This is a reaaly rich, thick and nourishing body butter and I like the delicate smell of it. The only problem is I use so much of it, its too pricey to use all the time, but I would repurchase, especially to use during winter
This is thick and moisturising, but I prefer Brazil Nut - the scent is much nicer.
I find the scent to be quite strong, and masculine. I won't repurchase, I don't particularly like the scent and the moisture it provides can be found in other TBS Butters.
This is my favourite body butter second only to Coconut. I love this butter because not only does it soothe and moisturize my skin, it absorbs well and leaves a sexy vanilla-musky fragrance so I can skip wearing perfume but still feel and smell good. I have very dry skin and wash my hands very frequently. However it loses a lippy because it's too strongly scented to wear on every inch of my body therefore I use it mainly on hands, elbows, knees and lower legs, and something less or unscented everywhere else. On my skin, the scent gets stronger and stronger over the course of the day. For this reason, I don't think I will ever use it all up therefore it is unlikely I will repurchase.
I'm on my third Shea Body Butter, and will continue to buy. It's greasy, so for me it's not a wear everyday type moisturizer. You wouldn't want to put this on and then get dressed right away. Rather, this is my go-to foot moisturizer at night (put it on, then socks) and I used it DAILY when I was pregnant, right after showering. FABULOUS for keepingt that overworked, preggers tummy skin moisturized and soft (to help prevent stretch marks.) I think it does a great job, the smell is soft and pleasant (NOT overwhelming, like a lot of thick moisturizing products) and best of all, it's effective. Other friends of mine have used it throughout their pregnancies and recommended it to others, they liked it so much. I hope it's never discontinued! (And if it is...I also recommend the Coconut Body Butter!)
This is my fave body shop butter and I have tried them all (sesame used to be my fave until it was discont'd...sniffle). I was a spa party consultant for them back in the day and this butter and mango were my best sellers and had the most repurchases.
This is the best thing for skin in the winter, as it hydrates all day, and gives a slightly dewy look to skin without being too greasy. I don't find the smell overwhelming at all. In fact it is one of the more mild fragrances. In summer I prefer Coconut, which is great for summer on legs, but is a little greasy for the rest of the body.
Tip-wait for the body butter sale that held twice a year and stock up!
Oh this is wonderful! my legs are really, really dry; and with the Olive butter I had to layer it on a few times as it never felt moisturizing enough. I was a little hesitant to try the shea, since the olive was considered a 'lighter' textured butter and it didn't absorb well, remaining tacky and shiny on the surface, but my skin still felt and looked dehydrated. I was using so much of it that I finished the larger sized tub within a month.
Anyway, I couldn't resist the 50% off sale price, so I picked up a tub of the shea butter and now am wishing that I had bought more. The butter absorbs well, and quickly - over here in sunny humid Singapore where the usual temperature year round is a constant 30 deg celsius (yes, even at night) it takes about 20min before the shea body butter absorbs completely.Which is fast, considering the thickness of the balm, and the high humidity. Did I mention that it absorbs completely? It really does - no greasy, sticky residue, or shiny layer unlike with the olive butter - my skin simply looks and feels soft, and smooth. What's even better is that the moisturizing effects last, and last. For the first time ever, I can actually go as long as a couple of days without applying anything post-shower after using this - its that good (and I sometimes shower a few times a day!).
My husband has also noticed a marked improvement in the suppleness of my skin tone after a couple of weeks, and I don't even use it on a daily basis, more like every other day or so. I've noticed that the good thing about TBS butters is that they do tend to really moisturize skin instead of merely sitting on top of it, as is the case with most mineral-oil / petroleum based lotions such as Nivea, Jergens. When in the shower, I can actually feel the mineral-oil based lotions being washed off - but with the butters, there doesn't seem to be anything left for washing off. That's why I kept emphasizing the point that it absorbs completely.
The only thing I'm not too happy about is that its rather strongly fragranced. However, since the smell doesn't morph into something strange on me (unlike the olive one), I can put up with it, given the way it performs. I'll definitely be buying the shea butter again - its by far the best body moisturizer I've ever come across. And its so effective, I *think* my hubby wouldn't mind forking out the cash to buy it for me in future. hooray for my purse!
I absolutely adore this body butter. Great moisturizer, luscious scent. This is tied for first with The Body Shop's Olive Body Butter. Will definitely repurchase.
I love this cream! I have very dry skin and normally apply it after my shower every morning. It is absorbed by my skin quickly so I donít have to wait for it to dry. It keeps my skin moisturised for all day. When I wake up in the morning my legs are still moisturised and soft.
It contains shea butter, cocoa butter and Babassau oil. The smell is very subtle and not to strong. I will definitely be repurchasing this cream, and would recommend it to others with very dry skin.
This is a very effective body butter, smells divine...but very strong. The strength of the scent almost put me off at first as I'm not used to this level of perfume in my skin care products.
However, I tried it out for a few days and despite the strong smell it didn't irritate my skin, left it feeling smooth, soft and hydrated with a lingering scent.
I like to use it on my feet at night, and keep a small tub of it in my bag for use during the day on hands etc. I don't find it particularly great for hands...not if you plan to use them again right away, as it needs time to soak in. But for any dry areas, elbows, knees, upper arms etc, it's fantastic.
It certainly does the job well, leaves my skin very soft.
this cream gives my skin such a beautiful glow; it is by far the best body moisturizer i've used; i also use it as a hand cream every evening and in the morning when i wake up my hands feel so soft and moisturized.