Rihanna deserves an A+ for her new Butta Drop Shimmering Whipped Body Cream ($45), which promises to give you a healthy glow throughout the Fall and Winter seasons.
For years, I’ve turned to body butters to keep my skin moisturized in the winter. Like many, I find it difficult to maintain my skin’s natural moisture in colder temperatures. Experts say that dry skin in the fall and winter is caused by the lack of moisture in the air, amongst other factors. “During the colder months, humidity levels tend to drop, and the winds become cool and crisp. This may cause dry, flaky, and occasionally irritated skin,” Natalie Aguilar, Dermatological Nurse and Celebrity Aesthetician explained to me during a quick chat.
Keeping this in mind, I celebrated the opportunity to try Fenty Skin’s new Butta Drop, which promised to delight my senses with a festive, cinnamon-inspired scent and moisturize my skin with ingredients from the skin-nourishing formula that include Kalahari Melon, Sorrel, Baobab, Sunflower, Rice Bran, Coconut Oil, and Jojoba Oil.
“I love how we updated Butta Drop with a little gold pearl shimmer and a cinnamon-inspired scent for the new season,” Rihanna shared via a press release about the newly upgraded formula of the best-selling Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream. “We all need healthy, glowing skin — especially around the holidays!”
The aroma of toasted caramel with a dash of cinnamon greeted me the second I opened the sleek refillable container. As promised, the delicious skincare experience of the sweet-smelling formula truly indulged my senses.
After a warm shower, I buttered my skin with the new product that prides itself on being inclusive of all skin types. I found that it deeply conditioned and repaired my skin without leaving the sticky finish that some other shea butter products tend to create. I also appreciated the glycerin (a humectant) in the formula, which helped to lock in moisture for long-lasting hydration. We’re talking hours of moisturization!
I loved how the moisturizer absorbed evenly, but I noticed it took a few minutes to fully absorb into my skin. I strongly suggest waiting a few minutes before getting dressed to avoid any oil stains.
The results were impressive — especially the scent. According to my friends, the body cream left me smelling like a snack, specifically a snickerdoodle cookie! As for the shimmer, the formula didn’t disappoint. The subtle gold shimmer is just enough to make me glow this holiday season.
The smooth, creamy texture of the formula felt like silk on my skin. My skin was noticeably softer after using the product consistently for a week. Rihanna, can we discuss making this limited-edition product available year-round? Just asking for a friend.
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It’s worth noting that the product packaging stays true to Fenty Skin’s commitment to sustainability, with an earth-conscious, refillable system made of recyclable materials.
You’ll want to grab this before it’s gone because for a limited time, Fenty Skin Butta Drop Shimmering Whipped Oil Body Cream ($45) is available online at FentySkin.com and Sephora.com. The body cream will be available in-store at Sephora at Kohl’s beginning Nov. 4, 2022.
From my experience, this will be the perfect item to gift yourself this holiday season!