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With the mango season slowly drawing to an end in Bangalore, I was left with a desire to hold on to something that reminds me of the sensation of biting into a luscious golden mango. Going through my body cream stash (yes, I am the hoard-products-during-sale-season kinda girl), I found a box of The Body Shop Mango Body Butter and I could not contain my excitement. This one is an all-time favourite and I always stock up on this particular body butter during the sale season. The delicious aroma of mangoes in this body butter will get me through winter and all the way up to the next mango season. Albeit not a new product, I thought I would write a review for this tried and tested cream.
Product Description and Claims:
The Body Shop official website describes this body butter as follows:
Our super-rich and creamy Body Butter is a feast for the skin. It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains Community Trade cocoa butter and has an exotic mango scent.
- Body moisturizer
- For dry skin
- 24hr hydration
- Mango seed oil
- Sweet, tropical scent
- Absorbs easily
- Enriched with community trade Cocoa from Ghana
The ingredients list as per the brand’s website are:
Aqua, Mangifera Indica Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Glycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Glycine Soja Oil, Dimethicone, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, CI 19140, CI 15985.
The Body Shop Mango Body Butter comes in a yellow-orange plastic box with a black lid. On top of the lid is a picture of a mango with the logo of The Body Shop printed over it.
The Mango Body Butter retails at ₹1,195 for 200ml in India.
My Review of The Body Shop Mango Body Butter:
As I mentioned earlier, I absolutely LOVE this product. I have extremely dry skin during winter and body lotions do not work well for me then. I need a heavy-duty cream and I always turn to The Body Shop Body Butters to get me through winter. Here are my thoughts on this body butter:
Recently, post the delivery of my first child, I faced a problem of extremely dry skin. The skin on my face was tight, dry and itchy and I was in pain. I tried every trick in the book but to no avail. As a last resort, I tried The Body Shop Mango Body Butter. It is generally not advised to apply this on the face as it is a very thick cream and may cause breakouts for some skin types. But I was desperate. Three days later, I was completely free from the pain of dry, itchy skin. This cream delivers on the claim that it moisturizes and soothes dry skin.
People with oily skin may want to steer clear of this body butter. This product would suit people with normal to dry skin.
If you stay in a place with high humidity you can still make this body butter work for you. All you have to do is reduce the amount of product you use.
Although I am fond of fruity aromas, I find some body butters to have an overpowering fragrance. The scent of Mango Body Butter, though extremely fruity on application, slowly fades into a more pleasant summery aroma of mangoes.
The Body Shop claims that this product will keep you moisturized for 24 hours. I have found the body butter to keep my skin moisturized for around 12 hours in a normal environment and for 10 hours in an airconditioned room.
Pros and Cons of The Body Shop Mango Body Butter:
- Extremely moisturizing.
- Tropical, delightful aroma.
- Absorbs easily.
- Plastic packaging.
- Not available throughout the year.
Where you can buy it:
Tried and tested by The Review Owl.