Good morning my beauty lovelies,
Today I am whisking you away from the cold frosty mornings in the UK and taking you to warmer climes with Betty Hula and their amazing shea butter moisturising creams.
Betty Hula produces products that are lovingly hand made in the UK using traditional techniques and the best quality fair trade ingredients. The range had 3 different scented moisturising creams and their The Secret anti-ageing oil.
Due to the natural process used and properties of the ingredients chosen no chemicals are added so they can be used on the driest of dry skin to the most sensitive skin.
The range is currently available in selected Sainsburys store and on the Betty Hula website.
The moisturising creams retail at £14.99 for 120ml on the Betty Hula website with free p&p on all UK orders and £12.99 for 120ml in Sainsburys but are currently half price meaning you can get your hands on the loveliness for just £6.49 until 08/11/11.
The Secret anti ageing oil retails at £15.99 for 50ml on Betty Hula and £12.99 in Sainsburys, again half price at £6.49 until 08/11/11
All ingredients in the moisturising creams are chosen for their benefits on the skin and its well-being, some of the main ones are: (from the Betty Hula website)
Shea Butter- 'Natures Gold', this natural ingredient has been used to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. It is also renowned to diminish wrinkles by moisturising the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation. Shea butter also contains cinnamic acid, a substance that helps protect the skin from harmful UV ray. Betty Hula only utilises Grad A Shea Butter to ensure the highest content of fatty acids which aid in retaining skin moisture and elasticity.
Aloe Vera- Traditionally used on dry, cracked, itchy or burned skin due to it's properties helping to repair damage and promote healing; the natural gel contained within the aloe vera plant contains numerous antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.
Cocoa Butter- Renowned worldwide as the ultimate moisturiser has been used to keep skin soft and supple for centuries. Coco Butter is one of the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known which melts at body temperature so that it is readily absorbed into the skin. Cocoa butter is often recommended for treatment of skin conditions such as ecxema and dermatitis. In addition, cocoa butter contains cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP), a substance that inhibits the production of the immuno globulin IgE. IgE is known to aggravate symptoms of both dermatitis and asthma.
The two samples of the moisturising cream I received are the Rum and Blackcurrant and the Champagne and Spice and wow do they smell amazing. There is also a third fragrance available being Kiwi and Lime.
The rum and blackcurrant is a lovely fruity smelling cream, it instantly transports you to a hot Hawaiian beach, sitting sipping cocktails and basking in the beautiful sunshine. The fragrance really is amazing and long lasting, after trying this I often found myself just sitting there sniffing at it, induced in tropical daydreams.
The champagne and spice smell is a warmer one, perfect for this time of year, it makes me think Christmas parties, mulled wine, champagne and mince pies. The infusion of the spices used really works well with the champagne to come together and create a gorgeous warm, rich smell. Again the scent is really long lasting, it soaks into the skin and you will often find yourself thinking what is that smell if caught by a passing wind and then remember that it's you and your champagne and spice infusion, ooh la la.
The formula for both fragrances is fantastic, it's a thick, rich, creamy consistency that instantly melts into your skin. A little goes a long way making it great value for money. It's more of a body butter than a body cream due to being on the thicker side but it does not leave skin greasy in any way, shape or form, it simply melts straight into the skin leaving it feeling instantly moisturised and leaving no trace of product apart from the beautiful unique smell.
The packaging of the Betty Hula range is lovely, feminine, fun and flirty as well as being practical with a screw top lid so it makes it easy for you to get your fix. With their bright colours you will certainly see them pop out at you on the Sainsburys shelf.
I really am a fan of this range of handmade treats, and with it being made in the UK that certainly is a plus point along with the goodness of the natural ingredients that are packed in there. I will most certainly be frantically calling my local Sainsburys to see if they stock it when my two samples have run out, and I will be filling to two cute little pots up too as this is so lovely just to have in your handbag as a treat for your hands during the cold winter months.
I hope you have enjoyed this review and let me know if you have tried any of the Betty Hula range and what you think of it. If you haven't then will you be dashing to the beauty isles on your next weekly shop or popping in a cheeky order over on the Betty Hula website?
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Bye for now