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I have bought a lot of Body Shop products over the years and have always found them to be good quality and good value as they seem to last ages. This Satsuma body butter is widely available and the price ranges from £4.99 to £7.99 depending on the current offer, however I was lucky enough to get this as a birthday gift.
It comes in a 250ml tub which is cream or brown and it has a picture of juicy bright satsuma's on the lid. The Body Shop also make many other fragrances in the same range and they often have offers on where you can buy three products and pay for two which I have bought in the past and this makes it even better value.
The butter itself is quite thick to the touch and feels quite silky and it has a lovely light citrus smell which would be suitable for all the family. To use I scoop a small amount of cream out with my fingers and then start to rub it into my skin paying particular attention to anywhere where I may have dry or rough skin. It does absorb quickly and easily without leaving any residue or greasy feeling.
At the moment I am using this lovely body butter every day as I find that when the weather gets colder my skin needs a bit more care and attention and I am very pleased with the results. My skin feels hydrated and nourished and it has helped with my dry patches which I sometimes get on my legs and elbows. It definitely makes a difference to the general feel of my skin from the moment when I use it and it lasts for many hours afterwards.
I find that I get the best results when I use this after having a hot bath as my pores are open so the butter can get deeper into my skin. As obviously I use my hands to apply the body butter it saves me from using so much hand cream as my hands have a good layer of the cream as I am using it. I didn't pay for this as it was a gift but I am very impressed with the results and I would certainly buy another one especially if I could get it for the right price.
WHAT IS IT?
This is body butter made by the Body Shop. It has got a fragrance of satsumas.
WHAT I THINK
I have used this body butter for one pot only but I am going to buy some more because I think the fragrance is beautiful. It is very strong and smells of oranges, it is not sweet or bitter but the smell of oranges is very natural and I am happy about that because that is a fragrance I like very much.
It is very moisturising and you do not have to use very much every time you moisturise your body, I use it after I have had a shower in the morning and the fragrance and soft feeling of my skin stays there for a long time.
The butter is very thick but it sinks in fast and I am happy about that because it is not greasy and feels like luxury when I apply it to my body. My skin feels like it is being moisturised straight away and if I have got any dry skin this body butter will help me to relieve it because of it being so moisturising.
I use it all over my body and even though it has got a very strong fragrance it does not make my skin irritated or itchy.
A pot that has got 200ml of this body butter in costs £13 and that is alot but it lasts for a long time because you do not have to use very much. I think the smell is of summer but I am going to use it in the winter also because that is when my skin might get dry and it does not matter what the weather is like because this smells so nice.
5 Dooyoo Hearts.
I have been using The Body Shop Body Butters for several years and recently tried this satsuma Body Butter for the first time.
The Body Butter comes in a round orange and yellow container with pictures of oranges on it. On opening it you can see straight away that is has a rich and buttery consistency which makes it look very luxurious. The colour is a slightly orange or cream colour which does remind you of summer.
I think that this Body Butter is best used in summer due to the smell. It does smell quite strongly of oranges which is not unpleasant but sometimes I find that it is a bit too intense as I don't really want to go around smelling like a fruit all day long! I therefore tend to use it most often in the evenings after a bath before I go to bed so the smell has time to disappear a bit.
The main ingredient of the Body Butter is shea butter which is a Community Fair Trade ingredient according to the Body Shop website.
To use you take a small amount and spread it onto your skin. I find that it spreads onto the skin easily and sinks into the skin well and keeps my skin moisturised for several hours. However it can be too greasy if you use too much in one go.
On using the Body Butter regularly I find that it leaves my skin feeling really soft and smooth and hydrated.
You can buy the Body Butter from the Body Shop instore or on their website. It costs £13 but there are often vouchers that you can use that can bring the price down.
The Satsuma body butter is one of the body shops best selling products. Having used this myself I can completely understand why!
The body shop sell a range of body butters including cocoa butter, coconut, vitamin E, shea, moringa, hemp and Mango. They all cost the same price, £13. I feel that this is quite a high price given the size of the pot but the body shop frequently have sales when you can pick up the body butters at a reduced price.
