Tuesday, 15 November 2011

the body shop body butters - a review

Hello gorgeous people!
I hope everyone's having a wonderful week. Uni, friends and life in general, have kept me away for a few days!


Today I'm doing a review on The Body Shop body butters, as I've been meaning to do it for a couple of months, but always hold off thinking that I should finish them up.

So, at the moment, I only have three body butters with me, the Rasberry one (which is all used up), the Coconut one with shimmer and the Moringa one(which I recently hit bottom to).

After a good 4 years of using TBS body butters, I've come to the conclusion that they are a worthy investment, as their hefty price at 15E always puts me off and are amazing moisturisers that would suit anyone, for they have different textures that suit different skin types. For example the body butters aimed at normal skin seem to have a more watery, light texture that is absorbed by the skin more quickly than the body butters aimed at dry skin, which are a little bit more thick, greasy and take longer to absorb.

As far as their scent goes, I'm a little bit picky when it comes to scents. To be honest, some of the cream products in the Body Shop smell a bit different than they actually do in real life, in a bad way, like they've expired (maybe that's just me and my local TBS shop). I usually find myself sniffing all of them, thinking how strong they smell, probably being overwhelmed by their scents all together. For example, when I took a sniff of the Coconut and Almond body butter I was put off by the scent, but having purchased both of them, I can tell you that they both smell lovely in real life.

Most of the time, I use the ones aimed at normal skin during the summer, for when my skin needs some more hydration, and the ones aimed at dry skin, I mostly use during winter, when my skin is super dry and in immediate need of moisture.
I usually put them before I go to bed to wake up with lovely, baby soft skin, or after the shower and wait for them to soak in for a bit.

All in all, I would highly recommend you to go and check them out, there's definitely one that suits your taste in scents or skin type.

Wide variety of scents to choose from.
Good value for money. (200ml each)
Products aimed at specific skin problems.(normal, dry skin)
Extremely moisturising!

Price. (15E each)
Some are a bit greasy. (the ones aimed at dry skin)
Takes some time to absorb.

Rating :

What do you think of TBS body butters? Do you like them? Which ones do you have?



  1. I'm obsessed with body shop products especially the butters, I was addicted to their old cocoa butter lotion and now I'm sllightly addicted to their strawberry. I agree they just smelll divine! Lucky girl having multiple ones ha-ha very jelous


  2. @fashionismyh2o the strawberry one smells fantastic as does the cocoa butter one! now i'm looking forward to purchasing the peach one :) LOVE TBS! xx

  3. I love Body Shop's Body butters for many years, my all time favourite which acually was the first one I've tried 7 years ago, is Shea. I can't get enough of it, texture and scentwise. I've tried many but Shea and Coconut are my HG ones. Raspberry used to be also but it's been discontinued.

  4. I have the Coconut and the Sweet Lemon ones and I love them! Last time I was Body-shopping I smelled the Moringa one and it went straight into my wishlist! Such a lovely flowery scent!

  5. Love, love, love TBS body butters! I'm so gutted that they discontinued the Almond one, it was my favourite 4-5 years ago when it was released... I like all variations (normal, normal to dry, dry skin). Can't wait for the Christmasy versions to hit the shops!!! xx xx

  6. Hmm i 'll go and check it out! i really need one! nice review girl!xx


  7. I really love the body shop! They're products all smell so lovely x

  8. I really want to try the brazil nut one (I think they have it)! I've tried a bodhy butter before, and as you say, they do take a while to absorb into skin, which can be annoying but they also feel really nourishing!



  9. @SophiaPeaches I love the Shea butter as well! my top three would probably be, the almond one, the shea butter and the brazil but one :) xx

    @NatalieDouka yeah Moringa was the was that stood out to me as well! It smells like your wearing perfume :) xx

    @cbsg5861 I'm confused hun, I know that the Almond one is discontinued but on the american site it's available for purchase! It'm my fave one as well! I've already checked the Xmas versions online and will be definitely checking them out once they hit the shops :) xx

    @FashionSugarBubbles Jiana you HAVE TO go and check TBS body butters out! they're marvelous. thnx ;) xx

    @Stefany ditto girl :) xx

    @Sarah I usually put them before i go to sleep so i don't mind the greasy feeling :) xx