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I purchased this body butter as it was half price, so I got it for around the £5 mark. I needed a moisturiser and decided to try one from the Body Shop after hearing so much about them.The scent of it is really unusual, it is chocolatey but not 100%, it smells kind of nutty, too. You get a decent amount in the tub. The product itself is quite stubborn to get out of the tub but it spreads easily and goes on without any bother. However, a downside is that when you rub it in, it can flake off, which can be annoying.I put this on after shaving and it makes my skin really soft when I wake up.The flakiness if annoying however it is a good product as it's really moisturising and a decent price if you can get it on offer!
I bought this with my own recent order from the Body Shop online shop. It was mostly as I needed to spend over £5 to get free delivery and I had a code for 50% off. I love Body Shop body butters anyway so I thought I would give this one a go.
** Body Shop **
The Body Shop is a beauty store offering a wide range of beauty options in a range of scents to suit most people. They have many ranges of skin care, bath and body, feet, make-up, fragrance and mens. These can be bought in-stor
** Using the Body Butter **
As I have mentioned, I am a fan of the Body Shop body butters anyway. I find them very rich and good at smoothing out dry skin.
This one is no different. On opening the screw top lid you can smell the chocolately goodness inside. Thankfully it isn't too sickly sweet. Smells lovely enough to eat without being too overpowering. It is . The butter itself is quite firm and nearly solid unlike some other body butters. You need slightly more effort to get it out but nothing that will cause a sweat or aggravation. It glides effortlessly over your skin, covering it nicely. Once you have rubbed it in you will notice that it is shiny. This disappears as the butter is absorbed into the skin.
It doesn't take long to notice the good effects of this butter on your dry skin. It makes them feel softer (while also smelling good). You don't need too much of this either (but I still save it for a treat or once a week moisturisation and other moisturisers during the week if they are needed. I'd only use it every day if I had particularly dry skin.
** Price and Availability **
This can be found in most Body Shop stores or bought directly online. The 50ml tub is £5 or you can buy the better value tub of 200ml for £13. Even though I technically got this for £2.50 it is definitely worth the price tag and would buy it full price. The online shop often runs promotions to get a certain percentage off items so it is worth looking out for them.
** Overall **
Would I recommend this? Definitely. It has an amazing scent, melts lovingly into your skin leaving it so lovely and soft. Worth every penny.
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The product I am reviewing is the Chocomania Body Butter from The Body Shop. I have heard of this product before now and have also heard mixed reviews about it. I needed to get some face cream from The Body Shop and as I was in the queue to pay I noticed a small tub (50ml) of the body butter. I thought this would give me the chance to try the body butter without purchasing the larger sized tub. This particular body butter claims to be super-rich and creamy which melts in to the skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth. The product gives you 24hrs hydration and is perfect for very dry skin. It has a delicious chocolate scent to it and it one of The Body Shop's Best Sellers. The body butter also contains 13 Community Fair Trade Ingredients. The body butter comes in a round tub which is a dark brown colour which of course represents chocolate. On the lid of the tub is a round label which states what the product is and it also has a picture of chocolate on it as well. On the bottom of the tub you can find out more information about the product and a list of ingredients. The lid to the tub unscrews easily to reveal the body butter. As soon as I took the lid off the tub I could smell a chocolatey, sweet scent. The body butter looked very smooth and was a lighter brown colour, much lighter than I actually imagined. I liked the smell of the product as although it did have a chocolate scent to it, it didn't smell too sickly or over-powering.
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You can purchase a 50ml tub of the body butter for £5.00. You can also purchase a 200ml tub which will cost you £13.00.
