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Brand: The Sanctuary / Type: Body Butter / What it does: Enricheses, Nourishes, Protects

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      15.02.2014 13:16
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      great product

      **sanctuary spa kyphi body butter**
      I first tried this product when I received it in a pack of 4 mini body butters.Its something I wasn't really needing but when I saw gift set in the charity shop for £3.20 I had to treat myself

      **The range**
      Sanctuary spa does spa range products that you can use at home.The "core"range comes in orange packaging and in recent years they have brought out more items. Im not sure how long the "kyphi" range has been out for,possibly 2/3 years?. I think when it first came out there was only the body butter as i can remember feeling disappointed i couldn't get anything else with the scent.
      I also like how sanctuary spa are against animal testing.

      **Packaging**
      This comes in a clear round tub with a sticker on it with the name.Nothing exciting and pretty standard as body butters go. Its easy enough to open and I have dropped it a few times without it breaking.

      **Smell**
      I am rubbish at describing scents but this smells a bit like an incense stick. It is described as being sandalwood and vanilla.I cant really smell the vanilla just the sandalwood.
      The smell is nice but its not that strong that it interacts with my deodorant or perfume.

      **Using the product**
      This is quite thick. I have really dry skin and I can get away with using it twice a day .It absorbs really well and my skin feels nice and soft,non greasy.Some people describe this as being a little oily due to the lotus and argan oil but maybe as my skin tends to be extra dry during the winter months this isn't a problem I have had with the product.

      **Price and where to get**
      This can be purchased from Boots and Debenhams and costs around £10 for the 300 ml tub.

      I recommend this to someone who likes the sanctuary spa range but fancy's a wee change from the normal range.The gift set also works out as being much better value and can often be bought in a sale.

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        05.04.2013 20:35
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        really unique

        I was given a set of three Sanctuary Body Butters as a Christmas present. I was really pleased to receive this as I love Sanctuary products and Body Butters are also a big thing of mine too. The pots were 50ml sample pots and one of them contained was this Kyphi nourishing body butter.

        The pot is a white plastic with a screw on lid. On the lid, the product labelling has a flash of red with 'kyphi' in Egyptian style writing and underneath it states 'a nourishing Egyptian spa treatment with sacred lotus oil and illipe butter'. Illipe butter is from asia and derived from the nuts of the Shorea stenoptera tree. It is said to have moisturising properties and skin softening qualities. Lotus oil is more often used for relaxation in aromatherapy and it certainly gives the body butter a lovely scent, which I must admit to finding very calming. Kyphi is defined as 'a compound incense that was used in ancient Egypt for religious and medical purposes', so I find this an interesting and intriguing name.

        The butter itself is a pale yellow colour. It has an almost shiny/glazed appearance and is a thick creamy texture. It feels rich and luxurious to the touch. On applying to the skin, it feels a little oily but is absorbed very well and very quickly. I found that I needed very little per application - it spread really well and even drier areas like my knees and elbows needed very little to make them feel in better condition. The scent given off during application was really divine and it really made me feel like I was using a pampering, luxury product. Unfortunately, the scent was not transferred onto my skin and was virtually undetectable, even immediately after applying. After use, my skin felt really moisturised and noticeably softer. I would describe this as an outstanding moisturiser.

        Looking online, a 300ml tub of this costs around £10. I don't think that this is a bad price as it really is a luxury product but it is too expensive for me to justify using it everyday. It is more of a 'treat' product that I would apply after a soak in a bath or something. One of the best things about this is the scent that really does make you feel calm and relaxed. I highly recommend it.

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          20.05.2012 18:05
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          An excellent body butter from an excellent brand.

          I have been converted to The Sanctuary products since I received their products as part of a Christmas present one year. Despite my bargain shopping mode nearly always set to 'on' I do like to get good value for my money which is why I will spend that bit extra (compared to lower budget brands/ own shop brands) for The Sanctuary products.

          The product that I will be reviewing today is the Kyphi nourishing body butter.

          ** The Sanctuary **
          The Sanctuary began as a spa exclusively for female dancers and since, they have expanded to now offer products on the high street and opened their spa to all women. Their high profile beginning has meant that the company and its products have been held quite highly in public opinion as a company selling quality products.

          They operate on the view that if you feel good about your body, you feel better about yourself and the world around you which I believe is a wonderful view to have. They have a wide range of products to buy (as you can see from their website) so it is likely you will find something that you'd love to try.

