Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Shea Love

Many beauty products take pride in having shea butter as part of the ingredients, due to its very effective moisturizing properties. In fact, shea butter is widely used in Africa to moisturize and protect the skin from the dry dessert and extreme heat. That being said, I go straight to goodness' source with The Body Shop Shea Body Butter. Regular readers of my blog would know my addiction towards body butters, as they're the only cure for my perennially dry and flaky legs.

The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

The Body Shop Body Butters have gotten an awesome makeover. The new packaging looks more fun and youthful, while remaining classy and straightforward (as the main ingredient is featured on the lids). The shea nut is on the lid of this one. Also, the tub is now a matte light brown shade as opposed to the glossy tubs they had before.

Also, the back part of the packaging which houses the label has this new feature: a scannable barcode which enables you to discover amazing community fair trade ingredients stories. Interesting!

The Body Shop Shea Body Butter is thick, dense, creamy, but never greasy. I appreciate it because even though it's made for very dry skin, it doesn't have a slightly sticky feel (unlike the Mango variant which is also made for very dry skin). This body butter is easily absorbed and leaves the skin super soft and smooth to the touch. And it smells like powder, which I really like.

I think that my legs are the most vulnerable part of my body when it comes to sudden weather/temperature changes. When it's cold, it could sometimes get itchy and flaky, and that feels very uncomfortable for me. Also, I wear skirts to work so the all-day air-conditioning makes it even drier. When I massage on this body butter, I get instant relief from the itching and flaking, and I am left with moisturized and shiny legs. The flakes are gone, just like that! No kidding. I therefore rank this variant as my new favorite body butter. (The Body Shop Mango Body Butter places second though. I still can't totally forget or get over it since it has been my fave since high school!)

And because I love this body butter so much, I'm bringing these handy sachet samples with me to trips (just because I don't like lugging around big tubs when I'm on a vacation). I got this samples from the Pulse event because these were included in the loot bag for the Love Your Body members who confirmed and attended.

Another interesting new product from The Body Shop are their Body Mists!

The Body Shop Shea Body Mist

Our Shea takes on a fresh new form. Spray this light scented body mist all over your body for a gentle burst of delicious nuttiness. It's irresistible.

    Delicious nutty fragrance
    Light and fresh
    Use all over body

Now I get to take with me the sweet, nutty, buttery scent (with hints of vanilla!) with me everywhere I go! The nozzle of the atomizer dispenses the fragrance in light mists so the scent would scatter all over your body, which makes for a deliciously refreshing treat for the senses.

Also, like the Shea Body butter, the back part of the Shea Body Mist has the same scannable barcode for the community trade story behind the product.

I'm also eyeing the Vanilla Body Mist from this range. I might get it next when my Shea Body Mist runs out. Have do you like these new products from The Body Shop? :)



  1. thinking of buying because of the interesting bar code.

    1. I was amused with the barcode too! It's interesting because it makes us learn about how they do community fair trade. :)

  2. Is the price of the shea body butter still P695? I was wondering if the price increased already because of repackaging. Hope you can get back to me. Thanks!

    1. Yes, their core body butters (including shea) are still at P695. No price increase. :)

    2. Yay! Thanks for replying. I'll include another Shea body butter on my shopping list then. :) More power to your informative blog! -Karen

    3. Thank you, Karen! Enjoy your Shea body butter! :)


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