The Body Shop • Coconut Body Butter • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is the 3rd Body Butter that i've used from TBS. The main reason why i love body butters so much is due to the scrumptious scents! This one literally made me and my boyfriend drool. The smell is so good, i have to stop myself from tasting it. However, the texture of the Butter is pretty different from other Body Butter, it is not as smooth as others. It looks as if it is not well mixed. The smell tend to be quite heavy sometimes, although it smells absolutely delicious it is a tad too strong for my liking. It moisturizes well, but i would not recommend people with normal skin to use it all over their body because it can be quite sticky. If your skin is dry, it's gonna be great for you because this is made expecially for Normal/ Dry skin. I also have TBS Body Butter in Mango, Pink Grapefruit. My favourite among these is the Pink Grapefruit.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I do love the smell- I'm drawn to great-smelling products so this one really attracted me. However, I don't think it actually works brilliantly. While it makes my normal skin quite soft, it doesn't do much to the very dry patch halfway down each arm. I know that it is not touted as being for exceptionally dry skin, but you would think that it would have at least some effect, being for normal to dry. Also, it's quite thick and doesn't always 'soak' into the skin that well.
I am going to try this on my hair (after re-reading the ingredients!), as coconut is supposed to be good for the hair and the moisture may work well on my dry ends. I'll report back on my Findings...
Update: I have tried using this on the ends of my hair and it works quite well as a temporary fix when you don't have time to use moisturising conditioner or whatever you use in your normal regime. What I did was put a tiny bit on my hands, rub it in until it was almost all absorbed and then comb it through the ends of my hair. It smoothed down all the rough ends and did make it less dry. But I have stopped using it now, as I recently got my hair cut and changed shampoo and my hair is no longer dry.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
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 Coconut version is intended for normal to dry skin. It's not bad, but not as good either as others in the range (my favourites, Shea and Brazil Nut), nor as other coconut products out there. It can be used for the other coconut oil product use, i.e. on curlier hair (according to family and friends with strongly curly and/or African-American hair). But not as good as straight-up coconut oil, such as the Palmer's and JASON solid versions.
Contains mainly coconut-derived caprylic/capric triglyceride, cyclomethicone (the "less heavy" silicone), and shea and cocoa butters.
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa Butter) (Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Caramel (Colour).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is extremely moisturising, so I only use it in extremely cold weather when my skin is really dry and on my rough patches of skin. A really tiny bit goes a long way and the smell is absolutely heavenly; sweet and not overpowering. The consistency is nice and thick and smooths and rubs in easily on dry spots, leaving the skin baby soft and real smooth. Although I use my HG Body Shop Brazil Nut butter all year long; (more in winter and less in summer), the coconut body butter is a very nice treat to indulge in when I feel like pampering myself.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
THE BEST coconut scent and body butter EVER!!! I have been hooked for years...i used to be hooked to mango body butter (which i still love) but i havent picked that up in a while...i just love the way it mixes with my fragrances...i guess the mango is more suited for the summer
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Edit 2/9/08: This is me partially eating crow. My original review gave this product 2 lippies - 1 because you can't do 0, and 1 for its moisturizing ability. I've been using this body butter up this winter.
My skin has been horribley dry and nothing is helping - not even my usual winter lotion Palmer's Cocoa Butter Lotion. I decided to dig into this and hope that the play doh smell would dissipate by morning. I woke up to slightly coconut scented skin which was no longer dry and cracking. I've been using it every day since. The play doh/rancid scent might have something to do with the top layer(?). Not sure. But now that I'm well into the tub it's smelling more coconut. Still not "true" coconut, but a subtle hint of coconut. The consistancy is wonderfully buttery and I *ADORE* what it does for my skin.
Still not adding those last 2 lippies because - 1)It's quite expensive for such a small tub -and- 2)It's still not a great coconut scent.
I LOVE coconut scents and read many reviews on this body butter.
How it's so close to a "true" coconut scent, long lasting, yada yada.
I sniffed it in the tub at the Body Shop and fell in love. Perfectly coconut. Got it home. Put it on my skin......
First it smelled like some cheap coconut scent that I can't place right now. But at least it was coconut. Right? WRONG!
Even the *fake* coconut scent disappeared. Now it's just some rancid, weird scent stuck to my skin that is(thankfully) quickly dissipating. I'm sooooo heartbroken. Sigh.... :-(
Like many others - still looking for a lovely *true* coconut scented product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I like the scent very much. This body butter is too greasy for tropical climate hence I use the body lotion in the spray form which id SO convinient that I can bring to rollerblade with my clique =)
When I put this on, I smell milky sweet! hehe* :D
I think that the coconut body butter/lotion smells much more natural/realistic than the coconut perfume oil tho it is still nice.
This body lotion goes a long way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This one is a more liquidy compared to almond and mango and it is more slippery when applying. The scent is heavenly and a little goes a long way. This formula is for very dry skin, I use this on hand and feet every night and I will buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have always seen these in The Body Shop but never given them much thought. However, on the recommendation of a beauty blog that I love, I decided to go in and try one out. First of all,I love the smell. It's very tropical smelling, and perfect for summer. It's sweet though, so if you do not like those types of scents you will want to stay away. I thought I wouldn't like sticking my fingers in the tub (I have long fingernails and don't like it when stuff gets underneath) but it hasn't bothered me. The texture is smooth, cool, and creamy and you only need a small amount. It keeps my skins moisturized all day long. The price is expensive though (I think they are around $17) but I would definitely purchase again - in fact I already went back and got Brazil Nut and Shea butter.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Yuck! I do not understand the great reviews. This stuff is greasy without actually moisturizing my skin. It just sits on top and gets all over everything, no matter how long you wait it just will not soak in. Definitely won't repurchase.