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The first thing I can say about this product is that I love its smell. It is very sweet and floral, and it stays in your body for a bit longer. if you compare it to most body butter from the competitors''s brands. I would have to admit that the first thing that attract me to this product is this feminine smell.
However, as a body butter, I don''t think it has given me the effect I wanted. For example, it does moisturise my skin for awhile, but it doesn''t last as long as the smell lingers. And it doesn''t seem to make any change to my skin condition (it was still dry and flaky in some area).
If you have a really dry skin, and you would need something to repair the skin condition, this might not be the product you need. But if you have a normal skin, and you just need a mild product which would help you maintain the condition, you might be in love with this product.
The texture of the product is very smooth, and thick. It doesn''t leave your skin the oily or greasy feeling, nor the sticky feeling that makes you want to go back under the shower to rinse them off. It makes your skin very hydrated and good (but not enough for me, unfortunately).
I would still recommend this product though, with a little bit of disclaimer that this wouldn''t change the skin condition the way some people might have expected from this product. I still buy this product sometimes, only as a treat for me because this is rather expensive product to purchase.
For Christmas I received a gift set from The Body Shop from my auntie containing this moringa body butter along with the shower gel, soap and body scrub.
~ Packaging ~
It comes in a large round plastic tub containing 200ml of body butter.
The tub is made from plastic and it is a lemon yellow colour. The top of the tub has a round label in the middle with a picture of fresh white flowers on the front and the words, 'The Body Shop' along with the Body Shop logo are in the middle of the label and then around the outside are the words, 'Moringa body butter with moringa seed oil to moisturise. Normal/dry skin'.
~ In use ~
The lid of the body butter twists off easily. The body butter itself is a very light yellow colour. It is very thick and the scent is quite strong.
It has a sharp floral scent, which is fresh and very pleasant.
The body butter rubs into my skin really easily, despite it being so thick. It feels soft and creamy and it leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised without leaving any sticky residue behind.
It feels luxurious to use and I think the scent is delicate and mature.
I find that the scent lingers on my skin for a while after using this body butter.
I have to admit I didn't think I would enjoy using this as much as the fruity scented body butters from The Body Shop as I love using fruity scented products, but I really enjoy using this body butter and I find it makes a nice change for when I'm not in the mood for sweeter, fruitier scents.
I find that The Body Shop's body butters are much richer than other body butters from other brands that I have tried and this one is no exception. I have had a few of these 200ml Body Shop body butters and I have always found that they last me ages. You don't need to use much of the body butter in one go as it is so thick so a little goes a long way with this body butter.
~ Price and availability ~
This 200ml Moringa body butter is available from The Body Shop or www.thebodyshop.co.uk for £13.00.
There are often offers on The Body Shop's body butters so it can sometimes be picked up for less.
~ Conclusion ~
I really like this body butter and have enjoyed using it. The scent is very pleasant and it is a nice change from the fruitier scented body butters from The Body Shop's range.
I don't think it is too pricey for what you get and I would consider buying this body butter again.
I have been looking at a few reviews for The Body shop body butters and afterwards I realised that I had one unopened in my bathroom .
So off I went to find it and here is my review of it
Body shop Moringa Body Butter ,this is the name on the front of the tub of body butter ,I recieved this as a little gift for my birthday last year ,but had not even opened it before today.
The body shop body butter is presented in a pale yellow plastic tub,with a screw off lid .
My tub was one of the smaller ones containing 50 mls .
It has an image of pretty white blossom on the label stuck to the top ,and the words ,Body shop,Moringa Body Butter going around the image .
Now ,I have never heard of Moringa,so I googled the name and found out that it is a tree that grows in Africa and Asia ,its common name is the bottle tree ,on the image it really does look like a bottle with its swollen trunk .
MY USE OF THIS PRODUCT
I opened the tub ,and the first thing that hit me was the aroma, so different ,cant really discribe the smell ,but really gorgeous and heady .
I scooped out a little of the pale yellowy cream butter , and rubbed it into my arms ,wow ,it melted into my skin ,and left it smooth with a little healthy glow ,no tackiness whatsoever .
So ,off I went and used it on my arms ,hands and legs ,before I went to bed .
