“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Body Butter / What it does: Enricheses „
I've tried many body lotions and body butters by various different manufacturers and am always looking for something new to try. I don't tend to associate Marks and Spencers with bath products and wouldn't usually think to look in there for products of this type but having received a gift voucher, I decided this is what I'd treat myself to.
As with most body butters I have used, this comes in a round plastic tub with a screw lid. The base is clear plastic and the lid is red in colour with the product labelling on top. This includes a rather appealing picture of some cherries and the product name. On the bottom of the tub there is a bit of information about the product - rather interesting information about the 'super-fruit' cherry which not only is rich in vitamins but also contains natural moisturising sugars (who knew?!).
On unscrewing the lid, the tub is generously filled with a thick, light pink moisturising cream. This is of the consistency that if you turned the pot upside down, it would remain firmly in place. There is also a strong, sweet smell of cherries. Sometimes with products like this, the smell is not quite what you'd expect but this is definitely a pure cherry scent, which is really sweet and appealing.
The pot contains 200ml and is priced at £6, which is pretty much average for a body butter. However, I have noticed that Marks & Spencer do have good offers on their body butters from time to time, such as 3 for 2 - at the moment (14/02/11) there is an offer to buy two for £7.50 - so it os worth keeping an eye out for these.
I usually apply this product to my skin after a bath or shower. I use it all over my body (although it is not suitable for use on the face), particularly concentrating on dry areas. I have sometimes found that some body butters are too rich to be used all over in this way and leave some areas of my skin greasy to the touch, but I have not experienced this issue here. I find that the heat of my skin after a bath/shower helps with the product absorption - it absorbs really quickly into my skin and doesn't require a lot of rubbing in.
I don't use a lot of product per use, usually just scraping my fingers over the top of the pot of butter and applying a little at a time - it spreads over my skin well. This way, the pot lasts a long time and you get good value for money.
The body butter leaves my skin silky soft. It is particularly effective on my legs after shaving - replacing lost moisture and making them feel really healthy. It also gives my skin a light cherry fragrance which is really refreshing and lasts several hours. I have applied this to dry areas on my hands and it has cleared them up quickly too - which to me shows just how moisturising this is. It does not feel heavy on my skin like some intense moisturisers do, with no greasiness of stickiness to the touch. My skin feels really healthy and in great condition.
I would definitely recommend this body butter to anyone, and I'm now looking forward to trying some of the other fragrances in the range. I'll definitely be browsing M&S for beauty products in the future.