July 11, 2011

First Look: The Body Shop Body Butter Duos! + Giveaway Appetiser (CLOSED)

Posted by roseannetangrs in Hauls | Skincare Hauls | The Body Shop

Hey Everyone,

Today, I’ll be talking about butter. Not really the kind you slathered on your pancakes this morning but rather the ones that The Body Shop makes which happen to be one of their signature products.

The Body Shop Body Butters have been around for ages, and scented with scrummy fruits like my personal favourites including Pink Grapefruit, Passionfruit and Papaya. I love those smells! Acting as an all over body moisturiser, these creamy products provide softening and moisturising benefits to the skin. When I came to The Body Shop office in Singapore to collect the prizes for the upcoming contest (I know, awesomeness!), the lovely Fiona dropped some magic into my bag. What’s the magic? Body Butter Duos. In fact, the Body Shop has recently upgraded these Body Butters and have stocked their shelves with new Body Butter duos! In this post, we’ll take a first look at these one-pot wonders.

The Body Shop Body Butter Duos are special mainly because they provide two levels of moisturisation because one side is for dry skin with a very creamy product while the other side is for normal skin with a more lotion-like product. That way, you have the best of both worlds. You can use the creamier product for your ankles, knees or even for the winter weather while the lotion can be used daily or whichever way you prefer. The body butters come in three variations (and I think one more) – Floral Acai, Macadamia and Sweet Pea and are retailing for SGD $32.90 at any Body Shop Singapore store.

What about Ingredients?

Besides having their respective extracts from each concotion, there are a few community fair trade ingredients known for their moisturising properties that all the body butter duos have in common,  that being:

1. Shea Butter (From Ghana) – known for it’s moisturising properties and The Body Shop sources this from Ghana in Africa from 476 women in 11 villages!

2. Beeswax (From Cameroon) – This is doesn’t come from no honey beehive, it’s sourced from the Adamaoua region in Cameroon

3. Cocoa Butter (From Ghana) – known for getting skin on the road to supple heaven. The Body Shop sources their cocoa butter from Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana, a co-op that works with 40,000 small scale farmers to enable projects like schools and village wells. Can they make me chocolate too? :)

4. Brazil Nut (From Peru) – happens to be a versatile oil and a really rich skin moisturiser and I thought they were only for munching on! These come from Peru that helps over 250 people that can’t get an income otherwise.

5. Babassu Nut Oil (From Brazil) – forms a protective and soothing coat when applied and has a velvety feeling on the skin. From a co-op n Brazil.

6. Soya Oil (From Brazil) – acts as a great base for hair and body products, organic, from farmers aiming to purify the land, what’s not to love?

Smell-o-Matic:

I’ve given these body butter duos a whiff and my nose definetley approves, even the Macadamia is a welcomed suprise. Floral Acai is a sweet and very light and almost playful fragrance that smells like a mix of a sweet berries that comes from the acai berries and tropical flowers. I can’t really put my nose on it but that pretty much sums it up. Macadamia is more of a vanilla musk which I think is more suitable for the nightime and well, Sweet Pea? I haven’t given mine a whiff because you’ll see why as you scroll down below ;) However, I am quite familiar with the Sweet Pea, it’s a wonderful fragrance and I used to spray it all over myself before I started using perfumes. It’s one of my all time favourite scents so its quite a pleasant suprise that The Body Shop was able to make a body butter duo variation of it.

My First Look Thoughts?

I think the duo power action is ingenious. I’m not a fan of moisturisation sometimes because I moisturise and everything is good and well for a day and the next day it looks pretty much the same. It’s probably because I’m using the wrong formula. With this, things become a little easier and I gave the floral acai one to my Mother because God only knows why I need so many. It comes in the classic Body Butter casing that is exactly the same but now it is seperated by a ying-yang looking barrier that seperates dry from normal, east and west. Alright, I’ll stop the puns. I get it, I get it.

On closer look, they look pretty similar but just simply placing your finger on the lotions gives very different results. The side for dry skin is indeed so thick that when I place my finger onto the product, I almost only leave a thumb print. Yes, and if you press a little harder, you can get some product. It’s not like hard-rock King Arthur can’t get the sword outta the stone – hard but it’s for sure not lotion like. It’s like a very stiff egg white, and even more realisticaly, a thick face primer although I don’t suggest you use this on your face. You get the point though – thick and super creamy.

