Friday, July 29, 2011

The Body Shop Lychee Blossom Body Butter – Review

Best if you want to: Moisturize your skin with our famous Body Butter with a fruity-floral scent. It is quickly absorbed and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.

Best for: all skin types

Details:
• Provides 24-hour hydration
• Leaves skin soft and smooth
• Buttery texture
• Fruity-floral scent

Babassu Oil
Organic Babassu oil - nature's best - is a wonderfully light and non-greasy skin moisturizer extracted from the wild-growing babassu palm trees only found in certain areas of Brazil and South America.

Shea butter
Moisturizes and helps soften the skin.
Shea butter is one of nature's great moisturizers. Ghanaian women have used it for centuries to protect their skin from the dry Saharan winds.

Organic soya oil
Has moisturizing and healing properties that make it ideal for intensive skin care treatments.

Price: Rs. 795 for (I bought this at 50% off sale) – this is a Limited Edition product.
Ingredients: Water (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Ethylhexyl Stearate (Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Cyclopentasiloxane (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Cyclohexasiloxane (Conditioning Agent), Fragrance (Fragrance), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Trihydroxystearin (Skin Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Glyceryl Oleate (Emulsifier), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Antioxidant), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Sodium Citrate (pH Adjuster), Sorbic Acid (Preservative).
Water (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Ethylhexyl Stearate (Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Cyclopentasiloxane (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Cyclohexasiloxane (Conditioning Agent), Fragrance (Fragrance), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Trihydroxystearin (Skin Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Glyceryl Oleate (Emulsifier), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Antioxidant), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Sodium Citrate (pH Adjuster), Sorbic Acid (Preservative).
Water (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Ethylhexyl Stearate (Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Cyclopentasiloxane (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Cyclohexasiloxane (Conditioning Agent), Fragrance (Fragrance), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Trihydroxystearin (Skin Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Glyceryl Oleate (Emulsifier), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Antioxidant), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Sodium Citrate (pH Adjuster), Sorbic Acid (Preservative).

Ingredients: Water (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Ethylhexyl Stearate (Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Cyclopentasiloxane (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Cyclohexasiloxane (Conditioning Agent), Fragrance (Fragrance), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil / Babassu Butter (Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Trihydroxystearin (Skin Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Glyceryl Oleate (Emulsifier), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Antioxidant), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Sodium Citrate (pH Adjuster), Sorbic Acid (Preservative).

What I liked: 

1. My past experience with TBS BB has been that they fall into either of the two categories. They either:
a.       Moisturise well (Hemp)
b.      Smell great (Japanese Cherry Blossom)

They were never both, until I met lychee BB. Which is strange because I don’t like lychee as a fruit (honestly – I have never eaten a lychee, I hate the way it looks). This not only smells really lovely (as lovely as JCB – almost) but is it also super moisturizing.

2. Absorbs instantly without any greasiness
3.  The fragrance lasts for 4-5 hours. It is quite faint but detectble. 
4.  Softens skin incredibly
5. I used this on my face too for a week – it didn't break me out (I added a drop of sesame oil to this prior to application)
6. It is a steal for the price (400 bucks)


What could be better:

1.  This is a LE product

Overall: This has become my fav. body butter. It is a pity this is a LE - because it smells so amazing & at the same time is so softening & nourishing.


P.S.: I generally try out products for a longer time before reviewing,  like 3 weeks or even more. But since this is LE & on sale as well, I thought I would review it quickly so that more of you can avail the offer. 

8 comments:

  1. Mmmmm sounds delicious, guess i'll have to make another trip to TBS soon :)

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  2. Will check this out! I like how lychees smell!:)

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  3. i will buy this on my next weekend trip, i love lychee's flavor...

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  4. I dint find this here in chennai. I will make a vist by this week again. I think will check this out. Thanks for the review :)

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  5. I sniffed this Lychee perfume and loved it and gonna get it for laters but when it comes to TBS's perfumed body butters.. i'm not really a fan of it. I still have their LOVE ETC body butter and its kind of a pass for me. Love their LOVE ETC perfume which i own but their perfumed body butter, not a fan of it.

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  6. hehe..hate the way lychee looks too...
    this sounds really good...u got a great price!!
    TBS body butter is supposed to be really amazing..

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  7. I am crazy about lichi...Love it..But never read about such a body butter...If I use this, it would be so hard..:-P

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