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I got this version of the Body Shop's Body Butter range in the end of summer sales earlier this year. I think it was one of their seasonal body butters that they sell off at a substantial discount every so often. it was part of a fruity themed pack that included blueberry and something else. I think have seen it at other times though so I think it is one that is available each summer.
I love Body Shop body butters because I find that they work really well and have a long lasting effect. I have fairly dry skin and have tried loads of different kinds of moisturiser over the years and this has always been my favourite kind. It is a lovely thick cream that needs a bit of massaging to make it soft enough to rub on your skin, but it is really good when you do and I find that it leaves my skin feeling soft and not at all greasy. It is gentle enough that you can use it on your face too, which I do.
The fact that the cream is so thick has another advantage and that is the fact that it lasts for ages. You only need a tiny little bit at a time. The body butter comes in a 200ml pot and I find that each pot lasts me about three months, using it every day.
The body butter comes in all kinds of smells, and as I said, this is one of their fruity ones (obviously). It is incredibly fruity actually and the minute you open the tub you get a big whiff of raspberry fragrance. If I am being honest, the fragrance is a bit too strong for me. It is really sweet and lasts for a looooong time. I think the initial smell is nice but for long term use, it is quite overpowering. I don't think I'd get it again to be honest and I think it'd recommend that you have a sniff before you buy it to see if you like it. At £13 a tub full price, it is a lot to spend on something that you might not like.
I must admit, I am a bit of a Body Shop addict and seem to make a purchase online pretty much every time a discount code appears in my inbox, which is actually quite often. So, I have completely banned myself from perusing their website at least until I have made a substantial dent in my rather large collection. I am a massive fan of their iconic body butters and have quite a few of them on the go. A few months ago I purchased the Raspberry Body Butter which I am reviewing today.
The Body Shops Raspberry Body Butter comes presented in 200ml dark pink plastic tub with a screw on lid. A circular sticker on the top shows the brand logo along with a picture of a juicy looking raspberry.
General information is given on the base including ingredients and cautions all of which should be read thoroughly before use. 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 a beautiful pink colour, it has a thick consistency. 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. It isn't as heavy as some of the body butters I have tried previously so I feel it works well as an all year round moisturiser rather than just for the winter months,
Fragrance wise, I have been left feeling rather disappointed. Upon opening the tub for the first time I was expecting a mouth watering fresh fruity raspberry fragrance, but instead I was met with an overly sweet fragrance which bordered on sickly. After a few uses I ended up putting the body butter aside for a few months, I decided to give it another try after my shower today but still have the same thoughts on it really. I am sure I will finish the tub off, but I think I will have to be in the right "mood" for this one.
I feel a four star rating is appropriate for the raspberry body butter, it does leave my skin soft and well moisturised but it smells more like sweets than fresh juicy raspberries.
The Body Shops Raspberry 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.
Raspberry Body Butter.
Standard round plastic tub - aubergine colour.
200 mls, 6.75 ozs or 192 grams.
'Hydration for dry skin' - 24 hours.
Contains cold pressed raspberry seed oil from Chile.
Use within 12 months and made in the UK.
'Unfit for consumption' and keep out of the reach of children.
Not suitable for use on the face.
large label on the base which pulls back to reveal a long list of ingredients.
Against animal testing and supports Community Fair Trade Shea Butter and Cocos Butter from Ghana.
Other ingredients include glycerine and sesame seed oil.
Full price £13 but I currently bought my stockpile for £3 each plus some more money back from Topcashback - so a great bargain.
I love the aroma of raspberry as it reminds me of the ice lollies I used to have as a child.
However with these raspberry items from Body Shop I find that they are not always available online. I did think at one time that it was a range that was being discontinued but recently have found the raspberry body butter back on their website. I do not get to visit the stores so have to reply on ordering from the internet. Apparently this is a seasonal product for some reason which is why it comes and goes from their website. It looks like it has now become unobtainable again.
The body butter labels on the lids of these tubs are now slightly different - as they now just feature one fruit rather than a pile of smaller berries as shown in the image above - in fact I think I prefer the older version.
The tubs are exactly the same as before but this one is now more of a purple aubergine colour.
The body butter as before is a very pale pink and of course very thick and solid - you can easily turn the tub upside down without it moving.
As soon as you take off the lid you have a gorgeous raspberry aroma - so nice in fact that they have to mention on the bottom of the tub that it is not a foodstuff. The smell is very reminiscent of iced lollies or yoghurt.
