“ Brand: Body Shop / Type: Body Butter / Texture: Rich Cream / Subcategory: Butter / What it does: Enricheses „
Everyone who knows me, knows how much I love body moisturisers and although I have my old faithfuls, I still love to branch out and try new ones. My latest purchase was the Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Butter which is a product that has been created by The Body Shop. This butter came with a promise of giving my skin round the clock hydration lasting for up to 24 hours. It has specifically made for use on those who have normal skin and the product comes with the promises that it will be easily absorbed and leave our skin feeling deliciously soft and smooth, while coating us with a gentle cherry blossom scent.
How does the product work?
The butter contains Cherry Blossom Extract which carries certain medicinal properties. It softens and smoothes the skin and removes harmful toxins which would have otherwise caused premature aging. It also gives the skin a healthy glow making it look and feel in a good condition. Also included is Shea butter which is a naturally moisturising which helps to hydrate the skin while Glycerin draws further moisture in and allows the skin to retain it.
The product also contains Community Fair Trade Organic Olive Oil which nourishes the skin and feeds it Vitamin E which helps to keep it supple and youthful. Community Fair Trade Soya Oil hydrates the skin further allowing it to cling on to its elasticity. The fact that The Body Shop have sourced their ingredients using Fair Trade means that other will have better lives.
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 applied skin that has been cleansed and that in dry and then massaged into to the body using a gentle upward stroking motion. The butter can be applied all over the body but should not be used on the face. Once the butter has been fully absorbed, you can get dressed.
Packaging and Price
The butter is contained within a wide mouthed circular tub which has a baby pink label on the top which stands out nicely against the black screw top lid. The label has some lovely cherry blossoms on the front. The product will cost you around £12.50 for a 200ml pot or a smaller size is available, you can buy a 50ml pot of £5. This type of packaging is convenient because you can use every last drop of the butter and control the amount that you are using. It is a pain with my long nails because you dig into the butter and it can get caught underneath them so I use a spatula instead.
The body butter can be bought from your local Body Shop or from their online website. If you find that you like this product, there are other Japanese Cherry Blossom products available and plenty of other varieties of body butters too.
The fragrance butter is very delicate and floral, just as blossom should be. It smells lovely in the tub and also when applied to the skin. It isn't the type of scent that I would usually choose because I love sweet and sugary scents but I do find it to be a more grown up and sophisticated choice for when I am in work. It doesn't smell artificial and that's because it's probably real as the butter has real cherry blossom extract in it.
The consistency of the butter is just as thick and rich as you would expect it to be. It is luxurious and spreads over the skin easily. It takes a bit of work to rub in the butter because it is so thick but after that it is absorbed nicely leaving only a beautiful sheen on the skin. I am able to dress fairly quickly after dressing without worrying that it will mark my clothes.
The butter leaves my skin feeling just as soft and smooth as promised. It looks and feels healthy and I feel like it's in a better condition from the very first application. It gets rid of my skins dullness, banishes any flakiness and it even works quite well on my tricky dry spots such as my knees and ankles. It has long lasting results and I don't feel the need to reapply during the day. It even feels really soothing on the skin if I apply the product immediately after shaving. It has never caused me any discomfort or itchiness on my sometimes sensitive skin.
All in all, this is another lovely body butter from The Body Shop. It contains some lovely natural ingredients and it makes an immediate improvement on the skin. My skin feels soft and smooth after use and looks healthier and in a good condition. The aroma is fresh and floral so it's a lovely spring fragrance.
The first time I've used this body butter was because my aunt recommended me. That day I forgot my usual body lotion and tried this japanese cherry blossom body butter and fell in love with it. I was disappointed when she told that this was a limited edition and she bought it abroad. Imagine my surprise when I saw this product on sale at my local Body Shop. As you would have guessed, I immediately grabbed two, because I know I love this product and don't want to risk it being discontinued, and paid for it. It used to cost £12.00 but the price has gone up to £12.50 now. However, the good news is this body butter is a regular product now due to popular demand I would say. Also, there's usually discounts available, the last time I bought two, I had 'buy one, get one half price' deal that I think is pretty good considering Body Shop hardly does discounts.
