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I have pretty dry skin and, over the years, I have tried all kinds of moisturising creams, lotions and potions and I haven't found any that work as well as the range of body butters from The Body Shop. I also love trying all of the many, many different flavours and scents that they offer and this coconut one is my all time favourite by a long shot.
The butter comes in a 200ml tub and is priced at around £13. Many of the other flavours can often be found discounted to as little as £5 a tub but, unfortunately, this one isn't one of them because it is so popular. The benefit of this is that it is always available. Many of the butters are seasonal and so you get them, love them and then can't find them agai. This one is available all year round.
The butter itself is nice and thick, which gives it a really luxurious feel. It also means that you don't have to use much of it at a time - a little really does go a long way. You need to rub it together a bit in your hands first to soften a bit, but it is soft enough to use all over your body including your face and it leaves your skin feeling really soft and not at all oily, which is lovely.
The smell is by far the best thing about this butter. It smells really coconutty and it makes me think of summer holidays and tropical beaches. It is a summery fragrance, but I find that it is suitable for using all year round because it has a nice luxurious smell. It is not overpowering either so that you can wear it all day and still smell it at the end of the day, but it isn't so strong that it gives you a headache. It is nice for applying before bed too.
I would definitely recommend this body butter because it is a great product, it smells amazing, is a really good moisturiser and, even though it is a little on the pricey side, it is worth the money.
I won a set of three body butters in a tombola and was pleased to give these a try. Of the three, the coconut had least appeal to me (the others were shea and olive). However, my daugher chose this one to open first when we were having a pamper session so we got stuck in to the small 50ml travel pot.
The body butter comes in a cute screw top pot with a thousand uses when it's clean and empty. The pot is brown and plastic and features a coconut picture on the top. Inside is a thickish cream that is easily scooped out and rubbed in to the body.
I mainly use this on my legs, a couple of times a week when I am usually wearing jeans or trousers so the body butter can be lathered on and left to sink in. Or I put it on under pajama bottoms as an overnight treatment! I find it sometimes sits on the surface of the skin for a long time after as I have noticed if I scratched my leg and end up with product under my nails. Smell wise, the coconut body butter is not as strongly fragranced as I first feared. However you can detect the unmistakable smell of coconut on your body when you have used this.
I'm not the biggest fan of this but have enjoyed the deeply moisturising qualities, so I have mixded feelings about this body butter. My daughter is a massive fan of it, requsting a go with the coconut one on a regular basis.
I got a 50ml travel sized pot in my gift set but a 200ml pot sells on the Body Shop website for £13. I do think this is a bit expensive so it's worth looking out for when it#s on offer.
I like the long lasting moisturising results of this body butter but am not so keen on the smell. It does rub in easily and makes my skin feel so soft and smooth. I look forward to using the other two pots from the gift set as I think I will prefer their fragrance more.
Occasionally I treat myself to some Body Shop body butter - and the coconut variety is one of my favourites. The normal price for this item is £13 but it seems to be one of those items that I happily discover are on offer whenever I venture into a store. Currently (04/08/13) it is on offer online for £6.50 for a 200ml pot.
The product contains Community Fair Trade virgin organic coconut oil and according to the Body Shop website the butter provides 24 hour hydration. The coconut oil comes from coconuts that are organically grown in Samoa. It is suitable for normal to dry skin types. Like other Body Shop products, this body butter is not tested on animals.
Ingredients: Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Emollient), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cera Alba (Emulsifier/Emollient), Parfum (Fragrance), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Caramel (Colour).
As soon as you open the pot you are met with an amazing smell of coconut. The body butter is wonderfully thick and creamy. It feels cooling and smooth as you spread it over your body - and the smell of coconut is almost intoxicatingly delicious. The product soon absorbs into the skin leaving it feeling softer almost immediately. It doesn't irritate my slightly sensitive skin - on the contrary, it feels as if it is nourishing my skin. You have the lovely scent of coconut lingering on your body for hours and the product has you feeling thoroughly pampered - little wonder then, that this is one of The Body Shop's best selling products. I love to apply this to my skin after getting out of a hot bath or shower at bedtime.
