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The Body Shop
The founder (then) Anita Perill visited a shop in California in 1970 selling naturally scented soaps and lotions called "The Body Shop" where it was run by two women who used natural ingredients and helped imigrant women by employing and training them as staff. Anita was environmentally minded and was then inspired to open up The Body Shop in the UK in 1976 which she then had to buy the naming rights in 1987 from the original store in California. From it's first opening in the UK the store grew rapidly expanding 50% per year. The products sold were then nicknamed "the shares that defy gravity" and the prices increased by more than 500% - explains why they charge £4 for a bit of lip balm!
However, in March 2006 Anita Perill (now Roddick) agreed to sell The Body Shop to L'Oréal for the sale price of £652.3 million (now don't you wish you had that in the bank) and Anita and her partner Gordon Roddick made £130 million profit from this.
What does this look like?
From the large to the mini tubs of body butter the look is idential. The tub I bought is one of the mini ones which you'd expect to take on holiday with you and is a bright orange colour like the colour of the oranges in Tesco or Asda for instance. On the underneath of the tub there is the barcode and a few words saying "AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING". You can actually pull this back and inside you can find on page two how to store, on page three the ingredients, page four is ingredients again and page five is about support community trade. On the lid is a circular sticker stating that there is 50ml of body butter in my tub which is equivalent to 1.7OZ or 48g with a picture of satsumas and white writing. The body butter itself is a pale/pastel orange colour and thick in consistancy ironically enough it's thick like how butter is and is smooth to touch.
I actually like the look of the tub as I think it's professional yet unique and it has it's own unisexual look to it as I wouldn't say it's more for women but I wouldn't say it's more for men either. The colour isn't offensive but I find that it does stand out a little and maybe it could be a bit too in your face but overall I actually like it. There's nothing I can actually say negatively about this product and it goes by Anita's environmentally friendly mind with not using any unnecessary packaging such as a box.
What does it smell like?
On first impressions I would have thought this would smell fruity and orangey but it doesn't really smell like that to tell the truth. When I sniff the actual body butter it reminds me of cleaning products with a faint orangey smell. It really did just remind me of like those citric scented cleaning products and I'd say that it doesn't actually smell very nice but it's not an unbearable smell.
Using this product
When I got out of the bath I dried off and put my hair in a towel before getting the body butter out. Rubbing this in I found that the body butter rubbed in nicely on my skin and it was very easy to spread. Although the butter seems to be quite thick it just spreads really easy which I found quite good and I found it made my skin feel a lot softer although it did make my skin look a little shiny as well and my hands were a bit greasy due to rubbing it in and wiping my hands on a towel didn't really make that much difference. When I went and plonked myself next to the other half he asked me why I smelt like I'd been cleaning which made me feel a bit self conscious of the smell and I sprayed myself with some impulse to mask the smell.
I would say that with it being a little too greasy this was a bit of a thumbs down for me although a lot of moisturises do this so I find it to be normal in all fairness but the strong smell of cleaning products just made me feel self conscious as I don't really want to smell like a clean bathroom I'd rather smell pretty and feminine.
When I bought this product I found that there wasn't many satsuma body butters either in the mini or the large tubs but there were a fair few mango and lemon. Although I think it may be easier to find if you shop online and you'll find that you can easily get Body Shop products either through The Body Shop website or through ebay.
How long does it last
I've used another of these body butter tubs before and the 50ml ones usually last around a week as they're supposed to be for travel purposes by I tend to use them for being a guinea-pig and seeing what my favourite is at a cheaper price. To be honest though that's for me rubbing the body butter on my arms, legs, back and stomach and I imagine that if you don't want to rub the body butter virtually all over then you'll find that it'll last a bit longer.
Value for money
I think £5 is very expensive really and the only reason I bought some in the first place was because it was the january sale and they were £2 each which was better value for money. I do still buy them although this is usually when there are offers such as spending £15 and getting a £5 gift for free or if you have a Body Shop membership card then you get 10% off and a free gift on your birthday, fourth and eighth time that you shop in there up to the value of £5. I also had a £10 off when you spend £25 or more in store so I've never really paid the full price.
Overall I do think that £5 is way too much for 50ml - that's £1 per 10ml! If you are going to buy this product then get it in the sale or when it's on offer and you can make a killer saving. That is probably the reason why there are never really any queues in the Body Shop or is it just me that's noticed?
Storage, Animal Testing and Suitability/Warnings
This product is for external use only and just because it says it's butter doesn't mean it goes on the morning toast. If you look through the list of ingredients on the back and you have an allergy to any of them then do not use this product if you have previously used this and had a rash or any irritations after use then do not use.
The Satsuma body butter moisturiser is for normal skin so if you tend to have oily or dry skin then this product isn't really going to be suitable for your skin condition and could actually make the skin condition worst especially in a case such as acne.
When you have finished using the product the lid needs to be replaced and the tub needs to be stored in a dry cool place such as the bathroom cupboard or a draw where you keep soaps, potions and lotions.
The Body Shop is against animal testing and none of their products are actually tested on animals and all ingredients used to make the products are natural and environmentally friendly. One of the main ingredients used is Cocoa butter made using cocoa beans from Ghana and the Shea butter is from Ghana as well.
