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Another addition to the popular Body Butter collection from The Body Shop. It absorbs very well into the skin and the fragrance is long lasting and very appealing and natural smelling.

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      13.01.2014 13:42
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      One of my fave Body Shop Body Butters!

      I just love the Body Shop and I am often visiting their store or website spending too much money on their products. I like trying out their new products but I also have some firm favorites which I keep going back too time and time again. I especially love their body butters and am reviewing one of my favorites today, the Papaya body butter.

      The Body Shops Papaya body butter comes presented in a 200ml orange plastic tub with a screw on lid. A circular sticker on the lid shows the brand logo along with a juicy looking Papaya.

      General information is given on the base including ingredients and cautions. Once opened, the product should be used within 12 months.

      As with all Body Shop products, this body butter has not been tested on animals. The Shea Butter and Cocoa butter used is Fairtrade from Ghana.

      The body butter itself is light orange in colour, it is thick in consistency. As with most Body Shop body butters a little goes a long way and I find only a small amount is needed so a tub tends to last me a while. Initially, it feels a little greasy on the skin but it sinks in within 3-5 minutes of application, leaving no unwanted sticky residues behind. I find this to be a rather light and airy and not as heavy as some other Body Shop body butters. It suits my "normal" skin type well, it is one I tend to use during the summer months rather than the winter when I need something a little more intense to moisturise my skin.

      Fragrance wise, this is up there with my favourite body butters smells. Thankfully there is no artificial fake fruity scent with this one, instead we have a fresh ripe Papaya fragrance which smells delicious and good enough to eat ( although I wouldn't recommend actually doing this!). Again, I find it rather summery and not too suitable for the colder months, but I guess this is just personal preference. Unfortunately the fragrance doesn't last long and after about an hour or so it can no longer be detected at all.

      This is one of my favourite Body Shop body butters, it leaves my skin soft. Moisturised and smelling fruity. I would certainly recommend it to others, though perhaps as a summer body butter.

      The Body Shops Papaya Body Butter is available in most Body Shop stores & online (delivery charges may apply). A 200ml tub costs £13.00 full price but look out for the frequent discount codes and special offers.

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        27.09.2013 21:34
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        A good body butter

        During the course of the summer, given the fine weather over here and the fact that I was away in even sunnier climes for 3 weeks, my skin needed a lot of hydrating and this was one of the ones that I sampled for the first time.
        This 200ml body butter is currently priced at £13. It comes in a deep orange 'squashed' cylindrical plastic tub with at screw top lid which is instantly a positive for me as this doesn't allow for any waste compared to bottled moisturisers.
        For those of you who are interested, the packaging is also recyclable.
        This body butter is a moisturiser for normal skin and contains a number of ingredients such as shea butter, papaya seed oil as well as glycerine. The packaging states the following:
        *Provides 24-hour hydration
        *Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
        *Buttery texture
        *Sweet papaya scent
        - Using it -
        This moisturiser is pale cream in colour when in the tub. It has a rather sweet smell to it which does linger for some time after application so be warned that should you be wearing any perfume it may clash.
        It has a lovely rich consistency to it but unlike other body butters and moisturisers that I have used it doesn't give a greasy look or a sticky feel ot it although it does offer a slight sheen to tanned skin.
        I used a substantial amount of this on a daily basis but it didn't take too long to absorb in to my skin which was craving some form of nourishment after being out and about in very hot weather throughout the course of the day.
        Overall, I would recommend this body butter in terms of it's moisturising qualities. The sweet aroma may not be to everyone's liking but it certainly kept my skin hydrated although on the expensive side to what I'd normally use.

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          10.08.2013 14:44
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          Body shop papaya body butter

          I do like body butters and especially when on holiday and for the weeks following when my skin can feel quite dry I tend to use them a lot.

          This one is from The Body Shop and can be bought in store and also online at www.bodyshop.co.uk. It costs £13 for a 200ml tub but can often be found on special offer along with the other "flavours".

          The product itself comes in a plastic tub with the information on the bottom and instantly I like this because I hate waste and know with a tub I can get right to the bottom and use all of the product.

