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I received some vouchers for one of my favourite stores, The Body Shop, a few weeks before Christmas and decided to treat myself to some of the lovely products from my favourite ranges in store. I particularly like The Body Shop's Vitamin E range and ended up buying several items from this range, with this review outlining my experience of trying the Vitamin E Body Butter.
I do have quite a big collection of The Body Shop's various butters, but have a tendency to buy those that are fruit-scented as this is often my preference. I do really like the scent of the Vitamin E products too, however, so was keen to try the Butter from this range.
The normal purchase price for all of The Body Shop's Body Butters is £13 for the large tub which is a generous 200ml in size. This may sound expensive, but in my experience these large tubs tend to last for a really long time as only a little of the product is required with each use. I do feel that the purchase price is justified, but tend to stock up on my favourites from The Body Shop during sale times and promotions.
The packaging, as with all The Body Shop's Butters, is quite unique and attractive. Comprising of a flat, round tub, the lid can be screwed off quite easily, with little effort required on my part. I do find that the packaging is sturdy and robust, although it's never posed any problem for me to use even though my hands will often be stiff and sore. The Body Shop usually colour their Butters' tubs to correspond with the fragrance of its enclosed Butter, and in the Vitamin E variety the plastic tub is coloured in a pretty pale pink shade which allows it to co-ordinate with the rest of the Vitamin E range. The product looks pretty and feminine, and I think it would make a lovely gift.
The butter itself is gloriously thick, and it looks extremely attractive nestled in its tub, thanks to its glossy, shiny appearance and smooth texture. Its thick consistency is evident even before it is removed from the tub, and the product is not at all runny. The Butter looks completely luxurious and extremely soft and it's delicate scent smells quietly refreshing whilst being soft and understated. I do think the product's aroma is quite 'soap-like' initially, and I like its 'delicate' feel as this makes the product feel perfectly suitable for use first thing in the morning when I am still half asleep, or indeed, at night-time before bed.
I do like the feel of the Butter on my skin, and even though it is quite thick, I don't think I've ever encountered any difficulties with smoothing the product over my skin. The application of the Vitamin E Butter really only takes a couple of moments, with the Butter's thick texture feeling surprisingly 'light' in comparison to some of the other Body Butter products that I own; occasionally, these have a 'slicked' feeling when the product is smoothened over the skin, but this has never been an issue here, with the Vitamin E Butter feeling soft and gentle as it touches my skin.
I can almost feel my thirsty, dry skin 'drink' up the moisturising balm as it is spread over the skin's surface. The Butter feels deliciously cool too, and rather 'silky' in its texture which gives a luxurious, sumptuous feel that is lacking in other body butter products from other brands that I have used in the past.
There is no greasiness evident from the Vitamin E Butter, nor does it feel 'tacky' on the skin's surface. True, I find it's thick texture means that it takes a little longer to become fully absorbed, particularly when compared to a lighter, thinner body 'lotion' type product.
The end result is worth waiting for, however...... the best things really DO come to those who wait!
As the Vitamin E Butter sinks into the skin, I find it's delicate, 'powdery' aroma has taken on a little more 'body' than it contained initially; this feels extremely pleasant, with the soap-like scent at the product's core whispering just the right amount of perfume, so it never feels over-bearing or too strong. This lingers on the skin delicately for a short time after the product has absorbed into the skin, and I can still detect a faint whisper on the skin's surface into the day, until it becomes so faint that I struggle to find it.
In my opinion, the Vitamin E Body Butter performs with excellence, taking care of any dryness or slightly 'rough' patches that were evident before; I find too that those stubborn areas at my knees and elbows are smoothened quite easily with continued use of the butter, so much so that you might question whether they were previously there at all. In addition, my upper arms are prone to extreme dryness, and will become itchy and dry easily. These issues have been 'quenched' heartily, almost to the point of removing them altogether, thanks to the rich, deep, moisturisation properties found from within the rich Body Butter.
