“ Brand: Soap & Glory / Type: Body Butter / Texture: Rich Cream / Subcategory: Butter / What it does: Smoothes, Enricheses „
I have had a long standing love affair with Soap & Glory now for a few years. I always get friends and family to buy me some for occasions and receiving this product was no different...it was a gift with a few other Soap & Glory products from my wonderful Step-dad.
This product comes in a light blue, plastic squeezy tube and it has a flip top opening lid to the bottom of it concealing a small hole and on the front of it we are clearly told that it is Soap & Glory 'Spa' Butter Up 'Special dry-skin spa formula' Body Smoothing Cream 'With cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, shea butter, aloe vera, vitamin E, 5-fruit skin smoothers and grapeseed oil' and the size is stated which in this case is 200ml and then on the back of the tube other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, we are given directions for using it, the ingredients are listed, we are told that once we have opened the tube to use it up within 24 months and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated.
The Cream Itself:
The cream itself is white in colour and is quite thick to squeeze out of the tube so you do have to give it a good squeeze but it is a nice thick consistency and smooth.
A little of this goes a very long way indeed and it has a really nice, unisex sort of fruity aroma to it really which is slightly sweet and I guess a touch citrusy really but the fragrance really is fresh and light and it does linger on the skin a good few hours after applying it.
I find this not to be greasy but it is nicely moisturising, particularly good on dry skin and I like this after bathing and when I need some skin soothing on skin that has been in the skin and I really like this on my dry skin on my feet!
I think is suitable for most skin types. It isn't greasy or to thick on the skin and soaks in beautifully allowing me to get dressed almost immediately after applying it and I have noticed that using this regularly my skin really does feels softer in the long run and not just when it is applied!
This is a nice every day, kind body moisturiser and once again Soap & Glory have triumphed!
Available from Boots for about £8.00 or Google if interested for a list of stockists.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I'm a big fan of Soap & Glory products, but I have far too many toiletries and it's taken me ages to get around to trying their body butter, Butter Up. This is part of the Spa range, and comes in light blue packaging instead of the usual pink.
I bought a gift set of Soap & Glory body butters ('A Butter Suite') and this was included. Normally the lotion comes in a tube, but here it is in a plastic tub. I do like this, as it means you can see how much you have left, and ensure you scrape every last bit out. The 150ml tub is clear on the bottom with a blue lid and label, stating that it is a "deluxe body smoothing cream" with a "special dry skin spa formula". The body butter contains cocoa butter, sweet almond oil and shea butter, which are known for their moisturising properties. It also contains aloe vera, good for sensitive skin, as well as vitamin e. The crushed grape and citrus formula, including grapeseed oil, adds scent.
Inside the tub, the butter is very thick: not quite as thick as Body Shop body butters, but almost. I normally use body butter at night, but I've been using this in the morning, thinking that it wouldn't be too heavy - I think I made the right decision. The body butter is a creamy buttermilk yellow with a lovely, light, citrus scent; this scent lasts on the skin very faintly but doesn't clash with perfume. It's ideal for summer - I think I chose the right time to use it!
I don't need to use too much at once, as a little goes a long way. I scoop some body butter out using my finger and smooth it onto my skin, concentrating on the driest parts like my lower legs, elbows and knees. It can take a little while to sink in, but as I apply my makeup before getting dressed this isn't too much of a problem.
The body butter works well, and once absorbed doesn't feel greasy. The moisturising effect generally lasts all day, though my skin can feel slightly dry towards the end. I do suffer from dry skin though, so this could be why. I like the smell too, though not as much as the standard Soap & Glory scent.
The tub seems to be lasting well: it isn't a particularly big one, so this is pretty impressive. Using it every day, I reckon it would take about a month to get through it.
I like this body butter and would consider buying it again, though I prefer The Righteous Butter, both for the scent and the moisturising properties. This does make a nice change though. I don't think you can buy it separately any more, but I've seen the Butter Suite gift set in Boots quite recently, so you can still obtain it that way.
Reasons to like this: it's very, very thick, , it's actually so thick it's harder than most to get out of the tube! But thankfully it's non-greasy, it's sinking in in a matter of seconds. The scent is not my favorite of Soap & Glory scents, but is a nice fragrant fruity smell.
