Product Type: The Body Shop Body Care
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The Body Shop Raspberry Body Butter
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The Body Shop Raspberry Body Butter
Advantages: Beautiful scent, masses of hydration, lasts all day, excellent value for money.
Disadvantages: In my opinion, none.
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!
Summary: An excellent butter that is, in my experience, very hard to beat.
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