          And in a world of business dominated by men it is refreshing to see a company for women and run by women.

          ** About the body butter **
          The Kyphi range is modeled on the Ancient Egyptians. Kyphi was originally a compound incense used for medical and religious reasons so I am not sure why this name was chosen for the range but I am sure someone had a good reason for it. I have yet to find out.

          The body butter contains shea and illipe butter. Shea butter is the fat extracted from the nut of the Shea tree and today is used in a variety of food and cosmetic products and is an excellent skin nourishing butter. Illipe butter is one that I had not actually heard of before. It is a more exotic butter originating from south eastern Asia. It is a highly moisturising butter that is effective in treating chronically dry skin as it reinforces the skins natural moisture barrier which makes it a welcome addition to the body butter to really nourish the skin. It also contains sacred lotus and argan oil for softening the skin and to scent, sandalwood and vanilla.

          The product is not tested on animals.

          ** Using the body butter **
          The butter is best used after a bath or shower - but it can be used at any time - to soothe dry skin. On opening the tub there is a very light scent. The vanilla isn't too present but I think I can just make out the sandalwood, otherwise I can only smell the shea and illipe butter. The light scent means that it is not overpowering and this continues to apply once it has been rubbed into the skin.

          The butter is quite fine which results in it being easy to spread over the skin without being greasy. The skin absorbs the butter quickly leaving your skin lovely and soft immediately after application. A little bit of the butter can last a long way increasing its value for money even without taking quality into consideration. As far as quality is concerned I believe that this product is of very good quality. It feels and smells nice and leaves my skin feeling nourished and soft. I have put this product on several hours before going to bed and my skin still feels soft the next day: a sign of a very good product.

          ** Packaging **
          The body butter comes in a plastic tub with a screw top lid. The tub is white with an information label on the bottom.

          ** Price and Availability **
          The product is now discontinued according to The Sanctuary's website which is unfortunate news to hear. I will enjoy every last drop of this product. You can still buy a travel sized (50ml) tub on The Sanctuary website for £2.40 or £9 on Amazon for a 150ml tub.

          However, The Sanctuary offer many excellent products so while this one will be missed there are other products that are worth your attention from across their body care range. While it may cost more than some other brands the cost is definitely worth it. You can find their products from a variety of sources online or in store in Boots.

          ** Conclusion **
          An excellent body butter that I am pleased I got the opportunity to try. I have about half of my 150ml tub left so I will enjoy this while it lasts. The Sanctuary offer many quality products that are more than worth the money that you pay for them. I have never used one of their products that I do not like and this body butter is no exception. The use of Illipe butter is well done and makes this body butter so nourishing. As far as I can find out The Sanctuary does not use this in any of their other ranges which is disappointing but an issue I hope they will rectify in the future.

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            25.09.2011 16:39
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            Nice treat...at the right price!

            Whenever I'm feeling the need for a little pampering, I always find myself in Boots on the Sanctuary aisle. It's my go-to brand for feel good at home spa treatments! The only thing I'm not a fan of is the price...it's not exactly 'bargain beauty' but I have found a nice little trick to avoid the price tags. Gift vouchers? Advantage card points? Batting my eyelashes at the other half?
            All of the above I'm sure would work...but why not try taking a trip to your local (biggest) Boots on...Boxing Day? You're still full from yesterdays dinner and the crowds and queues are less than appealing, but, if you time it right you can be in and out quicker than Flash, with some amazing bargains in your bag! All of their Christmas gift sets are reduced by 50% or more and as there is no real shelf like for the likes of moisturisers, bubble baths and shower gels etc, you can easily stock up on a years worth of pampering goodies for half the usual price!

            One bargain I bagged on Boxing Day 2010 was a trio of 150ml Sanctuary Body Butters. 'Kyphi' was included in this set and it was one I had previously bought for others but never for myself. I've found that the body butters can be a little hit and miss so usually stick to the same one, but when it's working out at £2 a pot, I'll give any of them a go!

            *Packaging*
            The product comes in a thick, clear plastic circular tub with a small sticker on the lid. It has a really delicate design of red petals with white writing on that looks rather luxurious on the bathroom shelf. It's a screw top tub that opens easily and 'locks' into place when you close it - I've had it rolling around a drawer and have had zero accidents! I've dropped it once and the lid stayed tightly shut too. I like the solid feeling of the packaging too, feels less 'cheap', unlike some other brands.

