Review: Sabon Body Butter

Hello lovelies! How are you this sunny autumn day?

Long time no see, I know. My only excuse was that it was my final year of college and I had to prepare my license paper and project, pass some exams and get ready for my Master exam as well. But it all ended well and now I’m back in business, with new topics and a new dual-language post format.

Buna, dragutelor! Ce faceti in aceasta zi insorita de toamna?

Stiu ca nu am mai scris de ceva vreme pe blog, dar am fost ocupata cu examenele, proiectul si documentatia de licenta si admiterea la master. Din fericire, totul s-a terminat cu bine si am revenit cu o noua postare si un nou format de post-uri.

Sabon Body Butter

The topic of this blog post is a body butter I’ve been meaning to try for a while now:the SABON Body Butter. Since my skin was really dry and the cold season is coming near, it was time to take action. Also, my aunt gave me a 10% coupon to use for all SABON products purchase and that helped a lot in my decision making process.

Produsul despre care vreau sa va vorbesc astazi este Untul de corp de la Sabon. Din moment ce pielea mea era destul de uscata si se apropie sezonul rece, era momentul sa fac ceva. Sii din moment ce am primit un cupon de 10% reducere si de multa vreme pusesem ochii pe produsele lor, am zis ca nu pot sa pierd ocazia si mi-am luat untul de corp cu lamaie si menta.

Product description/ Descriere produs:

An extremely rich and concentrated butter based on Shea butter, Cocoa butter and Beeswax. Recommended for extremely dry areas excellent for anti aging and stretch marks. Comes in a fresh lemon mint scent.

Unt de corp având ca ingredient de bază untul de Shea, obţinut din nucile arborelului cu acelaşi nume. Untul de Shea este un ingredient de nelipsit din tratamentele cosmetice naturale, fiind bogat în acizi graşi esenţiali şi în vitaminele A, E şi K. Acesta are multiple proprietăţi benefice, menţinând nivelul optim de hidratare al pielii şi contribuind la regenerarea celulară. În compoziţia acestui unt de corp se găseşte şi untul de cacao, un ingredient ce asigură hidratarea în profunzime a pielii şi reduce vergeturile.

Ingredients/ Ingrediente:

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parki (Shea Butter), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Parfum, CI 47005, CI 61565, CI 60725, Citral, Limonene, Linalool

Love the ingredients, don’t know about that parfum though …

Super ingrediente, dar are parfum…

Opinion/ Parere:

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I absolutely love this product. The scent is to die for, it lasts quite a while (the first time I’ve used it after my shower at night and I could still smell it on me the next day while at work).

Impresia generala este wow, iubesc produsul. Mirosul e genial, persista ceva vreme (prima oara l-am folosit seara dupa dus si a doua zi puteam sa simt inca mirosul).

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The packaging is so cute: pink styrofoam (can you believe it? It was certainly a shocker for me…). It looks sturdy enough for travel, but I wouldn’t count on it to resist strong physical force.

Ambalajul este dragut: polistiren roz (serios? va vine sa credeti?). Arata destul de rezistent pentru transport/calatorit, dar nu cred ca rezista la forta fizica (in bagajul de cala la avion la felul in care sunt aruncate bagajele s-ar putea sa se sparga).

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While it looks very hard in the container, it’s actually quite easy to apply it. Unlike pure cocoa butter which you need to first melt with something in order to be able to apply it, as the heath from your fingers isn’t enough, this has a slight buttery consistency (not creamy, but using your fingers to get some of it is enough) which makes applying easy. It is a tad oily, so I wouldn’t recommend over-applying it unless you like feeling greasy.

Desi arata solid in cutiuta, este usor de aplicat. Spre deosebire de untul de cacao pur pe care trebuie sa-l topesti cu ceva inainte sa poti sa-l aplici si caldura corpului nu e suficienta pentru asta, untul de corp de la Sabon are o consistenta untoasa (atentie: nu cremoasa, dar poti sa-l aplici cu degetele) ceea ce face folosirea lui usoara. Este un pic uleios si nu recomand folosirea in exces- decat daca iti place sa te simti oily.

The scent is absolutely amazing. Very powerful, refreshing and not sweet – just what the description of the product says: a perfect combination between lemon and mint. I picked this one, as I don’t really like the smell of lavender and the coconut one smelled too sweet for summer/autumn. That one might be perfect for winter though.

Mirosul este genial. Puternic, racoritor si nu prea dulce- fix cum spune in descriere: combinatia perfecta intre lamaie si menta. L-am ales pe acesta pentru ca nu sunt fana a mirosului de lavanda si cel cu nuca de cocos mirosea mult prea dulce pentru sfarsitul verii/inceputul toamnei (dar pentru iarna cred ca ar merge perfect).

Overall opinion: love the product, hate the price.

Opinia per total: iubesc produsul, urasc pretul.

PROS:

-amazing scent / miros genial

-the scent lasts for a few hours / miros care persista cateva ore

-vegan

-quite nourishing / destul de hidratant

CONS:

-pricey (18$ for 100g) / scumput (~60 de lei pentru 100g)

-early expiration date (~ 4 months from the day it was produced) / expira repede (~ 4 luni de la data fabricarii)

-it has added perfume, which can mean anything / are parfum adaugat, ceea ce poate sa insemne orice- ingrediente naturale, ingrediente artificiale, cine stie?

Would repurchase again/ L-as cumpara din nou:

Probably not?- at least not in the next year or so. I’m saving up for a new phone and some other stuff and this product is a pamper for me. I’m resuming to using cocoa/shea butter since it’s more affordable.

Probabil ca nu?- cel putin nu in urmatorul an. Strang bani pentru un nou telefon si alte chestiute necesare si produsul asta este mai mult un rasfat. Pentru moment o sa ma rezum la untul de cacao/shea din moment ce e mai accesibil ca pret. Deci daca vreti sa va rasfatati il recomand 🙂

How about you? How do you prep your body for winter? Any tips?

Voi cum va pregatiti pentru iarna? Ce produse imi recomandati?

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