Venus body butter - body moisturizer by Venus - review by VioletMoonstone

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Venus body butter

Body moisturizer by Venus

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(Milk) Velvety, Moisturizing, Milky Almonds Scent!

I'm really surprised by how good the Venus Body Butter turned out to be. It makes my skin feel super soft and silky. I love the scent and the texture. The only things that aren't so great is that this product contains parabens and the lid is huge! I'd rather have more product than a big wasteful lid. I'm extremely happy with this product and I'd be more than willing to buy more! It's a great product and one of my new favorites.
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Pros:
Moisturizing, softening, smells yummy, almond oil, vitamin E, shea butter, cruelty free
Cons:
Contains parabens, I wish the container had more product in it rather than having the huge lid!
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

This is my second step in using the milk scented products from Venus. My first step was to use the body scrub in the same scent (milk) before following up with the body butter. If you want to read that review first you can find it here:

(Milk) Venus Body Scrub Review

Now on to the body butter! The body butter is amazing. I absolutely love it! As you probably already know body butter is thicker and more concentrated than regular body lotion. It contains a higher amount of oils and butters and is most often used as a concentrated moisturizer for extra dry areas on the body. I use it on my elbows, knees, and other dry patches of skin as well as on my legs after shaving. My legs get really dried out from shaving so I typically use heavier body creams. If you use body scrubs or take hot showers I'd highly recommend getting a good moisturizer which is exactly what you'll get with the Venus body butter.

The body butter is a great follow up after you've used the body scrub like I did. If you love the scent as much as I do then I recommend getting the other products in the same scent and layering them for the full aromatic effect. This body butter is so good and smells so yummy! If you like the sound of velvety cream that smells like almonds and fresh cold milk then you'll probably love it too.

I'd recommend this product to anyone and everyone that wants to have smooth soft skin!
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Anyone
    • Gift
    • Mood enhancer
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Bedroom
    • Travel
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Elbows
    • Knees
    • Legs

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The body butter looks like a thick whipped lotion. It's white and shiny. When you turn the container upside down it doesn't drip or slide out. It's thick and creamy.

It feels SO good! It's velvety and thick but not too thick. It's easy to rub into the skin and absorbs really well. It doesn't feel sticky at all. On my skin which tends to be dry and dull the body butter absorbs well and leaves a little bit of a sheen to it. It makes my skin look great! If your skin is already moisturized or if you use too much at once I can see how it could look greasy but to me it just makes my skin look hydrated and soft. While applying it my natural body heat made it melt into my skin so nicely! It makes my skin feel a lot silkier than other lotions I've tried before. It's a great skin softener as well as a moisturizer.
    • Creamy
    • Thick
    • Velvety

Taste / Aroma

Milk smells like the scent of almonds and a cold glass of milk. It has a natural type scent that kind of reminds me of oatmeal. It's a very clean and cuddly type of scent and I absolutely love it! The scent isn't too light or too overpowering. While in the tub it's very light and you can only smell it if you put your nose close to it. After I applied it to my arms and legs I could definitely smell the delicious scent of whipped milky almonds wafting around me. It smells warm, soft, and comforting. Ahhh...

Compared to the body scrub the scent is a lot stronger in the body butter. The body scrub scent is so light you can hardly smell it at all. It's a bit disappointing but at least the butter and the scrub are definitely the same scent and aren't totally different which can sometimes be the case with different products.

Compared to the Dona body butter in Camu-Camu at least the Dona was paraben free. But the scent wasn't good because to me it smelled like playdough. I'd much rather try more of the Venus products because the scents are more specific and yummier. The Dona scents are a little strange and vague to me. I'd love to try the Venus peach and lavender scents next.
    • Light smell
    • Non-edible
    • Smells good

Performance

I usually shower and moisturize at night so that while I sleep the products I use have all night to soak in. I used the body butter about an hour or so before I went to bed. When I woke up the next day my skin felt hydrated and so soft! The moisturizing benefits last several hours but I don't think it will last a full 24 hours. It didn't leave me feeling greasy at all and I never had the urge to go wash it off. But if you must wash it off it comes off easily with soap and water. It didn't leave me feeling sticky at all. The best thing I like about the body butter is that it softens my skin and I love the scent. It reminds me of Jergen's cherry almond without the cherry.