The only down side to me using this product is that my husband does not like the smell of coconut. He says it's like sleeping with a giant Bounty Bar. But I have had positive comments from most other people. My daughters love the scent and how it makes their skin feel too.
I think this product is lovely and would thoroughly recommend it.
I received this Body Shop coconut body butter as part of a shower, scrub and moisturise gift set for my last birthday. Although I love the Body Shop's body butters coconut isn't a fragrance that I would normally choose and so had put off using this, however I was pleasantly surprised when I started to use it.
The body butter comes in plastic tub with a screw top lid, this is easy to remove and gives you easy access to the product inside. The label on the lid shows a coconut, although the Body Shop have updated the labels so this may be different now.
I like that you can use up all the product in these tubs unlike moisturisers in bottles where I feel I'm throwing loads away that I can't get out.
Using the product
The smell when you open the tub is very creamy and reminds me slightly of Baileys Irish cream, more than it does coconut anyway. I liked the fragrance which was good after putting off using it for so long. Applying the body butter to my skin is easy and despite being thick it absorbs quickly as do all the Body Shop body butters I have tried. I'm generous with the amount of product I use and the results are really good, it leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft. This product contains coconut oil which my skin seems to really like and although I am prone to dry skin I haven't noticed it whilst using this product.
There is no residue left behind after applying and I can get dressed straight away after using it which is great as I'm always running late in the mornings.
Price and availability
This product is available from the Body Shop online and in their stores. A 200ml tubs sells for £13 but they have frequent sales so you can easily get it cheaper. I had a 50ml tub which is available in their gift sets and are great for travel.
Would I recommend?
Yes, this is a lovely body butter which seems to really suit my slightly dry skin. I would definitely consider buying this again and would be more than happy to receive it as a gift again.
I'm a huge fan of The Body Shop's body butters, which offer intensive moisturisation for the skin and are available in a number of different 'flavours'. I'm trying to try them all and am currently using the Coconut Body Butter. This is available in a standard size costing £12.50, as well as a smaller size of £5. I have the smaller size, though I don't actually think I paid full price for it, as I almost always order online now as there is almost always a 50% off code!
The Coconut Body Butter comes in a brown tub with a label covered in pictures of coconuts. It is described as being suitable for normal to dry skin. The body butter is designed to be absorbed quickly and offer round-the-clock hydration.
The Body Shop is known for its fair trade and ethical polices and the organic virgin coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter in this product are all Community Fair Trade ingredients. The coconut oil in particular comes from the Polynesian island of Samoa. The Body Shop trades with Women in Business Development Inc, which supports several community projects including teaching local farmers and producers new skills.
The body butter is creamy-white in colour and is very thick - you have to scoop it out. It has a delicate, fresh coconut scent. I scoop some out with my finger and apply it over my body, usually after having a bath with the Coconut Foaming Bath. It is easy to rub in and doesn't irritate my skin at all. The gentle coconut scent remains on my skin for hours.
The moisturising properties of this body butter are fantastic - my normally dry skin remains soft and moisturised right up until the next day. The scent, too, lasts until then.
This body butter is an excellent buy, not least because it lasts for ages as you don't have to use much at a time. It smells lovely and is incredibly moisturising. Perhaps it is better for the summer, but that's the only point I would make about this body butter.
If you like the sound of this product, I would also point out that The Body Shop make a shimmer version of this coconut body butter which gives a bit of shine to your skin.
I have been using this product on and off for about 10 years now and it is by far the best body moisturiser out there and I have tried a lot of different products.
No matter what I have done to my skin over the years this product has always been consistent, even down to shaving my legs in a saucepan with the bluntest razor and some warm water and this has never let me down. A lot of other similar body butters just don't have the same moisturising properties in comparison to the Body Shop butters, I have often found that some of the cheaper versions don't actually sink into my skin and just sort of settle on the top and within a few hours my skin feels very dry again. This is never an issue for this body butter, even just once a day and my skin stays pretty soft.
This smell isn't for everyone but it's my personal fave and it always reminds me of holidays, speaking of which I have even found this body butter trumps even the most expensive after sun for the spot of sun burn, I even convinced my Dad to use it recently and he is of the men don't moisturise school so that surely recommendation in itself!!