Other products in the Chocomania range includes:
Using the Product
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It tells you to massage the product into the skin and to be generous with the product. The product works even better straight after a bath or shower. After getting out of the bath and patting my skin dry I got ready to apply the body butter. I tend to use a firming lotion my legs so I would only be using this on my upper half body. I gently dipped my fingers into the butter and scooped a little of the butter out. I know it says to apply generously but I didn't want to apply too much. The butter felt soft and smooth against my fingers. I rubbed this onto my arms and as soon as I started to rub it in, the butter softened which enabled me to rub the butter in more quickly. The butter felt extremely smooth and soft against my skin and it was easy to rub in. As I rubbed the butter in, I could smell the nice, light chocolate scent that the product had. I continued applying the product to my arms, chest and back. The butter was so easy to apply and although it says to apply generously I didn't want to over-do it. After applying the butter I noticed that my skin looked really moisturised and also had a slight glow to it as well. My skin felt soft and smooth and it didn't feel greasy. My skin had a nice light scent to it, which I didn't find too sweet or sickly which was good. I went to bed and would see how my skin felt/looked the following morning. I got up the following morning and looked and felt my skin to see what it was like. My skin felt extremely smooth and soft and it looked really moisturised. I was really impressed at how soft the butter left my skin feeling. There wasn't really any scent of the product left on my skin, but this didn't really bother me too much. My skin stayed feeling soft and smooth through-out the day which I was impressed by.
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When I first heard about this product I thought it sounded brilliant, but due to some of the reviews I have read about it, I didn't really want to purchased a large sized tub of the body butter just in case I didn't like it or felt that it wasn't very good. I love the idea of the small tub as it means it's perfect for travelling or popping into your bag. The actual body butter was lighter in colour than I imagine, how-ever it had a lovely, light scent of chocolate to it. I was impressed that the body butter wasn't too thick as I had read in a review that it was quite thick. I didn't think it was thick at all in comparison to some other body butters I have tried in the past. I love that the body butter feels silky smooth and soft when applying it to the skin and I love how it melts as you rub it in to your skin. I found the body butter really easy to apply and found that it didn't take long to soak into my skin. I was extremely impressed at how soft and smooth this product left my skin feeling. I didn't really have that many high hopes of the product; how-ever I thought the results were fantastic. I love the slight glow it gave to my skin as well and the fact that it didn't leave my skin feeling or looking greasy. My favourite Body Butter at the moment is the Cocoa Butter from The Body Shop as I find this really moisturising and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. Now I have tried this product I personally think this body butter is just as good. Some people may not like the chocolate scent of the product but I didn't think it was too bad. As the scent is light and isn't too sweet or strong I actually quite liked it. I would definitely recommend this product to others and I will be definitely be purchasing some more of this once I have run out of body butter. (I currently have a tub of Raspberry and Cocoa Body Butter to use up first!).
(review also on ciao)
I went to a Body Shop party just before Christmas and although I didn't need anything, I felt like I had to buy and as they had a multi-buy offer on their body butters, myself and a couple of friends decided to buy these.
The butter comes in a brown with a screw top lid; which to be honest, doesn't look as appealing as the other versions in the range it. Because the pot is quite shallow, it's really easy to get the butter from the pot (and also ensure you get every last bit out). I find that the screw top lid is easy to remove, even one handed yet it is secure enough to stay in place and keep the butter fresh. I normally prefer the fruit fragrances in the range however as soon as I opened the pot, I was amazed with how good it smelt, just like a rich, luxurious and mouth watering bar of chocolate. The fragrance is realistic and doesn't smell fake not does it smell too sickly, once applied, my skin smells amazing and I find that the fragrance lasts most of the day too.
Applying the butter is really easy, it 'spreads' evenly over my skin and absorbs really easily, no hard rubbing needed at all. I must say that from all the body butters I have used, this one seems to deliver the best results, my skin feels super soft and hydrated, but best of all, it lasts, several hours after applying, my skin still looks and feels hydrated, even in areas which tend to 'dry up' as the day goes on like my legs. My other half suffers with dry skin, so I do have to 'hide the tub' otherwise he ends up using it all!