The smell was divine, and when I got up this morning ,I could still smell the perfume from this on my skin .
WOULD I RECCOMEND THIS PRODUCT ?
You bet I would,just wish I had tried it sooner
I will give Body Shop Moringa Body Butter full marks with 5 stars
I discovered The Body Shop Body Butters some time back but was always skeptical about investing in to one due to its price tag. After receiving the Body Butter (different fragrance) as a present, I immediately converted to Body Butters. I used to use the standard body lotions on my arms and legs but this product has completely taken over my beauty regime now. I loved the product so much that I finished the full tub and now it was time to get another one.
I went in to the shop and ended up smelling the Moringa Body Butter and instantly fell in love. It has the most gorgeous floral scent. I wanted to get it there and then but was once again hesitant to change the fragrance over as I have sensitive skin. I left it at that time but I could not help think about the amazing scent I was missing out on.
Luckily on one of the offer days, I decided to finally get the Moringa Body Butter and I must say I do not regret it one bit. I usually put it on after having a bath and not only does it makes me smell great but gives me the right amount of moisture.
This is a great body butter if you like floral scents. It is long lasting and very moisturising. Definitely, worth a try.
The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter
I have been a huge fan of The Body Shop and all its 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 The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter is a scent that I keep on returning too time and time again. It just smells yummy and fresh and beautifully floral.
The Body Shop say: "This 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 shea butter and has a delicate white floral scent."
On opening the tub of body butter the first thing that you can't help but notice is the lovely and strong floral fragrance that is fresh and sweet and just lovely. It is quite a hard fragrance to describe but it really is a Body Shop classic scent that is worth having a sniff next time you are near a store, especially if you haven't smelt it before. Even if you don't always like floral fragrances the Body Shop Moringa Body Butter is a pretty floral scent that won't remind you of your granny's old fashioned floral perfume, as it really is a nice fresh perfumed floral scent that is certainly one of my favourites.
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. If you have tried any of the other Body Shop body butters then the Body Shop Moringa Body Butter is no different apart from being a light cream colour. It is also refreshing to have a body butter from the Body Shop that isn't a fruity scent.
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. The Body Shop also recommend the Body Shop Moringa Body Butter for normal to dry skin and having skin that I would probably classify as 'normal' the body butter does leave my skin in a lovely condition and with constant use it does help alleviate any drier areas. I also find that the floral scent of the Body Shop Moringa Body Butter does linger on my skin for quite a while after application.
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. However, 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 Moringa 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. It is a lovely scent and it is a nice change from always having a fruity fragrance body butter.
Five out of five stars.
I adore the range of beautifully-scented Body Butters from The Body Shop, and was delighted to receive a collection from the range at Christmas time. I have thoroughly enjoyed working my way through the various tubs, with this review outlining my experiences of using "The Body Shop's Moringa Body Butter."
The Moringa Butter is currently available to buy in store in branches of The Body Shop, or online at their website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk, where postage costs apply. This particular Butter is only currently available in the larger-sized tub which is a generous 200ml in size, with the current price for this being £13.00. My own tub of the product was received as part of a gift set, and is considerably smaller at only 50ml.
The packaging for the Moringa Butter is in keeping with most of the other Body Butter products that are available from The Body Shop, being presented in an attractive round tub with a flat appearance. In the case of the Moringa Butter, the tub is coloured in a sort of creamy 'magnolia' type of colour that ties in with the product's name and description perfectly. There is an attractive image of a pretty white flower on the tub's lid. Whilst I am on the subject of the product's packaging, I think it is worth mentioning that I have experienced no difficulties with using either the product itself or its robust packaging, and even though I suffer with limited mobility, I have been able to remove and replace the tub's lid with ease.
The Butter's appearance is just wonderful, being extremely thick in its consistency and with a delicious sheen to its creamy 'body' that gives a wonderfully inviting feel. I find that the texture of The Body Shop's Body Butters is wonderfully thick, so it is easy to 'scoop' a small amount from the tub as required.
