This week we’ve been trying a sample of J.R. Watkins Apricot & Pequi Oil Body Butter. Pequi oil, for those of you not familiar is extracted from the seeds of the Caryocar brasiliense plant which is native to Brazil.
The most notable difference about this formula, in our technical opinion, is that the primary moisturizers are Shea butter and some other natural oils rather than petrolatum or dimethicone. This gives the product a unique luxurious feel (although we suspect it may also impact its ability to moisturize.)
At $11.99 for 6 ounces it’s not cheap but it might pique your interest (or should I say pequi your interest) if you’re in the mood to try a new moisturizer.
J.R. Watkins Body Butter Ingredients
Water, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, cetearyl alcohol, Macadamia ternifolia seed oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, fragrance, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, Caryocar brasiliense (pequi) fruit oil, Orbignya oleifera seed oil, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, phenoxyethanol, sodium behenoyl lactylate, beeswax, allantoin, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, glycerin, Calendula officinalis flower extract, Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, Tilia cordata flower extract, Centaurea cyanus flower extract, Anthemis nobilis flower extract, Hypericum perforatum extract, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, citric acid, sodium hydroxide.
Even though the Beauty Brains don’t do traditional reviews, from time to time we like to share new products that we’re trying. We want you to know that we received free samples in exchange for a mention on our blog and that we’re not necessarily recommending you buy anything. We’re just sharing new product news; please do your own research before you buy.