We would like to send you notifications on the latest Product Review Club offers.

4.3/5
403 reviews
The Body Shop Shea Body Butter Reviews

Description

Treat your skin to non-stop moisturization with a rich, intensive cream featuring the clean scent of shea. Fore more information, please go to  http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com.

    4.0/5
    Value / Valeur

    Quality / Qualité

    Effectiveness / Efficacité

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    December 14, 2009

    I love body butter from The Body Shop mainly because it always works! For me it seems to take a while to sink in so it's best to use right after a shower or before bed. You only need to use a little bit to get nice, soft skin so a big container lasts a long time! I liked the smell of this one, I have yet to find a body butter scent that I don't like. It's pretty pricey to buy but you get what you pay for. I recommend it to everyone who likes a scented lotion that works.

    Flag as Spam
    3.7/5
    Value / Valeur

    Quality / Qualité

    Effectiveness / Efficacité

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    December 11, 2009

    I like this product a lot, it makes my skin feel soft, and it does a nice job of hydrating my skin. I carry around this body butter every time I step outside.Where I live, the climate is very cold, my hands start to get very dry and this product stops it. I don't really mind the smell, it's okay. I prefer more fruity or floral smells. But I like the fact that the scent is not very strong compared to other body butters. I might consider buying this product in the future.

    Flag as Spam
    3.7/5
    Value / Valeur

    Quality / Qualité

    Effectiveness / Efficacité

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    December 10, 2009

    WHAT'S ADVERTISED

    Treat your skin to non-stop moisturization with a rich, intensive cream featuring the clean scent of shea.
    Recommended for moisturizing very dry skin types. Drench and rejuvenate your very dry skin with a rich, intensive cream.

    * Community Trade shea butter has antioxidant vitamins A and E to help protect and nourish skin.
    * Community Trade cocoa butter is an excellent moisturizer that melts at body temperature, leaving skin soft and silky smooth.

    For more body butter offerings from Body Shop check out:
    http://www.thebodyshop.ca/body-subcat-bodybutter-.html

    THE REAL SCOOP

    Body Shop body butters have long been one of my indulgences to combat dry winter air. With a thick creamy consistency that blends well and so many lovely scents to choose from it is no wonder there are celebrities like JLo and Victoria Beckham that swear by it.

    That said, the price point is a bit steep for the product and I can see it being a deterrence. The product lasts a long time though, and if the full sized tub is simply too much, you can try out a bunch of mini body butters for only $8 apiece. Those are great for throwing in the handbag and moisturizing on the go.

    I find the consistency doesn't really sink in quickly, it more or less stays on the surface (although it shouldn't be mistaken for greasy like Glysomed). For that reason, i tend to use the body butter mainly before going to bed or if I'm having a comfy day mucking about the house so that it doesn't stick to my "going out clothes". It is luxurious and lovely when applied after a bath!

    The ingredients for this particular "flavour" are great for dry, dehydrated skin: shea butter helps moisturize and soften the skin, cocoa butter melts at body temperature and leaves skin feeling very silky. With both of these keynote ingredients being purchased via a fair trade agreement, it provides a rural community of women with regular work and income, enables the development of community projects (e.g. schools and village wells) and provides small-scale farmers with income to support their families.

    I always keep a tub by my computer, so that I can lavish my hands with moisture. The subtle scent for shea body butter is not overwhelming or cloyingly sweet, which is a major plus. If you are in the market for different scents, have a look at the offerings that Body Shop has - there is bounid to be a scent that is right for you (from citrusy to musky to a shimmery holiday edition cranberry).

    Bottom line, it is pricey but the tub lasts! I love how Body Shop is helping to improve living conditions of those who are less fortunate and will willingly pay a slight premium to support that corporate philosophy. I have and will continue to re-purchase this product.

    Flag as Spam
    3.3/5
    Value / Valeur

    Quality / Qualité

    Effectiveness / Efficacité

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    December 10, 2009

    I love this product. It has a very light smell that alows you to wear it to work without offending anyone. It feels wonderful, dries quickly and leaves my skin incredibly soft - even those rough heels!! Also the shea butter comes from a community in Africa - a wonderfully feel good product!!!

    Updated On: December 10, 2009

    I also spoke with a clerk and The Body Shop is moving towards having all their products preservative free - so no more parabens!!