The other side though is much like a lotion and reminds me of a full fat yoghurt. A lot like a full fat yoghurt. Note the full fat, these luxurious body butters are for sure not on a diet eventhough I’m seriously faling mine. But anyway, I can see myself using this side a lot more daily while the other side is more for dry ankles and dry spots I get sometimes. Both consistencies are creamy.

You can see the texture differences when they are both swatched on the skin. You know because we beauty bloggers can swatch anything. When blended into the skin, they blend well and don’t leave a sticky or slimy residue which is actually really nice. It has a slight cooling feeling and the product with a few easy massages are welcomed by the skin and are easily absorbed. The scent is quite strong as well so if you’re walking around freshly applied, you probably will be smell-a-ble.

Elbow picture! This picture was harder to take than you could ever imagine, sort of.

And lookee here! A Blog Giveaway! Yes!

The Body Shop Body Butter Duo GIVEAWAY in SWEET PEA!

STATUS UPDATE: This contest is officially closed as of July 15, 2011 12 PM!!

Any further entries will not be counted!

Want to try this out? All you have to do is:

1. Comment on this blog post with the following information

–> Name

–> Email address

–> The Statement “Enter Me”

–> Name you are following my blog with

(So I can Check! Blog followers only! Check the right hand widget to see how you can follow this blog!)

–> Your answer to this question: “What’s your favourite moisturiser and why?”

2. Make sure you can receive products from me and you are comfortable with giving me your address! This giveaway is international!

3. Giveaway Ends on July 15! Make sure you follow this blog or your entry will not be valid and the winner will be randomly generated using random.org

One Entry Only and you must state the above information to be a valid participant of the giveaway!

Good Luck!

Love,
Roseanne

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 You can leave a response, or trackback.

What do you think?

CommentLuv badge


42 Responses

  • Jaci Walker says:

    Jaci Walker
    jaciwalker@live.com

    GFC: Jaci Walker

    My favourite moisturiser for my body is The Body Shop Body Butter in Mango during winter, and LUSH Dream Cream during summer.

  • spiffytiffy61092 says:

    Tiffany Zhao
    spifytiffy61092@gmail.com
    following with spiffytiffy61092
    I’m too lazy to always put on a body moisturizer, but when i do, I have a stock of the Bath $ Body works signature collection triple moisture creams in different scents. My favorite facial moisturizer is the aveeno positively radiant!

  • oliviachann says:

    –> Name
    Olivia Chan

    –> Email address
    oliviachann@gmail.com

    –> Name you are following my blog with
    Olivia Chan ( I think..)
    (So I can Check! Blog followers only! Check the right hand widget to see how you can follow this blog!)

    –> Your answer to this question: “What’s your favourite moisturiser and why?”
    I love love The Body Shop Body Butters ! So hydrating ! :)

  • oliviachann says:

    Olivia Chan
    oliviachann@gmail.com
    Olivia Chan ( I think )
    I love love love The Body Shop Body Butters ! :)

  • Mylinh Nguyen says:

    My name that I am following your blog with is “Mylinh Nguyen”
    I have a lot of favorite moisturizers that I’m a fan of, but I think my ALL TIME FAVORITE has to be the Bath & Body Works True Blue Spa line body lotion called Tahiti, Sweetie with Monoi Oil — It’s AMAZING at moisturizing and I love how it isn’t sticky and the scent is DELICIOUS!

  • Donna Donna says:

    following via gfc: donna

  • connie yang says:

    connie yang
    crystalyang8989@gmail.com
    GFC: connie yang

    My favorite body lotion is baby lotion! It leaves my skin super soft!

  • Ahrum says:

    Enter me please!
    Ahrum Kim
    ahrumg@gmail.com

    Right now, I’m really boring with Cetaphil moisture cream.

  • rhaindropz says:

    Rhania E.
    rescueta@gmail.com

    GFC: rhaindropz

    My favourite moisturiser for my body is The Body Shop ♥ Japan Yuzu & Rice Body Milk ♥

    among those body milk lotions that i’ve tried this one is SUPERB not that sticky, easy to use and not messy at all .. because it was in a spray bottle (yup a lotion in a spray bottle not in a pump bottle/tube) also its scent is not overpowering (5/5)

  • cheryluh12 says:

    Name: Cheryl
    Email Address: cheryl_forgottened@ymail.com
    Enter me Please!
    following you via onsugar: cheryluh12
    My favourite moisturiser- The Body Shop Cherry Blossom and Soap&Glory’s The Righteous Butter
    Why? I liked the flowery scent of Cherry Blossom and the texture of The Righteous Butter, both are almost equally good! But I must say that TBS’ Body Butter is much affordable as compared to Soap and Glory.

