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      20.08.2015 16:49
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      • Moisturising
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      • "Some smell nicer than others!"
      • "A little sticky"

      Fab moisturisation & very long lasting!

      I was given 2 tubs of 200ml Body Shop body butter for Christmas and 8 months down the line I am still not through either of them!!

      One of my tubs is the cocoa version which is for 'very dry skin' as I get particularly dry hands. I find the smell a little odd; it is not one I would have selected myself as I prefer fruity smells. I have put up with it however as it was a present and being a body product, probably non-refundable. It's quite gross and sticky when you first put it on but after a few minutes it has sunk in and it's fine. It really does work if you get dry skin - really nice and moisturising.

      The other tub I have is Vanilla which is a more pleasurable, neutral scent. It's also less sticky than the cocoa and works just as well. I find I have to apply a little more than the cocoa to get the moisturisation I need but this will probably vary depending on how dry your skin gets.

      Both are very long-lasting - I use them usually every day and as mentioned above after 8 months I am still using them. I have about 1/4 of each tub left.

      The 200ml tubs are quite chunky and not really hand-bag friendly - I keep one on my office desk and one at home. I believe Body Shop do make it in a smaller size which would be more ideal for when you're 'on the go'.

      The only reason I have not given this product 5/5 is because of the smell. If I had a smell I loved I'm sure I would have given it a full rating!

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      28.07.2015 16:55
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      • "Fruity smell"

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      • Thick

      A gorgeous range of moisturisers

      I'd like to start my review of Bodyshop Body Butter by stating that this moisturiser is one of my all time favourites, perfect for a gift or a treat for yourself on a rainy day!

      My boyfriend kindly purchased a mutipack of three smaller size body butters for valentines day which came in a really cute heart shape box. It was a lovely gift and I would strongly advise any other man to consider this body butter range as a gift for their pertners. The three flavours that came in the set were Mango, Strawberry and Tangerine (with Tangerine standing as my all time favourite).

      On first opening the smell hits you from a mile away. The entire range have such luxuriously vivid fragrances which are just beautiful and elegantly fruity. The texture is high quality and smooth, thick and creamy. It goes on quite well but the mixture is quite thick which means you have to use quite a lot of product to cover the entire leg, which is unfortunate becasue you just don't want to use them up!! Even though the product is quite thick, what can you really expect from a 'butter'? It kind of had to be thick.

      Although I love this all time classic range from The Body Shop, the price is way too high. They do last a while but for me, as a student, the price is just rediculous. The only reason I use them is becasue of people kind enough to buy them for me as gifts.

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      26.07.2015 17:28
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      • "Rich moisturising cream"

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      Grapefruit body butter

      I have bought a lot of Body Shop products over the years and have always found them to be good quality and kind to my skin. This pink grapefruit body butter cost me £6 on offer which is a good price as it can retail for up to £10.00. It comes in a 250ml tub and it is suitable for any type of skin. It is dermatologically tested and it contains shea butter which sinks deeply into your skin and really makes it feel soft and smooth.

      The butter itself is quite thick to the touch and feels quite silky and it has a light fresh soapy smell which would be suitable for all the family. To use I scoop a small amount of cream out with my fingers and then start to rub it into my skin paying particular attention to anywhere where I may have dry or rough skin. It does absorb quickly and easily without leaving any residue or greasy feeling.

      At the moment I am using this rich body butter every day as I find that when the weather gets colder my skin needs a bit more care and attention and I am very pleased with the results. My skin feels soft and nourished and I haven't got any dry patches which I sometimes get on my legs and elbows. It definitely makes a difference to the general feel of my skin from the moment when I use it and it lasts for many hours afterwards.

      I find that I get the best results when I use this after having a hot bath as my pores will be open so the butter can get deeper into my skin. As obviously I use my hands to apply the body butter it saves me from using so much hand cream as my hands have a good layer of the cream as I am using it. I didn't pay for this as it was a gift but I am very impressed with the results and I would certainly buy another one especially if I could get it for around £6.

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      19.07.2015 17:03

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      • "Great fragrance"
      • "Large pot"

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      • "Slightly sticky"

      Beautiful fragrance, great moisturiser

      These are brilliant products! All that I have tried have had an amazing smell, especially the grapefruit one. They moisturise very well and leave your skin feeling really smooth although I found they can be a bit sticky so you might have to wait a while before getting dressed. The smell lasts a good amount of time on the skin and I will definitely keep buying this product. I would easily recommend this product to everyone.

