and feeling smoother. It also contains fatty acids which are essential for the development of healthy skin cells and it forms a layer of protection over the skin which allows it to retain the moisture for longer.
The substance is enriched with Vitamin E which is an antioxidant. This means that it fights against the free radicals lurking in the skin which would have otherwise caused premature aging. In doing so, it keeps away fine line and wrinkles which means that you body will look more toned and younger. The vitamin also helps to strengthen the skin and can work towards preventing stretch marks and reducing the appearance of scars.
Glycerin is also present because it is a humectant meaning that it can help to draw water into the skin. When our skin becomes dehydrated, wrinkles will form but the presence of this extra water means that the skin retains its elasticity and keeps it looking toned and firm. The substance ensures that the skin is moisturised and remains hydrated.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied in the same way as a normal body butter. It is to be applied to clean, dry skin and massaged in to the body using upward strokes. I use a circular motion on my thighs to reduce the appearance of my cellulite and I pay special attention to my stubborn dry areas such as my knees and elbows. It can be used after bathing or whenever your skin needs some more moisture but it not to be used on the face or neck as it is too rich.
Packaging and Price
The product comes enclosed within a circular tub with a screw top lid. This packaging is convenient because when accessing the product, you can easily control the amount that you want to use and there will be no wastage because you can reach every last bit as you come to the end of the tub. As you are constantly putting your hands in the tub, there can be a transference of germs, so it might be a good idea to use a spatula to access the butter.
The product will cost you around £21 for 200ml of the butter. It can be bought from most large department stores including Boots and it can also be found on a variety of online websites.
This butter is extremely moisturising and manages to deal with all of my dry areas making this a great product for those with drier skins. It makes my problem areas such as my knees, elbows and ankles much softer and smoother, while leaving them feeling more comfortable. It stops my legs from flaking and leaves my skin looking really healthy.
Despite this product being an intense moisturiser, it still doesn't feel greasy or sticky on the areas of my skin that are not so dry. It is absorbed by my skin very easily and leaves no unwanted residue on the surface of my skin, meaning that I can dress quickly after use. If this is too much for your skin however, the Clinique Deep Comfort Body moisture is also available which is almost the same product except that it isn't a butter.
This product is thick, rich and feels luxurious on the skin. Because of the lovely consistency of this product, you won't need to apply much to get the desired effects, meaning that this butter will be long lasting, which is a good thing, baring in mind the price. The butter itself it a creamy pearlescent colour which looks beautiful in the pot but doesn't add any shimmer to the skin.
This product doesn't have a fragrance as such, it simply smells fresh. I usually chose body butters that have a deliciously sweet scent such as Soap & Glory's Righteous Butter, but I'd rather the butter I chose to be largely unscented like this one than to have a floral or herbal aroma that I don't like. The fact that there is no obvious fragrance means that this product doesn't interfere with my perfume and any other scent that I may be wearing.
The results of the product are extremely long lasting and my skin remains soft and smooth from morning until bedtime, when I will often reapply the product after a shower or bath. It also feels very hydrating after I have exposed my skin to the sun for longer periods of time.
All in all, this is a great body butter that moisturises the body extremely well. With this product you are paying for the quality and not the brand name. It gives a long lasting hydration to my skin that is never sticky, greasy or uncomfortable and as you don't need to use much, the tub will last a long time. I will definitely be repurchasing this once mine has run out.
This was another freebie I was given by a friend of a friend who works on one of the many Clinique counters in Birmingham, I was actually given a hand full of the small 25ml sample tubes as well as one part used tub.
I've never been much of a fan of Clinique's skincare items (despite liking their make-up) but I DO like most body butters I've tried so thought this would be a good way to try something a bit more premium than the Body Shop. Not that I'm dissing the Body Shop here, I actually love a lot of their stuff, but that's somewhere where I can actually afford to shop regularly - the Clinique counter isn't. Unless I want Mark to move out in protest. Hang on a minute, Clinique counter here I come!