The only thing that I dislike is that if I use it on my arms and legs again I'm going to run out fast! It takes about 1/4 or less of the tub to completely cover your arms and legs. I used a lot so if you use it sparingly it would probably last you a lot longer. I personally wish I had a huge tub to last me forever because I love it that much. I'd happily order 3 tubs of this stuff! I'd love to use it daily but I will probably just use it a few days a week after using the scrub.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Long lasting
    • Performance

Packaging

The body butter comes in a plastic tub with a black satin finish plastic lid that screws on/off. The lid seems wasteful because it's almost as wide as the body butter itself! I see it as a waste of materials to make the lid so large when it's really unecessary. I wish the actual tub of product was as big as the whole container and it had a flatter smaller lid.

The tub has a sticker label with the Venus logo on the front. The back says, "fall in love with venus moisturizing body butter made with natural dead sea salts to give you the softest skin year round." The logo isn't so bad that you couldn't give it as a gift but it does suggest nudity and gives you a little "teaser." It might be something to think about if you're going to give it to grandma or something! The product is thick so it won't leak unless it's really hot and gets soft. I think it would be fine to travel with! The lid twists on pretty tight and it feels secure.

Ingredients: aqua, shea butter, almond oil, tea octyl palmitate, ceteareth 20, cetearyl alcohol, propylene glycol, steareth 30, ceteth 10, vitamin E, carbomer, methyl paraben, diazolidunyl urea, fragrance, may contain fd&c yellow 3, blue 1, and red 33.

Made in the USA. Not tested on animals.

The downside to this product is that it contains parabens! If you're looking for a more natural product try the Dona body butter. It's paraben free! I've only tried the Camu-Camu so far and even though it's a great moisturizer Venus smells so much better to me. I'm going to stick with Venus for now.

Venus Website
    • Does not leak
    • Very informative packaging
    • Would make a nice gift

Personal comments

I plan on buying more! I love it!
Follow-up commentary
I love this! It smells so yummy. It makes my skin feel so soft and velvety and the scent makes me feel so comfortable. Next time I have the funds I want to purchase it again or maybe even get two next time. It's one of my top favorites!

Since this review I've also tried the lavender body butter. It smells like your typical lavender scented products with that musky, soapy, floral type of scent but there's a medicinal undertone to it. It smells strong and it's almost hypnotic the way it makes you relax and feel sleepy. The medicinal scent lingering in it makes me breathe more deeply and helps me to relax. It would be great to use before bedtime or when you have a cold. It's nice but milk is still my favorite.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • sweetiejo
    sweetiejo  
    Great review thank you so much for it
  • Beneath The Bed
    Beneath The Bed  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • kz916
    kz916  
    thanks for the review.
  • LuciFaery
    LuciFaery  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Inappropriate
    Inappropriate  
    Great review!
  • Peaches2000
    Peaches2000  
    Glad to hear you liked the product! Sounds like you would want to purchase two at a time due to the large lid and small amount of butter.
  • yarii
    yarii  
    thank u
  • VioletMoonstone
    VioletMoonstone  
    Hey guys, I just wanted to tell you that I tried the lavender! When you smell it right out of the container it's a very strong, fresh, lavender scent. It has that intoxicating, relaxing, soapy foral type of smell that lavender products typically smell like. It smells really nice but it does have a hint of a medicinal scent to it that some may not like. I just thought I'd add this down here in the comments. I was expecting something light and airy but it smells heavier than that. I like it though! Hope this helps!
  • sugar&spikes
    sugar&spikes  
    thanks for the review!
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    booboo111926  
    thankss
  • Kinsey
    Kinsey  
    Thank you for the great review!
  • Hubby80
    Hubby80  
    Thanks for the review
  • amenti
    amenti  
    Thank you for your review! I love how well the smell sounds! I've got to get this!
  • LavenderSkies
    LavenderSkies  
    Thanks!
  • evie.amor
    evie.amor  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • misterazor
    misterazor  
    great info. thanks.
  • elli
    elli  
    Thank you for the review!
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