10 September 2013

Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter Review


Product Name: Pacifica Body Butter
Price: $7.00 for 2.5oz ($2.80 per ounce), or $15.00 for 8oz ($1.88 per ounce)
Where to Buy: Various Retailers
Main Moisturizing Ingredients: Vitamin E, Safflower Oil, Almond Oil, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Arnica, Chamomile, Cucumber
Available Fragrances: 14 different fragrances are available depending on size.
Additional Details: Pacifica products are 100% vegan and are not tested on animals. They are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, peanut oil, and artificial colors.

First Impression: The scent I purchased was "Indian Coconut Nectar" and it smells completely divine to a coconut lover like myself. The packaging is gorgeous and looks high end and pretty to keep on your bedside table or in your purse.

Absorption Rate: The cream took approximately two minutes and forty seconds to rub into my hands, and felt completely absorbed within four minutes.

The product has a creamy texture without being thick, and leaves my hands feeling soft and refreshed. I found myself reaching for the tube whenever I was waiting in the car or on a longer car ride, being that it takes a few minutes to work into your hands. Despite the long absorption time it feels very pampering and I liked that little "me" moment in my day.  I didn't particularly like this product for my night routine; It was lacking for overnight moisture that lasted. As for the fragrance.. it was light enough to not be overwhelming or alert a crowd that you're using a scented product, but concentrated enough to where your hands still smell summery and like coconuts on closer inspection. I personally own another Pacifica Body Butter in "Hawaiian Ruby Guava" in the larger 8oz size and whenever I use it as a body lotion I really love how long my skin stays moisturized. In the grand scheme of things I think this product performs better as a daily body moisturizer than as a hand cream, since your hands tend to lose moisture faster than your body due to washing your hands or just using your hands more in general.

Purchase or Pass?: I picked this product up at T.J. Maxx in the smaller 2.5oz size for $3.99 which I considered to be a steal. If you're fond of Pacifica products or just love a great smelling hand lotion that does a good job of moisturizing on the go, I'd recommend checking some of these scents out in store. If you can snag a tube for a discounted price I would definitely suggest you pick it up! But if you're looking for a hand cream that will absorb very quickly without any greasy feeling, or an overnight hand cream, you should probably skip this one.

What do you think of this product? Is it something you've tried or are interested in trying? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!

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