In keeping with Burt's Bee's natural style, these Body Butters are looking pretty good. That is, until you screw the lid off and you're greeted with a silver foil. Oh, how I hate those things. I understand completely why they're used, but they really cheapen a product, make for a mess when first opening, and it means you can't sniff before using, either. Here are the few that I've tried, with Dan's little summary too, seeing as he felt fit to help me out for this review. Why not, eh?
Honey, Almond and Shea £13*
As I first sniffed this, it reminded me immediately of paint, but then I realised its just honey on steroids. Applied to the skin though, it smells softer and settles to a nice honey scent that reminds me of the popular Lush honey soap.
Dan's One Word Review // "Candles..."
Mango and Orange £13*
Smells a bit like peach schnapps without the sweetness. my mum stole this from me as soon as she smelt it, and I can't say I minded too much. Its quite alright, but I prefer an uplifting sweet scent, and it just wasn't the fruit punch I expected.
Dan's One Word Review // "Buttery."
Pomegranate and Cranberry £13*
This one was actually my favourite of the lot, the most fruity and uplifting, and reminded me of a split lolly, yum. Once applied, this one doesn't really smell much unless you purposely sniff it, so its nice and subtle which I'm sure some people look for.
Dan's One Word Review // "No!"
They're infused with 99% natural oils, cocoa and jojoba butters, and I have to say they are really moisturising. But, they're nowhere near as thick and creamy as the Body Shops butters, and doesn't even come close to knocking my favourite Laura Merciers body soufflé from the top spot, I'm afraid. Its actually more of a lotion, and thats not entirely a bad thing as it does sink in pretty well. If you prefer lighter and fluffier butters, you'll like these ones. They blend without feeling greasy, and the smells do linger for an hour or so. It really depends what you're after - I like my scents feminine, punchy and fruity, whereas these are a little more earthy and subdued. Not for me this time. Burts Bee's will remain my favourite for other products (their lip balms are amongst the best), but these just didn't win me over - Have you tried them?
What do you think?
Whats your favourite body moisturising product?