            *Product*
            The body butter is really thick and creamy. A little doesn't tend to go a long way and it is absorbed into the skin quite quickly. However it does tend to leave behind a little residue, especially on the less dry areas of my skin which makes for an uncomfortable feeling if I dress straight after application. Applying it, it has an almost gel like consistency which I find strange for a body butter but it's not unpleasant. It's fragranced with sandalwood and vanilla, of which I think the vanilla, is the more dominant scent. I was expecting something more airy and floral, but it smells a lot warmer and earthy. It does leave behind a faint smell but it doesn't last long. I have found though that if you get a little hot and bothered through the day, you can start to smell it again, almost as though your pores really drunk it in when you put it on. To me, this shows that it does penetrate at least the first layer or so of skin. Is this a good thing? I'm not too sure!

            *Use*
            After body brushing, start at the feet and work your way upwards in circular motions, always working towards your heart. This massaging action helps to improve the blood flow under your skin which in turn, helps to generate new skin cells. Around those 'cellulite' areas, massage a little deeper and longer, this helps to break up the fatty deposits that cause cellulite. The moisturiser itself is no miracle cure, I find that physical actions do more than any product has. I tend to get quite dry skin on my legs after shaving and as this moisturiser is really rich, it really helps with this.

            *Good*
            I love the silky smooth feeling on my skin after application. That feeling lasts all day, especially on my dry patches. I feel really relaxed and like I've spoilt myself a little. I tend to use this product every morning and the 150ml will last me around 4 - 6 weeks which I think is great considering it cost me just £2! It came wrapped in vacuum plastic and once open, must be used within 12months, so buying so far in advance has had no adverse effects on the product.

            *Bad*
            I haven't seen this brand in store or online since I purchased back in 2010 so I take that to mean they no longer produce it? I would repurchase if it available but not at full price. A normal Sanctuary Body Butter can set you back quite a few ££ and though it's a nice little treat with great consistency and fragrance, it has no actual benefits that warrants the price tag.

            *Conclusion*
            As a treat, yes. As a long term solution to dry skin, cellulite, or any other ailment? I think not. It's fun whilst it lasts but I won't miss it when it's gone!

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              25.07.2011 17:30
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              A great body butter from Sanctuary.

              This is one of three Sanctuary body moisturising products that I recently got in a gift pack. It is a 'nourishing' body butter product made by the Sanctuary Spa at Covent Garden. They call this the Kyphi body butter and say that it is influenced by Egyptian spa treatments. The term 'Kyphi' was actually a powerful incense used in Egypt in ancient times.

              My product is a gift pack sized version at 150mls or 5 fl. oz. but the normal sized product is 300 mls or you can get a teeny 50mls travel version. It comes in a chunky plastic tub and has a easy to unscrew lid. The packaging is lovely with the label on the front of the tub having a fancy ancient scroll text and a picture of what looks like dark red lillies. The pretty design means this makes an excellent gift.

              Sanctuary have produced this product especially for women and they say that they have worked hard to create an extra special and unique formula. The moisturiser contains several exotic ingredients, some of which I've never heard of before such as illipe butter. Other ingredients that amazed me are things like beeswax, 'sacred' lotus, sweet almond oil and argan oil. It is fragranced with vanilla and sandalwood too. The manufacturers state that these amazing ingredients help to deliver "an intensive moisture boost" and creates a cream that "conditions and smoothes".

              Directions for use state that you should work this cream into your body in circular motions after a bath or a shower. I like to so this both in the morning or at night. I also like to apply the butter during the day if my hands or arms are particularly dry.

              The body butter is very thick and creamy and it looks a bit like whipped cream with a dash of amaretto in it. It's just slightly tinged browny-peach. It sits in the tub in stiff peaks and you have to dig your fingers into it to scoop out a dollop.

              It's so soft and fluffy to the touch and it clings to your fingers when you take them out of the tub. It's an enjoyable experience to rub this into skin. It has a slightly cooling and soothing sensation so when I rub it over dry or sun blasted skin it feels divine, like a healing lotion. I love the way the body butter instantly makes over my skin and makes it look revived and glistening with health! It's even effective on extremely dry parts like elbows and knees and the bottom of feet.

              The fragrance of the body butter is lush. It's very sweet and reminds me of creamy chocolate puddings and cheesecakes topped with glazed peaches! It's a delicious, feminine scent that I love to smell as I'm applying. It also radiates from my skin hours after applying. The fragrance makes me feel bright, clean and happy.

