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Brand: Dirty Works / Type: Body Butter / Texture: Rich Cream / Subcategory: Body Cream / Butter / What it does: Enricheses

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      15.06.2013 19:15
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      A great all round body butter

      Wandering around the large Saìnsbury's in Heald Green, Cheshire I saw this range n the skin care area and decided to pick this up as there was some money off. I own far too many body butters but another one can't hurt, even if my lotion box is bursting at the seams.

      Packaging
      This is kind of similar to what you would expect from soap and glory. I have the one from the coconut caress range and the text is in yellow and black, with a vintage font. This is in quite a deep plastic tub and is a dark lilac.
      The plastic is not of the best quality but as this is not something I will carry around with me I am not too bothered.
      I love the look and feel if this tube.

      Smells
      This smells beautifully of coconut. I normally find coconut smells quite overwhelming but this is nice and subtle. It really is a caress. The smell is still there though and lots of people are commenting on it. This also lasts all day when popped on straight after the shower.

      Formulation
      This is nice and thick, a little thicker than a standard moisturiser, but still thin enough so that it doesn't sit on top if the skin. This takes about a minutes to fully soak in and then my skin is nicely moisturised and a little softer than before. There is not a greasy affect from this butter either.

      The skin on my legs is very dry, but just using this every other day (when I shave my legs) keeps the skin at its very best.

      This also looks like any other moisturiser, just a standard, white colour.

      Price and Availability
      There was a third off when I bought it so this was just £2.99, which compared to the price of other well known body butters is amazing. These products can be found in both Saìnsbury's online and in store.

      In conclusion I am so impressed with this product I will be looking to buy more from the range five stars!

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      21.04.2013 03:36
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      Unfortunatly for me this is a product that I would not buy again

      =Dirty Works The Dream Cream Body Butter=

      I had some Nectar points from submitting my Gas readings, and was by Sainsbury's, so thought I would get myself a little treat, it was before Christmas, it felt like every purchase of nice items were all going out as gifts.

      =Dirty Works Brand=
      I hadn't heard of the brand before, but the packaging was a retro finish and the tub was similar to that of Soap and Glory, but this was blue and yellow in colour.

      =Price and Availability=
      The tub was a 300ml size and was priced at £4.99, it was only later that I found out that Dirty Works is a Sainsbury's own brand.

      =The product =
      It was easy to unscrew the lid, my first impressions was that of disappointment as with most body butters they are thick in consistency, but this was more like a thick lotion, it was white in colour. I applied the cream, I always start on my legs, and I noticed that it absorbed quickly but had a greasy feel to my skin, even 10 minutes later, I could still feel the grease. Glad I had not put it on anywhere else, I would be concerned that it would stain my clothes.

      =Contents=
      When I found the contents, there seemed to be a lot of ingredients, some I did not recognise, but I did recognise Shea butter and Sweet Almond Oil, which are both known to be good for their hydrating products.

      =The Smell=
      I could not identify the smell, but it was not pleasant, it felt like a mix of chemicals that had been mixed together in the hope that gold had been struck and a flower smell had come through, I was transported back to chemistry lessons in secondary school.

      =caution=
      Upon further inspection on the product, as after the smell, I didn't feel 100% right about the product, especially as I saw a warning about not to apply to broken or damaged skin and if you get in your eyes to rinse out. I wouldn't put it near my eyes, but the broken skin, as I have cracks on my heels and when moisturising my legs, I stretch down to my feet.

      =Would I recommend=
      Unfortunately I would not recommend this cream, once I had read the caution, the first thing I did was get in the shower and wash it off. Not that I had any side effects, but that was a risk I was not taking.