The butter is very thick and a little goes a long way. I like to use it on my hands and feet mostly, as well as occasionally on my elbows and knees. It is very moisturising but although you do feel it on you after application it is not greasy - though I like to use it on my feet when I go to bed. The moisturising is so good that my hands and feet still feel lovely and soft in the mornings.
The aroma does linger but not in a strong or overpowering way - it just leaves a nice faint smell on my hands which I like - it is not too sweet or sickly and if you wish to eat food once you have washed your hands there is no taste from the product. The smell will probably linger for a few hours if not washed off.
I find these body butters great for dry hands and feet which we can get, especially in the winter. The cream gives your skin a great boost and definitely helps to stop then getting very dry or cracking.
I would not be purchasing these butters at £13 each but I wait until there are some offers online which, when combined with sales items, means I can often pick up a good few different body butters for under £3.
As these tubs are so large and only a small amount of the butter is used at a time I find I can make my tubs last for many month and sometimes up to a year if I have one or two fragrances on the go at the same time. So they really are a good buy.
I have not had a good stock up for almost two years now so my latest delivery should last me that amount of time again.
I was lucky I stocked up when I did as it is now unavailable again - and who knows how long for this time?
The tub does state that it is 'hydration for dry skin' but personally I do not find it much different from those body butters that are just aimed at normal skin types - but it would definitely be a good moisturiser nonetheless.
4 stars. Very expensive at full price.
===Would I Recommend?===
I'm a big fan of The Body Shop and often pop in to browse. I first bought one of their body butters 10 years ago I think and have not looked back since.
The body butter comes in many lovely smelling varieties from fruity to nutty and flowery. There is bound to be a few there that you like. They come in 200ml containers with a screw lid. These will set you back around £12, but I recommend you buy them when their sales are on as they are often half price or less. And often you can find discount codes as well giving you even more of a discount. I would never buy these at full price as I find it's way overpriced. But at £6 or less it's acceptable.
In one of their recent sales I picked up the raspberry body butter as it smells so fruity and nice, it reminds me of sweets I used to eat as a kid.
The light pink butter is very thick but spreads very nicely onto your skin. I use it all over my body and it leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised. It doesn't make me all sticky and smeary like some other body butters, it absorbs quickly. My skin smells nice and fruity but not overpowering. The smell wears off throughout the day but that's to be expected with any body cream I think.
I used to have very dry and bumpy skin on the back of my upper arms and since I've used the body butter on it regularly that has disappeared. In fact my dad used to have the same problem and we bought him a nutty body butter (a bit more suited for guys than the fruity ones I guess) and he has seen a big improvement on his arms too.
Most of the body butters also come in smaller pots which are handy to throw in your handbag or take on holiday, but if you are just using this at home then go for a big pot as it's much better value for money. It can also be combined with Body Shops yummy shower gel and bath ranges for an all round fruity experience. Do give them a shot! I would say there is bound to be a body butter out there for you and your skin type!
This body butter was another bargain I picked up in the recent Body Shop sale. It was reduced to £3, and with a combination of Top Cashback and an online voucher code, I got a further discount which resulted in me paying around £2.50 for it. Although I'm not usually a massive fan of toiletries which leave me smelling like a greengrocers, at this price I just had to give it a try.
The body butter comes in the usual screw lid top, which despite being annoying to replace when your hands are greasy, is necessary due to the thickness of the body butter. The consistency of this one was slightly softer than the Dreams Unlimited one I bought at the same time, and I found this one wasn't a perfectly smooth untouched surface but instead had moved around a little inside the pot, so there was a little on the inside of the lid and up the sides of the tub. This wasn't an issue, but gave me some indication as to the consistency to expect from this body butter.
Scooping the butter out of the tub was easy enough, and although it was softer than I expected, it was still firm enough to qualify as body butter. It melts into the skin and absorbs quite quickly so I find I'm not having to stand around for ages waiting for it to dry before getting dressed. I find the fragrance to be true to the description, smelling very strongly of raspberries, and the only trouble with this is that it's one I would only use in the evening after having a bath, as it's far too overpowering to wear in the daytime, and I'm not keen on walking round smelling quite so fruity! My skin did feel lovely and soft the following morning, and this definitely provides your skin with an intense moisture boost.