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      19.04.2015 19:55
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      • "A little goes a long way"
      • " slightly nutty"
      • "Smells very pleasant"
      • "Rich to use"

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      • "Leaves skin feeling oily"

      Luxurious Wild Argan Oil

      I was given a small pot of Body Shop body butter as part of a Wild Argan Oil gift set. It contains organic Fair Trade Argan oil from Morocco, which is listed on the ingredients as Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil. I haven’t used Argan oil before but was really pleased to receive it as it’s supposedly very good for dry and flaky skin, and mine has been really irritated by having the central heating on all winter.

      The body butter comes in a plastic pot with a screw off lid, which is easy to take off. Inside, the butter is a thick yellowy creamy colour. It actually does look a lot like butter! The body butter is very firm and dense to touch so there’s no need to take a lot out, as this is very rich and a little goes a long way. This particular butter has a sweet slightly nutty fragrance to it, which is gentle and unobtrusive. It’s very pleasant, but quite oily, so if I put it on my hands and rub it along my arms and legs I can see a soft sheen on my skin which looks quite nice. It starts off quite firm to touch, but then the oils start to melt as it warms up, making it more liquid, just like actual butter does. It has a lovely rich moisturising effect which I can feel straight away, and makes my skin feel smooth and moisturised for the rest of the day. It’s especially good on dry elbows.

      I’ve found it better to use this with a short sleeved top. It’s not a very good cream to put on before wearing a long sleeved top as the sleeves can stick to it, so I have to leave it for half an hour to soak in.

      I like to use it as a hand cream as well, and it’s very soothing on my hands when they’re dry and irritated. However, on the downside, it also leaves an oily residue on screens such as my Kindle, so it’s not really ideal as a hand cream, as it doesn’t absorb and dry out.

      Overall, I’ve found it a lovely body butter to use in winter, as it’s helpful for protecting my skin from the drying effect of central heating, but I think this would be too sticky and greasy feeling to wear in summer, so I’ll stick to using it in winter. It’s currently £13.00 in Body Shop for 200ml, but as body butter is so rich it can last quite a long time, so is quite good value for money. I think this one is a new favourite for me, so I’ll be looking out for it coming on offer.

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      20.11.2014 02:17
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      Lovely Scents, not too heavy and moisturise perfectly

      I adore body butters but I often find the tubs too large to get through and with dipping my hands into them a lot I get a little grossed out when they are too large. Body Shop make a small and a large version so have solved this for me!

      The product ....

      The Body Shop body butters are a thick body moisturiser, they resemble a soft butter in consistency, thick enough that they stay in the container if turned upside down but easily scooped out and smoothes nicely once heated slightly on the hand.

      The Body Shop has a large range of scents of these butters and they are all simply divine, my favourite is the coconut one, it leaves my skin smelling good enough to eat.

      Body butters tend to be something that is much to heavy for my combination skin and leave it feeling greasy and covered in a residue, I do not find The Body Shop ones as heavy as many others, although they do take a while to soak in they only leave my skin with a little bit of grease.

      Moisture wise these leave my skin really nicely moisturised, there is never any dry patches left once I have allowed it to dry in.

      To Use ....

      You simply unscrew the tub and scoop out the required amount and spread onto the skin, gently rubbing it in until it is absorbed.

      Cost ....

      The body butters are £5 for the small one which contains 50ml and £13 for the large one that contains 200ml.

      Summary ....

      I love these butters, they do leave my skin a little greasy but not too much, I adore the small pot size, they are small enough to use for travel, handbag or home use, are really good value and come in a wide range of really nice scents.

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      19.11.2014 21:36
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      • "Good for all over the body"
      • "Smell great"
      • "Thick and long lasting"

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      • "Try to up sell"
      • Expensive

      Body Butter At Its Best

      I am not a big fan of The Body shop in general because I find the smell as you enter their shops very overpowering and I think that the stuff that they sell is generally overpriced. That said, I do brave visits to the shop to get my hands on some of their body butter, which I think is without a doubt the best version that there is on the market.

      There are lots of things that I like about The Body Shop body butters. On a general note, I think that they are lovely and thick and that they feel really luxurious when you are applying them. I find that you need to rub a bit in your hands first to soften it up because it is far too thick to rub straight into your skin, unless you like applying moisturiser to be some kind of torture! I also like it because it is suitable to use all over your body, even your face (as long as you do soften it a bit first).

