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I went into The Body Shop with the intention of buying a birthday present and came out with a clutch of products for myself too. I was tempted by some items in their cocoa and shea butter ranges which I had not tried before. I love cocoa butter products in general, and I had forgotten how many The Body Shop offer. I decided to try their Creamy Body Wash because it was £4 for 200ml, which makes it one of the cheapest options. Per ml though, it is not the cheapest body wash you can buy by any means. But is it worth the money?
I think of body washes as a sort of shower gel or liquid soap, and they can be used in the bath or shower on damp skin. [It doesn't actiually contain any soap though.] The Body Shop say that their product will cleanse and moisturise the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. This makes it seem gentler than some soaps that don't offer this moisturising element.
The wash comes in a simple bottle with a flip top lid. It's packaging carries the instantly recognisable Body Shop logo but it is otherwise quite plain. What I really care about is the product inside though. When I flipped open the lid, I expected to be greeted by the usual almost chocolatey cocoa butter smell. The actual scent of this wash is different though - gentler and much less sweet and creamy. I was a bit disappointed, because it wasn't the scent I have come to know and love. Perhaps this aroma is the more natural though. As it is actually nice enough in its own right, I quickly got used to it.
I used this mainly in the shower. The wash is a soft yellow colour, and fairly thick. It has a lovely creamy feel, and it lathers quickly and generously. It feels very sliky on the skin, which makes it a pleasure to use. It rinses off quickly and easily too. I liked the fact it didn't leave behind any residue or feeling of tightness - my skin just felt really clean and fresh. Once dry, my skin also feels nice and soft. I wouldn't go as far as to say that I wouldn't want to apply a body moisturiser. but it is nice to use a bath product that isn't drying and one that still cleans well. I have used this to clean up after a day working on the allotment which is a good test of any products ability to make my skin look and feel clean! I don't have sensitive skin, but I can say that this has not caused me any irritation or spots.
Although it lathers well, I still have had to use quite a lot of the wash in one go because I am using it all over. This means I got through my bottle faster than I expected. I didn't have much left with under a fortnights daily use, so this impacts on how good value I feel the product is. At least it isn't so runny that most of it disappears down the plughole before I get it anywhere near my skin!
Overall, I would say that this product is good quality but also a little expensive considering the quantity you get for your money. I would buy it again, but it won't be my first choice despite the fact it cleanses well and leaves my skin soft. This is because the scent disappointed me and I would rather look out for a stronger smelling product. Like all Body Shop products, this wash hasn't been tested on animals, which is a good reason to give it a go if you are less fussy about the scent than I am.
I received my first bottle of Body Shop Cocoa Butter Creamy Body Wash as a gift, along with some other cocoa butter products. I've always been a fan of cocoa butter (not just because it makes chocolate!) because it's a natural product that is said to have lots of benefits which include reducing scaring, restoring skins elasticity and creating supple skin.
The body wash comes in a 250ml plastic bottle with a flip top lid, and all of the necessary information written on. It is a pale yellow colour and the scent is pleasant - not quite as strong and chocolatey as cocoa butter usually is, it has an underlying soapy smell (The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter and body scrub smells much more like cocoa butter) but pleasant nonetheless.
I generally use the body wash in the shower. I apply just a small amount of body wash to my shower puff and rub it on my skin, the body wash lathers up quickly and really foamy (enough to cover my whole body - a little goes a long way). The smell is really evident in the shower and the smell stays on my skin for a few hours afterwards - it's quite long lasting. My skin always feels soft, cleansed and supple after using the Cocoa Butter Creamy Body Wash. I have been using my current bottle of body wash quite regularly for the past couple of months and I still have some left in the bottle. I have used it in the bath on a couple of occasions by pouring a little bit underneath the running tap and using a sponge - it creates minimal bubbles that don't last very long, but the scent is still obvious (it lathers up well on the sponge). It's much better for use in the shower.
