“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Body Butter / What it does: Enricheses „
The perfume that I'm currently wearing is Marc Jacobs Pomegranate Splash. So I've been on a mission recently to buy pomegranate fragranced body products to complement my perfume.
I spotted this pomegranate body butter in Marks & Spencer, the packaging is slightly different now to the picture above, the lid is brown rather than red, and the picture on the lid is of pomegranate seeds rather than a half a pomegranate.
The body butters retail at £7.50 each, but M&S have an offer on currently where you get 2 body butters for £9.50, so quite a substantial saving on your second tub. There's quite a large range of fragrances to choose from, I bought a pomegranate butter and a cocoa bean butter.
The other fragrances available are; mango, shea, passion fruit, lemon, coconut, lime, vanilla sugar, and rosehip. Each body butter is 200ml.
The pomegranate body butter states that it also contains African shea butter, that it contains Fairtrade ingredients, and that it's made in Britain.
The body butter comes in a tub with a screw off lid, so it's easy to scoop out a small amount with your fingers to apply to your skin. You do only need a small amount of this as a little really does go a long way. It's a very thick and rich and creamy body butter, and so I suspect that if you used to much it would give your skin a slightly greasy feel to it. It's very easily absorbed into your skin, it basically just seems to melt into your skin. And it leaves your skin wonderfully soft, smooth and fragranced. My skin feels really supple and hydrated all day whenever I use this body butter.
The smell of this pomegranate body butter is absolutely delicious, good enough to eat! It's a lovely pink body butter with the fresh fruity smell of pomegranates, it has a slight warm undertone to the fragrance though which I guess would be the shea butter. The fragrance lingers on your skin all day, I can still catch the scent of this in the evening after applying it in the morning, and vice versa in the moring when I get up after having applied it before going to bed.
I would definately buy this body butter again. I've used body butters from The Body Shop previously, and I would say that this definately compares in quality to those. It's also much cheaper than body butters from The Body Shop, as I believe that these retail at around £12.00 if not on offer.
Marks and Spencer isn't somewhere I would consider going for skin care products. When I think Marks and Spencer I think food, not body butter! Nonetheless, when I was in there around a year ago now I was spotted their rather large selection of body butters and their pomegranate one is the one I am reviewing this time; however due to also reviewing another flavour some of this information will be repeated.
Like most body butters this comes in a short round tub. The tub itself is a clear plastic allowing you to see the pink butter inside. The lid is a darker pink and has a white label stuck onto the top of it. The label has a picture of pomegranates on it and tells me that this is Marks and Spencer's' pomegranate body butter designed to nourish and condition your skin.
There is also a sticky label on the bottom of the tub telling me that this contains pomegranates which are known for being anti-oxidants. It also says that this is not recommended for use on your face but I think body butters are too rich for most people's faces anyway.
There are also ingredients and the shelf life, which is 24 months, but it'll last nearer 6/7 when used twice a day. Both the tub and the lid are recyclable and the tub contains 200ml of butter.
Opening the tub is fairly easy although I do feel that the lid could do with more grip as my hands did slip a little, especially when I'm trying to open it after a bath/shower and my hands are still slightly damp. Once the tub is opened the smell immediately hits you. It smells rather edible actually! It is definitely the scent of pomegranates and very fruity. It smells natural rather then chemically.
Being a butter this is very thick and would require some pressure in order to push your fingers into it, however I find just skimming my fingers across the top of the butter removes enough for me to spread over my skin. The butter spreads easily but does take some time to rub it, more so then some other butters then I have used. This didn't put me off however as in my mind this just meant it was thicker and therefore it should be more moisturising.
After rubbing it into my skin it did leave a slightly greasy layer over my skin which was offputting at first but I found that this didn't last very long at all and so wasn't too much of a problem after I had gotten used to it.
I found that I needed to use this twice a day, however my skin can get very dry and so this may not be the case for everyone. However when used this regularly my skin did stay soft and moisturised, usually my skin gets very itchy because of the dryness but I didn't experience this at all when I used this regularly.
