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Cocoa Butter Body Scrub
I use Body shop products quite a lot and tend to be mindful of buying it when it is on offer, however I am guaranteed to receive Body Shop products as Christmas presents too as I think my family and friends see it as a safe bet! It is always nice to receive some, especially as some of the time I will open a well-loved favourite and other times it will be something that I have been meaning to try or not even considered. This year one of the products I was eager to open and use straight away was the Cocoa Butter Body Scrub.
Presented in a clear plastic round tub featuring a brown screw top lid with a picture of cocoa nuts on the top label. The information label informs the consumer what the contents are and that the product should: 'Remove dead skin cells - Stimulate skin microcirculation - Leave skin feeling super-soft - Sweet Cocoa Butter Scent'
To Use: 'Use in the bath or shower, apply to damp skin in a circular motion, then rinse thoroughly'.
The fragrance is a sweet aroma that is very pleasant and reminds me of the Avon Shea Butter products that I have used. Slightly nutty (or am I imagining it?). Having only used refined Cocoa butter myself I am not sure how the Cocoa Butter should smell because the refining process removes the fragrance. However, I can vouch that this fragrance is scrummy and sweet!
The scrub is a beige coloured thick cream featuring small brown grains. Until you rub it between your fingers it looks like a speckled body butter.
How I used it:
I scooped a little about the size of a dessertspoon out with my fingers and did indeed apply using circular motions to my skin. The smell intensifies with the warmth of the shower and adds to the lovely experience. I pay special attention to my elbows and feet and once I have rinsed off I noticed my skin felt tingly fresh and soft at the same time. I dried myself on getting out of the shower and applied the Body Shop Body Butter to compliment the scrub and found it a lovely pampering experience. I would say the scrub is gentle enough to be kind to my skin, yet it does have a nice exfoliating effect.
Quite a lot is required to exfoliate the whole body, meaning that a tub lasted me just three showers.
Price & Availability:
Available from the Body shop in-store and on-line. The usual price is £12.50 for 200ml, which is quite a lot, but it is a good product and I will be looking out for it on offer as The Body Shop do have various offers on different products on a regular basis, so suggest if the price seems prohibitive you do the same or put it on your Christmas list!
I highly recommend this scrub for gentle exfoliation and regular use, it really does live up to its claims to the best of my knowledge and is lovely to use. I would expect it to suit most skin types and the fragrance being sweet but not floral means it is great for men too.
I will definitely buy - hopefully on offer as at £12.50 I have to think twice.
4/5 due to slight value for money concern
I always receive Body Shop stuff for christmas this last one gone was no exception. Amongst other random things I was lucky enough to be given a 200ml tub of Cocoa Butter Body scrub.
The 200ml scrub costs £12.50, it sounds expensive but The Body Shop have promotions and offers on frequently these days. Known for including natural ingredients, Fair Trade ethics and animal rights I'd expect to pay a bit more- besides these tubs last ages.
This scrub comes in a clear plastic round tub with a brown screw top lid and a picture of a squashed (I think) cocoa nut on the top. The picture above has been updated and looks slightly different. It tells us on the side that it's 'cocoa butter cream body scrub' and that's about it. All the information you need is on the underneath label and on their website- looking on their website the ingredients list is long.....I won't write it here but I will say water is first and hair conditioner is third.... This product contains real cocoa butter and is designed to:
'Remove dead skin cells
Stimulate skin microcirculation
Leave skin feeling super-soft
Sweet cocoa butter scent'
I'd agree with those claims
The scrub is creamy and beige in colour with loads of tiny brown grainy bits in it. It's smells good enough to eat, sweet and nutty with a milky scent. It's got a nice thick consistency too.
Instructions say to 'Use in the bath or shower, apply to damp skin in a circular motion, then rinse thoroughly' so I do. I really don't need much of this for a good cover just a couple of scoops. The nature of the tub is awkward to use in the shower, I have to be mindful with it.
