Product Type: The Body Shop Body Care
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The Body Shop Peach Body Butter
Member Name: klakierek
The Body Shop Peach Body Butter
Advantages: smells fantastic, workes well
Disadvantages: no longer available
I admit I am a Body Shop addict but what's there not to love? They offer a wide range of high quality (at least, in my opinion) cosmetics and their body care products smell fantastic. In addition, the Body Shop is a company of great ethos: it is committed to social causes such as supporting charity and most recently, they campaign against sex trafficking. Many of the ingredients in their products are fair trade and their cosmetics are not tested on animals. Only the prices may be slightly off-putting as not everyone can afford a £12 body butter or a £6 shower gel (especially not in the current economic climate). I usually go bargain-hunting during sale time as nothing makes me as happy as finding a good deal!
As peach is one of my favourite fruit, I was bound to buy Peach Body Butter. It is supplied in a round plastic pot with a lid at the top. The only thing that differentiates it from other BS butters is the colour: it is pale pink; with a very appetizing picture of a peach on the lid that contains some basic information about the product. Further information (such as ingredients) can be found on a separate white and black sticker at the bottom of the container.
Opening it couldn't be easier: just twist the lid to the left. The body butter is pale orange (its colour is almost identical to that of the container) and smells of... peaches. The scent isn't artificial at all; it is very sweet and tempting (it was a challenge to stop myself from eating it!). Similarly to other Body Shop products, its scent is rather intense but thankfully not overwhelming. I couldn't really notice when it disappeared as I got used to it quite quickly.
Its texture is fairly thick (after all, it's a butter!) but it is very easy to apply. I just put some of it on my hands (but not much as I feel only a small amount is needed) and spread it all over my body, massaging it gently into my skin. The skin absorbs it fairly quickly - I never felt it was 'sticking' to my clothes.
Among the ingredients we can find Community Trade cocoa butter and shea butter. The producer promises 'intense, creamy skin conditioning and softening' and it is suitable for all skin types. It is not far from the truth. As I use it mostly before I go to bed, I can notice that my skin is noticeably smoother and softer in the morning. There are no dry patches on my skin (e.g. on elbows and suchlike) and I really like using it after shaving as it soothes irritation. As my skin is normal (with tendency to get dry here and there), I feel it is enough to use the body butter once a day. Even when I feel lazy for a day or three or forget to apply it, the condition of my skin does not deteriorate at all.
One pot of 200ml lasted me for about two months of regular (almost daily) use so I found it good value for money.
Unfortunately, the product is no longer in regular sale. I paid £6.00 for mine during sale and I really hope I will still be able to purchase this fantastic body butter. I can definitely recommend it.
Thank you for reading my review.
Summary: great product