“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Body Butter / What it does: Smoothes, Enricheses „
I noticed that this body butter was on a half price offer at the start of the year so I bought both this and the scrub for £11, BARGAIN!
The butter looks like actual butter when you first look at it. It has a similar consistency and the smell is GORGEOUS. It smells a little like the Cocoa Butter one but I think this one just has the edge. You can use the butter wherever and whenever really. I prefer to use it after a shower when my skin is clean and it's been towel dried. It has a nice colour to it aswell, which I would describe as a Toffee colour.
The butter has a lovely creamy consistency and it feels silky smooth on the skin. I have quite dry skin and this butter really works to put the moisture back into my skin. It doesn't feel greasy at all and I can get dressed not long after applying it, instead of waiting around in a cold bathroom waiting for it to dry. The butter is really long lasting and my skin feels moisturised for hours after. The butter is also great for flaky skin and areas such as knees and elbows that often need a little more moisture.
The butter will last you a while as the 200ml tub goes a long way. Plus it keeps well too. I would recommend this product. It's great for dry skin and it's perfect for use all year round.
I never thought I had dry skin until a started using the body shop Brazil nut body butter. The only reason I bought it was because I was in a 'feeling sorry for myself and spending money will help' mode. I walked in the body shop and had a look and smell of the body butters there. They have loads of wonderful flavours/scents, good enough to eat; satsuma, cherry, grapefruit, coconut, the list goes on. I chose the Brazil nut butter as the scent wasn't as sweet and artificial as I thought the more fruity butters were. Brazil nut body butter is designed for dry skin, and the other body butters are for other skin types, I haven't got particularly dry skin but I liked the scent best so I thought it couldn't hurt to have a bit of extra moisture in my life.
You can buy all the body butters in either 50ml for £4.85 or 200ml for £12.20, which I think is quite expensive. I wouldn't normally spend this much on a body moisturizer, but as I said, I was in spending mode so I bought the 200ml tub.
Brazil nut body butter has a brown coloured tub; each flavour has a different bright corresponding colour, which I think look nice and chunky, and they have a screw top. Like all body shop products, they are against animal testing, and the brazil nuts are fair trade.
I was eager to try my new purchases once I was home, and after a bath I opened my present. The butter almost filled the tub and was a creamy colour with a hint of brown. The smell is a bit like cocoa butter but with a bit of Brazil nut smell - lovely. As I scooped some out with my finger I noticed the constancy was a lot firmer than I imagined (just like butter in fact - I should have known), and I started to think 'how on earth and I going to rub this in!!' However once the butter was on my legs it completed melted in the warmth, and I needed less than I thought to smother both my legs in luxurious butter.
After I was well and truly moisturised I have to say it did feel a little greasy, but as I was going to bed it didn't really matter. I have since then used the butter before going out and I must say it doesn't feel very nice having greasy legs under jeans!! So I will only be using it before bed from now on. In the morning, however, the butter had all been adsorbed and my legs were thanking me for it.
Any way I have been using the Brazil nut body butter for a week now and the difference in my legs is amazing. I didn't think I had dry skin but I didn't know I could have skin like this - silky, smooth legs and smelling delicious too. I will defiantly keep using it on my legs and maybe try some of the other flavours.
I'm not one for splashing out on expensive skin and body products, but for a good few years now I've been indulging in the Body Shop's Brazil Nut Body Butter. Having recently increased from £10 to £12 for a 200g tub, it's pricey stuff, but it's very, very good.
The butter is a lovely creamy colour with a hint of brown and has a very luxurious and enticing smell of brazil nuts, cocoa and cream, which isn't too sickly. Unfortunately the smell doesn't last on your skin for more than a few minutes after rubbing in, though if you like body products that don't compete with or overwhelm your perfume then this might be an advantage for you.
The instructions for use read: Pat some onto the skin and massage in. Pretty simple to use then!
