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I really like the Body shops products and this Christmas I decided to buy a few presents from their web site. Like many retailers they were offering big discounts and so I decided to treat myself after buying the required presents for friends and family!
I love the Body shop body butters and have now tried quite a few in the range. I do like fruity scents and so opted to try the pink grapefruit body butter as it sounded good! The body butter comes in an attractive plastic tub with screw top lid. The top of the lid has an attractive, close up picture of a grapefruit. The 200ml tub normally retails at an expensive £13, but it is often on offer and I paid a fraction of this cost after various discounts had been applied.
The information on the tub tells me that this body butter contains fairtrade cocoa butter in addition to shea butter both of which are good moisturisers. It is recommended that you use this body butter on warm, slightly damp skin for the best results. I like to use it after my bath, before I go to bed. I really like the thick, creamy texture of this body butter and find it absorbs quickly into my skin. I like to use a generous amount and massage into my skin concentrating on dry areas such as my elbows .
As promised this body butter has a gorgeous fruity scent! It is not too overwhelming but the scent does last well. After use my skin feels soft and hydrated. I have used the Body shop body butters in the summer when my skin feels tight after being in the sun. I find they work well to stop my skin drying out.
Overall I would definitely recommend this body butter, especially if like me you like fruity scents.
The Body Shop body butters are my ultimate pampering product and if I could only buy one more thing for the rest of my lift I think it would be them. I have loved them for years and I love that they come in so many different fragrances to match my mood.
The pink grapefruit body butter is the one that I reach for when I want something that will perk me up and make me feel more invigorated. I love using it in winter because even though the weather outside may be dark and cold the pink grapefruit body butter makes me feel pampered and reminds me of summer.
The butter is so thick and luxurious and I always feel so pampered after using it. It is made with cocoa butter so you know it is going to be really moisturising. This is amazing on dry skin as it really hydrates it deeply and cares for it. After using my skin is so soft and smooth and silky to the touch. It is quite heavy so I prefer using it at night as it gives it time to properly soak deep down into my skin while I’m asleep and in the morning I wake up with the softest skin.
It is the smell of this that I really love though. All the body butters moisturise well that is a given but what attracts me to this particular one is the smell. For some reason I am never drawn to pink grapefruit in the summer though it is ideal for summer because it is a very refreshing scent but I much prefer wearing it in winter as there is something about the smell which just puts me in a good mood and I like it when it is dark and wet outside.
The smell lingers on my skin for hours after using the butter and it is such a nice smell that is fruity but there is some bitterness too so it isn’t too sweet. It is just a really lovely and uplifting smell and I love it.
I am a big fan of the Body Shop Pink Grapefruit range. I use the shower gel daily and over the summer, when my skin needs more moisture due to sun exposure (still waiting this year though thanks to the weather!!) I love using the Pink Grapefruit Body Butter.
The moisturiser really is like butter in texture although thankfully not as greasy! It's not a lightweight moisturiser and is definitely best applied after showering, but it is excellent for post sunbathing (with sun protection obviously!) skin rehydration.
It comes in a handy screw lid pot and is available in a 200ml size which retails at £13.00 - so not the cheapest moisturiser but a pot that size lasts a long time. I'm fortunate to live near an outlet so get my Body Shop products discounted. If you don't live near an outlet keep an eye out for the regular offers and sales The Body Shop runs.
A lovely fresh smelling rich body body moisturiser I would recommend to anyone who likes skin care with a refreshing scent.
I really like body butters but they are something that I can only use at certain times as otherwise they just feel too heavy and clogging on my skin. I like to use them in winter when my skin is feeling really dry as they are really good at putting some moisture back in my skin.
The fragrances that they come in also makes them a real treat product and it is nice to put aside some me time and have a pamper day and use them after giving my body a good exfoliation.
My favourite is the Pink Grapefruit one but to be honest all the body butters are just as good as each other and it is just a personal preference on which fragrance that you like the best. I like the pink grapefruit best because I really like the smell of it and think that it is refreshing and it isn't too sweet either.
The body butter does resemble butter that has gone to room temperature. It feels really thick and luxurious and I just get my fingers in the tub and scoop out a decent amount and then rub it into my body.
