What a nice surprise to receive a big, and I mean BIG, tub of personalized Wild Argan Oil Body Butter from The Body Shop! It has my name on it. And the cutest flamingo sporting a Santa hat! Nice way to usher in the holiday season.
I am almost finished with The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Butter that I bought during the spring. I specifically bought it for the fragrance that I hoped I could layer with my Rituals Sakura Foaming Shower Gel and the Rituals Sakura Body Spray, both cherry blossom scented. Unfortunately, the scent wasn’t quite the same as the other products. Nevertheless, I like the body butter.
When I dug into my new jar of Wild Argan Oil Body Butter, I found that it’s even richer and more hydrating than the Cherry Blossom, I assume because of the argan oil. Argan oil comes from nuts that I learned are harvested and cracked by hand for this and other Body Shop products by women in six co-ops in Morocco using Fair Trade practices. The body butter itself is much heavier than the other TBS body butters I’ve tried, and The Body Shop says that this butter gives 24 hour hydration. I’ve been using it especially at night for about a week, and I love the fact the hydration lasts at least till I shower the next morning. I know I will get a lot of use out of this heavy-duty body butter all winter.
Another thing I really like about Wild Argan Oil Body Butter is that it absorbs quickly and doesn’t take too long to rub in. Although I love the 80 Acres Blood Orange Body Butter that I finished up and wrote about yesterday, it is initially white on my skin and takes a bit of rubbing to get the white to go away. Not so with The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Body Butter. Much less rubbing is required.
It does have a rather strong scent. The scent is a bit hard to describe: jungle floral meets nuts??? The scent isn’t actually my favorite, but I love the intense moisturization that I get from this cream so I will definitely continue to use it. If you’re a fan of florals, you may really like this scent.
So I would say this is a terrific rich cream for anyone with dry to very dry skin who can use fragranced skincare products. It’s just the antidote for winter dry skin.
As I mentioned, I received the jumbo 13.5 oz./400 ml tub of The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Body Butter, but it’s available in the regular size that’s 200 ml. The regular size is priced at $21 and the mega size is $36. TBS also has a number of Wild Argan Oil sets for the holidays, one that’s priced at $15! Natural and cruelty-free. Available, of course, at The Body Shop stores and website and also at Birchbox which is great if you have Birchbox points you’d like to use.
Have you tried The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Body Butter?