The body butter is available in store and online, the recommended retail price for a 50ml pot is £5 and for a 200ml pot is £13, which I think is quite expensive for a body cream but the Body Shop always have loads of great online offers such 40% off or reduced the 200ml tubs to £5 so I always tend to stock up then. I have also signed up to their newsletter and every week or so, I tend to receive an email with some fantastic discounts. Also, if you buy online, there are normally some fantastic cash back offers available too (about 15 - 20%!). I think when I purchased at the party, is worked out that I paid around £6 which I think is quite reasonable when compared to similar products on the market.
Overall, I would recommend this and I will be repurchasing the next time I catch a good offer, but because of the expensive price tag, I would only give 4 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
My mum knows how much I love the body butters from The Body Shop and last Christmas she gave me several full sized tubs, including the chocomania body butter which caught my eye immediately as I hadn't seen it around before, and it was the first one that I opened.
I was really intrigued as I'd never seen a chocolate scented one - most of them are fruit scented. It is the same price as all of the other body butters and a 200ml tub costs £13 so it is not cheap but a tub lasts for ages so overall it is quite good value for money.
A smaller 50ml tub is also available for £5. The tub is made from plastic and it is brown and the screw top lid has got a picture of a heart made from chocolate on it. Inside there's the body butter which isn't a dark chocolatey brown colour like I was expecting, it's more of a pale beige/peachy sort of colour. The consistency of the body butter is amazing - rich, thick, creamy and I only need the tiniest amount of it for it to leave my skin feeling soft and hydrated.
The body butter absorbs into my skin quickly and doesn't leave any greasy or sticky residue on my skin, just a subtle sheen which makes my skin look look glowy and healthy. The smell of the body butter is nice but not what I was expecting, I had expected it to actually smell like chocolate, but instead it just has a sickly sweet, nutty sort of smell but it smells more like cocoa butter than an actual chocolate bar which I found disappointing as I'd expected it to smell original.
The body shop claim that this body butter provides 24 hour hydration and it is aimed towards people with very dry skin. I have very dry skin and I find that after applying it in the morning my skin feels hydrated and soft all day but by time it's night time and I'm getting ready for bed I need to re-apply it, but I do have really really dry skin so for people with just slightly dry skin I would imagine that this will last for 24 hours like the body shop claim.
All in all this is a good moisturiser but I'm disappointed that the smell wasn't more original than it is as it just smells like cocoa butter. For this reason I am going to knock one star off. All in all I give this body butter four out of five stars and I recommend it.
For my birthday last year my sister decided to buy me, amongst other things, some chocolate body butter. I hadn't mentioned that this was something that I wanted so why she chose this I have no idea. Maybe it is because I am a diabetic and so eat very little in the way of chocolate - perhaps she thought this would be a way of me enjoying it without the disadvantages and she does know that I love Body Shop body butters.
The item that I am talking about today is the Body Shop Chocomania Body Butter which is currently priced at £5 for 50ml or £13 for 200ml. Obviously, if you have a Love Your Body Card you get 10% off that amount either in store or online.
The tub is the same design as all the other body butter tubs. It is a flattish, round screw top tub. This one, being chocolate, is brown in colour and has a picture of lumps of chocolate on the top together with the words Deluxe Edition. The name of the fragrance (or should I say flavour?) is round the edge of the tub and more information is on the label on the base.
I have to confess that I wasn't sure about this one - for me chocolate is something that goes in your mouth not all over your body - but I decided to give it a go.
I broke the seal and unscrewed the lid. The first thing that I noticed was the smell of chocolate - no surprise there then. I took a small amount of the butter and began to massage it into my skin. The butter itself is the colour of milk chocolate and is just as good as any other Body Shop body butter! It is absorbed quickly and leaves no greasy residue on the skin.
I have taken a look on the Body Shop website for a bit of information and have found that it contains no less that thirteen Community Fair Trade ingredients and offers twenty four hour hydration which is ideal for very dry skin.
All this is very true - the body butter is wonderfully moisturising and did make my skin feel very soft and smooth.
So what's the problem then?
Why on earth would anyone want to SMELL like chocolate? I love to eat chocolate but smelling like it is a complete no, no for me! I would much rather have a body butter with a flowery fragrance or maybe even a light fruity one but definitely NOT chocolate!