              I have so far tried the original Sanctuary body butter (in tub with orange top) and the sensuous Mande Lular Souffle but I love this Kyphi body butter most of all and would certainly recommend it to any woman who likes luxurious products.

              The Kyphi body butter full sized version is currently not in stock on the brand own website but the small travel sized tub is priced at £2.40 for 50mls.

              To find out more about the company and their Spa inspired products visit:

              www.thesanctuary.co.uk

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                08.05.2011 01:59
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                Great for everyday use.

                I love Sanctuary products and whenever I'm buying products to pamper myself, Santuary is high on my list of potential products. I have used The Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter many times and its one of those products that I return to over and over again - because its a classic that works and, within its price range, offers fantastic value for money. I usually buy the 300ml tub which costs me £7.99 from my local Boots High St. store - and as the 300mls goes a long way and would usually last me about a month, I think this is pretty good value and a price I am willing to pay!

                This product contains a number of natural products which protect and moisturise the skin. It contains Argan Oil which moisturises and protects the skin from the sun - although it doesn't actually say that it gives UV protection. It also contains other moisturising agents, namely lotus oil, shea butter and beeswax. All of these ingredients combine to produce a moisurising fondant which is very rich and luxurious - and yet gentle enough to be used every day.

                The fondant smells fresh and non-chemical and has a slight undertone of vanilla which is pleasant but not overpowering. Sometimes I find that vanilla can be a little sickly, but when its done gently, it can be a summery and delicate smell - as it is in this case. I really don't like creams and lotions which are so strong in fragrance that they compete with the perfume or body spray I'm wearing.

                The butter comes in a large plastic tub with a screw top. As I said previously, the tub contains 300mls of the butter - which is enough to last me a month. The butter is very thick and creamy, and after application, it does make my skin feel wonderfully smooth and soft. It does take a couple of minutes to be completely absorbed into the skin and until that point my skin does feel slightly damp and tacky - but literally after a few minutes, my skin feels dry but internally well hydrated. I don't find that I need to apply this butter liberally - and I only need a thin layer of the butter to achieve the optimal effects.

                I do have fairly sensitive skin and so its great when I find a product that I don't react to - and I have found no negative effects to using The Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter. Its something that I've found is great to use after sunbathing because it is so nourishing - and I tend to prefer using it instead of a stand-alone After Sun product.

                I recommend this product for any women - particularly those that find they need to moisturise daily to keep their skin in good condition. Its affordable, available and successful in its claims.

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                18.03.2011 15:11
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                A touch of luxury from the Sanctuary spa

                Body lotions, butters and oils are something that I own a huge amount of. I hate throwing things out so I do try to use them regularly, but every time it looks like I'm making progress with using them all up, Christmas or my birthday comes around and I get another batch of gift sets with even more of them to use. It's not that I'm not grateful, it's just I sometimes feel like I've got enough to last until I'm 80! One of the ones I have been using lately is a mini pot of the Sanctuary's Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter, which was received in a set quite a while ago.

                ~About Sanctuary Products~

                The Sanctuary is a spa in Covent Garden and like a lot of spas (Such as Champney's and Nirvana Spa), has its own range of beauty products. Sanctuary sell both body care and facial skincare, and whilst I haven't been impressed with many of the products from their facial skincare range, in general I've found the body care range to be excellent.

                ~About Kyphi body butter~

                The Kyphi range is supposed to be inspired by the beauty regimes of the ancient Egyptians. This particular body butter is formulated with Shea and Illipe butters, beeswax, Lotus and Argan oil, all ingredients thought to moisturise the skin. It has a fragrance of sandalwood and vanilla. For anyone concerned about natural ingredients, then unfortunately this does contain Parabens which some people prefer to avoid, due to controversies about their use in beauty products.

                ~Packaging~

                The body butter comes in a clear plastic tub with a screw top lid. It's fairly plain looking packaging, but does have a Sanctuary label on the top with a band of luxurious red, which makes it look a bit more special.

                I personally prefer lotions and creams that come in a tube because with the tubs I find the product tends to get under my fingernails when I scoop it out of a tub.

                ~Using it~

                The body butter is quite subtly scented compared to some I have used and this is not one of those products where the scent will hit you in the face the moment you remove the lid. It smells very sweet and actually quite luxurious. I can smell the vanilla in it, but it does have an earthier tone, which I imagine is the sandalwood.