This is a very thick body butter, the consistency is actually very similar to butters from the Body Shop only not quite so greasy feeling. I loved the first touch of this on my fingertips as I remember it felt so luxurious, unfortunately when I came to apply it to my body I wasn't quite as thrilled. You see, while the consistency is fab, the texture isn't. It's very hard to spread lightly on my skin (as recommended by Clinique) due to the strange thickness of it, I say strange as I can't quite put my finger on the problem but really I think it's just that this butter is a combination of being too thick and not creamy enough.
After several false starts I found the best way to apply the butter is to warm it up slightly in your hands for a minute before rubbing it on your skin. This still doesn't give it the correct texture but does make life slightly easier. I much prefer something creamier that will glide across my skin, but this is so thick that I could actually feel it dragging as I attempted to apply it. After application my skin didn't feel exactly sticky, but I felt like there was an invisible layer of *something* there which didn't feel good to me at all. Applying this butter in the morning is a definite no-no (as I discovered after feeling icky all day) and even if you put it on in the evening before bed you might not be able to sleep for the strange feeling on your skin.
This butter is very nourishing though, which goes some way to explaining the very rich consistency of it. I have had an odd patch of localised eczema come up on one of my shins recently, none of the medicated lotions I tried would even touch it but within four days of slathering this butter on the affected area it has all but disappeared. After showering the revolting feeling body butter off my skin always feels beautifully soft and there's a 'plumpness' about it which makes it look extremely healthy. It's much better than the Body Shop butters in this respect, but those are generally nicer to use.
All that's left for me to say really is that this butter smells absolutely gorgeous. It has a definite shea butter aroma and reminds me slightly of a watered down Palmer's Cocoa Butter in fragrance. The smell lingers on my skin for longer than you'd think considering the fact that it's quite subtle while still in the tube/pot and I find it a very soothing fragrance, much more so than the fruity and candy perfumes which body butters usually have.
£20-ish from Clinique counters, or a little cheaper if bought online.
I started using this after receiving a free sample. I really love body butters so was eager to try it out. I wasn't disappointed! The product smells lovely, it's not very fragranced so has quite a subtle smell to it. It smells 'buttery' if you know what I mean (?!), unlike some other body butters I've used which cause you to smell like a strawberry/peach/coconut/chocolate bar all day. The butter smooths on and rubs in well leaving very little greasy afterfeel. My skin felt well moisturised, even my dry, scaley legs and when I got changed in the evening the softness of my skin was still apparent. I'd completely forgotten I'd used the body butter by this time so was pleasantly reminded and consequently very impressed. The only downside I'd say was the price, much more expensive than other butters I've used and I'm not sure the difference in performance is worth a £10 hike in price. Great for a treat though!
I am a body butter fiend, I love the stuff. I was reallypleased to get a free sample of the CLinique deep comfort body butter and couldn't wait to use it. I bathed and the in anticipation opened the small creamy coloured tube. I squeezed some of the nicely textured cream into my hands and then began to rub it in. At first it seemed to be really nice, soaking in well, but after a few minutes my skin became what I can only describe as gritty. The next time I used it, I didn't use oil in the bath, I wondered if this was the problem. It still went gritty, although not quite as bad. It did make my skin soft and the smell wasn't too bad, but there are nicer body butters and cheaper out there in the market. I wouldn't refuse a freebie, but don't think I would buy one.
Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter
I received this body butter as a sample and I have to admit it has me convinced.
Since I have got pregnant I have found the skin on my face very dry however I am still prone to taking spots so its hard to get something that will moisturise my skin without breaking out in spots.
**WHAT IT IS*
It is a body butter, which will replenish your skin. It will soothe your body including dryness-prone spots giving your skin moisture.
It will help make your skin less dry and smoother looking. You can use it on your face or any part of your body.
My sample came in a cream tube with a big C on it in brown and underneath it says Clinique.
