Winter has come in full force especially to those in South Africa. Winter means dry patchy skin. A product I have been reaching for is the Biologie Baobab and Rooibos body butter by Rain. If you want to keep your skin soft and smooth through the winter months then keep reading…
A while back I shared a post about the Cleopatra butter ball by Rain which you can read, here. A product that attracted me to the product was the use of shea butter which is known for its soothing properties. Once you are done soaking up the benefits from the gold leaf petals and shea butter, you need to use a skin moisturiser that will continue repairing and softening your skin and that’s where the Biologie Baobab and Rooibos body butter steps into the spotlight.
The Biologie range has quite a few products such as cooling foot cream, foot soak, exfoliating foot scrub, cuticle balm, coconut and shea butter intense hydration cream, and their baobab and rooibos body butter to name a few. As Rain suggests the Biologie range is, “a multi-tasking range that helps protect the skin from sun damage and delays ageing, revives skin tone, smoothes skin texture and restores vital moisture to tired skin and hair.” If you have a bit of an eco-friendly alter ego then I should also mention that the Biologie products are biodegradable, environment-friendly, specialized products designed to care for hair, feet and hands. The products in this range have a minimalist earthy packaging with its brown bottles and tubes and a simplistic label around it.
Many of you might know that drinking rooibos tea is an excellent way to have a soothing warm drink without any calories (provided you have it without milk and sugar of course). I often underestimate the benefits of rooibos. There are numerous products that contain rooibos but I don’t usually pay any attention to them because it is not as hyped on social media as opposed to other healing ingredients such as coconut or almond oil. Rooibos is actually packed with antioxidants and vitamins such as zinc and vitamin D. There are certain properties in rooibos that help slow down the signs of ageing and wrinkles and instead ensure that you maintain healthy skin. Rain claims that the Biologie range is designed to care for your hair, feet and hands. Rooibos actually helps promote hair growth which is something I was actually quite surprised to find out.
Baobab oil helps to moisturise, condition, nourish and soften dry skin. It contains vitamin A, D, E and F, and helps improve your skins tone and elasticity. The baobab tree is native to Africa which is also known as the ‘Tree of Life’ and can apparently live for up to 6000 years! Baobab oil is not only packed with vitamins but also Omega 3,6 and 9 fatty acids which is key ingredients in nourishing your skin and keep it healthy by being able to get deep into your skin cells.
A few of the other ingredients contained in the baobab and rooibos body butter include:-
Avocado oil- improves moisture retention in the skin
Sweet almond oil- reduces the appearance of scares
Aloe ferox leaf extract- provides relief to sunburned skin, helps with wound healing
Marula oil- moisturisers, suitable for dry skin, damaged and fragile hair
Mafura oil- nourishes and revitalisers your skin
Shea butter- protects and softens your skin
Beeswax- moisture-locking properties
Glycerine- reduces skin dryness and increases skin hydration
Now that we know the various benefits of the key ingredients of this product, let me share my thoughts on the actual body butter. The baobab and rooibos body butter is stored in a 220g tub with a screw on lid to ensure that the product does not spill especially if you travel with it. Rain is definitely generous with the size of the tub which meant that I was lavish whenever I applied it. Once you unscrew the lid you notice a plastic cover as an extra precaution to ensure that the product does not spill. Surprisingly the body butter does not smell like rooibos but more towards the smell of shea butter which is one of the ingredients. It is a thick creamy texture. The various power oils packed into this body butter is evident by how creamy the body butter actually feels. It applies easily and does not feel too heavy on your skin, but instead absorbs into your skin leaving a very slight glow to your skin. I enjoy lathering the product over my legs as it does not leave it greasy even though I apply a large amount. If you use this product at night, you will still notice that your skin is smooth the next morning when you step into the shower.
Despite the number of products contained in the body butter, it does not have a harsh scent. I generally enjoy using a body butter in winter as opposed to lotion. It is a season that demands a product that provides hydration and nourishment. This was the first winter that I did not reach for The Body Shop body butter. I was a bit hesitant at first but I am glad that I tried something new. I remember seeing their coconut and shea butter intense cream and I look forward to trying that soon.
The baobab and rooibos body butter can be purchased online, here, or at your nearest Rain store for R215.00 for a generous 220g tub. Remember to store it in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
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