Product Type: The Body Shop Body Care
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Body butter with a 'passion'
The Body Shop Body Butter
Member Name: steve4oo
The Body Shop Body Butter
Advantages: Super soft skin!
Disadvantages: Quite a lot needs to be applied
You may have noticed I am currently reviewing my range of Body Shop products and I can say that their range of body butters are just as good as the rest of the products they sell! For who of you who are unsure, The Body Shop provide excellent quality products that are available on the high street and their shops can be found in most towns, cities and shopping centres. They are often vibrant looking, with an addictive smell that grabs your attention as you walk past. Because of this I never ever walk past without going in - it must be love!
Moisturising, as well as a faithful beauty routine are something that is really important to me as I can see the necessity of caring for my skin properly and if I don't, it bothers me that I haven't been able to find the time to sort it out. I aim to exfoliate 1-2 times a week, being careful not to overdo it as I don't want to damage my skin, but obviously moisturising with a rich and good quality product is really important to ensure my skin it left feeling soft and nourished. I have been through a variety of moisturisers, probably the majority that are on the shelves to be honest! I initially tried some of the products by The Body Shop years and years ago, as my mum has always been a faithful user to their products so I tended to use them when I was younger and while I did like them, I always shopped around and never really stuck to one brand. More recently I have returned to the body butter by The Body Shop and it was definitely a decision very well made!
In terms of aesthetics, the products vary as there are a number of different types available including strawberry, cocoanut, shea butter and passion fruit. This review is aimed at the passion fruit flavour as it is the most recent of my body butter purchases. The Body Shop claim it is for normal to dry skin, possibly making it greasier than some of the other varieties, but I can't say I consider this as a problem as my skin does get dry in places so it works well for me. I find the consistency of all of their body butters to be really thick and creamy compared to others I have used in the past which can often be quite runny, so I absolutely adore their richness. The combination of ingredients undoubtedly will contribute to this as they include passion fruit seed oil which helps to moisturise the skin, melon seed oil which aims to condition the skin and provides support for women in rural communities too by giving them some regular income. Also included is shea butter which also helps to moisturise and soften the skin - so 3 ingredients which all aim to moisturise the skin can only mean one thing; super soft skin!
On application, suprisingly, despite the intensity of the moisturiser it actually absorbs really quickly and doesn't leave you with that horrible sticky feeling which I have experienced frequently in the past. The design of the product, with a screw on, screw off type mechanism giving you access to the tub allows you to ensure you get every last drop of product from the tub! As soon as you remove the lid the extremely strong scent, in this case of passion fruit, will hit you and if I said it wasn't strong I would be lying! It is a very very strong fragrance that lingers on the skin after application but I don't find it overpowering in any way as I love the smell. Due to the thickness of the product I often find I have to use quite a bit to get an even coverage over my body but at the same time it still seems to last a long time. My skin is always left feeling revitalised and nourished, particularly after exfoliation too. I love the feeling of my skin afterwards and I often find it has a healthy looking glow to it too which is nice particularly during the summer months when the weather perks up (hopefully) and my shorts come out!
The body butters are available in a 200ml or 50ml version, which the 50ml costing £5 and the 200ml setting you back £12.50. Despite the fairly large expense, I can't explain how much (to me anyway) it is worth paying that little bit extra for a product of such good quality. They are so much more than you're average ones on the high street and you can feel the goodness of the product when you use it, which is demonstrated by following through with the excellent results of nourished skin which will be particularly useful over the dry summer months that are to come. You will experience a healthy looking glow to your skin and a 'soft to touch' experience like you have never felt before!
Summary: Lush skin!
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