September 26, 2012

MJ's Soap Shop Tangerine Body Butter

Body butter is an essential for my dry and eczema-prone skin, especially in the harsh winter weather - which is quickly approaching! When it comes to body butter, I know exactly what I want - thick, easy to spread, quickly absorbed and long-lasting moisture.

At first sight, MJ's Soap Shop Tangerine Body Butter looks solid in the tub, but as soon as it comes in contact with your skin, it melts a little to allow you to properly spread it on your body. It's not super hard but it's still very thick so you don't need a big quantity of product at once..

Because this butter is designed for dry to very dry skin, I would not recommend it for normal or oily skin because it is very likely to create a greasy mess - if I applied it too heavily on  the areas of my body where my skin was not parched or prone to eczema, I was left with super oily skin and that oil just transfered to everything I touched - clothes, furnitures, even the dog!

Sadly, I have to disagree with the fast-absorbing claim in MJ's Soap Shop Tangerine Body Butter's description as, even when I was careful to use only a very small quantity of product on my super dehydrated skin, it took some time to sink in, but that is not a real problem for me because I shower at night before going to bed so the body has plenty of time to properly sink in.

As for MJ's Soap Shop Tangerine Scented Hand Cream, because this body butter is scented with essential oils and not fragrance, the smell is not overpowering but very soft and pleasant. You can really smell a juicy tangerine, not that chemical and overly sweet scent! I have found that the smell lasts a fair amount of time on my skin but sadly not until the morning.

MJ's Soap Shop Tangerine Body Butter has the same ingredients as the Cherry Lip Balm, minus the vitamin E, but after being so amazed by the lipbalm, I can't help but be a little disappointed that the butter doesn't provide long lasting moisture just like the Cherry lipbalm, because I stil feel the need to apply moisturizer in the morning to prevent my skin from getting itchy and dry through the day.

At $8.00 for approximately 2 OZ, I think MJ's Soap Shop Tangerine Scented Body Butter is a great value for the price as it will really last you a long time, but if you have normal or oily skin, I would recommend to concentrate this butter only on dry area of your body, such as elbows or knees to avoid a greasy mess all over your body.

Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.


  1. Ma peau devient vraiment très sèche l'automne et l'hiver alors c'est une crème que j'aimerais bien essayer ! J'aime aussi le fait qu'elle ne contient que de bons ingrédients. Sais-tu où elle se vend ?

  2. Aww, too bad it didn't last long for you, but I think it might be ok for me! Nice review Gaby!

  3. @Lili: Je crois donc que ce sera parfait pour toi dans ce cas! Les produits de MJ sont en vente en ligne ici: http://shop.mjsoapshop.com/product.php?id_product=33 mais comme je vois que tu habites Montréal, tu voudrais peut-être organiser un petit meeting avec elle afin qu'elle te remette tes produits en mains propres? MJ habite sur la rive-nord!

    @Tracy@Beauty Reflections : Yeah, thanks damn eczema! I'm sure it will work well for you however (: