“ Brand: Marks & Spencers / Type: Body Butter / What it does: Enricheses „
I received this as a gift a while ago from someone who didn't know I don't especially like coconut. However, being the open-minded (and too broke to buy another) person I am, I decided to try this when my Boots pot was finished.
I'm glad I did. The butter comes in a tub, as most body butters do. This is great as it means you can get all the last little bits out without having to destroy the packaging completely with scissors, although as mentioned nothing special in the world of body butters.
The screw-top lid comes off, and immediately the coconut smell is released. As mentioned I am not a huge fan of coconut, but it was quite a sweet smell which I could tolerate.
The butter sinks in nicely and it doesn't take too much effort to claw it out of the pot, as with some other body butters I've tried. It doesn't take a hige amount of time to rub in though more than a lotion or cream. It is also more moisturising than either of these: skin feels really soft and conditioned.
The smell hangs around for quite a while but it's not too strong. I wouldn't recommend mixing it with perfume though, as a mixture might smell a bit odd.
Overall this is good stuff. I wouldn't buy it again because I don't like coconut very much, but would certainly try a different one from M&S.
I'm always tempted by offers, even if they're for something that I wouldn't normally consider while shopping I still seem to be drawn to them. My latest "slip up" occurred at Marks and Spencer just last week when I was meant to be limiting my spending. I visited the beauty area to merely top up on a fake tan product when I got sidetracked by a large display of body butters. As I've just come back from my holiday I'm determined to try and prolong my tan by moisturising frequently and I thought these body butters might help me achieve that... and that's the reason why three of them ended up in my shopping trolley!
The body butter I'm reviewing is the coconut one although it's also available in apricot, cherry lemon, mango, passion fruit and shea butter to name just a few of the other varieties. There seems to be around fifteen different ones currently on offer. They all come in a circular tub with the colour being linked to the variety so the coconut one comes in a white tub. It has a screw on lid which has a sticker on the top showing the product name, some basic information and a rather appealing picture of a coconut. They're all part of the Ingredients range which is inspired by "nature's goodness" according to the advertising on the sticker.
The body butter is an off white in colour, slightly duller than white itself. The aroma is absolutely delicious, it obviously smells of coconut and the scent is quite strong, good enough to eat I'd say! As with body butters the consistency is quite thick, if you tip the tub upside down the contents won't fall out unlike with your typical body moisturisers. When you scoop a little bit out it feels quite dense and heavy, almost like clay in a sense. It's really easy to rub in and is quite easily absorbed, it does take a couple of minutes for it to fully soak into my skin but after that there's no grease or residue left on the surface of the skin at all.
The aroma lasts on my skin for up to about eight hours after the application although it obviously does fade in terms of intensity. It leaves my skin feeling extremely soft to the touch with no stickiness or anything like that which I sometimes find with body butters. When I had a shower the day after applying it I could feel it coming off in the shower which showed just how long lasting and intensive it really was. Coconut milk can help smooth and protect the skin according to the product's claims and this certainly seems evident with this product. My skin felt really moisturised, soft and smooth following using this product.
A 200ml tub of the Marks and Spencer body butters will set you back £6 although they're currently on a three for two offer which means you can get hold of three of these tubs for £12. They're cheaper than the rather more famous Body Shop equivalents and I personally find them to be less greasy on the skin as well. I've covered my entire body with my coconut body butter about four times now and I would say I've used about a third of the tub so it's not going to last ages, but that depends on how much and how often you use it. I'm giving the coconut body butter a full five stars, in the fact the whole range gets five stars!
Thanks for reading.
The Marks and Spencers body care range is pretty good and they always have good deals on. I bought this Coconut body butter as it was on offer of 3 for 2 ( I think this is a permanent offer).
The body butter comes in a tub of 200ml and is £6.00 when bought on its own. It is a plain white tub with a simple screw top lid and has a delicious looking image of a split coconut on the front. The ingredients of the cream are all listed on the underneath of the tub. It does state not to use this body butter on the face, I think due to the texture of this butter it may clog the pores. It also states that this product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
The body butter is made with coconut milk which is great to help protect and smooth the skin. The butter looks great and smells yummy- really fresh and the cocnut scent is strong but not overpowering. Once I had applied it to my skin the coconut scent lingered for a couple of hours.
The directions on the tub are to massage into dry skin with your fingertips but I didn't. I just slapped it on and rubbed it in like I would a normal moisturiser. It was very thick and creamy, when I put it on it did take a while to rub in, a lot longer than my usual moisturiser would, but because it is a butter it is a lot thicker.
After I had (finally!) rubbed it in my skin felt beautifully soft and supple. All the usual area of dry skin such as my knees and ankles were much improved. My skin stayed feeling moisturised for most of day. As well as using this on my body I have been applying it the heels of my feet as they get incredibly dry and cracked. I have been impressed with results, my feet are softer now and I suffer from less cracks than when I used to use products directly aimed for cracked heels like Scholls. It is a vast improvement.
I would recommend this product to anyone, especially to someone who suffers with dry skin, even as a daily moisturiser it is perfect.