Overall I'm going to rate this product three out of five stars and I would not recommend this specific body butter to a friend. My reasoning is that the product is far too expensive unless bought on offer and even then it only just works out as what I would normally be willing to pay as well as this I find that this product doesn't give off the most attractive of smells and I wasn't particularly fond of this myself and if I gave this to a friend at christmas I doubt they'd be too pleased with me. I will however buy this body butter again but not specifically the satsuma one - my favourite is the strawberry one.
The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter
I have been a huge fan of The Body Shop for years and years now. In particular I think that the body butters are the best 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 Satsuma body butter is certainly one of those!
The first thing you will notice on opening the tub of body butter is the lovely fragrance of the Satsuma butter. Personally, I'm a huge fan I can't get enough of the fruity Satsuma body butter, I have been buying this one for quite a while now, it especially went very well with the lovely summer that we had.
The body butter is really thick, as you might expect and the texture does somewhat resemble butter. It's really easy to apply and I tend to be quite heavy handed when applying it. It's 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. As I mentioned the body butter is really thick so it can take quite a while to properly sink into your skin so don't apply it if you are in a hurry to get dressed.
Also the Satsuma fragrance is one of the stronger scented body butters available, or at least compared to some of the other shea or nut scents offered from the Body Shop. I do find that after I apply the body butter 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. In my experience, the Satsuma butter will leave your skin smelling amazing but it won't clash with any perfume or other fragrances you will be wearing that day.
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've never quite checked 24 hours exactly but it does keep my skin lovely and soft throughout the day. The Body Shop recommend that the Satsuma body butter is good for very dry skin and although I don't have very dry skin or dry skin the body butter still works wonderfully well.
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. The tub the Body Shop use is a really great screw top tub that is sturdy enough to be left anywhere without leaking, not that the thick body butter would go anywhere in a hurry.
Unfortunately this moisturiser doesn't come cheap and retails at full price for £12.50. But, I often bulk buy items from The Body Shop when they are in the sale making them far cheaper and more affordable. However, between the lovely scent and the great results I get when using it I believe the Satsuma body butter is worth every penny! And I will be buying it time and time again.
Overall, I really love this product. The body butter is great at keeping my skin moisturised while smelling lovely. I highly recommend The Body Shop's Satsuma body butter, especially if like me you don't mind smelling a bit fruity. I highly recommend trying the Satsuma body butter, or at the very least go and have a sniff the next time you are near a Body Shop store I am sure you won't be disappointed.
Five out of five stars.
Not content with my Lush collection, I've been buying quite a few toiletries from The Body Shop recently. An advantage to this is that The Body Shop often has special offers on, which Lush rarely does, so I can obtain the products much more cheaply. Having previously tried and enjoyed some items from the Satsuma range, I turned my attention to the body butter and got hold of a smaller 50g tub. This normally costs £5 and the larger 200ml tub is £12.50, but though I can't remember exactly how much I paid, it certainly wasn't the full price!
The body butter comes in a bright orange tub with a label covered in pictures of satsumas. Inside, the butter is a pale orange colour and emanating from it is the delicious fresh scent of satsumas. The smell is very natural and lovely. I never used to like citrus scents, but Lush and The Body Shop between them are converting me! The scent makes the product ideal for use throughout the year: it's fresh and summery, but being a satsuma scent, it also evokes the festive season and those satsumas you get at the bottom of your Christmas stocking (which, I admit, I tend to put back in the fruit bowl when my mam isn't looking!).
The delicious scent of this product derives from the satsuma essential oil contained within. The butter's moisturising properties come from Community Fair Trade shea butter and cocoa butter. The former comes from the all-female Tungteiya Shea Butter Association in northern Ghana. The trade has helped to fund services including medical centres and nursery schools.
Body butters are designed as a more intensive alternative to body lotions, and I don't use this one every day. Rather, I keep it for after my evening shower (I shower in the evening at least twice a week after visiting the gym), and it acts as an intensive moisturiser overnight. I scoop out a little of the body butter and rub it into my skin until absorbed, repeating until my whole body is covered. A little goes a long way, so the product lasts a good amount of time. I am very impressed that, despite being quite thick, the product sinks in really well. I have tried the matching Satsuma Body Lotion and found it to be slightly sticky, but this is not the case with the body butter at all: I can get dressed (or get my pyjamas on) almost straight away after applying.
After use, my skin feels incredibly moisturised, smooth and not at all irritated. The moisturised feeling lasts right up until the next morning, when I have another shower before work. Clearly the body butter does the job it is designed for very well.
In addition to the product's fantastic moisturising properties, the delicious satsuma scent really lasts on the skin too. It remains all evening and is lovely and refreshing. However it's not so strong to be cloying or to stop me going to sleep.
Altogether, I can't think of a single bad thing to say about this body butter. It smells delicious, moisturises extremely well, lasts ages and, provided you get it on special offer or with a discount code (both of which are frequent), it is value for money. Five stars from me.
Body Shop - Satsuma Body Butter
If there is one thing that is my favourite item it has to be Body Shop Body Butters and I will try most of the flavours out.
