Glowing limbs are everywhere these days, from catwalks to red carpets to your local nightclub us ladies can’t say no to some super sheeny skin. The Body Shop Coconut Shimmer Body Butter has been hailed as a must have so naturally I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. So, did it live up to it’s hype?
To start, as the name suggests, the product is super nourishing and buttery. The butter’s primary ingredient is actually coconut oil which is an intense hydrating agent, meaning it nourishes the skin on a deeper level as well as providing an instant shimmer. It leaves the skin feeling luxuriously hydrated.The body butter has a lovely rich,thick and creamy texture which makes it easily slather-able.Within a few seconds of application,most of the butter gets absorbed into the skin so the skin doesn’t feel greasy or heavy.
The butter has teeny-tiny fine particles of pearly shimmer (no big tacky chunks of glitter here!) which means it’s ideal for daytime wear as well as for ,evening or night time.The shimmer particles are really subtle here making the skin appear smooth with a healthy looking sheen rather than greasy or shiny. The shimmer in this body butter stays on the skin for quite a few hours after application- it would definitely last you through the day or a wedding for example.
Another point to mention about The Body Shop Coconut Shimmer Body Butter is that it has a heavy coconut fragrance. Personally I love this scent, it reminds me of holidays which is where I wore mine. It may interfere with a fragrance though and I could understand why this would put someone off the butter. If you’re thinking of bringing this product on holidays yourself it’s over the hand luggage allowance, coming in at 200ml but is otherwise in travel friendly packaging, in a plastic tub that closes pretty securely- no worried about spilling here! I got a smaller tub in a pharmacy and filled it with the body butter as it was then under 100ml and took it away with me this week.
Overall verdict: I LOVE this product. It is both nourishing and provides a shimmer meaning you essentially get a two in one product. It’s the perfect product for adding a quick glow for a night out or while on holiday. One small downside is that the shimmer is transferable and it does come off onto your clothes,so you might want to keep an eye on that.Otherwise, for me this one is a need, not a want!
The Body Shop Coconut Shimmer Body Butter is priced at €21 and is available in The Body Shop stores nationwide.
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