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      06.03.2014 00:08
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      Body Shop Almond Body Butter

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      I am reviewing Almond Body Butter which I purchased from The Body Shop before Christmas. I stocked up on a lot of products when getting sent a discount code via e-mail. This normally saves me a lot of money and because I stock up on products I never need to buy anymore products for a good few months. I liked the sound of the product and it sounded as though it was going to be good for my skin which is sometimes dry. Looking on the body shop website now this product is actually no longer available, which is a shame as I found it very good. This almond butter is suitable for normal/dry skin. It comes in a round tub; just like the other body butters and this one is a beige colour. On the top of the lid is a round label with almonds on and it also states what the product is. The lid unscrews to reveal the body butter in the bottom half of the tub. On the very bottom of the tub is a label which tells you a little about the product. This opens to reveal a list of ingredients used in this particular butter. When unscrewing the lid you can see that the body butter is a creamy/off white colour and it has the gorgeous scent of almonds. I have to admit that the scent actually reminded me a little of marzipan but I didn't mind this. As the product is no longer available to purchase on The Body Shop website, the only other place you may be able to get some would probably be eBay or possibly and outlet store. I didn't pay full price for the product because I used a discount code anyway. I believe that this product was in the January sales after Christmas.

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      I always apply a moisturiser or body butter to my skin after a bath or shower. After patting my skin dry I got ready to apply this body butter. Using my fingers I scooped a good amount of the butter out of the tub and rubbed it between my hands a little which warmed it and made it a slightly thinner and smoother consistency. I then applied this to my arms and shoulders. I found that once the body butter had warmed up it was really easy to apply and I was able to smooth it over my skin easily. It didn't take long to rub the body butter into my arms and shoulders. I scooped out a little more of the product and rubbed this into the rest of my body. I found that the body butter warms up really nicely when rubbing it between your hands and then applying it but I found that the butter melts slightly on the skin anyway which makes it easier to rub in. The butter felt smooth and silky on my skin and it didn't take too long to sink in. When applying the butter I could smell the gorgeous almond scent of the product which I really liked. The scent wasn't too strong or overpowering and it didn't become sickly either. After applying the product I got changed into my night clothes and read for a while. It was probably at least an hour before I actually got into bed and went to sleep. By this time the body butter had really absorbed into my skin and it was feeling hydrated and smooth.

      When waking up the following morning, I was pleased to see that there were no greasy marks on the bed sheets from the butter; although I didn't really expect this anyway as the butter didn't feel greasy on my skin. I was surprised when waking up in the morning that my skin still had the very slight hint of almond to it which was quite nice as a lot of scents from lotions and other products tend to disappear overnight. When looking and feeling my skin it felt hydrated and felt really smooth and soft. I was impressed at just how smooth and soft it actually felt. My skin also looked hydrated and healthy and due to this I felt as though it had a slight glow to it as well. I have used lots of other body butters from The Body Shop before and this has to definitely be one of the 2nd best one's I have tried as it just left my skin feeling so smooth and soft. My skin felt great for the next 24hrs at least and the dry patches I did have weren't as itchy and didn't feel as dry or scaly as they had before applying this product.

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      I am really glad that I purchased this product and got a chance to buy it before Body Shop stopped selling it. I am surprised that they no longer sell this product as it's really moisturising and kind to my skin. I have also read other reviews about this product and everyone seems to love it which surprises me that they don't sell the product anymore. Although I have been impressed with the majority of the body butters I have tried from The Body Shop as this was a new one I wasn't sure what to expect really. The almond body butter is very moisturising and I was impressed and also a little surprised at just how moisturising it really was. Even though the scent of the product reminds me a little of Marzipan I love the scent and like that the scent sticks to my skin and could be smelt slightly the following morning. As this product is so moisturising there is no need to apply it more than once a day as I find that it keeps your skin feeling and looking nice all day and night. I do find that a little of the product goes a long way, especially once it has been warmed up a little between your hands. I like that the butter isn't greasy and didn't take ages to soak into my skin and I could more or less feel the results soon after applying the butter to my skin. In terms of value, when I purchased it I can't really complain as I didn't pay full price for it anyway due to a voucher I had. If Body Shop still sold this product I would definitely purchase it again and I would highly recommend it to others. I am hoping that this product may come back, even if it is for a limited period. This is just a gorgeous butter that is really moisturising and gentle on my skin.