It does work out a bit expensive though, it's only a 200ml tube and doesn't go very far. I'd normally only get these pricey body butters if I really love the fragrance, and only then use it occasionally.
I got this one as part of one of those Christmas deals at Boots, there were about 15 products for 20 quid or so. It wasn't a bad deal if you can get it at that price and Boots do frequently have all manner of offers. So, I'm just using it up, I wouldn't buy this again, just because it's not my favorite scent.
Top Tip.. I'm just using up the remnants of a big tube, it's by the side of my desk and is serving as a hand cream.
I am a big fan of Soap and Glory products, and I am guarenteed to get at least one set for my birthday and christmas every year, and this year was no exception. I was given the Butter Suite gift set for my birthday, as part of my presents from my partner. There was 3 body butters in the set, and one of those being Butter Up.
Even though I have used a wide selection of Soap and Glory products over the years, Butter Up is a new one to me, and I was excited to try it.
Butter up is a smoothing body cream, that is made to soften, smooth and moisturise your skin. It contains; Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Grapeseed Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. All these ingrediants are known for their wonderful skin smoothing and soothing properties, so combine them all and you should have a great cream for smoothing your skin to perection, right?
Actually yes, because from the first use of Butter Up, I really noticed a difference in my skin. I suffer from problems with dry skin a lot, mostly due to allergies, and there is many a cream I have used in the attempt to make a difference to my skin, mostly without much luck.
As soon as I used Butter Up, I could feel it sinking into my skin, and it was almost like a thirst had been quenched!! The cream just absorbed into my skin nicely, and it didn't leave any oils, grease or nasty residue, but it did leave my skin with a nice, gentle glow, which is always nice!
Instantly, my skin felt smoother, softer and less tight. It wasn't perfect results from the first use, but after a few continous uses, the results were even more fantastic.
The cream itself is a thick, creamy-biege colour, and it is silky to the touch, with a slightly firm texture to it. It is very easy to spread on to the skin, and a little really does spread a long way. I used a small blob about the size of a 10p piece to do a whole arm, shoulder and half a neck. It almost glides onto the skin it is that easy to spread, really is like a butter!
There is only a slight scent to this cream, which is fresh, relaxing and sweet, all at the same time. It is not very strong, so it does not over power you or add a sickly sweet smell to your skin, thankfully. The results do last quite a while too, and I found that the glow lasted all day, or until I got wet at least lol!
As I said earlier, my skin is problematic mostly due to allergies, and a lot of creams and lotions in the past have caused my skin to break out in hives, or be more dry than when I put the cream on. Luckily, this has not happened with Butter Up, or any Soap and Glory products that I have used (there is some containing things I am allergic too, so I have not used those!) and I feel that most people with dry or sensitive skin should be ok to use Butter Up, as I did not have a reaction to it, but of course this will be down to your own judgement should you wish to try it out.
You can buy Soap and Glory products in Boots stores and online at www.boots.com. You can buy Butter Up as part of a 3 set in Butter Suite, or you can buy it on its own as part of the Soap and Glory Spa Range. I am unsure of the price, as I did not buy this for myself.
I really think this is a good product to use, and as I can not find any fault for it. I give this ite, a 5 out of 5 stars and I totally recommend it. If you would like a good skin treat, or are looking for ideas for a nice christmas present, this may just be exactly what you are looking for.
*This review is also on Ciao under the username of Hailee*
This is the second Christmas that I have received the largest Soap and Glory gift set from Boots so I have lots of there lovely products to review. But this so far is one of my all time favourites and I will be buying it again and again. As I have stated before I have not really been a fan of body butters in the past as I find many far too greasy but this seems like a cross between a body butter and a cream and gives fantastic results.
The Butter Up cream comes in a 200ml Blue tube. The label on the front of the tube has the soap and glory logo and gives some basic information on the contents, fragrance and what the cream can be used for. There is also a quote "I've never felt anything like this before!" as well as the slogan 'get rid of your chap' carrying on the fun style signature packaging style of Soap and Glory products.
The back label gives directions for use, full ingredients listings and some more detailed information on how the cream will work on your skin. There is also a large section on what to do if the product gets into your eyes.
Although my butter up cream came as part of a gift set an individual 200ml tube in Boots will cost £7.50. It is worth looking out for special offers, there is often a 3 for 2 offer at Boots on the Soap and Glory products.
