Luxurious Healing Body Butter
I was gifted Intensive Repair Daily Body Butter by Josie Maran in exchange for my honest review. It is an Intensive Daily Repair Body Butter powered by plants. The texture is a luxurious air whipped body butter made from these key ingredients... colloidal oatmeal - provides intensely soothing relief for eczema patches &itchy and irritated skin shea butter - which softens and conditions skin with vitamin E and fatty acids argan oil - to lock in moisture and feed skin with antioxidants, omega fatty acids, and vitamin E for healthy and nourished skin aloe - which delivers soothing antioxidant protection These ingredients support a healthy microbiome while relieving dryness, irritation and itching. It is truly fragrance free and has no scent. It is also free from steroids, parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, mineral oil, cortisones, petroleum, and harsh synthetic ingredients. The jarred container seems to be mostly made of glass and is recyclable. It is a lovely pale blue color. This product is very moisturizing and hydrating. It absorbs quickly and thoroughly without leaving my skin feeling tacky or sticky. My skin feels so soft and smooth. I love it. It has been great for my very dry wintertime skin. I had a couple patches of very dry skin and this body butter has helped them to heal. The product feels very high-end. It has a higher price point than I would prefer, but I really do love the product and highly recommend it. 5/5 stars
Good as a body butter or hand cream but does not help eczema
My family (mom, grandma, myself, my husband) all use and swear by Josie Maran products (faves: whipped face butter, Argan Reserve oil, SkinDope Argan+CBD oil, whipped body butter). Josie kindly sent me a sample of this body butter to try because my husband and I both have eczema. Unfortunately, it did not help our eczema. My husband's eczema is on his fingers, so at my request (for science!) he stopped using his regular hand cream and used only this cream for about 10 days. During that time his eczema got worse, so he had to discontinue use of this product. My eczema is less severe than his, but each time I applied this cream to my eczema patches I felt a burning/stinging sensation, and the eczema did not improve. So while I cannot recommend this body butter for treating eczema, I do REALLY like it as a body butter and hand cream! It is thicker and absorbs more quickly than Josie's regular body butter, and does a great job at keeping my skin moisturized in the extremely dry Arizona air. My favorite use for it is as a hand cream though! I own (and use) Josie's whipped hand cream as well as the Intensive Creamy Oil, but this body butter is my new favorite hand product! I use it on its own as a quick-drying hand cream during the day, and at bedtime I apply a layer of this, let it absorb, then apply a layer of Intensive Creamy Oil over top. After months of dry, cracked knuckles, my hands are finally healed, and I wake up every morning with super soft hands. I currently have metric tons of Josie's regular body butter (I always stock up during sales), but once it is gone, I may very well switch to this.
I love this product!!
I have had dry skin for the past five years. I've tried everything and it still looked crepey and dry. I decided to try the cream for eczema hoping it would work better then regular body lotions. The first time I used it I was hooked!
But it now! I've been using for 6 months. I will be buying more. I am obsessed. It feels so soft and stays smooth all day. A little goes a long way.
An essential item for eczema sufferers
I was diagnosed with face and body eczema several years ago. Since then, I have struggled to find products that actually are safe and therapeutic for this condition. I don't think most manufacturers even understand what eczema is and how to help calm it. I tried this body cream as a preventative measure for my body eczema, which always gets worse in this terrible summer heat. In a nutshell, it's been a wonderful surprise. JM's products are hit-and-miss for me, but this one's a keeper. The packaging is high-quality, weighty, and worthy of my bathroom counter. The cream itself is thick and rich, its moisturizing lasts over a day - still on when you shower again, and doesn't sting areas when applied after shaving. It has kept my body acne symptoms at bay. I wish there was a version for the face - especially the eyelids. In all, a great product. I'm grateful for it.
Luxurious body lotion
After a shower on top of the body milk base I use this moisturizing cream.
Very soothing body butter for my eczema, however, I find that the other whipped argan oil body butters moisturize my skin more. This butter immediately soaks into my skin but I feel that Josie Maran's other body butters last longer on me.