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      31.03.2013 18:06
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      Loses two stars for lack of lasting fragrance

      I bought a few products from the Dirty Works range about six months back and one of them was called Dream Cream Body Butter. This came in a pale blue coloured plastic tub with a screw off type lid. I bought it in Sainsbury's and the Dirty Works products was on special offer at the time (just before Christmas) though I cannot remember exactly how much I paid for it. I believe they retail somewhere in the region of £5 for a standard sized tub. These Dirty Works products always remind me ever so slightly, of Soap and Glory products as they have similar illustrations on their packaging and the wordings are often similar in tone and style. I find them quite appealing but I think they seem to be marketed towards the younger end of the age spectrum. I don't let this put me off though - I am only still in my thirties, after all!

      I was drawn to his particular body butter as it stated that it contains almond oil and shea butter. I know both of these products are meant to be good for the skin and I was eager to give this particular body butter a try. I used this body butter, as directed, on damp skin as soon as I got out of the shower. I must admit, it felt a little bit icky applying it to my body before I was completely dry, but I thought I'd follow the instructions to the letter for best results.

      The smell is nice, quite fresh and lively and it feels nice and soft as I gently rubbed and massaged the body butter onto my tummy, to begin with. I found that it was absorbed surprisingly rapidly, especially considering it is such a thick consistency. My skin was dry within a few moments and I was able to get dressed without having to sit on the edge of the bath waiting for it to sink in.

      My skin did feel nice and soft to touch afterwards though I have to say that the smell faded incredibly fast. It seemed o me that as soon as the cream was absorbed there was very little trace of any fragrance left on my skin at all. If I was comparing this to one of the Body Shop Body Butters, the body Shop wins hands down. I know this body butter is relatively cheaper than Body Shop Butters, but on the whole, I do like a fragrance to last a little while after application, and this was a real let down in that respect.

      It's fine for moisturisation purposes and it feels gentle and kind to me skin and made my skin feel well hydrated afterwards, but its such a shame the fragrance didn't live up to my expectations.

      I give it three stars.

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      30.03.2013 22:56
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      I wont be buying a full sized pot

      I was lucky enough to  receive  a free sample of body butter from Dirty Works through the post, its a 20ml tube so a nice amount to get a good feel of the product. I had never tried anything from Dirty Works before so was keen to sample it. 
       
      Dirty Works packaging is a little bit like a blue version of Soap & Glory, my Body Butter is in a blue plastic tube with cream coloured writing. The front of the tube informs the customer that this is Supreme Cream Body Butter with shea butter and sweet almond oil. 

      The back if the tube gives directions for use which are:- massage into damp skin after bathing or showering until absorbed. There is also a long list of ingredients on the back which although small are easy enough to read should you wish to. There is also a small warning about not getting the product in your eyes or using on broken skin, pretty standard for this type of product. 

      The body butter has quite a fresh smell which is pleasant enough, its white in colour and has quite a thin consistency compared to The Body Shop body butters I've tried in the past. 

      I followed the directions and massaged this onto damp skin, I found the body butter absorbed fairly quickly into my skin leaving no stickiness behind. I could quite easily use this and then get dressed almost straight away. 

      I've used all my Body Butter up now and although I was reasonably pleased with it in my personal opinion it doesn't compare very well to The Body Shops body butter, the cream isn't very rich and a bit on the thin side, it does absorb well and quite quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised but the effect doesn't last. If I apply it before bed I cant feel any benefits from it by morning, its very short term, the fragrance wears off quickly too.

      Although the body butter doesn't claim to be suitable for sensitive skin I had no problems using it despite being a bit sensitive to certain products.

      As I mentioned I got my Dirty Works Body Butter as a freebie but it is available in Sainsburys where a 300 g tub will set you back £4.99. I personally wont be buying any I would rather spend a bit more and buy body butter from The Body Shop, this just wasn't creamy enough for me.

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      05.11.2012 15:43
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      A reasonably priced body butter from Sainbury's so pop one in your grocery trolley

      Dirty Works - Supreme cream Body Butter

      I bought this on impulse when in Sainsbury's as I was attracted to the packaging of the range which look like a blue version of Soap and Glory stuff with the same quirky names and retro 50's look. The range is sold exclusively in Sainbury's and is pretty obviously a copy cat version of S&G stuff so Iwas interested to see what they were like. I have tried about four of their products so far and in my view this is the best of those I have tried.