The butter sort of melts when it comes into contact with my skin and makes it easier to rub it all over. It is very thick but it rubs in well and my skin absorbs it nicely. When I think my skin is feeling dry this really help to put moisture back in it and leave it feeling soft and supple again. I am not so keen on using body butters when it is summer though as I just find them a little bit heavy for my skin and I prefer to use something lighter. It doesn't make my skin greasy but I can feel that I am wearing something.
The Pink Grapefruit body butter is fantastic and I love using it as a treat product but I wouldn't use it as my main moisturiser as I think it is too heavy for this but for times when my skin is in need of some extra tlc then this is hard to beat. It also smells amazing and it is lovely to layer the the products in the range and smell of it all day long.
It is quite an expensive product but as an occasional treat then I don't think it is too expensive and I also think that you can tell that it isn't the usual cheap high street moisturiser from how it feels and smells.
This costs £5 for a small 50ml tub and £13 for a larger 200ml tub from The Body Shop.
The Body Shop pink grapefruit 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 pink grapefruit body butter is my absolute favourite body moisturiser! It is a scent that I keep on returning too time and time again. It just smells yummy and fresh.
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 cocoa butter and has a zingy grapefruit scent."
And Zingy grapefruit scent the body butter has in spades. On opening the tub of body butter the first thing that you can't help but notice is the lovely and strong fragrance of pink grapefruit. But if you don't like pink grapefruit then it really might be best to stay away because the Body Shop have spared no expense in making a strong and mostly natural fruity fragrance. Granted the smell is a little on the sweet side of grapefruit, but in my opinion I don't find it sickly or overly sweet, it still has that tart grapefruit element that makes it a favourite of mine, it is an absolutely yummy smell and I love it. I would highly recommend the Body Shop pink grapefruit body butter based on the smell alone.
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 pink grapefruit body butter is no different apart from the lovely pale pink colour.
After I apply the body butter I do notice that the smell does linger on my skin for quite a while after it begins to sink in, but the smell does become less noticeable quite quickly. But of all the Body Shop butters I have tried I can usually smell the pink grapefruit scent for probably the longest.
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 pink grapefruit 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. When I was pregnant it was a lovely and fresh body butter that helped my poor stretched belly feel lots better and helped the stretched skin feel softer and smoother. If only it could help get rid of stretch marks...
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's pink grapefruit 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's my absolute favourite. If you love pink grapefruit then I can't imagine that you wouldn't love the Body Shop pink grapefruit body butter.
Five out of five stars.
I personally love body shop brand of body butters, they are one of the best on the market in my opinion. There are wide range of flavours to choose from; tangerine, passion fruit, mango and strawberry; which is just naming a few. The use of body butters is to help moisturise the skin and to leave the skin nice and soft. I decided to buy the pink grapefruit flavour, mainly because the packaging made it look very appealing.
I purchased a 50ml sized tub from my local Body Shop for around £4.50, which is quite expensive for body butter, but the quality in my opinion makes it worth every penny. There are larger sizes and smaller sizes available as well, depending on preference; however 50ml usually is more than enough to last me a while.
The butter comes enclosed in a round tub that has a nice radiant pink colour design that makes it stand out from the rest. The container has a very simple lid that is removed by unscrewing in a circular motion.
The tub a pretty image on the lid of a juicy looking pink grapefruit, that makes the product look very attractive and inviting. The tub clearly shows the body shop logo, as well as showing an informational sticker detailing ingredients and other product details.
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The butter itself is a beautiful light pink colour and looks good enough to eat! (Obviously this is not recommended). The butter actually looked and reminded me of looking into a good quality fruit flavoured yoghurt pot, it looked very creamy and smooth.
One of the best aspects of this body butter is it smell, it is such a gorgeous smell. It has a nice fruity smell that send the senses wild, the fragrance is not too over powering either it is just the right strength that has a great combination of sweet and fruity aroma.
When applying the body butter, I was very happy with how easy it was to apply and absorb into my skin. It makes my skin feel nice and soft and smell lovely, and the great thing about this is that the aroma and the positive effects on my skin lasts for quite a while; usually a good two or three hours. I personally found best results when apply this after having a shower, when the skin is dried applying this makes the skin feel nice a cool and fresh.
