Product Type: The Body Shop Body Care
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The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter
Member Name: helenc72
The Body Shop Satsuma Body Butter
Advantages: Moisturises, sinks into skin very well, distinctive scent, nice tub
Disadvantages: Satsuma scent is a bit too fruity and sweet for me
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.
Summary: A good Body Shop body butter but not my favourite scent
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