Generally the small 50ml tub is £5 and the 200ml tub is £13, but I was lucky enough to get mine from a Body Shop Outlet store and paid £5 for the Body Butter,
The tub is plastic, orange colour, with a screw top lid, and has a sticker on the top with the description of the product, and a picture of the fruit used, in this case the Orange
I find that the Orange is a light citrus fragrance, and for me I feel that this is best suited to summer time, whether that is the citrus element or the lightness, but it is beautiful.
There are additional items in the range, from body scrub, shower gel even lip blam.
As soon as you open the lid the smell of the orange comes to you ans the quality of the butter, it is not soft, but pliable to use, I usually dig in and then use from legs upwards.
The smell is long lasting, and I find that even 6 hours later, I can smell the orange feel on my skin, my skin feels soft to the touch, at first there is a slight greasy element, but this soon sinks into the skin, so by the time I have finished applying the butter, it has sunk in.
=Use with other items=
Some products have a strong smell that lingers and would clash with other smells such as perfume, or flavoured body sprays, but with this the citrus smell is light enough not to be over powering and you could easily mix fragrances with it.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly this body butter to me it beings a taste of sunshine and sun into my life, whilst giving my skin a treat.
I first found out about this body butter when my sister bought me a tub for Christmas. Since then I have spent a fortune on the stuff but I love it!
The body butter is not cheap but it is a good quality product. It costs £12 a tub but there are certain times of the year when it is on offer so you can get it for £6 a tub although it is rare that the Satsuma one is on offer.
I have always used body shop products and was first attracted to them because they do not test any of their ingredients on animals; they also use fair trade which I feel is important. All of the body shop products come in lovely packaging which is environmentally friendly.
The quality of the products is great and generally good value.
This butter is supposed to moisturize, nourish, protect and soften the skin which I think it does really well. I have used the cream when we were abroad and it seemed to help me keep my tan for longer and I didn't peel either which is a bonus.
The body butter is very simple to use, you simply open the lid and use your hand to scoop out a bit of the cream, You then just apply the cream all over your body. I have found that it is absorbed into your skin best if you use it when you just get out of the shower, but this is just personal choice.
The cream absorbs really easily and the smell is amazing. It is one of the few creams I have used where the smell actually stays on your skin for most of the day.
The butter is really thick and creamy in consistency and feels really nice to the touch not greasy like some other products I have used. You do not need to use a lot of the cream a little really does go a long way so your tub will last quite a long time.
I have suffered with dry skin for a lot of my life and now that I use this cream after a shower in the morning and again at evening I have not had any problems with dry skin. After you have used the cream your skin will feel and look amazing!
Summary - an excellent product for soft skin and a great smell.
I love using body butters and lotions, and I have bought quite a lot of the body butters from The Body Shop and being happy with more than most of them. When I ran out of my most recent tub, I went to my local store to choose a new flavour and this time I settled for the Satsuma Body Butter.
What does the product do?
The product promises to moisturise the skin and to keep it hydrated for 24 hours. It has been created for those who have normal to dry skin. It claims to be quickly absorbed by the skin to leave it feeling soft and smooth, and in a better condition. It contains both Community Fair Trade Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter which deeply hydrates the skin and nourishes it leaving it healthy looking. It has also been fragranced with the aroma of freshly picked satsumas.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used on the body and it can be massaged generously into the skin on the body until it has been fully absorbed. It can be applied as often as needed. The formula is a bit too heavy to be used on the face.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within an orange circular wide mouthed tub with a screw top lid. On the front of the lid is a picture of a satsuma and on the pot there is some more information about the product. You can easy control the amount that you want to use because of the design of the packaging so none will go to waste. The product will cost you around £13 for 200ml of the body butter. It can be bought from your local Body Shop store or from their online website.
Application and Performance
The product smells strongly of satsumas and it is evident from the moment that you remove the lid. It doesn't smell artificial and it smells really fresh and fruity. It smells really summery and it is perfect for sunny days. The aroma is long lasting on the skin to the point where others will comment on it so if the fragrance isn't for you then you should probably stay well clear. The product is creamy in colour and has a slight orange tinge which doesn't translate to the skin. The product has the consistency that you would expect from a body butter being thick and rich instead of runny like a cream. It is easy to scoop from the top and you don't need to use much of the product in order to get the desired results.
The butter glides over the skin easily and it doesn't pull or drag the skin. It also seems to melt into the skin on its own so you don't need to spend much time massaging it into the body. It provides instant relief to my skin and it stops that feeling of tightness. It removes any signs of dryness and dullness and makes my skin look in a better condition. It doesn't irritate my skin or cause me any discomfort and if you use it after shaving your legs, it doesn't sting. My skin feel really smooth and soft, and it makes my skin feel silky. It doesn't leave my skin looking or feeling greasy and other than a healthy sheen, you can't tell that it's on the skin. The product has long lasting results and my skin still feel moisturised by the time that I go to bed.
All in all, this is just as good as the other butters in the collection. It is absorbed quickly and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and soft. It is gentle on the skin and relieves feelings of tightness instantly and the smell is delicious and summery.
If I could only pick one thing to buy from the Body Shop it would be their body butters as I find them to be really luxurious and moisturising on my skin. They also nearly all smell really gorgeous with fruity smells which can also be complimented with other products in the same range.
