January 10, 2013

The Body Shop Mango Body Butter


Yes, until last year, I was a The Body Shop virgin because as much as I wanted to try their body butters, I always thought they were too pricey for me - come on, why would I want to pay $18 for a 200ml body butter that I can find at the drugstore for half the price? But that was until I came accross an irresistible 3 for $30 offer on the whole The Body Shop website, which led me to order a few of those mystical body butters.

The first butter I decided to try was the Shea Body Butter as it is designed for very dry skin and from what I have heard, it is claimed to be the thickest and most moisturizing of all The Body Shop body butters, which turned out ot be absolutely true - it is truly a little worker on my eczema! After that great experience, I was eager to try another of their butter, but I can't say I was exactly pleased...

As I used up the last bit of my Burt's Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother, the weather was getting colder and I always favour heavier body creams in the winter, so I figured out it was the perfect time to try another The Body Shop body butter that I have bought last year, and I chose Mango because it is also designed for very dry skin.


I ordered this body butter in the jumbo format (400ml) because it was included in the 3 for $30 offer, but I think the jumbo sizes have been discontinued since then - or am I wrong? When I used the Shea Body Butter for the first time, I was worried I would not be able to go through this humongous tub before the end of the winter (I don't use body butters in the summer, they are just too heavy) and I only hoped it would not go bad too soon, but the Mango butter is less thick than the Shea version - it's actually more like a thick cream.

I can't say I fell in love with the Mango body butter's texture like I did with the Shea version. The consistency is like a rich cream, but it's not solid like the Shea body butter. It melts on my skin but it does take some times to be properly absorbed, and yes, it is greasy, even on my dehydrated skin!


The Mango Body Butter does not smell synthetic to me - but then again it is not something that usually bothers me, as long as it's done right - it actually smells like fresh ripped mangoes, yum! I can smell it on my skin a few hours after applying it, but it does not linger all day or overnight. 

I was not blown away by this butter. Even with continuous use, The Body Shop Mango Body Butter could not completely soothe my irritated skin and too often, my skin started being itchy again after around 15 minutes of applying this product, which is asbolutely unacceptable for the price, and especially because it is claimed to be great for very dry skin! If you have problem skin that requires heavy-duty moisture, I would recommend to skip the Mango Body Butter and go for the Shea version instead, which is much better and actually works amazingly well.

The body butters are available in store for $19.00 for 250ml and on The Body Shop website and you get free shipping with any purchase of $75 (be sure to check out RetailMeNot for coupons before ordering!)

22 comments:

  1. j'ai aussi essayé les body butters de body shop, j'en ai deux, dreams unlimited (?), et celui au bleuets, comme toi j'aime celui au bleuet, mais pas l'autre la texture n'est pas pareille. mes formats sont en 200ml, j'ai payé 8$ en solde. ils sont corrects, sans plus

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  2. I like TBS. It's not the best brand, but definitely has some good products. For example TBS Aloe facial wash foam is my all times favourite!

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  3. Shea body butter is my current favorite too! x

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  4. They sound similar to the VS body butters which smell amazing but don't do much as far as moisturize. Next time im at TBS I'll have to sample the shea one.
    Xo

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  5. j'adore les beurres de The Body Shop surtout ceux qui ont une odeur véridique comme celui là! Il sent tellement la vraie odeur de mangue, j'adore :)

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  6. et je trouve effectivement la texture plus liquide que certains autres! Par exemple celui au Satsuma et celui Grapefruit est vrmt moins liquide, ce que je préfère! Celui aux fraises a la même texture que celui à la mangue (mais lui aux fraises à tellement une odeur fake! ) bref :P

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  8. It's a shame it didn't work that well on your skin :( I do however love eating mangoes, the smell of ripe mango just screams summer to me <3
    x

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  9. I am like you refuse to pay a hefty price for a body butter when I can get cheaper ones at the drugstore but I have been wanting to try the shea body butter for the longest time. Maybe next time if they have an awesome promotion I might be tempted :D but definitely not trying this one tho... so thank you for your review :D and I also fed your hamster~! ;)

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  10. I am like you refuse to pay a hefty price for a body butter when I can get cheaper ones at the drugstore but I have been wanting to try the shea body butter for the longest time. Maybe next time if they have an awesome promotion I might be tempted :D but definitely not trying this one tho... so thank you for your review :D and I also fed your hamster~! ;)

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  11. I have to agree with you. I tried the coconut body butter which was AMAZING, even thought I worried about the fact that I spent so much on a body butter. Then I tried this mango one in a little sample, and wasn't nearly as impressed :/

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  12. I love Mango body cream, it smells amazing!

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  13. i don't own any body shop products but after reading this post i think i really what to get one of these body butters to test out. thanks for the informative review.

    http://www.lovefromberlin.net/
    xx rae

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  14. Great post, it's always good to read an honest review and I've had the same problem with the Body Shop. A few of their products can be irritating for my sensitive skin, so I find I have to be extra careful with what I buy x

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  15. I bet this smells SO amazing! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  16. Hey lovely, thanks for checking out my blog! I'm from Montreal too!:)
    I'm not a fan of BS body butters to be honest, but I do like the smell of them. Great review x

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  17. I enjoy The Body Shop body butters. They last such a long time. I adore mango so this must smell delicious xx

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  18. I am not a fan of these! for the pricey you pay it doesn't do anything particularly amazing for your skin! I find that the garnier moisturisers work great on my skin as well as the soap and glory ones!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  19. Such a shame this one didn't work out for you, I love the scent of the mango products in Body Shop!

    I have the satsuma body butter which I use as and when, it's quite thick - a little too thick for my skin so I tend to use it before bed xx

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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  20. I really like the body shop body butters, shame it didn't work too well for you :(


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Je n'ai pas aimé ceux que j'ai testé moi non plus, trop gras. Il me semble que c'était celui aux noix, l'odeur était dégueulasse. Je pense que cette fragrance est discontinuée maintenant. Si je me rappelle bien, j'ai testé aussi Sésame, mais trop gras aussi.

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  22. I really love that mango body butter. It is costly but it seems it's worth it. I'll wait for great deals only.

    -UncommonScents.com

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