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        02.02.2014 21:24
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        Lovely smelling and moisturising cream.

        ===The Product===

        Body Shop Almond Body Butter.
        Made with almond oil.
        Suitable for normal to dry skin.
        Comes in beige screw top plastic tub with an image of almonds on lid.
        Solid creamy beige colour body butter.
        Avoids animal testing.
        Use within 12 months and it is made in UK.
        200 mls.



        ===Cost===

        Full price was £13 on the Body Shop website.
        Can be purchased on Ebay or Amazon.



        ===Almond Products Currently on Sale with Body Shop===

        The body butter is not currently listed on their website but they do still sell five hand and nail products with the almond fragrance.



        ===My Opinion===

        I love the Body Shop body butters in general and find them the best body moisturisers I have ever used.

        This almond butter is not currently listed online but it seems that this butter comes and goes so there is nothing to say it will not be listed again sometime.

        If you like it it can still be bought online with Amazon (£6 plus postage) or Ebay.

        I bought this butter online with a few other varieties when there was a special offer on the Body Shop website where I ended up being able to buy eight tubs for £20 - a super bargain as they would have cost over a hundred pounds at full price.

        Ostensibly bought as gifts - I could not resist keeping some for myself.

        I find these butters are marvellous for dry winter hands and feet - and this almond version did not disappoint.

        This one is marketed for normal to dry skin which is probably what mine is - but I find all the body butters very moisturising - whether they are aimed at normal or dry skin.

        This butter is really solid inside the tub - and is a beigy creamy colour.

        If you like marzipan you will love this body butter - as that is the almondy smell you get as soon as you remove the lid.

        When it goes on it does feel very rich and, depending on how much you put on, it can leave your skin feeling a little tacky so I prefer to use it on my feet at bedtime. However using it on my hands and rubbing it in it is fine to use any time.

        The smell is lovely when it is applied, but although almondy it is not overpowering and you will get a hint of fragrance from you skin for a good while after use but I did not find that I was followed around by a sweet and sickly smell - just a faint pleasant nutty aroma.

        I like the Body Shop nutty aromas and this almond one is no exception - and unless you have an aversion to marzipan and almond smells I think you would really like this.

        Setting the aroma aside the butter is very moisturising and does a great job on my feet which feel lovely and soft by the morning - but be careful in the shower as your feet will still be a little slippery.

        I would not want to be paying £13 for these body butters, even though they are very moisturising - but you can regularly get bargains when there are sales on their website or in store so that is a good time to stock up.



        ===Star Rating===

        4 stars - expensive at full price.



        ===Would I Recommend?===

        Yes.



        ===Website===

        www.bodyshop.co.uk

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          17.01.2014 00:26
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          Hydrates my dry skin

          I was given a musk body butter for Christmas but was not overly keen, so I called in to the Body Shop to have a look at the sale stuff. There's quite a good sale at the moment, a few of their 200ml body butters are reduced to £5 down from £13 (Jan 2014). I settled on Almond after trying the tester.

          The butter comes in a beige plastic tub with almonds pictured on the top, and the usual long list of ingredients on the underside. The butter contains sweet almond oil and Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana.

          The butter is a moisturiser aimed at normal to dry skin, I wanted one for dry skin in particular as at the moment my wrists, hands and lower legs are suffering in the cold weather.

          On opening it's smells delicious, nutty but sweet with a hint of vanilla. I find it not feminine but not manly either. The consistency is slightly softer than some of their other butters more like a spreadable butter in a tub than a hard block of real butter. The colour of the moisturiser is not white but a light brown which I prefer.

          This applies really easily, as with all butters it melts on contact with body temperature. It absorbs quicker than their musk offering but does however have a slight greasy feel to it making it necessary to rub well in. It doesn't stay greasy for long though and doesn't transfer to my clothes.

