The Body Shop • Body Butter - Cocoa Butter • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||79%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought this a couple of years ago and loved it, though the packaging leaves something to be desired, as once you have smeared the nice slippery stuff on your hands, it's difficult to put the lid back on (or to try and do it one-handed). I used this for a long while, especially in the winter, and it really moisturized my legs (they get very dry and sensitive in the winter months), but eventually I noticed that the ingredients weren't nearly as natural as The Body Shop leads you to think. There are a lot more ingredients than one would think, and this stuff contains parabens. Not cool. Won't be buying again. : (
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
One of my favorite products from The Body Shop! This is an excellent body cream that you can use all year. Kinda on the pricey side but worth the extra $$. It takes a little while for this to absorb into the skin but lasts out most of the day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I meant to get the shea butter body butter, but picked this one up instead. It smells good, not too strong. It has a thick texture that takes awhile to absorb in my skin, but leaves me feeling incredibly soft and the fragrance lasts. While this is not my favorite body butter, I do like it. I especially like that I can slip the jar into my purse or gym bag, just wish it was more hygenic. I have tried different brands of cocoa butter and this is a bit on the pricier side, but worth a shot. I don't get that overwhelming chocolate scent other cocoa butters have. This is a tad lighter and wearable for me.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
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What it Claims:
"An intensive, creamy all-over body moisturizer. It absorbs into the skin easily, helping to condition, soften and smooth the skin. Once you get over the indulgent tropical scent, slick this on and be transported all over again."
Claims - True or False?
1) Absorbs easily: True, but it can take some time to absorb as it is quite thick.
2) Soften and smooth the skin: True. It leaves my skin feeling really nice and hydrated.
Comes in a plastic tub with a very elegant and pretty label. The colours match up with the fragrance and is overall practical and aesthetically pleasing. Easy for travel as well.
Unlike their body wash, this product has a very strong and long-lasting chocolate scent that can easily linger on the skin for hours. I wear this at night and after showers on areas with stretch marks, and when I wake up I can sometimes still smell it. I adore the scent though, and it does not cause any irritation or allergic reactions, so I'm a fan of the strength of the smell. Does not smell artificial, which makes it even more fun to apply!
This is a very thick and creamy body butter. Some of their butters are thinner and run when tipped over, but this one stays in place, making it a great travel-friendly choice. It applies smoothly and slightly greasy.
Ease of Use:
Because of how thick it is, it is very easy to control and apply to specific areas. Blends out nicely and is easy to massage into the skin, although it can take a few minutes to really get it nicely massaged in. The tub opens and closes without any issues.
Bang for your Buck:
Although you can easily buy the smaller tubs if you'd rather not use it very often, this product can become slightly pricey to repurchase on a regular basis. At $20.00 for 200ml, if used all over, it will definitely be used up within months, but if used only on certain areas of your body or used a few times a week/once a day, it might last longer. It's definitely worth a purchase though, but should probably be used with other products as well. I've had this product for less than a month, and I am at least 1/3 of the way through. So, I definitely think that the price should be lowered, or the contents should be raised.
While I adore the results and the scent of this product, I find that it definitely is far too highly priced for what you get. I am assuming that you can easily get other similar products for a cheaper price, but it's a wonderful butter to purchase as a Christmas or birthday present. I will repurchase, but will likely go to other brands to find something more affordable.
Overall Rating: 5/5
Packaging Quality: 3/5
Would you buy this product again: Yes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I like TBS body butters and this one is one of my favorites. It goes on creamy and feels great on my skin. I love the texture - its creamy and buttery. You wont be disappointed by the feel, smell or quality. My one complaint about the body butters is that they have gone up in price and are not really a good value for the cost.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this body butter, the best I have so far, especially i love the smell...
I wish body shop could make a perfume with this scent, yummy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I worked at the body shop for several years, and this butter is by far my favorite. It's not a greasy as some of the others and sinks in super fast. My skin feels like silk! I LOVE IT! I would recommend this to all my friends!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I really love this Cocoa butter. It has helped me eliminate the appearance of my stretch marks, and also keep my skin baby soft. I also really like the scent of the product; sweet & feminine. I would definately recommend this to friends :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this on the weekend when the Body Shop had their body butters and scrubs on for 2/$30 and I fell in love with the smell which was rich and chocolate-y but not too strong. I used it all over after my shower and my skin absorbed it surprisingly quickly and even got rid of the dry bumpy patches on my elbows, which no moisturizer has been able to do. It is some how light enough for all over my body but thick enough to slather all over my feet as a foot cream. Leaves skin soft and smooth but not greasy at all (provided it absorbs properly). I find it to be a thicker version of Vaseline's Intensive Cocoa Butter Moisturizer.
