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I have tried a few things in the Soap and Glory range and whilst most of them have been quite good, I don't think this is my favourite range of products to use. I have dry skin on my legs and I had been searching for something this summer which I'd be able to use to eradicate it before applying my usual fake tan. I had read about Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Buttercream in a magazine and I was quite eager to try it out for myself to see what it was like. A £10,50 for a 300ml pot, however, I was hoping I'd like it, as I don't consider this to be inexpensive.
I bought my tub of Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Buttercream from Sainsbury's and I used it the same evening when I had had my shower. The packaging is similar to all the other items in this range, quite funky and eye catching and it seems to appeal to the younger generation. The tub is made of plastic and has a tight fitting but easy to screw off pink lid. The cream itself is very thick in consistency and feels almost whipped when I apply it to my skin. The smell, however, was the first thing I noticed about this cream. I cannot deny that it's both unusual and lovely.
Te cream boats that it contains an array of wonderful ingredients, including shea butter, cocoa butter, pistachio oil and almond and coconut oil. I was initially concerned that this might be a very oily and greasy cream , when in actual fact the exact opposite is true.
It goes on like a dream and is very quickly and effectively absorbed into my skin - especially the driest parts such as my shins and knees. It doesn't feel at all greasy or oily and the smell is just out of this world. It has a fresh natural aroma, quite sweet but not sickly. The fragrance lasts for some time after the cream has been absorbed and I can certainly vouch for the fact that it nourishes and smoothes the skin and undoubtedly hydrates it. It makes an excellent base before applying fake tanning lotion and it also means that I am less likely to suffer from streaky legs.
Overall, I cannot really fault this cream. I love it and it does what it says it will in terms of adding moisture and smoothing the dry skin on my body. It's a little on the expensive side but as I don't need to use a lot in order to achieve excellent results, then it works out really great value for money.
Soap and glory smoothie butter cream
Having got some of these products for Christmas last year and loving them I was really keen to try more of these products. I bought this butter cream from the local boots store. I was lucky as they were on 3 for 2 offer so I picked up another couple of the items too!
The product comes in the same packaging as the others its bright and trendy looking and you are naturally drawn to these things on the shelf.
The cream is in a big tub and the lid screws off. The first thing I noticed when I opened the tub was the gorgeous smell it fills the whole room.
The cream looks nice and rich and thick, you can imagine how using it will really benefit your skin, it appears almost like a skin food.
I love the tub as it makes the cream easy to access you can just pull loads of it out with your hand and apply it straight to your skin you don't have to worry about dropping the tub etc as you only need one hand unlike the creams that come in a tube.
I used this cream straight after I got out of the shower in the evening. The cream spreads really easily along my skin and seems to just melt right into the skin. You can just use a bit at a time because I find that it does go quite a long way.
Due to the fact that it is so easily absorbed it means you are able to dress straight away without the worry of the cream coming off onto your clothes.
My skin looked and felt great after I used it. The best bit however was the smell of the cream and the fact that I can still smell it on my skin the next morning!
It makes me not want to take a shower in the morning! The main smell I can sense is the vanilla its gorgeous but you can also smell a kind of chocolaty smell as well, it just is gorgeous you will smell good enough to eat afterwards!
I would really recommend this for anyone who wants to treat themselves and smell gorgeous at the same time! mmmmmm
**** What is it? ****
This is a body butter by Soap & Glory. It claims to be a 'super-dry skin saviour', which should be applied to the skin, concentrating on dry spots, after a bath or shower to leave skin feeling smooth and nourished. It contains pistachio oil, almond oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil.
**** Packaging ****
The butter comes in a 300ml tub, with a pink screw top lid. On the front of the tub is the information sticker which includes the name of the product (Smoothie Star), what is it (Lightly Whipped Body Butter Cream), the fragrance (Pistachio, Almond and Sweet Vanilla), the 'formula' ( Intensive 5-oil, Super nourishing formula with vanilla and coconut) and how much it hold (300ml). It also states that it is 'amazing on dry legs'.
**** Price and Availability ****
I got my body butter as part of a Christmas goody bag. However, you can purchase this from Boots for £10.50. It is on a 3 for 2 offer at the moment.
**** Application ****
To apply you simply unscrew the lid, scoop out the cream and apply to your skin, paying special attention to you knees, elbows and dry skin patches. I normally use this once I have had a shower (or bath) and smoother it over my skin.