I know this is not the cheapest moisturising cream but you only need to use a small amount to give your skin a much needed moisture boost.
The main smoothing and hydrating ingredients for your skin in this body cream are cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, shea butter, aloe vera, vitamin E, 5-fruit skin smoothers and grapeseed oil.
The fragrance of the cream is gorgeous, as tends to be the case with all of the Soap and Glory products that I have tried so far. The fragrance is of crushed grapes and citrus, it is quite a strong fragrance but very fresh and revitalising. I enjoy using the cream after my morning shower as the fragrance helps me to feel awake and energised. The fragrance does last on your skin for some time after applying, so you can get away with mot applying any extra scent such as perfume.
~~~~~How to Use~~~~~
The cream is said to be a special dry skin formula and is recommended to use on slightly damp skin after bathing or showering. The cream itself is quite thick but a small amount does go a long way. It is easy to apply and absorbs quickly allowing you to get dressed much quicker than some body moisturises do.
For me this is a fantastic body moisturiser with a glorious fragrance. I do often suffer from dry skin especially in the colder winter months and this cream is not only easy to apply it absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky residue and leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to have softer and smoother skin.
I also use this moisturiser before applying fake tan as it makes the tan glide onto the skin easily without leaving streaks and dry patches behind.
Soap and glory butter up deluxe body smoothing cream is one of many amazing products from the soap and glory range. I recieved a soap and glory hatbox gift set for my birthday and have started to reveiw all of the products i recieved starting with this :)
A 200ml bottle is available from boots for £7.50 which considering the size of the bottle and the quality of the product i think it is quite reasonable. The cream should be applied generously to damp skin after a relaxing bath or shower with special attention being paid to areas of dry skin.
The cream includes cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, shea butter, aloe vera, vitamin e. 5-fruit skin smoothers and grapeseed oil which creates a really subtle yet pleasent citrus scent which lasts on the skin for ages without being to overpowering.
This is my favourite soap and glory body butter/cream as it has a nice texture that absorbs well into the skin without being too thick or greasy like some other products. It is great for hydrating dry skin and leaves your body feeloing soft and smooth with a light, long lasting fragrance. Ontop of that the packaging is really cool and attractive looking on your bathroom shelf, as are all the soap and glory products.
Soap & Glory Butter Up is just one of the amazing products Soap & Glory make, they have a wide range of skin and bath products.
Sadly all of their products are quite expensive but are worth the price!
Butter up has coca butter, sweet almond oil, shea butter, aloe vera, vitamin e, grapeseed oil and 5 fruit skin smoothers.
It costs £7.50 from boots, you will get 28 points when you buy it.
As I mentioned before it contains vitamin e which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles - of course it will not magically remove them or completely stop them from appearing but it will surely help if you always use it.
As for the cream itself it is thick and white creamy colour, it's not too thick to feel horrible on your skin, it smoothes on equally and lightly and it smells amazing.
Use it after baths or showers on slightly damp skin, it can be used all over and I have seen a big difference with my skin since starting to use this.
It is also a special dry-skin spa formula. It also smells great!
Like all of the other products it has a very retro look to it.
It is blue with what reminds me of fruit on the tube, it has a flip lid so it can stand upright and let all the product go to the bottom making it easier to get the product out of the tube.
I'm normally not a fan of body butters but this is one of my favourites that I will continue to buy, it's a light smooth product that actually works and my skin is not dry anymore. On another good note it hasn't made my skin break out which a lot of products can make happen.
Overall it is a brilliant product I highly recommend you buy since it will last you a long time for the price of it.
This was actually the first Soap and Glory product I have ever tried and now I love their products. I actually recieved it as a gift for my birthday, as due to the price of the items I find it unlikely to buy myself their products!
This product is sold in Boots and costs £7.50, which I know isn't mega bucks, but just a bit more than I would have maybe payed.
When you first squeeze out the bottle it is much more thicker than a lotion and this is to do with it being a body cream. It has the most amazing scent to it, which smells summery and tropical due to the citrus in it.
To apply it does feel quite heavy and thick on the skin, but I didn't mind that as you can really feel it rehyrdrating your skin from the moment you first apply it.
It is nor gloopy nor greasy like other lotions which is why I liked the idea of it being a cream, it also, though it being quite heavy, sank into your skin quite quickly.
