“ Brand: Elle Macpherson / Type: Body Butter / Texture: Rich Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Butter / What it does: Moisturizes, Enricheses „
For the past couple of Christmases I have received gift packs or boxes filled with various products from the Elle Macpherson body care range. They seem to appear in the Boots Christmas gift section every year - although I am sure that you can purchase them all year round, this is when they come to my attention. In each set I have received, there has always been a 475ml tub of this body butter contained. The tub is designed and labelled simply - as is the rest of the range - and it is evident as soon as looking that this is from the Elle Macpherson brand.
This is in the 'body' range, which is a range of products that Elle deems as essential in your day to day skincare. As a body moisturiser, I would agree with this but as body butters are usually quite rich I wondered if this really was an everyday product. On opening the tub, there is a very white cream inside. This is not as solid as some body butters I have used - it is like a very rich, thick moisturising cream. The smell is very recognisable as from the range too - all her products smell very distinctive. It is a very perfumed smell that is hard to describe but is very pleasant and fresh smelling. It is supposed to have 'honey undertones' but this is not something that I can detect at all.
The cream is thick and easy to scoop from the pot and apply directly to your skin. It is easy to rub into your skin and a little does go quite a long way. It is absorbed quite quickly and not greasy at all. It leaves my skin feeling soft, cared for and lightly scented - the scent lasts several hours and I love it! I do not use this everyday but do use it when my skin is feeling dry and in need of a little TLC - particularly in the cold winter months. This easily removes any dry patches and improves the condition of my skin significantly. It is very rich so I was wary that it may make my skin feel greasy but I have had no problems with this at all.
I think this is a delightful body butter and a tub lasts me for ages as it is so rich - you really only need a very small amount per application. I am not sure how easy it is to get hold of though - Boots are potential stockists but in store only apparently. I think it will be in my Christmas list again this year!
Elle Macpherson isn't a brand name that I'm particularly familiar with and wouldn't necessarily buy any of the range of my own accord but after receiving the 'ultimate moisture body butter' as a Christmas gift I wouldn't hesitate to try other products belonging to the Macpherson range. I received this along with a smaller hand lotions and foot lotions but this is my favourite out of the three. I actually received the biggest pot of the body butter that is available which is a 475ml pot.
The body butter comes in a big plastic tub mainly covered by a cream coloured label which is very simplistic in design and colour scheme but this makes it look expensive in my opinion. The ingredients, direction for use and product description can all be found on the label. It has a big black plastic lid which is water tight and protects the contents.
Inside you receive 475ml of body butter. The body butter is very bright white and looks solid before use but it is actually very creamy and soft. It smells highly perfumed and is described as containing hints of 'honey' which I can't really place to be honest but the scent is very sweet and highly pleasant. The smell lingers on the skin long after I have applied this body butter which is a great additional bonus.
Using the product is very easily you simply get some product onto your fingers or a sponge if you prefer and rub it into the desired areas. I tend to use this product for my pre-tanning routine and add surplus product to my knees, elbows, knuckles and ankles to aid my tanning process. The body butter blends in easily to my skin and doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky or wet meaning I can apply it just before bed time and I don't get stuck to my bed sheets!
This product leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised. I use is most often when I have just got out of the bath and my other house mates always comment on the smell and are always pinching some of the product to use on themselves! They also comment on the soft state that it leaves their skin in afterwards.
I would really recommend this product as you get so much product that I will be using it for months to come! The moisturising and nourishing effects of the butter are second to none and are somewhat better than any product I have used in the past.
I got this moisturiser as part of a 'bare' set for my birthday and thought I'd try it out.
The packaging is very simple in a screw tub with a black lid - very 'bare', as the range says! The cream itself is pure white and very creamy to touch. It rubs in beautifully and leaves the skin feeling so smooth and soft after only a few seconds of it being absorbed! This is a very impressive body butter in my opinion, as it's not greasy at all.
