Review I The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

I haven't tried a great deal of products from The Body Shop yet but I have to say that I've loved everything I have tried so far. And this Shea Body Butter is no exception!

If like me, you're wondering what exactly Shea butter is, I've discovered it's actually a fat that comes from the nut of the African Shea tree.  It's known to be super moisturising and can work wonders for very dry skin. 

The basics at a glance:

Packaging: Round plastic tub
Designed for: The body / very dry skin
Consistency: A thick white cream
Scent: Shea Butter (Nutty!)
Size: 50 ml / 200 ml
Price: £5 / £13
Available from: The Body Shop

The Body Shop Body Butters are usually very well reviewed but there are so many varieties to choose from that inevitably, they're all a little bit different and some varieties will suit certain people more than others. 

This Shea Butter Body Butter has a gorgeous nutty scent that really comes alive when applied to the skin. I actually didn't know how good Shea Butter smells until I tried this! The consistency is a thick, rich and buttery cream but it's suprisingly non-greasy. In fact, this absorbs into the skin very well indeed without leaving an oily residue. I love the way that it practically melts into my skin and instantly relieves any dryness. 

A little bit of this does go a long way but since I only have the 50 ml size and not the 200 ml tub, I'm rationing this out and only using it where I need it most. It's great for all the typical really dry places such as knees, elbows and feet but recently I've been experiencing a very dry neck (I know, random!) and this body butter has been working a treat at sorting out that awful itchy, flaky dryness.

I've also been enjoying using this as a nourishing hand cream and it works extremely well and is small enough to carry around with me in my handbag. This product is said to provide 24 hr moisturisation and I have to say that it's one of the few products I've ever tried that lives up to a claim like that! I'm really impressed with this little beauty and I'm eager to try more of the Body Shop Body Butters in the near future.

The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

As a little side note, I have to say that regardless of how amazing these body butters are, I don't think I'd ever pay full price for one. The Body Shop frequently has massive offers on, both in-store and online, such as 40% off everything. So I would personally always wait to purchase at a time when there was a significant discount available. 

I'm super pleased with this little beauty and I would definitely repurchase this again at the right price. 

Have you tried a Body Shop Body Butter yet?

Hanna x

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