    Flag as Spam
    3.3/5
    Value / Valeur

    Quality / Qualité

    Effectiveness / Efficacité

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    December 10, 2009

    I received the Body shops Shea butter via the product review club as well (THANK YOU CHICKADVISOR!!)
    Here are the things I like about the product:
    - It absorbs very quickly into the skin, eventhough it is a thicker butter.
    - It does not leave your skin greasy or oily after
    - The scent is nice and fresh (reminds me of a men's aftershave lol)-- although I've purchased numerous shea butters before, and this one doesn't seem to smell like shea at all to me, but nonetheless, the scent is really nice
    - I like that you don't have to use too much of it to get the full effects (therefore it will last a long time)

    The things I don't like:
    - I think at around 20$ retail, it is a little pricey
    - If you look at the ingredients, it has added colour (which I don't think is really necessary, and if you're super into organics and health, it might be a bigger issue)

    Overall, I would very much recommend this product for those with dry skin, or even for pregnant women for a super moisturizer. Ohh and also for dry heels and elbows! It is definitely a higher quality product.

    Flag as Spam
    4.0/5
    Value / Valeur

    Quality / Qualité

    Effectiveness / Efficacité

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    December 09, 2009

    I recieved this product as the part of the product review team and just in time too because winter has just arrived for us canadians D:
    Well anyways The product came in its cute little sphere box and and of course, once you open it up and take off the lid you can smell that amazing shea butter smell.

    The lotion was very smooth to the touch and went on easy and made my skin definitely soft and it really helped with the dry skin problem too. since it is winter there was really dry skin to be dealt with and this product helped a lot and unfortunatly im almost done my whole pot of it ):
    I would definitely reccomend this product to everyone ~

    Flag as Spam
    4.3/5
    Value / Valeur

    Quality / Qualité

    Effectiveness / Efficacité

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    December 08, 2009

    I have not tried the Shea Body Butter from the Body Shop but I am a huge fan of the body butter in general. I am one who struggles with dry skin and I love how soft and smooth my skin is after I use body butter. I am a huge fan of the Coconut or Mango during the summer months and am currently using the cranberry one for more of the winter. I also have a small papaya body butter container at work for just my hands, I am not the hugest fan of that scent but it does soften up my hands!

    Flag as Spam
    4.3/5
    Value / Valeur

    Quality / Qualité

    Effectiveness / Efficacité

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    December 08, 2009

    I received this product as a part of the review club (thank you!!). I love the quality of the body butter. It is so thick and luxurious, it moisturizes so well, especially in the winter. I am pregnant right now and my skin has been so itchy, the shea body butter really helps relieve the itch. I find it keeps my skin hydrated all day long. I don't love the scent of this product. I find it quite masculine, but the benefits of it outweigh my dislike for the scent. I will most likely buy another body butter from the Body Shop, but in a different scent.

    Flag as Spam
    4.5/5
    Value / Valeur

    Quality / Qualité

    Effectiveness / Efficacité

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    December 08, 2009

    I received the Body Shop Body Shea Body Butter from Chick Advisor (thanks!). I first noticed the smell and how good it was! I like the fact that the smell stays for a while - not just fade. I dont particularly like the consistency of the body butter as it is very thick, however, when you apply the body butter it rubs in quite nicely and a little goes a long way. I like how this is not overly greasy and leaves your skin feeling so silky! I find that you can apply this every other day as it really gives your skin moisture that it holds on to. After using this product for a week I notice a huge difference in the way my skin feels - and I dont have anymore dry skin!

    I would absolutely recommend this product to someone who suffers from dry skin and I will definately be buying more once I run out.

    Thanks again, Chick Advisor!

    Flag as Spam
    4.7/5
    Value / Valeur

    Quality / Qualité

    Effectiveness / Efficacité

    Recommended? You Betcha!
    December 06, 2009

    I received this product to review as part of the ChickAdvisor Product Review Club, and have been using it for the past week. The Body Shop's Shea Body Butter is rich and creamy without any greasy feeling after it has been applied to your skin. This is a great product, particularly for the harsh winter weather that is setting in. My skin is always extra dry between December and April so I am always in search for something that will help to keep my skin soft, smooth and moisturized.

    What I love most about the Shea Body Butter: makes my skin feel super-soft and hydrated! I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for an easy to use product that will leave skin feeling pampered, moisturized and soft.

    I don't mind the smell. In fact, I love the way that shea butter has a distinctive scent. However, it can overpower the smell of your perfume so this product is best used in the evenings unless you don't typically wear perfume during the day.

    My winter skin tip: before bed, generously massage your feet with a small dollop of The Body Shop's Shea Body Butter, then put on a pair of comfy old socks before going to sleep. Wake up with soft, smooth skin.

    Flag as Spam

    These reviews are the subjective opinions of ChickAdvisor members and not of ChickAdvisor Inc.