However, the one thing that I don't like about this body butter at all is the smell. It actually gave me a headache the first time I used it - not so good if you'd want to use this on a daily basis! The smell is quite strong, with a kind of 'lemon-y' fragrance in my opinion. Although it smells clean and fresh, for me it's a bit too strong and smell slightly too like something I'd clean my bathroom with!
Overall, I'm impressed with this body butter's performance, but it's fragrance lets it down.
One of the many creams and lotions that I have is Elle MacPherson Bare Ultimate Moisture Body Butter, it was actually a present and part of a set, I had heard of the Elle Macpherson range before but had never actually tried any of their products so when I received the Elle Macphersons I was pleased and keen to try them. Elle Macpherson is actually an Australian supermodel and actress but has since developed her own lingerie range and skin care ranged called The Body. I go through quite a lot of creams and body butter as I suffer from quite dry skin so was hoping that the Elle Macpherson Body Butter would be as good as some of the others I have tried in the past.
The Body Butter comes in quite a plain round pot, the bottom half is totally clear which displays the white body butter inside. It has a dark brown/ black plastic lid which easily screws on and off. The lid has a large round cream coloured label placed in the middle of it which takes up most of the lid showing just a small dark brown/ black border of the lid around the edge. The label has the words Elle Macpherson The Body written in black capitol letters cross it with the word Bare in a very pale blue colour just below, it also states that it is the Ultimate Moisture body butter, again in slightly small black capitol letters. There is also a small sentence about the product towards the bottom of the label which says "pamper and protect the body with a rich blend of honey and vitamin E" again in black writing, which really stands out against the pale cream background of the label. The measurements of the product are also written on the label right at the bottom. There is a second cream coloured label which is on the bottom of the pot, this contains information about the product including the ingredients, directions of use and warnings, all pretty standard. That is basically it for the packaging, it really is quite plain and consists mainly of writing, there are no pictures to catch your eye, this seems to be a feature of the Elle Macpherson Bare ranges, consisting on cream and dark brown. black packaging with a hint of pale blue.
The body butter itself is pure white in colour and is of quite a thick consistency which really does remind me of a soft butter. The first thing which I noticed about the body butter when I removed the lid was the fragrance, it was quite strong and quite flowery, not what I expected at all, with it containing honey (as stated on the lid) I expected it to me quite a sweet smelling moisturiser not at all floral, I have to admit I was not sure I was going to be too keen on this product due to the strong fragrance it had, but I decided to give it a go. After applying the body butter to my arms (I get quite dry skin on my elbows) I was pleased at how quickly it soaked/ rubbed into my skin, it was in no way greasy at all, in fact other than that my skin had been left incredibly soft you would not have known that cream had just been applied, normally with creams even non greasy ones you can feel a very slight residue on your skin but with this product there was nothing left at all other that very soft skin. I was so pleased with the results of this body butter that I tried it on my hands (after all they are part of your body) again there was no grease just soft moisturised skin, I found this very helpful as it meant that I could apply the cream and immediately carry on with what I was doing without covering everything in moisturiser. The other thing I noticed about this product was that when applied to the skin the very strong and slightly overpowering fragrance did fade a lot, I could still smell the product on my skin but it was very subtle compared to when I removed the lid from the pot and was not unpleasant, it was still not the slightly sweet fragrance I had been expecting and was still slightly floral but was not horrible, it did have quite a fresh smell to it, and the results were so good that the fragrance was something I could cope with.
I only needed to apply a small amount of the body butter to each area meaning that a little bit went a long way, the pot I received was a 50ml pot, whilst this is quite a small pot of cream I feel it will be very economical and long lasting. My body butter as I have mentioned came as part of a gift set which is about £4.00 at Boots, I have had a look for just the body butter in Boots and so far have not been able to find it, however it seems that most of the Elle Macpherson products are priced between £4.00 and £5.00, this is for approximately a 200ml pot, I have also noticed that Elle Macpherson Body Butter can also be purchased on websites such as Shopstyle, the price depends on the size pot purchased.
