I have been on the hunt for a perfect body butter or moisturiser for the longest time. I want it to be extremely hydrating as I get dry, flaky skin quite quickly but I also want it to sink in and not feel greasy when I put my clothes on. There is nothing I hate more than that wet ‘clingy’ feeling, it makes me feel quite uncomfortable! The smell should obviously be a bonus too without being heavily perfumed, because for me perfume dries my skin out even more meaning I have to apply even more moisturiser… it kind of defeats the purpose.
For the last few weeks I have been trialling Ziaja’s Cocoa Body Butter, it promises to rejuvenate the skin by replenishing skin lipids which makes the skin soft and supple. I am no skin expert but soft smooth skin is exactly what I am aiming for and it is great if I can find a moisturiser that doesn’t strip my fake tan or make it go all patchy.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I see a few small doses of unwelcoming ingredients in this list, they should have left it with the natural ingredients only because personally I don’t like the thought of too many parabens or perfume on my entire body (except the kind I spray on myself in certain areas). But if you are not sensitive to these ingredients you probably won’t mind them.
The cream itself has a lovely consistency, a thick silicone/cream- like texture which isn’t unpleasant at all, it spreads very well over the body and very little is needed to cover certain areas. Ziaja recommends that you use a thick layer though to let it sink into the skin, but personal preference means that I would rather not feel greasy throughout the day. The Cocoa Body Butter sinks in quite quickly and I am able to get dressed soon afterwards, it leaves a chocolatey smell but it fades quickly throughout the day meaning my perfume is not compromised too much by differing scents.
I don’t think I would purchase this Body Butter as I prefer more natural ingredients in my body and facial products, but it is am extremely good moisturiser, it makes my skin glow and look very healthy throughout the day which is a bonus when I have a tan!