I am really disappointed with this product. It's effect is gorgeous smooth skin, but at what cost? The ingredients label left me saddened, because there was a whole heap of chemicals I couldn't pronounce. Surely the Body Shop ought to produce slightly more natural products, like it used too??
I guess I'm in the minority on this one... although it is a great moisturizer the smell is horrible. Luckily it fades away after while and doesn't last all day. I don't know why but to me this smells like a combination of burnt toast and liquor. I got it during the BOGOF sale so I'm really glad I didn't pay full price. Definitely will not repurchase in this scent.
In a word: yummy! It's a nice, thick cream, has a beautiful scent and moisturises really well. It makes your body kind of shiny, but in a good way. The scent stays with you all day and it just feels really nice, not greasy or oily.
The Body Shop Body Butters are lovely thick creams for drier skin, luscious texture, and a very good deal compared to market peers. I've used the Body Butters in Brazil Nut, Cocoa, Coconut, Olive, and Shea. All are excellent; they are slightly scented, but not enough to produce allergic reactions. Other versions are available, but are more heavily scented or include some ingredients my skin isn't overly happy with, so I've not used them. The Butters also work well as winter hand- and foot-creams. How to choose amongst them?
The Brazil Nut version is intended for dry skin; I found it nearly as moisturizing as the Shea, that's meant for very dry skin. The Brazil has a lovely nutty scent; whereas the Shea and Olive are the least fragrant of this range. I've taken a lippie off (giving the other two 5), as the smell doesn't always "work." Contains mainly brazil nut oil, shea and cocoa butters, and cyclomethicone (the "less heavy" silicone).
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Bertholletia excelsa (Brazil Nut Oil) (Emollient), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa Butter) (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Methylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Caramel (Colour). continued >>
This smells fantastic,but I expected something a little more hydrating from a dry skin body butter.It is nice and moisturizing for a few hours after but then I find my skin feels even drier.
I have plenty of cheaper body moisturizers that work better....but this does smell good enough to eat.
Can i just start off by saying how yummy this scent is!! I bought the small one ($10 is quite expensive for such a tiny serving though) so i can "try it out" and i love it, its very moisturizing and the SMELL! so great! Will repurchase even though its expensive.
This body butter smells like heaven. I really enjoy using this product aside from its somewhat pricey cost. Doesnt really absorb as well as it could but I will definately be repurchasing this product.
What can I say that hasn't been said before? I'm on my third jar. I wasn't a regular Body Shop customer but earlier this year I went in to buy a birthday gift. I was given a small pot of the brazil nut body butter as a sample and now I'm hooked. Nice,rather unusual smell. Not overpowering though. Very rich. Good for knees and elbows but I like to splurge out on legs, arms etc as well. This does mean you use quite a lot and if I make it a habit this could get expensive!
After it's gone on the skin feels very soft and smooth and this effect increases with use. I didn''t realise my skin was so dry before!
This body butter smells heavenly, and is just the right consistency for my dryish skin.
It doesn't completely absorb, which may be a downside for some people - but for me, I completely like that because I like my skin to have some "sheen" to it afer moisturising. This body butter makes your skin look lovely and a little glowy. continued >>