8.26.2011

Review- The Body Shop Shea Collection

Hey everybody. Hope everyone's doing well. I haven't really come across many people who don't have a liking for Body Shop products so I decided to do this post on their Shea Collection and let everyone know how my experience with the products has been.


So basically the Shea collection is the most moisturizing collection out there with infused with anti-oxidizing Vitamin A and E which are vital if one aims to achieve nourished and soft skin.  Being Body Shop the Shea Butter in the collection (and every other product that they have) is Community Trade which in simpler words means that farmers of third world countries who work all year round has not been unfairly treated when purchases were being made from them. Those people benefit from every purchase that the Body Shop makes from them.

Another important ingredient in the Shea collection is the Community Trade Cocoa which softens and silk-ens the skin like no other.


Many have argued that the Body Shop's Shea Butter is one of the best in the entire world! Pregnant women have applied this moisturizer to prevent stretch marks and everyone from fans to celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon and David and Victoria Beckham are loyal fans of it. The Cocoa and Shea in it make 24-hour moisturization incredibly easy and a little definitely goes a very long way.

I have had this mini pot of it since last year and I'm only half way done. The Shea scent has some fans, but definitely some haters as well. The scent is unusual and lingers but the good thing is that, from personal experience, I know that it doesn't interfere with any perfume you wear. So in case you can't cope with the smell, you can easily apply some perfume and that problem would be taken care of immediately.


Community Trade Shea butter, Organic Soy Oil, Organic Salt, Sunflower Seed Oil and Organic Sugar are combined to make this oil based scrub that exfoliates wonderfully with the help of salt grains but at the same time moisturizes amply.

When I first started using it, I didn't really feel a difference but within a weeks time I could see fresh skin and the gritty and oily texture is what probably caused the change. My skin felt alot more polished and that is probably because of the granules in the mixture. Body Shop did not disappoint at all with this product and once again, a little goes a long way for this.

The only problem I seem to have is that after you have exfoliated your skin and washed there is a layer of oil on your skin which is visible if you run water over it. That is what helps in the moisturizing process but I'm not really a big fan of the remains since it doesn't make my skin feel squeaky clean. Once again, I may be the only person who had a problem with this but I thought I'd let everyone know.


Hopefully this picture can helps show the texture of the scrub and the butter.


 Lastly we have the Shower Cream from the collection and what makes this so special is that it is absolutely soap free. The main ingredients are Community Trade Shea Butter, Vitamin A and E, Sunflower Seed Oiland Community Trade Organic Sesame Oil. This product could easily be used as a foaming bath soak as well if one were to pour this in their bath tub.

When used normally it creates a rich lather that leaves your skin feeling soft and well moisturized. Some people may have a problem with the fragrance but it depends from person to person. the Packaging is very practical and doesn't take up much space in my already crowded bath room cupboard. 

All in all, I feel like the Shea Collection is absolutely necessary for someone with very dry skin but it will work well for normal skin combination as well, like me. The scent my cause a problem, but like I said it's eaisly covered. The best part about the fragrance is that it is unisex so if a man wants to use products from this collection, the easily can without having to fear that they'd end up smelling like strawberries or cream :p.Every product in the collection moisturizes and you never have to reapply through the day, but I have at times seen that it is a bit TOO moisturizing and ends up on my clothes.

PRICES-
1.7 Oz Mini Shea Body Butter-$6
1.65 Oz Mini Shea Body Scrub-$6
8.4 Fl Oz Regular Shower Cream-$8
3.4 Oz Shea Soap-$4

Until next time, tc :)




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  1. Wonderful review. I also fall into the category of people who want that squeaky clean feeling after shower so anything that leaves a film of moisturizers on the skin just drives me crazy. I have only tried the body butter in this range and I like it. It has a subtle scent and moisturizes well for colder months. Love the framing around your pics. Have a wonderful weekend.

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