I had this Ocean Surge Fresh Ocean Body Butter as part of a birthday gift from a friend and loved it straight away. This rich body butter is available from most chemists, department stores and online and the price ranges from £2.49 to £3.49 however I was lucky enough to get his for just £1.95 from my local chemist although this offer is no longer on, which I am not surprised at that price.
It comes in a 200ml tub which is white with a blue and green label and it tells you that it nourishes, soothes and re-hydrates and that it is a delicious natural fragrance. It also tells you that it gives you impressive results without a chemical overload which is good to know. The butter itself is white which smells absolutely delicious and you could almost want to taste it. It has a real fresh clean smell without being too sweet or overpowering.
To use I will scoop the cream out with my fingers and then start to rub it into my skin paying particular attention to my lower legs and feet which is where my skin can sometimes get a bit dry and flaky. It rubs in very easily and smoothly and if feels quite rich and soft to the touch. It is supposed to provide moisture for twenty four hours but I will have always showered before this long so I can't say that it does last that long. But it certainly does make a difference to the feel of my skin, from the moment when I use it and it lasts for many hours afterwards.
This is quite a luxurious body butter and it goes on lovely and absorbs very well. If I do have any dry patches this really does seem to smooth them and it seems to soak deep into my skin. I find that I get the best results when I use this after having a hot bath as my pores will be open so the butter can get deeper into my skin.
At £1.95 this is a fantastic bargain and I really wish I had bought another one at the time as I would love to continue to use this luxurious body butter and am happy knowing that it doesn't contain any harsh chemicals and is made with organic ingredients.
This is something special which I have become devoted too since discovering it. The simple reason is that it is body butter and it has no parabens in it whatsoever.
I have my doubts about the safety of parabens as research has time and again uncovered the fact that these chemicals can mimic female hormones in the body. While I use them in products which I rinse off, when it comes to moisturisers I want to be absorbed the problem seems greater to me and the risks potentially more harmful. Now none of this is 100% as no research ever is and as such Parabens are not banned in toiletries, but I feel we may have to think about whether we want to use them in copious amounts on a daily basis.
Body butters are in my opinion wonderful moisturisers, and the great thing about them is that they come in some wonderful scented pots, and coconut and strawberry are two of my favourites, but these are full of these chemicals when sold in high street shops.
It was with great delight that I saw a tub of Organic Surge Fresh Ocean Body Butter in Holland and Barrett recently and was drawn to the sticker which said "impressive results without chemical overload."
I must admit I have bought quite a few products from this company in recent weeks and have had some successes and some failures, so it was with a little trepidation that I parted with £6.84 for a tub of 150mls.
The company have impressed me with their ethics and they are committed to producing toiletries which are free from parabens, SLS, sulphates, synthetic perfumes, chemical antioxidants, mineral oils, petroleum, propylene glycol, and all aggressive foaming agents.
Instead they make products which are rich in plant extracts, organic and cruelty free and therefore kinder to the environment.
Part of their work involves creaming off some of the profits which are used to help children in underdeveloped countries to escape all the trappings of poverty. They also make a product called Happy Soap which is actually made in the foothills of Mt Kenya, and in this case all the profits are ploughed back into the business improving the lives of the people who so desperately need it.
Now to the Fresh Ocean Body Butter. I have normal skin but I tend to get dry patches on my legs especially in winter. The test for this product is quite a challenge as I normally put E45 on them after bathing. The first thing I noticed when I took the lid off the pot was that it had a very pleasant almost Nivea like smell, by that I mean the original potted Nivea, very pleasant and a pure white cream. I can't say it smells like the ocean but certainly it has that summer holiday suncream look and smell to it.
It is very easy to rub in and is quickly absorbed and the results are great. I am so impressed I have been using it as a hand cream as well as my hands were very dry last week when my husband was too busy to fix the broken dishwasher, and I had a week of washing up after all my cats! The product feels pure and simple and the effects are very good indeed. My legs felt moisturised for 24 hours and it was especially good when I applied it after shaving. I don't normally use body butter anywhere else but I am sure this would be perfect applied in most places and it is certainly very effective if my legs are anything to go by.
You can also buy the matching bubble bath and body lotion, and the bergamot version of the body lotion was voted moisturiser of the year by Channel 4's "How to Look Good Naked", so the products are certainly popular.
It is becoming more and more available and I have seen their products in all the major supermarkets, as well as Superdrug and you can also buy them direct from the website at www.organicsurge.co.uk
The website promises that this product will moisturise and pamper your skin "while the organic essential oil fragrance blend transports you to early morning on a warm, distant shore." Well it certainly does all that and I will be buying this on a regular basis. It makes a brilliant moisturiser for delicate dry skin and it's a great hand cream too!
organic ingredients / 150mL /