During application the scrub has plenty of exfoliant but it's not too harsh and it doesn't hurt or scratch- it doesn't irritate at all. It's a gentle scrub that's left really good results. My skin feels silky soft and smooth with no dryness. This is way more effective than the body polish that comes in a tube, that's not much use as an exfoliator (unless used with an exfoliator glove), this however is.
I would recommend this scrub for a gentle exfoliation that gives a deep clean and brightens up the skin.
5 stars from me
So, a set of three body shop scrubs were mine, albeit in small jars. Included was a 50ml pot of Cocoa Butter body scrub.
What is it?
This is a scrub with cocoa butter to moisturise very dry skin. You just rub it in to the skin to exfoliate and enjoy a long lasting moisturiser as a kind of double whammy product.
My first impressions were on the packaging being very cute, a small plastic tub with a brown screw top lid which looked very nice. Upon opening I was hit with a sweet chocolate buttery smell, very appealing! It looks a bit like a thick oreo cookie milkshake if you've ever seen one of them. Quite creamy with dark bits in it.
On my first use of this I realised it was a very gentle scrub with perhaps more of a focus on the moisturising side. I am more used to sugar scrubs, or even shell based scrubs which give a much more intense exfoliating experience. The smell was great though and definitely lingered on the skin.
I prefer to use this in the shower as you do need to rinse of the product once you've rubbed it in to the skin. Due to the creamy nature of the product it will cling to the sides of the bath so it's best to do the vertical version of it in the shower I think. I was a little disappointed with the exfoliating results yet delighted with the moisturising properties, although I do think I prefer an oil based scrub rather than a cream based one but I'm sure there are many on the other side of the fence so it's just a personal preference really.
The Body Shop website list this at £12.50 but that is for a larger size than the one I own at 200ml. I think this is OK value for money but probably best when you have a voucher or an offer that reduces the unit price.
I do recommend chocolate lovers try this, especially if you're currently nil by mouth in that respect and trying to be good. It has a gorgeous sweet smell to it and definitely feels like a luxurious pampering product. I have tried a few other Body Shop scrubs and found them to be OK but this one is definitely the one that smells best in my opinion. Handy that it also moisturises and has long lasting effect so you can skip rubbing in cream after your shower. I would probably buy this again in the future but I have a few scrubs to get through first that came in Christmas sets.
I have always liked Body Shop products since my school days when my friends and I always used to end up getting each other birthday and Christmas presents from there. Every now and again I still like to treat myself to some Body Shop products as I find they are good quality but not too pricey, especially as they often have deals on. Body Shop also uses a lot of natural products and prides itself on good ethics, which I also appreciate.
I bought the smaller 50 ml pot of this scrub some time before Christmas. I think I got it during a 3 for 2 offer - I know I definitely got it on some sort of deal. Full price is £12.50 for a 200 ml pot. The smaller 50 ml is normally available in store but is currently not on the website. As far as I remember, the full price of the small one is about £5. Also don't forget you can get at least 10% discount with the Love Your Body card.
The scrub comes in a sturdy clear plastic pot with a chunky screw top lid. The packaging is simple but attractive and has a typical Body Shop style to it, as you can see from the picture. Inside, the scrub is quite creamy in texture but has a lot of thick exfoliating granules in it. I hate it when a so called "scrub" hardly has any scrubbing particles to it and they are too sparsely spread throughout the product, so I am pleased to say that was not the case here and it is a properly "scrubby" scrub, just how I like them to be!
The scrub is cocoa butter scented and smells gorgeous, really rich and quite sweet. It reminds me of a bit of a nice homebaked chocolate cake smell! I scoop a bit out and rub it all over, mainly on my arms and legs. It feels quite rough when you rub it in, but personally I really like that! The grains are fairly large and coarse, feeling a bit like grains of sand in texture. It is a creamy scrub, so also has a bit of moisturisation to it as well as the scrubbing grains, as it is intended for very dry skin. I don't have particularly dry skin but I still like it, so I think it is fine for most skin types really. As it is quite a rough scrub it feels really envigorating and makes you feel like it has really done something! When I wash it off, I can feel my skin so much smoother already, so it is definitely effective.
