The first time I used a The Body Shop Body Butter, I heard angels singing from above.
I know it sounds silly, but my skin is SO dry, most body creams and lotions leave it even drier and thirsting for more moisture. I had almost given up hope when I came across these body butters on a trip to Bologna.
This baby comes in lots of different flavours, one more delicious than the other. I first settled on The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter because it’s specially formulated for dry skin like mine. And boy, does it deliver…
Key Ingredients In The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter
Shea & Cacao Butters
You’d think coconut would be the star of the show here. Not really…
The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter has more shea and cocoa butters than coconut. It’s not necessarily a bad thing.
These butters are super moisturising: they create a barrier on the skin that prevents water loss. All that extra moisture now trapped into your skin makes it so soft and smooth for hours.
Shea butter is particularly good at this. Studies show it’s even more moisturising than mineral oil, the traditional gold standard of moisturization!
Even better, its moisturizing effects last for up to 8 hours… if not more. If your skin is super dry, this will fix it.
What about the star of the show? You’ll find coconut oil towards the end of the ingredient list here. And I’m not complaining…
Coconut oil is another wonderful moisturizing ingredient. Like shea butter, it creates a barrier on the skin that slows down water loss to keep skin hydrated for longer.
The catch? Coconut oil is more likely to give you pimples. Not a bad thing there’s not too much of it now, is it?
P.S. The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter may not have too much coconut oil, but it’s loaded with Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride. That’s coconut oil in disguise. It has all its moisturising properties, but it won’t clog pores.
Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion
Pale cream in colour, The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter has a rich, thick consistency that melts into the skin without leaving a greasy residue behind. Phew!
A little goes a long way. In the past, I’d have to apply two layers of cream to make sure my legs had enough moisture. With this, I have to use much, much less. The jar’s gonna last me for ages!
It’s super moisturizing. I slather it on in the morning after a shower. By evening, my skin is still so incredibly soft and smooth, as if I’ve just put the butter on. Plus, it still has enough moisturizing power not to make my skin itch at night.
I usually prefer fragrance-free products, but the coconut scent of this butter is delicious! So delicious, Mr BWB tried to bite me when he smelled it! lol
Have you tried The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helianthus Annuus Hybrid Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Parfum/Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citric Acid, Caramel.
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