Product Type: The Sanctuary Body Care
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A Nourishing Treat.
The Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter
Member Name: rockinrach08
The Sanctuary Kyphi Nourishing Body Butter
Date: 20/05/12, updated on 09/02/14 (110 review reads)
Advantages: nourishing, light and fine butter, absorbs quickly into the skin, good quality, not tested on animal
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.
Summary: An excellent body butter from an excellent brand.
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