anyway point of this story is that i asked my soon-to-be-scottish-sister-in-law's-sister, aimee what she used on her skin. she confessed that both she and lucie had discovered baby bottom butter at the local waitrose supermarket. this they used as a night cream. she shared a jar between bs and myself and we promptly instructed the bb to bring back bottles of the stuff for his rapidly wrinkling sisters.
and here was a write up in the daily mail in january 2011
The creme de la creme of face creams... that's designed for babies' bottomsBy Sean Poulter
It was designed to protect babies bottoms, keeping them smooth, free from infection and sores, but it has become an anti-aging phenomenon. Baby Bottom Butter, which is priced at just £2.54, has become the top selling skincare product for people of all ages, particularly women, at Waitrose.
The pots now out-sell every skin cream, moisturiser and anti-ageing lotion sold at the chain. Waitrose's Baby Bottom Butter is now being used by women as a face cream and is currently the company's number one skincare product.
This means they are even more popular with the supermarket’s shoppers than beauty brands at four or five times the price, which are sold to help women hold back their wrinkles. The Baby Bottom Butter’s surprise position as Waitrose’s number one skincare product comes nearly three years after it achieved cult status thanks to glowing reviews on parenting websites.
Mothers across Britain praised the budget butter for making their own faces feel soft and youthful, triggering a surge in demand that saw Waitrose sell a 14-year supply of the own-brand baby product in the space of just 12 months.
One contributor to parenting website, mumsnet.com, wrote: 'I can't even remember what made me put it on my face one day but OMG - it is fab.
'I have been using it constantly for two weeks now and my skin now has the smoothest texture, which I don't think it's had since prepubescence.
The £2.54 tubs of the Baby Bottom Butter bear the slogan: ‘Naturally pure for relaxed and pampered babies’. It is a camomile-scented blend of olive oil and gentle lavender essential oil that is believed to nourish the skin and help protect against irritation. Baby Bottom Butter was launched at Waitrose in 2005 following the supermarket’s decision to remove parabens, petrochemicals and colours from its own-label baby toiletries. The sales success has continued despite some scepticism from beauty industy experts.
Waitrose Babycare Buyer Gemma Wright said: 'This butter for babies’ bottoms has become the top choice for mums who also love using it on their own faces. 'Its consistent popularity and affordable price tag have proved this product is no fad – in fact it now out-sells every body and face cream that
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1348125/Baby-Bottom-Butter-creme-la-creme-face-creams.html#ixzz1LwXj3iVq
friend lesley went over on holiday earlier this year and as i was getting worried that i was now down to my last 3 bottles, i asked her to see if she could get her hands on some. she came back with the most divine coconut massage oil for babies in the same jar
but reported that the baby bum butter was out of stock. it is also great but does not feel as nourishing as the bum butter.
then an announcement from waitrose:-
"We are currently experiencing some supply issues with Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter because of the recent increase in demand. I can confirm that the product will be available again shortly.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused in the meantime."
so please don't say i never tell you any secrets. those of you with family in the uk ask them to buy you an early birthday present. aimee, perhaps there is a business opportunity here for you?
please don't miss me too much tomorrow. the skin wrinkles, the bits and bobs sag and bloomin hell the teeth also start disintegrating. last year i had a run of root canal treatments. i was told that this affects the blood supply to the teeth so they do become brittle. well one year down the line a tooth has fractured. would have been fine to remove it if it was not just two doors away from a front tooth. so heading off for an implant. not a cheap exercise and holding thumbs the hospital plan will pick up some of the tab. will keep you posted. but for now a picture.............