In addition, I find that the Butter's thick texture is not difficult to manoeuvre or spread over the skin; quite the opposite is true, as the creamy consistency seems to smoothen over the skin's surface with ease, gliding quickly and without any fuss. I find too that even a small amount of the Butter product will provide the skin with significant moisturisation, although I admit that I do tend to smother myself in The Body Shop's delicious Butters as much as possible, such is their gorgeousness. To be fair though, I could probably get away with using a LOT less product with each use than I actually do, and I find that this result allows the rather high purchase tag of these particular Butters to feel somewhat more justified as a result. It is often the case that Body Butter products that I purchase are much more 'lotion' based in my opinion, which sees me requiring to use a lot more of the product with each use to obtain a satisfactory end result. True, such products are usually MUCH cheaper than those from The Body Shop's delicious range, but when considering such products, it has been proven to me time and time again that you do get what you pay for with some products that are priced cheaply proving to be under-par in terms of their quality. For me, I'd rather spend a little more on such items to receive a much more agreeable end result.
The aroma of the Moringa Body Butter is one that I approached with mild trepidation, I must confess. This is mainly because the product is floral-based in its aroma, and my own preference is to use bath and skin care products that are mainly fruit-based in their fragrances. I will admit here that I doubt very much that I would have purchased the Moringa Butter myself, purely on the basis that it is a floral-fragranced product.
The Body Shop describes the Moringa Butter as having a "Delicate White Floral Scent" and to be quite honest, I doubt I could have described the beautiful aroma any better than this. The Butter's scent is most certainly delicate, but usually only after it has 'sunk' into the skin's layers, following application. In the first stages, its scent is much more fragrant and certainly more 'robust' but without any unpleasant 'heady' feel to it that is so often present in floral-based aromas. Similarly, I find there is a delicate sweetness to be found in floral aroma, but I have never found that this becomes sickly or 'saccharine' like in its presence, instead adding a delicate sweet edge to the floral tones already present. There is a slight 'crisp' edge to be found from the scent too, but I usually find that this disperses quite easily, and certainly before the product becomes fully absorbed into the skin. Whilst I never thought I would have been such a big fan of a floral-based scent, I find that the delicate nature of the Moringa scent allows it to feel quite contemporary and 'fresh' without reminding me of something old-fashioned or dated.
In terms of longevity, I find the Butter's scent performs very well, with it dutifully whispering its presence from the skin for several hours following the application and subsequent absorption of the Butter into the skin. Whilst it is noticeable during this time, I find that it is much less robust than it had been previously, which is absolutely fine by me, as I'd be hesitant if the floral aroma felt anything other than subtle or delicate. I am able to detect the delicate floral 'wisps' on my skin quite easily after application, but I do find that more robustly-scented products such as perfumes or body sprays will swamp the Moringa fragrance easily, making it retreat into near oblivion.
After the Moringa Butter has been absorbed into the skin, I find the impressive results are almost instantaneous, with my previously dry and 'thirsty' skin being completely 'quenched' by the thick, luxurious texture of the Butter. I find that the result is rather long-lasting too, so much so that I am able to 'skip a day' in terms of the frequency of application, which is another definite plus point, I think, when considering the economical value and purchase price of the product in the first place. In all the years I have been using various Body Butter products, I have never found a product that comes close to the effectiveness of those produced by The Body Shop and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
It is worth noting too that my skin is particularly 'difficult', so any Body Butter product used has a variety of issues to overcome to get the seal of approval from me. Firstly, my skin is extremely dry - excessively so - with a dry 'cracked' appearance often being present at my elbows. The Body Shop's various Butter products cope with this issue easily and completely, with their rich moisturisation properties providing sufficient nourishment to the areas to allow them to feel - and look - more 'smooth' and without dryness. As I mentioned before too, I find this result to be particularly long-lasting, allowing me to skip a day if I choose to do so.
In addition, I find that my skin is hyper-sensitive, meaning it will 'flare' aggressively if harsh products come into contact with it. I find that it is often the case that products with a strong scent or aroma will cause this unpleasant reaction, in addition to those that are of a poor quality or cheaply-made. To my delight, the Moringa Body Butter has caused nothing but 'calm' to my irritated skin, allowing a soothing, nourishing experience to be achieved instead of something aggressive or irritable. Even though the Moringa fragrance is surprisingly robust in its initial appearance, it has not allowed any sort of unpleasant irritation to unfold, nor has it caused the troublesome eczema I suffer from to 'flare' dramatically. Based on these results, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending The Body Shop's Moringa Body Butter for those consumers who suffer with delicate or hyper-sensitive skin, as I do, and neither do I have any doubt that the product is one of an extremely high quality.