Directions for Use
I'm never quite sure why the directions for use are on the back of something as it really is obvious and commonsense, but obviously they have to cover themselves, anyway basically the directions for this product are to apply the body butter liberally (not too liberally though as you do not needs loads at once) and massage into the skin top to toe. This moisturiser really can be used anywhere, I have used mine several times as a hand cream due to how quickly it soaks into the skin.
Again this is really just commonsense and states to avoid contact with eyes, if this does occur rinse immediately with water. Although not stated should you suffer any allergic reaction to the product stop using immediately and do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, these are clearly listed on the back of the pot and are very easy to read. The main ingredient is Aqua (water) to me this suggests that the product is very gentle, I do sometimes have sensitive skin which some products can irritate but so far I have been fine with this and have had not problems what so ever.
Overall I have been extremely pleased with my Elle Macpherson Body Butter, it is an excellent moisturiser which seems to absorb instantly into your skin leaving it silky smooth and not greasy. Whilst it does appear to be a little bit on the expensive side for what it is, ultimately a pot of moisturiser it is well worth the money as well as being long lasting, so a £4.00 pot would last you a very long time (obviously depending on the amount of use) as you only need a small amount at a time. Once you get past the slightly overpowering fragrance when removing the lid it really is a lovely moisturiser and one which I would recommend.
I received this product as part of a set, so the one I used did not come in a round pot but in a 100ml tube. The packaging is quite sober but elegant in my opinion, and it promises soft, pampered skin if you use it regularly.
The texture of Elle Macpherson's body butter is VERY thick, if you open the tube it will not drip but you have to squeeze it well to get the product out. This is not a bad thing, though, as thicker texture feel richer and more luxurious, and I did enjoy the lovely creamy feel. On the other hand, it also means that it's not always very easy to spread the product on your skin, and I found I needed a fair amount to cover parts of my body that normally required less. My tube of body butter was a gift, so I didn't mind, but had I bought it at full price, I would have wanted to make sure it lasted a bit longer.
Because the body butter is so thick, I expected to have to rub it in for a long time before it sank in, but in that respect I was pleasantly surprised as it didn't long at all for the product to be massaged into my skin. It didn't leave any greasy residue afterwards, and I was always able to get dressed minutes after using the product.
It left my skin very soft and smooth, with a subtle velvety finish that was really pleasant. So as far as being good to your skin is concerned, I don't think you will be disappointed by this body butter, as I was very happy with the result I got. You don't need to wait to see results either, your skin is softer from the very first application, but obviously, like with all products, it will get even better with regular use.
There is just one thing that would prevent me from getting another of these body butters for myself, and that's a shame because I really, realyy liked the texture and how it sank in nicely. Like a few people have mentioned in other reviews, the smell can be a problem - and in my case, it was the only thing I disliked about the body butter. It's kind of citrussy, but very strong and it smelt kind of "smoky" to me as well. Not necessarily a bad smell, but it does linger on for a long time and is quite strong, so before you buy it you should make sure you take a good sniff in the shop.
this was yet another of the products i recieved in an elle macpherson set for shristmas and i initially tried it when i first got it and hated it, then last week i had the misfortune to try it again
the packaging is very plain, instead like the picture mine was in a tube with a black plastic screw on lid.
The tube is an off white colour and it has a black and a blue stripe around the bottom with the words Bare at the top in blue.
it then has some imformation about the product, claiming it has a "rich blend of honey and vitamin E" which i thought was great, as we all need vitamin E.
the tube is a 50ml bottle, but this is one that i got in a set, so its about a taster size, but i know that you can buy it in bigger tubes or even in pots but i wouldnt even bother
Elle Macherson has not done too well when designing this product, the fragrances that there are are just too strong, although it does smell kind of nice. itas quite a rich smell, predominately a honey smell, so it smells quite sickly sweet. The smell also lingers when you put it on
when you apply it, it takes a couple of minutes for your body to absorb the cream, but it does moisturise well after it has dried
I will start this review by saying I did not buy this product and would not have bought it purely for its celebrity endorsement (Elle Macphearson being somebody I can't really stand!). It came in a gift set that I won at the Christmas raffle (it's been sat in the cupboard for a while!). I am always willing to give any new products a go, so when I happened upon it once more whilst reaching into the depths of the beauty box I decided to give it a whirl.