I have been using this body butter for almost a year now and I have to say I have yet to get tired of this product. The body butter comes in an attractive cherry pink tub that looks very pleasing on my vanity desk. The content volume is 200 ml (net content is 192 grams). On the lid, it declares that one of the ingredients is cherry blossom extract and has skin softening effects. I have been using this for quite a long time and I have yet to have an allergic reaction, so I would say this product would be agreeable with skin types of various sensitivities. The body butter is recommended for normal skin and it feels very moisturising from my personal experience.
As for the actual product, it has quite a high viscosity but it has very smooth application once it's on the skin. The smell is very pleasing and I personally thinks that it stays true to actual smells of cherry blossoms. Therefore, I think it's of good quality. Additionally, the smell is not too strong nor weak and has a calming effect. Once I have applied it to my skin, the fragrance lingers for a long time and I can even smell it faintly in the morning (as I usually use body butter at night).
One tub would lasts me approximately 2-3 months depending on the weather; I tend to use higher quantity of body butter during winter. My skin stays moisturised for a long time and I am very pleased with this product. Therefore, if anyone is new to body butter and would like to try one, this is the product I would recommend to anyone.
It's true that body butters, especially from Body Shop, are within the higher price range. I myself also consider them as luxury products. However, if you feel like treating yourself, your money would be well spent on this product.
You may be aware, from reading my other body shop product reviews, that I am a big fan of the body shop. Therefore when I received a japanese cherry blossom set for my birthday from a friend I was extremely happy and couldn't wait to try it out. One product in the set was this japanese cherry blossom body butter.
The packaging is very girly, pleasing to the eye and 100% recyclable. A pink plastic tub with a black screw on lid and a pink label on the front with a pretty tree/ flower pattern on. Additionally the back label gives the usual product information e.g. ingredients.
The first thing I noticed about the body butter was the gorgeous smell. It is very girly, quite light and not overpowering, flowery with a subtle cherry hint. The smell also lasts so you can smell it on your skin still hours later, which I love about it. The butter is very light pink in colour and the texture just right. I often find with body butters that the product is very thick and sometimes hard to rub in. However, this butter is not too thick but not runny either so I found it quite easy to apply. I usually wait a few moments to dress after moisturising so I did but found my skin to be extremely greasy. I have fairy dry skin so with other moisturisers and butters I find they absorb quite quickly, but I have found this greasy texture with the shea body shop butter too. Having said that, once the greasy-ness has gone my skin did feel rather soft and nourished. So I would say use this butter when you have a bit more time and don't have to dress immediately.
In term of price the body shop is rather expensive. In the set I received, the body butter was in a 50ml tub, and online I cannot find the price for this sized tub. However a 200ml sized tub is £12.50, so a bit pricey in comparison to body butters you can buy elsewhere like Boots.
Overall I really like this body butter, it smells gorgeous, and conditions my skin nicely. I would buy it again. However I am knocking one star off for the greasy texture it leaves on your skin and the price.
I first encountered the Body Shop's Japanese Cherry Blossom range a few years ago when I was looking for a different body lotion and didn't mind spending a little extra. It was actually a limited edition from the body shop at this time. I originally had the puree body lotion which I loved so much as it smelt absolutely delicious! This lotion was so light on my skin and lasted a long time so it was well worth the £9 I spent.I went to go and buy another one but the limited edition had disappeared within a few months which was a shame.
About a month ago, I popped in to the body shop to buy my boyfriend's mum a gift voucher for her birthday. Walking in to the shop I spotted a stand which had all of the Japanese Cherry Blossom products again! I was so excited and thought I would have to buy her something from this range. Smelling the products reminded me how nice and fresh the products were so I brought some bits and bobs for my boyfriend's mum up to the value of £15. I couldn't really afford to spend £10 - £15 on myself at this time which was a shame as I really wanted to buy some!