The rest of my skin feels wonderfully soft, being what I would probably describe as 'baby soft'.... and this really was evident after only one or two applications. The real test of any Body Butter's 'power' is, in my view, its performance after continued use, and the Vitamin E Body Butter has proven its worth so much that I am able to 'skip' the occasional day without suffering anything in the way of dryness or roughness. This is evidence to me that the product's ingredients provide full and effective moisturisation of the skin, lasting extremely well and with an unbeatable end result... what more could you ask for?
As with all other skincare products that I have purchased from The Body Shop in the past, I have suffered nothing in the way of irritation or aggravation to my sensitive skin. I do therefore recommend the product as being entirely suitable for use by those consumers who, like me, suffer with sensitive skin issues.
Taking everything into account, I do recommend the product wholeheartedly and I will definitely buy it again, finding that it offers a kind and gentler approach to achieving full moisturisation that my troublesome skin type really seems to appreciate.
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The product I am reviewing is The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Butter which is part of the Vitamin E range. I have been using products from the Vitamin E range for at least a year now and it's actually one of my favourite ranges at The Body Shop. I find this range really kind to my skin and it keeps my skin feeling and looking moisturised all the time, no matter the weather. The Vitamin E skincare range has been loved since 1977, and is still going strong today. If you are concerned about the damaging effects of the environment on your skin the Vitamin E range can help to protect against pollution, cigarette smoke and UVA/UVB rays. Their products are suitable for all skin types and help to protect the skin from premature ageing. I'm always treating myself to new beauty products from The Body Shop, especially when I get sent discount vouchers, which I recently did for 50% off everything so what better time to stock up on items than now. I probably did go a bit mad and ended up purchasing 3 different body butters, along with some beautifying oil and body lotions. I know this sounds a lot but it would keep me going for long time before I needed to stock up again. It saved me a lot of money purchasing the items now with the 50% off voucher as well.
I decided to get this particular body butter because my skin tends to feel a little dry during this time of the year due to the cold weather. Although some of the other body butters are good I always find the Vitamin E products really moisturising which is why I decided to give the body butter a go. The Vitamin E products all come in pale pink packaging so you can identify the range easily. The body butter comes in a round tub with a screw on lid. On the top of the lid is a picture of wheat as the product contains wheat germ oil and vitamin E. On the side of the tub which is made from plastic it tells you that this product is body butter. On the bottom of the tub is a round label which tells you a little about the product and lists the ingredients. It states that this product is not for facial use and it also tells you to store the product in a cool place. When you unscrew the lid it reveals the pale pink body butter which is glossy looking. There is also a refreshing light scent to the butter as well which I find pleasant and very fresh smelling.
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The Body Butter is only available in one size which is a 200ml tub. The product is priced at £13.00 which is around the same price as the other body butters. Although you can purchase this in store I always find that they have much better offers online and on The Body Shop webpage there are normally discount codes that you can use, which is why I always buy my products online rather than in store.
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Using the Product
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My skin has been feeling a little dry lately and is rather dry around the ankle area due to me having to wear a tubigrip a lot from an ankle injury I did around 2 months ago. Wearing the tubigrip has dried out this area of skin a little which means it has become slightly itchy. As the skin was only slightly dry I thought this product would do a good job of getting some moisture back into and also hopefully help with the appearance and feel of the dry skin. After having a shower I patted my skin dry with a towel and then got ready to apply the product to my skin. I used my fingertips to gently get some of the body butter out from the tub. The consistency and feel of the product is very different to the Cocoa Butter Body Butter and seems a lot smoother and not as thick. I think this product is more like a thick cream rather than a body butter.
As I applied the product to my skin it felt cooling a smooth against my skin. The product was easy to apply to my skin and left it looking moisturised and radiant. As I applied some more of the product to the rest of the body I could really smell the delicate, fresh scent which I found really refreshing along with the cool feel of the product on my skin. I actually applied the product before going to bed to after applying it to my body I decided to do my facial skincare routine which takes around 5mins, and then I would get dressed into my night clothes and get into bed. This was a good amount of time for the product to soak into my skin. I liked that the product didn't leave my skin feeling or looking greasy as some body lotions, butters and other products can do. My skin had a gorgeous light scent of the product and it felt smooth and soft and looked radiant. I was hoping that my skin would feel as smooth and soft the following morning when waking up.
