Botanics: Nourishing Body Butter Review

This tube of Botanics Nourishing Body Butter With Honey and Grapeseed Oil was in a giftset that came complete with a very pretty toiletry bag. I hate to admit it but I think I was swayed into buying the set around Christmas time last year because of the toiletry bag.

It's true. I'm a sad, obsessive toiletry bag hoarder.

I'm new to Boots' Botanics range of products. I remember Mary, my very kind and lovely ex-landlady, always having Botanics products in the bathroom (alongside Neal's Yards') but that was in the old days when I used to think that Johnson's Baby Oil was a godsend for dry skin.

This is what Botanics (whose slogan is: "Plant extracts at levels that really work, combined and formulated for unbeatable product performance. Naturally.") says of the Nourishing Body Butter:

This rich nourishing body butter from Botanics melts in to help restore skin's natural moisture levels even under environmental stress.

Honey has traditionally had many uses, from beauty preparations to soothing drinks. This honey helps bind moisture in the skin. Grapeseed Oil is hydrating and rich in linoleic acid, which helps reinforce the skin's barrier to stop skin drying out.

You will see that Botanics products are not made with a simple list of ingredients. It also makes use of parabens, which would put some of you off.

Aqua, Theobroma cacao, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cocos nucifera, Butyrospermum parkii, Cetyl alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl stearate SE, Vitis vinifera, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan gum, Methylparaben, Sodium stearoyl glutamate, Propylparaben, Linalool, Benzyl salicylate, Propylene glycol, Mel, Potassium sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, BHT, Alcohol denat., Citric acid, Hexyl cinnamal, Benzotriazolyl dodecyl p-cresol, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Geraniol, Dipropylene glycol, Alpha-isomethyl ionone, Sodium chloride, Alcohol, Tris (tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) citrate, Denatonium benzoate, CI 19140, CI 15985, CI 61570.

My Thoughts
This first product that I've tried from that giftset has quite impressed me. The Botanics Nourishing Body Butter With Honey and Grapeseed Oil has a very thick consistency.....well, all right, it's a body butter. It goes on smooth and very creamy and because it's so thick, you wouldn't really need to use much each time. It does take a couple of minutes to be absorbed into the skin, which is another reason why you shouldn't apply too thick a layer.

I'm quite neutral about the scent. I can tell you it's not honey. To me, the full-bodied scent is a mixture of green and a tad bitter. Well, I've taken to calling it my tube of bitter butter.

As it's moisturising and emollient, it worked great for my dry skin in winter. As always, my litmus test is my often-dehydrated upper chest and upper back area. I've finished my whole tube and I'm happy to say that it kept my skin there smooth and soft. Be sure to apply it just after a shower, when the skin is still a bit damp.

My Nourishing Body Butter came in a travel-friendly 50ml tube, a lot handier to carry around than my trusty but humongous 200ml tube of Kneipp Evening Primrose Body Lotion (which I use exclusively for my problem areas). The regular size version comes in a tub of 450ml and is reasonably priced at £5.62.

Available at:
Boots UK website - there is currently a 3 for 2 offer
Target US

Boots Nederland website - Boots NL is currently having a 30% discount offer on the entire Botanics range but unfortunately, I don't see this Nourishing Body Butter in the online shop.


Beccy @ Two Days Slow said...

I love Botanics, I use one of their cleansers and toners amongst other things but I haven't tried this moisturizer before. Thanks for the review!

Unknown said...

Looks so cosy and comfy!!
This must be great

Witoxicity said...

Hi, Beccy! Lovely to hear from you. Well, if you love Botanics products, I think you will like this body butter too. :)

It's certainly very thick and emollient. :)

Anonymous said...

I really love the pretty toiletry bag. I have never used this, but I think I have to check it out. Tnx and have a joyful weekend. "KTee"xx

Anonymous said...

It's good to hear that the quality of this body butter was quite impressive. Will keep it in mind, my dear

I like the toiletry bag, it's very colorful. Take care, Nicole x

Witoxicity said...

Heh heh, so you can probably understand why I fell for the bag! Well, I hope you have easy access to Botanics. Thank you, my dear. You too, have a fab weekend! :D

I kept an open mind when I started using it. I'm glad it turned out well (but it would have been better if they didn't use parabens though). Have a lovely weekend, Nicole! :D