          Immediately my skin appears better. The butter sinks right in moisturising the dry bits and leaving my skin feeling much smoother and less itchy. This hasn't irritated me at all. The sweet nutty scent stays on my skin for a fair while. I put some on this morning and can still faintly detect it, that was well over 14 hours ago.

          It claims to 'Hydrate' which it does, 'Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth' which it does, has a 'Buttery texture' which it has and has a 'Sweet almond scent' which it does.

          I would recommend this butter for slightly dry skin, my skin definitely feels better- it feels soft and moisturised. I don't need much and don't feel the need to reapply any during the day, so going by other 200ml tubs I've had this should last at least a couple of months.

          5 Stars from me.

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            13.09.2013 10:46
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            Lovely body butter

            I love The Body Shop body butters, and have tried most of the scents in the range. One of my recent buys was the Almond Body Butter, which I have been using in conjunction with the matching shower gel. Body butters are normally priced $12.50 for a 200g tub, but The Body Shop always have some sort of special offer on so there's no need to ever pay full price. All the tubs come in different colours, corresponding to the scent of the butter inside - this one comes in a pale brown tub, and the butter inside is a pale cream. This body butter is designed for normal to dry skin, and contains almond oil to moisturise.

            I love the smell of this butter, which is a distinctive almond scent that I find really natural and authentic. I tend to associate almonds with Christmas, so after using about half the tub I've put it away, along with the shower gel, to use during the festive season. You could use it all year round, though, if you wanted to.

            The butter provides fairly intensive moisturising, so I only use it in the evening after a bath or post-gym shower. I find it a bit too much for during the day. I apply the butter and rub it into my skin; it rubs in fairly easily but I can definitely tell I have applied product. My skin smells distinctly of the lovely almond scent, and the smell lasts for ages - I can still smell it, albeit faintly, the next morning.

            The butter is incredibly moisturising. I have very dry skin on my body, particularly on my lower legs, and my skin feels soft for hours after using this product. It doesn't irritate my skin either.

            Overall, I highly recommend this body butter. It is great value when on offer, deliciously scented, and incredibly moisturising.

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            26.07.2012 21:42
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            OK but not my favourite

            This is a review of the Body Shop's Almond Body Butter. I had a 200ml (full size) pot of this when I was pregnant in 2010 with my daughter and have only just finished it!! I have to say that the contents stayed very fresh since opening and did not dry up at all.

            Packaging

            The 200ml pot is a light beige colour with a big sticker on the lid that has pictures of almonds on it. I It is a screw top lid and very short and squat, similar to other body butter containers on the market.

            My pot

            I have to admit, this would not have been a flavour I would have picked but it was bought by my Mum as a gift to combat stretch marks during my first pregnancy. I did get a few at the time but they have faded and I was also using oil on my skin throughout.

            Fragrance

            The first thing you notice with this is the smell of the product when you open the lid. It is quite nutty literally but pleasantly so. I use this body butter on my legs and torso and arms sometimes and have found the fragrance to linger over a day later. I got a bit on the underside of the duvet and had a pleasant waft of it for days!

            Consistency[Soft Break]As with body butters, this is the thickest moisturiser on the market and it really helps if you scoop up a bit and rub it between your hands to heat it up before applying so it goes on smoother. A brand new pot will last ages and it is really nice to just stick your finger into a full pot and schulurp it out or is that just me?

            Price

            At the moment the 200ml pot is on offer for just £5 which is a bargain. You can buy them in smaller sizes too which are ideal for travel. The RRP for the full size is £12.50 but it's best to wait as they often have them on offer.

            My thoughts

            I am in a bit of a love hate situation with this product. Here's the negatives first:

            *It smells just a little bit too strong

            *Sometimes if I apply this at night time it makes me feel really sweaty during the night


            And the positives:

            *The moisturising properties are excellent

            *The quality of the body butter is one of the best I have tried

            *It lasts ages even with regular use.

