BVspa by Bon Vital Body Butter Review | Get ready to show some skin!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Normally I'd think of something like a body butter as a product reserved for winter conditions, but body butters can actually be used all year long. Sun, chlorine pools, salt water and even air conditioning can all dry your skin out in the spring and summer months, so be prepared with these new luxurious buttery body butters from BVspa by Bon Vital.
Bon Vital is a spa beauty line that started in 1988 making products for massage therapists and healthcare professionals. Now the line is revamped and relaunching at Shoppers Drug Marts across the country with brand new body butters, lotions and scrubs. Recently I was treated with two jars of the new body butters in the flavours Pomegranate & Acai Berry and Pink Grapefruit.
Unfortunately I couldn't find any full ingredient listing for either of these body butters, either online or on the jar themselves. What I can tell is that these moisturizers contain super-moisturizers like cocoa butter, shea butter, jojoba oil and sunflower oil.
Price & Packaging
A generously sized 225 g jar retails for $11.99 each. Since this is a drugstore product, the packaging isn't that glam and is just a simple screw-top jar. That's okay though because it's what is inside that counts right?
The BVspa Body Butters are thick like a butter, but have a softer, whipped consistency that make them easier to work with than other body butters. I actually would call this more of a body cream cheese than a butter, as the texture is very akin to cream cheese. Don't get me wrong though - these butters are still super thick, rich and emollient. If you prefer light, gel lotions then this is not the product for you. After you spread the BVspa Body Butters over your skin, it will definitely feel tacky for several minutes. As well, its harder texture means this is a little harder to spread. These are very minor cons though and only relevant if you've never used a body butter before.
I personally really love the BVspa Body Butters. I always take hot showers so these butters help replenish my skin's moisture. I especially love using these on my elbows, chest and feet. The BVSpa Body Butters are thick enough that I don't even need my usual foot balm on top!
Another big component of these butters that has to be mentioned is their scents. The Pomegranate & Acai Berry was the first one I opened and I adore this scent! It smells fresh, juicy and berry-like - all good things to make you feel refreshed. The Pink Grapefruit scent though was just terrible though. It literally made me gag a bit, but to be fair, I'm not a big fan of eating grapefruit so maybe I just didn't like this one as it was so... accurate? To me, Pink Grapefruit is super astringent smelling and artificial. Pomegranate & Acai Berry also smells artificial, but not to the same extent (think The Body Shop, not Bath & Body Works). I didn't try the third scent in the line, Lavender & Rosemary, but my guess is that it will be heavy on the lavender, so if that's your jam then this will be right up your alley.
Buy - affordable and does a great job at moisturizing, but be forewarned that the scents are very strong so make sure you pick the right one!
* This post contains PR samples