You may remember that I was recently sent some goodies from Bear’s Beauty to trial & review – check out the original post here if you missed it. I’ve been using the products for a while so today I’d like to share my verdict on the Body Butter in Vanilla.
Jerra from Bear’s Beauty (based in Georgia, U.S.) sent me some goodies to try after watching one of my YouTube videos. In the video I talked about the importance of fragrance for people like me who live with Chronic Daily Migraine (or indeed the more common Episodic variety). Certain smells can be a nasty trigger for some of us. For me it is often artificial or overly-chemical type smells that upset my already broken brain. So, let’s talk about the fragrance of this body butter. Although it has some Vanilla in it, this product’s fragrance is lovely but low key. Some butters are so potent that it feels like rubbing perfume into your skin & my brain can’t handle it. This Bear’s Beauty offering smells nutty and just a tiny bit sweet; a fragrance that I like & one that doesn’t make my head hurt – yay!
The ingredients list on this product, like all Bear’s Beauty items, illustrates the brand’s focus on natural & organic ingredients. The products are hand made to order. I’m not usually too focused on the products I use being made with natural/organic elements, but I was interested to see how they would perform in comparison to main stream products.
This Body Butter has been very enjoyable to use. I like the consistency; it’s quite thick but rubs into the skin nicely. While the Shea butter defines the texture, the added natural oils can really be felt and add to the richness of the product. My skin feels soft and smooth after using it but not greasy. It takes slightly longer to rub into skin than body oils I have tried, but I’m ok with that as I don’t like the greasy film type feeling that some oils leave behind.
If you’ve never used a product with raw Shea butter as it’s base, you might be startled by the odd texture of the top layer of product (as above). Don’t panic – that’s how the product settles. Underneath that thin layer the product is much smoother. You can scrape it off but I’m inclined to use a clean cotton bud to give the top layers a gentle stir instead.
I really like this product; it smells gorgeous and feels luxurious on the skin. For me it’s a great alternative to mainstream butters, some of which are too perfumed & too thin for my taste. If you’d like to check out the rest of Jerra’s beauty/skincare range, click here.
Have you tried raw shea/cocoa butter products? Do you prefer natural and/or organic ingredients in your beauty products?
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