I have super dry skin, and I find that a lot of pregnancy-geared products do the best job at locking in moisture.
The belly butter starts as your typical shea butter texture, but warms quickly into a sort of creamy oil, without feelung like an oil on the skin. It is a wonderful, protective layer that locks in hydration overnight. I apply immediately after a shower.
I was under the impression it is like a rich lotion ( think body butter), but no, this is like solid butter. It melts into oil once you keep it between your palms for little bit. It is very moisturizing and I like the essential oil scent. It is very time consuming to apply though.
I used it on my [dry] hands first to test it out and my hands sucked it up! My hands got soft and my skin glows! I suffer from extremely dry skin and this is amazing! The smell can be off putting for those not used to natural products. It really just smells like herbs. I love it!
I bought this bc I’m pregnant & read great reviews. Unfortunately, the moment I put this on I couldn’t stand it. The smell is very strong & it didn’t really fade away. It’s kind of an herbaceous, spicy smell, not for me. Also when I got it, it was extremely hot so it was melted which is fine but once it solidified again it was very crystallized. I asked for a return & Valentia sent me a refund. Instead I bought the vitamin e oil & jojoba oil as I normally do & use for my belly. Best thing is it works great & there is no weird smell.
Just got my second jar last week. Love the herbal scent and texture of the belly butter!!