I am pleased with this purchase, although I wouldn't pay the RRP of £13 for a 200ml tub. There are probably other fragrances I would like to try ahead of this one, but if I saw it at such a cheap price again I'd probably repurchase this one.
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I have loved butters from The Body Shop for a long time, but over the past couple of years had migrated to other cheaper brands in an effort to save some money. I have to admit though, that although I may have found some very nice moisturisers with lovely scents, nothing has beaten The Body Shop's butters so far.
Whilst at work the other week I noticed on my travels that The Body Shop had a lovely sale on a lot of their butters. This excited me, and I realised I had another opportunity to stock up on my favourite type of moisturiser and feel thoroughly pampered once again! On my lunch I popped into the shop and had a good look at the different scents. I actually decided originally I wanted the Raspberry scent, and for £5, I had an utter bargain. The deal got better however when the Manager approached me to inform me that ALL butters on sale that day were either £5 each or 5 tubs for £15! I could not believe it! And so I got 5 different scents and left the shop ecstatic.
This raspberry butter I am reviewing today is possibly my favourite scent of all (though the papaya does come close!). The butter itself is very thick, as expected from good quality butter, and covers the skin beautifully. It is a pink colour and smells divine in the tub (which I think will be down to the use of natural raspberry oil - the scent is not at all artificial to me). I tend to use quite an amount of butter on my skin, but it is quite dry. As this particular butter is for normal skin, I maybe do need to use more product than another person would, but I do like to truly cover myself in the hydrating goodness! I scoop a good amount of the butter onto my fingers, rub my hands together to warm it up and make easier to spread, then smother onto my arms first and work my way down my body whilst enjoying the raspberry aroma that is appearing all around me. I really cannot emphasise enough how beautiful it does smell! The butter doesn't sink in immediately, and does sit on the skin a few minutes, but I quite like this. It makes me feel much more pampered and I feel I can 'see' the hydration that is caring for my skin (whether this is psychological or not, I do feel happier when I can see the product isn't just disappearing on me!)
Once my body is covered, and the majority has sunk in, I can immediately feel the benefits of the butter. My skin is from the first moment much softer, not at all itchy, and has a visible reduction in dry patches. My skin also seems to have a 'glow' about it and a lovely shine. Not a greasy residue shine, but a healthy looking shine. It is great on freshly waxed and buffed legs!
As mentioned above, I do have pretty dry skin, and I also suffer from bouts of eczema, so to have a product that can make my skin look healthy and fresh is imperative to me. The wonderful effects of the butter can be both felt and seen on my skin all day, and from the moment I apply in a morning, to the moment I am preparing for a good night's sleep, my skin feels soft and happily hydrated. It feels beautiful to touch, and not only that, but the fragrance lasts too! In fact I got in the car after doing a full day's work yesterday and my boyfriend commented how nice I smelled. He smelt my arm and confirmed it was indeed my body moisturiser. Now considering I work in a hot bakery with pasties and grease, this is a pretty huge achievement to still smell good after a long shift!
The tubs for the butters are, in my opinion, the perfect way to store the product. They are in good thick plastic tubs with a secure screw on lid. Although these can get a little messy if you have product on your hands when trying to put the lid back on, I think this is still by far the best way to store the product as it is easy to dip in and get a good scoop (plus a pump would just get blocked as the butter would be far too thick for it to cope with).
The tub for the raspberry scent is a gorgeous deep pink colour, and there is a sticker on top denoting the fragrance and the skin type. It also has some beautiful and tasty looking fresh raspberries pictured in the background which just makes the butter seem all the more yummy and appealing to me!
As I said, I got a 200ml tub of this product in an amazing sale of 5 for £15 or £5 per tub. Its usual retail price is £13 for 200ml. I have to admit though, were I to have to money I would buy it full price. It is wonderful! Nothing at all I can say negative, and the amount you have to use (or the small amount should I say) makes it exceptional value for money. If you have not tried The Body Shop's body butters before then I implore you to take advantage of their current sale and buy some (the sale is also online) I do not think you can ever be disappointed!
I was recently on The Body Shop website purchasing some regular items when I decided to browse the range of Body Butter. I was using the Vanilla Bliss body Butter but ran out and as this product was limited edition I can no longer purchase it on the website. I'm not a huge fan of citrus scents so the Lemon or Mandarin scents didn't really appeal to me. I decided to check out their sale items as I knew they had some reduced body butter in here so I looked to see if anything took my fancy.
