Anyways, given my deep love of Bliss Body Butter, I was especially excited when I heard that Bliss creator, Marcia Kilgore, was coming out with a new line of products. The line would include a body butter. And it would be available at Target! Score!
Well, once the line finally came out (quite a while ago now actually, I've been dreading doing this review), I snapped up a little tub of The Righteous Butter, hoping for something even remotely close to Bliss's Body Butter. I was sorely disappointed. This body butter is rather bad. And smelly, and not in a good way. Sigh.
First, the scent of this lotion is very overpowering. It has a very strong floral scent, and it doesn't go away. For hours. It will mess up the smell of your perfume and people will smell the body butter you put on your hands from 10 feet away hours later. Really.
Application of this lotion is not pleasant. It doesn't sink into my skin like a good lotion should. It just scoots around on the surface of my skin, making them greasy but not relieving the feeling of dryness. Eventually this leads to itchiness.
Looking at the ingredients of this lotion, I'm not sure why this is the case:
(Refer to the Moisturizers Post for help interpreting this)
|Soap & Glory||Bliss|
Shea Butter (Emollient)
Cetyl Alcohol (thickening agent)
Glyceryl Stearate (Emollient)
Coconut Oil (Emollient)
Cacoa Seed Butter, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Parfum, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Dipropylene Glycol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol,Ethylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Limonene, Butylphenyl, Methylpropional, Potassium Hydroxide, BHT, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Geraniol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Propylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben
coconut oil (Emollient)
octyl palmitate (Emollient)
hydrogenated vegetable oil,
emulsifying wax, NF, cyclomethicone, dimethicone, sodium hyaluronate, arnica montana extract, heather extract, algae extract, tocopherol, retinyl palmitate, dimethiconol, steareth-2, carbomer, hydroxyethylcellulose, BHT, triethanolamine, disodium EDTA, propylene glycol, fragrance, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben
I'm not sure if the problem is the higher amount of shea butter (which I personally don't like), the smaller amount of Coconut oil, or what. Overall the Soap and Glory has more emollients and a humectant so it looks on paper like it should be superior to the Bliss. But it's not. Just save yourself the $2.99 and buy something else.
Update: Jeni over at Savvy Skin popped in to the comments, and she didn't like this product either! I feel better about panning it, since I could only find good reviews before. Here's her review here: Soap & Glory at Target on Savvy Skin, check out more of her site while you're there. She has quick a bit of experience in the medi-spa environment has a lot of great advice!