            Final word

            I would like to try this body butter in other fragrances from the line to see if they are just as good. I can't bear strong smelling or fruity body lotions though so would have to be careful with my choice as I don't want to waft around smelling like a Pina Colada! I am tempted by the Brazil Nut one though. I think the price, especially when on offer is brilliant for this and would recommend it to anyone wanting to treat stretch marks or extremely dry skin. I often slather my legs with it before putting jeans and socks on and like to think of it working hard all day whilst I get on with my life.

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              04.07.2012 20:14
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              gorgeous

              I couldn't resist buying a few more items from the Body Shop the other day as I had a voucher which gave me 10 pound off a 25 pound spend (there's no pound sign on this keyboard, sorry!) so I ended up getting three different body butters as well as various other treats at a bargain price.

              I have tried a number of these body butters before but I would now go so far as to say that this one is my favourite!

              Like all the other Body Shop body butters it comes in a round tub. It contains 200 ml. This particular almond one is for normal/dry skin. This means it is quite rich but not too thick and heavy.

              The first thing I notice about this body butter is the gorgeous smell which greets you as you take off the lid. It is sweet and nutty and smells similar to their other almond products. The reason I picked this one up in the first place was because I had loved the smell of their almond hand cream. The body butter smells very much like that. It means that applying this body butter feels pleasant as I just love the smell. The body butter is quite solid inside the tub, but soft to the touch and it is easy to scrape out just a little bit. It is easy to spread it across the skin and it does not absorb immediately but once it is rubbed in a bit, it starts to melt into the skin with ease. It doesn't leave my skin feeling really greasy, but there is a slight residue from it as it contains almond oil, which seems to leave my skin feeling and looking a little bit shiny.

              When I use this my skin feels so nice. I really love to rub it into my feet and it has been working very well on harder skin on the feet, making them feel softer and more refreshed at the end of the day.

              As it does not absorb as quickly as some very light body lotions I use, I will stick to using it in the evening rather than in the morning as it is richer and takes a little bit longer to dry.

              A little goes a long way with this body butter as it feels so effective and nourishing, so even a little bit seems to have a great moisturising effect.

              I would really recommend this one, as the smell is gorgeous, it is rich enough for those with dry skin but also not so heavy that it is too much for normal skin. I would say it is a great all rounder. Once I use up all the different ones I have, I will get this one again.

              Full price is 12.50 and currently it is six pounds for the 200 ml which I think is a good price considering how nice it is. Makes a good present too.

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              15.03.2012 15:48
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              A big drink for dry skin

              I love The Body Shop body butter. I have tried many different fragrances of the butter but my favourite still remains to be the Shea one. This one is nice too though!

              I paid £5.00 for the smaller pot of this as I buy the smaller pots first to see if I like them or not. The butter comes in a small round pot and it has a pleasant aroma to it. I would describe the aroma as sweet and nutty. The butter is a lovely creamy body lotion and a huge drink for dry skin.

              The butter is easy to apply to the skin. It's better to apply the butter to dry skin as it helps to retain the natural moisture balance of the skin, locking in any excess moisture. I have dry skin and this butter is perfect for my skin type. The butter just glides over the skin and it soaks in really well. I love the scent of the butter too. It lingers on your skin after use and it leaves you smelling sweet all day.

              The butter absorbs into the skin without leaving a nasty residue on the surface of your skin. It dries without leaving your skin feeling sticky. I do like this body butter but the scent isn't strong enough for me. It's nice but it's subtle. I prefer stronger scented body butters but this is still gorgeous.

              An ideal body lotion/ butter for dry skin.

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              03.02.2012 18:28

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              A fantastic treat, actually works!

              I love that fruity smell when you walk into the Body Shop. I feel like I am in a sweet shop and want to buy everything! Unfortunately as the prices are a little steep I have to restrict myself to a few indulgent products. One my latest trip I invested in the Almond Body Butter. Now the body butter comes in a variety of different scents, but I had heard a lot about the benefits of almond for the skin.

              The Almond body butter costs £12.50 for 200ml. Now I will be honest and say this is very very expensive for me, as I usually only pay £3-£6 for body moisturisers. However I was lucky enough to have been given a gift card meaning guilt free shopping!

