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I really like The Body Shop, especially as there are always discounts and voucher codes. When there's a good one, I stock up. I also love the way that they produce whole ranges of a particular scent.
Recently I've been using a whole range of products called Sweet Lemon. I'm not usually a fan of citrus, but the lemon here is more like sweet lemon tart than straight citrusy lemon. The range is packaged in cheery yellow and looks very appealing.
The body butter comes in the traditional Body Shop packaging, a round screw-top tub which is pale yellow. The packaging design means that it is easy to get every scrap of product out of the tub, and be careful about how much you use. The product is pale yellow in colour, very thick, and designed for normal to dry skin.
The body butter has a very pleasant sweet lemon scent. It contains Community Fair Trade shea butter which is a very effective moisturiser. The product is a bit heavy for daily use, but I like to use it in the evening after my bath to give my skin a luxurious treat.
I suffer from dry skin so this body butter really is great. It melts into my skin and leaves it soft and smooth right up until the next day. I can also smell the lovely lemony scent on my skin.
I definitely recommend this Sweet Lemon body butter - it's a great addition to the range.
The Body Shop Sweet Lemon is a bit of a rediscovery for me as it is something that I had tried years ago and although I remember liking it I can't remember being all that impressed but a couple of months ago I bought the soap in the sale for next to nothing and absolutely loved the fragrance so had to treat myself to the rest of the range when I got paid.
My favourite in the range is of course the body butter as I love all the body butters. I usually only use them in winter because I find them a bit heavy on my skin in summer but the Sweet Lemon fragrance is absolutely perfect for the summer and I am planning on taking a tub with me on holiday to make sure my skin has been completely moisturised after being on the beach all day.
The Sweet Lemon body butter costs £13 for a 200ml tub and although I think this is expensive I can't say that I don't think it is worth it as I have tried a lot of body butters over the years and the Body shop is still the best place to get them as they are such good quality.
This one contains a mix of cocoa butter and different oils and I can't say enough good things about just how well it moisturises my skin and leaves it feeling super soft and smooth. It also leaves my skin lovely and silky to the touch. It melts in to my skin and doesn't leave a horrible greasy residue. If I am fake tanning then exfoliating and using the body butter on my skin really prepares it well and makes sure that I am so well moisturised that the tan never goes on greasy. If I ever have any dry patched then I know that this will take care of it and smooth them out. The moisturised feeling lasts for ages after using it too.
The best thing about this particular butter though is the smell. I have only started using the range for a few weeks but it is gorgeous. It is so fresh and the citrus smell of the sweet lemon is really modern and something that I love. I love citrus smells anyway and this is the perfect balance between sweet and sharp. I love to use all the range together so that I can be sure of smelling strongly of the fragrance and when I layer the products together I don't even need to wear perfume as it fragrances my skin so strongly.
This body butter and the whole range comes really highly recommended by me and I am glad I have rediscovered it as it is something that I plan on using a lot during the warm weather (if we ever get any) as I think it is absolutely perfect for the summer months.
I originally bought this as a gift for someone's birthday but curiosity got the better of me and I ended up opening it to try it! I've used a few of the Body Shop Body Butters before and I really like the pampering experience they provide. They sell a huge range of different varieties of butters and I really liked the sound of this 'sweet lemon' formula.
The product comes in a bright yellow plastic tub. You can buy this in a 200ml tub which is usually priced at £13. If you buy in store expect to pay this amount. If you buy online though the brand often do promotions which mean you can get this at vastly reduced prices. I certainly advise buying online if you can.
The tub design is lovely. The lid has a decorative label showing the brand logo on a massive lemon. The lemon looks like it's painted rather than real and it is really pretty and exotic looking. It makes me think of sunny climates and acres of fruit orchards.
There is also a label (with a peel back section) on the bottom of the tub. This label is printed in multiple languages . The top part basically says that the product is unsuitable to eat! This might sound silly but when you smell the butter you will realise why they've issued such a warning! There is also a QR code on the label. Peeling back the top part reveals more information about the product including full ingredients, contact information and some interesting facts about the formula and the source of the ingredients.