The Body butters are designed to 'keep your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated for up to 24 hours'. They are packaged in a plastic shallow tub with screw top lid. Each pot contains 200 ml of body butter.
The satusma version has a zingy, invigorating satsuma fragrance which I love. I find it really uplifting and love to use it in the morning as it so fresh and revitalising. The butter is lovely and rich and feels luxurious to use. It is much thicker than a body lotion and requires scooping from the pot. However, it is quickly absorbed and leaves my skin feeling fantastic. It contains shea butter for moisturising (sourced via the community fair trade initiative) which results in my skin feeling smooth and nourished. This feeling tends to last all day although I'm not sure whether it lasts the promised 24 hours! The fragrance also lingers on the skin, especially if you are using the rest of the satsuma products.
The body shop sell a range of products to compliment this body butter. In the matching fragrance you can also purchase shower gel, soap, hand cream and cleansing gel, body mist and various other products.
In summary, this is a great product but I would only recommend it if you like super fruity fragrances. If not, I would recommend trying one of the more neutral body butters such as shea or vitamin E. Despite loving the product, I still think that 13 pounds is a little too expensive so have deducted one dooyoo heart because of this.
My love of the Body Shop goes right back to when I was a teenager when it was one of the few brands I could afford to buy. I have always bought body butters because they are simply the best thing to moisturise skin especially if it is feeling drier than it should.
The Satsuma body butter goes really well with the other Satsuma products and I use it when I want the uplifting citrus fragrance of Satsuma to completely cover my skin.
The body butter is essentially a really thick moisturiser that feel thick and luxurious and is much thicker than normal body lotions are. It is great for dry skin and also for putting on skin after shaving to sooth it and put some moisture back in it. It is made from Shea butter with Satsuma oil to fragrance it and the result is a gorgeous smelling body butter that scents skin for hours after applying it. I can putthis on my legs after shaving and I can still smell it at hours later. I love the Satsuma smell when I want something zingy and uplifting and even when the weather is rainy outside this cheers me up and makes me think of summer.
The body butter is lovely to apply and it actually does feel like whipped butter because it is so thick and creamy. You only need a little bit at a time because it is so rich and too much of it can make skin feel a bit greasy. A little bit is all that is needed to completely moisturise and hydrate skin and leave it feeling soft and supple.
I only tend to use this when my skin is feeling extra dry or in the winter as it is a little bit thick and heavy feeling in summer when I prefer something a bit lighter but it really does work to help cocoon my skin in moisture and protect it from the elements and the drying effects of central heating.
I do think that all the body butters from the Body Shop are quite expensive and this one is no exception as it costs 13.00 for a 200ml pot but I have to say that there is no comparison when you compare it to cheaper body lotions as it is much better quality and it does feel worth spending the extra money on this instead as it works so well and smells so good.
I have been a fan of the body shop for a long time and have recently got back into shopping there again, especially for gifts. When a friend asked for the satsuma body butter and i went to get it i fell in love with the smell so had to get myself one too!
The body butter comes in a large screw lid tub, although i do believe you can get mini ones also. For a large tub you are looking at paying around £10 although they are always on offer especially around christmas so its well worth keeping an eye out. You can also buy online and there are usally discount codes floating around too.
The actual body butter is lovely and thick so it makes scooping it out easy and not too messy. You do not need alot of product to cover your body as a little of this goes a long way. It feels really lovely on the skin and sinks in fairly quickly leaving your skin feeling lovely and soft and thoroughly moisturised. I always use this straight out the bath or shower so it locks in all the moisture from there too and leaves me silky smooth.
The scent is the best thing about this body butter, is soooo gorgeous and really refreshing. The scent lingers as well so you smell like a satsuma for a good while after especially if you use the shower gel too!
Overall i adore this product and it is one of my favourite body butters on the market. It makes a perfect gift for somebody too, i know i would love to get given it!
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!
Scoop out with your fingers and massage into your skin, as often as required /