I must admit that I gave this away to my friend who loves it.
So, in conclusion, I would have to say that this body butter is brilliant providing you like to smell like a bar of chocolate - as a butter it is great but the smell is not for me!
Again, I'll just start off by saying that I have a HUGE chocolate addiction; left to my own devices I'd eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and for various snacks in between as well! We go on holiday to the US next month, and I've been trying to eat a little bit healthier in the run up to our holiday, and to cut down on the amount of chocolate that I currently scoff!
I told my mum not to buy me an Easter Egg this year, to choose something non-edible for me instead. She ended up buying me a gift set from The Body Shop, full of their Chocomania products. The Body Shop's Chocomania collection is basically a range of chocolate scented bath and body goodies. The Chocomania gift set that I received contains travel sizes of the body butter, the shower cream, the body scrub and the lip butter. And they are all contained in a reusable, chocolate brown coloured, metal, heart shaped tin.
So the Chocomania body butter is next up. The tub in my gift box is a small travel size tub at 50ml. A quick look on The Body Shop website tells me that a 50ml travel size Chocomania body butter tub retails for £5, and a full size Chocomania body butter tub retails for £13.
The Chocomania body butter is a gorgeous milk chocolate coloured body butter, and it even comes in a chocolate coloured tub too, with a picture of huge chunks of delicious chocolate on the lid. The body butter comes in a tub with a screw off lid, so it's easy to scoop out a small amount with my fingers to apply to my skin. I do only need a small amount of this as a little bit really does go a long way. It's a very thick and rich and creamy body butter, and so I suspect that if I used to much it would give my skin a slightly greasy feel to it. It's very easily absorbed into my skin, it basically just seems to melt into my skin, and it leaves my skin wonderfully soft and smooth and fragranced with the rich chocolatey scent. My skin feels really supple and hydrated all day whenever I use this body butter. The tub states that it's the 'Deluxe Edition', but I think that this just means that it's suitable for very dry skin. My skin is pretty normal, and this body butter is just on the borderline of being rich enough / slightly too rich for me, which is why I'm careful not to use too much of it.
The Chocomania body butter smells absolutely divine, as soon as I open the tub I can smell the intense and rich chocolate fragrance. It is quite an artificial chocolate fragrance, and it is quite a sweet chocolate fragrance, however that didn't initially put me off as it is so obviously chocolate scented! I find that after I've applied the body butter the sweet chocolate fragrance will linger on my skin all day, especially if I've layered it with both the Chocomania shower gel and the body scrub too. However that divine, sweet and chocolatey fragrance doesn't stay divine for too long, especially if you layer the Chocomania products like I've been doing. The fragrance does linger on my skin for quite some time, and it soon becomes quite sickly. In fact it seems to just get sweeter and sicklyer as the day wears on, and depending what perfume I'm wearing it can even overpower that too. I've found that it's actually best not to layer the products, so that the sweet chocolate fragrance isn't quite so intense.
Again, although I've liked this, I've not loved it, due to that lingering chocolate fragrance becoming so sweet and sickly. I'ts not something that I would buy for myself because of this, however if I was given more of it as a gift I'd certainly use it.
After treatment for cancer I found I had all kinds of side effects and my body behaved in ways I wasn't used to. Being young and self conscious I like to present myself well but also like to feel comfortable in my skin too but one of the side effects I experienced was really dry skin. I could cover up the dry area by wearing clothing with long sleeves but I was still conscious of it and sometimes I just didn't want to have to wear long sleeves. I was recommended to try using moisturisers and things to try to help to stop it from being so dry but another side effect I had was a sudden increase in my sensitivity to smell and so I would find fragranced moisturisers too strong, so much so that they would sometimes make me physically sick. We went on a hunt to try and find something to help my skin which wasn't strong smelling but even those that claimed to be fragrance-free I could still detect a hint of smell and it would turn my stomach. When my husband brought me this home one day I felt really frustrated with him. Of course this wasn't going to be any good, of course it was going to have a smell to it and that wasn't going to help my sickness! Actually, I was really surprised!
