17 June 2013


News Flash! 

Those of us living in Kzn will only have to wait a couple more months before we can buy this range, as a Rain store will be opening in Gateway in September...
oops I wonder if I have "let the cat out of the bag". 
(Sorry,huge grin)

On with my review, as you will know, I have become a huge fan and admirer of the Rain brand and I have yet to be disappointed with any of their products that I have tried to date. They kindly sent me a parcel full of their Biologie products recently for me to try and review, which is wonderful, but as with any products sent or offered to me "gratis' it does not guarantee a glowing review.

Biologie is an eco ethical range that has been formulated using certified botanical ingredients and the first thing I noticed was the simple looking brownish labelling and the brown bottling of this range, which immediately shouts out to me "natural". And that is exactly what this range is all about.
The Biologie products are biodegradable, environmentally friendly specialised products designed to care for hair,feet and hands.

My first confession 

Body butters  are not my favourite product and they do not rate for me personally, as a "must have".The only reason is the climate....it has nothing to do with me not liking the concept or the idea, as they are great and a life saver for many dry skins, but in the Mediterranean climate of Durban they are generally too rich and too heavy. 

{This reminds me of a customer who once returned a body butter complaining that it smelled foul on her skin. After a few probing questions, it was found to be far too heavy for her to use in February when temperatures in Durban reach 30c + and the humidity is often unbearable. The body butter was preventing the evaporation of her perspiration and was trapping the sweat between her skin and the layer of body butter and causing a body odour smell.In this particular instance she should only use this type of product in winter and use a much lighter body lotion,milk or veil in summer}

Spending the recent long weekend in the Drakensberg mountains was the perfect opportunity to put this body butter from Rain to the test. The daytime temperatures were in the low teens whilst the night time mercury plummeted to below zero.Also add to this, sitting in front of logs fires nightly and my skin was stretched to its moisture limits! Under these extreme conditions my normal body lotion would not suffice, but this body butter came into its own and my understanding of the comfort they give to a dry skin was truly realised.

My second confession 

I do not like the smell of Rooibos as in the "tea" kind of smell, so I was pleasantly surprised that the Baobab & Rooibos body butter smelled sweet, almost like a sweet brown sugar.The fragrance soon faded and you would not have problems with any "clashing" with your normal daily fragrance.
As with all body butters, some more so than others, its always better to massage and warm the butter between the hands before applying, as this makes it more emollient and therefore easier to spread over the body. 

This rich and creamy butter contains some very effective ingredients, which are high in anti oxidants,vitamins,omega oils and essential fatty acids.

Shea Butter, Organic Mongongo Nut Oil, Organic Marula Oil, Organic Kalahari Melon, Organic Mafura Butter and Organic Baobab Oil are the  "super" oils. Once combined they are responsible for softening, hydrating, soothing, moisturising, nourishing, repairing and regenerating the skin, yet at the same time leaves no oily residue behind, but rather a feeling of comfort and moisturisation to a dry parched skin. I also found it to give my skin a wonderful quenched sheen.

The Baobab & Rooibos Body Butter is deserving of this glowing review and Rain products still continue to impress me with their presentation quality, product effectiveness and most of all their price!

 Body Butter 


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