I feel quite good about buying at the Body Shop. They are against animal testing and they also make sure that some of their main ingredients are community fair trade ingredients. Some of the ingredients are also organic, so better for the environment. In this particular body butter there are many special ingredients. These include shea butter and cocoa butter from Ghana, organic soya oil, grape seed oil, Brazil nut oil and lemon seed oil which is especially for dry skin.
All the Body Shop body butters I've tried in the past have provided an intense moisturising experience so I expected this to be similar. The butters are usually very thick and great for use in the colder weather. I was surprised and pleased to see that this Sweet Lemon butter is slightly more gooey than the butters I've used before. The slightly sloppier consistency means it feels a little lighter and is easier to apply. The butter is a pale yellow colour and is very creamy and soft. It has the texture of whipped cream blended with butter. It melts to the touch when your fingertips are warm. It's easy to pick up the cream on your fingertips without really needing to dig into the cream with your nails.
The cream is really easy to apply. It doesn't require much rubbing in before it sinks into the skin. It can be used all over the body except for on the face. I like to apply it to my chest, arms and legs in the morning and on also on my feet before bedtime. The cream has an instant effect on skin, softening it and causing it to feel healthy and hydrated. It takes away any scaly feelings and any rough patches. The butter provides a deep moisturising experience but doesn't feel at all heavy on my skin. The butter provides long lasting hydration too - I don't need to reapply throughout the day.
The butter has a really lovely natural fragrance. I was a bit worried about the scent as lots of household cleaning sprays are fragranced with lemon but it is nothing like that. This is a delicate but zesty fragrance that invigorates my senses and makes me feel summery and bright. The smell reminds me of lemon meringue pie which is why they probably issue that 'do not consume' warning! Delicious! I really love to smell this butter on myself after application. It makes me feel clean and fresh.
Overall this is the perfect body butter for this time of year and going into summer. It has a fresh, lively fragrance that makes me feel alive and happy. It provides a rich moisturising experience but also feels light enough to make me skin feel comfortable and breathable in the warm spring weather.
This is definitely a body butter I'd buy again and would be happy to buy as gifts (assuming I can keep my hands of them!). This has become my new favourite!
This review is also published on Ciao!
This is my favourite body butter. I love Body Shop products and anything sweet and so this is a brilliant combination.
Whenever I am in the Body Shop I cannot resist smelling what they have on offer and usually end up buying lots of things. The Body Shop use ethical products so it's always nice to buy from them. They often send me offers through the post too so it's always very tempting to buy more.
This Body Butter comes in a round tub and the lid unscrews but is sometimes difficult to put back on as it's big and I sometimes struggle with my fingers. The butter itself is really dense like a proper butter is. I scoop it out with my fingers and then apply it to my skin. It kind of melts onto your body as warms up. It's really nice and smooth.
The first thing I notice is the smell as it's so lovely. It is of sweet lemons, it is really crisp and lovely, it is mouth watering! It smells very natural too, not falsely sweet like some beauty products can.
The result of this is really nice soft skin. The smell lingers a little but not dramatically so it is nice and subtle which I really like. My skin feels really soft and smooth, I like to use it when my skin is dry as it helps to hydrate it.
I really rate this body butter, you don't need to use much so it lasts a long while. Really great body butter.
Bodyshop have often got glitch items on their website and being a member of a money saving site I often find out about them, last October there was a glitch and from it I decided I would finally treat myself to a body butter as I had read many reviews about how good they were but I wasn't willing to shell out full price to find out if I liked them or not.
The product is one of Bodyshops own and so you can only buy it direct from them or one of their representatives, we have a rep that comes into work so I use her to find out what items I like and then wait for an offer email from Bodyshop to get the items at a better price, once you have bought from Bodyshop online you get loads of offer emails so I never have to actually wait very long. The product costs £13 for a 200ml tub which is actually a pretty decent price as the butters are really lovely, so far I have tried peach, lemon, strawberry and cherry and will be looking for another one shortly as I like having a choice of fragrance.
