I just bought the large size body butter today - but fell in love with it already. I am so into maracuja oil (=passion fruit oil) thanks to Tarte. While the smell of this is quite strong, it is not overly sweet/irritating as in other "fragranced" lotions. Why I am crazy about this is that it kept my wintery hands moisturized for hours! While out shopping and using sanitizing wipes. I can not believe it. Love the consistency, soaked right in. Body Shop has specials for some scents (large packaging for $10) right now. I'm thinking about going back for more :) I put some in small to-go jars to keep in my purse and car.
1 lippie down for couple "unwanted" ingredients high on the list.
I honestly don't know why there seem to be so many bad reviews on this product! Here's the background story: I got this body butter and the papaya body butter for $5 each and free shipping!!!! Here's the kicker, the post office tracker said my package got returned so I called and the person at The Body Shop said it did so I got a refund, but the package arrived the next day! So I guess I technically didn't pay anything. Anyway, this smells awesome in the tub. It's fresh and sweet and smells like you could eat it! However, when I put it on my skin it only smells for a couple minutes then it goes away. That's okay for me, since I like to layer perfume with it. I would buy it again, but only if it was $5. It's a wonderful moisturizer but i wouldn't pay $20 for it normally because I would like to try other scents first. And I actually probably wouldn't pay $20 for any body moisturizer since I'm HUGE bath and body works fan and they usually have amazing coupons. But this was a great purchase to start trying Body Shop products.
- purple packaging
- hard, sticky consistency
- strong fragrance
- left skin itchy
Overall I disliked the Body Shop Passionfruit line, mainly for the smell, and it irritated my skin without providing moisturisation.
Like the shower gel, this body butter is light in comparison to others available at The Body Shop. It moisturizes, but not enough. Drier skin types will need something much more heavy. This body butter doesn't absorb well, either. It has a very strong passion fruit smell, so for those who like it, it'd probably be great to use during summer time. I hate the smell, so I wouldn't use it again, personally. I got this for free, but its price is the same as the other body butters sold by the store. The texture isn't very creamy... It's more solid than I would prefer, too. Normal skin types would work for this, but not my own.
This is my first body butter.
*Expensive unless you buy it on sale.
*Take some time to sink in.
Will I buy it again? I think so but in a different scent i think. There are many to choose from!
I really liked this scent in the store and since it was on sale I decided to try it.
The consistency is nice and light (similar to satsuma) so it's easy to spread. The light purple colour is also very cute. :) It's a fairly good moisturizer too.
A major con would be the smell once you put it on. It seems to smell a bit different, not as pleasant as in the tub. I would not purchase again for this reason.
I tried alot of body butters and this one has a very strange scent. It smells good initially when you open the container, but it smelled almost plasticy when I put it on. I don't know if it just didn't mesh well with my chemistry or what-- will NOT be purchasing this one again!!
I bought this a while ago, I did not like it... it just sits there on my lips and when I wipe it off they are not moisturized! Ugh... smell wasn't too good either to be honest.
mum bought this for herself but then decided to give it to me because she didn't like it. I decided to give it a try for myself and i was like her sorely dissapointed. I love love love to eat passionfruits but this smells like sick. the only good thing about this is that is moisturises really well. not buying again though :(
I got it today, it was on sale for $10. I was told it's special edition but here I see it is on the market for a very long time.. hmmm, weird. Anyways, I love the smell and I love the color. Usually I do not like too sweet or/and strong creams but this one is really nice, not too sweet, not too strong. I love the color of jar and cream.. loveee :) Still, my favorite is Moringa but I wanted something different.