I finally got through reviewing all of the Cocoa Pink scents in the stash, so I thought about changing things up and doing some product reviews next. All of these products are available year-round and can be customized in any scent that they offer. Also, these products are made from scratch at the time of your order and never from a pre-made base.
Unrefined cocoa butter, olive oil, sunflower oil, rice bran oil, almond oil, emulsifying wax, beeswax, vitamin E oil, fragrance, phenoxyethanol and caprylyl glycol.
Price - 5 ounce jar for $10.00; 6 ounce jar for $11.50
Vendor notes - paraben free
This is a different type of product from the lotions and body butters in this post, but since it's a moisturizer, I'm including it here. It's an in-shower moisturizer that is intended to be used on damp or wet skin rather than dry; all you do is massage it onto wet skin and rinse it off. It has a solid consistency like that of coconut oil at room temperature, but it's very soft and easy to scoop out of the jar. The heat from your skin melts it down to a liquid, and it transforms into a slippery white lather that spreads easily. There are no bubbles because it's made entirely of oils and butters, so you'll want to use a soap first. Also I recommend using caution when exiting the tub because it may cause your shower to become slippery. When you're done, rinse off any excess with water. Using a towel will remove the small amount of oily residue left behind, and I could still feel the moisture that had already soaked into my skin. It's a strongly scented product and the fragrance lingered for around 30 minutes, although I did notice a 'base' smell to it. I've had this jar for a while now and keep overlooking it in favor of regular body butters, but it's something I would definitely repurchase - I just have to remember to bring it into the shower!
Goatmilk & Honey Body Lotion
Aloe vera, shea butter, rosewater, organic coconut oil, jojoba oil, rice bran oil, cetearyl wheat straw glycosides, honey, goatmilk powder, cetearyl alcohol, green tea extract, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, fragrance.
Price - 6 oz bottle for $11.99
The lightest formula of all of the products here with a thinner consistency than most indie brand lotions I've tried (it moves around easily when I turn the bottle upside down, but it's not watery at all). It's easy to apply and glides effortlessly over my skin, although I did have to work quickly because it sinks in fast with no oily residue left behind. It's a little too light to feel like it really moisturized my normal-dry skin though, so I prefer something slightly heavier even in the warmer months. The scent hung around for an hour or so.
Coco Mango Body Butter
Water, cocoa butter, mango butter, babassu oil, avocado oil, rice bran oil, meadowfoam oil, polyglyceryl distearate, calendula oil, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, aloe extract, vitamin E oil, fragrance, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid.
Price - 2.75 oz jar for $7.50; 4.75 oz jar for $13.99
Vendor notes - 100% vegan, suitable for those with latex or shea allergies
This one has a silky smooth, light-weight feel in the jar but it really packs a moisturizing punch on my skin. It has a creamy consistency rather than the airy feel of a whipped butter, and it spreads on my skin effortlessly. A little goes a long way, and I needed less than a dime sized amount to cover one leg from ankle to upper thigh. There was a somewhat oily feel left behind on my skin without being too heavy or greasy, and the scent lingered for around an hour. This is a great product for yearround use - it's moisturizing enough for winter and light enough for the warmer months. In terms of formula, the closest thing I can compare it to is Haus of Gloi's Pumpkin Butter although the Coco Mango Body Butter has a lighter feel and less greasiness on the skin.
Voluptuous Body Butter
Water, organic shea butter, babassu oil, avocado oil, rice bran oil, meadowfoam oil, polyglyceryl distearate, calendula oil, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, aloe extract, vitamin E oil, fragrance, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid.
Price - 2.75 oz jar for $7.50; 4.75 oz jar for $13.99
A thicker formula than the Coco Mango Body Butter (CMBB) but just as moisturizing. This one has a heavier feel on my skin and takes longer to absorb, leaving behind a waxy residue. The texture is more firm, and I had to jab my finger into the jar to scoop it out unlike the CMBB formula where I could glide my finger across the top. It took a little more effort to spread it over my skin. Also I noticed that it left the palms of my hands feeling tight and dry afterwards. It's strongly scented, and I could still smell it after an hour. This is a product I'd save for the winter months when my skin needs that extra moisture and a barrier to help trap moisture in. It's a nice formula, but I prefer the CMBB since it's easier to work with and has that silky feel.
Water, coconut oil, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, babassu oil, stearyl alcohol, argan oil, glycerin, polysorbate 20, tamarind seed extract, white peony extract, tetrasodium EDTA, potassium sorbate, carbomer, vitamin E, grapefruit extract, green tea extract, edelweiss extract, honeysuckle extract, chamomile extract, calendula extract, dimethicone, polyacrylamide and C13-14 isoparaffin and laureth-7, phenoxyethanol (and) caprylyl glycol.
Price - 4.75 oz jar for $11.50
Identical to the Voluptuous Body Butter (VBB). If I were to test these with a blindfold on, I probably wouldn't be able to tell them apart. The name is a little confusing because this doesn't have that fluffy, airy texture that I would expect from a whipped butter like Alchemic Muse's Body Whip. It's thick like the VBB formula, and once again I had to press my finger into the jar to scoop it out. It's not difficult to remove from the jar by any means, but not as easy as I'd expect given the name. It spreads easily over my skin and sinks in quickly so I did need to move fast. It left behind the same waxy feel as the VBB and a scent that lingered around 30 minutes.
The Coco Mango butter has stolen my heart from the moment I first used it, and I'll be reordering it again in the future. It does seem to be a little more expensive compared to other brands I use, but I'm totally fine with paying more for a good quality product. The Shower Butter is another repurchase again once I get through the jar I have. The other three products were either too light on my skin or left behind a waxy residue that has me passing them up. There's a formula here for every skin type and personal preference though, so I'd recommend trying everything at least once.
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