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When waking up the following morning although the scent of the product on my skin had disappeared, my skin felt really smooth and soft. I wouldn't have said that my skin felt softer using this particular body butter than some others that I have previously used. As my skin felt soft and smooth it made me feel confidence and it made my skin look healthy and hydrated. It was a little disappointing that the smell hadn't lasted on my skin as I really liked the fresh scent of the product. The product definitely helped the slightly dry skin on and around my ankle where I have been wearing a tubi-grip. The skin didn't even appear to look dry now and instead it looks moisturised. I have been using this product over the course of a week and it has definitely helped to make my skin feel soft and smooth. I do have some slight eczema on the back of my knee's which can often get itchy and this product doesn't sting this area. The body butter actually feels quite soothing on the eczema and although it hasn't really helped the eczema as its not strong enough and I need to use a steroid cream on it doesn't irritate it either.
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When deciding to purchase this product I did have high hopes of it as I love the other Vitamin E products that I currently use. I have been impressed with the moisturisation it gives to my skin and I love that it's also gentle on my skin as well, especially drier areas. I love the pale pink colour of the packaging which makes it very girly and I would quite happily have this on display in the bathroom. As soon as I opened the tub I could see that this body butter was a totally different consistency to the Cocoa Butter one which I use on a regular basis. The Vitamin E body butter was glossier and was more like a thick cream.
I found the product pleasant to use and it was really easy to apply. It felt smooth on my skin and it also felt quite refreshing as well. I love the delicate, light fragrance that the product has and I love that it gives your skin a slight scent as well. I was impressed with how the product moisturises, although I'm not sure it's better that any of the other body butters. I would say it's probably on the same level at the Chocomania body butter. I do prefer the consistency of this body butter as I find it slightly easier and smoother to apply. In terms of value, the product costs the same as all the other body butters. I tend to stock up on these when I have discount or money off vouchers to use online as I really feel as though you get your money's worth then. I really enjoy using this product and I will be adding it to my favourites list.
(review also on ciao)
I love pampering myself with a good quality body butter. Being a nurse has taken its toll on my skin all over my body (not to mention my poor hands!) with the heating and air conditioning on at the same time I need to keep up with my exfoliation and body buttering routine! I like the body shop but sometimes their products are a hit and a miss, but you can't go wrong with a body butter, right?
Okay so for a 200ml pot it's £13, which is reeeally pricey in my eyes considering there are body butters out there that cost half the price for twice the quantity but its from the body shop which is already known for being rather on the pricey side! It's a beautiful light pink colour which instantly attracted me as I love the look of girly products, and its got a lovely neutral smell which is great if you're not into overpowering scents. My main issue with the packaging is that it's a dip pot which you need to scoop your hand into, I find this very unhygienic and would advise users to ensure your hands are nice and clean before using to prevent cross infection onto your skin!
The product had a real buttery texture that felt very luxurious! I tend to use my body products right after the shower so 1. It sinks in quicker 2. I get the full benefits of the product while my pores are more open and 3. I don't like to delay pyjama time! I found this product really had to rub in, I felt like I had to spend at least 2-3 minutes on each limb continually rubbing away the pink/white smears on my skin. At first I tried using smaller amounts but I got the same dilemma of spending ages trying to get it to sink in! After putting on my pyjamas I could smell my skin and it left a lovely fresh scent that wasn't overpowering but enough to make me feel relaxed and ready for bed. Aside from the lovely smell, my skin felt sticky and even when I woke up in the morning my skin still felt coated with the body butter and I felt like it still hadn't sunk in.
After using this product for just over a month, I was very impressed that 200ml lasted me so long considering how often I need to moisturise my skin! Unfortunately for me though I still had the problem of feeling like it wasn't absorbing which really put me off buying it again. As much as I desperately wanted this product to work, it just isn't for me! I would recommend this to users with severely dry skin, as I exfoliate and moisturise on a regular basis my skin isn't in 'crisis mode' but considering the texture and consistency of the product this might be more suited to tackle stretch marks, dry skin or other dermatological issues.