The body butter comes in a yellow plastic tub with a screw top cap on it, on the lid there is a sticker which names the product and the name of the company along with a picture of 2 lemons. The packaging is rather bright so it would easily jump out at you from the collection, on the rear of the tub there is a label which peels back to give you the details for the company along with a list of ingredients which I never pay attention to but of course it would be useful if you had an allergy.
Inside the tub is a lovely lemon coloured cream which is really thick, the smell of lemons is pretty strong and unfortunately I find it reminds me of cleaning products which I am not so keen on. The butter is so thick you can literally dip your finger in it and it will cling to your skin, I really like the thickness of the butter as it means you are not pouring or scooping it and ending up using too much of the product.
The butter rubs into the skin really well and doesn't leave the skin damp or greasy and seems to dry just about instantly, my skin feels really soft after using the butters and my skin feels nourished which is great, since using the butters I have no dry patches at all apart from on my hands which is another issue entirely.
I love the body butters but would only mark this one as a 4 rather than a 5 as the smell reminds me of cleaning products which is a shame as usually I like lemon scents. As with all products the body butters are not tested on animals which is a huge bonus for me as I am an animal lover. My skin is left feeling great after using this product as with all the butters I have tried so far so would rate the product itself and recommend everyone tried at least one of the body butters available, I can't wait to choose my next one.
I got a huge gift set last Christmas which was full of The Body Shop's range of lemon scented skin care products.
This included a full sized the lemon body butter, which is currently my favourite body butter out of the many that I have the body butter retails at about £12 which is the average price for a body butter from The Body Shop.
I do think that this is quite expensive seeing as places like Superdrug sell body butters for nearly £10 less, but I think that it's worth paying that bit more because the ingredients are more natural and the body butter smells more natural and feels very luxurious as it has got a rich, creamy texture.
The packaging is bright yellow and the lid screw on and off so its easy to open. As soon as its open the lemon smell hits my nostrils, it smells amazing and really summery. It is obviously a citrusy scent and it smells just like sweet, fresh lemonade or lemon icing.
It smells completely natural and good enough to eat, without making me smell like food! The smell does linger on my skin but it smells more like a perfumey kind of fragrance rather than like I've rubbed lemon flavoured icing all over myself!
The body butter is suitable for all skin types, but its very thick so I'd say its best suited to dry to very dry skin as its quite an intensive moisturiser which is great because I get dry patches on my elbows and knees in the winter.
Even though its thick it doesn't feel like a thick layer on my skin because it melts into my skin when I rub it in, it does take a bit of rubbing in but no more than any other body lotion or body butter. It leaves my skin feeling really moisturised and it instantly gets rid of any dry bits.
I'd definitely recommend this body butter, it smells gorgeous and is very moisturising. While it is quite expensive I do think it is worth it. A tub lasts for a while too and mine lasted for about 2 months before it ran out and I used it most days.
I just love the Body Shop and I am often visiting their store or website spending too much money on their products. I like trying out their new products but I also have some firm favorites which I keep going back too time and time again. I especially love their body butters and am reviewing one of my favorites today, the Sweet Lemon body butter. It seems I am not alone in my love for this product, as it is one of The Body Shop's best sellers.
The Body Shops Sweet Lemon Body Butter comes in a bright yellow tub, with a screw on lid. A circular sticker on the lid shows the brand logo and the product name along with a picture of two juicy looking yellow lemons. A sticker on the bottom gives general information and a list of ingredients. Instructions for use are also given which suggest patting some of the butter onto the skin and then simply massaging in. This product has a shelf life of twelve months.
As with all Body Shop products, this body butter has not been tested on animals. The Shea Butter is fairtrade.
The body butter itself is bright yellow in colour and of a thick creamy consistency. It has a very strong sweet citrus fragrance with a hint of the shea butter. I hate synthetic fragrances but am happy to report that this product smells pretty natural and fresh. In fact, I absolutely love it! It smells great whilst applying to the skin and lingers for a good few hours.
A little goes a long way with with this product, so I advise only using a small amount. When first applied to the body it is a little greasy so its not great for using when in a hurry. I find that it takes couple of minutes to sink in and it leaves behind no sticky residue. After using the body butter my skin is left super soft and well moisturised.
