“ Brand: Soap and Glory / Type: Body Butter „
I really am so glad i purchased this buttercream because it is divine! Great consistency and very moisturizing. It feels like icing for your body. I love the smell, and i'm not usually a big fan of citrus scents! However, the lime isn't too overpowering and there's a buttery undertone to the scent, which doesn't make it too sour-smelling. When it settles on my skin, it makes me smell like strawberry lemonade cupcakes, which i love so much. Highly recommended. I usually stay away from citrus scents as often they remind me of toilet cleaner but I really like this scent a lot. This leaves ,yo skin feeling silky and it absorbs quickly so you don't feel sticky. I really really love this body butter. It is a little bit on the more pricey side but if you feel like treating yourself buy this, you won't regret it! A lovely, lovely product. Worth all the hype.
This buttercream is unlike any other I have tried in the past, not only does it leave you soft and smelling gorgeous, but the feeling lasts. I use most of the soap and glory products as part of my daily skin care regime and this is a must have. After a bath or shower massage the cream all over the body to leave you feeling and smelling beautiful. After several times of using this cream I noticed the results, my skin was lot softer and looked visibly clearer. The cream doesn't leave you sticky and it isn't too thick or too thin which I find a lot with other creams, I can put this on wait 5 minutes get dressed and I'm ready for the day. Team this cream up with the body exfoliator and the body spray and you will be left feeling amazing all day long for sure.
The reason I first tried Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Butter Cream was because I received it as part of a set of three for Christmas as a gift set from a lovely friend last year, and since then I have gone on to buy the standard sized tub for myself as I loved it so much. I can't say that the Soap and Glory range is one of my favourites, but it's growing on me. Having used the body scrub and also the body wash, I was very keen to try the Body Butter Cream. I really enjoy trying new beauty and skin care products and writing about them afterwards is one of my little hobbies. I have quite dry skin in the front of my legs, especially during the winter months when I have the central heating on all the time and so this tends to be the time of the year that I use body creams and butter more often as they help to replace lost moisture and oils and help to keep my skin soft and supple.
Soap and Glory have really done themselves proud with this wonderfully scented Sugar Crush Body Butter Cream. It contains all the ingredients I love and which work perfectly on my skin, including shea butter, coconut and almond oil and cocoa butter. They have also added a blast of lime oil and this is really evident in the gorgeous citrus smell that comes from this body butter, just as soon as you remove the screw off pink plastic lid. The fragrance is delicious and almost makes you feel like you want to dig a big spoon in there and eat it!
The consistency and texture of the body butter itself feels both rich and luxurious. It is pale in colour and thick to the touch but you' will be really surprised at how it just melts into your skin. I was amazed that a product which looked so thick and gloopy in the tub, could just sink right into my skin and leave them it feeling soft and smooth and so much more hydrated than it was before. I also love the fact that this body butter does not leave a sticky or tacky residue on my skin after I have used it. It really does dry amazingly quickly and it leaves my skin with the fresh cirrus aroma of fresh limes for hours after application. I love it!
These tubs of Sugar Crush Body Butter Cream come in one size only (I think) unless you receive a one in a gift pack, in which case you will get a smaller sized tub. I buy a 300ml size and it costs me £10.50. That seems like an awful lot of money but to be honest, you only need to use a very tiny amount and this will cover a large area and so it lasts for ages. Add to that, the fact that the smell is to die for, and you will soon see that £10.50 really isn't a lot to pay for this wonderful body butter.
Try some - I bet you will love it as much as I do.
This body butter is one I received for my birthday but have only recently got around to using it as my other butters from Soap & Glory last so long. Unfortunately this was not one in the Yule Monty gift set but as the body wash was in there I thought I would use this cream as they go together nicely, like the lime layered with cream on the pie.
Its amazing when I think back a few years to seeing the body butters being reviewed on one of Gok Wan's shows and it was the original Righteous Butter that ranked top at the mid range £10. At this point I had never heard of Soap & Glory or any of their products and I remember visiting Boots to look at their products and seeing about 5. Now in 2014 they sell out within hours when their big sets are star buy at Boots and their ranges now cover multiple varieties of washes, creams, cleansers, make ups and facial products.
I cannot tell you how much I love the scrubs, butters, washes and moisturisers from Soap & Glory and all my family know this so I get at least 3 sets for Christmas, as well as receiving the 3 individuals for my birthday as often Boots have 3 for 2 deals. As I am lucky enough to have thoughtful family members I never actually have to buy a S&G product for myself! Its a good job we now have 3 bathroom areas as I can spread my products out over the rooms and brighten them all up with the attractive packages.
Another plus with Soap & Glory is the fact it is a company established in the UK in 2006 and I believe in supporting home grown companies.
The Sugar Crush body buttercream (sounds sweet and delectable like a gorgeous cupcake) comes in the 300ml wide tub with screw lid. I like the tubs for the butters as they would be too thick for the pump bottles; also there is a pleasure in scooping a good dollop of the goo like cream with your fingers, it is like a stress reliever. Nothing ever goes to waste with a tub as you can clear out every part with your hands. The tub is the S&G standard issue pink which makes them so well known with a dash of green across the label to make the Sugar Crush Range stand out from the original range. The screw on lid is a slightly deeper pink colour.