Years ago I was introduced to The Body Shop's Vitamin E range. I forget how, but I think someone bought me a gift set when I was in my late teens. I absolutely adored the products; they were effective, kind to my skin, soft smelling, left me feeling great and attractive, and my then-boyfriend couldn't understand how my hands were so soft all the time (Vitamin E hand cream, of course!).
But as this must have been in my student years I couldn't afford a regular indulgence of the Vitamin E range so in time I moved on to other products and for some daft reason only sporadically indulged in these favourites - the odd lip balm here or there, mostly because I have always found The Body Shop, whilst undeniably the proud seller of great products, to be a bit pricey.
Last Christmas my other half proved that men are actually capable of both listening and buying good presents. I helped him hunt out a Christmas gift for his sister, who I had never met - apparently she loved her beautifully soft, rich purple Accessorize scarf. But before we found that I took the poor lad on a tour of how to shop for women; among the places we visited was The Body Shop where I raved about the Vitamin E range. Luckily for me it wasn't his sister he was shopping for when he went back when I wasn't looking, and I got to unwrap the gift set from the range a few weeks later.
My gift set included a 200ml tub of the Body Butter, as well as the cleanser, toner and a small skin brush.
At present the Body Butter is available on TBS's website at £12.50 but as I write this the dying days of a promotional offer are still on - so you might be able to get it at 30% off if you're really quick!
Body Butters from TBS are, in all cases that I've tried, uniformally gorgeous. Each has a distinctive but high quality, good-enough-to-eat smell. They come in round, flat tubs in individual colours with screw lids.
The Vitamin E Body Butter comes in a rose-pink tub, with a label on top as with all the sister products. The colour of the tub reflects the soft pink colour of the product itself.
TBS Body Butters are all well named as they are butter-like in consistency. Therefore, when at room temperature they are like fairly firm butter, but when they meet the body warmth of your hands and skin they melt to provide a beautifully soothing and soft moisturising cream. Therefore you do sometimes have to be quite firm and dig out a little of the mixture but it will be a matter of moments before it softens into your skin.
I find that this product last very well; it doesn't take much to treat yourself to an all-over treat and whilst I only use my product sporadically (I use it as a treat and often use Palmers cocoa butter-based range as a "normal" moisturiser) I have to say that if you ever want to feel extra soft and moisturised this is the cream I always go back to. It doesn't leave you feeling greasy but I do notice the following day when I hop in the bath or shower than the product is still notable there and any residue washes off - so it offers a long lasting effect as well.
I often take this around with me in my wash bag (I travel a lot) and the packaging is robust and has shown no damage, let alone any danger of product leaking.
The scent of the product, unlike others in the range like Shea Butter and the citrus styles, is quite hard to define - I suppose it is technically a clinical scent (anyone who has read my Q-10 Nivea review will know I'm not keen on clinical smells!) but it is pleasant and in no way would I count this as a negative point - I love the way this smells on my skin.
I would also strongly recommend the hand cream and lip balm, but they can wait for another review when someone else hopefully treats me!
The Body Shop's website claims this product offers 24-hour moisture, leaves your skin smoother and softer, and has a buttery texture - all of these are thoroughly accurate.
In conclusion, this is my Body Butter of choice, beating all of the other ones I've tried from TBS and any I've tried elsewhere also. It's a great treat for my skin and makes me feel fantastic, and the Vitamin E treatment is absolutely brilliant and a credit to the firm that produce it.
The very first Body Shop opened in Brighton on 26 March 1976. They now have over 2,500 stores worldwide. It is billed as 'The original, natural and ethical beauty brand'. The five core Values of The Body Shop are as follows: Support Community Fair Trade, Defend Human Rights, Against Animal Testing, Activate Self-Esteem, and Protect Our Planet. You would be hard pressed not to fin a Body Shop store on your local high street!
The range of products is huge, with different scented moisturisers, perfumes, body spray and hand creams made such as Aloe, Tea Tree, Coconut and Seaweed. I do love going into The Body Shop and trying out all their products. There are always staff on hand to help and advise with any of their rages.
