When I was ordering my Paula's Choice products for my face, they had a deal to get a tube of their Ultra Rich Body Butter for free. I'm always a fan of free things. I checked their list of non-vegan items and it wasn't on there, so I was sold!
If there's one thing I love, it's lotion. Lotion is life. I have lotion next to my bed, in my handbag, at work, in my bathroom, in my kitchen.. literally everywhere. Because of my super dry hands, I need a good thick lotion, especially during the cold winter months.
Here's their description:
"Paula's Choice CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Soothing Body Butter is a luxurious nourishing solution for thirsty dry skin anywhere on the body. This superior hydrating formula immediately softens dry, rough skin and keeps it moisturized for hours. A sensational blend of antioxidant-infused plant oils and skin-restorative emollients like pure shea butter work together to renew, enhance, and replenish skin’s surface. Its sumptuous texture helps renew dry rough skin, making it younger looking and giving it a velvety-smooth feel."
But does it work like they say?
-It's thick and leaves a protective layer on your hands after you use it.
-It doesn't burn my eczema patches or any excessively dry patches on my hands. Not even the little tiny cracks and cuts I get! I'm the most impressed with this because even my Sympathy for the Skin lotion by Lush burns my hands when they're like this.
-It doesn't leave any greasy residue on my hands.
-Because it's so thick, a little goes a long way.
-The smell isn't great at all. The main ingredient is Shea Butter and if you've ever smelled Shea Butter, you know it's not a nice smell. It eventually goes away though.
-The tube is so small. For it being body butter, you would think the tube would be bigger than 4 oz. I haven't even used it on my body, I only use it on my hands. It's a great size for purses!
-In addition, its $19 for those 4 oz, so it's not really cost effective.
Overall, I like the lotion, but wouldn't repurchase it. At least not as it stands with the price per 4 oz tube. If they made the tube bigger, I would happily pay $19 for it. I'm glad it was free with my purchase.