A THICK, LUXURIOUS MOISTURIZER THAT ISN’T STICKY?

BODY BUTTER CITRUS MIMOSA REVIEW

I have a confession to make.  I haven’t been a huge fan of body butter in the past.  I live in Hawaii and the weather here can make any lotion feel like it weighs a ton in this humidity…or so I thought.  I actually stumbled upon this product through my husband.  He was using a strong smelling foot lotion every night and asked if it was bad for him.  I can be a stickler about what I use on my body but I leave him to fend for himself.  Long story short, I knew his lotion was not good. He asked if I’d get him something better.  I ended up getting him a container of Beautycounter Body Butter.

Normally, I would never, ever even try a Body Butter.  I don’t like the feel on my skin.  It’s hard to explain.  Usually body butters are just overkill for my skin.  So, I reluctantly gave it a try.  I was really blown away by what I discovered.  Here’s an honest first-hand look at Beautycounter’s Body Butter in Citrus Mimosa.    

What is Beautycounter?

So for starters, I have to talk about the brand.  Sometimes we don’t really give much thought to the brand.  We don’t think about what kinds of ingredients they use or what their safety standards are.  The words safety and beauty and not really synonymous.  And yet, that is exactly what Beautycounter has set out to do.  Their mission to get safer beauty products into the hands of everyone is really rocking an industry that has been largely unregulated for the last 7 decades.  I could really go into it, but that’s a story for another time.  

What is Body Butter?

Body Butter is is a moisturizing product designed to keep moisture in your skin by providing a protective barrier. It is made of oils extracted from seeds and nuts, such as coconut, cocoa beans, shea nuts, kukui nuts and mango seeds.  Beautycounter’s Body Butter is made with shea butter, mongongo oil, organic sunflower oil, aloe and chamomile.  

Beautycounter Body Butter Benefits

  • One of the major benefits of this body butter is the fact that it does not contain fragrance ingredients.  Many of these fragrance ingredients are linked to health issues like allergies, asthma, and hormone disruption.  Natural citrus fruit oils and peppermint are used to lightly scent this nutrient-rich butter.  
  • Non-toxic. Free of heavy metal toxins, paraben, lanolin, topical antibiotic, MCI/MI and gluten.
  • Vegan and cruelty-free

Body Butter Application Instructions

  1. Massage into clean skin as needed.
  2. Try your best not to stroke your hands over and over in amazement.

 

Beautycounter Citrus Mimosa Body Butter Ingredients

  • Aqua/Water/Eau is used for its solvent properties.
  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil* is sourced from organic sunflowers and is used for its emollient and skin conditioning properties.
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is sourced from coconut or palm and is used for its emollient, skin conditioning and occlusive properties.
  • Glycerin is sourced from palm and is used for its Emollient, Humectant, Solvent, and Fragrance properties.
  • Cetyl Alcohol is sourced from coconut or palm and is used for its emulsifying, thickening and skin conditioning properties.
  • Glyceryl Stearate Citrate is sourced from Coconut, Maize, Palm, Potato or Rapeseed and Sugar and is used for its Emollient, Emulsifying, and Skin conditioning properties.
  • Cetearyl Alcohol is sourced from coconut or palm and is used as an emulsifying thickener.
  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter is sourced from the Shea Nut and is used for its emollient, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling properties.
  • Behenyl Alcohol is from a synthetic source and is used for binding or as a conditioning agent.
  • Saccharide Isomerate is sourced from sugar and is used for its emollient, humectant and skin conditioning properties.
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder* sourced from organic aloe plant and is used for its emollient, humectant, skin conditioning properties.
  • Glyceryl Caprylate is sourced from palm and/or coconut and is used for its emollient, emulsifying and moisturizing qualities.
  • Cetearyl Glucoside is sourced from Sugar. It’s used for its Emulsifying and Surfactant properties.
  • Xanthan Gum is sourced through the Fermentation of Sugar and is used for its binding, emulsifying, emulsion, stabilizing, skin conditioning, surfactant, and viscosity controlling properties.
  • Schinziophyton Rautanenii (Mongongo) Kernel Oil is sourced from the Mongongo Plant and is used for its emollient and skin conditioning properties.
  • Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil is sourced from the Orange Plant for its fragrance.
  • Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract is sourced from the Tangerine Plant for its fragrance.
  • Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil is sourced from the Tangerine Plant for its fragrance.
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E) is sourced from Rapeseed, Sunflower or Soy and is used for its Antioxidant and Skin conditioning properties.
  • Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil is sourced from the lemon plant for its fragrance.
  • Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil is sourced from the Peppermint Plant for its tonic and fragrance.
  • Mimosa Tenuiflora (Mimosa) Bark Extract is sourced from the Mimosa Tree for its perfuming, skin conditioning and soothing properties.
  • Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract* is sourced from organic Chamomile Plants and is used for its fragrance and skin conditioning properties.
  • Calendula Officinalis(Calendula) Flower Extract* is sourced from organic Marigold Plants for its fragrance and skin conditioning properties.
  • Citric Acid is sourced through the Fermentation of Cassava, Corn or Molasses and is used for its buffering, chelating and pH adjusting qualities.
  • Sodium Citrate is from Orange, Grapefruit or Synthetic sources and is used for its Chelating and pH adjusting qualities.
  • Phenoxyethanol is a synthetic preservative.
  • Ethylhexylglycerin is a synthetic used for its Deodorant, Moisturizing, Preservative, Skin conditioning properties.
  • Sodium Hydroxide is a mineral and pH modifier.

*Organic/Biologique

My Beautycounter Body Butter Review

Right now, Beautycounter is offering Body Butter in Citrus Mimosa.  If you haven’t smelled Citrus Mimosa you’re in for a treat.  It smells like a walk through an orange grove.  I noticed that I can take it in without getting lightheaded or getting a headache.  I have fragrance sensitivities so I know that –true to their label–they didn’t use fragrance.  I love the smell.  It is a subtle and refreshing scent.   

Rubbing It In

The words “body butter” are aptly applied to this product.  It feels rich and creamy like a butter but without the greasy feel.  This product feels extremely luxurious.  It goes on super smooth and leaves skin feeling baby soft.  I’m really impressed.  My elbows are super dry–like sandpaper sometimes.  After one application, they feel soft!  That’s pretty amazing in my book.   

What It’s Like

It’s like taking a piece of hard leather and transforming into suede or velvet.  I can’t stop touching my hands.  They are so soft.  I am blown away.  Its like touching the skin of a baby.  

Lesson Learned

I guess the lesson I learned was: Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it.  Body Butter was an absolute no-no for me for a long time.  I didn’t like the way it felt, or the strong, heady perfumes they were scented with.  This body butter is nothing like that.  Goes on creamy, moisturizes like a dream, the scent is subtle and it doesn’t feel thick and greasy.  So happy my husband wanted to try something new and non-toxic.

Final Thoughts on Body Butter

I am truly smitten with this product.  This is definitely a top ten best of green beauty winner for me.  A little goes a long way.  I’ll be using it daily on my elbows, hands, knees and heels.  

The Downsides:

  • I have to share it with my husband. LOL
  • This is a very complex formulation with lots of ingredients.  If you have any odd allergies, be sure to read through the ingredients list.

Where It’s At

Beautycounter Body Butter can be purchased from a Beautycounter Consultant.

Tip: You can also find discounted Beautycounter products on Amazon and eBay.

Right now you can get the Citrus Mimosa Body Butter here.

 

Have you tried Beautycounter Body Butter?  What are your thoughts?