              It is good to know that the main ingredients in this product are all natural, meaning your skin gets the care it deserves. The main ingredients are:

              Almond oil - It is known for containing essential fatty acids that aid in restoring the skins moisture.
              Glycerin - Helps add moisture and leave skin feeling soft
              Cocoa butter - A renowned moisturiser for soft and smooth skin
              Shea butter - moisturizes the skin

              As you can see, the key ingredients all have moisturising properties. Thus making it a natural and effective product.

              It comes in a round pot with a twist off lid. This ensures the butter stays sealed and fresh. The pot is a great size and shape for me to leave on my dressing table and pile up with my other body butters! The top of the lid features the ingredients, i.e. in this case almonds! This makes it handy for me to spot the body butter that i want to use.

              This moisturising butter is thick, creamy and smooth. It is ideal for dry skin that needs deep replenishment. It's thicker than ordinary body lotions so it needs massaging into skin. It absorbs very well into the skin and doesn't feel or look greasy. I only use it once a day, before bed, as I am quite concious of the smell. Even though I quite like the nutty smell(its quite mild), it's not to everyones taste, which is why I like for the butter to sink in overnight. It leaves me with unbelievably soft skin with a nice sheen. I managed to finish the tub in a month as I use it top to bottom. At £12.50 it is almost premium priced. I only bought it as I had been given a body shop gift card. I would probably only buy it again if it was on offer as it is a little expensive.

              I would recommend this product if you are looking to treat yourself. It is very luxurious and feels great on the skin. The scent is also quite delicious and makes me feel hungry (which may be seen as good or bad!) I would say that everyone has to try the body butter once as it will make you feel gorgeous from top to toe.

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              Lovely soft skin with a nice sheen and a lovely smell.

              Body Shop Almond body butter is a real treat. I love body shop body butters as I find they are thicker and last longer than most moisturisers. I also like the fact that they feel as they are made form more natural materials than other moisturisers. My favourite has to be the Almond one though and these are the reasons why.

              Smell

              Lovely and almondy. In fact you smell a bit like marzipan. This may not be a smell for everyone but I certainly like it. I'm not one for floral scents so this suits me fine.

              Texture

              The almond body butter has a lovely texture. It seems different in texture to some of the other body shop butters as it's thicker. It is indeed more of a butter than a cream and it melts onto your skin as you rub it on.

              Feel

              It's lovely and smooth. I find it leaves your skin with a lovely golden sheen which isn't sticky but lasts all day. It's especially good for sun kissed skin and seems to enrich any tan. I suffer with legs that will spring up in a rash even if they only glimpse a razor but slapping on my trusty almond body butter and my legs and soothes and smoothed with a lovely sheen.

              Availability

              This is a tricky one as the Almond body butter doesn't seem as readily available as some of the other types. I tend to stock up when I see it just in case, it always seems to be available in the January sales but not in the spring?

              Price

              £12 for a 200 gram pot, though I've never actually bought it full price. I've just bought a few pots last week as its in the sale at the moment at £6, that should keep me going for a bit!

              Long Lasting?

              Yes on skin, adequate from the pot. The 200g pot lasts me a few months though I tend to go through more in the summer than in cooler weather. I usually try and get a new pot for holidays and I have been known to finish one on a three week holiday - but this is rare. If you get it in the sale I think it's good value for the quality.

              So all in all I love the almond body butter and wouldn't be without it especially in the summer.

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                06.04.2011 19:04
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                Buy it now before it goes back up to full price!

                The Body Shop Almond Body Butter 200mls

                I got this Body Shop Almond Body Butter 200mls for the first time last week. This body butter comes only in a large 200ml size and it normally costs £12 but it is on special offer at the moment and only costs £6. £6 is a bargain for 200mls of Body Shop Body Butter,

                I really like Body Shop products and I especially like the fact that they do not test on animals and the fact that the packaging they use is minimal and recycled and then after use it can be recycled again.

                Body Shop products are not cheap and are really classed as middle range products. I only buy Body Shop products very occassionally and for that reason I am careful as to what I choose to buy.

                I have never tried any of the Body Shop products with the Almond fragrance before. My last body butter was the Body Shop Coconut Body Butter but I like a bit of variety so I decided to try the Almond Body Butter this time. The cheap price sealed the deal!


