Product Type: The Body Shop Body Care
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The Body Shop Mango Body Butter
Member Name: col81
The Body Shop Mango Body Butter
Advantages: Deep, intense moisturisation. Smells of real mangoes!
Disadvantages: Leaves skin feeling a little greasy.
Before the days of Cosmetics to Go and then Lush, the Body Shop was my haven of heavenly goodies. Now I very rarely buy anything from the Body Shop but I do tend to get presents given to me from said establishment. One of those was a Mango gift set containing a lovely large tub of Mango Body Butter. I have seen the range of body butters in the shop and often wondered about their buttery goodness so now I had a tub in my possession, I could find out all about it.
The butter comes in a tub with a screw-on lid and looks not unlike the dooyoo picture but the picture on the label and the font is different. On opening the tub there is a rich fruity smelling pale yellow butter which looks like butter and smells of real mango, not sickly sweet manufactured mango...real mango.
I poked my finger in it and found that the texture is akin to real butter, not that I go poking my finger in pats of butter but, in my baking experience, I have had need to come into physical contact with the real thing. I scooped a little out and set about rubbing it onto my legs as they are the part of my body which need the most intense moisturisation. The body butter seemed to melt into my skin and didn't need too much working in although it certainly needed more than your average moisturiser, probably due to the thicker consistency. My skin was left feeling velvety soft and smelling delicious but I found it was rather a long time before I felt I could put any clothes on; my legs were left feeling a little greasy.
As the body butter is so thick and melts into skin nicely, not too much is needed per use so I still have plenty left after receiving it Christmas 2007 (it's now August 2009) and I don't use it too often because of the way it left my skin feeling rather greasy.
I came to the conclusion that it is the ideal moisturiser to use at night after a long soak in the bath so that it can do its work through the night and have absorbed fully into my skin by the next morning. It's too luxurious a moisturiser to use too often I think!
I would like to try other body butters in the range for the fragrances as the mango body butter smells so delicious I feel sure the others will be the same. Here's to next Christmas then!
Summary: A rich moisturising butter to be used before bed.
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