There tubs of Body Butter are one of their best sellers. At £12.50 for a 200ml tub, its not too bad, especially as it lasts so long a small amount goes a long way. There is often special offers on all their products, and if you purchase a Love Your Body Card for £5, you get 10% off all year, plus up to £20 worth of free products throughout the year, including a Birthday present!
I have the Vitamin E Body Butter. It comes in a pink round tub, just over 4cms high with a diameter of 10.5cm. It has a screw top lid.
When you remove the lid, the smell of the cream isn't obvious; it's not a highly scented cream as some of the others are. It just smells clean and fresh to me! The moisturiser is a light pink in colour. It is quite thick, and you only need to use a small amount. It is absorbed easily, and leaves you skin feeling incredibly smooth and looking healthy, with a slight sheen to it. I suffer from quite dry skin, especially in the winter, so during those months I use this cream all the time. It claims to provide 24 hydration for your skin, which I can quite believe, as it does leave my skin feeling smooth for a long time afterwards. It is great for all skin types.
The tub is great as you can ensure that you can get the last little bit out so there is definitely no wastage, but closing the lid can be a bit tricky when you have it on your hands.
According to the recycling information on the bottom, the tub is made of Polypropylene (PP) which apparently isn't widely recycled in the UK, but the number of facilities is increasing - you should check with your local authority.
The key ingredients are listed on the website as Vitamin E, Community Fair Trade shea butter, Wheatgerm oil and Almond Oil.
Also in the Vitamin E range you will find lip balm, hand cream, cleanser, toner, and a variety of other moisturisers for the face and body.
I would definitely recommend. I have a tub on my desk at work and colleagues often come and use it as hand cream as they all agree that it moisturises so well. Five stars for the Vitamin E cream from me!
During my yearly splurge in The Body Shop (if I did it more than once a year I'd have no rent money and would have to drop out of uni), I stocked up on products for myself and my Mum. As I got to the till, the cashier informed me "Woaah you haven't spent enough, come on spent £1.25 more and we'll give you a FREE body butter, come on it's vitamin E and it's lovely!" - well, it would have been rude not to. Normally this product (200ml) would set you back £12.50, so it wasn't a bad deal at all.
The Vitamin E range in The Body Shop comes in pale pink packaging so it's easy to spot. I am familiar with this range, as I bought some of the handcream last year. I have noticed that items from this range often appear in Beauty magazines, more recently including the Times beauty wishlist, so it is highly acclaimed from even the bigwigs.
"This sumptuous body butter contains a host of moisturising ingredients to leave the skin feeling divine and hydrated up to 24 hours."
Now, I must say that no product ever gets 24 hours to work on my skin as I shower at least once or twice in between that, however I do put moisturising products on my skin, particularly my hands and feet which are quite dry, overnight.
When you open the tub, you are greeted with a pale pink moisturising cream which appears solid but is quite light to the touch. Despite it being called "body butter" it is quite a light formula, and isn't at all greasy as you might imagine it would be from the title. It has quite a pleasant smell to it, which smells exactly like the Vitamin E handcream. Imagine a light smell of roses, clean fresh linen and your halfway there. Thankfully it's not overpowering in the slightest, and does not appear "perfumed".
The cream itself is soft to the touch, and glides effortlessly across my skin and is also very easy to rub in, particularly when using it on my hands. This is the kind of product to use after a bath or before bed, particularly if you have dry skin. I have previously used some of the other more flavoured Body Butters, for when I am going out to make my skin smell extra nice, however this is more of a treat to re hydrate the skin.
As it's in a tub and not a squeezy bottle, I find it much easier to apply to large areas of skin and also in a shorter amount of time. You can also ensure you use up every last drop unlike a bottle. However the full size tub (200ml) is slightly bulky, although you can buy it in a smaller tub if you wished to have some in your bag. The packaging is also very beautiful yet understated, and would be fabulous as a present for someone special (or just for yourself!). I definitely plan on keeping the packaging once it is empty, if not just to store all my hair pins. It looks great on my desk!