**** My Thoughts ****
This body butter is one of my favourite products from the Soap & Glory range as it smells amazing and leaves my skin looking hydrated and smooth. Once I have applied a generous amount of cream to my skin it absorbs quickly and leaves my skin looking noticeably smoother. And it really is amazing on dry legs.
The creams consistency is quite thick so I do not need to apply much to the skin. I have been using this cream a couple of times a week, for about three months, and there is still loads left in the tub. The cream dry's very quickly on the skin and is not sticky.
The smell of this body butter is amazing and lingers on your skin for the whole day. I can't help sniffing myself after I have used it (I only do this in private, as it may look a little weird walking around the supermarket). The scent is very sweet, like candy floss or cakes, and this is one of the reasons why it is one of my favourite products. This product contains pistachio, almond and sweet vanilla, which would account for the delicious smell.
**** Would I Recommend? ****
I would definitely recommend this product as it smells great and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth. At the moment you can buy it on a 3 for 2 offer at Boots, and it really is worth trying. The only negative I have with this product is the tub. I don't really get on well using tubs as I can find them to be quite messy and much prefer a squeezy tube. But this definitely would not put me off purchasing another one of these body butters. The Soap & Glory range is fantastic and they certainly haven't let me down with this product. I am giving this body butter 5 out of 5 stars.
=Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Buttercream=
One of my other favourite brands is Soap and Glory, I was first introduced to Soap and Glory about 3 years ago when I discovered the Soap and Glory giftset was on Boots offer of the week, since then, I will occasionally treat myself to a Soap and Glory product.
=Smoothie Star Body Buttercream=
This is a body butter which has been lightly whipped, which promises to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, which it does. It also has a good range of nourishing items within the product including, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and natural oils including Coconut, Pistachio and Almond.
The tube is a pink and colour way, which we have all come to associate with Soap and Glory, the tube itself is cream, whilst the lid is pink. There is a label with information about the product.
=Cost and Availability=
The Soap and Glory range is available from Boots, both in store and on-line, and is around £10, but it is always worth keeping an eye out as Boots regularly do 3 4 2 offers.
Like any other body butter, you apply to skin and gently massage in, I will say at this point, it smells lush, you have the cocoa butter, the shea as well as the coconut, it can be applied over the body. The cream is of a thick consistency, although it does come out quite easily from the tube.
=How far does it go?=
I have to say that a little does go a long way, I tend to squirt some into my hand then rub in from there. I find it is easily absorbed to my skin, and my skin does not feel greasy, it feels really soft.
Despite being good and putting suntan lotion on, I still managed to burnt my shoulders, and I have to say this cream is amazing, as my skin bubbled and peeled, it is really dry to the touch, this cream has been like a rescue reliever to it, I have it for 3 days just on my shoulders and the improvement is 100%, not that I would recommend getting sun burnt to try the effectiveness of the product,
=Would I buy again=
I would buy this product again, but what goes against it unfortunately is the price, it is worth every penny, but budget wise this is a treat.
I love the Soap and Glory range of beauty products and so was thrilled to be given a hamper full of their goodies recently. I really like body butters and have numerous pots in my bathroom to get through. I was pleased to find that my hamper contained a pot of smoothie star ,lightly whipped body buttercream. The name alone made me really keen to try it.
The body butter comes in a plastic screw top tub and looks very girly with its pink colouring. I love the retro packaging that is the trade mark of soap and glory. The label tells me that the butter contains a whole host of lovely ingredients all designed to leave my skin feeling and looking good. They include- pistachio ,almond , Shea butter,cocoa butter and coconut oil all really good moisturisers. The addition of sweet vanilla gives the butter is gorgeous scent.
It is recommended that you use a scoop of the butter after a bath or shower. Divide the amount between your hands and massage into damp skin.I use my fingers to take what I need as I don't want to use it up too quickly. As I have indicated,the scent is amazing! It is really sweet and quite strong.Best of all it lasts well. The butter is thick and creamy. It is quickly absorbed and is not greasy. I tend to use it on my legs and elbows and it really has made a difference. I love the way my legs feel after I have applied this and really do feel pampered.
Soap and Glory is still not widely available on the high street. It is available in Boots and this 300 ml pot will set you back by£10.50. At that price I really wouldn't be able to justify buying it for myself! However it was a lovely present!