=== smell ===
When I eventually decided to take the lid off the body butter I was really surprised. The smell didn't make me feel nauseous and even though my sense of smell was heightened this was a smell I actually wanted to be heightened as it was really nice! It is called chocomania so I expected it to be really rich and sickly chocolate but it isn't at all. It does smell of chocolate but more like milk chocolate and in a light manner. It also is a bit nutty too, the smell that stays on your skin is only light and left me inhaling a lot trying to work out what the smells were and actually liking what I sensed! It is a light chocolate with a background of a sweet nut. I could smell this a lot and it didn't make me feel ill, because it was such an unusual smell it was nice to be able to inhale it and take it in. I actually found it quite relaxing too.
=== Applying it ===
It comes in a big round tub which you unscrew the lid off and it reveals the rich, thick butter inside. It is really thick, just like the consistency of butter should be. I would take some out using my fingers and apply it gently to my dry skin. As it touched my skin it would become less thick and more gooey as the warmth of my skin would melt it slightly. It wasn't hard to apply and it absorbed quite slowly which may be a bad thing for some people but for me it was good as it meant I had an excuse to just lie back and let it soak into my skin and that helped me to relax. It didn't leave a brown mark behind! This was what I was worried about as well would it mean I would look like I had been smeared in chocolate?! But no it doesn't have that effect luckily!
=== The result ===
After applying this it did help to hydrate my skin. It was still sore for a while but it definitely helped to make it less so and within a few days there was a huge improvement. It is supposed to give 48 hours hydration but I found I had to apply this twice a day to get it to keep my dry skin at bay, even once it was almost cleared up. I think applying it every 10 hours was ideal. When my dry skin eventually did clear up my skin was left feeling nice and soft. I didn't use it every day after a while but when I did use it I noticed that almost right away it hydrated my skin as it felt nice and soft and very smooth.
=== Opinion ===
I am pleased that my husband found this for me. I was dubious at first as I thought the smell would be too much for me but because it was an usual smell I enjoyed it and found that applying it was very relaxing. It definitely helped the quality of my skin and I liked the result of it- nice smooth skin. I am not sure if the name of it is quite right though as like I said I was anticipating a really rich, gooey chocolatey smell but instead it's only light and has the hint of nut to it too, you would expect something called chocomania to be full on chocolate really so I think it's probably best to smell it before you buy it in case you don't like what it does smell like. I don't use this regularly now as I don't need to but if my skin does ever get dry then I do apply it. It definitely helped me when I needed it. You can buy it from The Body Shop and also from Amazon. It is usually about £10 a tub.
I love chocolate,but try to limit the amount I allow myself. As a joke a friend who knows about my weakness bought me a tub of Body shop chocomania. I really like the majority of Body shop products and was really keen to try this new edition to my growing store of Body butters.
Chocomania comes in a round plastic tub with screw top lid. The tub is decorated rather attractively with a chocolate heart. This product uses 13 fair trade ingredients including cocoa pods from Ghana. I do try to buy fair trade products whenever possible as it guarantees a fair living wage for producers. I have to say I was a little alarmed to read the list of ingredients as they don't look very natural to me!
The Body butter is really thick and creamy and has the most wonderful scent of chocolate. It is recommended that you use the body butter on damp skin . I like to use it immediately after I have had a bath or shower. I take a good scoop and then massage into my skin concentrating on dry areas such as my elbows. I find it is easily absorbed and isn't greasy. After use my skin feels really soft, smooth and well moisturised. . The scent lasts well too.
I am not sure if this would have been my first choice of Body butters ,but having tried it I really like it! Body shop also have other products in the chocomania range such as a lip butter,shower cream and body scrub. The body butter is currently on sale at £5 for a 200 ml tub.
I think when it comes to both hydration and just pure luxury the Body Shop is pretty hard to beat when it comes to body butters. They come in a variety of lovely scents and give great all over moisturisation.