As with all Body Shop products, this body butter is rather addictive! The cream soaks very easily into skin, and gives a lovely cooling sensation. Also, it doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky or horrible, which is my pet hate with moisturisers which clearly haven't been tested or developed to be suitable for use on the skin.
My overall opinion of this product, is it's a very well developed and effective moisturiser, which is suitable for all skin types and will not feel heavy or sticky on your skin. I find it really refreshing to use, and it's made all the more suitable to be used on the body as the packaging allows for easy access and distribution of the cream. It doesn't have an overpowering smell, not does it leave icky residue on the skin.
At £12.50 (unless you get it free in a special offer as I did!), it is a little steeper in price then a body moisturiser from The Body Shop. However, they do know what they are talking about and this is certainly a fantastic product! The 200ml tube is actually a lot more generous looking than it sounds, and I'm confident this will last me a long way despite being addicted to it.
My advice? Try it in store... this is a product you are sure to love.
This is yet another of my Body Shop products collection! I have been using this particular body butter on and off for several years now, and I usually try to get tubs when there is an offer on. My latest tub was actually a "freebie" for spending over £25 in a single transaction at the Body Shop, but they usually retail for £12.50 for a 200ml size tub. Although this is definitely on the high end of what I tend to pay for such things, I do fins it worth it as it lasts a pretty long time even with all over daily usage (I would say a good 6 weeks if not more), and is a very good quality product.
The packaging isn't particularly exciting, but it does its job well and is sturdy enough not to break if dropped! It has a simple screw lid which might sound as though it would be tricky to replace with greasy post-use hands, but because it is so chunky I haven't found this to be the case.
The product itself is a pale pink thick butter, not at all runny or gloopy, and if you poke a dent in it it stays there seemingly indefinitely! One thing I am not crazy about with this particular offering from the Body Shop is its fragrance; its quite difficult to describe but is vaguely reminscent of baby products such as Johnsons baby lotion, but for some reason smells a little bit "girly" to me as well. The ingredients list contains things such as citrus oils but I honestly can't detect those in the fragrance at all. Whilst I don't love the fragrance, it isn't really unpleasant as such, I suppose I just feel that given some of the gorgeous scents other Body Shop products have, this one could have been better on that front!
The butter is easy to apply and quickly "thins out" with body heat to make it a lot easier to spread evenly over the skin than you might expect from seeing it in the tub! It seems to be quickly absorbed into the skin, and my dry skin absolutely loves it, although it says on the tubs it is suitable for all skin types. One thing in particular I have noticed with all the warm weather recently is a lack of razor rash on my legs, which I am usually very prone to with frequent shaving, but a daily application of this product seems to have moisturised my skin so that this is no longer a problem. It is the great results which keep making me return to this product, no matter how many times I have been lured astray by nicer smelling varieties, I honestly find that this one does give me personally the best results!
The butter has a shelf life of 12 months once opened, but I don't think mine has ever lasted anywhere near that long to be honest! It is best to store in a cool place to avoid splitting, but mine has been perfectly fine on the bathroom shelf so as long as it is out of direct sunlight or not above a radiator I would think it would be quite happy! The ingredients are fairly traded and the packaging recyclable, as is standard fare from the Body Shop.
Overall this is a good quality moisturiser which gives great results. I just wish they would change the fragrance a bit!
If you have read some of my previous reviews you will be aware that I own rather too many toiletries and have made a vow not to purchase anything new until they have all been used. Consequently, the last six months or so has seen me trying out many new brands, as I received a host of products for my birthday last year and again at Christmas. A range of products that I find very favourable are those belonging to The Body Shop and this review discusses my experience with using their Vitamin E Body Butter.