When I was a teenager I used to love going to town on a Saturday with my friends and we would always end up in The Body Shop testing all the products out. As I got older I didn't really use any Body Shop products as they are, in my opinion, quite expensive. However over the last few years they have made a come back in my life, mainly from gifts at Christmas and birthday, and I must say that also I can take or leave most of their products I really do love their body butters.
There are many different body butters available but the coconut one is one of my favourites and I always take it on holiday with me, as I think the packaging is practical for taking away and the scent is a holiday one to me.
About the product
Like all their body butters this one comes in a small plastic round tub and to open you simply unscrew the lid. I particularly like this packaging because it makes it easy to take away with you on holiday or a break as unlike body lotions in a tube you don't have to worry that it may leak all over your other luggage.
The body butter has a consistency similar to butter in that it comes in a fairly solid form and you just need to run your fingers along the top to scoop some out of the tub. You then simply massage this into your skin. The Body Shop suggest you should be generous when applying and I agree with this, particularly if your skin is very dry. They also say it works better after a bath or shower but I always only apply after a bath or shower so cannot comment on whether it does not work so well if you haven't done this prior to application.
When you rub the product into your skin you can notice it immediately beginning to absorb and make your skin lovely and soft. The product claims to offer 24-hour hydration, I am not sure whether this time scale is realistic but I do know that when I apply it after my shower following a day at the beach it does make my skin feel soft all evening and through to the next morning when I am putting on my suntan lotion.
I really like the smell of coconut and you will notice the smell as soon as you open the tub. I think that once the product has been applied the scent is not overbearing and it does fade a little as time goes on but I think this is a good thing as you can wear a perfume as well if you are going out without the two clashing. However if you smell your skin up close you definitely still get a whiff of the coconut throughout the evening and through the next morning and any clothes that I wear whilst using this product do seem to take on a bit of the scent which I don't mind as the product doesn't stain them.
The main downside to this product for me is that in my experience it leaves your hands a bit sticky after using although you just need to wash your hands to get rid of this, but also that it does take a while for the product to completely work into your skin so unless I am wearing something really loose I cannot get dressed for about 15 minutes after applying this otherwise my clothes don't go on very well as they stick to my skin. This is not usually a massive issue for me as when I am holiday I am never really in that much of a rush to get dressed but it is one of the reasons that I prefer to use other body lotions when I am at home and more in a rush to get ready.
The other downside is the price. This product usually retails at £13 for 200ml which personally I think is very expensive. That said I have just popped on to The Body Shop website and this is currently on offer at a far more reasonable £6.50 and The Body Shop are always doing offers online so if you buy from their website you can usually pick up products for a fraction of their rrp.
I think this is a great summer product. It is easy to apply, smells lovely, and is really effective on dry skin. Look out for the numerous offers on The Body Shop website and you can snap it up for a reasonable price.
Just recently my skin has felt a bit dry. For years I haven't been a fan of The Body Shop, not because I don't think that their ethics and policies are good but because their prices have put me off and lots of stores and brands now don't test on animals and so on.
However a while ago I received a gift of some bits and bobs from The Body Shop from a friend and I was very impressed with that gift so now and then I will pop in and treat myself to something or other I feel that I need and in fact the other week I needed a few bits of new make up and some brushes and managed to find exactly what I was looking for in there and a few things I wasn't looking for and this was something definitely not on my list but I felt he sudden 'need' to own it lol.
The tub these come in is robust and nice enough being made of recyclable plastic and of course we are clearly told what it is and who it is made by plus the size is stated and so on. The lid is easy to twist on and off and the likes as well.
Forget te packaging though, its there to do a job afterall and it does that well. Its the product thats the most important thing and this product is exceptionally kind to dry skin in my opinion.
The cream itself is white in colour, thick and glossy looking with a wonderful rich aroma of distinctive coconuts to it which is a really natural fragrance with a hint of sweetness to it. A little of this goes a very long way and I always apply this after bathing or showering and I can use this daily if I want to but I use this intensive cream whenever I feel that my skin needs it.
This sinks into the skin very quickly indeed allowing me to use this and dress quickly afterwards which is always a good thing and I am scented up quite strongly with this one and for a good few hours too, lucky I love the scent of this one then eh?!
