Skincare

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Lightly Whipped Body Buttercream | Review

jodie / 22nd September 2014

What a mouthful! I bought this because it smells absolutely delicious – practically edible (although, sadly, it’s not, so don’t go tasting it, no matter how tempted you are). This is probably due to its impressive list of featured ingredients: pistachio oil, almond oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and coconut oil. 

It’s quite pricey, but you get an awful lot for your money – 500ml will last you quite a while. I had the same amount of Soap & Glory’s Righteous Butter for Christmas and I’m still not finished with it, so this is worth the investment. 

It has an odd texture. I definitely understand why they’ve called it “whipped” and “buttercream” (and various other food-inspired adjectives) because this is the texture of whipped cream. If you run a finger though it, you won’t pick any up, you’ll leave a dent in it, almost like silly putty (as you can see below). It’s unlike any other moisturiser I’ve ever used, but it’s lovely. Creamy, silky, hydrating. Amazing.

I have a bit of a problem with tub packaging because it’s so unhygienic, and a bit fiddly, so this loses a few points for that reason. There’s nothing appealing about shoving your dirty old paws into a moisturiser, leaving whatever grossness is on them in the pot. It’s a very pretty pot, however, with a retro design and lots of jibberish about “intensive 5 oil super nourishing formula” or something. Whatever, it smells good and hydrated my scaly, reptilian legs. 

My favourite things about it are the smell, how moisturising it is, and the fact that it doesn’t leave skin feeling really greasy. There’s nothing worse than moisturising and then having to wait around to get dressed because you feel like a massive greaseball. Because it’s quite heavily fragranced, it may upset some skins. Mine’s pretty delicate, but my body is mostly okay, just my face gets irritated ridiculously easily, so if you have severe eczema, this may not be the best for you.


Consistency: Really unusual – the best way I can describe it is like jelly or silly putty.

Sensitive Skin Suitability: 3/5. I’ve had no problems, but it may irritate some delicate flowers because of the fragrance.

Price: £10.50 for 500ml.

Overall Rating: 7.5/10. Lovely and hydrating, but not as much as some moisturisers. Smells amazing, feels a bit weird. Overall, Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Lightly Whipped Body Buttercream is a winner for me!