I really like this scrub and I would definitely get it again if I see it on offer. I would also try the offer versions as there are lots of different scents available in the Body Shop.
***THE BODY SHOP SCRUBS***
The Body Shop stock a large range of different scrub's for all body types. Their range of scrubs contains different ingredients such as salt, sugar, almond's and ground rice. The scrubs come in many different scents such as Strawberry, Cocoa Butter, Lemon, Mango, Coconut and more. The price of the body scrubs can vary depending on the time of year as they bring special scrubs out for Christmas. It's important to use a body scrub as this helps to get rid or dry/dead skin skin's to reveal brighter, younger looking skin. Skin will also feel softer and smoother when using a moisturiser after using a scrub in the shower. Using a body scrub is especially good if you apply fake tan as it will help your tan look less patchy and streaky.
The scrub comes in a round plastic tub which has a screw lid. The bottom half of the pot is a cloudy clear colour and you can see the colour of the scrub through the pot. The screw lid is a dark shade of brown and had a picture of cocoa beans on the label. On the bottom of the pot you will find information about the scrub such as ingredients and how to use the product. On the lid the product states that this is suitable for dry/very dry skin. The scrub itself aims to remove dead skin cells for brighter, glowing skin. It also leaves skin feeling soft and has the light scent of cocoa butter within the scrub. The product contains 4 key ingredients which are the following:
* Community Fair Trade Soya Oil - Helps to make skin glow
* Community Fair Trade Cocoa Butter - Is a fantastic moisturiser, especially for dry skin conditions such as eczema
* Almond - Nourishes and Firms the Skin
* Ground Rice - This is a fantastic Exfoliant
When I opened the lid of the scrub there was a lovely, light scent of cocoa butter which wasn't too over-powering. The scrub itself is a dark beige colour and you can see darker brown bits within the scrub itself which are small like grains of sand which must be the almond and ground rice. The scrub itself doesn't look like it would be too harsh on your skin. I know some scrubs I have tried before have left my skin red and sometimes a little sore. This scrub looks quite gentle, how-ever I would find out how good this scrub really was shortly.
I got this within a Cocoa Butter gift set, how-ever you can buy it separately on it's own for £12.50, which is 200ml of the scrub.
Apply to damp skin, in circular motions, then rinse off thoroughly. After standing under the shower ensuring my skin was wet I put my finger-tips into the scrub and scooped out a small amount of scrub and started rubbing it in circular motions on my shoulders (where I'm suffering from dry skin the most). The scrub felt quite soft, even though I could feel the grains in it. The grains felt as thought they were doing a really good job of exfoliating my skin and although I could feel the grain's it didn't irritate my skin. It actually felt quite soothing and nice. As I rubbed the scrub onto my shoulders, I could also smell the sweet smell of the cocoa butter. You only need a small amount of scrub when working on specific area's and this spreads out a fair bit. Once I had finished rubbing the scrub onto my shoulders, I rinsed this off. The scrub was easily rinsed off with a gentle wipe of my hand across my shoulder under the shower.
After getting out the shower I patted my skin dry and felt my shoulders. My skin looked brighter and healthier, which means the scrub did a very good job of removing the dead skin cell's which can make your skin look dull. My shoulder's also felt soft and smooth and there was a slight smell of cocoa butter on them still which was nice. My shoulder's weren't left looking red or feeling sore, in fact the scrub was really gentle to my skin and I have often suffer from dry, sensitive skin. I was really impressed with the results of this scrub. The scrub does leave small grains in the bath, but this is easily washed away with water.
There are lots of body scrubs available to buy from stores such as Boots, Superdrug and other independent stores such as Lush. I have tried many of the products from most of these stores and although the scrubs are fairly good I feel as though they are quite expensive for the small amount of scrub you actually get. Although this scrub cost me £12.50, you do receive a very large pot of scrub which is long lasting as you only need to use a small amount of the product on problem areas. Of course if you use this on your whole body 3-4 times a week the scrub isn't going to last as long, how-ever it's recommended that you only need to use the body scrub about 2 times a week to see fantastic results. The scrub was really kind to my skin and left it looking brighter. The scrub has a lovely scent to it, which is long lasting and stay's on your body which I thought was really nice. This is the best body scrub I have tried and I will continue to use this fantastic product. I give this product 5 glowing stars!!
