Buriti Baby Body Butter Review
The Body Shop has some very tasty, good-enough-to-eat skincare products that it’s difficult to not find something you like. I’ve always been a huge fan of Body Shop products, because of their fight against animal testing, so when I was offered the chance to review Buriti Baby Body Butter moisturiser for wriggly babies, I was keen to try it out. Of course, I tried the cream for myself too and here is how we got on:
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What is The Body Shop all about?
“The business of business should not just be about money, it should be about responsibility. It should be about public good, not private greed.” Dame Anita Roddick. Human Rights Activist. Founder of The Body Shop.
The Body Shop (which is part of the L’Oreal family) sells their original, natural and ethical beauty products to over 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide and were the first international cosmetics brand to be recognised under the Humane Cosmetics Standard for Against Animal Testing Policy.
The Body Shop also have their own charity, The Body Shop Foundation, which was launched in 1990 to give financial support to pioneering, frontline organisations that otherwise have little hope of conventional funding. The Foundation’s focus is to assist those working to achieve progress in the areas of human and civil rights, environmental and animal protection.
How much does Buriti Baby Body Butter Moisturiser cost?
I actually found it very difficult to find the price of Buriti Baby Body Butter on The Body Shop’s website, but participating stores like eBay, Amazon and Boots are selling the Buriti Baby Body Butters from between £5.00 and £8.00.
Where can you buy Buriti Baby Body Butter?
Body Shop stores nationwide and online website (http://www.thebodyshop.com/bath-body/baby/buriti-baby-body-butter.aspx)
Leyla Preston (mummy)
Aqua, Aloe Barbadenis Gel, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cyclomethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-8 Beeswax, Steareth-2, Caprylyl Glycol, Olea Europaea Oil, Steareth-20, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Parfum, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid.ukus
The Body Shop’s famous Body Butter is a paediatrician-approved formula for baby’s delicate skin. The butter contains Amazonian Buriti oil, hence its name, and protects against drying of the skin, especially after bathing.
The moisturiser smells sweet and buttery, but not overbearing. When you hold the cream up to your nose, the scent is very subtle, which reassures me as this moisturiser is primarily for babies (and my hands.)
You don’t get much cream in the jar at 50ml a tub, but it’s very easy to apply, absorbing quickly and smoothly onto the skin. You are meant to gently massage into baby’s skin after bathing or as required, which I did and the cream absorbed quickly.
There were no problems with smoothing this cream onto Aidan’s bum after nappy changing. But, one day, he had caught a slight nappy rash and, without realising, I had smeared some of the preservative-free butter over the rash. All hell broke loose, with a short period of screaming and crying until the burning had died down. So, take it from me, take extra care when adding anything an open wound, unless it’s natural petroleum jelly, otherwise, you’ll lose some of your hair in the process when calming down your baby.
I loved how smooth the butter was on my boys’ skin, so I decided to try it on my hands which have become quite parched and dry over the winter season. The cream was calming and soothing on my skin but didn’t last long as I had to reapply the cream a few hours later. This showed me simply that the cream is weak enough and doesn’t contain any nasties to damage babies’ skin through long-term use. My hands did feel softer and smoother, but I won’t be changing my hand cream any time soon!
What did I like most about Buriti Baby Body Butter?
The subtle, but the sweet scent and the versatility of the cream on different types of skin, without any clear irritability or sensitivity issues.
What to watch out for:
Not for open wounds!
4 out of 5 – General all-around good moisturiser for babies with a nice, sweet smell. However, you don’t get much for its price and the cream wears off too quickly. It’s versatile though and feels great when moisturising your own skin. Perfect as a gift for a mum with babies aged 3 months and upwards. I don’t generally recommend any skincare products on newborn skin.
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