                The Product:
                The Almond body butter comes packaged in a completely round plastic tub. The tub closes neatly with a plastic lid and the whole tub is then sealed in plastic, this ensures that you are indeed the first user of this product! The packaging works well at holding the product and with the round design of the tub it means that you can get every last drop of the body butter out of the tub, hence no waste at all.


                The Almond Body Butter tub is light brown coloured and is decorated on the top with the Body Shop Logo, the name of the product and pictures of almonds. The packaging of the product looks good, the colours are inviting and all in all the whole packaging is very decorative, you can see exactly what you are buying Almond Body Butter.


                Almond Body Butter has been developed for normal to dry Skin. The body butter soaks in to skin almost instantly but moisturises non-stop for up to 24 hours. The product is laced with sweet almond oil plus Community Trade shea and cocoa butter.



                My Results:
                When you open this Body Butter the first thing you notice is the smell of the cocoa butter, I really can only smell a light hint of almonds. The Almond scent is quite subtle and the cocoa butter smell is a bit more intense. The body butter is very thick and it is moulded into the tub. It is completely set and is not at all runny, it looks a bit just like dairy butter, thick set and solid. Most of the other Body Shop Body Butters I have used have the same thick and dense texture.


                When you apply the body butter to your skin it feels lovely, the butter is very soft and it is not at all sticky, it absorbs well into your skin almost immediately. You notice stright away the moisturising effect this body butter has on your skin and the effects are long lasting - it lasts the full 24 hours. This body butter does not make your skin shiny or slippy, it just gives a fantastic moisturising effect to you skin. After using this product my skin feels very soft and very comfortable. It's a joy to use.


                This body butter is sold for people with normal and dry skin. I have quite dry, sensitive skin and this product works really well for me. It offers much more hydration than normal body lotions and because the body butter is thick it stays exactly where you apply it and the moisturising effect is immediate and long lasting.

                I find this body butter especially good for dry hard skin around my heels and also it is really fantastic for knees and elbows. It helps skin in these areas look younger and less rough and worn.

                This body butter contains sweet almond oil, this provides an essential fatty acid that helps to repair the moisture barrier of the skin, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness.

                It also contains shea butter, this has a high level of antioxidant vitamins a, e and f, which help protect and nourish the skin. Moisturises and helps soften the skin.

                The ingredient I could smell the most in this body butter is cocoa butter, this is where most of the scent of this body butter comes from. Cocoa butter is an excellent moisturiser that melts at body temperature, so is absorbed quickly to leave the skin feeling soft and silky smooth.


                Ingredients:
                Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil) (Emollient), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa Butter) (Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Methyl 2-Octynoate (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Caramel (Colour).



                All in all I really like this body butter and after using it for about a week I am very happy that I bought it. It's a bargain price at £6.

                This body butter works well to moisturise skin, it is perfect for dry heels, and dry skin on your knees and elbows and it works perfectly in conjunction with the Body Shop Scrubs. I like to exfoliate using the Body Shop Mango Scrub and then follow with the Body Butter. It replaces any moisture you have lots whilst using the scrub, and the scrub really helps get rid of rough, dry skin. It's a perfect combination, you can always rely on the Body Shop.

                This Body Butter also helps soothe sunburnt skin whilst at the same time restoring moisture to your skin.

                5 Stars for The Body Shop Almond Body Butter, had it been full price of £12 then I would have only awarded it 4 stars!

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                  26.03.2011 12:06
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                  ticks all the boxes for me

                  The Body Shop is one of my first stops whilst shop for body care. Their body butters and lotions not only smell absolutely gorgeous but I also support the ethos of the shop. The Body Shop is clearly committed to social issues such as sex trafficking, their products 'never have been and never will be' tested on animals and the ingredients of their products are very often Community Trade. Unfortunately, most of the Body Shop products seem to be simply overpriced (not only for a student on a budget like myself!) so I tend to make my trips to the shop during sales or when their cosmetics are on special offer. This is how The Body Shop Almond Body Butter joined my - already quite big - collection of body care products.

