I have never been one to moisturize skin, until it became apparent that my overflow of Bath & Body Works lotions weren’t going anywhere. With a renewed sense of vigor to clear out my makeup, skincare and body collection, I made myself put on lotion every. single. day. It wasn’t the most glamorous thing, and I had outgrown most of the scents, but I was pretty proud of myself, finishing five bottles in the latter half of 2017.
Then I discovered body butter.
I have to admit, Pistache Skincare’s Whipped Pistachio Body Butter is my first foray into body butters, so I have nothing to compare it to. However, this is has seriously converted me, because now I’m actually on the hunt for one to try next. But, as this is about the Pistache Skincare one, let’s get to it.
The first thing I noticed (other than the interesting light green color) is that it smells so decadent! If you’ve had almond milk tea before, imagine that packed into a smell and that’s this, except maybe this smells a bit sweeter, but ultimately it just makes me so excited to use it. After months of using normal lotions, it just felt like an extra luxurious step, not something else I have to do just to do.
Plus, bonus: I don’t have to wait forever for my skin to dry down before putting on clothes. It doesn’t make my skin feel greasy, unless you go heavy-handed with it.
After absorbing into your skin, the scent somewhat changes into like after you’ve blown out a candle. Not unpleasant, but definitely different than the initial scent, at least on my skin.
The texture is smooth and creamy, not too thick. It’s not as “whipped” as the name might suggest, but still feels self-indulgent. I really looked forward to using this every time after my shower. With daily use, it lasted maybe 2 1/2 months, which is longer than my standard 8 oz. lotions (usually about a month) but doesn’t seem like a very long time in the long run. Again, I’m not sure how long other body butters last, but I feel like it’s kind of a bother to repurchase this every 2 months, even at a reasonable price point of $28.
Overall, I really loved using this body butter, especially compared to the Caudalie one I’m using now (review to come) but I’m definitely going to explore other options before coming back to this one.