However for £13.00 for a 200ml tub does it make a difference to my skin parting with that amount of cash to warrant that figure? Well yes I think it does actually. A little does go a very long way indeed as I have already mentioned, its fast absorbing but more than that...... this gives me not only silky and highly supple feeling skin it banished the scaly skin on the front of my legs after just one application so I think this is a wonderful treatment product. My skin looks softer and feels it and the dryness from my knees and elbows had gone after a couple of uses of this but overall I have noticed that with using it just once or twice a week for the past couple of months that my skin really does feel the benefit of it.
Yes I think £13.00 is alot to part with for a body moisturiser but this is perfect in my opinion for dry/parched/more mature skin skin and has done wonders for my horrible scaly bits of skin that have took off on run away so thumbs up once again to The Body Shop from this happy customer!
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My favourite products sold by the Body Shop is hands down their body butter. They not only smell amazing but they are also incredibly nourishing for my skin and are a real luxurious treat after a long day.
They have loads of different butters to choose from so you should be able to find something that appeals to you. Personally I prefer the fruity butters but they also have some others such as this coconut one which should appeal to people who are looking for something that isn't fruity.
Personally this isn't one of my favourite butters but that is just a personal preference and I can't say enough good things about the actual butter or how well it works to moisturise skin. The only reason that I say it isn't one of my favourites it just because I prefer the fruity scents more but if you like coconut then you will absolutely love this.
It is made with both cocoa butter and coconut oil and it does smell lovely. It has a strong coconut smell and smells like a mix of suncream and a cocktail. It is sweet but not too sweet and it is really tropical and reminds me of holidays. I do like the smell but for me it just lacks the same punch that you get from some of the fruity ones.
This butter like all the butters from the Body Shop moisturises so well and feels amazing on my skin. It really moisturises deep down and leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth. I do like to use it at night though rather than during the day because it is a bit too heavy for me to use in the morning after my shower and also because it leaves my skin feeling a little tacky and greasy until it has absorbed properly. Also though I think butters are more pampering product so I like to use them at night after my bath so that I can fully appreciate them. The next morning my skin feels amazing and so soft. I also think that if you have dry skin a butter is the best thing to prepare your skin for fake tanning as it leaves it in such nice condition that it stops the tan from looking patchy and streaky.
Although this isn't my favourite one it is still one that I buy occasionally just as a change and I do enjoy using it. I can't say anything bad about the actual butter as it is amazing it is just the coconut smell which stops me from buying this more regularly. Although I like the scent there are other ones that I like more.
This costs £13 for a 200ml pot so it is expensive but I think it is well worth it as the results on my skin are so good and it feels so lovely to use.
Bodyshop Coconut Body Butter
I have been a huge fan of The Body Shop and all it's lovely products for years and years now. In particular I think that the body butters are the best all over body moisturisers out there and I have been using various scented body butters for as long as I can remember. In fact I may have tried them all by now!
The Body Shop say: "This rich and creamy Body Butter is a feast for the skin. It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains Community Fair Trade virgin organic coconut oil and has a totally tropical coconut scent."
On opening the tub of body butter the first thing that you will not fail to notice is the lovely and rather strong fragrance of coconut, but it is a sweeter smelling coconut scent than you might expect from a real coconut. Personally, I do really love the smell although it isn't my favourite body butter available from the Body Shop it is among my favourites. However, the coconut body butter is one of their classic fragrances, which has been around for as long as I remember and the coconut scent is part of a range of products that I have went back to time and time again.
The body butter as you might expect is really thick and the texture does somewhat resemble butter (maybe more like margarine). It is really easy to apply and I tend to be quite heavy handed when applying it. Personally, I find that the body butter is great to use after a bath or shower. In the summer I like to pop the body butter in the fridge, it makes it even nicer to apply to hot skin and stops it from going overly soft in the heat, not that I have had that problem at the moment in this never ending winter. As I mentioned the body butter is really thick so it can take quite a while to properly sink into your skin so in my experience don't apply this if you are in a hurry to get dressed. My personal preference is to apply the body butter before bedtime and although it hasn't marked any of my bed sheets they do hold the lovely coconut scent probably longer than my skin does.