After wearing this you can really notice the difference in your skin, it becomes soft to the touch and almost has a healthy 'glow' to it. I used to sometimes have dry patches on my skin when using my old moisturiser, though since converting to this it seems to be a thing of the past!
The other thing I like is that the scent lingers on your skin, meaning your skin smells divine all day long!
Overall I love this product and would highly reccomend it!
Soap and Glory is a range of cosmetic, skincare and bath products. The specialise is retro packaging. The company was found by a lady called Marcia.
This is one of many S&G body creams and is known as *Butter Up*. It is part of the S&G Spa range. It is a body smoothing cream which contains cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, shea butter, aloe vera, vitamin e, grapeseed oil and 5 fruit skin smoothers. S&G always have witty comments on their products and this one is *get rid of your chap! It's simple. Just pop open the cap and Butter Up* The body smoother has a special dry skin formula.
I have this product in both tube form which is a fullsize. I also have this in a tub which came as part of a giftset. I seem to have misplaced the tube so I concentrate on the tub. I will say though the tube is tall and plastic and blue to coordinate with the Spa range. It has a flip top and once squeezed, the butter up seeps through the hole in the lid. The tub is round and plastic. It is a see through white colour. The screw on lid has a large sticker with the brand and product name and what is contained in the product. Information around the tub includes the witty comment from S&G, directions for use, contact details for S&G and the size. It also specifies this can be used for 24months from opening.
In the tube, the cream is fairly thick and creamy in colour. The tub is approx 3/4 full of firm body butter which does not run. It is quite thick and simple to scoop the required amount out. Because you can see the cream better, you notice it is a peachy colour and smells very pleasant.
*Directions for Use*
Smooth a generous amount of butter up onto slightly damp skin after bathing or showering. You may need a minute to let it all sink in.
*Soap and Glory*
Soap and Glory Cosmetics Co
PO Box 55507
*Price and Availability*
Available from Boots and Harvey Nichols. The 200ml tube is £7.50. The 150ml tub is available as part of *A Butter Suite* giftset which also includes The Righteous Butter and Daily Smooth. This set is £14 in Boots.
I absolutely adore Soap and Glory products! The retro theme is very eye catching and the fragrances are appealing to me. The products may seem a bit expensive but compared to the likes of Body Shop, they aren't! I started off using the Righteous Body Butter and was really impressed. I had the A Butter Suite set and this gave me a chance to try all three of the butters. I have since bought the full size tubes/tubs of all 3. I misplaced this one so was going by my tub.
The tub makes it ideal for ensuring you scoop every last bit of the butter out and the tubes are perfect for squeezing it out as you have the opening at the bottom. I feel the consistency is quite different between the tub and tube as one needs to be flowing to come out and the other needs to be set to avoid spilling out. I personally like the tube. But going with the tub just now here are my thoughts.
The butter up is a lovely peachy shade and is nice and thick though easy to scoop some up into your hand. It is mentioned that it is best to use when you are still damp, I personally prefer to use on my dry skin. The cream is very cold and massages into my skin very well. The scent is delicious. Righteous Butter is very sweet but as this contains more fruit related products, the fruity smell really comes through and is very noticable. I can detect the grape and the fresh citrusy smells.
I have dry and sensitive skin on my body and as this is made with a dry skin formula, I was confident it would be good for my skin. I was not disappointed. The fragrance did not react with my skin and left particular dry areas such as elbows and knees, smooth and hydrated. The cream left a delicate fruity aroma on my skin which was evident a few hours later.
I alternate my use of this with the other body butters in the S&G range and you only need a small amount for maximum smoothness and scent. The price is very justified then as this product will last very well.
I would recommend that you purchase the gift set containing all 3 butters if you are new to the hype of S&G. This way you will be able to identify which butter(s) suit your skin and tastes best before splashing out on a fullsize tub or tub.
Out of the 3 butters I have tried, the Butter Up is my favourite with the Righteous Butter coming a close second.
Thanks for reading
I don't tend to buy Soap and Glory products as I prefer the likes of Lush for health and beauty, however I do really like there range and I was delighted to recieve a tube of Butter Up body lotion for my birthday.
It came in a turquoise colour plastic tube that had all the usual banter / cathcy sayings on it, such as 'How to get rid of your chap', etc. It comes with a flip top lid and is in a large hand cream shaped bottle rather than the usual 'shampoo' style body lotion bottle.