Price: The price is on the more expensive side (for me) but I got this in a deal so it wasn't too bad. The tub seems huge and it looks like the product will last a really long time.
Packaging: Comes in a large tub with a screw-on top, so I guess scooping the cream out with your hands isn't exactly the most hygenic way of doing things but I haven't experienced problems yet.
My favorite body butter so far. Would definately re-purchase :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
nice-smelling product that does its job pretty well to moisturize the body but i wish it didn't smell so chocolate-y. i mean, this is just like a thicker version of palmer's cocoa butter formula with vitamin e! i prefer less chocolate-y cocoa butter like the ones from marks & spencer that's been discontinued. i loved that stuff so much! oh well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
While I love the texture of this, the smell is just too chocolatey for me. It makes me feel a bit ill. But then I'm not a big fan of gourmand smells so it's my own fault for getting it. I think the Body Shop body butters are a bit overpriced but luckily they are often on sale or at 2 for 1 offers.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this and use it at least a few times every week! I love the soft, subtle scent this leaves on my skin - nice and clean smelling, not overpowering if I wear a perfume too. This absorbs pretty quickly, in 3-5 minutes or so, and is really moisturizing. I'm always putting in on my feet and hands. I've bought this over and over again and will continue to do so, love it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have this in my drawer and use it whenever I feel like it.
It leaves my skin soft and moisturize though I much prefer the spa wisdom series. It appears to be far too greasy.
Had difficulties holding on to pens and greasy stains will be left behind on anything I touch after applying. Other than that it is great.
Definitely sold at a reasonable rate in singapore since it is understood you pay for the quality you received. ($29.90)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a pretty good body butter. Moisturizes well. It is non-greasy yet leaves a nice sheen on the skin. The scent is a little weird, though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
From the three body butters that I have, I like this the most (the others are Mango and Moringa).
The smell is absolutely adorable, if you put it on in the morning you can still smell a scent the day after. Also it's not like you are carrying a cloud of smell with you around. Just a hint of smell.
It goes on smoothly and absorbs quite well, actually I also use this for my face. It leaves sometimes a tiny layer behind, but I cover it with powder and then its okay.
I also often cream my feet with this thickly before I go to bed and put on thick socks on. The next day I have wonderful feet, really moisturized (i have very dry feet).
The butter is a bit thick, not creamy like the Moringa Butter for example. So in order to avoid wasting too much of the product, I usually take a little bit and then rub it between my hands, so that it warms up and applies better.
Of course it is expensive, but its worth the price. Good quality. There is a dupe for this in Germany though, the one from Balea.
All in all I loooooove this product, it is (until now) my favourite butter from The Body Shop. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
OMG I could eat this stuff it smells so yummy! My husband says I smell like a giant cake. It is rich but not too greasy and sticky like Mango Butter. I love it especially during the summer after sunbathing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I loved this body butter when i got it and it's one of the few I went completely through a whole jar.
I switched to more natural skincare like Weleda and Dr.Hauschka, but I'm considering buying it again because it's so comforting.
It's thick for sure, so you have to like that kind of texture and I do.
Especially in winter it's nice to massage your skin at night, making it so smooth and soft!
The jar is convenient. You just open it and live it open until you finish your work, you can dig your fingers and scoop a good amount.
It's more effective than putting plain vegetable oils directly on your skin on wet skin after a bath/shower, because many of them just seat on top without really moisturising below the surface.
Being emulsionated this one is more effective than an oil.
It works on rough skin points too and the smell is sooo good!
It doesn't smell too chocolate-y, which I love in food not in creams.
It has a sweet cocoa butter smell instead, surely adjusted since natural butters are usually not so nice smelling.
I will buy it again for sure, even if it's not that cheap.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite out of all the other body butters. It moisturizes my skin okay. It lasts only about 2 weeks with using it twice a day. It's very expensive, so for the price there are butter products out there that do a better job, so I have moved on from this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Ahh this brings back old high school memories. I have never owned this, however, but one of my best friends did and she let me use it all the time as hand lotion. My friend and I would sit together in psych class bored out of our minds applying this body butter like a daily ritual. It smelled really good, a light cocoa butter scent, and had a thick consistency. However, it was very greasy. It probably wasn't the best thing to use in public and in school, because it would cause difficulty holding pens and would grease stain my papers; I'm sure my teacher loved us. It did moisturize very well, but I would reserve this for emergencies, like applying it at night on dry winter skin. I guess it's good for sentimental purposes though, because whenever I see/smell it I take a trip down memory lane....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is one of my favorite Body Shop body butters! I find that it moisturizes very well, smells great, and absorbs fairly quickly. I have already repurchased it several times, and will continue to do so.