                  The body butter is supplied in a light brown plastic round tub with a screw top. On the lid, we can see an image of almonds and read some basic information such as the product name, its volume and use. This almond body butter is intended for normal to dry skin - perfect for me!

                  It has a lovely texture: thick and rich yet very creamy (no wonder it's called butter!). I very often put it on the radiator whilst showering which simply helps it melt a bit making it even easier and more pleasant to apply. I just simply rub it in and the thin layer of the body butter takes care of my skin.

                  I just love the scent of almonds and cocoa butter, it is very sweet and tempting. I do, however, consider it a 'winter scent' because it reminds me of Christmas (and I wish it could be everyday!). Like all body butters coming from the Body Shop, this one has a very strong scent. I therefore don't recommend using your favourite perfume or eau do toilette in conjunction with this butter though the scent fades after several hours. I must admit I love going to my bathroom as it leaves it smelling gorgeous!

                  The product's main ingredients are sweet almond oil which - as essential fatty oil - helps to repair the moisture barrier of the skin, shea butter with vitamins A, E and F to protect and nourish the skin and cocoa butter to make the skin soft. It is worth noticing that shea and cocoa butter in the product have been purchased from Community Trade factories in Ghana, enabling their workers to send their children to school and changing their lives with water pipes and wells (and many of us don't realise how much time these people spent collecting water), not to mention helping them to gain the access to medical care and better housing.

                  I consider my skin normal with some dry patches and I think a good moisturizer is essential, especially after shaving. This product met all of my expectations: it moisturizes, softens and smoothens the skin. Of course, the skin is noticeably nourished for a couple of hours after applying the butter but it is also much soft for the whole day! I no longer experience the annoying itching feeling of dry skin in winter.

                  This product can be purchased from the Body Shop stores which are located in most of the bigger towns and cities in the UK, USA and several more countries or online both from retailer's website and places like Ebay. The price, unsurprisingly, is quite high: £12.50 for a 200 ml tub but it is worth waiting for sale.

                  For me, this body butter ticks all the boxes: smells great, is easy to apply and moisturises my skin very well. Definitely recommended.

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                    03.01.2011 01:07
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                    I like it.

                    During this time of year, when its really cold out and every building is in central heating overload, I find that my skin gets incredibly dry and, for that reason, I need to moisturise regularly in order to ensure that I'm not completely crispy(!), particularly on my elbows and knees. Amongst other products, The Body Shop Almond Body Butter is something I use to help combat scaly, cracked and dry elbows and knees - and keep my skin feeling as soft and hydrated as possible.

                    The Body Shop Almond Body Butter cost me £6 from The Body Shop online, recently reduced from the higher price of £12.50. It comes is a large plastic tub with a screw top and contains 200 mls of the body butter which is, in my opinion, a very reasonable price.

                    I find the butter to be incredibly thick, rich and creamy - and when it is applied to the skin, it feels very luxurious, even though it is only Body Shop! I've found that its important to rub it in gently because if I get too overzealous with rubbing it in, or if I try to massage it in, I find that I get little bits of dried skin (I think its fried skin!) rub off. However, by applying a generous blob of the butter and gently rubbing it in, then the butter does become absorbed, albeit slowly. Initially, after applying it, my skin is left with a thin, slightly greasy sheen on it, but this tends to disappear after about 30 minutes, and then my even my driest skin just feels soft and well hydrated

                    The moisturising elements of the cream are cocoa butter and shea butter, as well as softening almond oil. Obviously because of the oils involved the product should be avoided in any one with a nut allergy or sensitivity.

                    The overwhelming smell is of cocoa butter and almonds.....and it smells fairly delicious. It calls to mind the saying "It's good enough to eat!". It really does smell good enough to eat.....sweet but not sickly.

                    I would recommend this product for anyone who needs an intensive body moisturiser.

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                      23.10.2010 19:13
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                      Good value at reduced price.

                      There are such a wide range of body butters on sale at the body shop. I mentioned in my other review which was a general one that one of the cheapest ways to buy body butters is in the sales, but you do not get your pick of the flavours you only get the leats popular ones and that's how I came across this almond one. It is not a flavour which would jump out at me normally, but a 200ml tub was reduced first to £5 and then to £3. At which price I couldn't say no.

