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I was brought this Mango body butter for my birthday as part of a set. This also included the Mango body scrub, Mango soap and an Orange buffer. This review is purely about the Mango body butter however.
My pot does differ slightly in appearance from the picture above, so I'm assuming the design has changed as mine is the same as the one on the body shop website. It's very simple in design; the pot is a light orange with a mango pictured and in the middle sits the body shop logo in silver.
The pot holds 200ml (192g) of body butter and this is the only available size. Singularly this will cost £13.00 however as mine was part of a gift set, the price obviously differed. This has lasted me a very long time so I think the price is reasonable because of this.
The actual body butter itself feels hard to touch; the consistency is what you would expect from normal refrigerated butter. I just apply this with my hands and with one sweep across the butter not a lot of product actually transfers, so it does take quite a while going back and forth if you're using it on your legs for example. You are instructed to apply liberally so again this does take some time.
Once on your skin the butter does melt and seeps in nicely with not much rubbing needed. It can feel slightly greasy at first but this does wear off. I have quite dry skin, but this leaves me feeling soft and smooth and the dryness has all but gone. I normally will apply this after my bath, and my skin has definitely improved with continued use.
This does state that it gives 24 hour hydration, like just mentioned I do use it after my evening bath. But during the summer I needed to reapply before going out if I was wearing a dress or shorts, because although they weren't back to their normal condition they were slightly on the dry side. So I can't agree with the 24 hour claim.
This is one of The Body Shops best sellers, and I can see why. The smell really is divine, as soon as you open the pot you are hit by the scent. It's strong without being overpowering. The smell reminds me of the fromage frais yogurts I buy; it definitely smells good enough to eat that's for sure. The smell clings to my skin for ages, and a lot of people comment on how nice the smell is when I've applied.
Overall I'm very happy to have been brought this. This is by far the best body butter I own, it leaves my skin feeling nourished and smooth. The smell is a huge attraction to this product and one that many people will like. It's fragrant without being too intense. The pot is easily resealed and allows you to remove every last bit of the product, which is good because I like to know I've got my money's worth, not that I paid for it anyway but that's beside the point. It's long lasting and warrants the slightly enlarged price tag. 4 stars from me, I am removing one simply for the fact that it can be quite greasy for a period after application.
Now, the body shop can be a bit too pricey for me as I stated in my last review regarding their online shop, but I've always been fan of their body butters and delicious smelling goodies. I've become rather addicted to their shopping app as there are almost always great promotional deals and I can snap up lots of lovely pampering treats for a fraction of the cost (seriously, check it out!) recently, I bought mango lip butter, body butter and scrub and also picked up a cleansing face mask all for £25 including delivery. I never thought I'd be able to get 4 items from the body shop for that price but hey ho, there's a way round everything! Out of these items I'm going to review the mango body butter.
Okay so the RRP for this is £13, which to me is so pricey for a product that I like to use regularly. The packaging is bright and has a great big photo of a mango on the front so you know what you're buying! You get 200mls of mangoy-goodness which for me isn't very much and if I were to use this as regularly as I do with my cheaper body lotions it would be gone in a week or so!
The consistency is more creamy than butter, although it practically melts onto my skin (works particularly well after using a scrub in the shower.) the colour is a beautiful pale orange which really brings out the mango! Now, with the body shop I've found that their butters and lotions can take a life time to absorb so less is more on this occasion. As this 'butter' has a more creamy consistently it's easier to control how much you're putting on! To give you a better idea of how a little goes a long way, a 50p size blob will cover my arm, shoulder and chest area in one go and still take around 10-15 minutes to absorb which isn't ideal if you're in a hurry, so this it a product to use if you're having a full day pampering session.
Now.. On to the smell. Oh my days, the smell is amazing. It's just so fruity and sensual and really stays with you all day. I always apply my lotions at night and for the past 4 nights I've been using the mango body butter and the smell has filled my entire room, I can even smell it when I come in the door from work! What I love is that it's not overpowering, I've used some products that give me a headache but the scent of this is so delicious it puts me in a good mood right away. It's definitely a feel good scent!