          The body butter itself is white in colour and has a strong fruity smell. I'm not especially au fair with the specific smell of papaya but it does have an exotic fruit smell which lingers on the skin for some time after application. Being a body butter it is quite thick in texture but easily absorbed by the skin and doesn't take long to massage it into the skin and once applied doesn't leave any tell tale white streaks. Surprisingly, for something this thick, it is also non greasy and doesn't leave my hands all slippy.

          To use the product, it simply has to be massaged into the skin. I find that it's best to do after a shower or bath and because it is quite strong smelling, it is best not applied before applying perfume.

          VERDICT...

          This is a really good body butter which seems suitable for all of the family; when on holiday Little Miss also used the butter and suffered no adverse effects. A little of the butter lasts a long time and the packaging ensures I can get right to the bottom and not waste a bit of it.

          It smells good, is easily applied and lasts for ages.

          A recommended body butter.

          Thanks for reading.

          Daniela xx

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          13.06.2013 13:39
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          Yet another lovely body butter

          After having discovered The Body Shops body butters a few years ago now, I have tested out many of the different fragrances on offer. I purchased this over the Christmas period, having received a voucher from The Body Shop which made a 200ml pot of body butter £2, which is a deal I literally couldn't refuse. I did my usual ritual of going round and smelling all the testers, trying to decide which was my favourite, and I eventually decided on this one.

          The scent is stronger than some of the others, and I find that it leaves my skin smelling beautiful for longer, which is a bonus. It has a sharper fruity smell than some of the other body butters, and it is a fragrance that I love! It is just as creamy as the other body butters from The Body Shop, and leaves your skin feeling thoroughly pampered and moisturised, as well as leaving it smelling fresh and fruity. The main reason why The Body Shop is always my first port of call when buying a new body butter is because I find that the fragrances are lovely and fruity without smelling synthetic and slightly air-freshener like, as is so often the case with other brands of body butters. I also find the consistency just right - there is nothing worse than a really watery body butter that requires it so be spread so thickly to make it feel as though your skin has been moisturised.

          I find it very difficult to fault these products, as I find they work so well on my dry skin, and have the added bonus of leaving it smelling great! If I am being especially picky, I could say that I would like the fragrance to stay on my skin for longer.

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            08.04.2013 16:31
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            Lovely

            Just recently I have been trying to work through so many of the toiletries I have had stashed away and never got round to using. This I bought in a gift set not so long ago so my tub is a 50ml size though normally this available to buy in a 200ml size which costs about £13.00 per tub.

            The Packaging:

            This comes in an orange tub with a screw on/off lid to the top of it and on that there is a photograph of a papaya and we are told that it is indeed The Body Shop Body Butter and that it is meant for normal skin and of course the size is stated (which I have listed already). On the bottom of the tub there is a peel back white label with a bar code on it and when you lift that up the ingredients are listed. Its a simple looking tub this one and in my opinion not the best looking one due to its colour but that's only my personal opinion!

            The Body Butter:

            This is an off white, almost peachy coloured thick in consistency cream. A little of this goes a very long way indeed and it feels soothing and moisturising when being applied.

            The scent of this is really luxurious. It's a creamy, naturally sweet fruity smell which I assume is papaya. Its exotic and pungent and I have to admit the fragrance of this is simply wonderful to my nostrils and uplifting as well and all round this one is just a pleasure to use.

            As a body butter goes this is really nice as well. It moisturises my skin in a gentle way, it sinks in nicely and leaves me with no feeling of it at all though my skin simply feels more supple for hours and hours. With continued use of this one the dry skin I had on my knees disappeared and I love this one to use at night on my feet to keep them in tip top shape ready for hopefully a summer!

            The scent of this lingers for a good few hours as well and all in all I give this one a high recommendation. It isn't greasy and if you have very dry skin then try another body butter from The Body Shop because this is simply an everyday sort of body cream that isn't too intense or moisturising.

            Only available from The Body Shop.

            This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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              28.12.2012 21:04
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              Provides intensive moisturisation and smells good but costs a small fortune.

              I discovered The Body Shop's range of body butters a few years ago after receiving a tub as a gift and have since bought several butters from their range. When I had a giftcard to spend on myself recently I bought on of these Papaya Body Butters as I thought it would be a delightful, indulgent treat.