I bought this recently after seeing it on the shelf in Boots with a few other new soap and glory products - as they were all on a 3 for 2 offer I decided to treat myself and purchase a few.
The Smoothie Star Body Buttercream comes in a large circular tub with a screw off lid. The tub is a pale creamy colour with a pink lid and the usual retro looking soap and glory design and logo on the front. I like moisturisers that come in tubs like this as it is easy to get exactly how much you want out of the tub, you also dont have to do any squeezing of the container with moisturier filled hands either so theres less mess and effort involved.
The buttercream itself is just what you would expect and similar in appearance to most body butters. It is a light creamy colour and quite a thick consistancy. What is great about this one though is that it is not too thick, I have used a lot of body butters that are far too thick, rich and oily and leave my skin feeling this way - which is great if you are putting it on before getting in bed but if your not then its just a bit irritating having sticky oily skin. This one soaks into the skin very quickly too and it is easy to work into the skin as well, so a little really does go a long way with this one. It leaves my skin feeling instantly softer and smoother when I use it.
My favourite thing about this one is the smell! It smells absolutely delicious and good enough to eat - around winter and christmas time I love using sweet smelling body products, I dont know why I just find them comforting, whereas in summer I am more likely to use something with a light and floral scent. This buttercream smells like whipped cream and cakes and sugar and cookies, with a slight nutty aroma there too. It contains pistachio oil, vanilla and coconut oil. Vanilla being one of my favourite scents I knew I would love this.
The only disappointing thing with this one is that the scent doesnt linger on my skin as long as other body butters do that I have used. But it does when I combine it with the mist you madly body spray (which smells similar) and the Whipped Clean body wash (which I reviewed previously).
Overall I would definitely recommend it if your a fan of anything sweet and love the scent of vanilla and sugar! It costs around £10.50 for a tub, but its a nice big tub and at the moment they are all on 3 for 2 in boots so you can get a item free! Definitely worth investing in!
I don't think the extent that I get excited about a new Soap & Glory creation is normal so needless to say the extent to which I get excited about coming home with two new products is bordering on the ridiculous!! I'll begin with the Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Buttercream...
What does the product do?
The product is a lightly whipped body butter which promises to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth. It is a nourishing product which contains a variety of natural oils including Almond Oil, Pistachio Oil, Coconut Oil as well as both Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter. The combination of these ingredients promise to leave the skin in a better condition and looking healthier.
How do you use the product?
You use the product in the same way in which you would use any other body butter. It is to be applied generously to clean, dry skin and massaged into the skin until it has been fully absorbed. It can be used all over the body and it can be applied as often as required.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a circular wide mouthed tub which has a screw top lid. This design means that you can easily control the amount that you need to use and so none of the product will go to waste. The tub is a creamy colour and the lid is pink. Some extra information is given about the product on a sticky label. You can buy the product for around £10 and it can be bought from stores such as Boots and also from the Soap & Glory website.
Application and Performance
The product has the consistency that you would expect a butter to have. It is thick and luxurious but not so thick that it makes it hard to work with. The aroma is evident is a bit more grown up than that which you would normally get with this brand. I love Soap & Glory fragrances but they can be a bit sugary and sweet for some. This one is along the same lines of the Whipped Clean shower gel which I reviewed earlier. The tub states that it has a pistachio, almond and sweet vanilla fragrance and this is about right.
It has a warmth and a nutiness too it but it isn't 'out there' enough to be too many people's disliking.
You don't need to use much of this product in order to get the desired results. Despite its thickness, it does get absorbed fairly easy when you massage it into the skin. It makes my skin feel instantly more comfortable and removes feelings of dryness and tightness straight away. It doesn't make my skin look or feel greasy and I can dress really quickly after application. It leaves a slight healthy sheen on the skin and makes my skin look in an all round better condition. It makes my skin feel really silky and soft, and the effects are really long lasting meaning that it still feels soft when I get into bed in the evenings. It hasn't caused any discomfort or irritations on my sometimes sensitive skin.
All in all, this is just as good as the other butters by Soap & Glory. It leaves my skin feeling and looking in a much better condition. The results are long lasting and the aroma is more grown up so if the others were a big sugary and sweet for you, this one is a better solution for you! I love this and I would happily repurchase.