Taking everything into account, I feel that the Moringa Body Butter is fully deserving of top marks in the product rating score. This beautiful product comes with my full recommendation and I will most definitely repurchase it for myself in the future as a result of the positive results obtained from its use.
I use body care products on a daily basis to help keep my skin feeling and looking good. One brand of body butter that I favour is the range from the Bodyshop. They have a wide variety of delicious fragrances and are the richest moisturiser I've ever used. I think body butters tend to feel more nourishing than other moisturisers. I recently purchased a gift set of Moringa products and this included a tub of Moringa body butter. Amongst all of the products in the collection I was most looking forward to using this.
You can currently buy Moringa Body Butter online in a 200ml sized tub. It's £13 so it's quite pricey but the brand often do promotions so I suggest looking out for these. The tub in my gift set is a much smaller size at 50ml (or 48g). The Moringa themed products are all coloured a pale, daffodil yellow so both the plastic tub and the body butter itself are this sunny, springtime shade.
The product comes in a hard plastic tub with an easy to remove screw off lid. The label on the top of the tub is printed with a pretty picture of the white bride-like Moringa flower. It looks very pretty and feminine. Another label on the bottom of the tub has a peel back segment where you can read full ingredients,directions for use and see contact information for the brand. Ingredients for this body butter include shea butter and Moringa seed oil. The brand state that this body butter is best for normal to dry skin and that it provides "24 hour hydration".
The body buter looks like it has set into a hard mold and you need to really dig your fingertips into the surface at first. When you break into the shiny top it's then easier to scoop up the body butter bit by bit. The butter is very dense and creamy. It's similar in consistency to other body butters from the same brand that I've used but if possible this one seems marginally thicker and slightly more oily too. It's as though the oil is seeping out of the cream. The butter feels very soft and is enjoyable to use. Despite it's rich texture it sinks into the skin easily and does not leave any streaks.
The butter has an instant effect on the skin, making it feel healthy, supple and soft. I like using this body butter on every inch of my body but it feels especially nice to apply it to my arms and chest as the scent is so pleasant. It's also great on areas that might be drier and where the skin might be harder. I like to put it on my upper body though. I also just apply it to my hands sometimes after washing them and it works well as a hand cream too. When I'm smothered in this butter I feel as though I have a golden aura.
The fragrance of the Moringa body butter is very fine. It's a unique, delicate fragrance that makes me think of summer meadows, lemon cocktails and jewels of the rainforest. It's a feminine fragrance that would suit any age. Of all the body butters from the Bodyshop this one has a sophisticated perfume that mimics an eau de toilette and is one that makes me feel as though I'm using something that is very expensive and exquisite. I really love the scent and am pleased to be able to use some of the other products in the Moringa range such as the shower gel to get even more from the fragrance.
The Moringa Body Butter provides long lasting moisturisation, comfort and fragrance and I'm enjoying using it on a daily basis. I would definitely like to buy this again but I do find the price a little out of my range to buy regularly. I think the price is based on a number of things such as quality of ingredients and the fact that the firm is ethical and doesn't test on animals. I would say that I feel like a princess when I'm using this so I would probably agree to paying as much for it. I would love to receive it as a gift too and think that as far as giving it as a gift to others that most ladies will probably like the Moringa fragrance and appreciate the fine qualities of the product.
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After having been a fan of Body Shop products in my teens I'd moved onto different brands and hadn't been near a Body Shop product in years. This was until I was given a Moringa gift set by a friend for my birthday which contained a travel sized shower gel, body butter and body polisher. As I was due to go on holiday the following week this was a great gift and I popped them in my toiletries bag, by the end of the holiday it had been become a firm favourite.
Body Shop body butters come in screw top tubs, I've always found them easy to open but they do take up more storage space than a body lotion bottle would. If you have long nails like I do getting the product out of the tub can be quite difficult as I always end up with it caught under my nails. The Moringa body butter comes in a lemon coloured pot and the label on top has a picture of the Moringa tree flower.