As soon as the butter hits your skin, you can feel how cool, moist and heavy it is. This is high quality stuff and as you smooth it in you can feel the oils in it providing relief to thirsty skin. It takes a couple of minutes for your skin to absorb it but it's worth the wait! It is recommended for dry skin and as such I only use it in places where I suffer from this - feet, elbows, knees, and my legs after shaving. I would think it might be a bit heavy or greasy in other placed. However, only using it in a few places means that the butter lasts a bit longer, which is fortunate because you need quite a lot of it for it to do its job.
The only real criticism I have of this lovely butter is the price. Recently I have noticed in Boots that there are a lot of similar looking body butter which smell lovely, and they are priced around £6 for bigger tubs. This works out at much better value, so next time I need to buy some I might opt for that. However, I wouldn't be surprised if they don't match up to the Body Shop stuff.
Oh, and this is of course made ethically, not tested on animals, and contains Community Trade Brazil nut oil, so you can be confident you're doing a good deed too!
The Body Shop Brazil Nut Body Butter.....
This is one of my all time favourite products and even when I buy other makes of Body Butter I still find myself coming back to this particular brand, as you truly cannot beat it.
*Price and Packaging*
It is rather expensive compared with other Body Butters that are available from different companies this one though coming in at £10 is considerably more than say the Boots own version of Body Butter. However, you do get a lot of Butter for your money and the tub holds a hefty 300ml.
The tub is fairly well designed although I say fairly but I do find it rather annoying. To remove the lid you have to screw it off and this is fine when taking the lid off to use but when you have applied the product and want to put the lid back on this proves rather more difficult as your hands are pretty greased up so it is a little bit of a struggle to get it back on correctly. Even so the tub the butter comes in does look good and this particular fragrance holds the body butter in a nice brown nut coloured tub where as different fragrances have different coloured tubs.
Body Shops are found all over the country and they have a brilliant range of these body butters and every time I have always popped in to my local store they always have a vast selection of them and have never run out of any.
*Look, Smell and Use*
To look at the Body Butter itself it looks like a lovely off cream colour with just a hint of brown tinting through. In sits in the tub very firmly and as its name would suggest, looks just like a tub of butter (the consistency that is). On opening the tub you can already smell the wonderful aroma that is the Brazil nut infused with a hint of coffee and chocolate. The smell of chocolate in cosmetics can often smell fake and sickly but because there is just an ever so slight touch of it in this product, it doesn't have that sort of affect at all. It honestly smells wonderful and is my favourite product smell of all time.
Using the product is almost as wonderful as the smell of it. The use of body butter I guess would be best on people who have dry skin as the cream itself is so thick and rich. I do suffer with fairly dry skin on my arms and legs but using this product works wonders so I do not have that problem for long.
You need to get a really good dollop of the butter and apply to the skin when doing this it instantly makes the skin feel nourished and smooth. Yes okay it may feel a little greasy for a while but it doesn't take long for it to sink into my dry skin. I suppose those who suffer less from dry skin may say that this product is too greasy for them but for my patches of dryness it works wonders.
Overall I think this product would be number one of my top ten must haves. For me it really does work a treat. The only downsides would be the cost and screwing the lid on once you have used the butter. Also it never really seems to last as long as I would hope for. I do use it fairly thickly on my arms, legs, bottom and tummy most evening so I would think this would be the cause.
The price is a little steep for me but I truly think it is worth that money and possibly would pay a little more if the price went up. Compared to other body butters this one is the king and works so much better (or should that be butter!).
A five star rating is what this product deserves and if I could I would award lots more. Highly RECOMMENDED, especially for those who suffer with dry skin.
Made in the UK for....
The Body Shop Int'l PLC
This product contains Lanolin alcohol
An intensive, creamy all-over body moisturiser / It absorbs into the skin easily, helping to condition, soften and smooth the skin and prevent dryness / Contains moisturising Community Trade brazil nut, shea and cocoa butter /