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
The butter is contained within a sturdy light pink coloured plastic tub with a screw top lid and it has been hygienically sealed with transparent plastic, which is easily removed by pulling the golden coloured tab. Unlike other The Body Shop butters, the product is only available in one size, namely 200 ml. The appearance of the packaging is extremely feminine and to be totally honest, I did not know what fragrance to expect due to its' wheat germ oil content. The image of the butter on the upper lid, which is located underneath the familiar The Body Shop logo shows a rather rich and luxurious looking body butter, so I couldn't wait to try it out. The beauty of this butter is that it is suited to all skin types whereas some of their other fragrances are suited only to dry or normal skin.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH USING THE BODY BUTTER
The lid easily unscrews where I am able to witness a light pink body butter, which perfectly mirrors the colour of the packaging. When I have used other butters from The Body Shop the aroma tends to greet me the minute the lid is removed, but I was initially a little disappointed, as I was unable to detect any fragrance until I lifted the opened tub to my nose and even then the fragrance was a little difficult to recognise. However, when I scooped a small amount onto my fingers and applied to my body I was able to witness the delicate aroma of roses, which is extremely favourable and very natural smelling. Whilst I favour the fragrance of roses in small doses, I cannot abide a strong or artificial scent and The Body Shop have managed to achieve the correct level of fragrance, which smells identical to that of the real thing.
The consistency of the butter seems slightly thicker than their other butters, such as the lemon, moringa and satsuma, but easily transfers from the tub to my fingers for application to my skin. I always find The Body Shop butters extremely luxurious no matter what the fragrance, as only a small amount is needed and they are always manufactured to the highest possible standards. The butter absorbs into my skin fairly quickly and what I favour about this brand is that the skin on my body and hands does not feel sticky after application. Unfortunately, there are many other brands of butters that I have used in the past where I have immediately felt the need to wash the sticky residue away from my hands, but this is simply perfect in every way.
Whilst I would not say that I am not particularly loyal to many brands of toiletries, this is another firm favourite of mine due to its' extremely feminine hint of rose, which lingers gently on the skin for a good hour or so after use. I am rather extravagant with body moisturising products, particularly in the colder months, which was when I initially tried this product, particularly as my body has been wrapped up in thick clothes and was in need of a helping hand with a moisture boost. The butter leaves my skin feeling silky soft and smooth and I find a 200 ml tub will last me around eight weeks with a daily application following my evening bath or shower. Whilst I do not always believe that you get what you pay for, in my opinion it definitely applies to this product, which is very luxurious and extremely effective. Another huge positive with this product is that I often apply creams and lotions to my body just before stepping into bed and I am pleased to confirm that if you wait approximately 5 minutes the butter will be fully absorbed, so your just moisturised skin does not stick to the sheets.
There is a peel back label located on the underside of the tub, which provides us with a small amount of information. It is here that we are informed that the butter contains Community Trade shea butter, cocoa butter and soya oil, which are all known for their superb moisturising properties.
If you have used The Body Shop products you will be aware of the extensive lists of ingredients and for obvious reasons I do not intend copying them into this review. I carried out a little research on The Body Shop website for further information concerning the Vitamin E content and learned that it provides antioxidant protection and moisturisation. I also discovered that it helps to protect the skin against the effects of the sun, cigarette smoke and pollution, although I am not suggesting this butter be used instead of a sunscreen product.
I would advise that The Body Shop do not test any of their products on animals and they are suitable for use by vegans. The butter should be used within 12 months of opening and the tub can be recycled once empty.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
As previously stated, Vitamin E Body Butter is only available in a 200 ml tub, which can be purchased either online or in store for £12.50. However, if you are in possession of a Love My Body Card, which can be obtained from The Body Shop you will be entitled to receive 10% discount.
This wonderful body butter ticks all the boxes for me, as it assists me to keep my skin in tip top condition and consequently, it receives 5 stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
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I don't have particuarly dry skin, however, it is neither particuarly soft or smooth so I use moisturiser on a daily basis. I have tried many different brands of moisturisers, however, my favourite by far has to be this Body Shop Vitamin E one. Although, I love their fruit scented / flavoured body butters, this one enriched with Vitamin E is by far the best I have used, which I think may be due to the added vitamins in it.
It comes in the same size tubs as the Body Butters, however, it is much more subtle in style which may be due to the fact it does not have any vibrant colours or bold pictures of fruits on the front. It is a white/ baby pink in colour that also has a slight lilac tinge to it.
As this is a Body Shop item it is exclusive to their stores, however, it can also be purchased on some online places such as eBay and Amazon, where it can sometimes be found cheaper. After checking the online store I see that this tub currently costs £12.50 for a 200ml tub.