              I have the 200ml version of this product. I have bought other butters in smaller tubs but I have not seen this particular butter available in any other size but the 200ml tub. The tub is made of hard plastic and has a top which screws off very easily. You would have to check your local authorities for recycling availability but the tub is not recyclable in my area. The tub could possibly be cleaned out an re-used to hold something else though. The tub has a label on the top which shows a picture of a delicious, fresh papaya with it's juicy black seeds and succulent orange flesh. It looks exotic and was an appealing image to entice me to buy the product. There is also a label on the bottom of the tub which you can peel back to reveal full ingredients and instructions for use.

              The body butter is a pale peach colour and looks rather like a cheesecake in a pot. It has a greasy sheen to it which makes it look moist and as though it's sweating beads of oil. You have to stick your fingers into the butter to scoop some out. Warm fingers melt the butter immediately and it's easy to transfer into your fingers. The butter has a thick, waxy consistency. It softens as you spread it but nevertheless is a little more stiff than runny body lotion. This means on certain areas it feels like I'm pulling my skin a bit too much. I therefore prefer to apply this to places like my arms, knees, feet and elbows. If I want to apply it in other places I rub it in my palms for a while to make it extra creamy and then I apply it. Due to the thick and sticky consistency of the body butter it means that you don't need a lot. If you use too much you can feel like your skin is a bit heavy and damp. I made the mistake of trying to dress immediately after applying this to my legs and my jeans got stuck as my skin was still too damp.

              The body butter is intensely moisturising and is particularly excellent on dry areas like the bottom of your feet. It really softens the dryest, hardest areas. It makes your skin feel supple and in great condition. I feel like I'm giving my skin a makeover when I use this. The body shop say this provides 24 hour hydration and I agree with them. This keeps me feeling good all day.

              The fragrance of the body butter is sweet and fruity but is sweet rather than sharp. It's a feminine fragrance that is quite delicious and which makes me feel fresh, clean and pampered. I enjoy smelling my own skin after I've applied this as the fragrance is long lasting and remains smelling clean and crisp for a long time after application. This is a fragrance that would appeal to all ages of women.

              I'm very pleased with the performance and qualities of this body butter. I'm enjoying using it during these winter months but imagine my use of the butter might wane as the weather turns milder. The butter provides an intense protection against the elements so is a great treat for weather battered skin at the moment. The bright and delightful fragrance is also a mood lifter and it gives me confidence knowing that I smell lovely and fresh.

              I've seen the price for this product rise and fall and at the moment it is in the Body Shop sale for £6.50 but it's usual price is £13. I think the normal price is rather too high though. I've recently used body butters from a budget store and to be honest I didn't think there was much difference in the performance compared to this product. So as much as I like this I'd probably only buy it again if it was reduced. The Body Shop are known for not testing on animals and for their Fair Trade charter though so these may be reasons for you to consider spending an extra penny (or couple of pounds!) on this rather than something cheaper from eleswhere.

              You can buy this online or in high street shops:

              www.thebodyshop.co.uk

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                19.06.2012 13:57
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                Lovely body butter from The Body Shop

                As I mentioned in an earlier review, I purchased a Papaya Shower Gel and a Papaya Body Butter in a recent Body Shop sale. The Body Butter was priced at £3 which is a bargain considering its usual price of 12.50. I've been using both products after going to the gym in the evening - I prefer to use a lighter body lotion during the day and a more intensive body butter in the evening, and I thought this would be ideal.
                This particular body butter contains papaya seed oil to moisturise, as well as cocoa butter and shea butter from Ghana, produced via community trade. Though I normally use body butters for dry skin, I am happy to use a slightly lighter one during the summer when my skin is a bit less dry. The body butter tub is a burnt orange colour, matching the colour of the shower gel. It is very bright and has a picture of juicy-looking papayas on the front. Inside the tub, the body butter itself is quite thick and is a pale orange colour. The body butter exudes a lovely, fruity, refreshing scent similar to that of the matching shower gel. It's tropical, light and ideal for summer.

                I apply the body butter after my evening post-gym shower, when my skin is still slightly damp. It scoops out quite thickly but doesn't have any trouble sinking into my skin. I don't need to use too much which is good.
                After use I can smell the delicious papaya scent on my skin for the rest of the evening. It's cheerful and makes me feel refreshed and relaxed for the night. My skin feels really soft too and very well moisturised. The body butter doesn't irritate my skin at all.

