If you ask me my favorite brand in the body care range, I would any day say it’s The Body Shop. I have been using their products since ages and I still can’t get enough of them. If you are following me on Instagram, then you would know I did a spring TBS haul – which I would be reviewing in a few months. More on that later 🙂 Today I have the Cocoa Butter body butter for review here.
This super-rich and creamy Body Butter is a feast for the skin. It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains Community Fair Trade cocoa butter and has a sweet cocoa scent.
- 24-hour hydration
- Great for very dry skin
- Sweet cocoa scent
Price 1095 INR for 200 ml
What I think
Like all TBS butters, this one comes in an opaque plastic tub with a screw on lid. Being cocoa, the tub is light brown in color. I like the packaging of these body butters – so no non-sense and simple!!! Though you get smaller travel size versions of this tub, I haven’t found any issues with throwing this in my travel bag.
The product is cream-ish white in color and has very thick consistency. Depending on your skin type and also the weather, this might end up being too greasy. Back in India, I preferred TBS lotions over butters in the summers. However since moving to US, I have been religiously slathering on the butters.
Though I beg to differ on the 24 hour claim, it does provide spectacular hydration for 12 to 14 hours straight. On my otherwise normal skin, I do get dry flaky areas on my arms and legs in winters. TBS body butters are my skin saviors during this crisis 😛 With proper massage, the cream gets absorbed really well into the skin without leaving behind any obvious greasiness. It does add a sheen to the skin which gives it a healthy nourished look. Because of the extremely thick consistency, this is best suited for those with dry/ very dry skin. I myself don’t use this except in winters.
I apply this in the morning after bath and it tends to keep my skin moisturized for as good as the whole day. As the name suggests it smells nut –ty with a nice blend of chocolate thrown in. However the fragrance doesn’t last as long as the Chocomania body butter lasts – my absolute favorite till date 🙂
Overall I like this body butter for its spectacular moisturization and skin nourishment and has been a staple winter buy for me.
- Thick and creamy
- Dewy finish
- Leaves the skin smooth and soft
- Keeps skin hydrated throughout the day
- Works wonders on dry/flaky skin
- Absorbs well
- Non greasy
- Permanent range
- Too rich for normal to oily body skin types
- Fragrance doesn’t last long
If you are someone with dry/flaky body skin, then look no further. This body butter is for you. Normal to Oily body skin type beauties could check out the lotion.
Let me know if you guys have used The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter. What are you using at the moment?