As I've said, it takes a while to sink in and can leave my skin feeling a bit slippery and greasy so I would definitely recommend to use a tiny amount, it really goes a long way! My skin feels soft and looked after when I use this and you definitely feel the benefits of it throughout the day. I would recommend the body shop's body butters to anyone. I think that the price is high enough to turn people away and I would say that's the products biggest downfall.
This is one of my favourite of all of The Body Shops body butters, which is high praise indeed because I do love them all! Mango is my all time favourite fruit, and so when I saw this body butter I couldn't resist trying it! It usually costs about £13 for a pot, although there are always offers on around the christmas period for these body butters, so it is worth stocking up around this period.
It is a lovely creamy consistency which feels heavenly against your skin when you first put it on. It is quite rich, so a small amount of cream goes a long way, meaning the pot lasts a long time, which is always good. The mango scent of this body butter is divine - it is so fruity and refreshing, you will just want to go and see what other products The Body Shop does in this fragrance, which thankfully is a lot, including shower gels, body scrubs, lip balms etc, and I would definitely recommend them all!
I really don't have a bad word to say about this product. The only way it could be improved in my opinion is that the fragrance could last for longer, although I must say this is just me being very picky!
Body Butters from the Body Shop are my ultimate skin indulgence. I love the way that they feel so luxurious on my skin and also I love the range of scents that they come in too.
The mango body butter is one of the nicest body butters that money can buy at least in my opinion. It has a beautiful semi solid buttery consistency that is a lovely light orange colour. As soon as you open the lid you can smell the mango in it and this with the look and feel is really inviting and makes you want to use it straight away.
The butter is really rich and nourishing on my skin especially if it is feeling quite dry. This butter moisturises my skin and also goes a long way in helping with any dry patches. If any parts of my skin is dry and flaky this will smooth it out and even when my elbows and knees are dry this gets rid of it.
It feels lovely to use as it is really rich and luxurious to use. As soon as the butter touches my skin it sort of melts in to it. It does take a few minutes for the butter to be completely absorbed but it doesn't make my skin feel greasy afterwards. My skin is left feeling really soft and silky to the touch.
One of the best things about the butters from the Body Shop is that they come with a range of accompanying products so that I can scent my skin from head to toe. The fragrance of this one is really subtle but lasts on my skin for ages after applying it. Fresh mango isn't my favourite smell but it works so well in a body butter and in all the other mango products that are available at the Body Shop to be honest. It doesn't have that really strong sickly sweet smell that fresh mango has and is light and sweet and really fruity and is a great smell for a range of skin products.
I personally prefer to use body butters at night because of how rich they are and because they take some time to absorb. I think this is part of the joy of using them though as they shouldn't just be slapped on and instead it is nice to have a bath and light some candles and really enjoy using them and relaxing while taking in the fabulous scents. The mango one is really refreshing and is lovely to use after a hot bath before getting in to your dressing gown and relaxing with a glass of wine. To me it is more of a pampering product than a lotion which I would use in the mornings and not really take my time to enjoy as much.
The butter costs £13 for a 200ml tub. You can buy a smaller 50ml tub for £5 but although £13 is expensive for a moisturiser it is the kind that you will want to use often so you are better paying the extra and getting the larger tub in my opinion.
Bodyshop Mango 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. There are a few scents that I love more than others and the Mango body butter is certainly one of those! It is a scent that I keep on returning too.
The Body Shop say: "Our super-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 cocoa butter and has an exotic mango scent."
On opening the tub of body butter the first thing that you will not fail to notice is the lovely fragrance of mango. Personally, I'm a huge fruity scent fan I can't get enough of Mangos to eat and drink particularly in the summer so I really love the smell of the body butter. But if you don't like Mangos then it really might be best to stay away because the Body Shop has spared no expense in making a strong fragrance! Granted the smell is quite sweet but in my opinion I don't find it sickly or overly sweet, for me it's just perfect. It is an absolutely yummy smell and I have to remind myself not to eat it :)
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.
After I apply the body butter I do notice that the smell does linger on my skin for quite a while after it begins to sink in, but the smell does become less noticeable quite quickly. It is more like a lovely background smell rather than a perfumed aroma. However, personally I don't find that it clashes with any perfume I then apply to wear throughout the day.
