“ Brand: Treacle Moon / Type: Body Butter / What it does: Enricheses „
Another Treacle Moon product that I received as a gift was the Treacle Moon The Raspberry Kiss Body Butter. I love a good body butter and haven't tried many other brands really apart from the ones purchased from The Body Shop. I was looking forward to seeing how they compare, especially as I have the raspberry version from The Body Shop as well. Like other Treacle Moon products, as far as I know they can be bought from Tesco and cost roughly between £2-4 but as my products were gifts, I'm not 100% sure.
The body butter comes in a large round tub which holds 250ml of cream. On the front of the tub in large black text is 'the raspberry kiss' along with the usual little quote of 'I think this must be love... she smiled at her secret, put the letter in an envelope and enclosed a daisy chain from the meadow where she sat.' However, different scented products have different quotes so you will only find this on the raspberry products. The tub has a large screw top lid which is black.
The cream inside the tub is a light pink colour, which contrasts with the other raspberry products in this range. The cream has a light fragrance to it and it is nowhere near overpowering or too much. This body butter doesn't actually have any real raspberries in it so the scent is of fake fruit unfortunately. However, I do like the smell of this product as it kind of reminds me of a sweet shop.
When applying the cream to your skin, it is best to start with only a little amount and use more as you go. Although the body butter is quite thick, it rubs into the skin really well and a little goes a long way. After using, my skin does feel a little bit tacky for about half an hour or so but after that, it is really silky feeling and soft. I really like how this makes my skin feel however, it doesn't do nearly as well as the body butters from The Body Shop. The scent wears off after only a couple of hours and doesn't last all day which is unfortunate.
While this is a good body butter, I will be sticking to those from The Body Shop from now on.
I was lucky enough to receive a number of Treacle Moon products from a friend at Christmas. There was a huge selection to play around with, and as Treacle Moon wasn't a brand I had previously heard of, I was eager to try out these products. After having a little research on Treacle Moon's website, I found out that they sell a wide range of beautiful products for your body. They are split into various scents, and each scent has a whole range of products within it. I received all of the products from the 'Raspberry Kiss' scent. This body butter was just one of those.
On the website, this body butter retails for £4.05, however it is stocked exclusively in Tesco for £3.99 so quite a reasonable price for a large body butter - especially in comparison to the likes of The Body Shop who I usually buy things like this from. I would recommend looking out for these in Tesco as the range is on offer quite a lot. At this moment in time (June 2012), this body butter is only £2.66 so definitely worth checking out if this is ever on offer as you can save quite a bit.
This tub comes with a generous amount of product in it - 250ml to be exact, so it will last a fair while. The lid is black with the sticker on top which states all the usual suspects. The thing I like about these is that they all come with a cute little quote on them, which makes them a quirky and fun product, and especially makes it nice as a gift. They remind me slightly of the Philosophy bath products, and I wouldn't assume that this was a few quid from Tesco. I am happy to display the range around my bathroom, and don't think they in any way look cheap. The tub itself is clear on the bottom so you can see how much product you have left in it.
I am a huge lover of all sweet scented things, and raspberry is definitely one of my favourites so I couldn't wait to try this out. As soon as you open the tub you are hit with its lovely scent. It isn't the strongest in scent, it is more subtle like perhaps a raspberry milkshake. The reason this is good is that I think it would be to more people's taste as it isn't too in your face. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful scent and I was excited to get stuck in.
The first thing I noticed and was a little disappointed with was the texture of the body butter. It looks and feels a little bit like an out of date yoghurt! Body butter should be a thick and luxurious texture in my opinion, however this is a little slimy which isn't great. However, I still gave it a good go and picked up a little of the butter on my fingers and applied it to the body. It is important that you only use a little as it really does go a far way. I have noticed that if you are too generous with your application, it can end up being quite oily and messy and does not soak in very well. However, I just scoop a little up on two fingers and apply as needed across the body. It is easy to rub into the skin, and so long as you don't use too much, it will sink into the skin quite quickly. As far as application goes, I was completely happy with this and did not face any problems at all.
