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The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Butter
Member Name: cyberem78
The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Butter
Date: 14/04/13, updated on 14/04/13 (31 review reads)
Advantages: Moisturises deeply but feels light and refreshing. Smells beautiful.
Disadvantages: Bit pricey at it's original price.
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!
Summary: A lovely fresh fragrance and an effective moisturiser.
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