28 December 2011

4) Moisturiser Monday - Body Shop 'Almond' Body Butter

This week I am going to blog about a cream that I first started using last Christmas; Body Shop Almond Body Butter. 

Our famous Body Butter with sweet almond oil. It is quickly absorbed and leaves normal to dry skin feeling soft and smooth.

  • Hydrates
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
  • Buttery texture
  • Sweet almond scent

Last christmas my mum popped into the body shop during the sales, and came home with a huge bag filled with body shop products. Showing me what she purchased, she pulled out a tub of the Almond Body Butter; I took one sample of it and immediately I was hooked. Of course, it would be wrong for me not to 'claim' it, and quietly sneak of with it! (Haha!) As we know the winter is a season that is incredibly drying on the skin, and this body butter is a great product to cure all dryness of the skin. 

The product is very thick in texture, smells absolutely divine and sinks very very well into the skin. However, it can leave a slight oily residue if too much product is used. I also wouldn't recommend using this product during the summer months, as the heat tends to 'melt' the product on the skin (hope that makes sense), making the skin quite greasy. I tend to get very dry hands and feet during the winter, and often find having a hot/warm bath at night and then moisturising my feet with this body butter, makes them so soft and smooth (especially if I put slipper socks on at night to 'lock in' the moisture).

The only problem I have with this particular body butter is it only ever comes out at Christmas. I have asked time and time again in varying stores, and get the same response of ''Sorry, we no longer sell this body butter'', even though it somehow makes its way back to the shelves during the Christmas sales! -,- However at the moment, it is available instores and on the body shop website, and the best bit? I found a discount code!!!!

The RRP for this body butter is £12.50, but because it is a sale product, if you purchase it in stores or online, it has been reduced to £5.00. BUT . . . I had a snoop online and found a discount code that knocks an additional £2.00 off. So realistically you can get this body butter online for a mere £3.00. Absolute bargain!!!! Because of its 'limited edition debut' (sarcasm), I have ordered 8; 4 for moi and 4 for my mum, so we are now well stocked up for the new year.

Overall Thoughts
Body Shop Bod Butters are renowned for being very powerful in their scents, and very moisturising and kind to skin. The Almond Body Butter in particular smells absolutely divine and moisturising (which is what you want during the winter). However it is a body butter that is extremely hard to come by during the year and can be a little greasy if too much product is used, or during the summer. If you suffer badly with dry skin, then I definitely recommend this product, but suggest finding a slightly lighter moisturiser product for the summer months. 

Will I be repurchasing? Of course, already stocked up! :P

Body Shop Almond Body Butter is available online and instores. Currently being sold for £5.00 but if you choose to order online, use the discount code BUTTER to get an additional £2.00 off the sale price! (Discount code valid until 30th January 2012).

If you are interested in ordering, then check out the Body Shop link here.

This is also my last 'Moisturiser Monday', and I hope you've all enjoyed reading it and etc. I would love to hear your opinions on what you thought about it, and perhaps some suggestions for a different series in the new year? But I will leave that up to you to decide. 

**Please note - My review is 110% honest, genuine and true. Product purchased with own money and I have not been sponsored, paid to write about this review in any way shape or form.



  1. this body butter is so good, i use it and the results are good :D


  2. I may just have to purchase this, I love The Body Shop Body Butters and I've never tried this one. Thanks for the discount code :) I wish they had free postage aswell aha.

    Frances x
    Twitter: @Francesss__

  3. I've looked at so many of the Body Shop Body Butters but I've never actually bought one yet!

    - Allie x

    Allie UK Blog

  4. Haha, Moisturizer Monday, I love it. :D This seems like a great product, I adore The Body Shop, all of their body butters smell so amazing! <3


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