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.
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 month.
Unfortunately this 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. I have also found that The Body Shop body butters make great gifts or look lovely in gift sets.
Overall, I really love this product. The body butter is great at keeping my skin moisturised while smelling lovely. Personally, I highly recommend The Body Shop's Mango body butter, it is a lovely and memorable scent that I have bought time and time again and I am sure will continue to do so.
Five out of five stars, but then I love smelling like I have been Mangoed.
~Mango Body Butter~
The Body Shop offer a range of mango scented products including shower gel, body scrub and also this body butter. This is one of many scented body butters offered them. Their products are not tested on animals.
This body butter is described as being 'super rich and creamy'. It is aimed at those who have very dry skin as the intensive formula is designed to provide 24 hour hydration and leave skin soft and smooth. As well as having an exotic mango scent, this body butter contains Community Trade cocoa butter in its ingredients.
As with the other body butters that Body Shop offer, this variety is presented in a round, plastic tub. In this case, the tub is orange in colour and features a label which illustrates a mango. The important product information is on the base of the tub. The tub can be recycled and this product has a 12month shelf life.
~Price and Availability~
This body butter is available from www.bodyshop.co.uk and instore. A 50ml tub is priced at £5.00 whilst the larger 200ml tub is priced at £13.00. The website regularly has offers where you can save up to 50% on full price (and sometimes sale) stock so this may be worth taking advantage of as you can save a fortune.
I can't say that I am crazy for Body Shop products but I do quite like their body butters. My sister bought a lot during a promotion and as she gets bored of products very easily, I usually end up with them. One body butter I own at the moment is the mango body butter. I do feel £13.00 is quite expensive for a body butter and do normally favour Soap and Glory body butters which are a bit cheaper for more product.
I like to use body lotions and body butters to keep my dry skin in good condition. Whilst the mango one is ideal for using during warmer months, I have been using it occasionally through the colder months too. The tub itself is very practical as it allows the body butter to be easy accessible and there is no chance of any wastage as the contents can be scooped out. The tub looks bright and eye catching too and the screw top lid is simple and quick to remove.
~Butter Me Up!~
On opening the tub, a thick, pale orange body butter is revealed. This body butter has a gorgeous feel to it. I normally scoop out a small blob at a time and find that a little goes a long way. The body butter has a creamy, springy sort of consistency which once spread across my skin, quickly changes to a light, slightly oily layer. It becomes really lightweight once spread which surprised me as I expected it to be thick and indulgent. My skin is left feeling instantly cool and smooth and I find that the butter absorbs quickly into my skin leaving no residue. I find that this body butter is very kind to my sensitive skin. I do have very dry skin and whilst I wouldn't say that this is the most moisturising body butter I have ever used, it does leave my skin feeling hydrated and soft to the touch for most of the day. I would say 24 hours of moisturisation is a little optimistic for extra dry skin but for normal to slightly dry areas of skin, I find that this works an absolute treat.
The scent of this body butter is very strong and instantly noticeable. I love the smell of mangoes at find that this body butter has a true to life, very authentic scent. It is fresh, Summery sweet and delicious fruity. Once it has been applied to freshly showered skin, I find the scent to be absolutely gorgeous. It sits beautifully on my skin leaving me smelling fruity and feeling nicely perfumed. I don't feel the need to apply a perfume as it may clash. I find the scent lasts well and is still noticeable later on in the day albeit, in a much weaker way. It smells perfectly Summery and is a pleasure to wear.
Whilst I prefer body butters which offer a bit more moisturisation for my extra dry areas of skin, I do find this one pleasant to use. It leaves my skin feeling really nice and the smell is simply divine. One 200ml tub is long lasting as this can be used sparingly for lasting results. You really do need to like the scent to appreciate it. I feel it is one of Body Shops nicer scented body butters and I can recommend it.
Thanks for reading :)
I adore using fruit-scented body and skin care products such as shower gels and scrubs, and have many favourite products from The Body Shop that feature regularly in my skincare routine. One tried-and-trusted favourite product of mine is the Mango Body Butter, with this review outlining my experiences of using this beautiful product.