The Chocomania is one of my favourites even though I usually tend to gravitate to more fruity ones. I usually find that chocolate scented products can be too sickly sweet on my skin and after the initial delicious burst of chocolate smell it soon becomes the type of smell that you just want to scrub off.
Chocomania is different as it isn't so sweet that it makes me sick after smelling it for a while and it is lovely and luxurious to use.
It isn't a horrible dark brown colour which is another thing that can be off putting about chocolate scented products and is instead a lovely rich buttercream colour.
The texture and consistency is lovely and it really does feel like butter. It almost melts in to my skin and absorbs leaving a silky feel to my skin. It smells lovely and is sweet but not overly so and it fragrances my skin really delicately which lasts for hours.
This is one of the best butter when it comes to giving soft and hydrated skin and I know when I use this my skin will stay hydrated for hours and hours after using it no matter what kind of conditions it might face such as cold weather or central heating.
It feels really luxurious to use because of the texture of the butter and I absolutely love using this on my skin. The difference it makes to the texture is really noticeable and if I have got dry knees or elbows this immediately smoothes them out and helps with the rough skin. After a few days of using this my skin is looking and feeling loads nicer than before.
I only really buy this in the colder weather as for me there is something warming about it. I like to use it at night after my bath as I do find it a bit heavy to use during the day but I also enjoy using this to pamper myself just before bed.
It costs £5 for a small tub and £13 for the larger tub. I usually only buy the smaller tub as I like to vary the butters I use on a regular basis as there are so many nice ones that I don't like to be stuck using the same one for ages but even the small tub lasts a decent time if you are careful not to apply to much of the butter when putting it on.
Chocomania Body Butter
The latest Body Shop Body Butter that I have is the AMAZING Chocomania variety. I got a Body Shop gift card in a magazine a few months ago which basically gave you either £3 towards any Body Shop item or if yours way the lucky card it could hold a bigger amount, up to quite a few hundred pounds I think. Unluckily for me mine only had £3 on it but that was nice enough anyway so off I went to The Body Shop to choose what I wanted. I didn't really want to spend very much more money so I decided upon a tub of body butter. In the end a 50ml little tub was only £5 so it only cost me £2 which in my opinion was a great bargain.
Well, what can I say about this body butter except amazingly, chocolately decadent loveliness! Of my gosh, it's like smothering your body with chocolate, if only I could lick it all off. The butter comes in a nice tub with a screw top lid which I really like as its easy then to scoop some of the mixture out and apply it to your hands or body. I can definitely see why they call it a butter because it has that lovely whipped buttery texture and is a very thick and luxurious cream. When you apply it to your body it smoothes on really nicely although does take a bit of rubbing in because it is so thick but then once its been on a few minutes it melts into the skin perfectly and just leaves me with wonderfully soft smelly skin. According to the Body Shop this cream actually offers 48 hour hydration, not too sure about that because I wash and shower between then but I know it does keep my skin nice and hydrated so I like to think its working.
According to The Body Shop this body butter in particular contains 13 Community Fair Trade ingredients, the most they've ever put into one product. For example on their website they explain that, "Our Community Fair Trade cocoa butter comes from Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana. Cocoa pods are hand-harvested and the beans are extracted, sun-dried, ground and pressed into butter. With over 50,000 small-scale farmers, Kuapa Kokoo is one of the biggest fair trade co-ops in the world. Our trade has helped to fund education and medicine for members and their families. For more information, visit our Community Fair Trade section."
The smell of this body butter is lovely. Its nota complete chocolate, its not like smelling a bar of Dairy Milk but it does have a really wonderful sweet cocoa taste and its not sickly either which is nice. The scent stays on my skin and is quite uplifting and puts a smile on my face for definite.
A lovely body butter I definitely recommend.