The Body Butter
When you open the pot you are greeted with a lovely light floral scent, it reminds me of the holiday when I first used it which is lovely. The scent stays on my skin really well and as I don't tend to bother with perfume if I'm going to be at home with the little ones it's lovely to still smell nice. The actual butter is a very light lemon colour so looks refreshing.
The Moringa body butter is suitable for normal/dry skin. My skin is more on the dry side and this product moisturises it really well. It is light to go on and is really easily absorbed into my skin. My skin always feel really soft after I've applied it too.
Size and price
It is currently available online in 200ml tubs but it wasn't that long ago I bought a 50ml tub for £5 in store. The current full price for a 200ml tub is £12.50 but as they have changed the label design you can currently pick up an old label version for only £6.25.
Compared to other body butters I've tried this is by far my favourite for both fragrance and quality of the body butter. I'm never without it!
---Why I Tried this---
While browsing the Body Shop website saw this product and was curious as to what the fragrance was.
---Body Shop Brand---
The Body Shop was founded i the 1970s by Anita Roddick but has now been taken over by L'Oréal.
From their website - 'The Body Shop has always believed passionately that animals should not be used for cosmetic testing. We have never tested our products on animals. Similarly, we insist that all our suppliers have not tested their ingredients on animals for cosmetic purposes.
We're incredibly proud of our dedication to this issue, and our global campaigning against cosmetic animal testing. The EU banned animal testing for finished cosmetic products in 2004, and for ingredients in 2009.'
Moringa is a delicate feminine flowery sort of smell and also has soap, shower gel and matching body lotion if you so wish. The perfume is long lasting but not over powering or too stronge.
These are absolutely super and are actually very moisturising and long lasting - much more so than a normal body lotion - would not have believed it myself or bought one at full price but when I was able to pick one up on offer and try I was converted. Promoted as giving '24-hour hydration'.
£12.50 for 200ml.
Can be somewhat expensive at the £12.50 mark but I get mine when on offer on the Body Shop website (as I can't get to the shops). The website often does Sales and this is the time to replenish your stocks.
Can be used al over the body (but not face0 but I love this for my hands and feet, also knees elbows and legs.
From any Body Shop shop but I purchase from their website. The postage here is £2.99 but the company often has special deals for free postage so by ordering when there is a special offer could mean you have free postage plus also get a % off the total cost of your order as well.
The body butter is a very faint lemony colour and contains, among other things, Moringa seed oil, Community Fair Trade cocoa butter and Community Fair Trade shea butter.
A full list of ingredients is given at the end of the review.
Used this on my hands and feet last night when going to bed and there is still a slight smell. My feet also feel lovely and soft - and they definitely need it in wintertime!
---Would I recommend?---
Yes definitely. I wouldn't buy it at full price but there are so many sales on the Body Shop website you are sure to be able to pick the body butters up at a greatly reduced price -so long as you keep an eye out.
Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Lanolin Alcohol, Moringa Pterygosperma Oil, Sesamum Indicum Oil, Mel, Bertholletia Excelsa Nut Oil, Theobroma Cacao Butter, Parfum, Myristamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Phenethyl Alcohol, Linalool, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Sodium Hydroxide, Isoeugenol, Caramel, CI 19140.
Moringa Body Butter
Usually I tend to use high end premium toiletries that have been kindly been given to me for birthdays, Christmas' and special occasions; L'occitane, Molton Brown, and Elemis to name a few. Until recently that is, when my stocks were running low and I made the choice to order some toiletries from the Body Shop. Since that time I've been converted, due to its low price tag, high quality, and cruelty free values.
Having tried the satsuma range, and the sweet lemon, I thought I would make a change from the fruity and go for floral this time. With this in mind, I recently purchased a gift set, which came with three Moringa items, and a handy body polisher.
I'd never heard of Moringa before, but knew it to be floral due, to the white blossoms, reminiscent of jasmine, on the packaging. A search on Wikipedia tells me that it's a flowering plant of the Moringacaea family. Much of the plant is edible and the leaves contain all essential amino acids and are rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and minerals. If it's that good internally, I felt it would be doing some good externally too, and couldn't wait to try it.