As with most if not all of the Body Shop body butters after I apply the moisturiser to my skin I do notice the scent, but the fragrance does become less noticeable quite quickly. It is more like a lovely background smell rather than a perfumed aroma. But if you want to smell like a coconut all day then there are a range of other coconut scented products available from the Body Shop to layer the fragrance.
The Body Shop claim that the body butter provides 24 hour hydration and I would have to agree, I can still feel this moisturiser hours after applying it. I have never quite checked 24 hours exactly but it does keep my skin lovely and soft. The Body Shop also recommend the coconut body butter for normal to dry skin and having skin that I would probably classify as normal the body butter does leave my skin in a lovely condition and with constant use it does help alleviate any drier areas.
A whole tub of the body butter can last me a couple of months but with more constant daily use, especially in the summer when I have been in the sun a lot I can use all the body butter up within a few weeks. Unfortunately, the moisturiser doesn't come cheap and retails at full price for £13. But, I often bulk buy items from The Body Shop when they are in the sale making them far cheaper and more affordable.
Overall, I really love the coconut body butter and the body butter is great at keeping my skin moisturised while smelling lovely. Personally, I highly recommend The Body Shop's coconut body butter, it is a lovely, classic and memorable scent that I have bought time and time again and I am sure will continue to do so. It is also my favourite fragrance to give as a gift.
The coconut body butter definitely deserves the full five out of five stars.
I regularly stock up on Body Shop Body Butters when they have an online sales event. I find the regular RRP of these far too much to justify shelling out on at £13 for a 200ml pot. However, they are luxury items and therefore, when on offer at half this price (at least!) I do purchase a few. One of my favourite varieties is this coconut one.
The pot of coconut body butter is brown in colour with a picture of a coconut of the lid. It is a flat 'tub' and the lid can be unscrewed to reveal the body butter inside. This is a thick solid consistency - rather than creamy like some other body butters can be. It is an off-white/creamy colour. As soon as the lid is removed, the scent of coconut is immediately detected. This is strong and a very tropical scent - it reminds me of summer holidays, which is lovely when the weather is cold in winter as it takes me to a warmer place :)
To get a little of the body butter, you need to press quite hardly and scoop with your finger. It feels a little greasy to the touch and 'melts' at the warmth of your skin. To apply, I find that a little does go a long way. A small amount can be easily rubbed in to the skin and it is absorbed quickly and, although initially it feels a little greasy, it does leave the skin feeling soft with no residue. I find that the moisturisation provided by this is very good, it is quite an intense product so I do not use it everyday. It is more of a luxury to me, so I will apply after a long soak in the bath, perhaps once or twice a week. I find it really great for dry patches of skin - for example knees and elbows - as it makes the skin here look and feel much more attractive and reduces any scaley appearance they may have. The coconut oil contained in the product not only helps to moisturise skin but it also gives it a really rich coconut scent, which lasts on the skin for several hours after applying.
Overall, this is an indulgent treat for me - very moisturising with a lovely coconut scent. It is definitely worth waiting for a sale event before purchasing as it is very expensive at full price.
Just recently I've being going a bit mad with coconut related products! Coconut oil, coconut milk, dessicated coconut, whole coconuts, coconut scented candles, coconut yoghurt.. the list goes on.
So, when I decided to buy a new body shop body butter when the tub i was using ran out, I decided to buy the coconut fragranced one. This was mainly because of my newfound love for coconuts, but also because I hadn't tried this scent before and I have being using the body butters for about 5 years so I thought it was about time I tried it.
Like all of the body shop butters this costs £13 for a tub, which is expensive in my opinion but it reflects the quality and a tub usually lasts me for at least 2 months, even if I use it everyday (though I mainly use it just in my legs and arms rather than all over my body like some people do). The tub has 200ml of the body butter in it.
The tub is made from plastic and it is round and quite compact, so it fits on my shelf without taking up much room. The lid is easy to screw on and off and the packaging design is quite basic, but nice. The moisturiser itself is a really thick and creamy, rich consistency - it reminds me a lot of Greek yoghurt but thicker! It is an off white shade, which I like because some of the other fragrances have added colouring which makes them a bit less natural, eg the strawberry one is pink coloured.