      ANIMAL FRIENDLY?

      After much investigation I can only find Sainbury's policy which because this is exclusively made for Sainsbury's should be covered. I quote from their own page:

      "As part of our commitment to animal welfare, we're opposed to animal testing and have not commissioned any testing on our beauty products, or the ingredients they contain, since 1988.
      In March 2011, our own body-care range was awarded the Leaping Bunny stamp by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), certifying our products to be free from animal tests under the Humane Cosmetics Standard (HCS). The Leaping bunny logo shows that we comply with the BUAV's comprehensive criteria."

      I can't find the leaping bunny but will give them the benefit of the doubt on this one.

      ECO FRIENDLY?

      The product comes in a plastic blue tub which can be recycled through the ususl plastic recycling scheme as it has a recycle triangle on it.
      Supreme cream:

      After comparing The Dream Cream with the Righteous Butter neither seem to be full of natural ingredients and in fact the Supreme Cream seems to have slightly fewer ingredients but I really was a bit over whelmed by both list with all their chemical names.

      The Dream Cream has Almond Oil and Shea Butter in it and both these are good for dry skin and the glycerine is a skin softener and as I said the S&G product has a very similar list of complicated ingredients. Interestingly the main ingredient for both is water so the rest of the ingredients must be to help get the water into the skin.

      USING THE PRODUCT
      The product comes in a blue screw top 300ml tub with the similar retro names and quirky puns decorating the outside that S&G have too.

      Once you open the tub you find it is very full and the cream inside is thick white and smells pleasantly sweet. I really liked the fact it was nice and thick as I have been using this on my feet at night and it has made them really lovely and soft. I massage it into my feet and lower legs and then pop some socks on for about an hour so that the cream doesn't get onto my sheets.

      It is a very thick cream, similar to S&G's Righteous butter but nowhere near as thick and unspreadable as Sudacrem . It is soft once you start to apply it and I find it soaks in very easily leaving my skin feeling well moisturised but not in any way greasy.

      I have found that my feet are now lovely and soft and my lower legs have none of that dry scaley look they sometimes get in cold weather. I have used this tub for about a month in this way and I am pretty generous with my applications. I have also used it on my elbows and arms too and so i think value for money it is pretty good stuff all things considered.

      VALUE FOR MONEY

      The Righteous Butter on full RRP is £10.50 for 300ml although I have NEVER paid that as they are often on special offers. This Supreme Cream is £4.99 so price wise there is no comparison as this is half the price of S&G.

      IS IT AS GOOD THOUGH?

      Now I love S&G stuff and Righteous Butter is fab but I have to admit that when money is tight and I am buying products for myself rather than as a gift then this would be the one I would go for. So once all my gifts are used up and i have to buy stuff for myself this is what I go for.

      I find it does a really great job at keeping my feet and elbows well moisturised. I do us it on my body but I find that body lotion does the job elsewhere while this thicker stuff is perfect for harder skinned areas. It doesn't spill or leak so I can apply it while sitting on my bed with no danger or slopping onto the sheets.
      It smells similar to S&G with the same sweet, clean baby sort of smell which is not over powerful but gently feminine and perfect for when I am going to bed as you don't really want a very strongly perfumed product then.

      I have sensitive skin that reacts badly to some ingredients and then I get eczema. I have had no adverse reaction from using this and this is my second tub. When I do have my skin rashes I only ever use Aveeno or aloe vera on it so I have not tried it on any problem areas but it has not caused any problems either.
      The directions on the pot tell you to rub this into damp skin after a shower or bath, which is to help the product soak in while the skin's pores are open. I am not sure it makes a lot of difference. I always have a bath before using this but I am often pretty well dried as I put this on in my bedroom so have certainly dried myself a bit before creaming myself.

      So yes I think this is a pleasantly scented subtly sweet and clean smelling body butter sold at a decent price so if you are a more limited budget this is a pretty good alternative to the S&G more exclusive and very lovely Righteous Butter.

