The Body Shop: all body butters are not created equal

And that is good thing!

The Body Shop Body Butters

The Body Shop recently celebrated the 21st birthday of their Mango Body Butter (left). This super rich body butter is made with Community Fair Trade cocoa butter and gives your skin 24-hour hydration. Mango is one of my favorites, both in consistency and scent.

The Body Shop has more than 25 different body butters available at any given time. What makes them unique, is that each one is specially formulated. Unlike many cosmetic brands, The Body Shop doesn’t simply add a scent to a formula base, each scent is crafted to complement its namesake. Some contain shea butter, some contain olive oil and some cocoa butter. Vanilla Bliss Body Butter (right) was a scent from this past holiday season and contains cocoa butter, shea butter and soy oil. The texture is much different from Mango, almost like refrigerated butter while mango is more like a body souffle.

mango and vanilla bliss

Stop into a retail store test the butters before you buy. Right now select Body Butters are on sale for $10. They also have minis for your purse and Duo, a two compartment round containing a light butter and a heavier version.

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