The 200ml clear plastic tub with its screw top black lid looks quite simple, nothing fancy or eye catching, dull really compared to most packaging. It boasts a 'rich blend of honey and vitamin E', which is always good for the skin. I always like to see Vitamin E in products.
Having never used anything from this brand before I had no idea about what to expect when I unscrewed the cap and ventured into its creamy depths. The first thing that assaults you is the smell. It is very, very strong, certainly not for the faint hearted amongst us. Now, I love a good pong to a product as much as the next person but there is a pong...and then there is this. It reminds me of cheap men's aftershave at the end of a night, mingled with a woman's cheap knock off perfume. There was nothing fruity or floral about it, nothing sweet like the honey would suggest. In all, very offensive. Nevertheless, I persisted, held my breathe and began to apply.
The crème itself is quite thin and easily absorbed into the skin but I did find it left a slight greasy layer across the skin that seemed to last for hours. With daily use, this built up to an uncomfortable texture across all applied areas. My skin did feel well moisturized and soft but the cons far outweigh the pros of the product. The smell persisted and lingered on my skin all day, not mixing well or being masked by any of my perfumes. This lead to me feeling very uncomfortable and self-conscious when around others, who after a quick sniff test confirmed they could not smell anything unpleasant around me until they put their noses right onto of my skin,.
I would not imagine the 200ml tub lasting long with daily use, however I only managed to put up with it for two weeks (purely for experimental purposes only) and it just did not grow on me at all.
If you like heady scents and need a lot of extra moisture added to your skin then I would say give it a try if you can get it cheaply or are given it as a gift, other than that, your money is better spent elsewhere. As it came in a gift set, I am willing to try the other products it came with but only because they are there, and who knows, I might find something I like!
Christmas 2009 and my Mum kindly bought me a gift set from Boots containing Elle MacPherson products. I had noticed the range myself in Boots before, but had never given it much thought. For a start I don't even know who Elle MacPherson is (though I'm the worst person ever when it comes to celebrities... in that I don't know who many are at all!) and well, I usually avoid celebrity endorsed products with a barge pole as to be honest, I never imagine them being any good. Despite this I did use a hand cream from the set, and I did like it. Due to a large amount of beauty products I have stashed away, I have only just gotten around to using this very large tub of body butter.
I love using body butters, everyone by now has heard of those Body Shop body butters, and admittedly when I think of a body butter I immediately think of those, but there's are lots of different brands out there producing them these days. I probably would never have used this body butter had it not been given to me in a gift set.
~~ The Range ~~
The Elle MacPherson range can be found in most Boots stores, namely near the FCUK and Sanctuary Spa type products. The range does everything from body washes, to hand creams and even an airbrush tan. Of course the first appeal should be the celebrity name, but the packaging whilst plain, does come across as a posh brand. This also comes across nicely in the price, as this range isn't cheap! Most products are in the £4-£10 mark and this particular body butter usually costs £8.95, although currently reduced to £8.50. Whilst arguably expensive, I must admit you do get a large 475ml tub of body butter, and it's a huge and weighty tub for your money!
~~ The Ultimate Moisture Body Butter ~~
The packaging is quite minimalist to be honest, and it doesn't make any promises or claims about what this body butter can do, it just simply states 'Pamper and Protect the Body with a rich blend of Honey and Vitamin E.' The instructions are just as plain, they suggest applying this liberally from top to toe. There is a screw top lid, and underneath that is a plastic covering which is easy enough to lift up, and it protects the cream underneath from going all over the lid, thus making a mess when you open it.
The first thing I noticed about the Elle MacPherson range is the scent of the products. It's strong, and quite unlike any scent I have smelled before. I laughed actually at another review which mentioned it smells like a freshly cleaned toilet, I'd never thought of it in that way before but I keep thinking of it! I have mixed feeling about the scent. It's very strong and extremely fruity and citrusy, so it does remind you of a lemon toilet duck, however at times I find the smell rather pleasant. Sometimes though, I find the scent too overpowering and off putting, it really depends on my mood. I'm not too sure what they had in mind with this scent, they could do with toning it down a little and making it smell less like a citrusy bathroom cleaner.