The Mango Body Butter is available to purchase in a few sizes, but the tub that I have is a generous 200ml in size and the current retail price for this is £13.00. I do think it is worth mentioning that The Body Shop's range of Body Butters are often subject to promotional offers, so it may well prove beneficial to use these opportunities to stock up on such products, rather than shelling out the full purchase price. The product can be purchased in store at branches of The Body shop, or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk although postage costs apply.
The packaging is in keeping with most of the other Body Butter products that I have tried from The Body Shop in the past, comprising of a round, flat tub with a screw-off lid on top. The plastic tub is a sort of pale peach-like shade, and there is an attractive label to the lid which details the image of a juicy looking mango. The packaging is attractive and rather eye-catching, and really leaves no doubt as to the scent/fragrance of this particular butter. I think it is worth noting too that I have never experienced any real difficulty with removing or replacing the lid on the tub, even though I suffer with limited mobility and weakness in my hands, as a result of poor health.
The butter itself is gloriously thick, and it looks extremely attractive nestled in its tub, thanks to its glossy, shiny appearance and smooth texture. Its thick consistency is evident even before it is removed from the tub, thanks to the thick, almost 'solidified' texture and consistency that the butter carries. The Mango Butter is a pale orange type of shade, and it looks completely luxurious and extremely soft, all of which make it a very appealing product, based on its appearance alone. The gorgeous, mouth-watering scent of fresh mango only confirms this initial impression, and the strong fragrance makes its appearance very early on too, really as soon as the lid is removed from the tub. There is nothing remotely unappealing or uninviting about the product, based on either its first impression, its initial fragrance or its appearance.
I tend to use a Body Lotion or Body Butter product after showering or bathing, and The Body Shop's Mango Body Butter has been my product of choice lately. It's not difficult to work out why, as the Butter feels so creamy and rich, offering a luxurious feel as it smothers my skin with its silky balm. I own a whole host of Body Butter products from The Body Shop - a ridiculous amount, to be quite honest - but I have found myself selecting the Mango-scented offering over and over again in recent times, plucking it from among several favourites on offer. I think the real reason for the Mango's appeal is due to its 'warmth' which has been something of a blessing during the cold, bitter weather we have been experiencing lately. I do find many fruit-scented products feel rather 'uplifting' thanks to their fruit-based scents and fragrances feeling slightly 'revitalising', and this has never been more evident than when using the Mango Butter. It just feels quite 'cheerful' to use, and who doesn't want a little cheer when its grey and snowy outside..?
To use, I tend to scoop only a small amount of Butter from the tub with each use, as I find it spreads very easily over the skin, meaning that less of the product is required to achieve great results. This makes the product feel very economical, and my experience of using The Body Shop's Body Butters has taught me that a little goes a long way, meaning that the tubs last for a surprisingly long time. For me, this makes the slightly higher-than-average price tag feel much more justified, as a result.
Also, I find that the Body Butter is quite rapidly absorbed, surprisingly so, given the thick, creamy consistency, which you could be forgiven for assuming is greasy or leaves a thick 'slicked' feeling and appearance on the skin's surface. This is not the case at all, and I can almost feel my thirsty, dry skin 'drink' up the moisturising balm as it is spread over the skin's surface. The Butter feels deliciously cool too, and rather 'silky' in its texture which gives a luxurious, sumptuous feel that is lacking in other body butter products from other brands that I have been using recently.
Just a short time after application, I find the Mango butter is completely absorbed, leaving silky soft skin in its wake. This is something of a contrast to other body butter products that I have been using recently that have required me to hang around waiting for them to sink into the skin properly before I can get dressed, as a result of them not being so easily or rapidly absorbed. This is inconvenient, time-consuming and rather annoying. Thankfully, these annoying side-effects are nowhere to be found with The Body Shop's beautiful Butters and I find that I am able to get dressed at the end of my everyday 'skincare' routine, which is much more favourable, and of course, convenient.