The purpose of this review is the body butter. In my gift set, I received a small 50ml tub. I'm not sure whether it is usually for sale in this smaller size (the Satsuma is), but at the time of writing this review,only a larger 200ml pot is available for £12.50. This works out to be much better value anyway, as the smaller tub was roughly around £5.00.
The tub comes in a soft buttery yellow colour, and has the picture of the Moringa blossom on the top. It looks quite appealing. I also like that the tub is recyclable, due to the Body Shop ethics of reducing environmental impact.
The contents are a pale lemon colour and when you look at it, it looks to be rather solid in appearance. Scooping a little out though, sees a wonderfully rich and sumptuous creamy butter. This almost melts straight into the skin, and is very easily applied. It doesn't take too long to absorb, and you aren't left with a white sticky film to your skin, making dressing a rather awkward affair.
Community fair trade shea butter is included for its hydrating properties, and this makes the whole product a more premium quality, to those without it. It is the shea butter which melts at body temperature, allowing it to be more readily absorbed into the skin.
The body butter is the perfect complement to the shower gel. In the satsuma range, one was stronger than the other, and although they were essentially the same fragrance, the difference was distinctly noticeable. With the Moringa, they are both the identical scent to the other. The floral fragrance is uppermost, a delicate smell that I would liken to the freshness of daisies, rather than the heady aroma of roses. The underlying warmth in this fragrance comes from honey. It makes is rich and sweet. This is rather apt, because looking at the rather scary list of ingredients; it does contain Community Fair Trade honey, as well as the Moringa leaf extract.
This is intensely moisturising, and although there is no recommendations for use - for normal skin, or dry skin etc, on the website, I would say as it's so good at what it does, it would be suitable for dry skin too. I don't tend to get dry skin on my body, but elbows, knees and heels do tend to become sore at times. I have had no soreness since using this. My skin even feels more supple, and I can clearly see a difference. I have been using this after every shower, not because I need to, but because the 'pretty' scent makes me want to, and layering means the fragrance lasts longer.
I'm informed that this product will provide round the clock hydration, and I believe this to be true. The rich moisturising feel can be detected still in the evening, after applying it on the morning. It doesn't leave a greasy feel, in any way shape or form, but it feels like a veil of moisture upon your skin. It's wonderful.
The scent last's not quite so long, it was a delicate scent to begin with, but it lingers just long enough for me to be completely satisfied with its intensity. I wouldn't want anything too overwhelming anyway, so as not to interfere with any perfume I might choose to wear; to tell the truth, this is such a lovely fragrance, I've been neglecting my usual perfume of late, in preference to the floral fragrance of this range of Body Shop products.
My gift set only contained shower gel, body butter and scrub, but there are other items in the range; soap, body lotion and bath foam complete the set, and I hope to purchase these soon. This is wonderfully luxurious and feminine body butter and it comes most highly recommended from me.
Many thanks for reading my review. I hope it has been some use to you.
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The Moringa Body Butter is a creation by The Body Shop. It is a moisturising product that promises to leave your skin feeling soft and supple for up to 24 hours. It has been specifically designed to hydrate those with normal to dry skin and it is intended for all over body use. The product promises to leave your skin smooth and healthier while protecting you from further dryness.
How does it work?
This products main ingredient is Shea butter. This is a substance which has been used for centuries by people across the world. It is easily absorbed, rejuvenates the skin and helps to keep it deeply moisturised.
It is a very nourishing substance due to the fact that it is packed full of vitamins which improve the health of your skin. Because the butter is so hydrating, it should also help to keep away premature lines and wrinkles. As Shea Body comes from a nut source, it will not be suitable for those who suffer with nut allergies.
The butter also contains Cocoa Butter. The substance melts into the skin when it reaching body temperature and it is easily absorbed. It is rich in antioxidants which means it can fight against free radicals in the skin and prevents your skin from aging prematurely. The vitamins and minerals which the substance contains mean that your skin will be left in an overall better condition. The Cocoa Beans are community trade so you'll be helping others as well as your skin when you buy this!