The label has Sugar Crush in large letters on the front label with the top half having a green background and describing a sweet lime fragrance. The label states it is a 'body buttercream' which instantly makes me think of key lime pie again as described in the body wash review, I also think of beautiful cupcakes and now I think I am just addicted to food. When reading the description on the front it makes me feel positive towards this product as the ingredients sound natural and skin friendly and slightly exciting and exotic.
The tub also has information of how to contact the company and also the all important ingredients list which allows the consumer to see if anything would be damaging to their skin. My skin is often sensitive and can be dried by some creams but I have never had any reactions to the Soap & Glory range luckily enough.
So I use this either on a morning before I get dressed to wake up my skin when it is still dark outside or when I step out of the shower and am in desperate need of some rehydration for my skin. The tub sits nicely on my ensuite window sill and is never any problems to use whenever I need it. However, sometimes I do end up getting a little bit over zealous when scooping out the product and end up being thickly layered in the white cream and vigorously trying to rub it in or finding another body part not smothered.
The product is white in colour which is expected due to the name buttercream and is a nice thick consistency as any good body butter should be. The cream has a nice silky smooth feel and is glossy, the scent is sweet and citrusy which is very fresh and makes me feel nice and clean in scent, it is not too heavy.
At the moment if I use this following a shower I double up on the scent by using the sugar crush body wash and the scent layers well, Soap & Glory just need to make a deodorant and body spray now for us scent addicts.
In Boots this is £10.50 for the 300ml which can last at least 1 month possibly more depending on your own usage. Also Boots tend to have 3 for 2 offers so if your got 3 things at the same price it would be better value at £7.
So all in all I give this a whopping 5 stars for aesthetics, silky feel and the wonderful fresh and fruity scent reminding me of delicious cupcakes and my favourite key lime pie (maybe it will stop me eating them too?)
A lovely gift for the ladies out there.
(similar reviews may also be found on ciao under the name FrostBit)
As I already had the body scrub and I got the wash from the same range for Christmas I decided to buy myself the moisturiser to go with it. In Boots this was 3 for 2 just after Christmas it is £10.50 on it's own.
The cream comes in a large round pink tub and contains 300ml of product.
On the front of the packaging it tells you that the cream belongs to the sugar crush range and contains the freshly squeezed lime fragrance.
The cream is described as a body butter which contains shea and cocoa butter as well as almond oil, coconut oil and lime oil. As it contains so many moisturising ingredients the packaging claims that it will smooth even the driest skin.
I like to use matching products so I always use this after the sugar crush shower gel. The cream is white in colour and really thick it is almost solid in the pot. I find that it does get stuck in my nails and that is the only downside about all of the moisturisers in the pots. The cream is easy to massage into the skin and as it is so rich I find I only need a small amount. After applying this I did need to wait about 5 minutes before getting dressed as it hasn't fully absorbed immediately.
After using this my skin felt really soft and all of the dry patches particularly on my scaly legs had gone. The cream leaves a lovely smell on the skin which lingered for a few hours after use.
I have tried nearly everything in the Soap & Glory range and this fragrance is my favourite it is really fresh and citrussy it makes me feel refreshed.
I would recommend this cream the main reason is the smell, it is equally as good as all of the other body butters in the range in terms of effectiveness against dry skin but the scent really wins out for me.
I would give this 5 stars despite the fact it tends to clog up in my nails I still love it!
Onto the cream ...
So this is the third and final Sugar Crush product I'll be reviewing, having already published reviews of the body wash and body scrub, all of which I got together in a set. And I am pleased to say that this is by far my favourite of the three products and the one that I would definitely buy again.
This comes in a 300ml tub and costs £10.50 at full price, although is frequently part of an offer of some sort in Boots. It contains shea and cocoa butter, almond and coconut oil and "a super-refreshing double-citrus whammy of uplifting lime oil and smoothing lime tree blossom extract". The cream comes in a big chunky pink tub with a screwtop lid.
Good enough to eat
Of course the first thing you notice when you unscrew the lid of the tub is the amazing fragrance. Lime is the main scent in the whole range of products, and it is used to full effect here. The smell is sweet and delicious, and it really does smell good enough to eat. In fact, my husband says the smell reminds him of key lime pie! It definitely smells really citrusy and it also reminds me of the smell of brown sugar. I think this has a very unique scent; I've certainly never used any other cream that smells quite like this one, and realistically it may well not be to everyone's taste. But I personally love it.
The texture of the cream is nice and thick, and I find that I don't really need to use very much. It also sinks into the skin instantly which is a massive plus point for me, as I hate body creams and lotions that take ages to rub in! It leaves skin feeling really smooth and well moisturised, but not at all sticky. After use, I think my skin smells like lemonade ... with just a hint of vanilla. Yum!
In summary ...
Overall I really like this product, and although it is expensive I do think the extra money is justified as it is such good quality, it works well and it has such a lovely and unique fragrance! Also, as you need so little, I do think this will last for a long time. My only slight complaint is that the smell doesn't linger on the skin as much as it does when I use other pricier body butters, such as the Body Shop versions. But despite this, I still love it so it's the full five stars from me!