Only a really small blob is needed and it is important not to use too much else it will leave your skin very wet and greasy, but a small amount is enough to leave it feeling moisturised and healthy but not wet, sticky or greasy, so it won't stain your clothes. It leaves my skin feeling moisturised, soft & silky as soon as I use it and my skin just feels a lot more hydrated and well cared for.
The smell is amazing, devine, mouthwattering.. it smells just like coconut! I could sniff it all day and I love how the smell stays on my skin for hours after I've put it on my skin. It does not smell at all artificial. My fiancé doesn't usually use body shop body butters because most of them smell really sweet and fruity but he does use this sometimes because it doesn't smell girly - don't get me wrong it is not at all manly either, it's a unisex smell!
As for the ingredients the list is very long and not all of he ingredients are natural but I like that it contains real virgin coconut oil as this stuff is amazing for keeping skin healthy and soft and nourished. I was surprised to see that it is perfumed (I usually avoid perfumed skin care because my skin is a bit sensitive) but I have to as that I haven't has any irritation from it and it is really gentle.
I really like this body butter and will buy it again when I've used this tub of it, it smells great and is really moisturising and only a tiny amount is needed so it doesn't work out too expensive.
I love Body Shop things especially fruity ones. Whenever I am in their shop I like to smell various items and I am always tempted to buy them. I wouldn't normally buy a coconut product as I usually like fruity things but when I smelt this I was surprised by how nice it was and couldn't resist buying it.
It comes in a round, squat tub and on the lid is a picture of coconuts it is easy to see what it is. The lid is the full size of the tub and sometimes I find it a bit difficult to unscrew and put back on properly.
The body butter is as thick as butter and so feels very luxurious. You get it out with your fingers and smooth it onto your skin. As it hits your skin and warms up it melts into you skin and feels really nice.
The smell is lovely! It does smell like coconuts but in a very real way, not false or too sweet and it lasts on the skin too, I notice that there is still a subtle smell of coconuts a few hours later.
This body butter helps my skin to remain hydrated, it takes a while to soak into the skin and be absorbed and the result is very smooth, soft skin. I like to use this regularly to keep on top of my skin to stop it going dry and rough.
I really like this. I use other body butters from this shop too depending upon what smell I feel like at the time! This is lovely and I can't give it less than 5 stars, the only slight negative is the lid is sometimes difficult to get back on.
~*~The Product ~ 'My Bread And Butter'!~*~
The Body Butter comes in a sturdy chocolate brown round plastic tub. The twist lid is initially tight to unscrew but thereafter turns easily. As with all Body Shop products, the familiar small green logo is prominently displayed on the front of the product. There is a picture of a fresh looking coconut halved on the label. The shelf life symbol on the reverse of the container notes twelve months from purchase.
The Body Shop Web Site Promise ~ 'Butter Wouldn't Melt In His Mouth'!
The Body Shop promise begins 'This rich and creamy Body Butter is a feast for the skin'. I certainly agree with this sentence as you will see why under my sub-heading 'My Usage Experience'. Body Shop goes onto note 'It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth'. Also under my sub-heading you will see that this isn't the case for me. The absorption rate is far slower but as for leaving the skin 'soft and smooth', I agree 100%!
The Body Shop comments that 'It contains Community Fair Trade virgin organic coconut oil and has a totally tropical coconut scent', mmm that 'scent' is exotic and beautiful. The '24-hour hydration' claim is correct, of which I am particularly thrilled about. Being 'Great for normal to dry skin', but best to avoid oily sections as this Body Butter won't improve or benefit these areas.
~*~My Usage Experience ~ 'Butter Fingers'~*~
After twisting off the lid, the coconut aroma is fairly subtle, that is until I take a closer sniff of the wonderful ivory contents. The coconut fragrance is absolutely gorgeous without being over-whelming. This beautiful thick cream feels amazing as I take the first portion out. Cool and refreshing to the touch, around a fifty pence piece is plenty enough to cover approximately 4"x4" of the skin. I love to use Body Butters after a bath or hot shower as they are excellent for sealing in the moisture after cleansing.