The butter also contains Moringa Seed Oil which is extracted from the seeds of the Moringa Tree. It has great healing properties and leaves the skin feeling conditioned and soft. It is a light substance enriched with vitamins that nourish the skin and leave it looking healthier
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used on the same way as a normal moisturiser and it can be applied as often as necessary, all over the body. I wouldn't advise using this on the face unless you have very dry, resilient skin as you will break out in spots.
Packaging and Price
The Body Butter is contained within a pale yellow circular wide mouthed tube with a screw top which can be easily opened and closed. The picture on the front of the lid shows little white flowers.
It will cost you around £12 for 200ml or you can chose to buy a smaller tub of 50ml. Economically, it works out cheaper to buy the larger tub. You can buy the product from your local Body Shop or you can find it on its online website. If you really like this product than also included in the Moringa range is a shower gel, a soap, a body scrub and a body lotion amongst other products.
This body butter has a slightly lighter texture than the others that I have purchased from The Body Shop. It is easily absorbed by the skin and as long as you don't go overboard with the application, it won't leave your skin feeling greasy or uncomfortable.
I find this quite a light product and it moisturises my body well, although I find that it doesn't completely eradicate the dryness of my tough spots such as my knees and elbows so I use a richer moisturiser for that. My skin feels smooth and soft and this product leaves it in a much better conditioner.
The aroma is nice but not one that I would normally go for, but I chose this one as I own most of the others already. As I should have guessed from the picture on the front, the aroma is floral with a hint of sweetness. It is strong and evident without being too overpowering and lingers on the skin long after use.
All in all, this does just as good job as the other body butters in the collection although I find this one slightly lighter on my skin. The consistency is lovely and although the cream is thick and white, it doesn't make my pale skin look paler. It softens by skin leaving it feeling comfortable and looking healthier.
If you like floral smells, this one is worth a try. If you prefer sweet or fruity smells, there are plenty of others in the collection that you can try.
The Body Shop
The Body Shop is a company that makes beauty products including, but not limited to, make-up, shower gels, body butter and lotions, face wash, etc using natural ingredients. They do not believe in animal testing. They run various campaigns such as "Stop HIV" and "Stop Sex Trafficking" so they are an ethical company which is definitely a plus point.
A friend gave me some products from the Body Shop Moringa range recently on my birthday. I have used this range before and it is one of my favourite Body Shop ranges so I was pleased with my gift.
Packaging and Scent.
The body butter comes in a pale yellow/cream coloured tub. The lid has a sticker on a it with a picture of moringa flowers. You unscrew the lid to get to the body butter inside. The body butter itself is cream coloured. It has a subtle floral scent. The scent is lovely and not over powering, but strong enough to appreciate. The scent isn't artificial either and the body butter does smell like moringa flowers. Once the body butter is applied to the skin, the scent becomes very subtle and you can apply perfume without worrying about a clash of scents. I do think, however, that this is one for females, and most men would be put off by the scent.
The Body Butter
This body butter is meant for normal/dry skin. To use, you just scoop some up with your fingers and rub it into your skin. I find that the body butter is easily absorbed into your skin, leaving it feeling soft and moisturised. It is light and doesn't sit on your skin making it feel greasy. However, despite being light it moisturises very well and a little goes a long way. It is meant to moisturise for 24 hours and these claims are true as I shower everyday and apply body butter right after my shower, and my skin still feels soft right before my next shower. According to the Body Shop website, these are the ingredients responsible for this wonderful moisturising effect:
Moringa seed oil with oleic acid and Community Trade cocoa butter - Moisturises and protects the skin.
Community Trade shea butter - Rich in vitamins A & E, which protect the skin and leave it feeling soft, smooth and supple.
Price and Availability.
The body butter is available in The Body Shop stores all over the country as well as online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. It is available in 2 sizes-a 50 ml tub which is great to take along on holidays and costs £5 and a 200 ml tub which costs £12.50. I agree that this is expensive and I, personally, never buy this body butter at full price, which is fine since it is often found on offer. Currently, the 200 ml body butter is on a 2 for £15 offer so if you want it, this would be the right time to stock up on it.
Do I recommend it?
I most definitely do. It smells lovely, works well, and lasts for ages. It is expensive, but if you buy it when it is on offer it is most definitely worth it. My skin and nose love it!