      The second thing I like about them is the fact that a little goes a long way with them. This means that, although they are pricey at £13 for a 200ml tub, they are actually pretty good value for money. I find that a tub lasts me about three months, using it all over my body pretty much every day. In fact I find that I tend to decide I want to try a different flavour before the tubs actually run out, which is why I have so many of them!

      This brings me on to the flavours themselves, which is the thing I like most about the body butters because there are just so many of them to choose from. The scents vary from fruity to flowery and every single one of them packs a punch - they are not for those who like a subtle flavour. There are the most popular flavours such as the coconut and mango ones that are available all year round, then there are seasonal flavours that are only available at certain times of year and are only continued if they are popular - so don't fall in love with one that nobody else likes!

      They do tend to try and up sell their body scrubs with the butters when you go in, but I would avoid these like the plague because I hate them!

      Overall I would definitely recommend the body butters from The Body Shop because, whilst they are expensive, they are good and they last a long time, making them good value for money and a great all round moisturiser.

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      31.10.2013 10:35

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      Great product from Body Shop

      As you may have noticed from my other reviews I am a massive fan off Body Shop products and this is no different.
      Their body butter is superb, the only other product that has ever come close is coca butter but even then the smell sometimes gets a bit too much for my liking.
      I tend to try and pick up their tubs from outlets or in their sales when they are half price as if you cover yourself in it like I do it can be quite pricey at full price.
      The butter itself comes in a handy tub where the top just screws off, rather than having to bang a jar or bottle you can scoop the amount you actually need.
      The butter is always thick as expected and as with their other creams a little does go a long way.
      It is perfect just out of the shower although you may want to wait a while before getting dressed as it can leave some residue.
      All of their butters smell amazing; my favourites are the strawberry and the coconut. I wasn't a massive fan of orange and did feel like I attracted more bugs in the summer so personally I give that a miss!

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      08.07.2013 14:02
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      I love this body butter, but I wish it was cheaper!

      I recently went into the The Body Shop, enticed by the 'sale' signs all over the window. As I went into the shop, there were several body butters on display, each with a sample pot in front of them. After smelling each one and rubbing them on my skin, I chose to buy the 'Papaya Beurre Corporel' because I fell in love with the smell of it.

      USING THE PRODUCT

      The body butter feels very smooth on my fingers when I use it, and it blends into my skin effortlessly. A little bit goes a long way, and I find that I don't have to use much to spread it over my legs and arms. The butter is creamy in colour, and smells fantastic. I'm not sure what Papayas smell like, so I can't comment on whether it smells authentic. I just know that I love the incredibly fresh, fruity and quite sweet smell of this product.

      DOES IT WORK?

      I mostly use this on my legs; since summer is finally here, and I want to make sure my legs look their best in shorts and dresses. I had some dry skin on my legs before, either from shaving, or from having them covered up all of the time. Since I've been using this, I've had no dry skin on my legs. I can happily go out in the sun with my legs out, and feel confident that they look and feel amazingly smooth.

      PACKAGING AND PRICE

      The product comes in a 200ml orange coloured pot, with a picture of a Papaya, surrounded by The Body Shop logo, on the lid. I think that the packaging is simple, but at the same time it stands out, and helps you to easily identify which body butter you're buying. Each one has a different colour and different picture, depending on what it smells like. I paid £5 for this product, but they usually cost £13, which I probably wouldn't pay, simply because I can't afford to. I got two of these while they were on offer, getting myself a good deal. If I could afford to pay the full price then I would, since I really love the product. But right now I can't justify paying that much.

      DOWNSIDES

      The only downside for me is the price. I'm glad I found it on offer, and since I have two pots, it should last me a while. I think I'll only buy this when it's on offer.

      OVERALL

      As much as I love this product, I wish it wasn't so expensive. It hydrates my skin, leaves it feeling amazingly soft, and it simply smells amazing. It's definitely worth looking out for, especially if you can afford to buy it at full price. A lovely product, but a bit too pricey.

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        17.06.2013 14:11
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        Make sure you choose the right one!

        When I hit 20 I realised I had never bought a single thing from the body shop and so decided to nip in a see what I fancied the result was a cocoa butter body butter. I have since bought another one, Cherry here are my thoughts.

