My skin is weird. It’s normally what you would consider a combination type, with occasional clogged pores and breakouts out of nowhere, but as soon as the weather starts to change, so does my skin. I really don’t have any problems with dry feet or elbows or any other areas, but I swear, as soon as it gets cool enough that I have to wear socks, that’s where my problems begin. And you know what? I am seeing the beginning of the cycle right now, while looking at my feet which are starting to show signs of dry patches despite my hardest efforts to moisturize and exfoliate them regularly. When I accepted an opportunity to review Butter, I did not expect it to become my HG [Holy Grail] body moisturizer, but here I am sitting in my chair typing this while “buttering” up my feetsies.
ABOUT THE BRAND
The story of Ellovi began when it’s founders Kelly Winterhalter and Ryan Pamplin got fed up with conventional body moisturizers full of unnecessary chemicals, parabens and preservatives. The skin is like a gigantic sponge that soaks up a lot of things we put on it, so they decided to create a concentrated ultra-moisturizing product with some of the purest ingredients. Butter is the brand’s only product right now, but there are already plans to produce an entire line of skin treats utilizing the same idea – short ingredient list, no chemicals, purest extracts and oils, and maximum benefits for the skin.
Ellovi Butter is a raw body butter made from only six pure ingredients grown naturally around the world. What’s really special about Butter is that we don’t add water. That means it’s highly concentrated, can’t evaporate like other moisturizers, and we don’t need preservatives. Butter soaks in deep and moisturizes your skin better from the inside out. Even after washing your hands or bathing, Butter will keep your skin intensely hydrated and nourished for days.
When I first opened the jar, I caught a whiff of a warm nutty fragrance, and I thought it actually smells pretty nice for a product with no added scent. I already had a body part it mind to test it on, so I took off my socks, snapped a quick “before” picture and applied a small amount of Butter. I must admit, it sure is emollient, because I put on a tiny drop, yet I was somehow able to spread it all over my foot. As you can see from before and after pictures [sorry for the gross pics], Butter immediately improved the condition of my feet making them appear soft and moisturized. That same day I tried it as an overnight all-over body treatment, and woke up with the softest skin. Butter is a very concentrated product that keeps the skin moisturized for several days even after you wash it, and I don’t think I’ve seen a product do that before. I confirmed that claim by not using it for a couple of days, and my feet and elbows still looked nice two days later. Overall, I am very impressed with Ellovi and I can’t wait to try out other products they come up with.
Ellovi Butter is 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
$26 USD, 3.5oz. Available at Ellovi.
Macadamia nut, coconut, marula, hemp seed, shea & non-GMO corn.