It is very simple packaging. There is a clear top, which you can pop open and close when you want and you squeeze the body butter out.
If you are buying the tubs of it the lid is gold and the tub has exactly the same design as the tube has simple yet elegant. It looks to me like it has a screw off lid.
The body butter itself doesn't have a strong smell off it at all but what you can smell is a fresh smell.
The body butter itself is a pearly gold/cream colour and is thick in consistency.
You don't need to put a lot on your skin at any one time, as it will spread very easily (a small blob would be enough).
It is slightly greasy on your hands afterwards and you will need to wash them. It doesn't leave your skin greasy though once it has sunk into your skin.
I use this body butter on my face mostly. I use it everyday to help combat dry skin, however I am prone to taking spots. I find this is great, as it does not give me spots or oily skin.
The body butter goes on very smoothly to your skin and within a minute or two it is absorbed making your skin feeling lovely and smooth.
It is particularly good at getting rid of any dry patches on your skin that may be annoying you.
I would recommend this body butter to anyone who has problem skin. It helps dry patches of skin making them less flaky without making your skin oily. After a few minutes I can put my makeup on easier.
A 200ml tub of this body butter costs £20 from Boots and although this is expensive I feel that it would last a long time if you were just using it for your face.
If you were using it on your arms or legs obviously it would last less time.
I would definitely buy this product again as I feel it is worth the extra cost. It is a treat that is worth paying the extra money for as it leaves my skin feeling lovely. I feel very refreshed and better after using it.
I have tried dozens of body lotions and body butters, many of which I have received in christmas gift sets and these are generally fruit themed. For some reason my family members seem to think that I want to smell like a strawberry. Sorry folks, strawberries really clash with Chanel Chance perfume. My personal preference, and the body butter that I return to time and time again, is this Clinique deep comfort body butter.
The packaging is simple, a screw top heavy bottomed glass jar if you buy the 200ml body butter and a cream coloured plastic tube if you are lucky enough to get a freebie during a Clinique Bonus Time give away. At the moment I'm using a freebie and I prefer this packaging to the glass jar as it is easy to squeeze a little portion out onto various bits of my body. The glass jar does look nicer on my shelf though.
The cream itself is thick without being gloopy. It rubs in easily and well, feeding my thirsty skin. Initially there is a feeling of greasiness but after a few minutes this disperses and I'm left with soft, supple skin. Any feelings of tightness are banished and my skin feels protected against the elements (but be warned, this does not contain UV protection).
The greatest plus of this body butter for me is that it is 100% fragrance free. There is a mild 'cream' odour to it, but no actual scent, and the 'cream' smell does not last more than a few minutes (I'm sniffing my hands now and can't smell anything!). Too many body lotions and body butters are heavily fruit scented, some overpoweringly so, and if I'm wearing a quality perfume I don't want to use other body products that may clash with it.
I recommend using this body butter in association with a body exfoliator, Clinique Sparkle Skin is particularly good, as the body butter seals in the softening effect of exfoliating plus using an exfoliator first means you can use less body butter yet gain the same moisturising effect.
This is particularly good for dry areas such as elbows and knees but is not rich enough for medical dry skin conditions when a pharmacist or doctors advice should be consulted. I'm currently using it to try and prevent new stretch marks during my current pregnancy (yes, number 6 littlest HonestBob is on her way!) I don't know how successful this will be, but I can but try!
As I'm using this body butter on a daily basis (and getting more body to put it on!) a 200ml jar is only lasting me a fortnight, but I am using a fair amount on my midriff. With normal usage a jar generally lasts about a month. At £20 per jar this is quite expensive so I recommend buying during Clinique Bonus Time at Boots or large department stores when you will at least get a few other goodies when you part with your cash.
I was lucky enough to receive this product free from Clinique and as everyone knows I love free things!