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The product I am reviewing is the Raspberry Body Butter which has a delicious, sweet scent and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. I love berry scents such as Strawberry, Raspberry or Blueberry so the not only did the price attract me to this product but the scent did as well. I have used 2 of the other body butters from The Body Shop and have always been impressed at how nice they leave my skin feeling, so I'm sure I would get the same results with this body butter. This particular body butter hydrates and leaves skin with a sweet raspberry scent. This is the only Raspberry product available on the website so I presume once this had sold out they will no longer stock this item. The butter comes in a round, plastic tub which is a very deep pink/reddish colour. The label on the screw lid has a picture of raspberries on it. You can tell this product is an older range from The Body Shop as the tub as the tub has a shiny finish to it whereas the newer tubs with the body butter have more of a matte finish with writing on the side. On the bottom of the tub is a round label which peels open to reveal a list of ingredients. This information is in different languages. The product is suitable for normal skin, so may not suit people with much drier skin. The lid unscrews easily to reveal the body butter which is a very pale pink colour. The butter smells delicious and has a lovely light scent of raspberries. The smell actually reminds me a little of Raspberry angel delight that I used to have when I was a kid.
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I purchased this from The Body Shop website for £5.00 which I thought was good value as it was reduced from £13.00.
Using the Butter
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I always apply body butter after a bath or shower as I find that it helps to lock in moisture and leaves the skin extra soft. I unscrewed the lid and dipped two of my fingers into the butter. The butter was cold but felt smooth against my fingers and I scooped some out. I rub this on my arm and shoulder and as I did this I could smell the sweet raspberry scent which was light and pleasant. Due to the smooth consistency of the butter this made it easy to rub in as it melted a little against my warm skin. I then applied some to the other arm and shoulder and the rest of my body. I sometimes suffer from dry skin; how-ever this is mainly during the winter so my skin didn't have any particular dry patches on it at the moment. The butter was kind to my skin and melted into my skin within a few minutes leaving it not only feeling soft and smooth but it looked really smooth and soft too and gave the skin a slight glow. I did wait a few minutes before getting dressed/ready for bed to ensure that the butter had soaked into my skin properly. My skin had the lovely light scent of raspberry to it which was nice. The smell wasn't too sweet or overpowering and was just right. I went to bed and woke up the following morning and was surprised that I could still smell the raspberry smell on my skin. This was really nice to wake up to. My skin felt extremely smooth and really soft, much softer than it had done if I hadn't applied any of the butter after having a bath.
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As I am used to using the Vanilla or Cocoa Butter Body Butter I wasn't sure whether I would like this. When smelling the body butter at first I thought it smelt quite nice and wasn't too sweet. The body butter is really easy to apply and melts into your skin which means you don't have to wait around for too long before getting dressed. The raspberry scent that the product leaves on your skin is light and sweet but not too overpowering. I find that you only need to use a small amount of this to go a long way. In terms of value I think the product is very good value as it has been reduced in price and is actually a bit of a bargain. I presume this product is reduced because they are trying to get rid of stock and are no longer going to sell it anymore. The body butter is moisturising and leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth. This would be a lovely scent to use in the summer due to the light, fruity, berry smell that the butter has. This isn't my favourite body butter in the body shop range so I'm not sure whether I would purchase it again or not, how-ever I would recommend it to others, especially as it's so cheap.
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The Body Shop Raspberry Body Butter
I had never really tried body butter before buying this Raspberry body butter from The Body Shop, I went in for a browse and saw this on special offer for £4 down from the full price of £13 and never being able to resist a bargain I purchased a tub to try.
The body butter comes in a thick plastic tub; the tub is circular with approximate dimensions of 15 cm diameter and a depth of 6 cm. The colour of the pot is a lovely bright purple/dark pink that matches the flavour of the body butter - raspberry. The tub has a screw on and off lid that is the entire top of the pot so that you can get right into it and grab the butter easily with little mess.
The lid of the body butter has The Body Shop logo in the centre and a background of a picture of some very juicy and succulent looking raspberries. The tub is quite bulky but it is full to the brim of body butter and I think if you paid anything near the full price you would want it to be!
On opening the tub you get an enormous blast of raspberry scent! So if you are not very keen on their smell then this is not the body butter for you. The body butter cream is a very thick consistency and really does look and feel like a tub of butter left out of the fridge. The colour of this is a pale pink shade.