      So If you like Soap and Glory, then you might like to try this body butter, it is the best of the products from Dirty Works that I have tried. If it was only a pound or two less than S&G then it might not be worth the saving but at less than half price I would say give it a try. I also find I don't notice a few products added to my grocery trolley whereas if I go and buy them separately I really become aware of the amount I am spending so it is hidden better in the grocery shop! It also makes grocery shopping more appealing if you can tuck a couple of little treats in the trolley as a reward.

      Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.
      ©Catsholiday

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        16.07.2012 15:56
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        Good value but nnot for sensitive skin.

        I bought Dirty Works body Butter on impulse whilst shopping in Sainsburys. I hadn't heard of the brand and didn't realise it was one of Sainsbury's own. It was on offer and as I go through loads of body moisturisers I thought I would give it a try.

        Pckaging
        It comes in a big tub which seems to be emulating the Soap and glory brand as it has a retro feel. It is blue and yellow and claims to be a Supreme Cream Body Butter. The packaging is quite eye catching and you get 300ml of product for £4.99.

        The product
        It is white and quite thick although more a thick cream consistency than a butter in my opinion. It seems to absorb quite quickly but actually feels a little greasy after application.

        It contains Shea butter and Sweet Almond Oil , both of which are known for their hydrating properties. Plus a range of unpronounceable ingredients that I don't recognise, but don't sound that natural.

        It smells like a synthetic flower fragrance to me, a little bid old fashioned and powdery , which is Ok but I am not in love with the smell and after a while it starts to smell a bit cloying and sickly.

        What I did find a little worrying and wish I had read before I applied this was there is a warning about rinsing if you get it in your eyes and not to apply to broken or damaged skin.

        Well I did not put it in my eyes but can vouch that it stings like mad if it goes anywhere near broken skin. As I have psoriasis my skin can be broken and yes they do warn not to put it on, but I would not expect a body moisturiser to sting as much as this did.

        I don't think I have ever seen such a warning on a skincare product.

        Would I recommend
        It isn't for me, even at the bargain price of £4.99 for a large 300g tub primarily as I cannot use it on certain parts of my body where the skin might be broken. It did irritate and sting like mad and I am not mad for the fragrance. I use lots of body products from loads of brands and have never had such a stinging sensation.

        I guess if you like the fragrance this is good value for money, but I would take care if you have sensitive skin as this has a definite sting in the tail.

        I only used it once and have just applied some on my hands and it has made the skin look better, but I can't risk getting this near any problem skin, which even though they do warn, I still feel this is worrying for a skin product.

        I can only give this 1 star , given the sting factor.

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          29.01.2012 12:02
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          A Body Cream that thinks its a Body Butter, But is still a pleasure to use.

          ~*~*~*Dirty Works Supreme Cream Body Butter~*~*~*

          If you have read the previous two reviews in my list you will see that I received a Dirty Works gift set for Christmas this year. Dirty Works is a body care range produced by Sainsbury's. Items can be brought individually or as gift sets. The Body Butter I am about to review came as part of a gift set. A lot of people compare Dirty Works to Boots' "Soap & Glory "range quite negatively, as I have never used any "Soap & Glory" products I feel I can write quite an unbiased review.

          ~*~*~*Packaging~*~*~*

          The Body Butter comes in a powder blue tub with a screw top lid, the labels on the tub are lemon and cream striped and don't really match the tub, of three products I have reviewed from this range this is the first one that looks quite cheap. The label on the lid tells us this product is Supreme Cream Body Butter by Dirty Works. The description given says "Super spreadable body butter with softening Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil. Your skin will feel super soft and utterly divine!" The directions on the back of the tub say to apply the body butter onto damp skin and massage lightly until absorbed. The tub also warns to avoid contact with eyes and not to use on broken or damaged skin. The tub also has a list of ingredients and contact details for the company. A plus point for this body butter is that the instructions for use are not on the bottom of the tub, which saves having to put the lid on and off when you want to check the instructions out while using the product.