A really nice body butter for people who like the fruity scents is the Satsuma one as it is citrusy without actually making you smell like an orange.
It is a really summery fragrance and one that reminds me of summer which is good because I only really use body butters in the winter as I find them nourishing on my skin but a little heavy in summer when my skin needs less dryness.
The smell is a little bit strong when you first rub the butter in but it soon calms down after it has absorbed and instead of being strong and overpowering it is nice and light but it scents my skin for hours.
The fragrance is a little artificial but this is expected and I actually like the artificial smell of this as I think if it actually did smell like proper oranges then it would be too sharp and bitter. This is a lot sweeter and more suited for a product that goes on the skin.
It goes really well with loads of other citrus based smells too and not just other Body Shop products. I have perfumes that are citrus based and this compliments them nicely.
As a body moisturiser the butters from the Body Shop are great and really nourish skin that is in need of some extra TLC. It feels really luxurious when I use it after a bath and softens my skin lovely. The shea butter really softens and stops dryness and rough skin on my elbows and knees and it is always a treat to use this after a long day. It is really rich though so I don't like to use it so much during the day but at night I like the feeling of the richness of the cream on my skin.
Body Butters are quite expensive and this one is £13 for a 200ml tub but you can really tell it is a quality product and not some cheap watery moisturiser. You can often get them in special packs too with smaller tubs and this is how I got my last tub of Satsuma Body Butter as it came in a pack with a range of other butters and was smaller and cheaper than buying the larger tub.
I adore using fruit-scented body and skin care products such as shower gels and scrubs, and have many favourite products from The Body Shop that feature regularly in my skincare routine. I was delighted to receive a beautiful gift set from The Body Shop that contains several gorgeous products with fruit-based fragrances for Christmas, and have thoroughly enjoyed working my way through the whole collection. This review discusses my experiences of using "The Body Shop's Satsuma Body Butter."
The large tub is 200ml in size and this is currently priced at £13.00 in branches of The Body Shop. (As @ March 2013). I do think it is worth mentioning that The Body Shop's range of Body Butters are often subject to promotional offers, so it may well prove beneficial to use these opportunities to stock up on such products, rather than shelling out the full purchase price. Additionally, the product can be purchased online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk although postage costs apply.
The packaging is in keeping with most of the other Body Butter products that I have tried from The Body Shop in the past, comprising of a round flat tub with a screw-off lid on top. The tub is an attractive bright orange colour and there is an eye-catching label to the lid which details the image of a juicy looking Satsuma, together with green leaf, so there is really no doubt as to the scent of this particular product. I think it is worth noting too that I have never experienced any real difficulty with removing or replacing the lid on the tub, even though I often struggle with such things as a result of having limited mobility and weakness in my hands.
The Butter itself is extremely attractive and inviting, thanks to its gloriously thick texture and glossy high sheen. It's not difficult to notice the thick texture that the Butter carries, which is evident even before it is applied, thanks to its thick, 'solidified' state. This particular Butter is a pretty orange colour and I have to confess that it looks extremely delicious, based on its appearance alone. Even as soon as the lid is removed from the tub, I am able to experience the most gorgeous scent of mouth-watering oranges, and this is wonderfully inviting.
I tend to use a Body Lotion or Body Butter product after bathing each day, and the Satsuma Butter has been my product of choice recently. It's not particularly difficult to understand its appeal, mainly as it feels so wonderfully soft and rich, which offers an extremely luxurious sensation during the application process that is difficult to rival. In addition, I have found the strong, citrus-infused scent has felt quite revitalising, with a subtle 'rejuvenating' feel to it that has allowed the product to feel entirely suited to its use during the cold, dark February mornings recently.
To use, I need to scoop only a small amount of the Butter from the tub, with any more than this just feeling like a bit of a waste. The thick Butter spreads over the skin surprisingly easily, smothering my dry skin with its silky layers. This means that a little goes a surprisingly long way with this product, allowing for the slightly higher-than-average purchase price to feel slightly more justified, as is the case with any of the other Body Shop Body Butters that I have tried out in the past.
I find too that the Body Butter is quite rapidly absorbed, surprisingly so, given the thick, creamy consistency, which sinks into the skin without fuss or hassle, leaving no irksome 'slicked' or greasy residue behind in its wake. Instead, I can almost feel my thirsty, dry skin 'drink' up the moisturising balm as it is spread over the skin's surface. This is something of a stark contrast to many other Body Butter products from rival brands that I use regularly, that feel rather too thick and so leave an annoying 'tacky' feeling on the skin's surface. This is annoying and inconvenient as it means I am reluctant to get dressed until the product feels properly absorbed into my skin. Thankfully, these time-consuming annoyances are nowhere to be found with The Body Shop's beautiful Butters, and I find instead that they are rather rapidly absorbed, allowing them to feel much more convenient and favourable for me, for obvious reasons.