The body wash is made with Fair Trade cocoa butter. It states on the side of the bottle 'Community Trade cocoa butter is amazing stuff. It helps to give over 40,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana a fair income, control over their future, and the means to send their children to school'. This product isn't tested on animals either, The Body Shop is against animal testing. I am much more likely purchase a product that has these ethical values.
The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Creamy Body Wash can be purchased at The Body Shop and from The Body Shop website. It costs 4.00 which is quite pricey for a body wash but I still think it's not bad value for money really.
Overall this is a pleasant smelling body wash that lathers up well and has a long lasting scent, which also leaves me with soft and supple skin. It is a little pricey and isn't as cocoa butter scented as initially expected, but it is ethical and the positives outweigh the negatives for me.
I recently bought some Body Shop bits online and needed to make an order up to get the free delivery, a 250ml bottle of this body wash is £6 which is quite a lot for what is essentially a shower gel, but I knew that the smell of this is delicious and with a discount code procured from Money Saving Expert .com I got £5 off the total order so it felt like I could justify the spend.
This product is one of my all time favourites from the Body Shop range and thankfully seems to be one which they keep and adapt rather than getting rid of. It smells absolutely delicious, like coconuts and summer days to my mind, a lovely strong smell which lingers on the skin long after you step out of the shower or bath.
This particular product is full of cocoa butter, soya oil and sunflower oil and so is amazingly moisturising, on my very dry shins and forearms I always notice a difference after using this and I think it is the triple dose of super moisturisers which does the trick.
The ingredients are all fair trade which is an added bonus and the packaging can be recycled easily. The bottle needs to be squeezed and shook to get the bottom bits out because it is quite a thick textured cream, that is my only criticism here, it would benefit from being in a bottle with the hole at the bottom.
My skin always feels super soft, smooth and moisturised after using this and it is noticeable that my dry patches are not so rough. It feels like a real treat and a skin tonic.
Another great product for dry and sensitive skin from the Body Shop, always look out for discount codes and special offers and you can usually bag this at a lower price than advertised.
I love it when my mom has a birthday because all the products she gets I get to try out. My theory is she shouldnt leave them on the bathroom shelf in full view of everyone if she doesnt want me to use them right?! Anyway this is one of those products that she got in a big gift set a few weeks ago and then I got to try out a few days ago. I was instantly attracted to it because on the "flavour" Cocoa Butter and because Ive tried the Cocoa Body Butter from this range in the past and been really impressed by the results and the scent I knew as soon as I saw this one I had to try it out.
[Some Of This Information Was Found On The Bodyshop Website]:
The Bodyshop claim this is the ultimate dreamy, creay bodywash that is packed with loads of skin goodness ingredients. This is said to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth and looking totally fabulous.
Cocoa Butter - Is an excellent moisturiser that melts at body temperature, leaving the skin feeling soft, silky smooth and supple. Helps to improve skin elasticity and helps prevent stretch marks. Enables the development of community projects such as schools and villag
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. Helps a group of around 150 family-owned farms to continue small-scale organic agriculture.
Sunflower seed oil - Softens and moisturises skin. Is also rich in essential fatty acids.
Me Using This:
As Ive mentioned before on other Bodyshop body wash reviews I find that getting this stuff out of the bottle when im in the shower and my hands are wet is a mammoth task in itself and I think this must be down to the (quite normal) shape of the bottle but once you do manage to get this gel out of the bottle you just wash with it the same as you would any normal shower gel.
This cream is actually really thick so you dont need a lot of it to amke sure you get coverage for your whole body and it actually feels really creamy before you even put it on your skin. So I will say a little of this goes a really long way because of the thickness of teh cream. Havign said that the thickness of the cream doesnt mean that it doesnt lather up well because this really does and I find a small squirt is enough to wash my whole body so one bottle I assume would last for ages.
The smell of this cream is absolutely gorgeous as well and it smells exactly like the Cocoa Body Butter from the same range which is great because I really love that smell. The scent isnt to overpowering but it does linger on your skin for hours after your shower.
