In 2011, Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter got major attention, making two "Best of 2011" lists -- Redbook magazine and TotalBeauty.com. Both the scent and the quick absorption are touted. This high-end boutique brand cream is difficult to find and, according to user reviews, might not be worth the hunt. User reviews reveal that the scent isn't for everyone, though it's okay. The biggest positive is its texture -- the richness of body butter with a light whipped consistency. While reviews are consistently positive, there is no evidence that this product merits the higher price tag; users and professional reviewers alike have professed themselves equally pleased with drugstore brands.
Redbook magazine's 2011's Most Valuable Products proves to be the more helpful of the two reviews, providing more details and offering greater transparency about their selection process. (The magazine lists all professionals who were involved in selections and includes their qualifications.) TotalBeauty.com editors also included Kiehl's in their annual awards list, naming it the best oil/cream. Unlike Redbook, it is difficult to tell how TotalBeauty.com editors made their selections, though editors' picks (as opposed to users' picks) are called "Rising Star Editor's Picks," which suggests that only relatively new products are considered. Few user reviews are available online for Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter. Regardless, the handful of reviews that are available from Nordstrom.com are positive.
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Editors of Redbook magazine list the top beauty products of 2011, according to a large panel of experts. Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter is named the best moisturizer. Unlike many other magazines' "best" lists, Redbook lists all of their testers with credentials and provides details of the process they used to test. One reviewer says that the product absorbed quickly and she loved the scent.
Review: 2011's Most Valuable Products, Gina Way, April 2011
Editors of TotalBeauty.com compile this list of top face, body, makeup and hair products annually. In 2011, the editors named Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter a "Rising Star Editors' Pick." It is not clear how editors make their picks, but they say that it softens skin for hours and the scent is just right.
Review: 2011 TotalBeauty.com Awards: Face & Body, Editors of TotalBeauty.com
Few user reviews of Kiehl's products are available online, however a handful of buyers on Nordstrom.com provide reviews. All five reviews are generally positive, with only one complaint that the scent "is definitely not for everyone." This buyer also finds the product heavier than preferred personally. The others, however, are pleased with the product, praising its richness.
Review: Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter, Contributors to Nordstrom.com