Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Body Shop Mango Body Butter

A note from Joelle... 
Hi lovelies!
I was thrilled to be kindly gifted this Body Shop Mango Body Butter to review. The late Anita Roddick is still one of my heroes and the work she did to create The Body Shop was legendary and groundbreaking. 
I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive about trying the butter because I am so used to using my Palmer's cocoa butter as my go-to moisturizer. I down own the Body Shop strawberry and raspberry body butters though, so I knew this one would be along the same lines. Nonetheless, I tried this out for a week and here's what happened! 
What I did: I just used this body butter instead of my regular cocoa butter for a week to see how it matched up.
After every shower/bath, I scooped up a small bit of the butter at a time and massaged it into my skin, all over (except the face, as that bit is quite oily.)
I knew from the website that it would be thick and creamy, so I thought I'd have to really go to work and massage quite hard to get it into my skin (like a raw cocoa butter product), but I was wrong again!
The butter practically melts when I place it on my skin after a shower, and it becomes thinner and easier to work into the skin, which is really clever! 
My body was left smelling awesome and really moisturised and I didn't need to top up during the day at all.
What is also interesting about the mango body butter is that after you have used it, you are left with soft hands and not massively oily hands! This is great because I am sick and tired of having to constantly wash my hands vigorously with soap to get oil off and then having to apply a hand cream straight after to stop the dryness.
The scent is not how a fresh mango smells, but it does kind of smell like mango lassi, which is an Asian yoghurt drink I've been having a lot recently. Nonetheless, it is a pleasant, fresh and summery scent.

Packaging: Nice and vibrant, the way I like it. I really like the 3D effect of the mando leaf (as you can see in the image above).
For hygienic reasons, it would have been even better in a dispenser-style bottle, like other butters, but that's just my preference. 

Overall, this is a really, really good body butter for people with very dry skin. It's lighter on the skin than I thought it would be and I will continue to use it for the rest of the summer!
Therefore I recommend it and you can purchase from HERE.
Have you tried this product or any Body Shop products?

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