          ~*~*~*Product~*~*~*

          After showering I patted myself reasonably dry and opened the pot of cream. The product in my pot was piled up on one side of the pot so I can't really tell how full the tub is. The tub is a good sized 300ml. The Body Butter is very white to look at, no extra colours have been added, and it looks more creamy than buttery. A good sniff of the product gave me a nose full of a lovely baby powder smell followed by the Shea Butter. The product does smell buttery. I then scooped some out; the Body Butter is very soft unlike Body Shop Body butters and is really more like a cream. The Body Butter feels very light and is really easy to rub on and my skin absorbed it really well, whilst applying the Body Butter I can initially smell cinnamon and a slight hint of ginger. When the Body Butter settles I can smell the Sweet Almond Oil. The Body Butter leaves my skin feeling lovely and smooth not at all greasy and I am able to get dressed straight after applying. The perfume of the Body Butter is quite long lasting and when I sniffed myself through out the day I could still smell it. My skin stayed soft till I got a shower the next day.

          ~*~*~*Conclusion~*~*~*

          Despite my initial thought that the product was a bit cheap looking I was really impressed. The Body Butter is lovely and creamy and a delight to use, it is instantly absorbed and smells really nice. I do think this should be marketed as a Cream and not as Body Butter, and that Sainsburys should put a bit more effort in to the packaging, which does not appear to be recyclable either. In short I would buy this for myself again and would be happy to receive it as a gift.

          ~*~*~*Availability~*~*~*

          This product is only available from Sainsbury's as part of there large Dirty Works range and is priced at £3.32 currently but is usually £4.99. There appears to be a 1/3 off across the whole Dirty Works range at the moment so if you are a fan stock up.

          Thank you for reading. This review may appear on other sites under the same username.

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            05.04.2011 19:46
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            A body butter from a new range in Sainsburys

            I am a big fan of Soap And Glory products, and as all users of these products will know, they can get a bit pricey after a while. For christmas I recieved a gift set made by Dirty Works, which looks suspiciously like Soap and Glory. I was not sure if I was going to end up using it or not, so I just put it in the bathroom and hadn't looked at it for a while.

            When I started to run low on my usual shower and body items, I thought I might as well give the Dirty Works stuff a try, as I did not want to waste it and it would save me having to go out and buying more products. The set I recieved had 3 items in it, including The Dream Cream, Body Butter.

            I normally use The Righteous Butter from Soap and Glory, and this comes in a pink 300ml tub and is very Soap and Glory stylee. The Dream Cream comes in a pale blue, 300ml tub and I personally think it looks like a cheap imitation of Soap and Glory products. In fact I took a look at their other items and it does seem like a cheap, knock off line of Soap and Glory. They have the same style packaging, just in different colours, as well the same sort of logos and cute little names for all their products!

            After comparing The Dream Cream with the usual body butter I use, I noticed that they have pretty much the exact same ingredients, so I was hoping that this cheap version would work just as well as my usual body butter. The Dream Cream has Almond Oil and Shea Butter in it, both of which are known for softening and moisturising the skin, so I was hoping that this would be a good product. I have quite dry, irritiated skin and I do need to be careful what I use on it.

            The 300ml tub is openable with a twist top, and inside you will find a thick, white cream that is actually a lot thicker than I was expecting it to be. It almost has the same thickness and texture I have come to know from Sudocrem. It is really easy to scoop some out, and because of the thickness of the body butter, it is easy to control how much, or how little, of it you take out of the tub. Once on the skin, I found it to be quite easy to spread, and a little bit does go quite far. It absorbed into my skin quite quickly, although due to my skin being the way it, most creams are just sucked in lol!

            Now I will say that my skin does feel softer, and a bit more moisturised after using this body butter, but the results are not as fantastic as I would have hoped. It does do a generally good job, but I am used to Soap and Glory which does a fantastic job, and this has spoilt all other body creams for me. Had I not used any other products before this one, I may have settled for it, but I know better and will go back to better once this tub is used up.