I have to say that the results were extremely impressive considering the price which I paid for this. I have to admit that I was hoping for some results, but as I am used to using much more expensive body butters, I thought this would do nothing in comparison. How wrong was I? Obviously the results weren't as fantastic as using a £12 odd body butter, but I have to say I was very pleased. My skin felt lovely and soft all day and not at all oily. I was really impressed with the moisturising properties of this body butter. The smell does linger on the skin, but you do have to smell closely to catch a whiff of it. If you are after something where the scent is strong and overpowering so you can smell it all over, this is not for you. However, for a subtle scent and soft to touch skin, I am very happy with this Treacle Moon Raspberry Kiss body butter.
Overall, I am thrilled with this body butter, and I am unsure how other reviewers can have been disappointed with this one. Obviously, different people react differently to certain products, and after seeing reviews I was a little nervous about this one. Turns out it is now one of my staple body care products, so for £4.00 you can not really go wrong to try this out as it is quite cheap. The smell is lovely, it applies nicely and if you apply it well, the results will show. I love it, so will be awarding it four stars. One star has to be knocked off for the weird texture. Make sure you only use a little of this and you will get the right results! Thanks for reading and I hope this has helped. :-)
Since first discovering Treacle Moon products a while ago, I have sampled several products, and fragrances from their range. I have already reviewed the vanilla bath and shower gel and will now look at the 'Raspberry Kiss' Body Butter.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with this brand, as indeed I was, I will provide a little background. Treacle Moon is a brand owned by Blue Orange, a relatively small company but their website boasts of their peoples expertise - having previously worked for more well known companies such as the sanctuary and Nicky Clarke. In fact, their website is pretty off the wall, speaking randomly of garden gnomes, mad chemists and cats...... A little odd, but it seems to work for them!
More importantly, they do not test their products on animals nor contain any animal derived ingredients so are suitable for vegetarians. Treacle Moon also has a designated charity - Khandel Moon - which helps disadvantaged families in Khandel, India. So those of you looking for ethical products, this may be for you.
As with most body butters, the packaging is in a tub form. The bottom of the tub is clear plastic, so you can see the very pale pink butter through this. The lid is black plastic with a bright pink label stuck on top. The label has black writing stating the product name 'the raspberry kiss' and a random paragraph which reads 'I think this must be love....she smiled at her secret, put the letter in an envelope and enclosed a daisy chain from the meadow where she sat'. This paragraph of writing is found on all treacle moon products, with a different paragraph for each fragrance. I find the paragraph an odd concept, but charming at the same time and is quite a unique feature for the brand.
On opening the lid, there is not a particularly strong scent that wafts out. You have to hold the tub quite close to your nose to detect any sort of scent. Once you do, you can smell a very light raspberry aroma. It is not particularly fruity or refreshing which is as I would have hoped, rather just a hint of raspberry. The butter itself is like a very thick cream in consistency. Most body butters that I have used previously have been much more solid and 'butter like' than this but I am not put off by the cream like appearance as it looks really rich.
The body butter retails at £4.05 for a pot of 250ml.
APPLICATION & EFFECTS
I apply the body butter after my bath of shower, all over my skin as I find that the warmth of my skin helps the product to absorb. The cream rubs in really easily and a little really does go a long way. The butter is particularly moisturising on my areas of dry skin and cleared these up after only one application. I also find it particularly moisturising for my legs after shaving - it feels really caring. There is no greasy feel left on my skin either. Once cream has completely absorbed - which it does in 1 or 2 minutes - my skin is left feeling soft to the touch. This lasts all day.
The only problem that I have with the body butter is that it doesn't have enough of a fragrance to it, in my opinion. I like my skin to be lightly fragranced after applying a body lotion or moisturiser and for this fragrance to at least last a few hours. Immediately after application, my skin does smell slightly of raspberries but only if you get very close. This fades really quickly.
This is a really good moisturising product that leaves your skin feeling soft and cared for all day. A little of the butter goes a long way and therefore a tub can last a good couple of months, which is good value for money. It is also non-greasy and easy to apply, but doesn't smell fruity enough nor does it give your skin any fragrance. As a moisturiser, it is a really good product but as it doesn't scent my skin, which is something that I would like it to do, I have to knock two stars from my rating. Obviously this is only personal preference and if you are not particularly bothered by this, then I would recommend it completely.