As I said I did find that this left a slightly greasy layer on my skin immediately after I had applied it but this only lasted for a few minutes and so wasn't really an issue. The smell however did linger on my skin all day, right through to the second application in the evening and was still there in the morning after the evening application. Not just when I smelt my skin either but it was almost a soft, delicate perfume that hung around me; because of this I didn't add any extra perfume or other scents on top but if you choose to it is worth remembering that this sticks around so you can be sure any other scents you use will go with this.
None of the ingredients have been tested on animals and this product is BUAV approved. As far as I can see this product is suitable for vegetarians but it does contain beeswax making it unsuitable for vegans.
There are also a lot of parabens in this product so one to avoid if you're concerned about them.
Price, Availability And Recommendation
Being a Marks and Spencer product this is only available from them. It costs £6 for a 200ml tub which I think is good value in itself but you can also buy 2 tubs for £7.50. They have a very wide range of flavours available of which this is only one so even if fruity scents aren't for you there is probably one that you will like.
I am going to give this only four out of five stars due to the oily layer it left on my skin but despite this it is an excellent product that I will be buying again and therefore am recommending.
I love trying out new body lotions and body butters there is something really luxiourious and tempting about them. I really like the bodyshop and lush ones, but this one in marks and spencers is so much cheaper at only 5pounds so thought I would try it. The one I opted for was pomegranate which comes in a bright pink tub with a picture of the fruit on the front. It is part of a range so you can also buy foam bath and shower gel.
When you open the tub it smells really fruity and really captures the exotic smell of pomegranate. I applied this after getting out the shower on cleansed skin, and it is amazing. Its so thick and creamy and you almost want to eat it! It glides onto the skin really easily, and absorbs quickly so you dont need to wait for it to dry for too long. Because it is so thick and absorbant, it really replnishes skin and hydrates the skin. After using this every other day for around a week, you could really notice the difference in my skin. It looked dewy and healthy and had a glow to it, because it was so hydrated. I swear by this now, and its amazing for only a fiver!
I love to buy big tubs of luxury body 'butter' or moisturising lotion and particularly like the Body Shop range. These are quite pricey at around £12 a tub though, so when I saw this lookalike product in Marks and Spencer for £5 I was tempted to try it out.
The pomegranate body butter comes as part of a range of store's own cosmetic beauty products which include shower gel and bath foam. The body butter also comes in a few other scents: Passionfruit, Mango and Coconut. I liked the look of this baby pink lotion though so tried this first.
The product comes in a 200ml transparent tub. The lid is shocking pink and the label adorned with a picture of a sliced open pomegranate which looks delicious. The top label proclaims this butter will "nourish and condition for beautiful soft skin".
The label on the bottom of the tub provides some interesting information about the properties of the pomegranate: they have been used throughout history because of their supposed healing powers. They are considered to be a "rich, exotic beauty" and are jammed pack full of anti-oxidant vitamins.
There is a full list of ingredients on the back. These include glycerin, beeswax and castor oil. The butter is approved by BUAV, the Union Against Animal Vivesection who campaign to end product testing on animals. The butter will stay fresh for 24 months after opening.
The butter has a tart, fruity smell which resembles the aroma of fresh pomegranates. The appearance of the butter is glossy and very can seem a bit greasy. As it is a 'butter' it is much thicker than your average moisturising lotion. You can scrape it up in your fingers and it will stay in rigid peaks. It feels soft and fluffy in your fingers.
When I rub this in it initially feels much too waxy and as though it will not be absorbed but this is actually not the case. It sinks into the skin rather rapidly after applying in a gentle circular motion. It does not sit on the surface of the skin and does not leave a greasy sheen as some butters can. It absorbs fully and leaves the skin baby soft and springy to the touch. The aroma of the product when it is on the skin is much more powdery but still a very attractive fragrance.
I use this butter all over my body but find it particulrly effective on very dry areas like elbows and knees. It is also kind enough to use on winter chapped hands and will really soften and renew the moisture of skin.
A great buy and cheaper than some big name alternatives. I think this would also be great as a gift.
Pomegranates are packed with anti-oxidant vitamins / This fruity body butter moisturises deep into the skin leaving it conditioned and supple /