The body butter itself I have no problems with. It's actually really nice. It's not too thick or too runny, and I love massaging it into my skin after a bath or shower. It doesn't take too long to absorb and skin feels lovely and soft afterwards. I love applying it to my feet and elbows in those especially dryer areas, and it does a great job. I don't recommend applying this on a morning though, as the scent is so strong, and really does linger around on your skin, so you will smell it for the rest of the day. It will overshadow any nice perfume you apply, and this scent is rather quirky, I imaging it being one of those 'love it or hate it' type things, and so you probably don't want some people wrinkling their noses at you during the day!
~~ Would I recommend it...? ~~
This is an excellent body butter, completely let down by the very strong and unusual smell. I probably wouldn't ever buy it as it really is expensive, and sometimes the scent is just too much for me. If you have used other products in the range and love the smell, then I would say go for it, as it's a brilliant body butter, I just can't imagine this one appealing too greatly to everyone.
I first got the Elle McPherson as part of a Christmas gift set, and, to be honest, wasn't really expecting much. I always expect Celebrity endorsed products to be any old rubbish that's only selling because it has said celebrities name attached to it. Although that is the case for many celebrity endorsed products, I was impressed with this one.
The packaging isn't as nice as you'd expect, usually these types of products are all about the packaging, but lacking inside. This is different, the product comes in a clear tub with a black lid, and has neutral colours to decorate. The body butter itself is of a fairly thick consistency, and smells quite pleasant, kind of limey.
I used the product after a shower, when my skin was still slightly damp. It absorbed well, and didn't need rubbing in for ages. It felt quite cool and refreshing on my skin, similar to the effect of aloe vera gel or moisturiser. It smelt really nice, and made me feel very fresh and clean. My skin was quite smooth and soft after using this product, although it isn't quite heavy enough to be able to deal with my stubborn dry patches, but then, it doesn't make any claims that it can be used to combat extra dry skin.
This product performs very well, it smooths, softens and refreshes skin, and smells lovely. The only negative is the price, it's around £8 in Boots for a large tub, so I personally wouldn't buy it on it's own (you can get a lot of the products in a set for around £30 near Christmas time - drop some hints!), but some might think it's worth it! I hope this was helpful, thanks for reading.
Elle McPherson's products have always appealed to me, so I happily grabbed a miniature pack in Boots 75% sale without really looking at what was in it. I got home and was pleased to find that included in this little goodie bag was a small tub of body butter. In Boots a 475ml tub will set you back £8.75, which seems a little more expensive than many comparable products.
I've never used her products before, but because of Elle's reputation I had high expectations of the products I bought.
The body butter comes in a round, flat tub with a screw on lid, the packaging is in neutral colours and to be honest isn't the most exciting or glamorous, I do think it looks quite classy though. The main ingredients in the butter are honey and vitamin e, both of which are well known for their moisturising properties
When I opened the tub I was really surprised by the texture of the body butter, it was nowhere near as thick as I have come to expect from a body butter, it wasn't as thin as a 'normal' body lotion more like somewhere in the middle of the two. The butter is white which is quite unusual as I've noticed most products tend to go for cream rather than white.
My small pot of this product lasted about a week, and that was with me applying it morning and evening some days, I found that a little certainly went a long way. I've been really impressed with the improved smoothness of my skin having used this product, my skin was in pretty good condition from the previous moisturiser I'd been using, but even so I felt that my skin felt smoother and softer again and I was quite surprised and definitely pleased by this.
The body butter doesn't have an especially strong scent to it, the smell is quite citrusy but it's not overpowering and doesn't linger on your skin for long, so there's no problems of clashing with perfume or body spray.