Like most body butter this can be a little greasy, however it is best to apply small clumps at a time to prevent the hands from getting too greasy. I also was very happy to find that I didn't need loads to rub into the skin, as only a small hand full can easily spread a long way. This is great as it means that the 50ml tub is more than enough and easily lasts me quite a while.
Overall this is a great body butter, coming from the Body Shop brand you can't really expect anything less than a great quality butter that not only leaves your skin nice and smooth, but also has a divine smell. It is long lasting, and is very easily absorbed into the skin. The hefty price tag is in my opinion worth it considering the quality of the product, and therefore it is recommendable.
I have tried every body butter from the Body Shop now, I think. One of the nicest ones I've used has been their Pink Grapefruit Body Butter. I actually bought this myself (I usually wait to receive Body Butters as gifts as they are quite expensive). I had a £5 gift voucher from Glamour magazine, however, and I used this to get money off the normal £13 it would have cost me for the body butter. I consider Body Shop body butters to be one of life's essentials, rather than one of life's luxuries. They are do cost a lot of money, but they are very much worth the price, I always think.
This lovely body butter comes in the familiar rounded shaped plastic tub with the twist off lid. It's made from Fairtrade cocoa butter but it's been infused with some wonderful fresh pink grapefruit. The colour of this body butter is what I'd describe as a light peach / pink. It's not pure white and it is thick in consistency, like all the Body Shop body butters. Though it's thick (like whipped cream), it is amazingly light in texture and rather than having to rub it into my dry parched skin, it just sort of melts all on its own. I hardly have to do any rubbing at all.
The smell is really gorgeous, light fresh and delicately perfumed. The fragrance lasts for ages on my skin after application. It makes such a huge difference to the look and feel of my skin and I always use a Body Shop butter after every bath or shower. It works so quickly at eradicating dry scaly patches and it sinks in and dries off almost instantly, leaving no greasy residue. This means I am able to get dressed pretty much as soon as I've applied it.
One (large) tub costs £13 though there is a smaller size available. A large tub will last me ages as I only need to use a small amount, as it seems to go such a long way. The Pink Grapefruit body butter is one I like to use during the sunny summer months rather than during winter. It really makes my skin feel and smell so fresh and alive and it's a real pleasure to use.
It was my birthday last month and I received a huge haul of gorgeous fragranced gifts. One of the gifts that I received was a large stash of Pink Grapefruit fragranced products from the Body Shop, which included this pink grapefruit body butter. I always used to use the pink grapefruit soap from The Body Shop years ago, and I absolutely loved it. I've not used it for a long time now, in fact I can't even remember why I stopped using it, nor have I used any other Body Shop pink grapefruit products either, so I was interested to see if they still smelled exactly as I remembered the soap used to smell.
The pink grapefruit body butter that I received was the full size tub, at 200ml. A quick look on The Body Shop website tells me that this retails for £13, and that you can also buy a 50ml travel size tub for £5.
The pink grapefruit body butter is a gorgeous pale baby pink colour body butter, and it even comes in a pale baby pink tub too, with a picture of a pink grapefruit on the lid. The body butter comes in a tub with a screw off lid, so it's easy to scoop out a small amount with my fingers to apply to my skin. I do only need a small amount of this as a little bit really does go a long way. It's a very thick and rich and creamy body butter, and so I suspect that if I used to much it would give my skin a slightly greasy feel to it. It's very easily absorbed into my skin, it basically just seems to melt into my skin, and it leaves my skin wonderfully soft and smooth and fragranced with the divine pink grapefruit scent. My skin feels really supple and hydrated all day whenever I use this body butter. The tub states that it's for normal to dry skin, and it's perfect for my pretty normal skin.