  • Khai Ying says:

    Name: Khai Ying
    Email address: sleepyskies@yahoo.com.sg

    Enter Me!! :)

    Following you with “Khai Ying” or “sleepyskies”
    “What’s your favourite moisturiser and why?”: I seldom use body moisturiser but I do keep tubes of hand cream in office to ward off the harsh air-conditioning and…I am loving my Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea hand cream!!! :D The texture is rich and creamy and smells just so nice!! :)

  • Khai Ying says:

    Name: Khai Ying
    Email address: sleepyskies@yahoo.com.sg

    Enter Me!! :)

    Following you with “Khai Ying” or “sleepyskies”
    “What’s your favourite moisturiser and why?”: I seldom use body moisturiser but I do keep tubes of hand cream in office to ward off the harsh air-conditioning and…I am loving my Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea hand cream!!! :D The texture is rich, creamy and smells just so nice!! Oh and it can double up as a body moisturiser for dry areas like knee caps, elbows and the feet too! :)

  • heeseung93 says:

    Lina Park
    linahspark@hotmail.com
    heeseung93
    enter me =D xx

    my favourite moisturiser atm is the Olay moisturiser because it has SPF 15 and it is for normal/oily skin which is perfect for me :)

  • sharmiila says:

    name:sharmila mary
    email:sharmiila_15@hotmail.com
    Enter me =)
    name used to follow blog:sharmiila
    my favorite moisturiser is the body shop tea tree skin clearing lotion…which is a moisturiser too=)

  • sharmiila says:

    name:sharmila mary
    email:sharmiila_15@hotmail.com
    Enter me =)
    name used to follow blog:sharmiila
    my favorite moisturiser is the body shop tea tree skin clearing lotion…which is a moisturiser too=)
    its makes your face smooth and it feels refreshing and it lightens the color of the blemishes

  • pepperpepper says:

    –> Name : Pepper Tan
    –> Email address : me.n.still.me@gmail.com
    –> Enter Me :)
    –> Name you are following my blog with : pepperpepper

    Currently I’m using Johnson & Johnson bedtime lotion cause i love the lavender smell..

  • onion poon says:

    Name: Grace Poon
    email: onioncongdumpster@gmail.com
    ENTER ME =)
    name i am following your blog: onion poon
    always a big fan of L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream =)

  • jennifer Huang says:

    –> Email address
    kerr.beee@gmail.com

    –> The Statement “Enter Me”
    Enter Me

    –> Name you are following my blog with
    Jennifer Huang (google friend connect)

    –> Your answer to this question: “What’s your favourite moisturiser and why?”
    My favourite moisturizer is the L’Occitane Shea butter hand cream. This works WONDERS and smells absolutely amazing – Even with it’s price tag, it’s the BEST moisturizer i have ever used.

  • bassplayer says:

    email: obrienchick@gmail.com
    Enter Me
    Name you are following my blog with: bassplayer
    Your answer to this question: “What’s your favourite moisturiser and why?” I love using Nivea, Rich Nourishing Moisturiser as I have a limited budget and very dry skin. Often moisturisers are too thin and don’t give me all day moisture and my skin ends up lookig scaly and yuk!

  • beautyprincess says:

    –> Name: Ana

    –> Email address: techiespidergurl at gmail dot com

    –> Enter Me :)

    –> Name you are following my blog with: beautyprincess (OnSugar)

    –> Your answer to this question: “What’s your favourite moisturiser and why?”
    I still have to find my favorite moisturizer. I try and test various formulas but still I’m not satisfied with any. Only one moisturizer I can mention is Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Light Moisturizing Lotion. It has been my most-used summer moisturizer in the past.

  • xindy94 says:

    –> Alena

    –> vendetta6@citromail.hu

    –> Enter me !.)

    –> xindy94

    –> I don’t have a favorite, but I really like Dove’s Hydro Fresh Beauty Body Lotion.