The most gorgeous aroma of fresh mango is surprisingly strong, being very 'robust' at its core, which gives it a very authentic feel - surprisingly so, in fact. I do find that there are many fruit-scented bath and body care products that feel very 'synthetic' as if they are overly saccharine or have a 'falseness' to their scents that I find sickly, and off-putting. No such trait is evident with the Mango Butter, thankfully, and instead I find its mango aroma is entirely true to the scent of REAL mango, as it were. Based on this result, the Mango Body Butter feels much more natural to me, which is something that I have found with most of the Fruity-Scented Butters that I have tried from The Body Shop's range in the past, and I am more than happy to admit that this result is much more appealing to me. Likewise, because the familiar 'heady' whiff that is often present in cheaply-made mango scented products is nowhere to be found within The Body Shop's Mango Butter, it feels more 'grown up' and authentic as a result, with a wonderfully revitalising quality to be found within its delicious, refreshing scent.
Luckily for me, I find the lovely aroma is in no rush to leave me, and it hangs around on my skin for several hours following the application and subsequent absorption of the product, allowing me to enjoy its uplifting aroma whilst it 'rests' on my skin. After this time, the scent feels more subdued, but I can still detect a faint 'wisp' of it lingering, whispering its presence gently throughout the day, which feels wonderfully 'sunny' and again, quite cheerful during the cold winter days.
The Mango Butter performs with excellence, taking care of any dryness or slightly 'rough' patches that were evident before; I find too that those stubborn areas at my knees and elbows are smoothened quite easily with continued use of the butter, so much so that you might question whether they were previously there at all. In addition, my upper arms are prone to extreme dryness, and will become itchy and dry easily. These issues have been 'quenched' heartily, almost to the point of removing them altogether, thanks to the rich, deep, moisturisation properties found from within the Mango Butter. The rest of my skin feels wonderfully soft, being what I would probably describe as 'baby soft'.... and after only one or two applications. The real test of any Body Butter's 'power' is, in my view, its performance after continued use, and the Mango Butter has proven its worth so much that I am able to 'skip' the occasional day without suffering anything in the way of dryness. This proves, to me at least, that its richness provides a full and effective moisturisation of the skin, lasting extremely well and with an unbeatable end result, as far as I am concerned.
As a last point to note, I would stress that my skin is extremely sensitive and will 'flare up' aggressively if I happen to use products that are overly harsh. As with each and every product from The Body Shop that I have tried out in the past, I can confirm that my hyper-sensitive skin has suffered nothing in the way of ill-effects either during or after using the Mango Body Butter. I have therefore come to the conclusion that it carries something of a mild and gentle formulation, irrespective of its robust, powerful aroma.
For the reasons outlined in this review, The Body Shop's Mango Body Butter comes with my full recommendation. I have nothing negative to report, nor have I experienced anything other than sheer perfection from this beautifully fruity Body Butter, so I do feel that it is more than deserving of full marks in the Dooyoo product rating score.
I am starting to become a little bit addicted to these Bodyshop body butters! It started when on an off chance passing the Bodyshop near my workplace I managed to wander in and ended up leaving with a 200ml tub of the Strawberry body butter. Since going through numerous tubs in a small amount of time I decided to experiment and try something new. Introducing....Mango body butter!
It comes in a wide oange tub, with a screw top lid. I much prefer tubs as you can really get your hand in there and dig every last drop out and then you have a nice handy tub for keeping tit bits in or doing some arts and crafts with the little one. The body butter itself is quite a thick rich texture, and takes a good few sweeps with the finger to collect some. I find it easy to rub into my skin and my skin absorbs it easily and not much is needed to leave my skin soft and smooth and fully moisturised.
Using the butter is lovely as it absorbs into my skin easily and leaves my skin feeling very supple. It is not greasy or shiny in anyway but the after effect means my skin is beautifully nourished and hydrated and does not need any additional moisturising for the rest of the day.
The biggest selling point for me on this is definitely the smell! It has a lovely nourishing mango smell which isn't too sweet to be off putting but is still rich and lovely in it's own unique way. I love using this combined with the mango shower gel from body shop as afterwards the bathroom is filled with a luscious mango scent which settles nicely in my skin and can be smelt all day. The first time I used it and went to work everyone kept asking me what I had used that day why I smelt so nice and fruity! I was loving the compliments and only enhanced my love of this body butter more.
It is a bit pricey at £13.50 for a tub but I had an 02 priority code where I got 40% off my order if I spent more than £20 or something like that so at the time it didn't feel as though I paid so much as I picked up a few other bits instore too.
Overall, I am really happy with this tub, and at the moment I can't get enough. It is a bit expensive so I know I would stick to buying it on offer (in line with my new years resolutions and all!) but nevertheless I would definitely recommend it for a nice body butter as a treat which works a charm.
A Body Shop fave
This was always my favourite of the Body Shop body butters but I hadn't purchased it for a long while as I only buy the butters when they are on offer, and this one never seems to be when I am shopping in the Body Shop. So when I found it half price online recently I didn't hesitate to buy it.
As with all Body Shop body butters this costs £12.50 at full price and comes in a large 200ml tub with a screwtop lid. The butters have recently had a redesign and the tubs now feature a large image of the relevant ingredient on the top, so of course this one has a nice juicy mango on the lid.
Rich and buttery
Inside the body butter is a lovely pale orange shade and is incredibly rich and thick. This cream is designed for dry skin, and it is certainly rich enough to give dry skin a much needed moisture boost. It is really easy to apply to the skin - just take a small scoop and gently rub it into the skin. Despite the richness of this moisturiser, it melts quickly into the skin, leaving it incredibly soft and smooth. It also can leave skin feeling slightly greasy - I don't find this unpleasant but if you like your moisturisers to disappear without a trace then this one may not be for you.
So onto that smell. Well this for me is the best thing about this product. It is a deep and intense mango fragrance which I think is really delicious. It is a very strong scent and although I do love it, I can imagine that this would definitely not be to everyone's taste. I think it is quite an authentic mango fragrance and it definitely beats other mango-scented products I've used.
And the smell lingers too and if I apply this in the morning I can still smell this on my skin in the evening.
In summary ...
I absolutely love this product and it ranks amongst my favourite Body Shop body butters. The only downside for me is the price but as the Body Shop seems to have permanent sales and offers these days I am confident that I'll be able to snap this up again at half price soon.
A while back I came across a pretty good deal in The Body Shop, three 200ml pots of body butter for £20. I also had a £10 off voucher when I spent £25 and my Love Your Body card which entitled me to a further 10% discount meaning, once I'd added a little tub of body scrub to my basket to boost my total up to £25 I paid £13.50 for my three body butters. Considering these cost £12.50 each at the time I don't think I did too badly there! If you are looking to buy this product at full price then The Body Shop's body butters have increased to £13 per 200ml pot now and this one is also available in a smaller sized 50ml for £5.
One of The Body Butters I decided to try was this mango scented one. I always go for the fruity scented body butters as I just prefer this sort of scent on my skin and very much enjoy it. I'd tried the mango shower gel from The Body Shop before and absolutely loved it so was sure the body butter in the same scent would go down a treat too.
The butter comes in an orange circular plastic pot which screw on lid (slightly different to the one pictured here on Dooyoo). The lid shows a picture of a mango with a silver The Body Shop logo placed in the centre. Around the edges of the pot are the product name and a few product details with the ingredients list being on the base of the pot. Not only do I love the scent and results of The Body Shop's butters but I also love that these circular pots allow easy access to every last bit of the product and that they are always full! One of pet hates is unscrewing a lid of such a product and finding it's half body butter and half air, that never happens with these ones.
So, unscrewing the lid not only reveals a full pot of this pale orange and creamy body butter but also a gorgeous scent. As usual, this mango scent isn't artificial smelling the slightest, it's very juicy, sweet and fruity and strong to. The scent immediately hits you as soon as you take the lid off, no sticking your nose in required to get a whiff of this one! Having said that the scent never becomes over baring or too strong, the balance is just right in my opinion.
The body butter claims to give 24 hour hydration for very dry skin and contains mango seed oil from India as well as fair trade shea butter. The product isn't tested on animals and the pot is recycled making this a very friendly product indeed!
As this one is intended for very dry skin I've decided to make a start on my pot in the last few weeks as cold is coming which is rather harsh on my skin and does tend to dry it out rather. I apply my body butter after a bath or shower to dried skin and the results are beautiful.