The pink grapefruit body butter smells absolutely divine, as soon as I open the tub I can smell the citrussy pink grapefruit fragrance. It's a really natural and refreshing pink grapefruit fragrance, it doesn't smell artificial or synthetic at all. It's a really zesty and refeshing and a real 'wake you up' kind up fragrance and I find it suits me more for use in the morning after a shower rather than in the evening. In the evening I prefer to use a body butter or a body lotion with a more relaxing fragrance. I find that after I've applied the body butter the zingy pink grapefruit fragrance will linger on my skin all day, especially if I've layered it with the pink grapefruit shower gel too, I can still catch the scent of this in the evening after applying it in the morning.
I don't really tend to shop in The Body Shop, as I do think that most of their products are overpriced, I especially think that their body butters are overpriced. However I'm definitely going to be purchasing more of the pink grapefruit body butter for myself as I absolutely love it. We go on holiday in a couple of months and I think that the pink grapefruit range will be perfect to take with me, the body butter included.
Oh and one last thing, it does smell exactly as I remember!
Body butters from the Body Shop are one of life's little luxuries and something I treat myself to on a regular basis as I not only find them pleasurable to use I also find that they are really nourishing for my skin and hydrate it better than normal moisturisers.
One of my all-time favourite ones is the pink grapefruit one as something about it reminds me of the type of scents that I used to wear as a teenager and it evokes really good memories for me. This is slightly more sophisticated than the grapefruit scents that I used to wear but it still has the same sweetness and tang to it.
The body butter is made using Fairtrade cocoa butter that is infused with pink grapefruit. I really like the whole Body Shop ethos and I try and shop in places like this and lush that use more natural ingredients than aren't tested on animals and give farmers in the third world a fair price for their goods.
This butter has a light peach colouring and looks like whipped butter in the tub. It feels so luxurious when you take some out of the tub and it actually melts in to my skin. It is quite heavy so I don't tend to use these during the day but instead save them to have as a treat after a bath with other products to reward myself after a hard day.
It is ultra nourishing on my skin and really hydrates it. When I have applied this and after it has absorbed my skin is left feeling super soft and there is a silky layer to it which doesn't feel greasy but I do wait for a few minutes before putting on clothes just because it does take a little longer to absorb fully due to being so thick and creamy.
This like most of the butters from the Body Shop works wonders on my dry skin such as elbows and knees. It also makes a really nice treat for my feet and also my hands as it is that creamy and moisturising that it doubles up as a lovely hand and foot cream.
I really can't think of any negatives about this one as the scent is lovely and really smells delicate and light on my skin and lasts for hours at a time.
It costs £5 for a small tub and £13 for the larger one. I always buy the smaller tub as I like nearly all the butter available in the Body Shop so like to change which one I use regularly but because I have such a soft spot for this one I do sometimes buy it in the bigger tub too.
I received a lovely looking Pink Grapefruit set from The Body Shop last Christmas, and due to my massive stash of beauty supplies I'm only just getting round to using up the products now! One of the items that was included was this Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Butter which is available exclusively from their high street stores, via home party sales orders, or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. It costs £5.00 for a 50ml travel size tub, or £13.00 for a 200ml full size tub.
Product description: "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 cocoa butter and has a zingy grapefruit scent."
The packaging is quite cute with a nice girly pink colour and an image of fresh grapefruit on the top to make it obvious what the scent is and to reinforce the message that Body Shop are keen to make their products with natural ingredients. It comes in a plastic tub with a screw top lid and you have to scoop the lotion out with your fingers. I had the full size 200ml tub which contained quite a large amount of product and was long lasting considering that I used it a lot.
Directions for use: Massage into skin. Be generous! It works even better straight after a bath or shower.
The body butter itself has a light pink colour to it which is attractive, but importantly it does disappear as soon as it's rubbed onto the skin and doesn't leave any visible colour behind. The consistency is very rich and creamy with a lovely smooth feel to it. This does feel quite a lot lighter than some of the body butter products I've used before, and Body Shop recommend it as being suitable for Normal skin types. It is really easy to scoop out of the tub, and it spreads well over my skin to give a good coverage without really needing to rub at it too much. It does take a long time to soak into the skin fully, and leaves a slightly greasy residue behind to coat the skin. I don't mind this too much as I make sure to avoid using it in the morning when I'm in a hurry getting ready and don't want to get it on my clothes, and prefer to use it before bed time when I can get my skin covered in body butter and allow it time to work its magic. The residue left behind might sound like a bad thing, but I think that in this case it is helpful as it forms a barrier to help seal in the moisture and leaves my skin feeling gorgeously soft afterwards.