The beautiful, sweet aroma of fresh orange is really quite strong, and it makes its appearance even as the lid is removed from the tub. Being entirely true to the scent of fresh Satsuma or orange, there is a delicious 'natural' feel to this, and indeed, other fruit-scented Body Butter products from The Body Shop that make them so wonderfully appealing to me. I adore fruit-based scents anyway, and the Satsuma fragrance is one that feels quite warm and intoxicating, thanks to its strong citrus-based aroma. There is a strong sweetness to the scent too that I find makes it surprisingly mouth-watering, but to me, this just adds to the authenticity of the actual scent, as I do find that most Satsuma or Orange based scents are rather sweet in their natural state. Whilst I will confess to the sweetness in the scent feeling ever-so-slightly 'heady' in its initial appearance, I do find that this calms to a more subtle whisper of sweetness that lies at the core of the Satsuma scent after a short while, and certainly it dulls significantly once the Butter has been absorbed fully. This was something of a relief for me to discover, as I had been slightly cautious about the scent's suitability for my own tastes, not being a particular fan of overly-sweet aromas. Thankfully, however, the sweetness in this particular scent feels too natural to feel at all 'sickly' and the overall absorbed Satsuma scent is nothing less than delightful. A delicious 'tangy' side is evident too, although this really only comes through a little later on, following absorbtion I find, and this too reinforces the idea of the scent being natural and authentic, reminding me of the citrus 'zing' that fresh orange scents usually always contain.
I have found too that the Satsuma fragrance feels extremely refreshing, surprisingly so, and it is for this reason that I will take this particular Body Butter with me when I next travel to a hot climate. I do find fruit-based scents can feel wonderfully revitalising at times, and I think the Satsuma Butter would feel extremely pleasant when used on holiday.
In terms of the scent's longevity, I find it lasts quite well on my skin, with it being easy to detect for a few hours following the application and subsequent absorption of the product on my skin. After this time, I find it becomes much more 'muted' although I will still catch it's faint citrus 'wisps' that whisper their presence throughout the day. I do find that more 'robust' products will 'swamp' the Satsuma Butter's scent quite easily, however, with this being particularly evident when strongly-scented perfumes are worn. This is an observation on my part, and I don't really have much in the way of complaint when considering all aspects of the product's aroma and scent.
I find that the moisturisation properties obtained from the Satsuma Body Butter are rather exceptional; not only is skin completely softened after application, but I do find that this impressive result is rather long-lasting, with the soft and supple after-effects being evident for a good few days following use. This impressive result in itself would probably warrant a recommendation from me, but the fact that the product causes nothing in the way of aggravation or irritation to my sensitive skin - and in particular, the troublesome eczema which 'flares' easily - is a huge and very welcome bonus, of course. It is true to say that many products - particularly those with a strong scent to them - can often aggravate my sensitive skin, but no such unwelcome side-effects have been evident from using this lovely Body Butter.
For the reasons outlined in this review, The Body Shop's Satsuma Body Butter comes with my full recommendation, together with full marks in the product rating score, as I have experienced only positive results and think it is a really delightful product that goes some way to offering a little sunshine during the cold, dark mornings. I do think it is worth its purchase price, and I would buy it again for myself, but also think it would make a really lovely gift for somebody special. I do also think that the product is suitable for a variety of age groups, without it feeling particularly 'young' in the way that some fruit-scented skin care products do. I really like the Butter's gorgeous aroma, and have nothing negative to report in terms of the product's performance or its suitability for consumers who, like me, have dry or sensitive skin.
I am a big fan of the Body Shop body butters but find the prices can be quite eye-watering! At £13 for a 200ml tub of cream these are not the cheapest beauty products around ...
Body Shop body butters are specially formulated for dry skin and all the ones I have tried are lovely and rich in texture, and really moisturise the skin beautifully. There are a number of fragrances available, from lovely fruity ones such as raspberry, strawberry and blueberry, to nuttier scents such as coconut and Brazil nut.
It is a good thing the Body Shop has frequent sales, as this is the only way I can ever justify buying these lovely butters! If you check their website or in-store, certain varieties of the body butters almost always seem to be half price. And although currently the satsuma version I am reviewing here isn't one of them, it does sometimes feature for 50% off so keep your eyes peeled!
The packaging of this body butter is now slightly different to that pictured here - the labels of the butters now seem to feature a large version of the fruit from which it is scented. So there is now a nice, juicy looking satsuma on the front of this one. This seems to go hand in hand with a rise in price as not so long ago the big tubs cost £12.50. So the new look labels will set you back an additional 50p.
Inside is a rich, light orange coloured cream. As with all the body butters it is a really thick texture - you won't have any drips with this product! And the scent is amazing - zesty and citrusy and mouthwatering! I am a big fan of fruit-scented products and this for me is up there with the best of them!
A bit of luxury
Applying this to the skin is a real treat. It is such a rich thick cream that it feels quite luxurious when you rub it in, and it sinks into the skin really easily. And the scent is delicious - strong without being overpowering or sickly.
After application, skin feels so lovely and soft, and it leaves skin with a very slight sheen to it. This is a great product for the summer months (although you may need to go abroad for any sunshine right now!) as it has such a fresh and fruity scent. And best of all ... the scent lingers - I can still smell this hours and hours after application.
In summary ...
Obviously I love this product, but I do wish it was cheaper! However as I only buy it when it is in the Body Shop sale for half price I am going to give it five stars - I think £6.50 is a price worth paying for this gorgeous cream!