                The body butter is a glossy white cream and looks and feels quite thick when I scoop it out of the tub. Once I actually start to rub this into my skin it becomes apparent that it is nowhere near as thick as it initially appears. I find that it spreads out really well and so only a small amount of the butter will cover a large area of skin.

                I hate the feeling of stickiness or oiliness on the skin after applying creams, and find it's worse with body butters as they tend to be thicker. This one actually sinks in quite quickly and doesn't feel heavy or sticky on the skin, which is a bonus. I do find that I have to wait a minute or two after applying before getting dressed, but that is literally all the time it takes before it has sunk in completely.

                ~Results~

                The immediate difference that I notice to my skin is simply that it is more moisturised. I have quite dry skin and areas like my elbows, knees and shins tend to be particularly bad and can get so dry the skin flakes. When I have applied this body butter my skin immediately feels hydrated and it relieves the tightness that is associated with dry skin, so that my skin feels more comfortable immediately.

                Another thing I have noticed about this product is that it leaves my skin looking much better too. It seems to give my skin a healthy glow that it doesn't usually have!

                Although it's not recommended that you use fragranced products on eczema I must admit I frequently do and this hasn't caused any further irritation or flare up.

                The scent of the body butter, although subtle is one that I can smell once it's on my skin. As I said I find that it smells quite luxurious so I do like the fact the scent lingers. I especially like applying this before bed as the scent is quite relaxing and bizarrely it seems to help me fall asleep!

                ~Price~

                The full size 300ml tub of this cream costs £9.18 from Boots. I do think that's quite expensive, but only a small amount is needed per use which justifies the cost slightly. Although I have a 50ml size which was received in a gift set, it is not currently on the Boots website so I am not sure if they sell it. I have however found that the 50ml travel sized version can be bought from www.thesanctuary.co.uk for just £2.40.

                ~Other products~

                As well as this body butter, The Sanctuary's Kyphi range also includes a hot sugar scrub, nourishing bath elixir, Shower oil, hand wash, hand lotion, bath cream, shower cream, body lotion and even a candle! As I thought the scent was the best thing about the product I will be looking to try some of these in the future.

                ~Conclusion~

                Overall, I have been very pleased with this product and it's one that I would highly recommend. It smells delicious and luxurious and makes my skin feel amazing. The initial outlay is slightly on the expensive side, but it does last as you don't need loads per use, so I feel it's worth the money.

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                  A Pampering Treat

                  I love Sanctuary products, they make me feel like I'm having my very own spa night, and this is another fantastic product from their range.

                  It comes in a clear tub, and on the lid is a label with a dark red flower petal design. It's an exotic looking design, which reflects the scent of this product. It's very heady and intoxicating, I can't really put my finger on what it is, but it makes me feel like I'm in a spa in Thailand or something! It's lovely. The body butter is really thick and creamy, so feels really pampering and luxurious.I apply it when I've got out of the bath, and it leaves my skin feeling really soft. It absorbs pretty quickly, so doesn't feel all greasy and uncomfortable.

                  I've never bought it myself, as everyone knows of my love for Sanctuary products so I get swamped with them at Christmas and on my Birthday, but I'd imagine a large pot costs just under £10, and you can get travel sized pots in a set with other products for about £10 as well. It is fairly expensive, but its such a nice treat, it's worth the money.

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                  11.06.2010 17:08
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                  Egyptian themed and inspired products

                  The Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter is part of the Sanctuary range of Egyptian themed and inspired products. Its inspired by the beauty regimes of the ancient Egyptians.

                  The Kyphi range combines lotus and argan oil with sandalwood which have skin softening properties that will leave your skin nourished and generously fragranced.

                  The range includes a small amount of products including a shower product, a bath elixir, a hand wash and hand lotion and even a scented candle to light whilst pampering in the bath. How thoughtful it that?

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                  The indulgent Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter leaves your skin nourished and beautifully fragranced. It comes in a full sized 300ml tub priced at around £8.49. But you can also buy a travel sized mini 50ml pot which is handy as a taster pot to see if it suits your skin. Its only £2.49 too so won't break the bank.

                  It contains both shea and illipe butter, which is a new one I hadn't heard of before trying this. Oddly it also has beeswax in it too. Lotus/ argan oil are complimented by vanilla for staying power on the skin. . All these combine to form a light creamy butter that goes on easily and leaves your skin soft and soothed.