When first opening it you are immediatley hit by the gorgeous scent of it, it is very fresh, and smells a bit like strawberries / raspberries, however doesn't have that false sweetness to it. You can also smell the coconut in it, though not so much the shea butter, which is quite good as I am not particuarlly keen on this.
It is quite hard to squeeze it out of the bottle and this may be due to its thicker consistancy. It is slightly pink in colour and is not runny at all and will sit on your hand and not run anywhere. It is easy to rub into the skin and smells even better when doing so.
Once it is all rubbed in it inly takes a few minutes to completley sink into your skin and doesn't leave your skin at all greasy or stinky like other ones do.
I was surprised to see that this product really works, it leaves yoiur body reall smooth and free from dryness. This easily lasts until the next time that you shower and keeps them soft and smooth. I would reccomend exfoliating before using this as this will leave your legs even smoother and allow for the maximum benefit of it.
Overall I really love this product and will be buying again, I even occasionally use it as hand cream as well if I don't have one to hand and this is on the side. The only down side I can think about is the fact that it is quite hard to squeeze out of the bottle and this is due to the thickness of the cream.
This is currently priced at £7.50 in the likes of Boots and Superdrug, though I am sure I have also spotted it in large chain supermarket stores such as ASDA and Tescos.
**Also published under the same username on ciao**
The Soap and Glory Body Smoothing Butter Up was another body butter that I found in my treasure trove hat box. I was in fact quite surprised to find two body butters but thought it all the better for it. This butter does not look like the traditional Soap and Glory product which normally sticks to its theme of creams and pinks but it seems they have a separate range which is all packaged in turquoise with a more fruity side.
The packaging is quite busy. The tube is turquoise with a flip lid and grapefruits in the background. It claims to be a special spa formula but what that means I don't know. There is quite a list of the things it contains including cocoa butter, almond oil, shea butter, aloe vera, vitamin E, fruit skin smoothers and grape seed oil. It is a nice cominbination of scents and I would say that the overall flavour it gives is of grapefruit. It is a very zingy scent and gives the impression of freshness and cleanliness which is a good point. It is certainly less full on in terms of smell than The Daily Smooth. For those who find that one overwhelmingly sweet, this would be a good alternative.
This would have been more interesting to me had it come out turquoise to match the bottle but it is a boring cream colour in reality. I noted that the cream was markedly thicker in consistency than the other two body butters that Soap and Glory do. Generally, this means that it is more substantial and likely to make more of a difference to the skin. Because of its consistency, it did not spread over the skin as easily but I am not saying that this is a negative point. It is very good at restoring the moisture to battered winter skin and I can feel that the top layer of my skin is moisturised still the next morning.
A large bottle costs £7.50 which is currently reduced to £5 in Boots. I would buy this again. Though I slightly prefer the scent of the Daily Smooth as I love all things sweet, I think I would be tempted to pick that. However, I prefer the consistency of this so it's a tough call. Unless I just buy both that is....
Christmas is well and truly gone now, and after having received a glorious Big Thrill Soap and Glory hatbox for a gift, I couldn't wait to try it, but had told myself I had to finish off my current toiletries beforehand.
Upon opening the distinctly retro looking hatbox, I was amazed by the combination of the range. A head to toe bathing and bodycare experience. The entire Soap and Glory range includes bath and body care, cosmetics, perfumes, and something new to me, as I only found out this morning, a men's range. Intriguing indeed!
A retro theme continues along the product range. Each has it own catchphrase if you will. The product I am reviewing is the Butter Up body butter, and the quip on the front of the bottle reads 'Get rid of your chap' I don't know whether this means my chapped dry skin or the other half :o) I have used this for the past few days and it's become a favourite of mine. If the whole of the S&G range are like this I can't wait to try everything else.
When opening the pale blue flip top lid, you are greeted with a very pale orangey colour body butter. The texture is very thick, it holds it's shape and doesn't feel at all gloopy. Upon application, it soaks straight in and doesn't feel at all sticky. It is intensly hydrating with the main ingredients of cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, shea butter and aloe vera. They all are widely known for their moisturisation qualitites. The fragrance is mild and gentle with a hint of citrus from the added orange and lemon oil. It is a lovely smell, not at all synthetic (because it isn't). This doesn't linger on the skin much though, which is a benefit, as then it won't clash with your perfume for instance.