        Packaging
        Both of them are in short stout plastic tubs with a sticker on the screw lid indicating what's inside. So on the cocoa butter it is beans on the cherry one, cherries. The tubs are beige and red respectively. These are very good quality durable plastic and can kast some time in a stuffed lotion bag.
        The screwtop means it shuts airtight.

        Formulation

        Cocoa Butter
        This is for dry to extra dry skin and was my mistake as I am only really normal. So this leaves my skin feeling quite greasy and does not soak in at all. This is far too thick the cream is a similar shade to the tube.

        This smells just like palmers and is fairly strong this lasts all day and people always comment on it.

        Cherry
        This is just the right consistency for me and soaks in nice and quickly and keeps my skin lovely and soft, but without being greasy. The smell is also delicious a very sweet cherry that is instantly noticeable. This is definitely something I will buy again


        Price and Availability
        These both retail for £6.50 in the body shop stores and also online. I am not sure the cherry retails anymore as I cannot find it online.

        Conclusion
        Although I will not be buying the cocoa butter again this will be exceptional for very dry skin. But I will be buying the cherry next time as this really does its job great product

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          03.06.2013 01:01
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          I love Body Shop body butters!

          I am a big fan of The body shop and their body butters is a product that I have become a really big fan of recently. There is such a wide range to choose from, strawberry, mango, chocomania, cocoa butter, papaya, passionfruit, olive oil, pink grapefruit and many more to name! They all smell so good and so there is a scent for everyone I'm sure!

          The butters comes in wide tubs, 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 butters I have used are all quite a thick rich texture, so you definitely don't feel like the body shop have scrimped on quality and basically but some moisturiser in a tub and plastered the name body butter across it! It takes a good few sweeps with the finger to collect some and 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.

          The biggest selling point for me on this is definitely the smell! All the different body butters I have used (strawberry and chocomania) all have a lovely rich and yummy, fragrant smell which I adore and could sniff the tub all day! Usually though, I do find the butter once applied to my skin I can't really smell it as much and the smell doesn't linger and pretty much fades away. This was more particularly evident with the strawberry body butter but I don't mind this too much as I normally wear body sprays and perfumes anyway so this means it doesn't conflict with it too much.

          The body butters from the Body Shop range have all been fabulous at moisturising my skin and giving me long lasting, supple soft skin that I really can hardly fault their products. I love using them and although they are a bit expensive costing £13.50 usually for a tub they are often on offer or I get frequent discount codes for 40% off so tend to stock up on these when they cost only a fraction of this RRP! I would definitely recommend these body butters to any consumer wanting a rich, good quality body butter with lots of scents to choose from for their personal choice. I am sure they will agree with me that these are fab!

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          25.03.2013 13:24
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          Outstanding value

          Generally, whenever I get something like this as a present for my birthday or christmas, it tends to stay under my bed never to be seen again. I was having a sort out a while ago and found this The Body Shop Body Butter and I thought I would give a go. That was last summer, and once I had used it the first time, I continued to buy it myself. I tend to shop in the likes of Boots to get my creams and moisturisers, and quite often pay over the odds, but now I always opt for this product, as I feel that effects on the body are simply amazing, especially the softness it gives to my skin.

          In the Body Shop, I have only come across two different varieties or sizes on offer, each with a range of different fragrances. You can either choose to buy the 50ml tub for £5 or the larger 200ml for a great knock down price of £12.50. I always go for the larger, as not only does it last longer, but it is extremely value for money. There are some many different fragrance varieties to list them all, but personally I have tried the Olive, Cocoa and Coconut one's.

          It works in a pretty simple fashion. The composition of the butter means that as soon are you can applying it, it will start to notice how smooth your skin becomes. It also acts as a moisturiser, repairing skin damage and opening up your pores. I can imagine that if you go out looking for this product, it may be hard to find, as there are so many beauty supplements out there, but Body Butter comes in a circular tub, and the design of the packaging will reflect your choice of fragrance. One thing that I did notice was the distinct smell when you first open it. The aroma is outstanding, and thats exactly how it leaves your skin feeling.

          I would certainly recommend this product to my friends, and in fact I have done so. It is definitely worth its value, why go and pay ridiculous prices for a product when The Body Shop Body Butter does the same thing if not better.

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          03.08.2012 22:45

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          great.

