The Body Shop: Spa Wisdom Japan, Yuzu & Rice Body Milk

 

Pros:

Against animal testing*! Easy to apply with the spray function. Use for summer.

Cons:

A bit thin, doesn’t feel like it goes that much “in depth”.

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This body milk smells fresh and is easy to apply, first of all because the bottle has a spray function, second, because it’s a very light cream. I would use this product in the summer when my body needs a light relieving moisturiser that smells fresh and summerly. The smell is a bit too much for me for every-day use.

Another plus is that you support community trade with this product.

 

Overall: starstarstarnostarnostar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarnostarnostar

 

*I have to mention that The Body Shop was criticised for selling their products in China, where the government (for reasons I don’t see) requires animal testing. When it came to the media’s attention, Body Shop quickly removed their products from the Chinese shelves (More here and here).

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The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Body Butter Review

Pros:

It’s a fair trade product.

Cons:

Smells too sweet and does nada for my dry post-vacation legs crying for help.

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I have written a review of a body butter from Body Shop before, but I thought this one deserved a review of its own.  This range of argan oil products is relativly new (compared to all the other flavours we all grew up with literally stealing it from our mum – or is it just me?) and is made from community fair trade argan oil from Morocco.

According to the Body Shop website, this body butter will make you skin soft and smooth with 24 hours of hydration and have a buttery texture. The texture it sure has, and yes it makes your skin soft…but I tried using it post-vacation, when my tan was falling off and my legs crying for help – and it did NOTHING! Literally my legs were just as dry after application as before, the 24 hour hydration promise feels like a joke when your legs won’t stop peeling and you know how much this product costs. So no, I do not recommend this body butter, seriously what is the point of calling it a hydrating product when it won’t save your sun tan?

Overall: starnostarnostarnostarnostar

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Review of Body Shop Mango Lip Butter

Pros:

The container lasts for ages.

Cons:

Makes your lips yellow when you apply to much and doesn’t really make my lips soft for longer periods of time.

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When you are a Body Shop addict you overconsume, this is my case I admit it. And you become reckless investing in products that aren’t necessary so good. This is the case of the lip butter for me and most of my girlfriends (I did a quick ask-around at our latest get-together). You want it to be just as good as the body butter, but it just doesn’t live up to the hight standards set by the it and by the price.

This lip butter smells great, it doesn’t really taste of anything but a bit of sweetness. It turns your lips yellow when you apply too much and it doesn’t really help dry and cracked lips. In fact Ive actually experienced that at times it made them even more dry. But hey, at least a package lasts for long. One last thing, I don’t want to sound old, but sticking your fingers into the same small container is just unhygienic.

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Review of Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream

Pros:

Creamy in a great way, smells fantastic and the bottle lasts for long.

Cons:

A bit pricy for a shower cream.

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I still remember first time I tried this product: it was around 5 years ago and I was not a regular customer at Body Shop at that time, because it was just way too expensive (it was before they started having sales). I had gotten a mini package of this shower cream as a gift and had brought it with me to the swimming hall. And boy was I blown away – it smelled delicious, it was perfectly creamy and I simply felt like a princess walking home that night in my coconut haze.

Second time this shower gel came into my possession was 2,5  years ago, this time in a pump bottle, and guess what, I still have half of the bottle. Yes I have been cheating a bit with some other lovely shower products, but still I think it’s awesome that it’s so long-lasting because I use it a few times a week. It lasts so long because of the pump bottle, I have tried other shower gels from Body Shop in smaller sizes and you use them up in no time, because of the construction of the bottle (you basically keep getting much more than you asked for – each time).

About the shower cream itself: it doesn’t dry out my skin, it leaves a very pleasant scent in the whole bathroom after and you need only a small amount for your body. I think it smells natural, and not chemical as so many products do.

The minuses are: it leaves a discreet smell on your skin, but nothing long-lasting. Due to that it’s so creamy you have to use a pouf, otherwise it’s almost like putting cream all over your body. It doesn’t lather much.

Overall I give this shower cream only 3 stars, because even though my heart loves it, my brain understands that a shower gel costing this much shouldn’t have so many minuses.

Overall: starstarstarnostarnostar

Value for money:starstarstarnostarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

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Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion

Pros:

Makes your feet softer than soft and really smells of peppermint.

Cons:

Doesn’t really cool your feet down as promised neither does it take off the heavy sensation in your feet

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If you want smooth feet this lotion is a good idea- put it on a thick layer, let it dry, put on socks and go to bed, and next day you will wake up with smooth skin on your feet, it even helps getting rid of some of the very dry skin on your heels if used extensively. It doesn’t however make your feet feel more cool or tired. Its a good lotion for your feet but no miracle cream with extra perks beyond soft skin.

Overall: starstarstarnostarnostar

Value for money:  starstarnostarnostarnostar

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Review of The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

Pros:  

It really does make your skin soft and yummy.

Cons: 

The butter only works on medium dry skin. If you are just back from a vacation and want to keep that fading tan you will need something containing more moisture.

More: 

The body butter is probably the big breadwinner for Body Shop, and I understand why: it makes your skin soft, smells delicious and is affordable. You only need to apply a small amount for good effect and therefore a butter can last for months.

This particular flavour of the butters, is a good change from all the fruity overdosed butters out there. It made me feel very feminine but at the same time not too girlie. I’ve tried many body lotions and butters and this one has over the years become my absolute favourite. It also becomes a real bargain once bought on sale (january and july)!

Overall: starstarstarstarnostar

Value for money:  starstarstarnostarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

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