                I'm very happy overall with this body butter. It was a bargain price, is very moisturising and smells delicious. I am happy to buy from The Body Shop because of their fair trade and non-animal testing policies. I definitely recommend the product, if it is still available!

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                14.09.2011 14:54
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                I went into the Body Shop just after Christmas and noticed that some of the 200ml body butters were on sale for £6, which is 50% off the usual price. I decided to buy the Papaya one which smelled delicious.

                **Packaging**

                The body butter comes in a flat tub which is a bright orange colour with a screw lid. The lid features an appealing picture of a papaya fruit split open and overall the packaging looks bright and eye catching.

                **My Experience**

                I first used the body butter after having a bath and I couldn't believe how easily it melted into my skin, it is literally like butter and so soft. I also noticed how little I had to use as it spreads very easily and seems to be very concentrated therefore not a lot is required to fully moisturise the skin. The butter really moisturises the skin more than other body lotions I've tried, and it feels kind of warming and relaxing when massaging it in.

                The cream is a very pale orange colour, therefore makes a nice change from body lotions that are white, yet the colour isnt so obvious that it would put you off using it! The smell is gorgeous, fruity and natural. It is quite strong yet wasn't overpowering and I could still smell it on my skin a few hours later which was nice. My skin is quite normal therefore I didn't have any reaction to the butter, however I can imagine it might not react so well with sensitive or broken skin as it is quite fragranced.

                I usually use the body butter before bed and always find that my skin is still moisturised when I wake up the following morning. However at the same time it isnt heavy or sticky on the skin, so you could easily apply it and get dressed a few minutes later without feeling like your clothes are sticking.

                **Value for money**

                I have used the butter several times now and have still got about ¾ of the pot left, whereas I would have nearly finished a tub of my usual body butter at this stage, so this does kind of justify the high price.

                **Overall opinion**

                I would definitely recommend this body butter to anyone who likes pampering and enjoys using body lotions. I have always thought the Body Shop body butters were overpriced at £12 but I am starting to understand now, although I still don't think I would pay full price. I think it is a good one to keep as a treat to use after a bath or when you feel like relaxing.

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                24.03.2011 08:46
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                A papaya based product which hydrates the skin leaving it soft and smooth,

                The Papaya Body Butter by The Body Shop is an intensive moisturiser which is suitable for all over the body use. It is incredibly creamy and its smooth texture is easily absorbed into the skin. The purpose of the product is to provide your skin with a long lasting moisturisation which leaves it softer, smoother and healthier. The Body Shop promises that the effects of this butter will last for 24 hours.

                The product comes in a wide mouthed circular tub which is the same as all the other body butters in the collection. This one is a burnt orange colour and has a screw top lid in order to open and close the product. On the front of the lid, there are pictures of delicious papayas. I love the design of this packaging. It is simple to control how much you want to use and you will be able to use every last drop of the product.

                How does it work? The product contains Papaya seed oil which moisturises the skin. It is a fruit which boasts many health benefits. The oil rejuvenates and nourishes the skin by encouraging the body to make new skin cells. It is rich in both Vitamin A and C and acts as an antioxidant, protecting the skin and promotes elasticity. The papaya helps to bring a natural and refreshed glow to your whole body.

                This moisturising action is created by the Shea butter. This is a substance that has been used has been used for centuries because of its fantastic hydrating ability and it is well known for being one of nature's greatest moisturisers. The butter helps to rejuvenate your skin and enables it to maintain a healthy moisture balance while protecting it from becoming dry in the future.

                The substance is enriched with Vitamins A and E conditions and nourishes the skin deeply. These vitamins help the skin to look younger for longer by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. As Shea Butter originates from nuts, unfortunately this product will not be suitable for those with nut allergies.

                Another moisturising substance in the mixture is Cocoa Butter which has also been used for centuries to hydrate skins across the world. It contains a whole host of antioxidants which work with your skin to prevent any highly unwanted premature aging from occurring by lovingly protecting your skin cells. The butter also contains a cocktail of minerals and nutrients. Cocoa butter gives an intense moisturisation to your skin because it melts at body temperature meaning it will be easily absorbed.