The 24ml tube is small <10 cm makeup bag size with a screw top box. The one to buy is 200ml tub. I prefer the packaging of the freebe as it is easier to travel with and it's below the 100ml liquid limit so it can fly with you. So if you buy a tub of it, it may also be worth while asking if they have any of the little ones spare. The tub is also quite heavy so I wouldn't take it traveling even if it could fly.
The product: What is it?
It is a body moisturiser Which promises "Fragrance free. Butter rich. intensively replenishing. Wraps dryness-prone spots and the body all over in soothing, penetrating moisture" As told by the tube. It has also been Allergy tested, although as it says nothing about animals I presume it has been tested on animals, which isn't good for me as I'm against animal testing.
How does it live up to it's claims?
-Fragrance Free? The cream by it's self smells of sweet. Like sweet pea flowers not very strong, but you can smell it. Once it has been massaged into your skin then the smell remains, it isn't a bad smell, but there is defiantly a natural smell to it, so don't be fooled into thinking that just because they havn't added anything means that it will be smelless.
Smell: The smell as stated above is subtly and sweet, you won't regret it having that smell.
Butter rich? I laugh at Clinique for jumping on the body butter band waggon. This product is quite thick probably a touch thicker than the Bodyshop body butters. One wouldn't describe it a gloopy, it is just tick but also smoothly massages in, so yes it is butter rich.
Yes I find that if it is applied to normal skin then it does make it feel a lot smoother, I'm not quite sure if it's replenished my skin with anything that it was missing, but it does feel nicer for it.
Wraps dryness-prone spots (I guess they are trying to say that it will stop dryness prone spots). Then that would be a no. For elbows I would use Lush's thicker lemon butter which really does work. And for hands and bottom of feet I would use a product specially for them. Also if you have very dry skin then I would choose a specialty product. I would say that this is suitable for normal-dry, normal and people with normal to oily skin.
Soothing, penetrating moisture? It is smooth and does massage well so yes soothing. But it sits on top of my skin for about 5 minutes after it has been massaged in, and I have found that after a shower if I rub it in then it will take about 20minutes before I can put clothes on without feeling sticky. So that's a no for penetrating as it takes time.
Summary: A product which works for normal skin to keep it feeling smooth. Do not use if you are looking for a product to deal with a specific dryness problem. The smell and the feel of your skin afterwards is pleasant. At a 20 pounds for 200ml I don't think it is worth it and I would save it for a special treat, or better still go to body shop where they don't test on animals.
I first tried Clinique deep comfort body butter after receiving a free tube (Debenhams were running a promotion where if you bought 2 Clinique items you received a free goody bag of trial sized items), and I really like it.
Deep comfort body butter is a lovely thick body lotion and sinks into the skin really nicely, rather than sitting on top of the skin like some I've tried. I get dry skin on my legs, especially if I shave them, and this body butter is really good for soothing the skin and preventing dry patches. Like with all products in the Clinique range, it's 100% fragrance free and allergy tested.
Although it's good quality and nice to use, it's quite expensive compared to most body lotions. That said, a little goes a long way and it makes a really nice present for a friend who likes a bit of pampering. It's available in 200ml tubs, which look stylish sitting on your bathroom shelf, and costs around £20. You can get it from department stores like Debenham and House of Fraser, and in larger Boots stores.
This is a nice, pampering product for dry skin, it's comforting as it's so thick and it does the job really well.
Clinique are a brand I usually avoid simply because they are so expensive. I recently wanted a mascara for a special occasion though and whilst at the counter was sale-talked into buying two products in order to recieve a whole lot of Clinique goodies. This 75ml or 2.5 Fl oz. tube of body butter was one of the promotional items. My offer - purchase two make-up items at around £15 each and which included a free tote bag, lip gloss, eye cream and make-up removal set was quite reasonable considering a 200ml tub of this moisturising butter costs around £20 at Boots.
The brand describe the butter as being 'rich' and 'intensively replenishing. They claim the butter wraps up the skin and dry zones in a layer of 'penetrating moisture'. It also supposedly helps against free-radical damage - things like pollution and sun rays - which causes premature ageing.
