When Kelly, the founder of Ellovi, contacted me to see if I was interested in reviewing Ellovi Body Butter, I was stoked. Not too long ago, I won an Ellovi gift card. On the day my order arrived, we were headed to a birthday party and had no time to shop…so, somewhat reluctantly, I gifted the raw, handmade butter. Though I’m always thrilled to share high-quality, cruelty-free products with others, I was really looking forward to trying it out for myself. A few days later, I heard from Kelly — her timing was perfect!
What we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in them, and that’s one of the reasons I love Ellovi. Ellovi was founded “to disrupt a beauty industry ruled by products laden with artificial ingredients and cheap fillers.” In a country that allows hundreds of questionable ingredients in beauty products — for example, only 10 ingredients are banned in the US, compared to over 1,000 in Europe — Ellovi is a breath of fresh air.
In addition to being vegan, Ellovi takes a firm stance against synthetic chemicals, parabens, preservatives, fillers and secret ingredients. In fact, Butter has only a few ingredients, all of which are recognizable: macadamia ternifolia seed oil (macadamia nut), cocos nucifera oil (coconut), cannabis sativa seed oil (hemp), corn starch and butyrospermum (shea). Don’t you love that!?
But how does it work? Amazingly well!
Many lotions and butters contain water, which can leave your skin feeling dry once it evaporates (not to mention that water necessitates preservatives). Not with Butter! The concentrated formula goes on lightly — no greasiness or stickiness — and helps to lock in moisture. It has a light and clean scent, mostly from the shea. Plus, it spreads easily and quickly melts into your skin, so a little goes a long way.
I really don’t have any criticisms — the packaging is sturdy and cute, the butter is fantastic, both of my orders were shipped almost immediately and, to boot, the folks at Ellovi are just plain nice.
I think you’ll love Ellovi Body Butter just as much as I do. Ellovi has generously offered to give away one jar and three $10 gift cards — that means there will be four lucky winners! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter box below (if you’re reading this via email or an RSS reader, you may need to click through to the site). Can’t wait? I don’t blame you! You can order directly from Ellovi here.
Contest ends November 15, 2013, at 12:00 am CST. The winners will be selected at random and will be notified via email. This post will also be updated to announce the winners. If any winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Contest is open to residents of the US only. This giveaway is sponsored by Ellovi. I was provided with the products to review, but my opinions are completely my own.