I think this body butter would be well suited to those like myself with a "normal" skin type, but those with dry skin would certainly feel the benefits of this product too. Its quite long lasting too, Obviously depending on how often and how much you use.
It currently costs £13.00 for a 200ml tub, although it is worth noting that I don't believe I have ever paid full price for it as more often than not it is discounted or part of some sort of offer. In fact the one I currently have was free as I spent over a specific amount in store one day.
The sweet lemon body butter can be bought in most Body Shop stores and on their website (delivery charges may apply)
200ml - £13.00
This flavour of body butter is one of the more recent additions to the Body Shop range, it is only a couple of years old at the most, and is one of my personal favourites. It has quite a zingy fresh scent when you open the tub, but with creamy undertones, so that it smells like a lemon dessert. I find that most of the Body Shop butters smell good enough to eat.
It is meant for normal to dry skin and is of quite a thick consistency, almost solid but with a soft squidgy feel to it. I use it on the areas that get a little dry, such as my feet, knees and elbows. You only need a small amount of the butter and then massage it into your skin. It absorbs quite quickly and leaves your skin feeling softer and with a slight lemony scent that lasts for a few hours. I normally use it at night time so that it doesn't conflict with my daytime perfume.
I know that the Body Shop have recently redesigned the packaging and upped the price by 50p to £13 for the 200ml variety, but I haven't paid full price for any of my body butters and I have bough almost all of the flavours over time. They regularly have them on at either buy one get one free or just half price in both the store or online. Whilst this is still quite expensive, it makes them comparable price wise with other brands. Occasionally they have them reduced on line to £3, but that is rare. You can also pick them up on Ebay cheaper, but you risk buying old stock. If you buy a Love Your Body card for £5 you get a further 10% off all purchases and in the month of your birthday you get £5 off anything you fancy.
There are other items in the Sweet Lemon range, including lip butter, body scrub, shower gel, body lotion, beautifying oil and gift sets - the gift set is currently reduced, but has the old style designs on the pots.
Despite the price I am giving this 5 stars because I love the product.
I'm a huge fan of body butters, particularly ones from The Body Shop. They always seem to be of high quality and smell absolutely beautiful. This particular body butter was one which I bought quite some time ago but, due to having a massive collection of body butters, have only recently started using. I believe I bought this from The Body Shop's website when there was some sort of promotion on and I decided to treat myself to a new body butter which I had yet to try. At full price this 200ml pot costs £12.50 but their website has so many offers on so frequently that I don't think I've ever paid full price for one of their body butters!
The body butter comes in a solid yellow plastic circular pot with matching screw on lid. The lid contains a background picture of a couple of fresh lemons yet to be picked with 'sweet lemon body butter' written around the image. The Body Shop's green logo appears smack bang in the middle of this picture and we are told this body butter contains lemon seed oil and fairtrade cocoa butter and is suitable for normal/dry skin. The bottom of the pot contains a separate sticker which tells us this hasn't been tested on animals, directions on how to use and a very lengthy ingredients list. As with the all The Body Shop body butters the pot this is contained in is sturdy, the lid never comes off and is easy to unscrew and screw back on and, because of it's shape, it's very easy to access every last bit of this body butter.
Upon unscrewing the lid of this pot I'm greeted by a lovely pale yellow cream whilst a beautiful and sweet lemon scent is wafted in my direction which is most appealing to me. The scent in the pot is actually quite subtle and mild which I did find to be a little disappointing. This disappointment quickly vanished when I actually applied the product though.
You apply this body butter in the same way you would apply any body butter. Just massage a bit into dry and clean skin and let your skin soak it up. The body butter is quite thick with a creamy consistency which my skin absorbs immediately. I simply run my fingers across the top of the cream and then massage into my arms, legs, chest and stomach after showering. I don't find I need a lot of this product either and I typically find a 200ml pot of body butter from The Body Shop lasts me around ten months although that is due to the fact I don't stick to the same one until it's all gone and I probably only apply this once a fortnight, sometimes even less. If I were to use this daily, or thereabouts, until the pot was emptied I still estimate I'd get a good two or three months out of each pot.