(Review may also appear on ciao)
The Body Shop describes the product as an excellent moisturiser that melts at body temperature, leaving the skin feeling soft and silky smooth. Organic soya oil - Is very rich in essential fatty acids that help to repair the skin's moisture barrier, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness.
£5 for 50ml from Body Shop
£12.50 for 250ml from Body Shop
A see-through plastic tub with a brown lid.
I got this particular body scrub with a groupon voucher, so it worked out a little bit cheaper than the £12.50 that The Body Shop are asking for on their website. I'm not sure I would have bought this if I didn't have the offer.
I was told to exfoliate by a beauty therapist as she said regular exfoliation may help combat ingrown hairs. Although it hasn't done this exactly, I would say that The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Cream Body Scrub does exactly what it says on the tin. The product description matches the product perfectly.
It really is an excellent moisturiser and it does melt at body temperature. It works as an all-rounder i.e. scrub/shower gel and moisturiser. The skin is left feeling soft and silky smooth for at least a day afterwards. It also smells lovely and the smell is left on your skin throughout the day when you are dried and dressed.
I only use the body scrub once a week or less, as the scrubbing motion can be quite harsh on my delicate skin. Therefore it has lasted quite a while.
The Design of tub does mean that water can get in if left open in the shower, which means it's a little awkward as it can be quite difficult to screw the lid on with a handful of scrub. And if used in the bath, it can be quite messy, looking as if you have just been at the beach when the water has drained.
**** Introduction ****
With all of the very nice weather last week I got badly burnt by the sun, this resulted in my skin becoming very dry and it peeled really badly.
The peeling has been a bug bear and looks so unsightly, that I decided to exfoliate by body from head to toe so that all of the dead skin could be removed.
To exfoliate I used this body shop cocoa butter body scrub.
**** The Body Shop Scrub ****
This body scrub comes from the body shop, who a company that contributes to many world trade programmes round the world. with this product you are supporting the soya oil trade programme which is based in Brazil.
This scrub comes in a large 200ml round plastic tub, which is enough scrub for at least eight full body exfoliating sessions.
The scrub is the cocoa butter fragrance so it smells, very sweet with a slight hint of chocolate to it.
This is very thick cream which contains tiny little specks, which I assume is small pieces of almonds. these little pieces are very hard and are used to scratch away dead skin and polish you body.
I found this did hurt a little on the really burnt areas of skin, but after I had finished my skin was glowing and I no longer had bits of skin hanging off of me.
**** My Views ****
This came as part of a pack which contained a body butter and this scrub, it cost me twenty pounds for both items. you can buy this alone for roughly 12.00 at any body shop.
I have never been one to exfoliate my skin but I have to say this was not the pleasantest of experiences, but the end result was fantastic as it really did take away all of the dead skin on my body.
After using this I felt refreshed and my skin was visabily much healthier and softer to touch.
Scrubbing is something I take very seriously within my skin care regime and I am pleased to say that this product is most certainly one of my favorites when it comes to achieving soft, smooth and moisturised skin.
As the name suggests 'cocoa butter body scrub' the scrub has a very rich, creamy and buttery consistency - some scrubs are a little too watery or oily but this scrub feels really thick and luxurious when using it.
The granuales within the scrub are not too abrasive but still do the job very well. I tend to use it all over my body (except my face) with particular focus on my legs and bum and it always leaves a glowing, smooth finish. As it has such a creamy texture it leaves your skin feeling so moisturised that there is no need to use an additional body cream (unless you happen to have very dry skin).
The final winning factor though has to be the smell - it is gorgeous - so rich and with a hint of chocolate that sometimes I end up using it everyday just because I love the smell so much!
Of course, because this is a body shop product, it also means that it is fair trade and not tested on animals which are two things that I think are very important when it comes to choosing a product.