                      The body butter comes in a plastic tub. The plastic is thick and coloured, you cannot see the product inside. There is a sticker on the lid covered in pictures of almonds, very raw and unprocessed, but to be honest that seems to contradict the smell of the contents inside.

                      I wasn't sure what to expect scent wise from this almond tub, but it is much sweeter than I thought it would be. It smells like a cross between marizpan and bakewell tarts, so it did feel wierd putting it on my skin, but the scent wasn't overly strong and didn't stick around long.

                      The tub the body butter is in is quite shallow so you have to scoop the butter out. It is quite pale creamy brown in appearance. The problem with scooping it out is that it gets stuck under your nails and I really hate that feeling.

                      the body butter takes quite a lot of effort to rub into your skin, and does leave a bit of a residue. Even when I get in the bath at the end of the day, after putting the butter on at the beginning of the day when I was I have to wash the layer remaining off my legs.

                      Overall the butter did not irritate my skin and did make it quite soft, if you could get below the layer to find out. I would buy it again for £3, maybe for £5, but definitely not for £12.50.

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                      20.08.2010 20:13
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                      Great as a treat

                      I bought this Body Butter when it was on offer in the Body Shop for £5.00 for a 200ml tub. I rarely use body butters, and would rarely be inclined to spend the £12.50 this product usually retails for. However, I am well aware of what a high quality product this is however, and having used this scrumptious body butter for the last few months I may well revise this opinion.

                      The almond body butter comes in a round tub that has a beige coloured base, and a sticker on both the lid and the bottom of the container. The one on the lid is of a complimentary shape to the tub, and depicts a mass of almonds, with the Body Shop information printed in white on top of it. The bottom sticker is similar in shape, but contains application instructions, ingredients and contact details for the Body Shop. The lid unscrews in a simple twisting action, and the body butter inside is a rich, creamy beige that reminds of of the brandy butter you take with Christmas pudding. The butter itself is fairly viscous, and will not slide around in the tub. You must scoop it out, and it is cool and smooth in texture. The butter smells deliciously of marzipan, and even if I do not want to apply the product I often take it out just to smell it, so delicious is the fragrance.

                      The body butter absorbs quickly into the skin. Upon applying a thickish layer I find I must rub it in again 5 - 10 minutes after initial application to encourage the remaining reside to absorb. Following this however, it will leave your skin soft and supple another ten minutes later. The butter is non-greasy, although the skin on which it is applied to can feel a little clammy following the first couple of hours after application. I have not found it to stain or mark clothing, but it may be wise to don loose fabrics for the first few hours.

                      I have purchased cheap body butters in the past, and have discovered that once they have been on your skin for a few hours they tend to take on a vaguely unpleasant smell that is unlike the original fragrance. This is not true of the Body Shop almond body butter however. Although it combines somewhat with your own scent, it retains its original fragrance for many hours after application, and you will find yourself sniffing at the applied area in a dreamy manner. I love the ethics of the body shop, with their animal-, environmentally-friendly polices and quality products. This is not a cheap body butter, but the scent and effectiveness of the product more than makes up for its price tag. This body butter will considerably aid dry skin after only a few applications, and even at £12.50 I consider this product to be a bargain.

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                      20.06.2010 21:35
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                      Good for the money

                      I don't normally bother with extra moisturisers but was given this as a present so of course gave it a whirl. It's quite a greasy feeling buttery texture which I found quite unusual compared to normal moisturisers. When you first apply it it is literally how you would expect butter to feel but it quickly sinks in to your skin. You do need to make sure that you thoroughly rub it in or it will sit on the skin in a greasy layer for ages. I found that it is best used on those slightly rougher patchers that we all have on elbows, knees and feet etc and the difference it makes is amazing. The scent in this one is best described as neither here nor there. It's great if you want to use a perfume afterwards as the scent is very low key and not as strong as most of the Body Shop's products. I'm not sure that I would buy this again or not but it does seem to be good for those harder to soften areas.

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