I got to the till and the lady said to me that if I spent and extra £5 then I could get a body butter (which would normally cost up to £12) of my choice for free. I asked if this included the Japanese Cherry Blossom and she said yes! So I quickly grabbed one of these and paid.
As soon as I got home, I tried out the body butter because it smelt so delicious!
The appearance actually looks quite nice, its a smooth and creamy light pink colour.
Applying it to my skin, I was just a little disappointed but would probably still buy the product again. I found that the butter was a little bit greasy and not the easiest butter to rub into your skin. This doesn't bother me as I have quite dry skin anyway but if I had greasy skin I don't think I could wear it!
The smell is much stronger than the puree body lotion as well, you can smell the cherry much more and it can be quite sweet when you first put it on. It still smells very pleasant and the sweetness wears off in a few minutes. The smell of the lotion on my skin lasted quite a while. I could still smell it about 5 hours later in the day! It's a smell which is suitable for spring and summer time as well which is nice.
I have now used the body butter on various occassions and it barely looks as if I've touched the surface. I think it will be lasting me a very long time!
I would recommend this product to any ladies whatever your age. I just wouldn't recommend the body butter if you have greasy skin, maybe try the puree body lotion instead (which is lighter and not greasy at all).
Although it does cost £12, it is worth it for the quality of the product and it will last you for at least a few months. You may even be able to get it free in an offer like I did!
As I have said on previous reviews on The Body Shop products I see their products as a luxury product rather than a product that you could buy weekly or monthly etc. So every time I have so spare money I buy a few items that I can afford at that time.
I was in The Body Shop Cwmbran store earlier this year and being a complete sucker for nice packaging and pretty names - so when I saw this baby pink pot in front of me with a slightly darker pink sticker on the top on the black lid to say what the product is (The sticker also includes a design of a japanese cherry blossom tree) I was drawn straight to it.
The Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Butter is such a pretty little pot and very girly - and a hefty price tag! £12.20 for 200ml - but the scent is just divine. It is a very flowery sent with a hint cherry blossom - I have a cherry blossom tree in my garden and the sent is practically the same and its just so lovely. You can wear it all day and is still fragrant. It is a very rich light pink coloured body cream and does feel luxurious so you can feel the quality there than in some cheaper brands that you do not get.
Your skin feels moisturised for days after use. As it is such a fantastic product to use you are more inclined to use it constantly and keep on using it but because of the price tag I would rather take my time and just pop some on when I need a lovely flowery pick me up. I would completely give this product five stars and recommend it to anyone.
I bought a tub of this Japanese Cherry Blossom body butter from The Body Shop for about 12 pounds. I already owned the Japanese Cherry Blossom eau de toilette and wanted a moisturiser that I could use to layer the scent as I really like the cherry blossom fragrance.
This body butter comes in a cute pink tub with a black lid and the cherry blossom picture on it. The tub is quite large (about 200ml I think) and I find that you don't need a huge amount of this stuff as it's very moisturising and does glide on like butter.
The butter is a light pink colour and has a pretty light, floral scent to it, ideal for spring. It's very creamy and moisturising and doesn't irritate my skin at all.
I like to use some of this body butter on my arms and legs after my shower and then layer on the eau de toilette to match so that the fragrance lasts longer. I just scoop some of the butter out of the jar and rub it in between my hands so that it becomes warmer and therefore easier to apply. It then takes a minute or so to sink into the skin and I find that the moisturiser lasts all day and I don't really have the need to reapply.
I sometimes need to use a little more in winter but that is because my skin gets really dry due to the harsh weather.
I really like this scent; it's a light, floral, cherry blossom smell that's perfect as a day perfume. It's not heady or headache inducing like most heavy perfumes so I think most people who like flowery and light scents will get along with this. The body butter has that same scent but just a bit lighter. I do find that the smell of the butter lasts on my skin for a good few hours and if I want the smell to be a bit stronger after it's faded I just sprits some eau de toilette on.