The scent of this body butter really comes to life when it's being applied to the skin. The lemon scent becomes much stronger and is clearly detectable. I do find that some lemon scented beauty products tend to smell like cleaning products although this certainly isn't the case here. In fact this scent reminds me of lemon drizzle cake, really sweet and citrus like. Not bitter in the slightest and it certainly doesn't smell like it should be poured down my toilet! Furthermore, the scent of this lingers on the skin for hours and remains clearly detectable. It really does leave you smelling good enough to eat! I usually apply this in the evening not long before I go to bed and can still smell it when I wake up the following morning which is lovely to wake up to.
And if that beautiful scent wasn't enough, this leaves my skin feeling hydrated, smooth and soft too. There's not a dry patch on my body when I've been using this and it adds moisture into all areas of the skin instantly. It doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy or clogged up, just smooth as a babies bum and smelling divine.
On occasions where I've ran out of foot cream I've even applied this to my feet and slept in my moisture socks and it works really well! Even my ridiculously hard skin on my heels is left softened and it's amazing to feel the difference this makes overnight. Plus it makes a nice change to have a fruity scent on my feet rather than the same old menthol and mint scent all foot creams seem to share.
All in all, I cannot fault this product in anyway. It leaves skin soft and moisturised to more than adequate standards whilst leaving a long lasting fresh, fruity and sweet citrus scent on the body. I firmly believe £12.50 is a completely acceptable price to charge for this product given how wonderful it is but, as I say, look out for offers on The Body Shop website and you'll more often than not be able to get it much cheaper! If you love this scent as much as me then you'll be pleased to know there are many products in this Sweet Lemon range which work really well for layering this scent. I've certainly got a Sweet Lemon gift box of my Christmas list this year!
A while ago for my birthday, I was given a large collection of things from the Body Shop, one of them being a set which contained Lemon Body Butter. I never really bothered with using Body Butter before, but seeing as it smelt so nice, I soon got addicted to using it.
I always liked the Body Shop itself and have used their products before, in fact I prefer them to Lush most of the time. They don't test on animals and this Body Butter is no exception which is always quite nice to know. Also, my skin tends to be a bit weird and decide to come out in rashes whenever something new is put on it, but the Body Shop is the exception to this as their products seem to suit weird skin quite a lot!
As this was a gift, I am not sure what this cost as part of a set, but my birthday comes at around sale time so I think it must have been around £10 in conjuction with the shower set. However, it can also be bought either in store or online for the price of £5 for a really well sized tub. There seem to be a lot of offers with the Body Shop around at some time or another so it may be worth waiting for one of these to pop up and get it even cheaper.
The packaging is definitely an advantage to this body butter as it was well designed and really colourful. I am a bit of an addict in collecting colourful bottles and tubs and displaying them on my beauty products shelf, so this really was a nice addition. The body butter comes in a large pot with a lid which you unscrew, I'm glad to say it didn't have the problem of having the lid not screw on well and have all the butter fall out to!
The product itself definitely sticks with the Body Shop's way of making great quality products. The texture wasn't too thick or slimy, and didn't make my skin feel at all greasy which my friends told me some body butters do. The scent reminds me of all the other products available in that it has a really strong and fresh lemon smell to it which stays with you for quite a bit. It says it is supposed to have 24 hour hydration for your skin, and this has been the case for me.
I've been using this body butter for 4 months now and have used it every 3 days or so and it hasn't run out yet, so it definitely is worth your money as you only need to use a little bit for it to go a long way. I tend to use it after getting out the shower and it has made my skin feel much softer than before. I also haven't had the problem of it not absorbing on my skin like some people have had, and found that it didn't leave a sticky feeling.
Below is a list of the ingredients contained within it:
Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, PEG-100 Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cyclohexasiloxane, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Seed Oil, Lanolin Alcohol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Limonene, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Citral, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Caramel, Yellow 5.