I put my body butter on after coming out of the shower but when I am completely dry so that the butter can be rubbed in easily. I take two fingers worth and pull out a good blob of the butter and massage into my skin, mainly on my legs and arms. The body butter smells delicious as you are applying it to your skin and this scent lasts well after application. I absolutely love the smell of the raspberries and it really makes me think of summer and warmth.
The body butter sinks into my skin well and I do not need to wait around for tens of minutes for it to dry into my skin. I would say after around 5 minutes this has completely been absorbed, though obviously this depends on how much you use at a time. I try to use my body butter quite sparingly for two reasons, firstly because I am quite tight with money and secondly because a little of this really does go a long way.
My skin feels and smells amazing every time after applying this, it is very moisturising and this is due to its ingredients. The Body Shop use shea butter in their body butter products which comes from Ghana and is a fat extracted from the nut of the shea tree. This ingredient is used in a lot of cosmetics due to its rich moisturising properties.
Overall I am so pleased I bought a tub of this and at £4 I believe I got a real bargain. It smells amazing and really improves the quality of my skin. Available in stores and online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk - Raspberry body butter.
Having a Nectar Card, I recently received an email telling me about an offer at the Body Shop where I could get triple points and there was also a sale on. I was desperately in need for a good moisturiser and I know the body butters are fantastic. Because of this, I decided to have a bit of a spend in the sale. One of my purchases was the Body Shop Raspberry Body Butter.
As this is a Body Shop product, it is only available online or in shops. For a 200ml tub of this body butter, you can expect to pay £13. However, as I bought mine in the sale, it only cost me £4.55 which is a complete bargain. I have paid full price before for body butters but it is just too expensive for me to pay now.
The body butter comes in a round plastic tub which is a dark pink colour. The tub has a screw top lid on which is pictures of raspberries as well as the name of the product and the body shop logo. I really like the tubs for these body butters are they are normally quite bright and they are easy to get in to. The tubs are large and are nearly full to the brim with the product. I think that these tubs also stand out and you know when you see one that it is a Body Shop body butter that is inside.
Upon opening the tub, you can see that there is a thick and creamy pink cream inside. The sweet scent of raspberries instantly hits you which is probably because this product includes real raspberry seed oil instead of being all manufactured ingredients. The cream inside the tub is so thick that if you were to tip it upside down, I think it would take a hell of a long time for anything to come out.
I generally use this on my legs as I tend to get quite dry skin, probably from wearing boots all the time without tights. So far, body butters have been the only things to really make my skin feel better. Although the cream is really thick, you do not need to use a lot to cover your skin. I only ever use a little bit on each leg and it goes a long way so buying a 200ml tub will last you ages as long as you don't go mad with it.
What I love most about this product, along with how good it is at moisturising my skin, is the smell. Although I obviously don't go around smelling my legs, the smell of this product lasts on my skin all day. I used this the morning of writing this review and it is now 7pm. I can still smell the raspberry scent on my hands which is wonderful.
Although this is an expensive product, I do think it is worth it. I will always try to get different body butters in the sale from now on but if I was desperate, I do think I would pay the full £13 just because these are fantastic products.
I had been pondering as to whether I should purchase the Body Shop's famous body butter or not- though I had heard many great things about it from friends, it was still a little bit expensive than other cocoa butters. However, the delicious smells of the samples soon drew me in and before I knew it I was deciding which flavour body butter to actually buy.
I was crossed between the exotic fragrance of the mango one as opposed to the delicious one of raspberry- not too sweet like strawberry and not too fragrant like almond. Finally, after moments of indecision, I settled on the raspberry one, and I was delighted with my purchase.
Some views on it:
- The body butter smelled, and still smells delicious; the fragrance is long lasting, though not completely out there and over the top like perfume and at the end of a busy day I would come home still smelling of raspberries
- As a body butter, it performed its job exceedingly well- it nourished dry skin whereas not being greasy and a small amount was sufficient for its purpose
- It is definitely worth the price I paid for it, as it has lasted me longer than most body butters and moreover it does a much better job
In conclusion, I would highly recommend this product- it has a beautiful smell, and is wonderful as a body butter on the whole. If you are not a frequent user of body butter, then there are smaller pots available for purchase that would better suit your use- these are good for travelling as well. Body shop is one of my favourite stores and it has never failed to impress me.
