This is one of my fave body butters, along with Almond. I just love the rich scent it lends to my skin. I love the consistency of body butters in general, though I tend to steer clear of the fruity scents. Anyway, I love this, though I don't see my local shop selling these in the big tubs anymore.
First off I have to say that I love The Body Shop. I get great service every time I go there and there's a girl who recognizes me and always helps me. Heck she even gives me samples! Nonetheless, I went there to get some body butter. I was going to get the Aloe Body Balm however I tried it and didn't like the texture of it. This chick who was there whom I had never seen before suggested the Shea butter. I tried it on in the store and I liked it. Brought it home and I totally hate the smell. It smells like something synthetic and perfumy not natural smelling at all!!! It may be my sinuses but I totally don't like this. I'm going to clean my nose out with saline and see if that helps but I doubt it! I'm going to exchange this for either my tried and true Nut Body Butter or the Cocoa Body Butter (my boyfriend likes the smell).
bring back my smooth skin..only much better, after getting flaky by being in the air conditioned room (office) most of the time. and the smell's great!
The whole Body Butter line is amazing. They have something for every skin type. That being said -- the Shea Body butter is for me!!!! It's for VERY DRY SKIN, and boy does it ever moisturize. In the winter I like to use one part Apricot Oil to one part Shea Body Butter and it is the most exquisit feeling. People are constantly commenting on how soft my skin is. I also love the smell of this butter. It doesn't smell like fruit, which can be over powering especially if you wear a perfume that is not fruit based. It's a soft clean smell. Love, love, love it!!!! Now if only they would bring back the Blueberry Body Butter, then my life would be complete ;0)!!!!
I really like this body butter. I find that I really only have to use it once or twice a week after a shower and my regular body lotion on other days. It's really thick and concentrated. The trick is scoop it out and warm it up in your hands to soften it up before you rub it onyour skin. My husband uses it on his rough hands and it works really well for him. I think I might have to get him his own jar though. He likes it a little too much...
Shea butter is great for my very (very) sensitive skin. Even though I am prone to eczema on the face, shea butter does a great job of moisturising it and it also seems to leave my skin more elastic with a lovely sheen. I bought the Body Shop Shea Body Butter because I can no longer get hold of the Palmers Shea Butter jar (I tend to use body lotions on my face becuase I really need the moisture). I went for the small size as I was not willing to part with £12 for a product that may not work. Glad I did, since I was dissapointed with this product. I was under the impression that The Body Shop dealt in natural prodcuts and so thought it would be ok for my skin but I found it to be overperfumed, and rather synthetic. It stung slightly and made my skin a little sore. Will be on the look out for pure shea butter since that causes no reactions. I think for people with dry but not sensitive skin, this butter is ok.
When I think of HG body moisturiser's, I think of the body butters from The Body Shop. They have a great consistency and are just ultra moisturising. It lasts as well, unlike some lotions/butters where your skin feels dehydrated again a few hours after you apply it. I love smothering myself in this after a shower because of the smell and I know my skin will be super soft then. Some of the butters smell gorgeous and some in my opinion stink though, particularly some of the fruitier ones that have a very synthetic smell. The shea butter is my favourite though, just because I absolutely love the smell, I'll just sit sniffing the pot.
I've taken a lippie off because recently I've noticed that the consistency is not as thick, while the price has gone up. Kind of the opposite of what you would expect if they're making it more expensive. Anyway, I still choose to use this over anything else though atm because even though it feels thinned out, it's still a superior product to everything else I've tried.
My first Body Butter! I bought this product mainly for my hands. I work at an office and wash frequently after touching those nasty old files. Shea BB has a unique smell. Not the best so I use it as a night time lotion. The formula is thick and has to be warmed up in my palms in order to spread. This step feels great! I have heard that many BB are a whipped and fluffy consistency. NOT this one, Shea is thick and looks like a balm. After a few days (2-3) of using Shea BB, I no longer have to use lotion at the office:D
This one is my favorite. It smells fine, not as good as the mango, but I love how this one moisturizes and it feels so good on my skin. I like to use this one on my hands.
Love this! I use this as a hand cream as I have severely dehydrated skin. This is the one I always come back to...leaves my hands soft and well moisturised. Will rebuy.