I have tried many body butters and lotions in the past and I can honestly say that the Marks & Spencer range is the best I''ve used. After applying, my skin is left lightly fragrant, conditioned and soft which is exactly what I want. Not only that, but they are BUAV approved which is just fantastic.
In the past I read good reviews about another certain popular high street retailers brand of body butters so I purchased one and received another as a birthday present. On both occasions they left my skin very greasy - not pleasant, and the smell changed undesirably on my skin. This is most definitely not the case with Marks & Spencer''s sublime body butters which smell heavenly in the tub and on your skin. I will definitely be staying loyal from now on.
They cover a variety of fragrances to suite all tastes and they are often on offer so you don''t have to pick just one. I currently own Mango, Pomegranate and Comforting Shea and am looking forward to purchasing some more. Whilst they smell really nice, they are not at all overpowering. You are left with a subtly perfumed skin that is hydrated and fresh looking. Applying body butter after showering and bathing has now become a habit. There is nothing nicer than waking up in the morning after applying body butter the night before and having silky soft nourished skin. This reminds me of one disadvantage to the product... It smells so great that I am always left craving mango after use. I guess there are worse things to crave than fruit.
This body butter from the Marks and Spencer s Ingredients range is a real gem. I am always on the lookout for ways to make my skin feel gorgeous and this product is the ticket to achieve perfectly moisturised and rejuvenated skin.
The body butter itself is of perfect consistency. It isn't too thick or too runny. I find that moisturisers that are too thick take a long time to rub in and in the end you find yourself wiping the rest off and it goes to waste. Then the ones that are too runny just slide all over you and end up getting mess everywhere. Marks and Spencer's however have found the space in between and created a product that is just right. The body butter is in a tub so you can use just the amount you need, I find that when moisturisers are in tubes you tend to squirt out too much or not enough. After removing from the tub the body butter glides on the body with ease and is quick and easy to rub in without leaving the skin feeling oily or greasy and instead leaving your skin feeling soft and smelling gorgeous all day long. The fruity smell isn't over powering at all it is subtle but still leaves your skin smelling amazing for the rest of the day if not longer. There is no doubt that the body butter is mabgo, it smells very exotic yet light. This means it can be used if you just want to pamper yourself of if you are getting ready to go out and impress, no one can resist.
As I mentioned before the body butter comes in a round tub, this makes applying the right amount of moisturiser a lot easier for the user and more cost affective as it is less likely that the product is going to go to waste. Another benefit with having moisturiser in a tub is that you do not constantly have to squeeze out of the tube and it is easier to tell how much you have left. The front of the tub has a picture of the scent of the body butter and clearly states it in its particular colour. In this case there is a picture of a mango and it says ingredients mango body butter in orange writing. The lids are also in this colour. Having desirable packaging makes this particular product ideal for a gift, I gave a couple of tubs out as Christmas presents and everyone who received them absolutely loved them.
For a 200ml tub Marks and Spencer's charge £6.00 which isn't bad at all when you consider the Body Shop sell very similar body butters and charge £12.50 for the same 200ml. At the moment all the body butters within the Ingredients range are on offer at 2 for £7.50 so stock up for Christmas as I am not sure how long this offer will last.
As you would expect the majority of all big Marks and Spencer's stores do stock the Ingredients range but it was to my surprise that I actually found some of the body butter in one of the smaller Marks and Spencer's Simply Food stores. I'm not saying that all the Simply Food stores will sell it but it is definitely worth having a look. You can also find the whole range of the Ingredients body butters online on the Marks and Spencer's website but they do charge £3.50 for the standard 2-5 day delivery.
Other scents of body butters in the Ingredients range include:
* Shea nut
* cocoa bean
* Sicilian lime and bergamot
* honey and milk
* passion fruit
3 STEP PROGRAMME
You can also purchase the body polish and the shower cream from the Ingredients range to use a part of a standard exfoliate, cleanse and moisturise routine. Both of these are also available in a variety of scents to match the body butters, the body polish costs £4.00 and the shower cream costs £3.00.
Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclomethicone, PEG-8 Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Bis PEG-12 Dimehticone Besswax, Butyrospermum Parkii,Mangifera Indicum (Mango Extract), Aloe Barbadensis, Glyceryl Stearate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, PEG-100 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Parfum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA,Tocopherol, Alcohol Denat, Limonene, Butylparaben, Linalool, Ethylparaben, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Propylparaben, Citrus Dulcis,
* Indications: Isobutylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Cl 15985, Cl 19140, Cl 17200. Avoid contact with the eyes. If product gets into the eyes rinse well with warm water. Keep out of reach of children. This is not a food. Do not swallow. Not recommended for facial use.
