I am not a big fan of tThe Body Shop in general because I think their products are often overpriced for what they are, I am however a big fan of their body butters and I have tried a million and one different flavours. I often buy them from outlet shops where you can buy five for fifteen pounds and you don't get to choose which flavours you get. That is how I ended up with this orange one, which is not one I would have chosen myself and probably isn't one I would choose again to be honest.
The butter does exactly what you would expect it to do, which is moisturise the skin well. The thing I like most about this range is that they are nice and thick and they feel really luxurious, which is no different with this one. It has a thick creamy consistency but it rubs in really easily and really well. I love that it is an all over body moisturiser but that it is gentle enough to use on the face, which is where I use it most frequently. A finger tip sized amount is enough for your face and I find that it lasts all day.
The butter is available in a 200ml tub for around £13 which is not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but a tub will last you ages and ages even if you use it all over every day. I imagine that you will get fed up of the scent before you run out of it. Like I said though, if you are lucky enough to be close to an outlet store, you can usually get a good deal on them, especially seasonal flavours like this one.
As for the smell, it is deep finitely orangey. Actually I would say it is more mandarin scented, which might sound like I am being pedantic, but I think there is a big difference. I like it but I'm not blown away by it. The problem with these butters is that they are very strongly scented and the smell lasts all day, so if you pick one you don't like, it's bad news. Like I said this one is ok, but it not one I'll be picking again because it is a little too sweet and slightly too overpowering for me.
Overall I would recommend Body Shop butters because they are really good, but perhaps not this one unless you really like strong orange smells. If you are thinking of trying it, I'd suggest sampling a bit first and wandering around for a while with it on before going back and buying it.
I was bought this Jolly Orange body butter from the Body Shop for Christmas last year and I have to say I love it.
It comes in a squat, cylindrical, plastic pot with a twist off lid. The different range of fragrances each have a unique colour plastic used so it is easy to identify your favourite. The Jolly Orange is, funnily enough, orange.
The product inside is a very thick cream. It really is a cream and not a lotion. It is hard. You can turn the pot over and it wouldn't spill as it is solid. You have to press quite hard and almost scrape at it to get the product out. Especially in the cold weather it really is quite hard!
The butter is rich. Very rich! I find it works absolute wonders on my feet when I rub this butter in, put on some socks and go to bed. I also find this fantastic after shaving. It really does make your skin wonderfully soft.
The fragrance of this Jolly Orange body butter is lovely. I was worried that it would be overly sweet or overly artificial as some fruity products can be but this isn't. At all. It is lovely - zesty and refreshing without being overpowering or sickly.
This body butter can be bought in Body Shop stores or online (although they charge £2.99 delivery) or through Body Shop at home parties and costs £13 for a 200ml pot. I think this is great value though for this rich rich butter that will last for ages - over had mine for 10 months and have used about a quarter of it.
I am a real sucker for skincare products, and I especially like the body shop products for my beauty needs. However, the prices are a little high, so I am more than pleased when I recieve the products as gifts. I was bought this by my boyfriends Dad, and although I was convinced he was going to make me very happy, I have never actually seen this product in the shops. The packaging is, well, orange. An orange/yellow cover with a silver lid, and covered in little orange oranges (Phew). The smell however, is not so orange. Although the front states it is an "aromatic moisturizer", it doesn't have that much of a scent to it, until you put it onto your skin. Even then, the smell is not recognizable, but a very subtle, calming smell. From a personal opinion, a very nice scent for a body butter to have. The butter spreads nicely onto your skin, and you don't have to use a lot of it to notice a difference. I put the butter on before going to bed, and in the morning, a light scent is still there, along with soft and hydrated skin. I am not sure if I would buy this butter myself, above the other body butters The Body Shop sell, but I would recommend it to others. A nice, and well used gift.
My fiance bought me this for christmas and I also got from another friend the coconut body butter. I tried both and ever since I have only been using this one. There´s not much left now to be honest as I love it that much.
My skin tends to get quite dry and this keeps it lovely, moist and soft all day. It goes straight into the skin and doesn´t live a sticky and annoying think layer. The smell is so refreshing and it does really smell of oranges and leaves you with a nice citrusy smell. So no need to put any expensive perfumes on as you will smell nice, fresh and fruity all day!
It does cost a bit, but its definitely worth it! You don´t need to use much at the time so it will last you a long time and as it sort of acts as a perfume at the same time - what more could you want?
I was given this lovely tub of The Body Shop 'Jolly Orange' body butter as a gift at Christmas by a friend. I have to be honest and say it is not something I would normally pick out for myself, mainly because I am rarely in the Body Shop anymore as I have been brainwashed by 'think of the points' and find myself lured into Boots for a good bit of indulgent shopping!
However I am a sucker for body butter, lotions and any sort of moisturising potion so it would be at least tried and tested!
** The Packaging **
Funnily enough it's orange. A very nice shade of orange, but still very orange. The lid had a gold rim and the sticker on the lid has some nice orange stripes, and some lovely orange silhouettes...and a lemon or lime? Not really sure if this is to indicate that either of these is another ingredient (the ingredients list is in very scientific terms such as 'Citrus Aurantium Dulis Seed Oil' -certainly don't see that on the shelves at your local supermarket).
The ingredients list and instruction are on the back in various languages on one of those ell back labels.
