Friday, 5 March 2010

Body Shop Coconut Shimmer Body Butter

Claims - An intensive, creamy all over body moisturiser that provides up to 24 hours moisturisation! Contains a beautiful subtle shimmer for gorgeous glowing skin that's silky soft and deliciously fragranced! Contains cold pressed coconut oil to lavish and care for your skin!

Body Shop Coconut range of products are made with pure virgin organic cold-pressed coconut oil! This organically certified oil is acquired through natural processes without the use of chemical extraction! This means that more of its beneficial natural nutrients are retained, so you can be sure that you are using the purest, highest quality ingredients to care for your skin!

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Body butter is an intense moisturizer that can be used on entire body! They are specially formulated to maximize skin hydration! They are likely to be used during dry times of the year or when the skin suffers from severe lack of moisture! The ingredients contained in body butter often offer the skin both hydration and protection!

Cocoa Butter body butter comes in a 200 ml or or 200 g 7 OZ tub! Retails for 12.50 pounds! Body Butter tubs usually carry a color theme that coordinates with the fragrance! White tub with a picture of coconut on the lid! Product is ivory-colored with a pearlized finish! Body Shop does a regular coconut body butter as well as coconut shimmer body butter! Consistency is very rich and creamy!

First thoughts! Yummy! Sweet! Coconut-flavored, obviously! Very tropical scent! Powdery! Once you rub the product on your skin, it smells like coconut oil! Shimmer is silvery! Not chunky! No worry about looking like a disco ball, my perspective! I like fresh coconut, but I simply can't stand the scent of coconut oil! Its hard for me to manage as it gets nauseating after a while! I love the shimmer coz it doesnt look cheap! Body Shop Coconut Shimmer body butter is just like MAC's Strobe! Only thing, its for your body! Whoa! Controversial statement!

Apply the moisturizer on damp skin! It helps lock the moisturizer better! Staying power is above average! Have to work hard to make the product sink in coz its so damn thick! Skin stays hydrated for more than 3 hours inspite of frequent washes! Shimmer doesnt look so glittery after a while! The more number of washes, the more beautiful the glitter looks!

Key Ingredients - Cocoa butter for soft supple skin! Shea butter to protect and soften the skin! Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Lanolin Alcohol, Mica, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Sodium Hydroxide, CI 77891, Caramel.

P.S - Do not feel offended as I compared Body Shop's Coconut Shimmer body butter to MAC's Strobe! The review is just my opinion! If you dont agree with the review, kindly ignore my post! Do you know? Coconut body butter is Body Shop's best selling body butter!


  1. You're so right though, it does look like you have Strobe all over your arm! I better make sure my arms are nice and waxed before drawing attention to them lol. Great review. :)

  2. I don't like anything related to coconuts and that was the only reason I didn't pick it up. I think this would be Cynthia's fav. :P

  3. Hey! This looks so lovely - i love the shine and glow! I wonder hw i missed this at the sale.. I love coconut smells & will def pick this up on my next visit :D