OVERVIEW WHY I LIKE THIS PRODUCT
* It is not tested on animals
* Available in a variety of scents
* Cheap compared the competitors products
* Perfect for gifts
* Keeps skin soft and rejuvenated
* Easy to apply
* Can be used in and exfoliating, cleansing and moisturising routine
==Adapted from a review originally posted on ciao==
My very kind and lovely daughter got me a tub of this for Christmas, which was actually very thoughtful, as she knows I really like mangoes,and am a big fan of body butter too. I'm quite hard to buy for , as I'm Mrs. Picky.
The body butter comes in a standard body butter tub, as used for example by Body shop. The base is transparent plastic, the top is orange, appropriately for mangoes, the label stating that the body butter will condition, soften, & smooth. Ingredients :body butter, great, I love pure and simple products. Turning over the tub I learn that it actually contains about 35 ingredients, however these include mango extract, and a long list such as this seems pretty standard these days.
The label warns to avoid contact with the eyes, and to rinse well with warm water if product gets into the eyes .It is not intended for facial use. It should not be swallowed.
The product is BUAV approved, so has not been tested on animals, this is a bonus as I have not noticed that this is widely advertised on all cosmetics or moisturisers. The tub contains 200 ml ,which is a fair dollop.
I have not moisturised my skin much recently, so was thinking I should, it seemed the ideal thing to use after a bath.Opening the pot I found the butter must have been stored on its side, as it had slid over to the side of the tub. This doesn't matter really.
The Butter is a pale shade of peach. It is roughly the same consistency as clotted cream, I would say. It smells heavenly, sort of sweety soapy, with overtones of real mango fruit.
It is lovely and refreshing to apply to dry , clean skin,the downside definitely being that it doesn't absorb in instantly, so if you are in a hurry to get dressed it must get onto your clothes a bit. The smell is quite powerful really, but seems to fade, so that you can still wear a favourite perfume.I would say not to apply it too heavily.
It makes your skin feel smoother, softer and more moisturised.
Marks and Spencer introduced some really nice, economically priced gifts this year, I was very impressed, though not with the queues.
So, its a hit with me, its a lovely ,lovely product, and I would recommend it, only 4 stars though, because it takes a few minutes to absorb.
If any of you have read my recent reviews you'll see that while I was a student I discovered a liking for Marks & Spencers beauty and make up products as they tended to be such a bargain. Since leaving my student days behind this liking for them has turned into a slight obsession as I'm now unable to visit my local Marks & Spencers without adding a beauty treat to my basket. Last week was no different and I came away with a Mango Body Butter...
The body butter comes packaged in a very similar style to The Body Shop's body butters; quite a wide circular plastic tub with a very pale orange plastic lid. The lid screws onto the base which isn't overly ideal when you're trying to get the lid back on yet have body butter all over your hands! The packaging looks slightly more modern than that of The Body Shop and overall quite appealing with a white label on the lid with pictures of mangos on it which sits really nicely against the orange back drop of the lid. I'd have given it top marks for packaging if it wasn't for the screw on lid.
The body butter is a very pale peach in colour and is thicker than a typical moisturising lotion although not quite as solid as actual butter. If you turn the tub upside down the butter won't budge which gives you an idea of the general consistency, thicker than a typical moisturiser and about the same consistency as cake mixture for want of something better to compare it to! However it's the smell that really appeals to me, it's so fresh and sweet but the best thing is that it really does smell of mangos. It reminded me of mangos and certainly lives up to its name in that sense.
To apply the body butter you simply need to scoop a little bit out and then rub into your skin as you would with any moisturising product. I found that the body butter took a couple of minutes to completly sink into my skin, prior to this it did feel a little greasy on my legs. However after a few minutes it was fully absorbed into my skin and all that was left was soft skin and a lovely aroma of mangos. I've found that the best thing is to give it around ten minutes to completly soak into your skin before putting any clothes on top of it as this will tend to give you the very best results.
So the immediate effects were that my skin felt really soft, quite smooth and had a lovely smell to it which people did actually comment on. However as time went on the effects did fade and I found that after about two hours I could no longer smell the lovely mango aroma. My skin did continue to feel moisturised and soft throughout the day and when I had my shower at night I could feel the product being washed off my skin by the water. There are no long lasting results with this, similar to any moisturiser, however with continued usage every few days it does keep my skin soft.
Before buying this body butter I didn't actually know that the people of the rainforest use mangos to protect and care for their skin by mashing them into a pulp type substance... so it comes highly proven to work! A body butter will also deeping moisturise and condition your skin far more than a moisturising lotion will as it is absorbed much deeper and is much heavier itself. I find that if I ever have dry skin anywhere on my body it's always better to use a body butter than a normal moisturiser as this tends to rectify the problem in only one or two applications.
I'll certainly be buying this product again; priced at £5.00 for 200ml it's a cheaper alternative to The Body Shop's famous body butters and therefore a better purchase in the eyes of my bank balance! There are a variety of scents available including cocoa bean and green olive so I might even branch out into a different variety next time. They make an ideal present and look really good quality so why not have a look for them next time you're in Marks & Spencers.
Thanks for reading.
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