Overall I can't say the packaging excited me. If anything I have to say I find it looks quite cheap - I don't know it it's the colour or maybe it's just not my thing but there is no thought in it. As the body shop is quite expensive I would have expected something a bit nicer. The whole thing seems rather lazy, there is a small amount of information on the lid and no mentions as to how it will benefit me. I know the term body butter, and moisturiser give it away, but I want to know is it a 'soothing moisturiser', will it make my skin 'visibly smoother and soft to touch'. What makes this butter better than another body butter? Also I would like to have seen on the front that it is suitable for all skin types, instead of a tiny mention in a tiny font on the base.
I could be wrong but it would appear the Body Shop are reliant on the smell of this product as opposed to its appearance. That and giving it away free- as it seems to be with the reviews I have read.
** Butter Me Up **
When you unscrew the lid you are greeted by a very nice scent. Not too cirtrusy, as it it's not too sharp or zesty but it is rather creamy smelling - like the if you were to buy an orange and cream sweet. This could be the shea butter which is also listed as one of the ingredients.
It is very thick as you would expect and rubs well into the skin. It feels quite oily at first, when I rub my fingers together after using it they feel quite slick, however it doesn't stay like this for long on larger areas of skin. It sinks in nicely leaving behind the creamy orange scent.
** Soft and Smooth? **
My skin does smell really nice, if you like fruity smells but it doesn't feel any softer than when I use a regular body lotion. I do feel soft, and after a long bath this doesn't leave your skin looking nice and plump once you have rubbed it in. The smell last for a good while as well, it doesn't just fade away after an hour or so.
However, I'm sad to say I doubt I would buy this. In the time I've taken to write this review I have developed a headache-possibly from sniffing the butter too much- and I think the smell is just not for me. It's not bad at all and I will use this until it runs out but it simply doesn't do enough for me to consider spending my hard earned pennies (or miss out on those points).
Therefore, I may smell like a jolly orange but I will not be a jolly Body Shop consumer anytime soon.
I received this body butter free from the body shop when i spent over £25. As soon as my order arrived I tried some of this product immediately. I fell in love with it. As the name suggest the body butter has a ligth citrussy orange scent. It is great as it doesn't smell heavy and overpowering but light and sweet yet sharp and citrussy. This body butter has a light orange colour which is a litttle bit off putting but the body butter is incredibly moisturising. I applied it all over my body. It sinks in and feels really luxurious and creamy and obviously moisturising. I also applied extra to dry areas of my body e.g elbows and knees and the body butter smoothed out all dry patches and made my skin feel soft again. Whats great is that the scent stays on your skin and I can even smell it albeit slightly faintly on my skin the next day. It is a great product that I would recommmend this to anyone looking for a good moisturiser and anyone sufferng from dry skin like me!
This product retails for about £12.50 per tub but is well worth it. However I used my first tub up in less than a month so I wouldn't really say this product is good value for money.
Jolly Orange Body Butter
I realise that this site has many, many lush addicts, but personally I have always preferred a lot of the body shop products and in particular I adore their body butters.
As you can imagine from the name this body butter smells of orange, the body shop describe it as an aromatic body butter that is fragranced with essential orange oil giving it a citrus and spice scent. This body butter doesn't have an overpowering or particularly strong smell, some of my favourite ones can be quite fragrant, such as the pink grapefruit or mango body butter moisturisers. However, having said that this does have a nice smell that is clearly and pleasantly noticeable. When I apply this in the morning I can still smell it on my skin much later in the day, albeit it is only a very mild lingering fragrance, but my skin still does smell nice. In some respects the milder scent has its own bonuses, such as this won't compete or clash with any perfume or other fragrances that you might choose to wear.
This body butter like all the others is rich and smooth to touch, if you leave it out at room temperature it is very easy to remove the amount you want and then rub it into your skin. Personally, I find that this body butter goes on easily and gets absorbed quickly, it can sit on your skin for a while if you apply too much. I also from time to time find that putting the body butter in the fridge for a short while before using it can be very refreshing, especially in the summer months or if you have just come out of a hot shower or hot bath.
Generally, I find that this body butter can be used in quite a few ways, I use this for my hands, feet as well as the rest of my body. It doesn't make for the greatest hand cream as it can be a bit too rich and take a while to properly be absorbed. However, this makes for a great hand cream to apply and leave on overnight, it really gives your hands a chance to absorb it and I find that for days after my hands look and feel better. As I mentioned I also use this for my feet, again applying it quite thickly and leaving it overnight while wearing bed socks.
This jolly butter doesn't come with for a certain skin type recommendation, but as with all the body butters they are quite a rich moisturisers. I find that this jolly orange body butter leaves my skin feeling and looking better and healthier. I also use this after I have shaved my legs and I really do notice the difference because shaving can irritate my skin and this body butter seems to help hydrate my skin as well as settle it.
I was actually given this Jolly orange body butter free when I purchased well over £25 worth of products on a recent shopping trip to stock up on lovely stocking fillers. To buy a 200 ml tub of this typically cost £12.50, however, at the moment the sales are on and it possible to find this much cheaper. Personally, I always think that the body butters even at their full price offer fantastic value for money as the last quite a while, deliver excellent results and smell fantastic. A tub of the body butter probably lasts me somewhere from a month to two months, depending upon whether I am using any other body lotion or product at the same time.
This comes packaged in the usual screw top tubs that all of the body shop's body butters are usually encased in. It is a simple design that is easy to use, easy to open and easy to reseal. I have also taken these types of tubes on holiday and in suitcases and I have never experienced any leaking.
This gets a full five out of five stars from me. I would recommend trying this body butter, it has fast became one of my favourites and it will be one that I will look out for next year. This is a Christmas limited edition so if you fancy trying it then you will have to be quick before stocks run out.