The Pink Grapefruit fragrance is lovely and fresh and smells very realistic. It has a sharp and zingy edge to it which is quite strong and is noticeable for some time after applying the body butter to my skin. It is fruity and citrusy but a bit different to the more popular orange or lemon fragranced body products, and it seems quite exotic as well as making me feel refreshed.
I have had good results from using this body butter and really like the effect that it gives. I usually tend to reserve body butter for the any difficult areas of rough, dry skin, and it does work well for this apart from I need to apply frequently to notice good results for any bits that need extra attention. I will apply it before bed in the evening, and then I do need to use a quick top-up on my elbows and knees in the morning to keep them in good condition. This body butter actually works really well for keeping most of my skin hydrated, and it is particularly nice to apply all over my legs after I've shaved to help keep them silky smooth and nourished. Because this butter has a lighter consistency I am happy to apply it over my entire body and it provides a good boost of moisturisation. I can get away with applying it just once every other day and it noticeably improved the feel of my skin.
This is an effective, rich and smooth body butter with a gorgeous scent that will be perfectly suited to normal skin types. I can recommend it as long as you have the time to allow it to absorb slowly. I'm looking forward to trying the other items in my gift set and hope they are as nice as this one was. One final point to note is that the labelling on the packaging is printed with different languages, and I have now learned the word "pamplemousse", which is delightfully fun-sounding and cause for amusement every time I opened the tub!
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I'm a little bit obsessed with The Body Shop products to the point where my room closely resembles a mini store. More often than not I make my purchases online as the website always has some sort of offer on which makes these slightly expensive items much more affordable. A few weeks ago I did find myself in one of their stores looking at a particularly attractive offer though. Three 200ml pots of body butter for £20. Considering these cost £12.50 each at full price this was an offer not to be sniffed at! The fact I also had a £10 voucher off purchases over £25 and my 'Love Your Body' card which gets me a further 10% off any purchase ensured me I was on for a real bargain here. For my three body butters and a little pot of body scrub to make my basket total up to £25 I ended up paying £13.50 - not bad for £42.50 worth of stuff!
One body butter I had to try was this pink grapefruit one. I love the smell of grapefruits, the shower gel in this range is one of my favourites and I did warm to the idea of layering this scent with the matching body butter. The scent of this butter goes perfectly with my favourite Happy Hippy shower gel from Lush too!
The body butter is contained in a solid plastic circular pale pink tub. The picture on the screw on lid has changed slightly from the one shown by Dooyoo and now displays a whole grapefruit with a silver The Body Shop logo printed smack bag in the middle. Silver writing displays the name of the product around the tub and states this provides 'hydration for normal skin with cold-pressed pink grapefruit seed oil'. There are also various little pictures indicating this (obviously) shouldn't be consumed and should be kept out of reach of children. The design of the pot is nice and it's very practical as the circular shape easily allows access to every last bit of the butter and believe me, you'll really want to get at every last bit!
Unscrewing the lid reveals a pale pink thick body butter. You can tip the tub upside down and the butter will stay perfectly still which is how I like it. Thick body butters offer much more hydration than alternative thin body lotions in my opinion. The tub is full as well. I don't know if you've ever opened a pot of cheaper body butter to find half of it is just empty space but it's rather annoying and I'm always grateful of a full tub!
The scent of this body butter is gorgeous. It's not often I'll slice open an actual grapefruit as I don't like the taste but on the rare occasions that I do I'll always smell it as that scent is just lovely. This body butter is pretty much an exact copy of that scent. It doesn't smell synthetic at all and is just like the real thing. It's very fruity with that added zing which really gets my senses tingling and wakes my skin up. I love applying this after my shower at the gym as the scent is perfect for combating any fatigue I may be feeling.