As soon as I washed this off my skin I could feel how soft and smooth it felt and I found that after I got out of the shower and dried off I didnt even need to apply any extra moisturiser which was a huge plus point in my opinion. Also the scent had really lingered on my skin which I dont usually find happens with most shower gels and creams, shockingly the nice smell stayed for around 3-4 hours afterwards which never happens!
My skin felt really velvety smooth for days after I had used this and I felt really weird going back to using my ordinary shower gel after experiencing how well this one works. Maybe some subtle hint dropping is needed to my mom =]
A 250ml bottle of this will cost you around £7 from The Bodyshop which is a little to much to justify buying it every few weeks but for a once in a while treat for your skin I think its pretty good value.
I really enjoyed using this and I honestly do think it made a really positive difference in the feel and appearnace of my skin and I only wish it was a bit cheaper so I could justify buying myself a new bottle every month or so. The price and the difficulty I had getting it out of the bottle means I have to knock off one star but overall this product is pretty fantastic.
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The Body Shop's Cocoa butter products are a firm favourite of mine. My sister bought me a gift set which contained this delicious body wash. It claims to leave your skin silky smooth and supple. I like to use Cocoa butter products as they are said to improve the skins elasticity reduce stretch marks, I used this during and after my pregnancy and it certainly helped keep my skin supple; (though I must note I did use a whole varity of products at the same time!).
I have to say it does exactly what is says on the bottle. Its smells of delicious cocoa butter, has a luxuiously smooth creamy texture that lathers up nicely. My skin feels clean and nourished after using and I especially like to use this product on my legs during shaving as it has added moisturising properties that protect the skin.
I have sensitive skin and quite often body washes can leave my skin feeling really dry, however this does quite the opposite and after showering my skin feels hydrated and smooth.
What I really love about this product is the fragrance, which is sweet yet fresh and even several hours after drying, my skin smells yummy!
At around £6 per 250ml bottle, it is perhaps a little more expensive than other body washes on the market, however it is a fair trade product and therefore worth paying a little extra.
I love this product for 2 reasons one it supports Community Trade ensuring the farmers that produce the product receive a fair wage for their produce, also the bodyshop helps to provide educational initiatives with all it's traders. Secondly Cocoa Butter Bodywash also improves the elasticity of the skin. I noticed a difference in the tightness and suppleness of my skin within a week, for that reason alone it's a fantastic product and well worth it's price.
The only negative to the product would be it's fragrance as I like nicely perfumed products to add a hint of luxury to the shower experience, unfortunetly this product does smell a little bit like candlewax. It also doesn't produce many bubbles when mixed with water.
But despite it's fragrance it does greatly improve the skins texture and tone and improves stretch marks especially if used in conjunction with the body butter or bio oil. I'd highly recommend it.
TheBodyShops Creamy Coconut Butter Body Wash is great when you want to indulge but don't have hours to moisturise every bit of skin! Before going to Uni I would just jump in the shower and laver the cream all over my body, leaving my skin baby soft to the touch. It also has a lovely scent which I found stayed with me for most of the day.
I prefer this to other soaps as they can sometimes dry your skin out. But I found that this is really hydrating though.
Afterwards getting out of the shower I didn't need to moisturise and could rush off to Uni.
A 60ml bottle costs a mere £2.40 and I found that it lasted me good month. When I was finished with the cream I was able to simply rinse my bottle out and pop it into the recycling bin.
Also if you have a bodyshop rewards card then you can get 10% off and collect points towards money to spend in store.
Price: £2.40 for 60ml
£5.85 for 250ml
From: The Body Shop
For: Cleansing and moisturising dry skin types.
The packaging is clean, plain and simple, but high quality. It's a plastic bottle with a press top lid, which is secure and doesn't leak or spill easily, but is easy to use.
The product is a creamy lotion with a fairly thick texture. The scent is a lot like marzipan or almond, rather than the usual cocoa butter smell, and much sweeter.
It doesn't really lather at all if you use it just on your hands, but with a shower puff it creates a sufficient amount of thick, creamy lather to be able to wash easily with. It feels smooth and silky on the skin as you use it, and it rinses off easily.
