Recently, I was sent a couple of moisturising skincare products by one of my favourite high street shops, The Body Shop. I’ve shopped there before for various skincare and make-up bits and bobs so to be able to review their products was really exciting! The two products I got sent were The Body Shop’s Shea Body Butter and a Hemp Hand Protector.
SHEA BODY BUTTER – 8/10
I have forever been a big fan of body butters, especially The Body Shop ones! They come in a range of fruity and floral scents and pots and on repeated use, leave your skin soft as silk. I love the nutty smell of the body butter as it’s incredibly subtle no matter how much of it you use. A lot of people aren’t really fans of the thick texture, but the texture doesn’t really matter to me. A little goes a long way with this body butter as you blend it into your skin. However, this body butter isn’t the most fast drying (and that’s potentially a good thing!). I don’t mind the slow drying nature of the cream, but those of you that don’t like creams on your skin because it makes you feel icky, probably won’t appreciate this product. All in all, it’s incredibly moisturising, especially when it’s freshly applied after you’ve shaved your legs and the scent is absolutely divine.
HEMP HAND PROTECTOR – 7/10
Now, I don’t have a lot of experience with hand creams, I’ve always used my trusty Atrixo, so this hand protector cream made a welcome change. My first thought about this product is just how much you get! I had the 100ml tube, which will honestly last me a year of constant use. I can see this being especially handy during the winter as you can purchase it in a mini 30ml tube which will fit into your handbag perfectly. As with the body butter, a little goes a long way and this definitely leaves your skin feeling supple. It blends in immediately and doesn’t have the icky feeling that I described the body butter contains. It disappears into your skin and leaves it looking more alive. The only downside really to this product is the smell. It’s not a very strong scent, it’s only a slight undertone, but it’s not one that I sing praise about really.
All in all, both are incredibly great products with one or two (easily ignorable) downsides. Out of the two, my favourite is definitely the body butter. If you’re someone that doesn’t really use body butters, get into it! It leaves your skin so soft and prevents things like razor bumps and ingrown hairs on legs if you exfoliate and moisturise properly. The hand cream is also good and will last you ages, but I think because of the slightly expensive price, I’ll stick to Atrixo.