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The idea of 97% natural cosmetics (without parabens, sulphates or petrochemicals) seemed very appealing to me so when I was making an order with Naked, I decided to buy quite a few products. 24 hour naked coco de mer body butter was one of them.
It comes in a recyclable, round pot that is fairly see-through but has a brown lid. It is fairly plain but provides all the necessary information; it is also practical and fairly robust (I am quite clumsy and tend to drop my cosmetics quite a lot). When I opened, the intense scent reached my nostrils really quickly. It is meant to smell of coconut and passion flower oil and I guess I can smell a little bit of coconut however the combination is very weird. The scent is very strong, sweet and quite overwhelming and I really do not like it. It is also quite exotic and definitely feminine. It really put me off using it and I tried offering it to a couple of my friends but none of them liked the smell.
Since none of my friends wanted the body butter, I decided to persevere and use it. According to the producer, I should smooth over my body after bathing to 'lock in the moisturise and ensure that my skin feels good enough to stroke'. Since the body butter is very thick and rich, it wasn't easy to massage it into my skin at first. It slightly melts if I keep it on my hands for a couple of seconds which makes it easier to apply.
The producer promises '24 hour moisturise for skin with an insatiable appetite' and the promise is definitely kept. I tend to get dry skin only in places like elbows and I need a good moisturiser after shaving; this one quickly made me skin smoother, softer and it felt really well-hydrated.
The 300ml pot goes quite a long way. Because of the scent, I will not be buying it again which is a real shame as it is a very good moisturiser. It costs £4.99 online (I know it can be found in Boots as well however I have never seen it there).
Thank you for reading my review.
I'm turning into a Naked Bodycare fan these days. Partly because I'm trying to be "greener" (amongst other things, they make their recyclable containers from recycled material, don't test their products on animals - or "Bambi, Lassie or Skippy" as they put it! - and try to keep sulphates and other questionable ingredients out of their range, but more importantly to me, their products work really well - after all, it's no use having an ethical bodycare range if it doesn't get you clean and make you feel pampered!
I failed to get hold of this body butter on my last online shopping expedition as it was out of stock but luckily spotted it in a larger branch of Boots - it's not in every branch. It's almost oyster pink in colour (like the Coco De Mer bath foam, except the butter's opaque), and very dense in texture. I'm certain I could take the lid off and turn the tub upside down without it sliding or moving at all - this always appeals to me because it tends to suggest a good moisturiser. The lid's just a normal screw-on/screw-off one - and the only thing about the container that annoys me a bit is that it's got one of those flat inner lids that can be hard to lift off if, like me, you aren't blessed with long fingernails.
The scent is just like the Coco De Mer bath foam - Naked say it includes coconut. I'm not sure what coconut smells like but this features an interesting, slightly exotic fragrance - more feminine than masculine, somewhere between floral and tropical. It's strong enough to detect when being used without being so overpowering, sickly or strong that it gets unbearable . . . I like the fact that it's understated, because I don't like strong perfumes or scents that linger after the person wearing them has left the room. I don't think this scent would offend anyone.
Because this body butter is so firm (you can just make a dent in it if you press into it firmly) it's hard to get it out but equally hard to waste any - a useful thing when the tub is about five inches wide. It certainly won't drip on the floor - like a body lotion would - and I've found that, although it will sink into colder or room temperature skin quite happily it absorbs more easily after I've had a bath or shower, when my skin is still warm. It feels smooth and "rich" to the touch although it's not greasy or oily - I doubt it takes me more than 5-10ml of this to moisturise all over effectively. I think it's better than the Body Shop Mango body butter I used a couple of years ago (which came in a 200ml tub and normally costs £12) and I found it easier to massage in than the Botanics body butter from Boots (that one is currently £5.62 for 450ml).
It can be felt on the skin for a while after applying it, partly because it takes time to sink in. Even just a few days after I started to use it, I thought it was making a difference (my feet, bizarrely, feel dry lately which I think is thanks to getting sunburnt at Easter, but they don't feel as rough as before, and obviously because I've been applying it with my hands they feel softer too). As much as I like Naked's Starflower Hand and Body Lotion, I prefer intensive moisturisers and the body butter is definitely the richer of the two. I imagine it would suit anyone with dry skin - mine isn't extremely dry but the moisturised feeling lasts without making my skin feel greasy or "coated" so I understand why Naked claim that this will provide 24-hour moisture - I have found myself washing the residue of this off in the bath the night after applying it so I think it really has got staying power. As the ingredients include coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax maybe this isn't so surprising.
