This post will be a quick review of some products that I purchased from The Body Shop. I made two separate orders since there were two days where there were REALLY great deals. In the first order, I purchased 2 Pomegranate Softening Cream Cleansers and received a free sample of the Chocomania Body Butter for $8.88 total. In the second purchase, I ordered a mini Honeymania Body Butter and a Jumbo Satsuma Body Butter for $15.00 and change. I like The Body Shop’s body butters because it’s great for those with really dry skin or for those who have eczema. I also try to buy my skin care products from here because of community fair trade.
- Pomegranate Softening Cream Cleansers – This has to be the weirdest “cream cleanser” I have ever tried. This isn’t your standard cream cleanser like you’d find with Olay or Neutrogena. This comes out like a lotion and is used like a makeup removing lotion. If I had to label this product, it would be an oil cleanser (using natural oils to lift unnecessary oil from your face). You apply it to the skin and wipe away with a cotton cloth (or something). No water necessary. This also leaves an oil behind, which makes this ideal for very dry skin. I have oily/combination skin and I found this product to be incredibly heavy and it didn’t feel like my skin was cleansed. If you’re somebody with dry skin who dreads washing your face, definitely give this a try. If you’re not that type of person, I’d suggest buying something different. I ended up returning both of these products. I’ll either buy the Tea Tree Facial Wash when they have their next $10 off of $20 sale, or I may end up going to Ulta since one finally opened up close to my house.
- Chocomania Body Butter – The smell? It’s weird. It smells like poor quality chocolate and peanuts ground up together. I was excited that I received this sample (though I do find it odd that they randomly give samples). I’ve been curious about the Chocomania line since I do love cocoa butter. This was completely different from cocoa butter and I actually found it to be nauseating. I only applied it to my feet and had to wash my hands afterwards to avoid smelling it. It moisturizes well and the reviews say that it smells like chocolate indulgence, but I thought it smelled like cheap chocolate and nuts and was overpowering. The bright side is that it moisturizes as well as you would expect from a Body Shop body butter.
- Honeymania Body Butter – I really love this body butter. It’s very thick and moisturizing. It’s so thick that it looked PERFECT when it arrived. It didn’t shift to one side of the jar like most body butters do. I would like to point out that the fragrance isn’t a spot on honey fragrance. It smells like wild flowers. I normally dislike floral fragrances but this one is really pretty. I can see myself buying the full sized tub of this.
- Satsuma Body Butter – The consistency of this isn’t as thick as other body butters from The Body Shop (Coconut, Honeymania) and has more of a whipped consistency. For this reason, I am pretty ticked that the jar didn’t come sealed like my body butters from previous orders have. The product was a mess in the tub and so it made it hard to tell if this was a product that had previously been returned by a customer and re-sold. The actual body butter is nice and moisturizing and has a fresh satsuma fragrance. It smells like a sparkling orange drink (Fanta, Sunkist, Crush). It’s nice for those who like citrus fragrances. I was torn between this and the mango body butter but the satsuma one is a best seller, so I decided to give it a go instead of the mango (wish I got the mango). Overall, this was definitely worth it and is worth repurchasing. When I went to return the Pomegranate Cleansers, I went through all of the body butters and smelled each one. For future references for myself, my favorites were Mango, Strawberry, Satsuma, Cocoa Butter, and Honeymania.