Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Body Shop Buriti Baby Body Butter

 Yet another Body Butter that I can cross off my list. And yes, I'm fully aware that it is a product meant for babies. But I used Johnson's Baby Lotion for years. Sometimes they work on the bigger folks too. Anywhoo the list price is $18.00. I got it for ten. The Body Shop has excellent sales.

Body Shop claims:
The Body Shop Buriti Baby Body Butter contains buriti oil and a rich blend of naturally derived ingredients to keep baby’s skin nourished, conditioned and protected. It also includes Community Trade ingredients, including organic olive oil from Italy and organically-grown soya oil from Brazil to smooth and soften skin, aloe vera from Guatemala to soothe, and shea butter from Ghana to help protect and soften skin.

It smells like baby wipes. The ones that are nearly unscented but not quite. I'm not a fan. It does't stick around though.

Boy was I surprised when I opened this. The texture is unlike any of the other body butter's I have used. It looks kinda gross. The best description I have is that it looks like custard.. It's not really buttery, more of a thick lotion that is thin when you spread it in. And it absorbs very quickly, which I'm sure is good for wriggly babies.

Like all butter's it comes in a tub. It bothers some people because they are scared of germs. Just make sure your hands are clean before you scoop it.

Yeah, it doesn't do much for my skin. It's just so thin. Maybe it really is better suited to a babies skin. I feel like I just applied something cheap to my skin. Except it was expensive. My skin just
doesn't get as soft as it should. And I feel like I have to use more, where as with the other butters a little goes a long way.

Water, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cyclomethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-8 Beeswax, Steareth-2, Caprylyl Glycol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Steareth-20, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid.

It's got some good stuff in it. But it DOES have chemicals. That's important to note. If I had kids I would probably opt for something all natural as their skin absorbs more than older skin. Anywhoo, I learned a lot about the Buriti Oil. Which is an important oil in South America. It comes from the tree. And it's a healing oil. Cool.

Do I recommend?
Nah, not unless you need something light and lightly fragranced. Not for me though.