          I received the body butter in pink grapefruit as a host gift when I hosted a body shop at home party. The scent is lovely and light and you can smell it on your skin for several hours after use. It is an excellent texture and rubs in easily, leaving your skin feeling nourished all day, its especially good for use after shaving. The pot seems like it will last a long time as a little goes a long way! There are so many scents in this range that you could try a new one every month of the year, however I like the pink grapefruit so much I'm not sure I would change. I will definitely try this again and it has tempted me away from my usual Aveeno moisturiser for now! I think the body butters were on offer when I had the party so do represent good value for money.
          This is a main stay of the Body shop range for good reason, it does what it says on the tub, smells good and is good value for money. I had never tried this before but now I am definitely a convert!

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          16.07.2012 16:02
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          Nice product but expensive at full price.

          My skin isn't usually overly dry (except my hands and feet) so I'll admit that I don't moisturise my skin as much as I probably should. Despite not being a huge fan of body lotions and the like, I seem to have accumulated a few of this type of product and am now trying to work my way through what's in my stash. I received a free Body Butter on a recent trip to The Body Shop as a free gift for spending so much money and opted for the Satsuma as it is aimed at normal skin and as mentioned, I don't feel that the skin on my body particularly warrants using one for dry skin.

          THE SMELL
          Half the appeal for body butters for me is the gorgeous smells that they often have and this is no exception. It's got a lovely orange smell that is quite strong and lingers for a while after the body butter has been applied and has soaked in.

          USING IT
          One thing that has often put me off using body butters is the thickness of the product. I had previously used a body butter type product from another store which was quite thick and gloopy and took forever to feel as though it had properly sunk in. That experience put me off using body butters for a good while. As I've already mentioned, I'm not a big user of body moisturisers and anything that takes too long to soak in is going to put me off even further! With that in mind, I was convinced that this body butter would be no different, especially as it is quite a thick consistency too.

          I'm pleased to say that my experiences have been totally different. It soaks in quite quickly and although it seems to leave a slight sheen on my skin if I'm too heavy-handed in my application, I feel like I can get dressed and go on with my business with the minimum of fuss. Because it feels a bit greasy at first, a little bit goes quite a long way and granted I don't use this every day all over my body but it's lasting quite well.

          RESULTS
          With my skin not being hugely dry, I don't need a body butter to perform miracles but I've been impressed with how soft and supple my skin feels after using this. I never thought of my skin as being in desperate need of moisture but I can see and feel a different on days when I neglect to use it so it's clearly doing good stuff!

          PRICE
          My 50ml tub costs a whopping £12.50 under normal circumstances. I'll be honest here and say that I'd never pay this much, however much I may like the effects. The Body Shop often runs sales and online offers though and if I see a good offer when my tub is about to run out, I'll definitely be getting some more as I really like it.

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            12.07.2012 18:03

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            I would recommend this for people who want to take care of their skin and smell good!

            I am a huge fan of the Body Shop butters. There's a huge variety of scents so you can never get bored! I've tried: coconut, mango, almond, the cranberry christmas special, passionfruit, cocoa, and some others which I can't remember for now and my favourite has got to be the almond, although I think this will differ from person to person.

            The body butters usually come in the big pots but there are also small pots that are extremely handy when you're travelling. Upon opening the pot, you are greeted by a very lovely scent (certainly if you have chosen something that you like!). The texture of the body butter is really smooth and it applies well on your skin - light enough not to feel sticky, but heavy enough for you to feel moisturised.

            I would definitely say that this product is moisturizing enough -- it works wonders for my skin especially during the Winter, and without it my skin would certainly otherwise be really dry and itchy -- so big thanks to Body Shop for that!

            These butters can always come cheap during the sale, so make sure that you stock up for the next season! But be sure not to keep them for too long - I had a number of pots of the cranberry christmas special which I've totally forgotten about, only to find that the butter has become quite clumpy and difficult to use after about 1.5 years of keeping in my storeroom. Wasn't a very good experience.

            Would certainly recommend the ALMOND scent if you like the nut.. and be wary of coconut and cocoa becuase these are very food-related scents (just my personal opinion!!)

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        • Product Details

          Pink Grapefruit Body Butter, Coconut Body Butter, Satsuma Body Butter, Shea Body Butter, Vitamin E Body Butter, Mango Body Butter and many items more /