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I love the body shop body butters however I find them too expensive to buy regularly. I was more than happy to receive a few body shop gift sets on my birthday and the moringa set contained this body butter.
The tub is round and the same as all the other body shop butters and quite sturdy. Because I have a 50ml, the lid is easy to put back on but I have found that for the bigger tubs this can be a problem. The moringa butter tub is pale yellow in colour with white flowers on top. It says it contains moringa seed oil and is for normal/dry skin. I prefer a tub to tubes or bottles as I can take out as much or as little as I want without wasting any and I can scrape out every little bit.
When you open up the tub, you are met with a solid cream coloured butter and you can smell it straight away. The smell is a very strong floral that is almost sweet. I don't usually like floral smells but this smelt really rich and luxurious.
I tested a bit on my arm and it sank in straight away and left my skin smooth. With some of the body shop butters, the ones for very dry skin can be greasy but with this one, it wasn't the case. I could still smell the butter for quite a while afterwards about 2 or so hours, so if you are using this, skip the perfume!
I keep this on my desk because it is a small pot and use some on my arms to refresh the fragrance. I used it all over my body and like all body shop butters, I used only a bit and found it was enough to moisturise all over (using about a large grape sized amount for my whole body) so I can see the tub lasting me quite a while. A 200ml tub will cost £12.50 and a small 50ml tub costs £5. The body butters are often on offer for 2 for £15 etc. So look out for those. If you like the scent, you can get matching shower gel, scrub, soap but I think it can get too overpowering. I would buy the body butter again as I think it smells really uplifting and moisturises without being greasy.
The Body Shop is such a great, well known household name, that you just know you can't go wrong with anything they do. On top of the reputation, you know you can count on their products for containing fair traded, natural ingredients that are not tested on animals. I am not a particulalrly 'ethical' shopper, but it always makes me feel a little better knowing all this!
Moringa is a fairly new fragrance for the Body Shop and it is one of their few floral based fragrances. However, it is not a traditional, overpowering flowery scent, but more of a light and summery faint scent.
Each body butter in the Body Shop has a slightly different consistency and this one has quite a thick, dense consistency. I actually prefer this to the 'yogurty' consistencies of some of their body butters as I find it is easier to apply to your skin and can last a lot longer.
The large tub is around £13 to buy, but I can assure it will last you for ages, even if you use it every day. If this is quite steep for you though, you can also get a smaller tub for £5.
I would also recommend using this product with the Moringa shower gel, to make the fragrance last all day.
Last year I went shopping to the Body Shop to get something for my boyfriend's mum's 50th birthday, and I ended up buying this for myself - whilst browing I decided that I liked the smell of this so much that I had to get myself some. I have no idea whether or not this product actually smells like Moringa seed oil, but it does smell lovey - I can quite happily sit here and sniff the pot of it.
This product comes in a yellow plastic tub with a screw lid. On the top is a photo of white flowers (which I presume are Moringa), product name, Body Shop logo and contents 192g/200ml. On the base is a label that you can peel to reveal the ingredients list.
I have noticed that this seems to be the standard container for The Body Shop's Body Butters, but is not a style often seen for moisturisers made by other companies. Personally I'm a fan of this pot - it's easy to unscrew the lid and allows you to get just as much of the product as you need without having to squeeze any bottles in vain and ending up with too much. It also means that you can get absolutely all of the product out so none of it gets wasted.
The body butter itself is a light creamy colour and feels like silk on your skin. Initially it has quite a soft consistency although over time it firms up - as I mentioned earlier I bought this last year and now the 'butter' is quite firm in the tub although it is still perfectly easy to use and hasn't 'gone off' as it were.
A small amount goes along way and even with regular use I would say that a tub of this size could easily last you a couple of months (depending on how much of your body you use it on - I tend to just use it on my legs).
Like most moisturisers this does leave your hands feeling a little greasy so you will want to wash them after use.
The body butter leaves my skin feeling soft and silky although it doesn't do much for very dry patches of skin -I've tried moisturisers that are better for this.
Price wise this product is currently being retailed at £12.50 for 200ml and £5 for 50ml. This is very much on the pricey side and something I would only buy myself as a treat as a result, however if you have the money to spare then go for it - it's worth it.
An intensive body cream with a gentle floral scent /