Over the course of the last few years, I have stopped feeling comfortable using too many chemicals on my skin, and while I am not going to overhaul everything at once and throw out all of my products, I have been switching my favourites to natural alternatives when I run out.
Body butter used to be one of those things I was given as a gift that sat in a ‘to be used’ space in the bathroom, until I realised the benefits of moisturising my body often. I have finally used all of my body butters (I’m hoping someone relates to the sheer amount that can be collected over the years!), so it was time to try something new.
My skin is naturally quite dry, so it’s important to hydrate and moisturise. Do I look after it properly? Of course not! But I’m trying, and a review is a good motivator to get me using something consistently, as I want to provide you with honest details.
What’s so good about So Sona Body Butter?
The So Sona (sosonaskin.com/teaisfortina) body butter is vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and packed with natural goodness. Because of the natural ingredients, it’s suitable for all ages.
When reading reviews, I noticed so many people claim that this helped their eczema, but I can’t give an opinion on that. In the About Us section, the creator also talks about developing the products to help with psoriasis.
I have been using the Evergreen body butter. It contains oat oil, which I’ve never seen before, meaning that with use you can exfoliate while also creating that moisturising barrier.
This body butter promises to:
- Provide instant hydration
- Remove dead skin cells whilst providing a protective barrier
- Nourish and soothe dry, flaky and itchy skin
- Contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
Here’s a quick summary of the top ingredients and their key benefits (taken from the So Sona website):
- Avocado Oil: nourishing, aiding the addition of a protective barrier to the skin
- Broccoli Oil: easily absorbed, refreshing and adding a soft and supple finish to the skin
- Oat Oil: a natural exfoliator with anti-aging properties
- Chamomile Oil: soothes irritation and enhances the relaxing scent of the body butter
- Coconut Oil: enhancing the silky texture of the body butter
- Rose Hip Oil: a natural exfoliator which prevents dullness and locks hydration into the skin
Using the So Sona Body Butter
Firstly, I’d like to take a moment to appreciate the beautiful cupcake style swirl of the product – look at it! So fancy! I had to ruin the swirl and scooped some butter with my fingers then went to spread, and this body butter is different to any other I’ve tried. Body butter is always thicker than lotion, but this was really thick with a grainy texture.
I was worried it would be too much of an exfoliator and not moisturise as I wanted due to the texture from the oats, but my skin felt really smooth after use each time, and I didn’t get that oily look you get with some others. It was dry to the touch almost instantly, but still dewy and healthy looking.
The scent is so fresh and natural. I don’t know how to describe it, but when you read broccoli and avocado, you don’t imagine the combination being something you’d like to wear! It has a lovely fragrance, but not overpowering – perfect for night time relaxation before bed.
Is it worth it?
My body is super soft, and it definitely gave me a glow! A little goes a long way and it definitely feels and looks more high end than others I regularly use. This means it would make a great gift too, as it also comes in nice packaging.
It’s a bit more pricey than most others I’ve bought previously, but it’s not the most expensive either. Note that this is compared with standard body butter and not natural ingredients ones. It’s £25 for 100ml, whereas other well-known butters come in at around £9.75 per 100ml. However, I trust the ingredients, believe its likely better on sensitive skin and for skin issues, and think the exfoliation offers something different, so it’s more of a 2 in 1 product. You can also get it for £19.99 on a subscribe and save scheme.
It depends what you value when it comes to products, and personally, I much prefer products where I know what everything on the ingredients list is. I love that this has been created naturally and it is one of the best products I’ve found so far in my quest to switch to chemical-free products.
You can try it for even less with my 15% off discount code: TEAISFORTINA
This sample pack is an ideal introduction to the body butters but I also love the look of this self-care gift set with a candle, soap, and butter.
Will you be trying this? Have you tried any natural products that have changed the game for you or your skin? Please share below so I can try those too!
Disclaimer: I was gifted this body butter for review, but as always, all opinions are my own and I will always be honest – both a gift and a curse!