The cream itself is of a average consistency. It is not as thick as some of their Body butters, however is much thicker than some of the cheaper, runnier moisturisers on the market. When using the moisturiser I do fint I need quite a lot and when using I also find it a lot thicker than what it first seems. It feels smooth when using it and also moisturising. On my first use I did tend to find it a little greasy, however, I think this may have been due to the fact it was the first time I had used it and was not really sure on what to expect, as I don't really find this anymore.
The down side to this, and the reason it loses one star, is due to the fact it does take quite a while to soak in and takes a lot longer to soak in than other moisturisers that I have used. I hate the time waiting for moisturiser to soak in and because this takes longer than so many of the others is one of my only real dislikes about this product.
Yet, once the moisturiser is soaked in my skin feels very smooth and soft. It feels nourished and leaves my skin a slightly radiant glow. I tend to find that my skin feels soft and smooth all day, even in harsher weather conditions, where my skin would normally tend to become a little drier or less smooth throughout the day.
Overall I would definitley reccomend this item. It really does make a noticable difference to my skin and when using it continuously the results seem to last longer too. I think this is suitable for most kinds of skin, whether it is dry or just in need of a bit of TLC. Though the price may out off a few people, I believe it id definitley worth it for lovely, soft skin!
Not long ago The Body Shop had a BOGOF (buy one get one free) on their body butters and I treated myself to another Moringa one which I love and a Vitamin E one which I hadn't yet tried.
I have enjoyed quite a few of the body butters in the past trying various fragrances and have yet to try one that I didn't like. I love the Vitamin E lip saver which is the best one for me whilst the weather is like this, so the idea of trying the Vitamin E body butter really appealed to me.
As with the other body butters from the Body Shop this is available in 200ml size and normally costs £12.50 although it is half price at the moment as part of their '50% off cold weather essentials' offer.
I also have a Love Your Body Card which, for a cost of just £5 per year, gives me 10% off everything I buy either in store or on line and I also get a £5 gift during the month of my birthday. If I happen to order online I go through Quidco and get some cash back too!
The Vitamin E body butter comes in a pretty pale pink pot with a screw top. The design on the lid of this one is just pink swirls. There is usually a picture on the lid showing the fruit or flowers that are contained in the butter but I guess you can't really get a picture of Vitamin E can you? LOL!
When I removed the plastic seal and unscrewed the lid of the pot I was greeted with a light pleasant fragrance. This one isn't as strong smelling as some of the others and I can't really describe it very well. As I say it is light and it is sort of flowery. The body butter itself is pale pink, very thick and has a glossy appearance.
It felt lovely as I began to smooth it over my skin and I noticed that it was being absorbed into my skin almost immediately. It made my skin feel really soft and moisturised without leaving it feeling greasy in any way. I could also smell the fragrance on my skin although it was very light.
The Vitamin E helps to nourish and condition the skin as well as being an excellent at protecting the skin from the elements such as the sun, pollution and cigarette smoke. The body butter also contains wheat germ oil which also helps to moisturise and soften the skin.
It is worth taking a look at the Body Shop website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk as there is plenty of information about the body butter and also about the values of the Body Shop including the fact that nothing is tested on animals, their help in the protection of the planet, defence of human rights and the Body Shop's Community Trade scheme which helps the traders who produce the ingredients to get a fair price and thus improve their quality of life.
There are many other fragrances of body butters available from the Body Shop and my own personal favourites are Moringa, Pink Grapefruit, Mango and Papaya. They do others such as Brazil Nut, Almond, Olive Oil and Hemp which really aren't my cup of tea at all but at least there is something for everyone's taste.
The other items in the Vitamin E range include face cream, night cream, cleanser, toner, neck gel, exfoliator, hand cream, cleansing wipes and lip saver. I have tried the face cream and that is excellent and, as I said earlier, the lip saver is the very best in this cold weather!
In conclusion I would definitely recommend this body butter. It smells lovely and my skin feels really soft and conditioned since I have been using it so that'll do for me!