I do tend to think that this product is quite expensive, however, it is certainly worth spending a little bit extra for such a lovely result - and of course I always stock up in the sales!
The Body Shop Cocoa Butter is absolutely brilliant. The smell is so delicious.
What is it?
This is Cocoa Butter scrub... It is made with ground rice, almond amd soya oil. It is used to polish your body and remove dead skin. It leaves your skin feeling fresh, new and soft.
Why is is so good?
This product is great because, it is not tested on animals. Most of us disagree with animal testing and The Body Shop are totally against this. It makes you feel confident and ready to go. It is also really useful if you are wearing fake take, this removes it with no hard work. It is great and wait until you smell it. It smells good enough to eat!
How much is it?
This can be brought for around £13.00. This is quite expensive but the one plus is that this is quite a big tub and can come in very handy.
*No animal testing
*Hard to get reminants out of the shower
This is suitable for men and women. It is a great product and worth all the money.
I had given the body creams a go and I decided that it was time to try a body scrub.
The scrub has a nice consistency, it isn't too dry, it isn't too moist and it has a nice subtle coconut smell. However I found that when I applied it in the shower a lot of the scrub went straight down the plug hole. If you want to make the most of the product then I'd advise you to put it on before you enter the bath / shower, because if it's not rubbed in, as soon as it hits water it will slide down the plug hole in much the same was as an ordinary shower gel would.
The packaging in a standard plastic, recycled tub, it looks quite nice on the bathroom shelf but isn't anything to write home about.
There are lots of cheaper body scrubs available on the market, but when you use this one it feel like a real treat. It is made out of natural, high quality products and you can tell. I usually only use it before I shave my legs, it's a good for exfoliation and gets rid of all the dead skin cell so that you can make your legs silky smooth. I then use a body butter once I am dry to lock the scent in and to remain silky soft.
Personally I like this product a lot, but it isn't something I would use on a daily basis because it's quite time consuming to apply properly. However it is the best body scrub I've used (by far) and I'd definitely recommend it. I also think treat you couldn't go wrong purchasing this as a pamper gift for a loved one.
this product is lovely! made by body shop and they do a number of different scents. every time i run out i'm straigt out there to buy another pot! Cocoa butter and coconut is my favourate. they are great exfoliants and are all natural. for example the coconut one uses extracts of coconut for the exfoliating. you smell great when you get out the shower and they also do body lotions in each of the same scents. i think its about £12 a pot but they also do miniture pots which is good for a first time trail. the larger pot lasts for a very long time as you only need a small amount for your whole body. it just feels and smells great. and looks quite posh in you bathroom when people come to visit :P i would definitly recomend it or at least the smaller version for a trial. good luck!
TheBodyShops Creamy Coconut Butter Body scrub is a highly affective exfoliater. I lathered a generous amount of the scrub onto a body brush and whizzed away at my skin. Afterwards it left me feeling pampered and my skin was really soft.
My skins felt silky smooth and refreshed after using the scrub. Usually my legs can look a little 'dull' in complexion but after using the scrub I have the confidence to wear a skirt. The Cocoa butter which is used in the scrub is also well known to have properties which reduce scaring and cellulite. I have some scars on my legs which have faded and become less raised since using the scrub. My cellulite has also become smoother. However it isn't a quick miracle and I have been using the scrub alongside the other products in the Cocoa Butter range for over six months now. And it can be become expensive when you're using the body scrub, cream wash and body butter all at the same time!
The only down-side to the scrub is that I found the little black beads in the scrub hard to wash off and you have to use a substantial amount of the scrub to get a good effect. For this reason I was only able to use the scrub 1-2 times a week as a treat. A 50ml pot lasted me about a month and costs £4.85.
Price: £4.85 for 50ml
£12.20 for 200ml
From: The Body Shop
For: Exfoliating dry skin
The packaging is nice and looks high quality. It's a clear plastic tub with a brown screw-on lid. It's easy to open when you want to use it but it fastens nice and tightly so there's no worries about leaks or spills.
