[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] What caught my eye about The Sanctuary Melting Pearls Body Butter is the ‘melting pearl’ element. I don’t think I can remember seeing those in a body product before. Whenever I come across encapsulation, I have an overwhelming urge to burst them – usually, they’re encased in a bottle and smoosh themselves when they come out of the pump applicator (unacceptable to a compulsive smoosher) so I can only stare at them. However, in this formula, there they are, all ready to be squished.
The joy! I will pick them up on their seven day hydration claim though – it feels like over-enthusiastic marketing to me because it just cannot be the case that during seven baths or showers using wash or soap your skin will retain the moisture. It’s not really a provable point because I’m not spending seven days unwashed just to see – I mean, who would?
Scent wise, I find it very mild which is fine for me – warm, comforting and a bit amberish I think but definitely a scent you can live with and won’t intrude on any of your fragrances. The finish on the skin is beautiful – it feels very lightly film forming which means it will indeed hold your moisture in (not for seven days though, marketing). My skin felt supple and softened. Now, those pearls….
… I couldn’t not get hands-on with them. What’s interesting is that when I ‘dissected’ a pearl it smooshed nicely but that almost waxy pellet didn’t rub in too well. However, when I used it post bath on my body, they dissolved perfectly so warmth definitely helps them to behave smoothly. Boots has this on offer for £11.25 HERE and that feels very reasonable to me.
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