I thought the Starflower body lotion was a good one, but this body butter's even better. It cost £5.45 from Boots for 300ml - I don't think a smaller version is available. Although it's more expensive than the Botanics one, the quality is closer to the Body Shop body butters and a little goes goes a long way, so I consider it good value for money. It's listed on the Boots website (priced at £5.45) and on Naked's website (priced at £4.99). I'll definitely buy this again because I'm so impressed with its moisturising properties and - more importantly - how long they last for.
The only downside I've discovered is that, in hot weather it makes my skin feel slippery so using this on your legs before putting on a pair of tights isn't recommended but I certainly recommend it to anyone who's looking for a good body butter, especially if they want a "greener" one! The Naked website says that although this is vegetarian, it's not actually vegan.
(Adapted from a review published on Ciao.co.uk under my "other" username, KateHurst)
This was my first ever Naked product and brought it well on my radar. Naked are a company that pride themselves on creating products that are 97% natural. They don't use the petrochemicals you find in most lotions and potions. From the beginning this is a fantastic selling point and I can't believe it has taken me till now to discover this brand!
The packaging used in all Naked products is recycled and this is no exception. The tub is a light brown in colour and the weight of the product is 300g.
"creamy coconut extract, enriching shea butter and passion flower oil veil your skin in an intoxicating smell so you can be is sure your body feels caressed day and night."
Well I must say I completely agree. I've fallen in love with this thick cream and love how it feels on my skin. After applying a thin layer and rubbing the butter in. It melts in leaving my skin smelling delicious and feeling soft to the touch. It is not oily like other body butters and it does not leave you with a sticky feeling. I have quite dry legs and it doesn't take much of this product to make them feel silky and smooth. I apply the product morning and night. I'm not sure it lasts 24 hours as the packaging alludes to, I have quite dry skin and enjoy feeling moisturised. For this reason the tub lasts a long time. You only need a small amountto get the desired effect. I really love the smell and it seems to last a long time. It invokes the image of summer and holidays. I've even had people comment on the scent, saying it smells fantastic; a delicious mix of coconut and hints of floral notes. I know some people would prefer fragrance free products so if you are not a fan of heavily scented products then this is not for you.
You can buy this product from boots for £4.99 for 300ml. This is a great price and definitely worth the money. When comparing it with body shops body butter at £12.00; this one wins hands down. Bravo Naked, i would fully recommend this product.
Another Naked product review from me, this time a body butter - 24 hour naked coco de mer body butter.
I am converted, each Naked product I try leaves me addicted and this is no different.
This comes in a typical body butter plastic tub with screw lid. The tub is semi-transparent and the lid is a stone grey with pink writing stating the name of the product and that it is 97% natural. The base of the tub displays the ingredients list and tells us that the product is 'made with lots of naturally derived ingredients without sulphates, parabens or petrochemicals' - sounds good to me! Some of the ingredients include coconut oil, shea butter and passion flower oil.
I have been searching for a long time now for a natural moisturiser or body butter that doesn't smell typically natural but smells more luxurious. In this product I have found that, and at £4.88 for 300ml, although it is pricier than the more synthetic products, it's one of the cheapest more natural body butters that I have found.
The scent of this body butter is amazing, I can't even begin to describe it, but it's fresh and like summer in a tub. (It comes from coconut oil, passion flower oil and shea butter, but doesn't smell distinctly like any one of these). The body butter is incredibly thick, almost solid in the tub, but once you smooth it onto the palms of your hands it spreads out with the warmth of your hands and then you can massage it into your skin - and being so thick, a little goes a very long way!
Probably one of the best things about this product is that the scent lasts all day! Your skin still smells amazing at bed time! It's not an overpowering scent so you can still use your usual perfume with it but it means that when you perfume wears off, you still have a lovely fresh base scent on your skin.
As for moisturising this body butter is fantastic - my skin is softer than ever and the moisturisation lasts all day... as the tub states, this is '24 hour moisture for skin with an insatiable appetite'.
I will definitely be sticking with this body butter. I am still on my first tub so as yet I can't give a definite time period of how long a tub might last. Nonetheless I highly recommend this product!! It's amazing!