Okay, I'm excited to post about these! I've been taking these to work and letting the girls I work with try them to get more opinions on these as well. The company had provided me with the original and the sensitive skin version for review. You can find their shop here at https://savannahbee.com/ as well as their shop on amazon here at http://www.amazon.com/The-Savannah-Bee-Company
If you sign up for their emails on their store website, you get 10% off of a purchase which is pretty nifty.
These are the Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butters in the Original Formula and the Sensitive Skin Formula. They retail for $24.70 for the full sized jars which are 6.7 oz/190g of product (That's quite a lot!) and these pictured below are the "mini" sized products which retail for $12.90 each for 1.65 oz/48g of product, which is the PERFECT size!
The packaging is sleek and unique. They come in little boxes with a hinged lid.
They have a silver embossed lid with the brand logo. On the inside of the box's lid, it reads:
The most precious product of the hive, Royal Jelly is a "Cinderella" substance that turns a worker bee into a Queen...and allows her to live 40 times longer than the average bee as a result! Replete with a multitude of vitamins, proteins, lipids and sugars, this amazing natural substance is known for it's nourishing and deep moisturizing properties--as well as it's ability to promote skin's elasticity and smooth appearance.
Seriously, these would make AMAZING gifts for Mothers, Sisters, Friends, Teachers, etc.
You get a pretty heavy glass jar of product. The weight is 1.65 oz/48 grams, which is the "mini" size. These are pretty large for being called "mini," to be honest. It's not often that I find beauty products that come in actual glass jars, so this company get's an A++ for packaging! It's cute, practical, reusable and sturdy.
As soon as you unscrew the jar of the original one, you get a wonderful whiff of a sweet aroma. It's sweet like candy (I imagine it's because of the sugar) and it smells amazing. Everyone who has used it has commented on how great it smells! After a few minutes this smell fades to light, faint, comforting scent, which is not overpowering whatsoever. With the Sensitive Skin Body Butter, there's hardly a scent at all.
When you apply the products to the skin, they have a medium thickness (which is awesome because it coats evenly and well without running) that actually absorbs fairly quickly. It left my hands matte yet hydrated, but without a silicone/greasy feeling. It's hard to describe--I haven't tried a product like this before...my hands stayed incredibly soft for over 4 hours after application. I applied it twice during my work shift. I use less than the amount you see pictured here on my hand...and it does the job. I wanted to get a pretty good picture of the consistency for you guys, so I kinda gooped a bit on my hand, lol. It reminds me a bit of an emulsion cream without the greasy feeling.
What I really enjoyed the most was the fact that even though my hands felt moisturized and I had applied lotion to them, I had no slip and no problems while typing during my shift! My hands looked and felt supple and soft without the standard "I just applied lotion now I can't type for crap" feeling. That's huge in my book since I type all day at work. I had no problem using my mouse, and I was able to grip anything and everything I needed. Since Royal Jelly is an anti-aging product, I think I'm even more excited to use this daily. I do a lot with my hands, and I'm noticing a few small wrinkles which have appeared on my hands over the past 2 years.
This product was a HUGE hit with about 10 of us gals at work. A few of them were even asking day after day if I brought them in, ha ha ha!
Would I repurchase?
Without a doubt. I used to love The Body Shop and Bath & Body Works, but this product kind of pairs my fave things about both brands such as: I love the BBW scents, but I hate how runny their lotion can be and how much the scent fades...not really worth their prices in my honest opinion. With this product, the scent does fade, but I can still smell it for HOURS, and it moisturizes without leaving me greasy. A little bit goes a long way, AND it has anti-aging ingredients...that's a HUGE win with me. With The Body Shop, I absolutely love their products, but their lotion leaves me greasy, and I have to reapply it quite often. For the price point of TBS, it's not as price efficient for me unless they are having a sale, and even then, most of their products do not smell as delicious as this. With this Body Butter, the scent is there even if it's light, any time I have my hands in front of my face I can smell it...and my hands are not left with a greasy feeling.