Product Type: The Body Shop Bath / Shower
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Lovely nutty and moisturising shower cream
The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream
Member Name: rolandrat
The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream
Advantages: Moisturising, rich and creamy with a nutty aroma.
Disadvantages: Can be expensive for everyday use.
The standard round squat plastic bottle with a translucent screw top which has a flip up cap.
'Smooth soap-free cleansing with moisturising shea butter'.
250 mls and made in the UK.
Use within 12 months.
The front label has an image of nuts and the back label can be peeled back to reveal more details.
Against animal testing.
Body Shop use Shea Butter in over 70 different products.
The label states that Shea Butter was used by African women to protect against the drying Saharan winds.
The Body Shop Shea Butter is from Ghana where the shea nuts are collected and roasted by local women.
SHEA BUTTER - Body Shop's Community Fair Trade shea butter comes from Ghana. Local women hand-harvest shea nuts, dry them in the sun and crack them to extract the kernels. The Tungteiya Women's Shea Butter Association has helped to fund three medical centres and 10 nursery schools.
£4 for 250 ml bottle.
==Other Shea Items===
The Body Shop uses Shea Butter is a wide range of their products but to go specifically with the shower cream they have:
* Body Butter
* Body Scrub
* Body Mist
* Body Lotion
* Body Oil
I was lucky enough to be given a pile fo different Body Shop items for Christmas and one of the gifts was this Shea Butter Shower Cream.
This is unlike most of the Body Shop's fruity shower gels I have used before but I like most Body Shop items and it is always good to have a change.
The shower cream is a beige colour and quite runny. When you smell it in the bottle it does not have a strong aroma but when used on the skin it gives off a lovely nutty smell. Being soap free you do not get any lather but this feels lovely and rich when used and leaves your skin feeling soft. I do not have an especially dry skin but would imagine this would be very good to use if you did have.
The cream leaves a slight aroma on the skin which is very nice but not too intrusive and is just a gentle hint of a smell. Your skin is good and moisturised so personally I do not feel the need to use a body lotion as well.
I enjoy using this product and it does feel as if your skin has been enriched after use, rather than with some shower gels and bubble baths which leave your skin feeling taut and dry. I love the nutty smell which is not especially feminine so could be used my males or females.
Personally I only buy Body Shop items for myself when they are on sale. For a family this price of £4 a bottle would work out quite expensive but as a present or occasional treat I think the shower cream is really good.
4 stars - depending on the cost.
===Would I Recommend?===
Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower Seed Oil) (Emollient), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), PEG-5 Cocamide (Surfactant), Coco-Glucoside (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Parfum (Fragrance), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Sesamum indicum (Sesame Oil) (Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Caramel (Colour), CI 15985 (Colour).
Summary: Moisturising and nutty shower gel.