This product is actually good for you, as it contains antioxidant grapeseed oil. What better reason to use it? After showering (Using the Soap and Glory I Foam and drying) it leaves your skin feeling deliciously soft and hydrated.
This, and other products from the range, are available to purchase from Boots the chemist, on every High Street, for £7.50 for 200ml. This size, I would say, would last quite a long time as it is thick and luxurious and a little goes a long way. The range, in it's entirety, is available online at www.soapandglorycosmetics.com. Please take a look at the website, it is as fun as the products they make.
In summary - A quality product, and I don't usually like body butters because of the amount of time they usually take to be absorbed. I can honestly say I will definately buy this product again. I love it!!!
I have been using the Soap & Glory iForm Body Wash fairly regularly for a fair few weeks now and in addition to receiving that product for Christmas from my wonderful fiance I also received this Butter Up Body Smoothing Cream, as well as lots of other products. I have been very pleased with the quality of the Soap & Glory products so far and I have to say that this one is no exception.
The bottle has a bit of a retro feel to it and I love the Soap & Glory logo which has a kind of regal feel to it and the whole thing just looks wonderfully luxurious on the shelf in my bathroom. This product fits in very well with the rest of the Soap & Glory range and a 200ml bottle is available from Boots stores or www.boots.co.uk for £7.50 which might be a little bit expensive but is worth every penny as this is a long lasting product with just a small amount required for each application. The flip top lid is a great addition to this product as you can use it even if you have just come out of the shower, a simple squeeze of the bottle releases a long thing string of lotion which is very thick and strung together and comes out in little sausage style portions per squeeze.
As soon as I open the lid of this bottle there is a fairly generic body lotion kind of smell coupled with a light fruity scent which is quite inoffensive, although nothing special.
The lotion is very thick and a little goes a long way with this so I have been squeezing out a tiny amount on to each of my limbs, chest, neck etc and then just rubbing the whole lot in. The lotion rubs in very fast and does not leave my skin feeling greasy and horrible in the slightest. Once the lotion has been absorbed by skin feels lovely and soft and smooth and has a fairly nice scent to it that I can't quite put my finger on. My skin looks a little shimmery and lovely after use and it remains this way for most of the day which is always pleasing. The quality of the lotion is quite good and with daily usage (usually after using the Body Wash from Soap & Glory) I have found that my skin is not as dry as it has been in the past and has been left lovely and soft and this has been consistent throughout the weeks that I have been using this. While I can't put my finger on a particular scent with this lotion it does leave me with lovely, soft, smooth skin that looks in good condition and I have not had any breakouts of dry skin since using this which is quite unusual for me in the cold weather.
I would definitely recommend this and I would suggest you use it with the Soap & Glory iFoam Body Wash (as I have been) as the results have been very satisfactory and my skin is in the best condition I've seen it in for a long time. I am a very satisfied customer of the Soap & Glory range and whilst this body lotion is a little expensive it is definitely worth the money and somehting that I am hoping to receive some more of for my birthday. A 200ml bottle of this lotion will last for many weeks as I have been using it for around 3 weeks now and estimate it to last at least another one or two months and I have been using it to cover my entire body (there's a lot of it, believe me!).
I am rating this Butter Up Deluxe Body Smooth Cream 4/5 because it's got a fairly nice scent and it works well, the only down side is that this is a tad expensive compared to other products I have used in the past that I have been equally as pleased with.
Getting rid of your chap isn't something we women like to freely converse about, however that is why I'm here to write this review. There's nothing worse than dry, itchy, irritated skin - which I have the pleasure of suffering from! I can honestly say as a Princess of Chap that there is no better way to soothe and smooth less than perfect skin than with Soap & Glory's 'Butter Up!' body butter.
With a slightly offputting price tag of £7.50 a tube this body butter can seem rather expensive, however I can assure you that every penny of its price tag is well spent!
Produced by the fantastic 'Soap & Glory' exclusively for Boots and Harvey Nichols, this body butter is available in all good Boots and Harvey Nichols stores, and at www.boots.com or www.harveynichols.com their official websites. Soap & Glory produce a whole range of exquisite toiletry products, each packaged in aesthetically pleasing retro glamour packaging, and each promising to make us feel exceptionally gorgeous - and they do just that!