            I have also noticed that a short while after this body butter soaks into the skin, my skin feels some what "thick" and tacky. It is an odd feeling to describe, and it something I have not had before. I was a little worried that this product would cause my skin to react in a bad way, as many other lotions and potions do, but luckily there has been no rashes or other adverse reactions. I have tried using this on very dry, slightly rashed skin, and sadly it has made it no better, but thankfully not any worse either. My usual body butter is pretty good at sorting out my general skin problems, and I was half expecting this one to do the same.

            This body butter does have a nice smell to it, but it is a very faint, subtle smell, which is barely there unless you really stick your nose in to it. The smell is some what sweet, and smells very clean. The directions on the tub say that you should rub this into damp skin after a shower or bath, which is what I did, and sadly it makes no difference compared to using it on dry skin.

            I would not say that product is a complete no go, it is an ok to good product, and maybe other people will like it more than I do. I will be going back to my usual body butter when this runs out, but it is good enough to use for now, I just may have to use more of it to get the same results as I would get from using a smaller amount of the Soap and Glory Body Butter.

            If you are a fan of Soap and Glory, then you may well enjoy this body butter, and the other products from Dirty Works, but personally, I know which brand I will be sticking to in the future. This range of products can be bought from Sainsburys, and if you have a look at the line up of stuff, you can see it really is a cheap version of Soap and Glory. Had the product worked as well as Soap and Glory does, I may have been tempted to save a pound or two and buy The Dream Cream instead, but alas it is not to be.

            I give this body butter a 3 out of 5 stars, as it does an ok job, but just not good enough for me. Somewhat recommended.

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              A fantastic body cream

              As part of my birthday box from my younger sister recently, she introduced me to a new range of toiletries I had never even heard of let alone tried, with one of those items being the subject of this review.

              The product in question is - "Dirty works - supreme body butter" (also known as the "dream cream").

              I love my daily baths, insisting on plenty of deliciously scented products to use, though due to how much I bathe (and also unfortunately have to shave too) I find my skin gets desperately dry, needing some heavy duty creams and lotions to re-moisturise my scales!

              This particular butter comes within a squat looking tub, with screw off lid, I like this design as the cream is much thicker than traditional lotions, so find the larger opening easier to extract every last scrap of cream from the tub.

              There is a plethora of information on the tub itself, brand name (Dirty works), product name, product description and scent, contents (300ml, 10.1fl oz) and instructions for use, with this being strangely directed to smooth on to skin straight after showering or bathing, whilst the skin is still damp, very much in the same vein as baby oil.

              The product states it contains softening shea butter and sweet almond oil, though when the tub is opened smells distinctively like the other products in the range with this smelling of lemongrass, though of course if used with the body wash and the body scrub just layers the delicious smell on the skin, leaving the scent there for much longer.

              When the cream is scooped out of the tub it doesn't really resemble any of the body butters I have used in the past, with the previous one's actually feeling and looking like a butter consistency, with this being quite a bit thinner but still thicker than a lotion.

              After bathing a take a small bob from the tub and smooth it over my poor ravaged skin and it feels instantly cooler and less irritated, and after this has sunk into the skin feels lovely and smooth, though absorption does tend to take a few hours, I usually find applying this before getting into my PJ's and leaving to soak in over night leaves my skin fantastically soft.

              This product does state on the tub that it shouldn't be used on broken or irritated skin, but this is the first scented product I have used that actually helps improve my sore skin rather than make worse, though this tripe fold if I remember to put this stuff in the fridge too.

              Price wise this costs around £2.00 a tub, and as far as I am aware is only sold in Sainsbury's at the moment, though as the products popularity increases I am sure so will it's availability.

              This really is a lovely alternative to the "soap and glory" range of products, with this being almost a cheaper version of that, even down to the black and white pictures featuring on some of the other products, with this particular product stating that this is all "good clean fun!"

              Thanks for reading x

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