The body butter can be used all over the body from the shoulders down but it is advised to apply it after showering when pores are more relaxed and the moisture of the warm water can be effectively sealed into the skin with this cream. Alternatively the cream can be applied any time of the day and I have been using it regularly on my hands and lower arms in particular.
The cream is ultra thick in consistency - almost to the point of being so stiff that it won't squeeze out of my tube easily. This shouldn't be a problem if you buy the full sized tub where you would dip fingers into the cream. Applied to the skin it stays in creamy primrose yellow peaks and looks a lot like a dairy spread! It is easy to rub into the skin, however. When smoothing into the skin it feels quite greasy and waxy but in a luxurious way. It is like putting wax onto your car - it seems to instantly improve look and feel of the exterior! After initially rubbing into the skin there is a slight shine which dies away after the cream is fully absorbed. There is no excess oiliness. After the skin has aired a little more it has a springy, moist healthy appearance and feel.
Although the body butter is described as 100% fragrance free there is a faint aroma to it. This is not the same as products like Simple, which can smell a little earthy or plantlike or even a bit like paper mache!. The smell of this Clinique product is a little masculine, I think, but very clean and sharp. The fragrance is so faint that you have to smell your skin close up to notice it though.
I have been using the body butter all over my body except on my face and neck area (Clinique do specialist face creams too). I would say the butter is most effective when used on the drier areas of the body, such as the back of the hands, knees and elbows. On skin that feels thinner and more sensitive, such as over the breast tissue or belly, I feel that this body butter can be a little stiffer and more difficult to rub in than I am happy with. I do compare it in this case to other similar body butters like the Body Shop range which I find are much easier to rub in to these delicate skin areas without tugging or pulling the skin than this Clinique product.
I find that I need to re-apply the body butter throughout the day on more exposed areas like the hands, to retain the just-applied softness and elasticity.
Overall I am quite pleased with the look and feel of my skin after a couple of weeks use. I cannot deny that the butter lives up to its 'deep comfort' moniker. I am not impressed enough, however, to go out and purchase the full sized version of this cream. It certainly does not perform any miracles and basically does the same job as many other less expensive body butters on the market. For a touch of luxury at a slightly lower price I think I'll stick with the Body Shop's Shea Body Butter.
I got this for my birthday (f you will look at my user name, that gives an indication of my birthdate!) The person who gave me this, also gave me a body scrub, and I know if you were to buy 2 full sized Clinique products, then you got a bag of trial sized goodies as well - which I also got for my birthday. Clinique are often doing this type of deal, and although they are expensive products, they are a bit luxury and seem to work well.
So about the product.
It is in a round tub and although the packaging looks quite plain, it is one of those looks that says "I look plain, but sophisticated, and therefore you know I was expensive." The lid is a wide silver lid and the writing is in silver and orange. The tub is plastic and sort of see through, so you can see the light orange cream through the plastic. The tub is 200ml and costs £14. I never have spent £14 for a body lotion, as I often find it a chose to come out the shower, dry, and then start to put cream on - I just want to have me tea usually. So I don't think I would buy this again, unless it was half price and I highly doubt that will happen. When you screw the lid off there is a plastic inside lid, and I chucked mine after after a few goes, as it kept getting in the way and I found it unnecessary.
The body lotion is thick and you only need to scoop a bit out and rub in. It rubs in well and quite easily, and it clings to your skin and moisturises well. I found it worked especially well on my driest areas which are elbows and knees and it gives your skin a bit of a sheen as well.
There isn't much scent to this. It just smells a bit creamy, not really like any other perfumed scent.
I will use this once a week, as I don't want to use it up that quick, as it is luxurious, and also I wanted the benefit of giving my skin a treat every other shower.
A nice enough product, but for someone like myself on quite an average wage, I wouldn't buy this at full price.