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I have bought a lot of Superdrug products over the years and have always found them to be very good quality and also very reasonably priced. I regularly use body butter and bought this coconut and shea body butter for just £3.99 which is a lot cheaper than I usually pay for body butter. There were other fragrances to choose from but I love the smell of coconut so thought I would give this one a try.
This body butter has a lovely sweet smell without being too strong and it smells lovely and fresh on my skin although the smell doesn't seem to last too long. As it is not perfumed or floral it would be suitable for the men in your life if they are partial to a bit of body butter.
To use I scoop a small amount of cream out with my fingers and then start to rub it into my skin paying particular attention to the areas where I may have dry or rough skin such as my heels and elbows. It does absorb quickly and easily without leaving any residue or greasy feeling, although it isn't quite as thick as some others I have used.
At the moment I am using this lovely body butter every day as I find that when the weather gets colder my skin needs a bit more care and attention and I am very pleased with the results. My skin feels soft and smooth after use and my dry patches are far less noticeable. It definitely makes a difference to the general feel of my skin from the time when I use it and this feeling lasts for many hours afterwards.
I find that I get the best results when I use this after having a hot bath as my pores are open so the butter can get deeper into my skin. As obviously I use my hands to apply the body butter it saves me from using so much hand cream as my hands have a good layer of the cream as I am using it. I wouldn't say that it was a luxurious product but for £4 it is very good value and is ideal to use daily to put the moisture back into your skin.
I love the Body Shop’s range of body butters as they all smell gorgeous and make my skin feel great but they are really expensive so I save them for treats but you really can’t beat a body butter for leaving your skin nice and soft and pampered feeling especially in winter when skin can become drier.
I picked this one up because it was a lot cheaper than the ones in the Body Shop and I was intrigued by the combination of coconut and sweet lime as they are two smells that I really like but probably wouldn’t put together.
This costs £3.99 but I bought it when it was half price on an offer which is something that Superdrug do quite often.
It comes in a pot with a screw lid with 200ml of body butter inside. I had tried another one of the body butters from the same range so I sort of knew what to expect. This isn’t as luxurious feeling as the body shop butters but then it is a lot cheaper. It just doesn’t have that silky texture to it and instead is more like a really thick moisturiser.
It is a little bit more difficult to apply as it doesn’t just soak into my skin and it is a little bit greasier than I would ideally like but I do really like the scent of this one and the coconut and the sweet lime go really well together. It isn’t overly fragranced but it scents my skin afterwards and lasts a few hours.
Even though it isn’t as silky and as luxurious as the body shop ones it still moisturises really well and is good for really dry skin. It will probably be too greasy for normal skin but if you have dry patches then this will work well to smooth them and leave your skin feeling and looking softer.
I think that I would probably buy this again but only if it was on half price special offer again as I wouldn’t pay the full price for it as although the smell is nice there are other moisturisers which feel nicer for the same price.
Ok so I am slightly biased towards Superdrug but I really think this body butter is just as good as any other butter from leading name brands. It is usually priced at £3.69 for a 200ml tub, which I think is reasonable as it lasts a long time. Also Superdrug often has special offers on their own brand products, for example this body butter is currently reduced to £1.83, which is less than half price!
The tub itself is clear with a black lid; it's quite large as it holds 200ml of butter. It has the Superdrug label as well as a brief description in white writing on the lid. It also has a picture of coconuts on top.
The butter is white and quite thick, so you don't need to use much and the smell is absolutely gorgeous and really fresh. I use this on my arms and legs and have found that it does leave my skin feeling smooth and soft for hours, especially on more dry patches such as my elbows.
I would definitely recommend this product to anybody looking for a good moisturiser. Not only is it cheaper, but it works just as well as other brands, so it is excellent value for money. There are also various other 'Superdrug Coconut & Shea Butter' products available to choose from.