To apply this I just run three fingers over the top of the butter to pick a little up and rub it into my clean and dry skin. The body butter melts into my skin immediately and my skin has no problems absorbing this. It doesn't leave any part of my body feeling clogged up or greasy and is perfect for those areas such as elbows and knees which usually require a little extra moisture. It leaves my skin soft, smooth, hydrated and smelling divine. The Body Shop claim this hydrates for 24 hours and I would completely agree with that, I can easily go a day with no moisturiser once this has been applied as my skin just looks and feels better - less thirsty. That grapefruit scent lingers on my body for hours after hours too. I can just be sat watching tv or on my laptop and just be surrounded by that smell even though it's been a while since I applied the butter.
This delicious scent is easy to layer too with The Body Shop selling soap, body lotion, shower gel, body mist, body scrub, lip butter, beautifying oil and hand cleanse gel all sharing this exact same scent. A couple of the above products along with this body butter will ensure you smell as good as you look all day. And if you don't fancy a full 200ml tub you can even buy this in a smaller 50ml pot costing a purse friendly £5.
My mum recently treated me to some nice Body Shop products she bought in a little branch inside the hospital my baby was in. She bought me Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub (previously reviewed), Pink Grapefruit Body Butter and shower gel. This review is about the Body Butter which I love.
The Pink Grapefruit Body Butter comes in a little pink plastic tub with a screw top lid which shows The Body Shop logo, all the other relevant information such as ingredients is on a peelable label under the bar code. The packaging is pretty and very in keeping with the fragrance.
Pink Grapefruit Body Butter.
The body butter is a pretty pink colour and smells gorgeous, its instantly recognisable by its fruity fragrance. Its not overpowering its quite a light smell which is lovely and fresh and smells just like real fruit, there's nothing chemical or artificial about it at all. The texture of the butter is really smooth and creamy, it feels nice and rich and its easy to scoop it out.
Price and Availability
As this is a Body Shop product I haven't seen it for sale anywhere other than The Body Shop on the high street or www.thebodyshop.co.uk, but you may find it cropping up on ebay or Amazon. A 200ml tub of the body butter will set you back £12.50 where as a 50ml tub is £5.00 making the larger tubs better value. At full price I think the body butter is quite expensive but if you look online The Body Shop quite often have some good sales on so that would be an ideal time to buy.
I am a big fan of The Body Shops Body Butter and pink grapefruit is no exception, I apply it after my bath or shower at night and my skin feels lovely. The fragrance lasts well and I can often still smell it faintly by morning. I always use this at night because in my opinion it doesn't soak in very quickly. It tends to leave my skin feeling slightly sticky for a while but the results are so good its worth putting up with slightly sticky skin for a while. I couldn't use the in the mornings before getting dressed as waiting for it to soak right in would be a problem.
I really recommend the Pink Grapefruit Body Butter the fragrance is just so fresh and zesty and it leaves my skin incredibly soft, in my personal opinion using this is one of the nicest ways to moisturise. It may be a bit costly and takes time to soak right in but my skin certainly feels better for using it. If you like fruity fragrances then this is well worth a try.
I get very dry skin on my elbows and knees, and having tried the cheaper moisturisers, I decided that it was time to invest in a more expensive one. Several of my friends recommended the body shop for skin care. What I thought was great, was that they had a tester for each scent, so you could really get a feel for it. When I bought mine, if you spent over £10 you got a free lipgloss, which was even better. I chose grapefruit, simply because it smelt the most like what it was meant to. It went onto my skin really smoothly, and was so good at its job. Not only did I smell great, but my dry skin was pretty much gone after a week. I now use it before I go out for the evening, as a sort of perfume. I've also tried a few of the other scents, but this is by far the best!
I bought a selection of items from The Body Shop's pink grapefruit range this summer, and I shall now review the body butter. For me, body butters are the signature product from The Body Shop. It is what they are known best for, they have a huge range of different scented body butters, and almost everyone I knew has used them before. I therefore had very high expectations from this product.
The body butter is packaged in a pink tub with a twist on lid. It has a picture of a grapefruit on the front, and you need to peel off the label with the barcode on the bottom in order to see the ingredients. I'm unsure why they do this really- it does save space and enables them to translate information into many different languages. However if you are browsing in one of their shops and want to view the ingredients, perhaps to check if it contains an ingredient that you are allergic to, or just to see what ingredients you would be putting on your skin, then you are likely to annoy the assistants by peeling the labels off!
