I picked this up on a whim a couple weeks ago from Escents Aromatherapy on Main. I have a very minor case of eczema on my upper arms (I have many patches of extremely dry, itchy and, literally, scaly looking skin). My doctor prescribed a cream he deemed very strong and would solve the problem, but it didn't work at all for me. The results were the same as when I had been using regular body lotion. I've tried a few products from Kiehl's, The Body Shop Body Butter (which I love for using on my body), good old Vaseline, Nivea, but none of them were able to moisten my dry spots.
Well, I am now dry-free and wonderfully moisturized after using Escents Moisturising Butter (Eczema Care). This product is also available as a Skin Repair Moisturizing Butter, which I have yet to try but has rave reviews! Escents products are proudly manufactured in British Columbia (hooray) and strive to be "born from nature". The ingredients in my moisturizing butter totally makes my skin hungry: Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Blend of Pure Essential Oils, Vitamin E oil and Carrot Oil ♥
The texture of this butter took me by surprise as it is definitely not lotion-creamy. It's almost like an oily and grainy spread. The grains slowly melt into your skin as you apply it. It's a bit on the oily side and takes a bit of time to dry, but I don't find it messy. It doesn't smell bad, but to me it doesn't smell good either. It's the smell of...well a mix of essential oils! Some might love the smell, while for others it might take a bit of getting used to - but all in all it does not smell bad.
This is what it looks like straight out of its container. It kind of grossed me out at first.
After a bit of rubbing and smoothing into my skin the little "grains" begin to melt.
Ta-da! Now you see nothing - just happy, moisturized skin ♥
The instructions indicate to apply up to 4 times daily - I actually apply just once straight out of the shower and after 4 days I was already seeing a difference in my skin. I'm thinking because it's a thicker oily butter it is able to penetrate and sink into my skin better than a lotion or cream. It's a bit on the pricey side, almost $20 for less than half the size of a regular Body Shop body butter. But because I use it for spot treatment (and I'm guessing others would too) it'll last a long time. Don't forget - a little bit goes a long way.
For all you out there with dry skin or minor eczema like me - you should visit an Escents and try the Moisturizing Butter (for eczema care or skin repair)! I definitely recommend it ♥