Product Type: Dirty Works Body Care
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Not quite Righteous but pretty Supreme
Dirty Works The Dream Cream Body Butter
Member Name: catsholiday
Dirty Works The Dream Cream Body Butter
Advantages: A good body butter and a great price
Disadvantages: Not quite as good as S&G body butter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Summary: A reasonably priced body butter from Sainbury's so pop one in your grocery trolley
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