“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Body Butter / What it does: Enricheses „
*** Too much ***
I love using rich moisturisers and I find body butters are ideal for keeping my skin soft and supple. My favourite are probably the Body Shop body butters, but at £12 a pop they are a bit too pricey for everyday use. I used to also love using Boots Mediterranean body butters which were a much more reasonable £6, but the range has now been rebranded to Extracts and the price has crept up to £7.75 - still not as much as the Body Shop versions but still enough of a rise to put me off a bit!
So when I discovered M&S was selling its own range of body butters at £6 each - and that they are currently on offer at two for £7.50 - I didn't hesitate to snap up a couple!
*** Super smells ***
There is a wide range of fragrances available - the usual fruity ones such as mango, lemon and cherry, as well as coconut, cocoa bean and rosehip - and I decided to go for Shea Butter and Lime and Bergamot. The one I liked best was the shea butter so I will review that here.
*** Yummy but not thick enough! ***
The butters come in the usual flat tubs and contain 200ml altogether. The smell of the shea version is not unlike cocoa butter - slightly chocolatey with a nice scent of vanilla. In fact if you find the smell of cocoa butter is usually a bit too overpowering, then this may be a good option as it is a lot more subtle - but still quite delicious! The first thing I noticed when applying this cream as that the consistency is definitely not as thick as the other body butters I've used. Although this isn't runny or thing, it isn't as 'buttery' as the others - it is more like a thick lotion. This is a little disappointing and maybe demonstrates that you get what you pay for. Despite this slight disappointment, the cream was a real pleasure to apply - it absorbed nice and easily, leaving my skin feeling very soft and smelling lovely. Sometimes body butters can be a little greasy so one advantage of this cream being a little less rich means that it isn't at all greasy.
I used this moisturiser before bed (for a bit of overnight pampering) and in the morning my skin still felt lovely and soft, although the smell had pretty much faded.
*** A good buy ***
Overall, for the price, I think these are great body butters. I would recommend them if you find other body butters to be a bit to rich, heavy and greasy. However, if you have really dry skin then, although these are great moisturisers, you may want something a little more rich. The two variants I tried have gorgeous fragrances, and if you can find these for two for £7.50 as I did, then I would suggest you get sniffing to find your favourites and snap 'em up!