                  The fragrance is nice with a hint of the exotic about it and if you combine it with the bath and shower products from the range, you don't need to spray on an additional fragrance.

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                  I think its best to apply this to damp skin after a shower or bath, as the fragrance seems longer lasting that way. The butter just needs to be used lightly with gentle circular motions so that it is quickly absorbed.

                  Kyphi Butter has a non greasy formula and a good thick but not heavy creamy texture. It can be used on most skin types to. Awarding this 4 stars as I like it but there are other body butters I have like more.

                  If you want to try more of the Kyphi range a good thing to look at getting is the nourishing collection. It contains: 1 x nourishing bath elixir 250ml, 1 x nourishing hand lotion 200ml, 1 x nourishing shower oil 75ml, 1 x nourishing body butter 150ml (which is the product in this review) and a pair of handy exfoliating gloves. The set works out at £20 or so.

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                    A fabulous body butter with lingering aroma

                    *Introduction*

                    I bought Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter in the travel size to take with me on holiday. I did not want to take a full size with me as I felt that the 50ml pot was more than enough and I prefer to leave cosmetics that I take with me in the hotel room rather than bring them back. It is the perfect size to take away with you as it doesn't take up a lot of room in your suitcase.

                    *The Claim

                    Inspired by the regimes of ancient Egyptians, Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter will leave your skin nourished and beautifully fragranced. It delivers an intensive moisture boost.

                    *About the Product*

                    Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter contains nourishing Shea and Illife butter, protective Beeswax and softening Sacred Lotus and Argan Oil to deliver an intensive boost. Fragrant sandalwood and vanilla scent your skin whilst this moisturising cream conditions and soothes. It is a non greasy formulation that absorbs easily into your skin.

                    Some of the ingredients used in the product are:

                    Vanilla is used as it is a comforting fragrance.
                    Shea butter is a rich moisturising butter with protective qualities.
                    Lotus oil is skin soothing.
                    Beeswax is a hydrating pure natural skincare ingredient that increases the skins essential moisture keeping skin naturally moisturise.
                    Argan oil is used to moisturise, restructure and revitalise the skin. This naturally protective oil helps to protect the skin against free radical damage caused by pollution, cigarette smoke and the sun's radiation.

                    *Application*

                    When using this body butter, you should scoop a liberal amount from the tub. You don't need a huge quantity although in order to obtain the positives of using this product, I always use a fair amount. Smooth the body butter over your skin and rub it in using circular motions after you have had a bath or shower. Make sure that you do rub it in firmly rather than gently, otherwise it will not soak into our skin, just sit on the surface. It is easy and quick to apply with maximum effect.

                    I use this product particularly on my knees and elbows as the using it here makes the areas feel soft. I also like to use Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter to soften and smooth my feet.

                    *Price and Availability*

                    Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter is available to buy from any Boots store. If you don't have one local to you, it is available to buy online at www.boots.com. Alternatively you can buy it directly from The Sanctuary Spa shop online at www.thesanctuary.co.uk.

                    This body butter retails at £7.99 for a 300ml tub. You can also buy a travel size 50ml tub for £2.29. This is a fair price to treat yourself occasionally.

                    *My Opinion*

                    The packaging: Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter is packaged in a clear plastic tub with a twist lid. This is very easy to use and you can scoop the quantity of the product that you require. The style of the packaging it simple and classy. It is vaguely recognisable to the brand as it has the same style although as it is a range within the Sanctuary brand, it does not have the bright orange colouring.

                    Colour, texture and smell: The colour of this body butter is an off white/cream with a slightly pink tinge. This body butter is smooth, creamy and thick in texture, although not as thick as some of the body butters that I have used. This does make it easier to apply though and it soaks quickly into your skin if rubbed firmly. It is very luxurious and not greasy at all. You will not be disappointed.

                    As for the smell of this body butter, it is sweet yet has a slight spicy scent to it. It is a strong fragrance that is to die for! The aroma of the product lingers on your skin for a very long time after application, which as this is a gorgeous smell can only be a positive thing. I would say that this is a product for the women and not really for men as it isn't a smell that most men would want remaining on their skin. If I'm wrong guys, go ahead and use it.

                    Does Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter leave your skin nourished and beautifully fragranced? Yes, it really does. The smell you are left which is wonderful and you skin is left feeling hydrated and as soft as your skin can be and leaves you feeling confident and sexy.

