Thursday, 15 April 2010

Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Butter

Claims - An intensive creamy all-over body moisturiser with the zesty pink grapefruit fragrance! It absorbs into the skin easily to condition and soften providing moisturization for up to 24 hours! Keep your skin super-smooth and soft with a rich, intensive cream that provides zesty, fruit-scented moisturization! Suitable for normal skin!

Key Ingredients - Pink Grapefruit Seed Oil is rich in essential fatty acids that help restore skin smoothness and suppleness while rebuilding the skins barrier function! Cocoa Butter is an excellent moisturiser that melts at body temperature leaving the skin silky smooth and soft! Shea Butter is a great natural moisturiser that helps condition the skin while acting as a barrier to seal in the moisture! If you don’t read the labels, this is for you! Trade with the Kuapa Kokoo community enables the development of projects such as schools and village wells in addition to providing small-scale farmers with income to support their families!

Peachy pink 200 ml - 192g - 6.7 oz tub retails for 745 INR or £12.50 or $20! The 50 ml mini version tub retails for £5 or $8! I am not quite sure if the mini version is available in the Indian market! Consistency is creamy! Product might appear white, but it is pale pink in reality! If you are not into top note citrus scents, you might not like Pink Grapefruit fragrance! But, chances are you might like it! I find the Sweet Lemon range sickeningly nauseating, but Pink Grapefruit range has a place in my heart! Must-have for summers! Feels so refreshing! Such a pick-me up fragrance!

A bunch of Body Shop body butters feel the following way! In fact, Pink Grapefruit contributes more towards that feel! A while after application, skin feels so cool to touch! Just the way mint does to breath! Now, you know why I call this a must-have for summers? You might not feel the same way, so better watch out! I don’t say its frosty or freezing cold, but still I consider that my skin cool on touch! A penny size product is more than enough to cover a large surface area! Again, no harm if more or less! All I meant to say was a little goes a long way! Apart from Buriti Baby body butter, I find the Pink Grapefruit formula kind of magical! The product is easy to work with! Once it touches the skin, it sinks in! The formulation is totally body-friendly! Skin looks absolutely dry, but in fact the formula richly moisturizes my skin! Anything for such a healthy looking skin! Staying power of the product is phenomenal! Fragrance stays for more than 6 to 7 hours, which is definitely a bonus in sweltering summers! The fragrance lingers whole day unless you are too much into the water! Beach or water rides, for instance!

As mentioned earlier, Pink Grapefruit fragrance is citrusy! Sweet Lemon body butter smells like lemon rind! Pink Grapefruit body butter smells like Pink Grapefruit rind! Grapefruit seed extract claims to have strong antimicrobial properties with proven activity against bacteria and fungi! Grapefruit peel oil is used in aromatherapy! Historically known for its aroma, Pink Grapefruit oil helps boost confidence, happiness and peace levels! Helps treat depression, fatigue, exhaustion, burnout, fear and stress! I am yet to explore the aromatherapy version of Pink Grapefruit, but will let you know if it really helps in the above mentioned conditions!

Store your body butter in a cool dry place! Basically, the life expectancy of this product is 12 months! I never mind stocking up more body butters as I consider most of the ingredients natural! I know it sounds gross! You can either continue using the product post expiry or simply toss it out! After all, it is your choice finally!

I can give anything to try the Pink Grapefruit lip butter! How beautiful is the wee tub! As far as my observation goes, the body butter fragrance is a bit different compared to the lip butter fragrance! It can get either intense or mild! Will I repurchase Pink Grapefruit body butter? Definitely not! The Body Shop launches a couple of new fragrances every year! If I keep purchasing the same fragrance, don’t you think I will be missing something? Do I have any staple body butters, then? Yes, of course! Japanese Cherry Blossom and Buriti Baby will remain my all time favourites! I believe nothing can replace those two! At least, so far!

Other products available in the Pink Grapefruit range are soap, puree body lotion, shower gel, body scrub and lip butter! Cleanse using Pink Grapefruit shower gel or soap! Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells two to three times a week using Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub! Complete the ritual with Pink Grapefruit Body Butter!

Ingredients - Aqua, Citrus Paradisi, Cocoa Butter, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Shea Butter, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Limonene, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citral, Sodium Hydroxide, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, CI 15985, CI 17200.

P.S - Fragrances are very personal! I love the pink grapefruit fragrance doesn’t mean you will obviously like it! Does the Pink Grapefruit body butter sound like heaven in tub? Better try the mini version to see you how you get on! If you have no access to the mini version as such, my recommendation would be Pink Grapefruit lip butter! Just in case you are interested, the 10ml lip butter tub retails for 275 INR! It is exactly the same, save the intensity of fragrance! Did you ever get to try The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit range of products? How do you like the fragrance?


  1. I have never even eaten grapefruit - much less a pink one! But this sounds so exotic! Nice review, good option for summers with its coolness :D

  2. I've used the soap and lipbalm. I like the soap much more, the lipbalm fragrance is way too intense for me :-S

  3. it looks delicious. i wish i could eat it..lolz. i visited karachi's TBS twice just because of your wonderful posts. i was about to buy their mineral foundation but i already have 3 so i stopped myself :P

  4. Ah! my skin loves BSBB! Currently I am using the olive one, loving it!xoxo

  5. It is a lovely product, but I found the fragrance not suiting me :-(

    But I bought a Grapefruit gift pack as a present for my close friend on her engagement. She is now in love with TBS and keeps buying their stuff ;-)

  6. Divija, can't tell you in words how tempted I am to try this on......lucky you.......

  7. I just finished my TBS Pink Grapefruit body scrub, and have been eying the body butter for a time now. Thx for the review :D I was afraid the butter might be of weird texture, but you cleared that up for me =]

  8. I want to try this now :)