I really enjoyed this product and have to say that using body butters has become a slight addiction of mine since someone bought this one for me and that I've worked up quite a collection of them. However, this one is definitely my favourite due to its great smell and the fact that it really does moisturise your skin well.
I recieved this product as a gift part as a gift set from The Body Shop. The whole package looked awesome and I couldn'twait to try the whole range out.
When I tested this product, I used it after the Sweet Lemon Body Scrub.
This cute, 50ml, pocket size yellow tube contains the picture of sweet lemons- which is exactly what it smells like!
Once the lid is screwed off, the product inside is a magnolia colour and looks like it's whipped up like real butter!
The smell is a strong sweet lemon scent (hence the name) but it can be too strong if you have a sensitive nose.
-How it works-
To apply this product, sweep a small amount and massae over body after showering- or for even better results use after the sweet lemon body scrub.
Once the product is on skin, massage in circular movements until absorbed. This will give your skin a nice shiney smooth look with a healthy glow.
You can buy this product from The Body Shop at around £5 for a 50ml tub or £12.50 for a 200ml tub. If you hold a "Love Your Body" card from The Body Shop, you can get 10 percent off.
This product is suitable for normal/ dry skin and it has not been tested on animals.
Sweet Lemon Body Butter is made in the UK
I purchased this body butter as I love everything lemon!
The body butter is a light yellow colour and it smells very citrusy. It does smell of lemon but it also has an added "kick" to it. It's certainly a very uplifting and invigorating scent. I love it!
The butter is easy to apply to the skin. It has a similar consistency to real butter and it can be used at any time, although I prefer to use it after a bath or shower. The butter is easy to apply to the skin and it soaks in quickly. It doesn't feel greasy on the skin and it doesn't leave the skin feeling tacky either.
The butter is very moisturising. It's perfect for my dry skin. The butter also soothes the skin and it helps to protect the skin. The moisturising effect of the body butter lasts all day and it doesn't leave a nasty residue on your skin after use. It can be used on sunburnt skin too.
If you do wish to remove the butter from your skin it just rinses off in the shower. The butter lasts ages as a little goes a long way and it hasn't been tested on animals. The butter is also made with natural lemon oils that give it it's beautiful citrus scent. It isn't made with any synthectic fragrances and you can rest assured that it's excellent quality.
I got a set of Sweet Lemon products from The Body Shop when I was in Leipzig about six months ago but had forgotten about this body butter until I found it at home just a few days ago. I reviewed the scrub several months ago and did not recommend it at all, due to it running out very quickly and being far too oily, but that does not mean that the rest of the range are not good quality items.
== Sweet Lemon Body Butter ==
This, as is unsurprising from the name, a body butter that is sweet lemon flavoured. Body butters are thick body moisturisers, which have a consistency more of butter than the whipped gloop feel that other moisturisers have. I always associate the Body Shop with their fruit or nut scented body butters and although I don't often buy them, the Body Shop is usually where I go to if I want something like this.
== Smell ==
This body butter smells basically the same as the other products in the range: slightly citrusy but with a sweet overtone. Lemony products are often quite tangy but due to this being sweet lemon, the citrus kick isn't really present in this scent. Instead this butter smells lovely and sweet and it is a very pleasant smell. The scent lingers for a short while on application but it is not overwhelming or off-putting, but rather a subtle smell.
== Use ==
This body butter is easy to apply: you scoop up a small amount of the butter and rub it into your skin. It absorbs easily and does not leave any grease or residue on the surface of your skin. Applying this butter could not be easier and you don't need to use anything else other than your hand.
== What I Think ==
I have to say that I like this body butter. The smell is very nice and it absorbs easily in to the skin. The moisturising effect is also decent, with my skin feeling softer and nicer after having used it. The only real complaint I have with this butter is, like with the scrub, it does not last a very long time. The butter I got in the set is only 50ml, whereas a full size one that you would buy separately contains 200ml, but my small pot wouldn't last very long at all if I used it on my whole body every day. I imagine that the small pot would only do two or three full body applications, which means that even the full size one would only do ten times or so. This would be fine for a cheap body moisturiser, but at £12.50 for 200ml, this does not represent fantastic value for money. If you only use it on certain body parts or not all the time, however, it will last a lot longer and so be better value for money. I would consider this as more of a luxury item as opposed to a daily body moisturiser.