The butter absorbs into my skin perfectly and doesn't take ages to dry or leave any white marks and residue behind. It leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and supple as well as moisturised and hydrated. I'd say that the 24 hour hydration claim is accurate too as I usually apply this in the evening and I can still feel the effects before bed the following day. That gorgeous scent lingers on the skin for hours too; I can apply this before bed and still easily detect the scent on my skin the following morning which is great. It hasn't caused any negative effects to my sensitive skin and it's just a really nice product which makes it quick and easy to pamper myself in my own home.
If you like fruity scented, soft and hydrated skin then I'd thoroughly recommend this body butter. It's perfect! If you'd like to layer this amazing scent then there are a number of other products in this range too including lip butters, body lotions, shower gels, body scrubs and fragrance mists.
Mango was the first variety of the Body Shop Body Butters which I bought, years ago now, and I have kept coming back to it since. Packaged in a round tub like the rest of the range, the Mango Body Butter is in an orange tub with a label on top. It comes in 50ml and 200ml sizes - the larger one offers better value, but it is pricey at £12.50, although there are often offers on, especially online.
The first time I bought the Mango Body Butter was when a friend started to run Body Shop At Home parties, and I wanted to put in an order to help her get started. I chose the Mango butter as she had a sample and I loved the fragrance.
I've been using Body Shop Body Butters ever since, and as I mentioned before, mango is a favourite. I love the fragrance - it is so lovely and fruity, quite strong without being overpowering, and no matter what time of year or what the weather is, it smells to me like sunshine, and makes me feel summery.
While the fragrance is important, there is obviously more to a body butter than that. It is a product designed to moisturise your skin. I tend to use the body butter on my arms and legs; if I don't moisturise regularly I get very dry elbows, and I find that the Body Shop Mango Body Butter is really good at keeping this dry skin at bay. Also, if I don't moisturise my elbows for a while and they are quite dry and rough, the body butter makes a noticeable difference after only one application. The skin on my legs can also get dry quite easily, especially in winter, but again this body butter can keep that at bay, or banish it in only one use. When not attacking dry skin, the body butter leaves my skin soft and supple, and absorbs in easily.
When applying the body butter I find that less is more - it is too easy to dig far too much of the stuff out of the tub, and then you're left with slippery skin. It is much better to take a small amount at a time, and keep taking more as you need it.
I'm almost finished my current tub of Body Shop Mango Body Butter, and I think I might buy a different fragrance when it is finished; but one thing is certain - I might take a break from it but I'll definitely come back to it.
I got a small pot of this free with a Marie Clare magazine one time, I mostly bought it because this was free with it and I know Body Shop Body Butters were quite expensive so thought I'd try it out first. My friend bought one too, I thinks he got a coconut smelling one and I got a mango one.
The pot was smallish but there was a decent amount in there to use and it would last me a while as I tend to only use body moisturiser/butter on my legs as they are they driest area on me. The pot is a screw lid which is handy as there is no room for leakage and no wastage as you can easily get all the product out meaning you waste no money!
When I opened the pot I was instantly hit with the refreshing mango smell, it was really pleasant and not overpowering at all, the smell lingers on your skin but in a subtle fresh way. The body butter looks and feels like butter (mine especially as it was yellow!) but fluffier and slightly creamier and I didn't need to use much to cover each leg and it didn't take long to soak in. Plus there was no greasy feeling on my skin, even when waiting for it sink in, which is a major problem I have with other moisturisers that I can't stand. I often rubbed some into the heels of feet and elbows as they are dry too and I find it works really well here too. My skin was left feeling super soft and looking really smooth.
Body Shop Body Butters are quite expensive at about £12 a pot but you do get a large amount that lasts a long time and the smells are so lovely and natural it's worth it. I never repurchased this in full size as I prefer a different one however I would never turn it down if offered it and if my current moisturiser was discontinued I'd head straight to The Body Shop!
WHAT IS IT?
A pot of body butter from The Body Shop with mango fragrance. It's available in a 200ml pot and smaller versions can be found in gift sets.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
I have loved these body butters for many years and this mango one is my favourite of all of them, I have a lot of different ones but this is the one I purchase most often.