It's easy to use as you just dip your fingers in the pot to get some of the scrub out, but to be honest I'd prefer a tube or bottle as I find them more hygienic.
The product is a thick cream with a lot of exfoliating grains in it, it's really packed full of them. The scent is really rich cocoa butter with a slight sweet edge to it, but it's not too strong or overpowering.
It does not feel too harsh, but you can feel it working to smoothen the skin. I do find I use quite a lot of it at a time even though there are a lot of grains in it, because the creaminess of it makes it sink into the skin before you can cover a large area with it.
After using it my skin feels really smooth and soft, and all signs of dry skin are diminished. It leaves the skin nicely scented all day long too.
All in all a good body scrub.
Thumbs up form me.
The Body Shop scrubs are some of the best around! This cocoa butter one has a delicious chocolatey smell to it and the perfect consistency for exfoliating without scratching your skin or drying it out whilst also giving silky smooth legs. This one in particular is really creamy with small exfoliating particles of of ground rice and almond. As with most Body Shop products this product supports community trade projects where they soure their ingredients and this particular product contains community traded cocoa butter. It comes in a 200ml tub which only lasts me about two weeks but then i exfoliate qute regularly especially when i've been using a wash off fake tan the night before and i find these scrubs get them off without leaving my legs streaky. I only buy them when they are on offer as i think they are a little pricey in relation to how long they last but still a fabulous product. My only gripe is that the exfoliating particles get left behind in the shower or bath afterwards which means i have to clean it every time i exfoliate! You could get away without using a moisturiser with this product but i always moisturise after a bath or shower out of habit anyway.
I am addicted to this stuff.
There aren't many toiletries that I'm not flexible on given price and availability, but this is just the best.
Info from the Body Shop:
"With ground rice, almond, and Community Trade soya oil from Brazil to polish dry skin into serenity. Also containing Community Trade cocoa butter to moisturise.
Cocoa butter - Is an excellent moisturiser that melts at body temperature, leaving the skin feeling soft and silky smooth.
Organic soya oil - Is very rich in essential fatty acids that help to repair the skin's moisture barrier, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness."
The Cocoa Butter Scrub is available in store or online, priced £4.85 for 50ml or £12.20 for 200ml. Obviously the larger size is better value, but if you just fancy trying it or want a smaller size for travelling, the 50ml gives you that option. £12.20 is quite pricey for a scrub, there are cheaper ones out there but I love this too much!
The smell...oh, the smell...I could stay in the shower for hours smelling this stuff! It smells so tasty, almost chocolately - that will be the cocoa in it! It leaves a light fragrance on the skin, nothing too overpowering. I find that using the Cocoa Butter Body Butter afterwards strengthens the smell.
The texture of the scrub is very creamy. Some of the fruitier Body Shop scrubs are oilier, which leaves a residue on your skin and the bath/shower is dangerously slippy, but this leaves nothing behind. I don't find that the scrubbing ingredient (ground rice) is too abrasive, but I would say it is more exfoliating than other brands, something to bear in mind. I find it is just perfect - I don't like scrubs that don't do the job properly!
I tend to use this on my arms and legs, particularly my elbows and knees, where I think a lot of people experience dryness. Using this regularly followed by a good body moisturiser really works wonders on my elbows. Time was they were always dry and horrible, now they are lovely and soft like the rest of my arms.
One of the 200ml tubs lasts me a few months. I use this twice a week at the most, sometimes only once, and I use a small dollop per arm and leg - scooping it from the tub with two fingers. Always rinse it off thoroughly, and I'll give you some advice - if you're going to use this in the bath, do it right before you get out or you'll be sitting in sand!
I'd recommend this strongly. The fragrance is lovely, and the product really works for me - and it feels quite indulgent, but it is actually a practical purchase to get rid of dry skin!! If you're unsure, try the smaller 50 ml tub or ask in store for a small sample to try at home - I've had that for other products, they will give you a tiny tub with enough for one use in it.
With ground rice, almond, and Community Trade soya oil from Brazil to polish dry skin into serenity / Also containing Community Trade cocoa butter to moisturise /