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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.
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.
The body butters are £5 for the small one which contains 50ml and £13 for the large one that contains 200ml.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!)
The Body Shop is a well-known household brand, with products such as cosmetics, skincare and beauty accessories on offer; the store is a haven from women and girls alike who enjoy treating themselves to good quality products and more importantly know how they have a men's friendly range that most brands do not cater for. The Body Shop proudly boasts their work with the Fair Trade community there. At present The Body Shop work with 25 Fair Trade countries to access their ingredients for their products, this is fantastic as it allows less economically developed countries to increase their revenue and exports and put these countries into other traders' sights. Another brilliant trait of The Body Shop is that they are against animal testing and state on their website that they have "never tested on animals". The Body Shop as a brand has many ethical values and work with many charities in the process for example, during world aids week they bring out products with slogans and images that bring attention to such a worthwhile cause and a percentage of the product is given directly to the charity. Furthermore, they have recently set up their own charitable trust "The Body Shop Foundation" there are links on their website to their charity website and they give customers and people who are interested chances to volunteer for the day and help worthwhile causes they also give their staff members five work days a year to use to volunteer.
~~ The price~~
The Body shop butters come in two different sizes 50ml and 200ml; this allows you to try a small amount before you decide to buy the 200ml which is approximately £12.50. They frequently have worthwhile offers both in store and online which are worth checking out. Many of the offers are 2 body butters for £16 saving you £7. Another way to get the products cheaper is buy them in the gift sets and compare the individual price of the items which will give you a decent price cut. The price can be quite high for a high street brand, however, the product lasts a long time and the change it has on your skin is definitely worth the price. I think this is one of the best skincare products I have tried if not the best and I always have at least one pot of this in the house at one time.
~~ Product Variations~~
At present there are 23 different body butters available at The Body Shop. These are; Pink Grapefruit, Olive, Coconut, Moringa, Satsuma, Mango, Sweet Lemon, Strawberry, Shea, Aloe, Vitamin E, Duo sweet pea, Duo vanilla, Duo Floral Acai, Duo Macadamia, Dreams Unlimited, Chocomania, Hemp and Cocoa. These all have different purposes some are for dry skin other normal skin, some for greasy skin and sensitive skin. There is something for everyone!
I have tried many of the products in the range and can quite firmly say they all smell divine! Each one helps to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth and are definitely worth the price you pay for them. One of my personal favourites has to be strawberry as it smells delicious and if used after a bath or shower the effects of the cream are more significant. I also have used the Cocoa body butter during pregnancy and have found it to have transformed my dull, dry skin and left it looking soft smooth and leaving me with my well-deserved pregnancy glow. I have also used it on my bump and found that it helps keep my skin elasticated without the horrid medicinal smells that so many "bump creams" have. It's a luxurious product and by far leaves you feeling great!
I generally don't buy from The Body Shop unless there's a sale on; it just always feels a little too expensive for me. However, for their Body Butter, I make an exception (I also buy it in bulk when there is a sale on). It's one of my favourite bath products and the only way to end a long luxurious bath. The Body Butter comes in various fruity flavours; my personal favourites happen to be strawberry and mango both of which manage to smell absolutely fabulous without being sickly sweet like some cheaper products. The Body Shop generally have tester tubs so you can go smell them for yourself before deciding which one's your favourite. It comes in a circular plastic 200ml tubs with a screw top lid, colour coded to the flavour. The tubs are quite tough and are very reusable; old ones of mine currently store hair bands and spare change. The Body Butter itself has the consistency of real butter, when I first used I thought I'd accidentally kept in too cold conditions because it was harder than I was expecting. This thicker consistency does sometimes make it harder to get out and slower to absorb; you have to massage it in longer than other products and it's not always as smooth as more liquid moisturisers. It does however feel fantastic on the skin and it has a wonderful, long lasting fruity smell that doesn't immediately fade (I often find that my clothes smell of mangoes or strawberries after I've worn them with this). Body Butter, of course, as a The Body Shop product is extremely ethical and eco-friendly; you don't have to feel guilty using it. Overall The Body Shop Body Butter is a delicious smelling, effective body moisturiser, worth the slightly larger price tag and the time it takes to absorb.
---Why I Bought It---
If you want a great smelling body moisturiser then this is for you.
I was searching the Body Shop website and found these body butters on offer at the time so decided to give them a try.
Comes in a lovely pink tub with a label on the screw top lid and one on the base.- the smell is so refreshing and invigorating.
The body butter is a soft pink colour and is thick and creamy without being greasy.
It moisturises without a greasy feeling.
It also works really well and works on hands, body and also the feet - where it is so cooling and adds a lovely fragrance. Leaving your skin soft for many hours. The website lists among its ingredients:-
* pink grapefruit seed oil
* Community Fair Trade shea butter
* Community Fair Trade cocoa butter.
Cost is £12.50 if bought at full price - but I buy on line and there are often special offers where you can pick it up much more cheaply. I have never bought any at full price yet!
* Zingy smell
* True fragrance
* Very moisturising
* Long lasting
* Bargains when on special offers
* Can be used al over
Cost can be a bit expensive if bought at full price - but offers often come up on line and in store so you can often pick items up at very reduced prices making this a very useful beauty item.
I loved this product from the moment I saw the lovely pink tub it came in.
The butter itself is a delicate pinky shade, not at all garish.
It actually is the texture of butter - I was not sure what to expect, not having had body butter before, but it goes on really well and leaves your skin feeling soft and fragrant for many hours.
I love putting it on may hands and feet and they still feel moisturised in the morning after having used the night before.
The body butters are definitely the best moisturisers I have used for texture, staying power, fragrance and moisturising properties.
4 stars - would have been 5 but a bit expensive at full price - so keep an eye out for bargain offers.
Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Citrus paradisi (Skin Conditioning Agent), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa Butter) (Emollient), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Methylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 15985 (Colour), CI 17200 (Colour).
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Butter is by far the nicest of the range in Body Shop in my opinion.
I've used the olive, the shea butter and the Japanese flower versions but found the scent of all three to be either too mild or too perfume-like. But the grapefruit version is fantastic. The body butter is light enough to not to leave a greasy feeling on the skin when rubbed in instead leaving your skin feeling soft and moisturised. It does take some rubbing in which takes time but I think it's worth it when you compare the results to that of using a thinner moisturiser like a Boots own brand for example which only partially moisturises.
I particularly like the cooling effect of this body butter when in a warm place/country if left out of the sun. However, it does melt quickly and becomes messy when it does but as long as you leave it in the shade at room temperature it's easy to apply and not too labourious.
The smell is fresh and fruity. It actually has the effect of waking me up when I use it and unlike with other fruity smelling skin products that I've used before it doesn't attract insects e.g. wasps but has been received well by many of my friends as a pleasant but not overpowering smell.
As for the price, I believe it to be very reasonably priced since it is a large amount and it is of very good quality. I also appreciate the fact that it hasn't been tested on animals.
Pink Grapefruit Body Butter, Coconut Body Butter, Satsuma Body Butter, Shea Body Butter, Vitamin E Body Butter, Mango Body Butter and many items more /