Beauty Review: The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter

The Body Shop

The thirteen year old girl who had her first introduction into the magical world of make-up in store at The Body Shop would be squealing with excitement right now. Fifteen years on and I’m still pretty impressed The Body Shop asked me to review one of their products. I’ve always had a soft spot for The Body Shop, as a teenager I could browse and try out products undisturbed, without being hassled by assistants who clearly knew I couldn’t afford to buy half the stuff I was testing out. As an adult I’ve come to appreciate the moral price we pay by purchasing products manufactured unethically. Shopping at The Body Shop you can forget checking the labels for place of origin or animal testing, your conscious is clear and you’re free to enjoy messing around with make-up.

So I didn’t need to check the label when a pot of Moringa Body Butter arrived, I could focus on testing out the product. Anyone who has tried The Body Shop body butter before will know, thick creamy moisturiser containing Fair Trade shea butter is standard across the whole range and this product is no exception. I did notice how quickly the body butter absorbed into my skin and was pleasantly surprised that the fragrant scent remained long after the product had disappeared into my skin. To me Moringa smells like a heady mix of honeysuckle and jasmine after a summer storm, quite delicious. This one might not be a product I’d use everyday over my entire body, as I have oily skin but I will be smoothing this lush body butter into all/any dry patches of skin to ensure I’m bikini ready for the summer- thank you The Body Shop for this lovely gift.

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ESPA Mens Beauty

ESPA

ESPA do the most fabulous products for women but men don’t always get a look in.

This Christmas I bought the Special Agent Gift set for my lovely Dad and I have to say he loved it! The set consisted of Duel Action Shavemud, the Hydrator and Energising Shower Gel. Dad used all of them (and I couldn’t help stealing some of the fresh and fruity shower gel) but Dad found the Duel Action Shavemud particularly good. Apart from smelling delicious, using a thick mud formula stopped that nasty, red shaving rash. All products can be bought separately, so give the man in your life a little treat.

Beauty Edit….Korres Jasmine Body Butter

korres body butter

Jasmine is a heavenly scent. I have a beautiful jasmine bush in my garden, memories of long summer days relaxing in the warm sunshine are infused with this exotic aroma. Combine this dreamy scent with my favourite body butter, which is frankly lush and this is a product I just have to try.

Korres Jasmine Body Butter is thick and luxurious, easily absorbed into the skin and creates a film on the skin that leaves you feeling protected all day. Shea butter moisturizes the skin while almond and avocado oil improves elasticity and appearance. Unlike most body butters, Korres body butters don’t leave your skin feeling sticky or greasy, clogging your pores. The next day you’ll notice your skin is super soft too.

Korres has been on my radar (& in my beauty cupboard) for a few years now for two very good reasons. 1. Their products really are effective and actually manage to live up to their promises. 2. Korres products are natural and based around homeopathic remedies, the Jasmine body butter has 92.5% natural products so won’t irritate sore/sensitive skin.

(I went for a sparkly ring finger manicure using coral pink polish from M&S and A Cut Above polish from Essie).