Product Type: The Body Shop Body Care
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The Body Shop Coconut Shimmer Body Butter
Member Name: angelboouk
The Body Shop Coconut Shimmer Body Butter
Advantages: scent, shimmer, moisturising
Disadvantages: price and scent doesn't last long
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~Coconut Shimmer Body Butter~
Body Shop offer a wide range of body butters in various scents. The coconut range from Body Shop includes a whole host of bath and body treats. Today I will be discussing the 'Coconut Shimmer Body Butter'.
This is the only body butter available which has a shimmer through it. There is also a body lotion with shimmer in the coconut scent. This body butter is enriched with organic virgin coconut oil which is designed to leave the skin super soft for up to 24 hours and also leave it looking shimmery. This body butter is suitable for those with normal to dry skin types.
Presented in typical, Body Shop body butter style, this body butter comes in a round, plastic tub. The tub is white with a sticker on top showing open, fresh coconuts. The body butter is kept fresh thanks to a screw top lid. The tub can be recycled and this butter has a 12 month shelf life. The packaging is basic but functional. I do prefer a tube but I feel the thickness of this butter wouldn't fare well in a tube.
~Price and Availability~
You can purchase a 200ml tub of this body butter by visiting your local Body Shop store. Alternatively, visit www.bodyshop.co.uk where a 200ml tub is priced at £12.50.
I don't often shop at Body Shop for myself but towards the end of last year, I was purchasing a few gifts for family from their website as I had a 50% off discount code (look out for special offers regularly). I decided to purchase myself a few bits and pieces and one item I bought is this body butter. I love the scent of coconuts and thought the shimmer would be nice for going out in the evenings.
I own lots of body butters and lotions and whilst I like this one, it isn't part of my 'daily use' collection. I opened my tub around 6 months ago and have used around 1/3 - it is still very fresh but I doubt I will use it all up before the end of its shelf life. The butter itself is just how a body butter should be - incredibly thick. It is white and shiny thanks to the shimmer. I find this body butter difficult to scoop out the tub as it is semi-solid. I only ever need a small blob to cover my arms and legs (the dry bits) in an even layer of body butter.
This butter spreads like a dream despite its thick consistency. It feels luxurious and a true treat to apply. It does take a while to sink in so I take the time to massage it across my skin whilst paying particular attention to my knees and elbows. It turns creamy then slightly oily but soaks in fully and leaves no residue on the surface of my skin. My skin feels super smooth for most of the day but the 24hr claim is a little optimistic.
The shimmer element of this body butter is good. There is a nice balance between OTT glitter and nothing at all. My skin looks healthy with a subtle shimmer which is perfect for wearing during warm evenings. I would say it would be great for using abroad as it is cooling and leaves the skin looking lovely. It is nice to apply around the shoulder and chest area for a hint of shimmer - quite girly but not cheap and nasty in appearance.
As far as the scent goes, this is probably as close to 'real' coconuts as you can get. I personally prefer the sweet, creamy coconut scent but the scent of this body butter is subtedly sweet and more nutty than anything else. It is nice enough but not my favourite coconut scent. It is very natural in scent but doesn't last long on my skin - a few hours maximum.
I do like this body butter. It moisturises my dry skin and doesn't irritate it at all unlike some other Body Shop products. It does provide a lovely shimmer to my skin but we don't get decent enough weather in Scotland for me to make the most of it! Because I don't like (or have any need) to use this one daily, I wouldn't buy it again. It would be nice if this one was available in a small, easy to transport tub like some of the other Body Shop butters are.
4 stars - thanks for reading :)
Summary: nice enough but not one I would buy all the time
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