Product Type: The Body Shop Body Care
Newest Review: ... French (I'm pretty certain its French but I could be wrong...) and it simply says "Coconut Shimmer Body Butter, with coconut virgin o... more
A Luxurious Coconut Treat
The Body Shop Coconut Shimmer Body Butter
Member Name: maisie1992
The Body Shop Coconut Shimmer Body Butter
Advantages: Subtle shimmer and a very good moisturiser
Disadvantages: Price, shimmer does come off on clothes
I tend to prefer body butter to moisturiser as it's less sloppy and I prefer the texture, although I do still use moisturiser as its often cheaper. Recently I had a voucher to spend at The Body Shop so decided to treat myself to this body butter. The Body Shop do a huge range of fabulous smelling body butters. I'm not normally a coconut fan (it reminds me too much of being on holiday and makes me feel rubbish about being stuck at home) and this is the first time I've used any kind of shimmer product so this quite an adventurous purchase for me.
I brought the 200ml sized tub although you can get smaller versions. The tub is pretty big and hence thought this product would last quite a long time. The tub is strong white plastic with a shimmer effect and the lid has a picture of yummy looking coconuts, the body shop symbol and a little bit of product information on it. The text is in white and is very easy to read. The text like on most body shop products is printed in English and French (I'm pretty certain its French but I could be wrong...) and it simply says "Coconut Shimmer Body Butter, with coconut virgin oil and a subtle shimmer. Normal/Dry Skin". The lid of the tub is screw on and screw off I'm able to do it with wet hands and I assume most people would be and the lid seems to help the product stay moist for longer.
On the bottom of the tub we are again told what the product is, how to use it and a list of instructions. I find that body shop products give a lot less text and product description than many other brands but, to be honest, there's nothing else I really want to know, I don't need promises of endless hours of moisturisation to make me want to buy the product.
...My Experience Using the Product...
The body butter is (unsurprisingly) very much like butter in texture, it's a white/ beige colour and you can see the shimmer in the light. I tend to towel myself dry apply the body butter and then towel off again after giving it a few minutes to sink in. The product feels luxurious to apply to the skin and you can immediately see the shimmer effect.
Personally I quite like the shimmer, it gives a silvery shimmer though rather than gold so if bronzed goddess was the look you were going for this product wouldn't be for you. The shimmer was subtle it was definitely noticeable in the light but I didn't feel like a walking glitter ball. It lasted effectively until the next time I showered as well. The only I found was a small problem was that it did rub off onto my towel and later onto my clothes although this disappeared after putting them through the washing machine.
In terms of sent it does smell like coconut and the smell is more subtle than I was expecting it to be and not at all as strong as sun cream. I could definitely still smell it on me up to 8 hours after applying it which I really enjoyed. For moisturisation this product is amazing it easily soaks into the skin and leaves my skin feeling super soft for ages and ages without it feeling greasy or sticky.
...Value For Money...
This product is pricey but it is Body Shop so you kind of expect it. The larger tub which I purchased retails at £12.50 but recently it was available in the sale at half price and using my voucher (£15 off when you spend £30) I effectively brought it for a quarter of this price. Personally although the product is amazing I wouldn't purchase it at full price (essentially because I'm a bit stingy) although I would buy it at half price and Body Shop products are always on my christmas list. I think this product is a great treat and perfect to use for nights out because of the shimmer but because of the price not an everyday product.
Summary: A perfect treat before a night out.
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