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Cyclax Cocoa Butter Body Cream

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Brand: Cyclax / Texture: Cream / Type: Body Cream / Subcategory: Butter / What it does: Enricheses

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      30.11.2011 18:55
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      A body butter that doesn't live up to its claims

      The Nature Pure Cocoa Butter by Cyclax is a rich body cream that is described as being both a conditioning and moisturising cream for the skin. Cyclax claim that is will leave your skin feeling soft and silky. I received this product as part of a goody bag from my mother for my birthday. Despite never having heard of the brand before, I generally love all Cocoa Butter products and so I was excited about trying it.

      How does it work?
      The product contains Cocoa Butter which is one of nature's greatest moisturisers. It penetrates the skin deeply, hydrating it thoroughly and allows the skin to hold onto the moisture. Not only this but it nourishes the skin with vitamins and minerals, and as it is an antioxidant, it removes skin aging toxins from the body so it should keep your skin looking younger.

      How do you use the product?
      You use the product in the same way as you would use any other body moisturiser. It should be applied to clean, dry skin liberally and massaged into the body. You can use the product as often as required.

      Packaging and Price
      The product comes well packaged in a cream circular tub with a dark beige screw top lid. I find the packaging convenient because you can easily control the amount of product that you want to use and you can access every last drop of the butter. There is a picture of some flowers and some Cocoa Beans on the front and some basic information about the product. When you remove the lid, there is a thin plastic covering that you can remove which helps to keep the product at its best.

      The product is very cheap and will only set you back around £2.50 for 300ml of the butter. It can be bought from most department stores and some large supermarkets. It is also available from some online websites but you won't find it for much cheaper.

      My thoughts
      The first thing that I noticed about this product on removing the lid was the aroma. It is very artificial, quite old fashioned and doesn't really resemble the normal smell that I would associate with Cocoa Butter at all. It smells more than cheap soap to me.

      The colour of the product is a very pale milky brown as I was expecting it to be. Its consistency is very thick as a butter should be so I was hoping that despite the smell, it would get the job done.

      It is easy to apply to the skin and on application, it goes watery quite quickly. It disappears into the skin almost immediately so I find my self applying quite a lot of the product in order to achieve the desired amounts. It doesn't seem to be moisturising my skin a quite deal and doesn't seem to work on my drier areas such as my knees and elbows at all. Not very good results from something that claims to be a rich cream.

      My skin doesn't particularly feel soft or silky after use. Instead it feels greasy, almost sticky and in need of a good wash! It feels quite uncomfortable if you are applying something tight like leggings after use and it leaves a greasy sheen on the skin that I don't particularly like.

      All in all, there's not much to like about this product. The smell is not very pleasant, it doesn't moisture well and it leaves my skin feeling sticky and uncomfortable. I realise the product is much cheaper than my favourite 'The Righteous Butter' by Soap & Glory but you should be able to expect a product to do what it says on the tin! I'm not very impressed with this product

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        22.10.2010 09:52
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        A super, cheap body cream that works really well and smells allcocoa-ey and delicious!

        I bought this body cream at Savers for 99p which is a great bargain as it comes in a 300ml tub and seems to last forever.
        It smells absolutely lovely and when applied after a shower or bath whilst skin is still damp it really locks in the moisture.
        I have read bad reviews on this product and I must say I highly disagree. It must be due to different skin types and obviously a matter of opinion.
        I have fairly dry skin in places that is hard to keep moisturised but this body cream works very well on them. It works particularly well on shaven legs, it banishes the dry skin that appears just after shaving.
        The only bad thing I can really say about this product is that it is quite a greasy cream so you can't really moisturise and then get dressed immediately afterwards which is a little inconvenient. But the smell, the price, the size of the tub and the moisturising ability of this cream all go against that, so it gets a huge thumb's up from me!

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          12.12.2009 19:49
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          Don't waste a pound on this product.

          I bought this cocoa butter cream about a year ago.Its the price that attracted me initially(99p!ssshh) but I'll get straight to the point.Buying this product is like throwing a pound away.
          The product isn't very thick at all.And so if you use cocoa butter for moisturising reasons then you'll need a good few dollops.The product smells like cocoa butter,but as though its been fragranced with something else too.I think considering the price I understand that it would be impossible to get the real deal,or good quality from this product.I got a rash with it too,which was a bit like adding insult to injury.
          If you want a good allround body butter try Palmers.It lasts a long while ,and has a pumping formula which prevents germs getting into the cream.
          By the way this product shrunk to a solid mass after about four weeks.I had no choice but to bin it after that.
          I honestly haven't got a good thing to say about it.Oh,the jar isn't that bad.It has a plastic feel to it and looks rather like an expensive cream,but remember,its whats on the inside that counts!

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          05.09.2008 15:24
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          Not recommended for dry skin

          I wanted to review this product as I regularly use the apricot facial scrub from this brand and it is excellent. However the Cocoa Butter Body Cream is not.

          Again it comes in a huge 300ml tub and is priced at only 99p from Boyes so it seems like a great bargain.

          I bought a tub of this with the intention of using it after a shower or bath. I have pretty dry skin and the term "body butter" really makes you think this will be very moisturising.

          It's not. I opened the tub after a bath, it doesn't smell very strong which I think is a plus, I've used various moisturisers in the past and prefer a light fragrance so this was fine.

          I applied all over and waited for the soft, smooth skin I was expecting. It didn't happen and this didn't feel like it had moisturised at all.

          Within minutes of applying the cream had all but disappeared which you would think was a sign it had absorbed and was doing it's job but it made no difference to my skin whatsoever and I found myself applying another moisturiser over the top to avoid dry, flaky, itchy skin.

          This might be ok for those who only want light moisturising but if you want a thorough moisturiser this is not the one for you.

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        • Product Details

          300mL /