I bought my Body Shop Satsuma body butter as part of a giftset that was going cheap just after Christmas. After telling my sister how much I liked the Satsuma range she bought me a larger Satsuma giftset.
This is how I have two 50ml tubs of Satsuma body butter.
~ Packaging ~
The tub is just over 2 inches wide and is round and bright orange. There is a sticker on the top with a picture of some brightly coloured juicy satsumas. The body shop logo is in the centre of the sticker and around the outside is information regarding the product 'Satsuma Body Butter With satsuma oil to moisturise NORMAL SKIN.'
The lid unscrews to reveal the almost white, orange tinged thick body butter.
~ Product ~
The body butter is thick and creamy and does not move about in the tub very easily. The scent is strong and beautiful - it smell of satsumas - really fruity and sweet.
I spent many an hour sniffing at this tub when I first got it, but I have now stopped sniffing it as I now think it smells a bit artificial and plasticy in the tub. This is not the case on your skin though. It is fruity and sweet on your skin. It is easy to apply - the butter is really thick and a little goes a long way. I have been using this for almost a year and I am still not through my first tub. It sinks into your skin nicely and leaves it's lovely scent on your skin.
I really like this body butter. It is my favourite body butter by The Body Shop. I really like the soap, body polish and the shower gel from this range as well and would really recommend all of The Body Shop products in the satsuma range.
~ Price ~
The 50ml tub that I have retails for £5.00.
The 200ml tub is £12.50.
It is available in store at The Body Shop or you can order it from your local Body Shop representative, if you have one. They do brochures like Avon. Also you can order online at thebodyshop.co.uk
~ Overall ~
Overall I think this is a lovely body butter - it has a beautiful scent and is really thick and moisturising. It sinks into your skin quickly and leaves a subtle satsuma scent on your skin.
I think it is reasonably priced and long lasting. I would definitely buy this product again once my tubs are gone.
I am a fan of the satsuma range in The Body Shop and last Christmas I bought myself the limited edition 'jolly orange' body butter online from The Body Shop's website as it was on offer, and thought as it was orange scented I would like it. I did like it however the scent did not seem to be as strong as the satsuma one. The body butter itself is really good but as these are quite expensive, I wanted one with a strong scent that would transfer onto my skin and stay there for some time.
My boyfriend recently treat me to a tub of the satsuma body butter and so I immediately started using it. I love the smell and when I am applying it onto my skin it really makes the whole room smell like satsuma too! My boyfriend was in the other room and shouted in to ask if I was applying it as he could actually smell it from the other room!
I also think that the texture of this body butter is slightly different to that of the jolly orange one. I thought that all body butters from the The Body Shop would be exactly the same except for the scent, but maybe not! This satsuma one was so much easier to apply as it seemed more creamier and so rubbed into my skin a lot easier and quicker than the other butter. I have used body butters from other brands before and I know they do tend to be quite thick in texture and so do take longer to rub in than the usual body moisturiser anyway.
My skin does feel quite soft after applying, but I notice the effects more after applying this everyday for a few days. The scent stays on my skin for ages, it is very noticeable for a few hours applying but I was surprised when I was at work the next day to keep getting whiffs of satsuma now and again!
If you apply fake tan like I do sometimes, then it is nice to apply this before and after it as it can disguise the horrible smell of the fake tan quite well.
If you like the satsuma range from the Body Shop but have not yet tried the body butter from the range then I really do recommend it. If you aren't sure about satsuma you can always go and test the product in the shop to see for yourself. I will definitely be purchasing this again when I have ran out, and would also like to try the other scents that I like now too.
A 200ml tub of this body butter costs £13, but at the moment the Body Shop website has an offer on where you can save 50% and so get it for just £6.50. I try to apply mine everyday and have had this for a couple of months now and still have a little bit left, so it can last for some time. I do think it is quite pricey but if you purchase these online rather than in store you almost always get some sort of offer meaning you will get discount.
I'm a big fan of The Body Shop's range of body butters so when they had a 50 percent sale on a few weeks ago I took the oppurtunity to purchase a few that I hadn't tried before as well as stock up on my favourites.
Satsuma was one that I had never tried before - mainly because I thought that it may smell quite sickly/overlly sweet and citrussy. As it was half price though I thought I might as well try it and I'm really glad that I did - I can see why it's a best seller! It smells devine and makes my skin feel amazingly soft as well as really moisturised and well cared for.
This body butter retails at £12.50 per 200ml pot which does initially seem quite expensive, but I assure you that it is worth every penny due to the luxuirous quality - plus a little goes a long way, so it's pretty good value for money in my opinion. I managed to get mine for £6.25 which I'm pleased with and having tried it I would happily pay full price if I ever re-purchase it. This can be purchased in store or via The Body Shop's website and I'd recommend looking out for offers and sales as there are often some really good offers on the range of body butters.