I recently purchased the Raspberry Body Butter from the Body Shop to take on holiday with me and I have to say it was the best purchase ever. The smell is just absolutely delicious it is good enough to eat! It leaves skin super soft and moisturised and you can smell the scent all day on your skin. The Body Butter provides 24 hour hydration with its non greasy buttery texture. It is thick and creamy and glides smoothly onto skin, ypu end up wanting to use the whole tub in one go! I like to apply mine after the bath or shower or even of an evening on holiday after being in the sun all day to hydrate my skin. The Body Shop constantly have offers one so you may be able to get this product cheaper than the RRP price of £12.50 for 200ml. You can also buy the raspberry body scrub and shower gel if you wanted to. I would most definately recommend this product and I will carry on buying it!
I decided to purchase the raspberry body butter as I'd already purchased the raspberry shower gel which I thought smelt gorgeous! So the body butter was a natural must. So I was extremely gutted when I walked into The Body Shop and found that it wasn't there.
Luckily, a week later, it was in stock and I was told that it was limited edition. It was also on sale. So I stocked up.
I have to say that this is probably the nicest smelling body butter I have ever used. Don't get me wrong, the other fragrances by The Body Shop smell lovely too, but this one doesn't smell too sweet, yet it still smells very fresh and feminine. Used alongside the scrub and shower gel, this is the perfect product.
I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth the body butter was because I'm used to body butters being quite thick. But this glided smoothly onto my skin. The downside is that a little doesn't go a long way. I tend tot have to use quite a lot in order to fully sink it into my skin. Yet another reason to stock up whenever the sales are on.
The smell really lasts and it's beautiful. I like to apply the body butter straight after a shower or bath. It's great for me-time because it's such a luxurious product (I'd expect nothing less from a store like The Body Shop). I find that the smell is still there the next time I take a shower, it's really that great.
The body butter comes in a circular tub. This was actually the reason why I initially chose not to try out the body butters. I'm used to using lotions that I can squeeze out onto my hands. I find it much more convenient. But as long as you have clean hands, the tubs aren't bad. And it's nice to be able to glide your fingers across the body butter. I really like the design too, as the lid has a photo of lots of raspberries. Likewise, all the other body butters have images of their respective scents.
Overall, a great body butter and I have a feeling that I'll be sticking with this for a long time.
Normal price is usually £12.50. I got it in the sale for £6.
The Body Shop is a fabulous shop and I always like to go in and have a sniff of the lotions and potions.
Usually around Christmas I pop in to buy other people some gifts and in the January sales treat myself to a new body butter or shower gel.
When I was in not that long ago I noticed that they had this raspberry body butter for £5 and the body scrub and shower gel were also down in price so managed to get the full set.
The shop assistant advised me that the Raspberry range is only made for sales and you'll never see it at full price or out when there aren't any sales on which seems a bit strange to me given that it's so popular and scrummy!
When you open the tub the lotion itself is a pale pinky colour and has a strong smell of raspberries which really does smell good enough to eat.
It's really thick and silky and smoothes on so easily you'll wonder why you haven't tried it before. It leaves you feeling really moisturised and your skin silky smooth for a good while.
Definately something I would recommend.
Body Shop Raspberry Body Butter is 100% yummy!
Having tried it I can say that this is a body butter thats good enough to eat, not that I recommend you do of course! Its lightly whipped, creamy and goes on like a dream smoothing your skin along the way. What better excuse do you need to get yourself some.
All the soya oil the Body Shop use in this scrumptious Raspberry Butter, comes from a group of Capenema farmers based in Brazil and Body Shop have been trading with them since 2000.
The organically grown soya oil they grow is high in essential fatty acids which help to moisturise your skin. Sourcing the ingredients this way means the farmers get a fair price for their product and you gat a wonderful ethical product. The product also contains babassu oil, which can help restore suppleness.
The body butter is suitable for most normal skin types and comes in a long lasting 200ml sized tub. It isn't a cheap body butter to buy as its £12.50, but it does last a good few weeks if used sparingly and the tub contains a good quantity of the product.
Check the Body Shop for reductions and offers if you have time as there are often special linked purchase deals. Its also a good idea to get yourself a 'Love you body card' for a further 10% reduction too if you are a regular Body Shop customer as every little helps.
Even just looking at the product, you know that the vivid raspberry coloured tub containing the butter holds something special. When you open the lid and feast your eyes on the fluffy light pink body butter and take in the sweet berry aroma, it just cries out to be used.
