The Body Shop Africa Spa Hand & Feet Honey Butter

The Body Shop Africa Spa Hand & Feet Honey Butter

4.3

41 reviews

80% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$

Not tested on animals
The Body Shop is a Cruelty-Free Subsidiary.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Myristyl Myristate (Emollient), Lanolin (Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate(Emulsifier), Butyrospermum Parkii (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Panthenol (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Cera Alba (Emulsifier/Emollient), Mel (Natural Additive), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Ximenia Americana Seed Oil (Emollient), Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Allantoin (Skin Soothing Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Lactic Acid (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Talc (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Caramel (Colour), CI 77492 (Colour), CI 77491 (Colour).


on 7/8/2016 10:34:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

This is a must-buy wonderful product. I have to admit I was suspicious whenever a product claims to contain some honey from somewhere. After using it though, I couldn't care less. Not only does it have a lasting hydrating power, the scent is amazing - honey sweet but not a sticky scent. While the price is up there, the quantity I get for it makes it worthwhile. I'm still on my first buy after a year. The only downside is the container that comes with a ridiculous latch. I remember reading one of the previous reviewers mentioning how she risked breaking a nail every time she opened it - IT'S TRUE. So I scoop out the cream into a small container using a small stick to avoid contamination and it allows me to bring it in my bag too.
I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who needs to use their hands for grabbing things though. The cream does leave a rather oily feel within the first hour or so after application. I once nearly dropped my macbook because of it.
Overall, other than the moronic container, it's a great product that I'm definitely buying again when I'm finished!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



on 3/12/2016 6:14:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I got this as a gift about a year ago, and I – since I’ve never felt any need for moisturising, ended up almost throwing it away because this just took up space on my shelf. I also felt that it was too heavy and never dried when i applied it to hand or feet. Then I tested it on my face and it was so soothing to my skin that I felt that it really helped me during the cold winter. I just rebought this, and I usually never use moisturizer for my hands/feet... I have actually used it on my face during the winter, because I needed heavy moisturizing and in a desperate moment I reached for this. I have sensitive rosacea skin, so I'm not sure if this is a good alternative, but I felt that when my skin was at its driest this actually did the job.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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on 3/5/2016 11:06:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

I bought this on sale at the body shop for about $10 Canadian. I am not sure what full price is but I wouldn't pay too much more for this and I'm glad I got it on sale. I like the product, it's a thick cream and helped heal my dry cracked feet. It's not really enough for my hands though. I don't mind the scent, it's very mild and non offensive. I think the peppermint foot rescue cream works better than this one but if you dislike the strong peppermint scent this is a good alternative. The packaging on this is awful though, it looks cute but it's not very functional. I hate the metal flip closure it's way too difficult to work with. I wouldn't repurchase because I prefer the peppermint rescue one and because the packaging is far too irritating.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I got this cheap off a friend who used to sell The Body Shop at Home and was getting rid of her old products. I would never have paid full price for this as it's almost AUD$40. I use it on my feet in the morning after my shower then I put socks on and let it soak in while I do my makeup. It doesn't fix my slightly cracked heels but does provide a great deal of moisture to my feet. It smells incredible and is very buttery and spreads easily.The packaging is very cute and pretty in it's little jar but not always practical. If it wasn't so expensive I'd repurchase it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 10/11/2014 3:35:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I agree with the previous reviewers - the packaging is awful and not travel-friendly at all. But the product itself is really good. By far one of the best hand creams I have used. I usually put some on my hands in the evening before I go to bed. It doesn't have a strong smell and absorbs quickly. Will definitely buy it again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/1/2014 1:02:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I love this stuff!! I have very dry hands, and I use this when they are in some need of SOS. I usually use the body shop almond butter, but when my skin gets really dry and start to peel, I use this instead. I love how subtle yet yummy it smells. ~_~ a major plus point is how easily it is absorbed! But I really hate the packaging - it's inconvenient and not user friendly, though it is aesthetically pleasing. I scoop up a little and put it inside a small container to carry around. Plus this is pretty expensive... But I will buy it again cause the pros outweighs the cons :) wonderful product!


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Grey

This is an all-star product. I use a tiny amount for my body when my skin is very dry and in distress. Apply a small amount, wash off in the morning, and my dry skin is cured. I follow up with a heavy body butter and only use this once a week. It is very pricey but definitely a power house product. The only problem is the packaging, which features a metal snap to seal the container. It's very difficult to open or close without hurting yourself.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Blue

I wanted to buy a new foot cream as, even though I already have TBS' Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue, I can't abide the smell! I bought this on TBS' website with 40% off - always check their website before buying in store because there are always special offers on there. I never pay full price for any of their products.


That aside, I've been using this cream for a couple of weeks now and I will definitely be repurchasing when it runs out. Although I bought this for my feet, it works really well on the hands too. It has a lot of nourishing ingredients; glycerin, lanolin, shea butter, beeswax and honey, which work really well to leave hands and feet super soft. Best of all, it sinks into the skin quickly without leaving any greasy residue and I really love the subtle honey scent. It feels luxurious to use. I was concerned that because this cream is a butter, it would be very heavy and sit on the skin but that is not the case at all. Overall this is a great multipurpose product, which saves having to have a separate hand and foot cream. This has made my once beloved Almond Hand & Nail Cream redundant.


I don't mind the glass tub packaging as I think it looks attractive. However, it isn't very travel friendly. With regards to the packaging, I know that many people on MUA dislike tubs and are in favour of tubes but, they are not as hygienic as many people think. I worked for a cosmetics manufacturer and tubs (depending on the ingredients and preservatives used) were often chosen in favour tubes as they cause air to be pumped back into the product, which can create a breeding ground for bacteria.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 1/12/2012 12:54:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The jar on this obnoxious, but the product inside is awesome. It's rich and moisturizing, soaks in quickly, and doesn't smother your feet. Normally, a lot of heavier creams cause the soles of my feet and the palms of my hand to sweat even while resting, but not this! This stuff smells mainly of honey-- a tad cloying, but since I usually only use it on my feet, it's no big deal.


My main gripe with this product is the jar. The metal snap around it isn't difficult to open by any means, but it does take some careful maneuvering to avoid getting slapped on the finger by the clasp. You also have to be careful that the rubber lining matches up with the lip of the jar, otherwise it'll a) not close properly or b) leave a gap and cause the product to dry out. I imagine TBS keeps this design mainly because it looks really cool and organic, but like someone said earlier: a screw-top would have gotten the job done just fine, too.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I`ve been using this for years, bought it again and again and again... Somehow I switched to other brands but nothing moisturizes my very dry hands as good as this one. It didn`t do much for my feet though, they basically need more exfoliation.
I highly recommend this as a nighttime-cream, for dry hands also during the day (although it needs some extra-seconds to soak in compared to other handcreams).
The packaging can be annoying, but this will never keep me from buying.

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