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100% Pure Cocoa Kona Coffee Body Butter- reader reviewed and rejected

Is a Solution for:
Dry Skin
Reviewed by TIA Community Member October 14, 2012 1 Comment
Reviewed by Denise

I was excited to try this body butter because it has so many natural ingredients. I am a 56-year-old female with dry skin. When I first opened the container, I encountered a pleasant aroma and to this day, I swing back and forth between what exactly I smell. Part cocoa? A little coffee? A bit buttery? Whatever it is, it is very pleasing to the sense of smell. There are no chemicals and it is truly 100% pure. I decided to perform a little test of my own by applying it to my arms and one leg… yes, one leg. On the other leg, I used another moisturizer or sometimes none at all.

Unfortunately, the most disappointing experience with this product was applying it. It has a consistency similar to a very hard block of butter straight out of a cold refrigerator. I could not grab it very well with my fingertips and found that I had to use the back of my nails to scoop it from its container.

Applying it to my legs and arms was also difficult as I would have to place a bit on my skin and try to spread it – I felt this to be a bit rough of a manner for a body butter. After finally applying it, I noticed that it really did not seem to absorb and just remained on my skin. If I sat on my computer chair and placed my arms on the rests, it would leave residue (appearing like oil or grease). So then I applied the body butter only at nighttime to avoid leaving residue on my furniture.

I feel that this product is just average in moisturizing abilities. In my opinion, it is a chore to apply and it transfers because it does not seem to penetrate the skin. For a product that has everything right as far as ingredients and safety are concerned, I have to admit that this body butter was a disappointment.

Ingredients: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa)Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Persca Gratissima Oil (Avocado Butter), Extracts of Theobroma Cacao (Chocolate Absolute), Corylys Avellana Seed (Hazelnut) Oil and Organic Coffee Kona (Green Coffee)1, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Extracts of Organic CAmelia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea)2, Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula), Opuntia Tuna Fruit (Prickly Pear), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Euterpe Oleracea Fruit (Acai Berry), Lycium Barbarum Fruit (Goji Berry), Morinda Citrifolia Fruit (Noni), Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui Berry), Sambucus Canadensis (Elderberry), Rubus Fruticosus Fruit (Blackberry), Organic Rubus Idaeus Fruit (Raspberry)3 and Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed

1 certified organic by Hawaiian Farmers Association
2 certified organic by USDA
3 certified organic by QAI
  • October 15, 2012

    by jc

    did you ever try scooping some out then warming it by briskly rubbing it between your hands to warm and liquefy the product somewhat? by attempting to smear a block or chunk of a product on your skin you're not going to get very far. products labeled butter should be VERY thick and require the warming between the hands.

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