== Conclusion ==
This is a great body butter with a lovely smell, but I would recommend it to be more of a luxury item. As such, it would make a brilliant present for someone either on its own or as part of a set with the scrub and shower gel. At its price, it's by no means one of the cheapest on the market, but it is very nice and definitely one to pamper yourself with.
I got this after trying the Body Shop Lemon body scrub and absolutely loving the smell. So I assumed this would smell similar and went ahead and ordered the big pot. It was £12.50 for the 200ml tub, which is quite expensive but having tried the papaya body butter before I trusted it would be worth it.
It comes in a big pastel yellow tub with a screw lid. It has a big circular label on the lid with a background images of 2 lemons with leaves and green writing around the edge. It also features the Body Shop logo in green in the centre of the label. The packaging was exactly as I would expect from Body Shop, bright fruity looking and most importantly natural looking.
I was really excited when this arrived and the first thing I wanted to know was how it smelt. Unfortunately I was slightly disappointed with the smell...the matching body scrub had smelt very fruity and also nice and sweet - whereas this smelt a bit more artificial and reminded me more of a manmade lemon fragrance than natural real lemon smell. It also wasn't as sweet as I expected and even smelt very slightly floral. On the plus side it didn't smell of lemon cleaning products which was a relief!!
Overall the smell is pleasant enough but just a bit disappointing in comparison to the body scrub. The smell is quite strong so wouldn't be suitable for anyone who prefers a subtle smell and I can imagine it would irritate sensitive/problem skin.
The butter is yellow in colour which I really liked and although it is very thick it melts into the skin beautifully. For this reason it is really easy to spread over the skin and it sinks in very quickly. My skin immediately felt hydrated after using it and remained moisturised for the rest of the day. It doesn't leave skin feeling greasy and I can always get dressed immediately after using it. The scent, despite being a bit disappointing, also lasted well on my skin.
Another plus side to its melting texture is that only a small amount is required so the tub is lasting really well, which justifies the high price slightly.
This is a good quality body butter which is easy to use and has great moisturising effects on the skin. However I wouldn't rush to buy it again as the smell was a bit of a let down and not as fruity as I would have liked.
A good thick moisturiser is a necessity and I really like the Body Shop Body Butters. I was shopping a few months ago and decided to treat myself to a new body butter. As it was Summer I opted for something a little lighter and fresher than my usual choice of Shear butter and decided on the Lemon flavour.
*Price and availability*
As it is one of their best selling products; the Body shop sell one of their body butters every three seconds, it is widely available in all their stores. It costs £12.50 for a 200ml tub or two for £15.00. It is silly not to buy two really and if you don't want the other one, it always makes a great gift for someone.
Now, as a regular body shop body butter user, I find that the lemon one is not as thick as one of the others. Some of the other body shop butters are, as the name suggests as thick as butter. This is nt so and could be put in a squeezy bottle it is that fluid. I was a little disappointed with the consistency, however the delicious scent more than made up for it!
The subtle smell of fresh zesty lemons is wonderfully refreshing and is the perfect companion for the summer. It is not overly powerful though and once you apply it, the scent disappears pretty quickly. This is a bit disappointing really as I was hoping that I'd smell fresh and lemony all day.
The butter goes on really smooth and it does feel thoroughly hydrating for my skin. At first it feels slightly greasy on the skin but it soaks in quickly and gives the skin a nice sheen without it feeling sticky. I have used this on sun burnt skin and found it wonderfully soothing and cooling. It stopped my arms peeling too so always a bonus! The body shop claim that this product will moisturise the skin for up to 24 hours, I do not find this the case and always apply moisturiser day and night. I seem to have really dry skin and I like a good moisturising session after the shower!
I must say that I was disappointed with this one. I was so excited to try the flavour and was hoping that people would come up to me and tell me that I smelt wonderful and ask what it is; alas this was not the case! I think that I would probably not buy this again; there are plenty of other flavours that I prefer more.