Soap and Glory products rank quite highly on my list of favourite products to use and have. I like how they stand out on the shelves in my local Boots store, usually with a sign saying "3 for 2" which always manages to cheer me up. The bright pink packaging is usually the first thing I notice and although some of it has been re-designed, it still stands out.
Now the weather has turned to almost arctic temperatures, I need to ensure that my skin remains soft, supple and moisturised rather than dry, flaky and looking like a body and skin double for Freddie Kruger. With that in mind I went into my local Boots store and stumbled upon one of those '3 for 2' offers and stocked up on some bubble bath and two new products I had yet to try. One of those products Smoothie Star Buttercream, a luxurious body butter.
The packaging on this product does look totally different to what you are used to, the only bright dusty pink part about the tub is the twist on and off lid, the rest of the tub is a creamy colour in the middle of which is a white label which details information about the product, its ingredients and a brief description which states that the product is "A luxurious, lightly whipped, super nourishing 5-oil deluxe body butter" along with "It's a super-dry skin saviour!Loaded with as many moisturisers as Soap & Glory could physically pack in, Smoothie Star Body Buttercream is ultra-rich, ultra-softening". So it sounds wonderful to me and I duly purchased it. It does retail at £10.50 for a 300ml tub, which is the same size tub as the other large sized products within the Soap and Glory range.
Once home and showered, I decided it would be as good a time as any to try out this new wonder product. Once my skin was dry I opened the tub and inside was a creamy coloured paste which was similar in colour to the tub and it smells absolutely wonderful, there is definitely a hint of almond and coconut within this product and it's a fragrance I really like and they are two of my favourite ingredients within a product. I referred to the cream as a paste because it is slightly thicker than your average moisturising cream, infact if you are a Soap and Glory regular and use products like 'The Righteous Butter' or 'Butter yourself' then the texture is similar to that.
The ingredients for this product start with Shea Butter and Coco Butter, two ingredients which are known for their moisturising and softening properties for the skin. Next comes Sweet Almond Oil which again is softening and smoothing for the skin also helps the skin to absorb moisture to keep it soft and smooth. Coconut Oil is also used because it helps to keep the skin moisturised and helps prevent the skin from drying out and becoming flaky. The final ingredient to mention is pistachio seed oil, not an ingredient I've seen listed in many other products, but within this one it is used similarly to the others listed in that it helps to protect, soften and soothe the skin by ensuring your skin doesn't become dry and itchy. Added together with a slight hint of vanilla, this product smells so wonderful it's almost good enough to eat, naturally I wouldn't suggest you actually do that, but it is wonderful.
To use this cream the one thing to remember is that it is quite a thick texture as I have mentioned and if you have ever used a body butter from the Soap and Glory range, you'll appreciate the fact it is quite a firm cream, but if you have warm hands it makes the process much easier. As this body butter is quite thick in texture, you will only need a small amount because it spreads really well. You will notice that upon application it does appear to be slightly greasy to the touch, however, once on the skin, this cream does absorb itself very quickly and leaves behind no greasy feelings on the skin and you can still smell the both the almond and coconut aroma on your hands and body for a little while afterwards and it is delightful.
So does it work? Well I have that is currently no sign nor hint of dry skin anywhere I have used this cream and I have been using it every morning after getting out of the shower concentrating mostly on areas that are prone to dry skin like my elbows, shins and my knees. As for me it is function season and I am attending a lot of dinners and other events, I can think of nothing worse than having legs that look like they have had a going over by sandpaper because they are so dry and I am happy to say that my legs are as smooth as smooth can be and the same goes for my arms, and body.
The price tag for some will be quite steep at £10.50 for a tub and in my local Boots I couldn't see one of the smaller travel sized versions. I however love this stuff and if it lasts as long as the others within this range, then even using it daily it should last you 4 or 5 months at least, which if you breakdown the figures it isn't that expensive and even less so if you need to stock up on a few items and can use a '3 for 2' or a BOGOF deal.
So would I recommend this product? I absolutely would without a shadow of a doubt, I can't recommend it highly enough right now, and I love everything about it. It also lasts a really long time, I use it every day after showering in a morning and even now I still love the aroma that it gives and the fact it lingers on my skin pretty much all day, though as the day draws on the aroma does become less subtle to becoming almost unnoticeable, but if you miss it that much you can simply add some more.