Overall, I've been really impressed with this product and with the Elle McPherson range in general. I do think they are a bit on the pricey side, but they come under the 'luxury' bathing range in Boots and are therefore priced accordingly. I loved how soft and smooth my skin felt after using this product and didn't want to finish it this morning! I'm going to keep an eye out for the next time these are on offer and perhaps buy a couple to treat myself, I'd definitely recommend them.
4 stars from me simply because of the price (I'd give it 4 and a half if that was an option)
Elle Macpherson Ultimate Moisture Body Butter
- I really love this product. I first tried it after receiving it as part of a gift bag last Christmas and I have been hooked ever since. I don't have the best skin in the world and need a really good moisturizer to keep it any where near soft and this is fantastic. It comes in a large tub which even with my rate of use lasts quite a while. It smells gorgeous leaving your skin feeling really soft and smelling great. I think it is now available in tubes as well as the tub which will suit some people better. It is available on its own and not just as part of a gift set. The only down side is that it can be difficult to get hold of - I have only found it in Boots - I would like to be able to buy it from more outlets. Overall a fabulous product that I can't live without!
I received a 475ml tub of this body butter as part of a Christmas gift set. It took a while to finish up my old body moisturisers and this huge tub has lasted a long time.
I have to say I prefer a tube for products as I think they are more hygienic, the product isn't exposed to air and also as you scoop it out with your fingers you are more likely to expose it to bacteria. There is however an inner lid to protect the product.
Contrary to the other reviewer, I love the scent of the Elle Macpherson range. I think it is an original, fresh scent which is really lovely.
The butter is thick but not ridiculously so and goes on very easily.
I like a moisturiser that sinks in and leaves a silky smooth finish and this certainly does the trick. It is absorbed quickly and easily and the fragrance was pleasant but not overpowering.
The fragrance lasts a reasonable amount of time and creates a good feeling whenever it is smelled.
I've enjoyed all the Elle Macpherson products that have come in the gift set and I look forward to trying out more of the range!
After using the previously reviewed Elle Macpherson scrub, I decided to use the matching body butter since I already ponged like a public toilet due to its rather interesting smell.
I do suffer from dry skin and as I regularly use a scrub of some variety (usually opting for something more pleasantly scented) I always like to replace some of the moisture lost by sloughing off dead skin with a nice thick body butter, particularly on my legs.
I have a 50ml jar of this product from a gift set, but in its full size glory the tub is a generous 475ml for £8.95. At first glance, I did think it looked rather thin for a butter, and wondered whether they were just glamourising a bog standard moisturiser which smelled the same (sadly) as the rest of the "Bare" line of the Elle Macpherson range.
The scent is best described as being similar to that of a bathroom cleaner, or Dettol, something mildly antiseptic with a vague hint of citrus. Generally unpleasant, to say the least. Interestingly the packaging for none of the Bare range attempts to describe the scent, although the lid of this butter claims it has a blend of honey and vitamin E. Dubious.
As I mentioned, the moisturiser is pretty thin, and while its name considers it a butter, the description on the bottom sticker calls it a "creme". I think this is somewhat more accurate. It smoothes on easily and sinks in almost instantly, but doesn't make my skin feel noticeably better, or worse. It is not greasy, nor does it make my skin soft or smooth. It almost feels as if the whole process is pretty pointless, and not only that but the scent is overpowering and yes, still awful.
Despite claiming to contain honey, this is the second-to-last ingredient after a long string of chemical names, including several which don't sound particularly good for the skin including alcohol. I generally prefer to opt for more natural products, and do wonder how this still can't manage to perform well given it contains so much chemically-engineered crap presumably designed for the purpose of moisturising the skin.
Ultimate moisture? No. Any redeeming features? Also no. It smells terrible, okay so it isn't sticky or greasy but it's also pointless. I can imagine that liberally applying Toilet Duck would have much the same effects, and at least that's an exciting colour. I cannot see any reason to spend almost £10 on this and, as I did with the shower gel accompanying this in a gift set, I have tried to no avail to give this away. I imagine it will end up in the bin also!
If by now I haven't convinced you enough of how truly awful this is, you can find the Elle Macpherson range at larger Boots stores, but I'd recommend you buy a nice Sanctuary product instead!