'Butter Up' comes packaged in a generous sized blue tube, which is covered with information about the product and the infamous Soap & Glory logo, all looking mighty retro and very girly.
The body butter boasts all the best moisturising, soothing ingredients that will calm your irritations and make your flakes dissapear. Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E, and a fabulous count of 5-Fruit skin smoothers, all combined into one tube of luxurious body butter makes 'Butter Up' a winner when it comes to silky skin.
'Butter Up' as a name can bring to mind an idea of a greasy, insoluble product, however this is far from the truth. This body butter has all the rich, thick, creamy goodness that you expect from this sort of product, but leaves out all the nasty, slippery, greasy residue that comes with similar products. 'Butter Up' dissolves well into the skin and leaves you with nothing but delightfully soft, supple skin.
It is recommended that 'Butter Up' is used on slightly damp skin for best results. I find that 'just out of the shower/bath wetness' is too much damp, and 'towel dried body' is not enough damp. Waiting a little once you exit the shower/bath in all your naked glory for some of the excess water on your body to evapourate, leaving you damp to the touch, is the best way to get the most out of this body butter. Not only does this body butter smooth and soothe your skin, but this way it locks in the extra moisture and prevents your skin from drying out after your bath/shower which alot of moisturisers/body butters fail to do.
The smell of this body butter is a delight in itself. It carries a sweet, citrusy smell which will leave you feeling invigorated and fresh after application. Unlike alot of other body butters, the scent carries well on the skin and sticks around for long after having been massaged in. I have been known to stay smelling sweet and fruity from this butter for well into the next day after application, so it is definately a winner when it comes to smelling fabulous!
Not only is 'Butter Up' a miracle worker, but it is also value for money. With a £7.50 price tag it seems rather overpriced for what it is, afterall cheaper body butters are available, but unfortunately none can match up to the goodness that is Soap & Glory. Although the product is thick and creamy, it spreads well and a little definately does go a long way, meaning you don't need lashings of this stuff to get ultra smooth and sensual skin. £7.50s worth of 'Butter Up' lasts for what seems like forever.
Overall I think this body butter is a deliciously rich treat for the skin. although it can be used daily, I choose to use this one specifically after every shower to keep me from drying out, along with a different S&G body butter that I use daily. The price tag did initially put me off, but after using the butter I can honestly say that it is worth every penny. It ticks all of the rich, creamy, thick and delicious boxes that I would expect from a body butter, and leaves me feeling and smelling great! Definately a keeper.
Cocoa Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, 5-Fruit Skin Smoothers, Grapeseed Oil, Parfum.
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At £7.50 the Soap & Glory Spa Butter up is the most expensive moisturiser that I have had in my bathroom!
Contained within a 200ml blue plastic tube is a thick creamy moisturiser that is so addictive you will use it after almost every wash.
This is ideal for the roughest skin and will turn it into soft supple skin after just a few uses, if you have used Palmers Cocoa Butter then when you smell this you will recognise the key ingredients which are Cocoa Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Butter, but to get that traditional Soap & Glory Spa aroma there is also Grapeseed Oil included to give that added moisture.
I tend to use this immediately after drying off after a bath or shower, it has a very thick texture and I actually struggle to squeeze it out of the tube but a small amount again goes a long way with this product, I love massaging it into my arms and shoulders as it leaves them feeling moisturised and refreshed and I can smell the aroma throughout the day.
As it is a larger sized tube it is not very portable and I was a little disappointed not to get a gift set with some of the smaller versions in which would be ideal for travelling with as these can be quite bulky if you have a few products that you want to take with you.
The Soap & Glory range is amazing and it really has done great things for my skin. I tend to prefer the Spa range as it offers a bit more of a luxurious feel and the aromas are a little different to the standard range which will help to get a bit of variety in the bathroom.
The products will leave your skin feeling hydrated throughout the day and you will get that whiff of the product every now and then to remind you of its good quality.
I tend to buy my products from Boots as they are excellent value when the 3 for 2 is on offer but I have not seen them in any other stores locally so am not sure if they are in fact stocked elsewhere.
I would recommend this product to those with even the most sensitive skin as I have experienced no problems whatsoever and many of my friends that use the product have also commented on how gently it is to the skin, so go on what are you waiting for give it a try!!!
Smoothing body cream with coconut and shea butter /