                Both of these butters are bought from Fairtrade Companies. The Cocoa Beans used in this product come from Ghana. The Body Shop buys the Cocoa Beans from a company which enables over 50,000 farmers to be given the opportunity to work. The profit made by this company is poured into local communities to help them develop themselves, including projects involving school and of course, the farmers receive some of the money themselves. This arrangement enables thousands of people to enjoy a better quality of life.

                The Shea Butter is also bought from Ghana. The substance is bought from an association which enables women to work which employs 436 women from 11 different villages. Since trading with The Body Shop, these women have been able to gain easy access to water, live in better houses and pay for their children to have an education. I think knowing that you are helping so many people really does make this a justifiable and guilt free purchase!

                The product costs £12.50 for 200ml. The butter itself is thick in its consistency and you don't need to use much of the product as a time. It is easily absorbed although your skin may appear slightly greasy for a few minutes so don't rush to get dressed immediately afterwards!

                The product leaves your skin soft and smooth and looking healthier than before, especially if you've used the papaya body scrub before applying it. If you love the other body butters, this one will be no different. The smell is inoffensive, fresh and delicious. It is one of the more subtle fragrances in the butter collection so if you don't like overpowering fragrances, this will be the best one for you. All in all, a lovely product which will benefit you and thousands of other people, you can't argue with that!

                Ingredients
                Aqua, Butyrospermum parkii, Carica papaya, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Theobroma cacao, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Parfum, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Linalool, Citronellol, Citral, Sodium Hydroxide, Methyl 2-Octynoate, CI 15510.

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                  I'm glad I know what papaya smells like now!

                  I really love the body shop products. I am not sure why, I think its the image and packaging which get me. They are far too overpriced in my opinion for day to day useage, but as soon as they are on special offer I am always stocking up and trying new bits and pieces. I don't just buy them for myself either, I buy them for my friends as gifts. I think they make really good gifts, so I save lots for birthdays and Christmasses.

                  Because I stock up on these products when they are on special offer it means I don't really get to chose the flavours, I just buy what I can get my hands on. On the plus side it means I get to try a wider variety of products which I wouldn't come across normally. That is how I got to this papaya flavour. I had no idea what it would be like, so I was quite excited to see.

                  Full price body shop body butters are £5 for 60ml or £12.50 for 200ml. I always buy them when they are either reduced in the sale, or in a three for two or buy one get one half price.

                  The papaya body butter comes in a shallow round conatiner. The container is thick orange plastic, and the colour changes depending on what flavour of body butter you buy. The lid has a sticker with a picture of the inside of a papaya and some brief writing. The bottom has a sticker on with all the details and ingredients on.

                  The butter itself is thicker than normal moisturiser, it is creamy and a little bit greasy. It is pale orange in colour. It has an even consistency with no lumps. When you open the tub (with a screw on and off lid) you smell a really gorgeous smell. The papaya smell is very exotic and summery, nice, bright and fresh. It is a lovely smell to leave on your skin and know you are going around smelling of it!

                  The body butter initially rubs into your skin very easily, but then leaves an oily layer which I leave for a couple of minutes then rub in again. I tend to leave it five or ten minutes before putting clothes on top, as it can leave white marks on your clothes. They do wash off, but you still don't want to be wearing your clothes like that!

                  The butter is nice and cold when you put it on your skin. If your skin is dry and sore it really helps. This cream made my skin soft, and silky, and din't irritate my sensitive eczema! The downside was that it feels like it leaves a layer on your skin. When you have a shower later on you almost have to wash it off to get down to your skin. It just doesn't feel natural or comfortable.

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                    27.08.2010 20:29
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                    Papaya me up!

                    I recieved this as a thankyou present amongst other products in the same range from the body shop, I was very appy to recieve this as I absoloutley adore this flavour!

                    It is a Body shop item, so is limited to their instore or online shop and depending on what size body butter or offer you buy one in they can cost anything from £6-£20++.