The body butter comes in a round plastic pot which is a bright shade of light orange. The tub is plain but the screw-on lid has a label on it. The label has a simple picture of a satsuma and a leaf and there's a silver The Body Shop logo in the middle. The packaging is basic but attractive - it's nice and bright and girly. The tub is full to the brim with the thick, light orange body butter and as soon as the lid is unscrewed the smell hits you - it smells delicious and suprisingly natural! The scent is described as fresh by The Body Shop and I agree - it has that refreshing, uplifting summery kind of scent and it's sweet but not at all sickly due to the hint of citrus.
I find that this acts as a very subtle perfume and the lasting power of the smell is a few hours so you're essentially getting a perfume and a moisturiser! It does clash with perfumes so I usually don't apply this if I'm going somewhere nice and plan on wearing an expensive perfume as it'll clash, but I find that the scent is great on its own if I'm not wearing perfume. The texture of the 'butter' is lovely and thick and a small blob goes a long way. It spreads over my skin nicely and sinks in within no time. I usually apply a thin layer and I don't need to rub it in as it absorbs so quickly. I've got very dry skin so I was impressed by how little I need to use to see results.
It's nice and lightweight and doesn't feel like it's clogging up my skin at all. My skin always feels soft, smooth and nourished after applying this and I don't need to constantly reapply it either - my skin is left feeling moisturised all day long. No stickiness, greasiness or residue is left behind but the skin is left slightly shiny in a subtle, natural kind of way which I like. I usually apply this all over my body and find that it's very moisturising and if I get any dry patches I will use a bit of this on them and it soon sorts them out! The ingredients in this includes shea butter which is probably why it's so softening and it feels really luxurious.
The body butter's really gentle and I've not had any problems at all with it making my skin sore or red etc. Overall, recommended.
I am a recipient of The Body Shops Satsuma body butter. Anyone who has read my other reviews knows I hate this range. My husbands auntie always gets me something from The Body Shop and this was one of her offerings. Usually I love their products and am grateful for my gifts but I just can't get on with Satsuma. This best seller costs £12.50 for 200ml, sounds loads but it does go a long way. A good reason to buy their products, although dearer than most is their non- animal testing and human/animal welfare ethic.
The Body Butter comes in their usual stylish yet simple tubs. This particular one is orange with a nice picture of an orange on the lid. The lid as always is an easy enough to open, good quality screw top. The product information can be found on the bottom of the tub.
A quick look on their web-site tells you all you need to know for example what's in it, it reads like a novel and is full of rather chemical sounding names- even though The Body Shop is well known for it's natural ingredients.
On opening your greeted with a gorgeous looking orange coloured butter, I love the texture of this stuff it's so smooth and creamy just like soft butter. A small amount goes along way just a small 5p size dollop will do my arm. It melts right in and doesn't leave a residue on my skin or clothes. My skin feels soft and moisturised all day without feeling sticky. This is suitable for normal to dry skin and claims 24hr hydration, I don't know about that but I can feel on my skin for most of the day. I've had no reaction to it, no redness or itching.
I have used their other butters and the tubs last a couple of months, none of them go stale including this one.
the smell is the let down for me it's very synthetic like tangerine jelly. I find it sickly but fortunately the scent doesn't linger for too long on me but does so for a good few hours. The butter is so nice that I put up with it, but wouldn't buy it myself. The other butters namely the coconut one smell lovely.
I'd give it 5 stars because of the consistency but am knocking off a star because of the smell, so 4 stars from me.
It's my first review in a while, and I figured what better way to start than with a Body Shop body butter. This time its the 200 ml tub of the satsuma fragrance, which I managed to pick up at a bargain £1 on the website after spending an obscene amount of money on their other products. I have now tried the shea, lychee blossom, cherry and the sweet pea duo, so how does this compare?
Who are The Body Shop?
The Body Shop was first founded by Anita Roddick in Brighton offering high quality products that were sustainably sourced and gave back to the community in which they came from. Although the business has now grown to include over 2,500 stores across the globe and has now been taken over by cosmetics giant L'Oreal; The Body Shop still likes to follow its core values.Twenty years ago The Body Shop set up their own co-operative, to ensure a fair price to their suppliers in the developing world, which now helps over 25,000 people in their local communities.
The Body Shop Foundation was also set up in 1990, a charity to help small frontline services funding in times of hardship. The Body Shop has always been against animal testing and not only cares about animals, but people too. Their recent campaigns relate to the prevention of child sex trafficking, domestic violence and HIV/AIDS.
It is clear to see that Anita Roddick was a woman clearly ahead of her time, as we are now increasingly aware of the damage we're doing to the planet and about the sustainability of the goods we buy. I have been pleased to see over recent years that L'Oreal are still supporting their campaigns with the recent trafficking campaign being sent to Downing Street.These body butters are a bit of a cult product in the bath and beauty world and come in at least ten varieties, with special editions popping up for Christmas, and the new additions of the Duo body butters which contain different formulations of body butters for drier and less dry areas of skin.
Satsuma Body Butter - Packaging
No matter what size they come in the body butters all come in a screw lid tub. The shea butter is no different the lid is easy to open even with wet hands and screws tightly shut. Each body butter comes in a different colour tub, making the butter easy to identify in the store and at home. This one is a vibrant orange, The Body Shop have recently updated the packaging and I certainly like it. The packaging is much simpler with a single image of the fruit with fewer words, a thumbs up from me. I personally like tubs as I get minimal waste of good product, over a squeezy tube.