I tend to suffer from particularly dry skin on my legs, elbows and hands so the rich texture of this exotic moisturizer works well in these areas. For other parts of my skin that are oily, I use very little of the lotion. I will say at this point that I do not use this Body Butter on my face, even although it is more naturally produced. My face is quite sensitive to cosmetics so I use certain other facial treatments. After showering, I pat dry my body and as soon as I can, I begin to apply the emollient.
I generally begin by taking the small amount mentioned above, and administer the balm evenly over a small area, normally my legs first. The cream goes on so easily and fluid. The embrocation is inclined to take a few moments to massage into the skin but nonetheless, a pleasant calming experience. Though the down side is that it does feel greasy and takes a good hour to be absorbed into the skin, though even at this point, the slippery unctuous feel is still apparent!
The smell is a great redeeming factor to this delightful ointment. I can still detect the fruit fragrance after a full day, from my shower in the morning to my shower late evening. This cosmetic has the most gorgeous essence. The coconut scent smells as if the actual fruit has just been opened up and the fragrance is being wafted through the close vicinity! When I'm working, I like to have an oscillating fan on close by. The coconut bouquet is constantly apparent which has a very soothing de-stressing effect on the senses! I have heard that some even use Body Butters, the bar types, in warm baths that result in a lovely moisturizing soak but as yet, I haven't tried this. If you do, let me know how it goes! :~) My skin feels so velvety smooth throughout the day and remains silky smooth until my next shower.
~*~Would I recommend? ~ '"I must be butter, 'cause I'm on a roll!"~*~
Most definitely. The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter is a little 'taste' of luxury that provides the skin with a rich moisturizer that works throughout the day. The fragrance is so 'delicious'.
I would mention that if you are not a fan of the coconut scent, this is not for you as the fragrance is apparent but not strong. Also, this is a fairly expensive brand of Body Butter, £12.50 for 200ml. It was bought for me as a gift! But, the price ends up being well worth it as I only need to use small amounts to go a long way.
This aromatic moisturizing product is available in the Body Shop stores in the High street and also online at
The Body Shop Website: http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk
Thank you for taking the time to read my review on this effective cream, I hope it has been of help :~)
I recently received a Body Shop Coconut gift set, which contains a number of gorgeous coconut scented products including body butter.
The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter comes in a brown tub with a screw tid. There is a sticker of a coconut on the top. It's quite simple looking but also quite attractive. The Body Shop sell a 200ml tub but mine is a smaller 50ml tub (I will be buying the bigger tub when I'm finished!).
The tub doesn't specify what skin type the body butter is suitable for but the website states that it's suitable for normal to dry skin. I would describe my skin as normal (possibly slightly dry on hard wearing areas such as knees, feet and elbows).
My favourite aspect of this particular body butter is the scent. I love tropical scents, in particular coconut. I can wear it all year round and feel like I'm off on holidays every time I get a whiff! The scent of the body butter is apparent as soon as you open the tub, it's very strong smelling. The scent transfers really well to the skin and lasts all day long. I can apply the body butter in the morning and still smell it when I'm getting ready for bed at night. It's a really lovely and pleasing scent.
The Body Butter is a cream/ivory colour and has a thick consistency. I initially thought it may be a little too thick and a little too greasy to absorb properly, however I was wrong. When applied to the skin the body butter melts and absorbs well (and doesn't feel/look greasy at all). My skin feels instantly nourished. It works well on my 'normal' skin type and I can imagine it would prove very useful for those with dry skin (it may be a little too oily for those who already have oily skin). I only need to use a small amount at a time (just a small scoop with my fingers) as a little tends to go a long way. I have been using this body butter every day for a couple of weeks and my skin has felt soft, smooth and fully moisturised the whole time. The body butter is said to provide 24 hour hydration, which I think it correct as my skin feels thoroughly hydrated from morning until night. I am pleased with the effects of this body butter and have no complaints whatsoever.
The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter contains Community Fair Trade virgin organic coconut oil (with coconuts grown in Samoa), which means it contains good ethics as well as natural ingredients! The Body Shop are also against animal testing and don't test any of their products on animals, which is good to know.
You can buy The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter from The Body Shop (or The Body Shop website) for £13.00 per 200ml tub. This may seem a little on the expensive side but it's great quality, is ethical, works very well, smells devine and lasts a long time (I still have lots left in my small tub). I fully recommend.