  • musicplayson says:

    –> Name: Rusty
    –> Email address: theworldiswarm@gmail.com
    –> “Enter Me”
    –> Name you are following my blog with: Musicplayson
    –> Your answer to this question: “What’s your favourite moisturiser and why?”: I don’t really have a favourite. But right now, I’m loving lotions with SPF in them. I’m using Vaseline’s one right now. :D

  • adorebeauty06 says:

    love love loveeee the images taken!!! Amazing post dear!

  • roseannetangrs says:

    thanks @adorebeauty06! keep on entering everyone!

  • yumemisakai says:

    Yumemi Sakai
    yume.babycakes@gmail.com
    enter me!
    yumemisakai
    my favourite moisturizer is definitely The Body Shop’s Papaya Body Butter. The scent is just amazing <3 these duo body butters look really cool though, i'm gonna go check them out! thanks for the review (:

  • shilu says:

    Hey my fav one is Body Shop White Musk made with passion fruit…
    Oh and i love the Body shop Vitamin E Moisturiser…

  • llydiall says:

    Name: Lydia

    Email address: Lydia_low@live.com.sg

    “Enter Me”

    Name you are following my blog with: llydiall

    Your answer to this question: “What’s your favourite moisturiser and why?” – my fave moisturiser is nivea smooth sensations.

  • makeawish2468 says:

    Nina Shi

    nina.shi@gmail.com

    Enter me!

    GFC: makeawish2468

    My favorite moisturizer is any of the Vaseline lotions. They never fail me, especially during the winter.

  • elizaheartsmakeup says:

    Name – Eliza
    Email address – elizaheartyou@gmail.com
    Enter Me!
    elizaheartsmakeup
    One of my essentials is def TBS butter and I’ve been loving Khiel’s too! :D

  • Andrea Zadro says:

    Enter me!
    Following via GFC with ‘Andrea Zadro’
    Email: andreazadroc@gmail.com
    I’m unsure on moisturizers at the moment, but I do like Nivea’s Replenishing Lotion.

    Thanks! bye!

  • NA21istm says:

    –> Name: Azri Talib

    –> Email address: azri0605@hotmail.com

    –> Enter Me! :D

    –> NA21istm

    –> My favorite moisturizer will definitely be Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer Gel because it’s light and it doesn’t break me out!

    Thanks for this lovely giveaway! :D

  • igotnocookieforu says:

    –> Amy Chen

    –> itsamieexp@yahoo.com

    –> “Enter Me”

    –> itsamieexp@yahoo.com or igotnocookieforu on googleconnect

    –> i love cetaphil !

  • Tania Al Alwanee says:

    –> Tania Al Alwanee

    —> taniabonnici@hotmail.com

    —> Enter Me

    —> misstania08

    —> my fav moisturiser is Vaseline Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturiser , this is really good , it leaves my skin so soft for a whole day ! I love it !

    Thanks So Much

    Hugs & Kisses

    Tania

  • Princess Jae says:

    Jeanny Hen
    princess.jae–@hotmail.com
    “Enter Me”
    PrincessJae

    My favourite moisturiser is Pearl Cream by Bellano. It’s an Australian brand and has vitamin E. I’ve been using this for a few years now and it keeps my skin feeling nice and soft all year round !

  • Rach Clarke says:

    Enter me
    What’s your favourite moisturiser and why?
    Such lushness are the body butters smells so divine and to die for!!

  • Elisa Clarke says:

    Enter me

    Love the body butters Papaya is the best!! makes my skin so smooth..

  • Elisa Clarke says:

    Enter me

    Love the body butters Papaya is the best!! makes my skin so smooth..

  • ashley harris* says:

    ashley
    ohsobeauties @ gmail . com
    enter me!
    i think i’m following under “ace” (tellemitsace via twitter)

    i have been loving cetaphil’s daily moisturizing lotion since the day i bought it (i’m squeezing the last bits out now!) i have semi dry skin on my cheeks, but a dab of this keeps them soft all day! plus a little goes a long way!

  • chelseaturpin says:

    chelsea turpin
    chelseaturpin@hotmail.com
    enter me!
    chelseaturpin
    =)

  • charlenejudith says:

    Charlene J. Lee
    sunbathingmuffins@gmail.com
    Enter Me
    charlenejudith
    Vaseline! It’s cheap and it works! :D

  • roseannetangrs says:

    The contest is officially closed! Further entries beyond this point will not be counted!!

    —- as of July 15, 2011, 12 PM ——

  • Shakeata said on September 1, 2012
    Shawnee recently posted..ShawneeMy Profile