I have recently become quite accustomed to strolling into The Body Shop to see what I can waste my money on that day! I was first lured in by the temptation of offers, discounts offered online and also using a Quidco app to check in (a topic of a another review!) and before Christmas I became a bit addicted to their Strawberry body butter! This then expanded to the strawberry body polish, soap and shower gel and before you know it I am browsing in The Body Shop a lot more often! I spotted a girl at work had the Chocomania body butter and she raved about it so I decided to branch out and try a new scent.
The tub of 200ml is normally £13 and it was down to £6.50 being half price in store so it was a nice treat for myself!
It comes in a wide brown tub, with a screw top lid. I much prefer tubs as you can really get your hand in there and dig every last drop out and then you have a nice handy tub for keeping tit bits in or doing some arts and crafts with the little one. The body butter itself is quite a thick rich texture, and takes a good few sweeps with the finger to collect some. I find it easy to rub into my skin and my skin absorbs it easily and not much is needed to leave my skin soft and smooth and fully moisturised. It doesn't eave my skin sticky or clammy nor is the body butter greasy but it is actually rather light and leaves my skin feeling supple.
The biggest selling point for me on this is definitely the smell! It doesn't smell 100% like chocolate, but it has a lovely rich, sensual and fragrant smell which I adore and so does my other half! I especially love having a bath at shower or night, and liberally applying this all over and climbing into bed it gives a really warm and sensual, intimate smell and my partner says he could snuggle up to me all day! When I bought it, I expected it to remind me of cocoa butter but it is actually a more genuine sweet but light milk chocolatey scent and it smells good enough to eat.
Overall, I am really happy with this tub, and literally I hardly use any to moisturise my entire body so I know this will last me ages. Even at the price of £6.50 for me this is definitely a luxury item and something I wouldn't buy all the time, and definitely not something I would be buying on a whim at the price of £13! Nevertheless I would definitely recommend it for a nice body butter as a treat.
I recently had a giftcard to spend in the Bodyshop. I am a regular shopper in this store as I appreciate that they do not test their products on animals and also commit to a Fairtrade relationship with famers who supply their stock ingredients. I had no idea what I wanted to buy though as there are so many lovely things available and I wanted to really treat myself. I eventually saw this pot of body butter which was in a basket full of different varieties of body butters. I looked at them all but this one really screamed "buy me!" as I am a huge chocoholic and love the smell of cocoa.
I bought a small tub of this which contians 50ml or 1.69 oz (48g) of product. The tub is made of a strong brown plastic. It has a very secure lid which is easy to screw on and off. If you wanted to you could easily reuse the tub after using up all the butter. The label has a picture of what looks like a hazelnut smothered in melting chocolate. My tub is marked as "exclusive edition" and I've just bought it in the run up to Christmas so I'm not sure if this body butter is available all year. The label on the front also promotes the body butter's 48 hour "feelgood hydration".
There is another label on the bottom of the tub which has a peel back section where you can access a list of full ingredients. This tells you that the body butter contains a blend of rich ingredients including shea butter honey, soybean oil, cocoa seed butter, coconut oil, beeswax, sesame seed oil, oliver fruit oil, aloe leaf juice.
The body butter is a pale fawn colour and it looks very shiny and hard set. Once you get your fingers into it the texture becomes softer and creamier. I find that when applying this butter it doesn't go as far as a more runny lotion or moisturiser. I have therefore tended to use it more often in specific spots like hands and elbows to conserve the product for longer. I have nearly used my pot up though and in a very short amount of time.
The body butter has a lovely sweet smell that is more reminiscent of chocolate fudge or toffee. The fragrance is very strong and I can apply this at bedtime and wake up and my whole bedroom smells like chocolate so the fragrance is long lasting. It does smell good enough to eat and when I smell this on my skin I feel very happy and warm inside!
The body butter softens skin instantly and feels just right on the skin. It's not heavy or sticky. I do find that it it is not ideal for using on certain areas of the body like over my breasts where the skin is more elastic. Due to the density of the body butter you tend to have to rub it in a bit more than you would with a body lotion. I therefore would advise using it in places like knees, feet, elbows, hands and lower arms. It definitely transforms very rough patches of skin into soft skin instantly. The moisturisation lasts a long time too and I don't feel like I have to reapply if I use this once a day unless I shower.