                    A body butter is very similar to a body moisturiser, however has a much, much thicker consistency which makes it very deep moisturising. It also makes it slightly hard to spread, the consistency reminds me of some sort of paste.
                    The papaya body butter is cream in colour with an ever so slight orange / pink tinge to it. Although I expected the papaya to be an overpowerful, muggy, hazy scent, it is much the opposite. It has a lovely vibrant smell to it, which is lovely! It is very fresh and fruity, yet is not sweet which means it will probably suit all age groups!

                    The moisturiser itself, once rubbed in (and a little does go a long way) does take a while to sink into the skin completley, however once this has done so your skin feels wonderful and soft. It is a really intense rehrdrating moisturiser and is you used a cheaper make before and then started to use this one you would definitley noctice the difference!

                    This is something that I would definitley reccomend and would be more than happy to give and recieve as a present!

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                    27.07.2010 22:26
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                    The Body Shop Papaya Body Butter:

                    I have a really love for all body butter's that smell absolutely gorgeous and to be hones this one has to be the best I have had in a long time. I received this recently as a present but I do believe they are stopping the sale of this as they have new scents coming in which is a shame because it smells so fruity and delicious, almost good enough to eat!

                    This comes in a 200ml tub and as you can see from the picture it has the same design as all other Body Shop butters. This tub will last a long time because you do not need much at all for it to moisturise your skin, this is helped by the papaya seed oil in the ingredients.

                    I think this was in the sale for around £3 which is great as they are usually around £12, although saying that, it is worth the full price.

                    The body butter smells just like the Papaya fruit and it is not too greasy at all which is why I love it! I think if you put it on every night before you go to bed or after a bath it makes your skin smell so nice and people do actually recognise this!

                    This is a non greasy lovely fragranced body butter I would definitely recommend if you manage to get your hands on some.

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                    The Boots variety is £9 cheaper, and stonger in smell.

                    == The Body Shop: Papaya Body Butter ==

                    == What is Papaya Body Butter? ==
                    Body Butter is pretty much what it says on the tub, this body butter especially looks like butter with its colour, and in the texture of the body butter, but it is moisturiser for all over body use! It is very thick and creamy and can be a little "slimy" when you first put your fingers into it, and unlike normal moisturiser you have to dig your fingers into it to get it out rather than it been quite wet in the tub. This for me is one of the downsides of the body butter, although I like moisturiser to be thick and creamy and not wet and slimy, this is a little _too_ thick, and when you put it on your skin, if you haven't rubbed it into your hands before applying it to your skin, you can get dollops of it which won't rub in properly.

                    Body butter is designed to give you soft and supple skin, best used in the morning to keep your skin soft all day, to stop dry skin developing (especially in this cold weather!), and to leave a nice smell coming from your skin all day.

                    == Ok that's what its _SUPPOSED_ to do, but does it? ==
                    Well yes and no is the answer to this!

                    The moisturiser does make your skin lovely and soft, but it can leave your skin feeling a little oily and wet for a while after application, rather than sinking into your skin. This is especially true on your hands, I used to use this is college for my hands and arms as in the winter the skin there can get dry. But, when I put it on, I couldn't write properly for around an hour afterwards as the moisturiser just sits there on your skin rather than been absorbed by the skin. But when on your skin, it does make it nice and soft, and if you put it on after a shower in the morning, and wait around 10 minutes before putting your clothes on, it will start to absorb a little, enough for you to put on your clothes at least!

                    Smell wise, in the tub it smells gorgeous, not very papaya-like I must say, much creamier than tangy and sweet, but still very pleasant (though not as nice as the other products by The Body Shop which are papaya scented), but when you put it on your skin, the smell is kind of limp and boring, it isn't strong so you can't smell it on your skin much, and it is very faint. So you don't tend to get anyone saying "mmm you smell lovely"!

                    All in all though yes it does work, it does make your skin lovely and soft. Please though, this is for use on normal skin, so is not to be used on broken or cracked skin (so not suitable for people with eczema) as it is scented and may irritate broken skin.

                    == How much does it cost? ==
                    It is quite pricy this stuff!

                    For a 200ml tub, it will set you back £12, which is a lot of money for a tub of moisturiser. You can get a smaller tub which is 50ml for £5, but this is only around 3-4 uses if you're using it all over your body, so isn't really worth it.