This scent is fresh, fresh, fresh. It does smell distinctly fruity, not sickly or jammy with an added cleanness, a note which my hayfever filled nose can't quite identify. Out of the body butters I have tested this is probably the strongest scent and is made with real orange and satsuma oil which results in such a realistic scent. With this scent I feel as though I don't need any other perfumes or body mists, and can still smell the citrus on my skin at the end of the day.
Texture, Absorbency and Moisturising Capabilities
The texture of this body butter is fairly thick, however not as thick as the shea. This is probably due to this body butter being designed in mind for those with normal skin and the shea for dry to very dry. However, the satsuma butter is much thicker and more moisturising than my lychee blossom which is also designed for normal skin.
This pale orange 'butter' is easily absorbed and leaves no residue. Both important factors in my choice of body butter. The only time when the heaviness of this product has been a problem was in the recent heatwave, when your legs feel a bit oily. However in that sort of weather I don't even want to wear body lotion and stick to moisturising mists.
As far as moisturising goes, I have normal to dry skin, and this formula does keep my skin moisturised. If I use it in the morning, I wouldn't need to moisturise until the next day. My skin feels soft,and still projects the citrus all day.
* Community Trade Shea Butter - This is all the way from Ghana where some use it as a mild form of sunblock as it may naturally protect to the equivalent of SPF 6. Did you know shea butter is edible and regularly used in chocolate fillings?
* Cocoa Butter - Another product from Ghana, and is picked by hand, known for its moisturising properties, aided by the fact that it also melts at body temperature.
* Parabens - I can't see any in the ingredient list of this product, excellent for those trying to avoid the pesky parabens
Price, Availabilty and Other Products
This is a permanent line in The Body Shop, so all products should be easily available in store or online, save the elusive 400 ml body butter which seems to appear once in a blue moon.
As I previously stated the body butter is available in a 200 ml tub priced at £12.50.
Other products in the range include:
* Satsuma beautifying oil - £9
* Sarsuma body polish - £9
* Satsuma shower gel (250ml) - £4
* Satsuma shimmer lip balm - £2
* Satsuma hand cleanse gel - £2.50
* Satsuma body mist - £7
* Satsuma puree body whip - (250ml) - £8
Remember you can get 10% of all the above prices with the purchase of the Body Shop's Love Your Body Card which costs £5. I would consider buying this body butter again, however the scent was a little overpowering for me. I have also found other body butters from The Body Shop which I prefer in scent and moisturising capabilities for this one. However, if you like quality body butters and a strong citrus scent, I think this is a keeper.
A great body butter for normal skin, with a strong, yet natural citrus scent which is extremely long lasting. I am knocking a star off as the scent is a little potent for me, however I appreciate this is merely a matter of opinion.
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I am quite keen on lots of Body Shop products and have been buying them on and off since I was at primary school! Body butter is one of the first products I would associate with Body Shop and I have tried a number of the different varieties over the years. I received this satsuma scented body butter as a Christmas present.
The packaging of the body butter is the same for all scents - it is a round, shallow plastic tub with a screw top. Each scent has a different colour and the graphics on the lid correspond to the scent. The satsuma body butter comes in an orange tub, as you would probably guess, and features some pictures of the fruit on the lid along with the Body Shop logo. The packaging design is simple, fresh, fruity and attractive.
On opening the tub you can easily notice that the body butter itself is strongly scented. I find that Body Shop products often have quite a distinctive smell unlike other products and that is the case with this. The smell is very similar to the actual smell of satsumas, so it smells more "real" and less artificial and plasticky than many other fruit scented products on the market. I have to say the satsuma scent is personally not my favourite of the body butters I have tried. It is quite nice, but for me it is a little bit sweet and sickly when you use it often. As it is quite strong, I felt the scent a bit overwhelming and just too fruity. This is just a matter of personal preference and it does smell good quality but I prefer scents like the nutty ones, something lightly floral or if I get a fruit one I prefer something a bit tangier like grapefruit. The satsuma just seems really, really sweet.
The texture and consistency of this body butter is lovely. This is one for normal skin, so it is not as thick as some of the dry skin body butters from Body Shop. It is smooth and much thicker than a normal lotion, but lighter and more spreadable than actual butter. I would say it is a rich cream. It is very easy to scoop a bit out with your fingers and rub it out over the skin. It takes a little bit of rubbing in but is not slow to absorb and it sinks in very well. You can really feel the moisture sinking beneath the surface and leaving the skin fully moisturised and hydrated. It feels soothing and cool on the skin. This body butter is effective at easing rough skin and dry patches such as on the elbows or heels and I use it on my whole body (apart from the face!)
Overall it is a very effective product which feels enjoyable to use and definitely keeps skin in good condition. You can often get the body butters on promotion so you rarely have to pay full price, which would be £12.50 for 200ml. It is currently on sale for £9.37 and you can often find it even cheaper than that. Because the sales are so frequent I wouldn't feel happy about paying the full price, but it is definitely worth buying when on offer. I will take off 1 star because the satsuma scent is not completely to my taste, but it is still a great quality product.
Scoop out with your fingers and massage into your skin, as often as required /