The natural ingredients in this product are shea butter, cococa butter, and pink grapefruit seed oil. As with the other products in this range, the pink grapefruit seed oil gives this butter a gloriously natural scent. There is nothing synthetic about it whatsoever, and it is a beautifully uplifting zingy scent. More importantly, the scent really does linger on my skin for hours after application. Personally I find this a good thing, as I enjoy the scent and like being able to smell it throughout the day. However, it is worth baring this in mind if you prefer to be able to smell your perfume, as the butter is quite strongly scented, and so has the potential to clash with a perfume.
The downside of this scent is that it is a very summery scent. As I said, I bought this in the summer, and really enjoyed using it during the warmer months. It was also great at helping me to wake up in the mornings. However now that winter is approaching, I am finding that this scent simply doesn't fit the season. While I still definitely need help waking up in the morning, I just feel this scent is not best suited to chilly winter mornings, and it has become a bit of a chore trying to use it up. I would suggest purchasing this during warmer summer months, and also making sure you finish it up before the dark, cold winter mornings start to roll round!
Aside from the scent, I think part of why I don't enjoy using this product in the winter is that it is so cold to apply to my skin. The mornings are so chilly at the moment that I really don't enjoy smothering my legs with cold butter and than hanging about for ages waiting for it to sink in enough for me to get dressed! The packaging suggests this is designed for normal skin. My legs tend to get pretty dry, and yet I find the butter is not easily absorbed and feels very sticky and greasy to the touch for quite some time. However by the following day, they will be feeling dry and flakey again, so it seems that the moisture the butter injects is not very long lasting.
This body butter from The Body Shop retails at £12.50 for a 200ml tub, which in my humble opinion, is extremely overpriced. Yes it smells very nice, but it takes an age to sink in and leaves me feeling sticky and greasy. In addition it does not offer long-lasting moisturisation, so all things considered I feel this is definitely not worth the hefty price tag. I think I paid around £5 for this when it was on special offer, and the website (www.bodyshop.co.uk) frequently has special offers on the body butters- in recent months I've seen them for half price, a free body butter when you spend £26, and also at present you get a free scrub when you buy a body butter. The shops also frequently have them on half price or buy 2 for £15, so I would strongly recommend you bide your time and wait for a special offer as this product is simply not worth the price tag.
In summary, if you like zingy, fresh, awakening fruity scents, then you will probably like the smell of this body butter. I'm disappointed with the length of time taken to absorb into my skin, and I also don't like how greasy and sticky it leaves me feeling. However this may just be because I have dry skin, and the butter does deserve some credit for having a lovely and natural scent. However I would suggest only using it in the warm summer months, and definitely waiting for a sale or special offer before purchasing!
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If you have read any of my other reviews recently you may have noticed that I Really Really like the Bodyshops Pink Grapefruit range, well this body butter is no exception.
Priced at £12.50 for a large 200ml tub it may seem a bit pricy but a little goes along way, also I bought mine when there was a 50% off sale (the bodyshop do regular sales and special offers so I keep a look out for my favourite).
The plastic tub is a bright pink colour with a srewtop lid making the contents completly secure even when travelling, the top of the tub has a picture of freshly cut pink grapefruits with the Bodyshop logo in the centre.
On opening the tub the pale baby pink colour of the butter looks lovely and smells good enough to eat, very citrusy with just a little hint of sweet.
The butter is under the range for normal skin on the Bodyshop website and I would say that this is just right for normal skin, some body butters can be too rich and creamy for my normal to combination skin but this applies easily, absorbs very quickly and leaves my skin soft and smooth with no oily sticky residue.
The smell lasts on the skin for a long time and is especially good when layered with the other products in the range.
The body butter is also available in a small 50ml tub priced at £5.00, this size is handy to keep in your handbag or for taking on holiday.
As someone who used to avoid body butters as I found most to greasy for my skin type, I have to say I have been converted with this range.
The butter is also very good for a rich intensive moisturising treatment for your hands.
Let your skin feel revived with the fresh fruity smell of pink grapefruit /