                    Does it deliver an intensive moisture boost? This body butter delivers a very intensive moisture boost which leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft. For this reason alone it is great value for money. After using this product, you feel like you have been to an expensive spa.

                    Longevity of the product: I had the travel sized pot of Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter and within this pot I managed to get 4-56 uses and this is when using a liberal amount of the product. I thought this was excellent value for money but I can imagine that some people would use excessive amount of the product but if you only use the appropriate amount, you'll get the best effects.

                    *Would I Recommend This Product?*

                    I would absolutely suggest buying this product if you want to indulge yourself and I also think that it the perfect product to give a friend as a birthday or Christmas present. The smell of the product is heavenly and the effectiveness fantastic. It is not the type of product that you are likely to use on a daily basis, but I would recommend using this for use once or twice a week or any time that you want to make yourself feel great. It really picks you up.

                    *Overall*

                    Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter is a very high quality product that delivers brilliant results. The body butter is a luxurious texture with a scent that is gorgeous and long lasting. It is quite expensive but the excellence of the product means that the money is well spent and you don't feel like it has been wasted.

                    For further information on this body butter or other Sanctuary products visit www.thesanctuary.co.uk.

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                      Lovely fragrant body moisturiser, not too expensive but doesn't last very long.

                      The Sanctuary are probably best known for their health and beauty spa situated in London's Covent Garden, where you can indulge in full body massages, facial treatments, body exfoliation and much more. In these treatments they use various products which are exclusive to The Sanctuary itself and if you want to re-live the luxurious spa treatments at home, these are available to buy from Boots or from The Sanctuary website.

                      Kyphi Body Butter is one product amongst 5 other products in the Kyphi line. A warm and spicy fragrance combining sandalwood, almond oil, argan oil, sacred lotus oil and shea butter to leave the skin super soft and fragranced.

                      Now I have to admit that I'd never heard of The Sanctuary or any of their products until I was browsing the bath and body section of Boots looking for a body scrub and picked up the Kyphi Hot Sugar scrub (on of the other products in the Kyphi line). After trying it and loving the scent, I decided to pick up a small pot of Kyphi Body Butter on my next trip.

                      The body butter comes in a round, white screw top container. It looks very attractive and is decorated with a round sticker on the lid, with The Sanctuary fish logo in gold print and the word Kyphi in white against a deep red patterned background. On the underside of the pot you'll find a peel back sticker with the ingredients list and contact details for The Sanctuary.

                      There are 2 available sizes to buy 50ml for £2.50 and a much larger 300ml for £7.45. I decided to buy the smaller pot, which to me is quite bulky for the amount it holds. Altogether I managed to get 6-7 uses out of the whole pot, which isn't that bad really, but I would have expected it to go a bit further.

                      Upon opening the container, the fragrance certainly hits you! In a pleasant way of course! The butter is very smoothe and creamy, not greasy or lumpy like some body butters. It's very velvety and rubs easily into the skin. Now even though it's quite thick, you would expect it to spread over a good area, but I found myself having to use quite a bit to get good coverage.

                      However, I would still say it is worth the monet because for a little bit of luxury, you can have very soft, fragrant skin and the softness lasts. Much more than I can say for other body butters I have tried! Most tend to wear off after about 4 hours, but this stayed and the fragrance was still as strong 7 hours later after I applied it. Many people commented on what perfume I was wearing and said it was lovely! (The only product I have used that people have commented on the fragrance being like a perfume!)

                      Obviously for most people the fragrance is one of the most important aspects, and if you like spicy, warm and sweet fragrances you might like this. It is a very strong scent and it does last a long time on the skin (which for me is a real plus!).

                      So after having tried this small pot I will be buying a bigger one. I am very pleased with the results and the overall quality of the product. The packaging is attractive(even if it may be a little bulky), the butter itself is very light, silky and luxurious, the scent lasts all day and so do the skin-softening effects.

                      I would definitely recommend it if you fancy treating yourself to a little bit of something that you would normally pay a lot for in a spa treatment, but can get for a small price to try at home!

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                    • Product Details

                      This body butter velvety cream contains nourishing shea and illipe butter, protective beeswax and softening sacred lotus and argan oil to deliver an intensive moisture boost / Fragrant sandalwood and vanilla scent your skin whilst this moisturising cream conditions and soothes /