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The Body Shop Vitamin E Body Butter


Why I Love It:

I’ll start off with a little disclaimer: if you have well-hydrated skin or primarily use lotions for the fragrance affect, this one is probably not for you.

It’s safe to assume I’m not the only person who suffers from chronically dry skin. If I were, there wouldn’t be 400 million formulas for me to experiment with in my quest for the perfect moisturizer. This winter I discovered The Body Shop’s Body Butters. I now own a few different types, but I originally purchased this specific jar for my hands. A consequence of needing to wash my hands somewhere between 1 and 5 million times a day, my paws have been rough, cracked, and in pretty dire shape this winter. I have been desperately searching for something to bathe my hands in at night. After having little success with lotions specifically for brutalized hands, I thought I’d give this a shot as it has cocoa butter, shea butter, AND Vitamin E. I didn’t expect for it to work so nicely on EVERYTHING I put it on.

The formula is thick- it’s a body butter after all. Though I suffer from dry skin I have areas that are also very oily. I know this doesn’t make much sense but, again, I am not the only one burdened with flaky dehydrated skin that also pours out oil like a fry kitchen. This is more of a problem on my face, neck, and back so I do not apply this lotion to these areas because it would probably be too sticky and filmy. It has a faint smell that I’d describe as floral. I’m not a fan of the scent, however, it is so faint I do not ever smell it after I apply and the lotion is so perfect otherwise I let that slide. It does take a few minutes to “set” or dry, so to some that might be also be a con. This butter does keep my skin silky smooth and moisturized for at least 24 hours, as the product claims. Each day that I wear it I find myself surprised that my skin feels so perfectly soft and silky after and entire day and several outfit changes. It gives a you a well hydrated satiny glow without the greasy feel. Additionally, there is no waiting, the effect is immediate and lasts. However, I find after a few days my skin is in such great shape that I no longer need it and switch to my gradual tanning lotion or other light basic lotion and switch back to the butter when I start feeling dry again. This way, the jar lasts months and months!

As for my hands, it’s my new go-to! I will apply after my shower in the morning or right before bedtime and notice a huge difference in my hands and nails. I don’t think the effect lasts too long after I wash it off but am surprised as how well this stuff stays put otherwise.

Do you use The Body Shop products? What are your favorites?


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