It has a beautiful smell and is just like ripe fresh mango, it smells exactly the same in the pot as it does when I use it on my skin and has a strong smell that is very fruity and feminine. The butter is a pale yellow colour and it comes in a bright orange pot with a picture of a mango on the lid. The pot is always easy to open and close even when my hands are slippy and the lid has never jammed on any of these body butter pots since I have been using them.
It is a very thick body moisturiser and I have always thought that butter is the best word to describe it, you can tell how thick it is when you get some out of the pot with your fingers as the depression left does not refill with the almost solid butter for a long time. You only need to use a small amount each time you use it so a pot will last for a long time, sometimes I have to remind myself to keep using a specific butter out of my collection because they do go off if left opened for a long time so it's best to open one at a time and don't open another one until it's all used up.
When I apply the butter to my skin it drags a bit to start with because of the thickness, after a few seconds the heat from my body starts to melt it and once that has happened it makes it much easier to spread across my skin. It turns quite oily as it starts melting but that makes it easy to handle and also means it sinks into my skin quickly to start moisturising it.
After I have used this Mango Body Butter my skin feels the best it can be, not all of The Body Shop butters are the same even though most people think it's only the smell that's the difference between them but it's not. This one is the best for my skin because it gets rid of all dry feeling and makes me feel moisturised from head to toe, I don't like the feel of it behind my knees or in the crook of my elbow because it's so greasy but it does work so I put up with that. It takes a few minutes to dry but doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy just well moisturised and soft.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I'm not a big fan of Body Shop in general. I am one of those people who can't spend a lot of time in the stores because I find the smell overpowering. Having said that there are certain products they make that I absolutely love and this Mango Body Butter is one of them.
The body butter has become one of Body Shop's icon products and it is replicated in various disguises throughout other shops but it never quite as good as the original one. It comes in a million and one different scents and there are special ones that appear for things like Christmas and so one, but the mango one is one of the few that has stood the test of time and for good reason. The smell is absolutely divine. It is really fresh and summery. I have a friend who changes her moisturiser depending on the season, using something more warming in winter such as chocolate or whatever. I don't know if this is her being slightly odd or whether that is what most people do, but you don't need to do that with this as it is summery but luxurious enough that you can use it all year round.
The body butter isn't cheap. It is available in two sizes. The 50ml tub is £5 and the 200ml tub is £12.50. Obviously the larger tub is better value for money, but the smaller one is very handy for travelling as it fits into your liquids bag when going through airport security. I actually have one of each. Even though it is expensive, I do think it is good value for money though because a little goes a very long way. The butter is really thick and you don't need much of it at all in one go even if you have dry skin like me. I tend to take a bit in my hands and then soften it up before using it because it is so thick.
You often get body butters in the Body Shop's gift sets, which is where I first got this one, which are really good for presents. I think the butter by itself wouldn't make a very exciting present, but if you got it in a gift set it would be ideal. The butter is often on special offer as well in the bigger tubs, so it's worth looking out for a sale too.
Overall I'd recommend it because, although it is expensive, it really is good value for money and it has a delicious, long lasting smell.
I received a free 50ml pot of this with a voucher from The Daily Mail.
The body butter is a yellowy orange colour and it smells really fruity and fresh. It does smell of Mango but it has underlying tropical notes in it as well. The butter can be used all over the body and it is suitable for dry to very dry skin. Using the butter is easy. Simply scoop some of it up with your fingertips and apply it to your body after a bath or shower. The butter just glides over the skin. It has a similar consistency to real butter, apart from the fact that it smells nicer!
After using this body butter my skin feels nourished and moisturised. It smells wonderful and all of my dry patches disappear. The moisturising effect is long lasting. It lasts for hours and if I apply the butter before going to bed I wake up to lovely soft skin.
The butter is also great for the hands. It makes a lovely hand cream and it soothes dry cuticles and rough nails. The 50ml tub is quite small in size so I would recommend going for the 200ml size tub as it is better value too.
I would recommend this body butter. It's gorgeous and it smells amazing!