                    The body butter lasts (200ml tub) quite a while if you're not using it every day, and especially if you're only using it on your hands and feet. I had a tub which I was using around once a week, on my arms and legs which has only just run out, I had it for almost a year, but that was wearing hardly any of the moisturiser at a time.

                    I was bought mine in a gift set, and personally would never pay £12 for a tub of moisturiser as I have better things to spend my money on to be honest! But if you do have extra money which you can afford to spend on moisturiser then this is lovely.

                    Boots also do a version of this, which is Mango and Papaya scented which is just as good, but the scent is stronger, the price of this is just under £3, which is a big price difference for a product which is pretty much exactly the same.

                    == In conclusion ==
                    I give this product 3 stars because it is a little pricy, and the other scents are much nicer, the Raspberry scented and the Merry Cranberry scented body butters are much more pleasant, at the same price, but of much better quality!

                    The smell of Papaya doesn't stick on your skin, and the moisturiser does take a while to absorb into the skin, I could let this go if the moisturiser was a little less in price (if it was the Boots variety then I could let this slide!), but when I am paying £12.20 for 200ml of moisturiser I expect it to be perfect and have a delicious smell which sticks with me all day, but it doesn't.

                    All in all, I recommend the Boots variety of this body butter, it smells stronger and does exactly the same as the Body Shop variety!

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                      18.10.2009 16:34
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                      5 stars

                      Price: £4 for 50ml
                      £10 for 200ml
                      From: The Body Shop
                      For: Intensive 24 hour moisturisation to condition, soften and smooth

                      The packaging is the usual Body Shop high quality, which looks quite plain and simple but is sturdy and looks nice. It's a plastic pot with a screw on lid which fastens nice and tight.

                      It's a thick, rich, creamy butter with a nice smooth texture which feels really soothing when you apply it to the skin. It does take a while to fully absorb into the skin because of it's thick consistency. The scent is sweet and fruity with a little bit of zestiness to it that stops it from being overly sweet or sickly. It smells very natural.

                      You don't need to use much, a little goes a long way of this, and once it's absorbed the skin is left feeling soft and smooth but not greasy or overloaded. It does properly sink into the skin rather than coat it with a horrible layer like some butters do. The skin just feels soft and smooth, and very well moisturised.

                      It works really well to keep skin well conditioned and if you do have any dry skin it's very efficient at getting rid of it. The effects on the skin do last all day so I don't need to keep re-moisturising.

                      All in all this is a very good body butter.
                      Thumbs up from me.

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                        02.09.2009 12:38
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                        Very good at its job!

                        I've tried a few different 'flavours' of Body Shop body butter now, and its a real toss up between this one and the passionfruit for my favourite. I believe they have now discontinued the passionfruit, which leaves me with this one. Decision made, and no more stading in the shop agonising over which one to have. Sorted!

                        While I don't really suffer terribly from dry skin I do get the odd dry patches which I like to keep at bay with Body Shop body butters. I use the ones for normal skin, but my sister who has suffered from eczema all her life uses the Coconut for very dry skin, and it has been a godsend for her - literally the only thing that works. So while the products are great across the range my personal favourite is papaya as it suits my skin type.

                        The smell of this cream is beautiful - it's like sunshine in a pot. The smell is deeply fruity, sweet and rich and keeps your skin smelling great all day without being overpowering. The consistency of the cream is quite thick and does take a little bit of rubbing in and I would recommend not putting clothes on until it has sunk in a little. As a moisturiser the cream is excellent- it eradicates my dry patches which are worst in winter and cheers me up with its great smell all year round.

                        I've also found this makes a great false tan preparation moisturiser - I use wash off false tan occasionally and a layer of this underneath makes it glide on smoothly and helps to get rid of any patchy bits.

                        The only sticking point I would reckon some people would find is the price - at £12 - ish for a 200ml pot it's a little steep, but you truly do only get what you pay for. To me, a great product like this is worth it. Also, there are often offers on where you get 2 for £20 which is worth it if like in my family you all use it. Every single time I go in the shop I also get told how many men come in for this product, so it's not just one for the girls!

                        As an aside I would recommend the Body Shop loyalty card if you are going to buy their stuff regularly as it will save you 10% onevery purchase which is worth the £5 cost of the card for me.

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                      Absorbs easily into the skin /