It leaves the skin feeling clean, well moisturised and really smooth and silky, and I don't feel I need to use a lotion afterwards. This feeling lasts a good few hours, but it does not feel as though it has continuous and long-term moisturising effects.
All in all a good body wash.
Thumbs up from me.
Cocoa butter is a big favourite of mine as it's so well known to be a great moisturiser and as i suffer with dry skin i find it fantastic. I was given a 60ml pot of this to try but usually it comes in 250ml containers. It smells lovely and is really creamy and luxurious. I use it with exfoliating gloves to help lather it up although this particular body was does stay mostly creamy which means you use quite a lot and one pot of this only lasts me about 10 days, if that. The 60ml lasted about two days! That said it smells lovely and is a great idea if you want to complement it with the other cocoa butter products. Cocoa butter is supposed to work wonders for pregnant women too so i think this would be a good choice if you were in need of a bit of pampering as it helps to prevent stretch marks. This would probably make it a good choice for teenage girls too.
When I pop into The Body Shop I always head straight for the Cocoa Butter Body Butter because I like it so much, so when I noticed there was a Creamy Body Wash in the Cocoa Butter line I couldn't resist, and it was only £2.40 for 250ml.
The Body Shop says "Turn bath time into pure decadence with this dreamy creamy wash. Extra softening comes from rich sunflower oil together with Community Trade cocoa butter to moisturise."
I've been using it every day for about a week, and I'm in two minds about this product.
Pro - I have dry skin, and this is very moisturising. Cocoa butter is a fantastic moisturiser (I have used Palmers' for years), and this body wash also contains sunflower seed oil and soya oil which are rich in essential fatty acids, and soften and moisturise skin.
Con - It doesn't lather! You just smooth it on like a lotion then rinse off. I know you don't need a lather to get properly clean, but it's nice!
Pro - It contains Community Trade ingredients. The Body Shops' website says that the sale of the soya oil helps a group of around 150 family-owned farms to continue small-scale organic agriculture, and since 1995, The Body Shop has been buying cocoa beans from the Kuapa Kokoo company in Ghana, a fair trade co-operative with over 30,000 small-scale farmers. The money made by the co-operative enables the development of community projects such as schools and village wells in addition to providing the farmers with income to provide for their families.
Con - The scent. I can't identify it. It's nothing like Palmers' cocoa butter which smells gorgeous, and it doesn't smell like The Body Shop Cocoa Butter either. I would describe it as marzipan with citrus tones, and a cocoa butter smell lurking at the back somewhere. It's not unpleasant, though I have realised it does smell like some antibiotic ointment the vet gave me when Emily the cat had an ear infection! She has been shivering under the table while I have been messing about with the bottle and I just worked out why, bless her!
Conclusion - three stars is a bit mean perhaps, but even though I will finish the bottle and the product itself is very good for my skin, I like lathery nice-smelling bath products, and this fails on both counts! It's not offensive, but I just don't enjoy using it.
UPDATE (Fragrance ingredients list! - Parfum, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Amyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Isoeugenol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Farnesol, Citral, Eugenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Cinnamate) This is what it smells of!
Cocoa butter is one of my favourite contents in skin care products and I desperately look for this whenever I am buying a face or body cream. My skin is generally dry and cocoa butter is just the solution for my moisture hungry skin.
When I heard about this Body Shop cocoa butter creamy body wash, I thought I couldn't have asked for more. A bath product, that too from the Body Shop containing cocoa butter was a big blessing for me. I didn't wait before I grabbed one from my nearest Body shop outlet even though the product seemed a little too pricey for a body wash. It came in a pale pink (the usual Body shop signature colour) coloured bottle with a lid that can be pressed down from one side and the wash can be dispensed from the other.
It's a 250 ml bottle that seems little for me but I am using it miserly so it lasts longer. It smells great, ofcourse of cocoa and it's absolutely creamy as they say. After taking a shower with this, I felt totally invigorated and there was no need for a body moisturizer (something that I religiously use after every shower).
I would sum this product up as a great product even though it is a little pricey.
Leave your skin feeling soft, silky smooth and supple /