Its great for use as an intensive all over body moisturiser and the non greasy feel means you don't feel coated in it. When you apply it you get best results on slightly damp skin and you can use just a little as it goes a long way.
Its a nice product with a fruity girly berry aroma that leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth and there is no reason why you shouldn't treat yourself to a little of this every now and then. Another 5 stars for this.
Today I want to tell you all about the Raspberry Body Butter by The Body Shop.
I reckon I am already quite a fan of The Body Shop products and when I visit the outlet centre in Roermond in the Netherlands, I always make sure to go their Body Shop outlet boutique and really stock up on their lovely products. They are much cheaper than they usually are in the regular Body Shops, so I really splash out there!
This Body Butter was given to me for free when I spent over Euro30 in the shop, which was not a hard thing to do. But I even might have bought it - I just love raspberries - both their taste and scent!
What's The Body Shop?
The Body Shop was founded in England by Anita Roddick in 1976.
Now, Body Shop sells their lovely products in 54 countries! The company has a special philosopy that is explained on their website in detail, but the most important things are the "pillars" of their ethics:
-animal protection and not animal testing
-caring for the environment
In 2006, Body Shop was sold to L'Oréal and many people where worried that Body Shop would not keep up their ethics - but so far, they have kept up their good attitude!
The body butter is in a magenta coloured round tub that measures 10,5cm in diameter and is about 4,3cm high. It is made of plastic and you have to unscrew it to open. There is a big label on the top bit showing really lovely raspberries that immediately make you curious about what the scent will be like! In the middle of the label there is the Body Shop logo and the advantages of the product are written in a circle around the logo. The body butter contains real raspberry seed oil and should moisturize your skin. The butter is made for normal skin.
If you turn the tub around, you will see another white label there. You can peel the top layer of it off like a book to discover the list of ingredients there!
I really like the design of the tub- it has a really nice colour and the label looks quite apetitzing. ;) The lid is easy to unscrew and close again - it won't run out in your bag.
The scent is the most important thing about this lovely product - and in this case, it is also the most awesome thing about it. A wonderful raspberry scent will invade your nose when you unscrew the lid! When I rub it onto my legs, my mum smells it from miles away and always comes in asking "Oh, what are you using?
It smells marvelous!" The scent really is marvelous - it smells like real, ripe, juicy raspberries. I have never had another raspberry scented product that smelt so perfect. I feel like i'm in paradise when I use it.
The body butter is very creamy and thick. If you'd put the top upside down, it would take hours if not days for the butter to run out of it. The texture really is like butter that you left out of the fridge for a bit.
The colour is a soft pink which really looks nice.
Is it good for my skin?
Yes - defenitely. If you have dry skin, this butter will rescue you. It really helped me to get through this long, awful winter where my skin gets quite dry. This butter will really leave your skin moisturized and soft.
The scent stays on your body very long, so you end up smelling delicious, too!
I doesn't take long for your skin to absorb it - only slightly longer than regular lotion, but quick enough to not be a hassle in the morning.
How long will it last me?
It will last you quite long! I only need an amount the size of a hazelnut to to both my legs! Expect the tub to last you a month or even longer, even if you use it daily!
My skin really approved and felt moisturized - even long term! I had to no problems with it at all, but if you have really sensitive skin or are allergic to certain ingredients in body care products, have a look at the ingredients before you buy it!
Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclmethicone, Glycerin, Glycine Soja Oil, Glyceril Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Octyl Stearate, Orbignya Oleifera Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol, Parfum, Caprylyl Glycol, Rubus Ideaus Seed Oil, Trihydroxystearin, Xanthan Gum, p-Anisic Acid, Glyceryl Oleate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Linalool, CI 14700
Thanks to that great offer, I got it for free! At the outlet in the Netherlands, it will cost you about Euro8, which is about seven pounds. In regular Body Shop I believe it will be more like 10 pounds maybe. Always look out for offers! You can also often get small tubs which are a lot cheaper.
A great scent, a good moisturizer and nice packaging - what more could you possibly want? I love this product and also think it's great that Body Shop does not do animal testing.
Of course the body butter is not cheap - but it will really last you a while and do wonders for your skin. My mother often had a nasty rash on her legs - but since she uses body butter by Body Shop, it stopped!
The scent is really special, the care is great - everything's perfect!
A sweet berry fragrance that will lift the senses and supple the skin /