I am very pleased with my purchase but I do feel that this is more of a one of treat purchase than a regular thing. I think it's quite expensive for the amount you get and couldn't afford to pay as much for so little product on a regular basis. It has certainly been something I've enjoyed using in these cold, winter months and the aroma of the product really cheers me up. I think it would make a great gift for a lady.
You can buy this product in store or online. You can buy it in larger tubs of 200ml for £13 too. There is also different products available in the Chocomania range such as lip butter, soap and body scrub.
I love most things from the body shop and when they came out with the chocomania range I got it as a present. I didn't open it until I finished my passion fruit body butter because I was pretty sure once I opened it, I wouldn't want to go back and finish the passion fruit one. I was really excited when I finally opened it tried it as I am a big chocoholic and anything to do with chocolate is right up my street!
The first thing I noticed was that it wasn't dark brown in color, rather it was like chocolate cream. I liked that it didn't smell too strong wither, rather it had a very fresh and light chocolate scent which wasn't too over powering at all. I did expect it to be dark in color and have a strong scent but it was a pleasant surprise that It was really subtle.
Like all body butters, it had a thick consistency, perfect to lather on to your skin after a night time bath to allow it to sink in over night. It left my skin feeling really smooth and luxurious smelling in the morning. For 9 pounds, I probably will buy this for myself when it runs out. It does however make the perfect present for chocoholics! I'm so grateful I received it as a present! I'd recommend it like all other body shop's body butters. It just depends on which scent you like though. I know not everyone is going to like the chocomania collection.
Two of my favourite things in the world are The Body Shop body butters and chocolate so when I saw that The Body Shop was released the Chocomania body butter I was more than a little bit excited... especially as I already owned most of the butters in the collection.
What does the product do?
The body butter promises to give the skin a long lasting hydration, in fact it claims to hydrate the skin for 48 hours, while leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth. Using a variety of natural ingredients, it promises to coat the skin with a deliciously sweet aroma and it enables the skin to hold onto moisture so it continues to feel comfortable and moisturised.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used in the same way as any other body butter. It is to be scooped from the pot and applied generously onto the skin on the body. It is to be massaged into the skin until it has been fully absorbed. The butter can be reapplied as often as necessary.
Packaging and Price
The product is contained within the usual circular pot with the screw top lid which made it easy to access the butter and control how much of it you want to use so there will be no wastage. The front of the pot is completely mouth watering to a chocoholic like me and pictures some melting chocolate dripping over a heart shaped cocoa bean. The product costs the same as the other butters in the collection and will set you back around the £12 for 200ml. It can be bought from your local Body Shop or from a variety of online websites.
Aroma and Consistency
The product does smell sweet like chocolate just like I hoped but it's kind of an artificial aroma that isn't entirely delicious but that is nice enough. The aroma is quite strong in that it is long lasting and it does linger on the skin. The consistency of the product is that what you would expect from a butter in that it is thick and luxurious. The colour is a pale chocolate brown which is a bit of a disappointment as I was kind of expecting a deep chocolate brown like melted chocolate!
Application and Performance
The product is described as being quickly absorbed and it certainly is. It seems to melt on contact with the skin and absorbs almost instantly, as long as you don't use too much. It feels comfortable on the skin and hasn't caused any irritations. The product makes my skin feel soft and smooth as promised, and my skin feels and looks in a better condition. I'm not sure whether the moisture lasts 48 hours because I don't go that long without washing but if I put it on in the morning, I don't feel the need to reapply the product all day.
The body butter doesn't look or smell as chocolate like as I had hoped and it isn't that different to the Cocoa Butter apart from smelling a bit more artificial. It makes my skin feel soft and smooth, but no more so than the others in my vast collection of Body Shop butters. This one has been a bit of a disappointment because I was excited about it's release and it's not chocolatey enough for this chocoholic.