Ever since I stumbled upon the Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butters (review here!) I have been searching for similar body products to indulge in. My previous body lotions just fell short in light of these yummy, luxurious concoctions that not only felt amazing but were actually better for my skin in the long run. I was inspired to scrutinize the ingredient lists a lot more vigorously and go up in product quality without paying a ridiculous amount.
The fact that I discovered such scrumptious scents along the way was just a bonus.
Villaines Soap Whipped Body Creme in Dulces En Fuego is hands down my favourite find.
Whipped! body creme is thick and stiff, yet light and quite soluble - much like edible whipped heavy cream. We've used a combination of three vegetable derived emulsifiers to create a very stable, conditioning emulsion. Mango butter (so light, not greasy and very decadent), Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (which sinks in like a dream), Grapeseed Oil (nutrient rich and again, so light), and Cherry Kernel Oil (also light and loaded with Vitamins A & E). A touch of silicones to ensure it leaves a soft, silky touch to your skin, and Optiphen - a brilliant paraben-free preservative that isn't a formaldehyde donor either. Whipped! has a heavy moisture content for your dry skin, enough oils to create a breathable emollient barrier, and has a velvety-soft afterfeel. You'll love it.
This heavenly body creme comes in some amazing scents: Crushed (black raspberry, dark chocolate and sandalwood), Decadence (vanilla, tonka and coconut), Ennui (unscented), Ginger Snapped (sweet cinnamon, rich cardamom, spicy ginger and vanilla), Jai Mahal (4 vanillas, tonka, sandalwood, bourbon and coconut), Krakatoa (coconut, banana, papaya, mango etc.), Paradise Misplaced (coconut, mango and green tea), Pearl Diver (bergamot, jasmine, orchid etc.) and Scintillating (mint, black tea and vanilla). I would however encourage you to visit the Villaines site for more detailed descriptions, characteristics and ingredients. I am warning you - if you are anything like me, an innocent visit can turn into a huge haul very quickly.
My Whipped Body Creme of choice is the Dulces en Fuego which is described as;
Musky bitter chocolate sweetened with vanilla and touches of citrus then positively inflamed with black pepper and nutmeg.
Aqua (water), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Polysorbate 60, Cyclomethicone (and) Dimethiconol, Prunus (Cherry) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (and) Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch.
Extra-decadent cherry kernel oil, antioxidant rich grapeseed oil, light coconut oil and luxury mango butter.
Sounds absolutely scrumptious and it really-really is! There isn't even a whiff of anything artificial about the scent of this cream. Every single note is crisp, identifiable and pure, culminating in to one of the most intoxicating chocolate s'more scents I have ever come across. I am completely addicted to the scent and despite the fact that I have been using it for a long time now, I never grew tired of the fragrance one bit.
It is true that the scent is the star of this product but that doesn't mean that the formula falls short one bit. In fact the whipped texture is a joy to use and its unique in a way that despite the richness the cream itself it still manages to feel light and non-greasy on the skin surface. My skin is left perfectly smooth, calm, silky and deeply moisturized. The fragrance lingers softly but is in no way overpowering or heady.
I think its pretty obvious that i am a huge fan of Villaines Whipped and I really think they are worth taking a chance on - especially since their prices on everything are more than reasonable.
You can purchase the Whipped Dulces en Fuego and an array of other amazing products on the Villaines site here.
Have you tried any Villaines products? What are your favourite etsy-like products?
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