Soap & Glory, The Righteous Butter - review

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This is one of those products that I've tried and tried to love, but for some reason I just don't. I was super happy to receive this travel-sized tub from friends in a fun bundle of Mecca Maxima minis recently, and I really hoped that this time I would finally see the light and understand what all the fuss was about.

Not so unfortunately. I don't think it's a bad product, but it just doesn't grab me for reasons I'll go into below. Plus the famous scent isn't something I'm in love with either. 

But this of course puts me squarely in the minority: this is a cult product and most people seem to love it! Hoh well, you can't win 'em all ; )


Soap & Glory claims/product details
  • Award winning body moisturising butter with softening shea butter and aloe vera
  • Hydrates and soothes dry skin
  • A formula for anyone who’s lost that ‘rubbing’ feeling and wants to bring it on back
  • With a new dynamic moisture trap matrix to help hold hydration in longer
  • Scented with Soap and Glory's original 'Pink' fragrance: bergamot, strawberries and mandarin, with floral and fruity mid notes and musk, amber and warm vanilla notes on the bottom
  • MECCA Beauty Election 2016 Winner
  • To use: after showering or bathing, smooth a generous handful onto damp skin and massage lightly until it all sinks in
  • RRP $21 AUD for 300ml or $4 for 75ml


Verdict

This isn't a bad product, but as mentioned above, I don't think it's a great one and I don't see what all the fuss is about. While it's not so disappointing that I hate it, it's so over-hyped that my expectations have been too high on the three separate occasions that I've tested it - and for this reason I've given it a 'disappointing products' tag. 

It's a thick white cream that I would indeed class as a body butter, but it's got a slightly whipped, mousse-like texture that makes it feel less heavy on the skin. Some might prefer this but I like my body butters to be really rich and nourishing, so the texture doesn't quite hit the mark for me because my dry skin prefers the hard stuff.

As for the scent, I love that it's been labelled Soap & Glory's 'Pink' fragrance because it honestly does smell pink! I can't really explain that but whenever I whiff it, I do think that it's what the colour pink would smell like if it had a scent. 

And it's not a scent that grabs me. I know that so many people love it, but for me there's almost something a plastic about it that makes me think of fairy floss and barbies, or a cheap perfume that you'd buy in the chemist for a song. I'm sorry if I've offended anyone who loves it with that comment, but that's just my opinion and of course fragrance is so personal and everyone's different : )

As for the product itself, I don't think it absorbs well and it seems to sit on top of my skin so I never feel that it's sinking in and delivering moisture where my dry skin needs it most. Indeed, my body always feels dry in the morning after I've used this (I shower in the evenings and apply my body creams then), so I need to re-hydrate with something else when I wake up. I don't think I've ever had to do that with a body cream before!

On top of that, the cream has a sticky finish that lingers and the scent lingers too, which isn't a good thing if you don't like the fragrance to start with. Plus I feel like I need to use so much product per application, so despite the reasonable price tag, it doesn't work out to be an inexpensive product for me on a price-per-use basis.

In sum, I obviously don't love this cream and don't recommend it. While it's a cult product for many, it just doesn't work for me and I'd suggest testing it before falling for the hype and making a blind purchase : )


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