The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion Review


The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion Review

Hey beautiful damsels..!! Just like most of the authors, here at makeupera, I too grow weak in the knees when it comes to The Body Shop and MAC products. I keep checking the TBS online store every now and then to check out the latest ranges and discount offers running. On my last visit to their store, I picked up the Shea Whip body lotion in a pack of 250 ml. I have been using it since 15 days now and it felt like the right time to review this product for you guys. Read on below to know more…

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The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion

The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion

Product description:

The Shea whip is light in consistency and has a quick-absorbing formula and is non-greasy in nature. It’s rich formula leaves your skin velvety soft and well moisturized.

The TBS Community Fair Trade shea butter comes right from mainland Ghana. TBS Shea body lotion is made by local women who harvest shea nuts, dry them under the sun and then manually crack them to extract the kernels which are then roasted to form into a paste to extract Shea butter.


Rs.245/- for 60ml

Rs. 695 for 250 ml

The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion

The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion

Shelf life:

2 years


The 60ml packaging consists of a transparent plastic bottle. It has a tightly closing  flip-flop cap that makes the product leak proof. The 250 ml comes with a  pump dispenser.

The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion

The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion


The consistency is like that of a thick, body cream that manages to spread easily and absorb quickly.

Skin type:

normal to dry skin

Pros of The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion:

  • Thick consistency makes it ideal for dry skin on body
  • It has a light texture that spreads evenly and smoothly on skin
  • Quick absorb formula
  • The smell is warm scent and is retained by skin
  • fragrance should not bother sensitive noses
  • it does not irritate my skin or break me out
  • I have not noticed any pore clogging leading to blackheads and whiteheads
  • the softness and moisturisation effect lasts for quite long
  • makes skin appear healthy and nourished
  • non sticky and non greasy formula that does not make you feel uncomfortable
  • Two sizes of packaging available 60 ml and 250 ml so, you can pick the size that suits you.
  • detailed list of ingredients is mentioned
  • TBS as a brand has duly fulfilled its corporate social responsibility all over the world

Cons of The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion:

  • Prices are higher as compared to other lotions available out there in market.
  • Smaller packaging does not have a pump.
The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion

The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion

Key Ingredients:

Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower Seed Oil) (Emollient), Stearic Acid (Emulsifier), Talc (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Glycerin (Humectant), Orbignya oleifera (Babassu Oil) (Emollient), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate (Emollient), Dicaprylyl Ether (Emollient), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Corn Starch Modified (Skin Conditioning Agent), Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Triethanolamine (pH Adjuster), Pentaerythrityl Distearate (Skin-conditioning Agent, Emollient.), Acrylates/Vinyl Isodecanoate Crosspolymer (Acrylates/Vinyl Isodecanoate Crosspolymer) (Emulsion Stabilizer), Sodium Polyacrylate (Film Former/Viscosity Increasing Agent), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Methylparaben (Preservative), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone) (Sunscreen), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Caramel (Colour), CI 19140 (Colour).

The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion

The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion

My Experience of The Body Shop Shea Whip Body Lotion:

This is my second lotion from TBS after the Strawberry one which I had been using on and off throughout last winters. Now, as the weather is slightly shifting it’s mood, my skin demands some extra moisture so, investing in a quality body lotion seemed like a good idea. I was a bit tired of the sweet Strawberry smell and wanted something more subtle to try.

Texture, as explained above is thick but formula is quick absorb so does not make my skin feel greasy. It removes all traces of dryness and flakiness from skin. I need almost a coin sized dollop of this Shea lotion for one arm. One bottle for me lasts nearly 2 months if I use it daily. The fragrance is warm and woody but not over the top. The moisturization effect lasts for quite long say, 3 to 4 hours.



Will I recommend this product again?

Yes, If you like Shea smell and your skin type is dry, you should give this thing a try once. I like it more than the previous Strawberry body lotion due to it’s warm smell.


About Author

Pearl is from New Delhi. She is dentist by profession and a beauty, health and wellness blogger by passion. She find writing a great way to express her thoughts. Her hobbies are shopping, writing, blogging and music. She loves to spend her free time ad mist greenery and nature. She is a die hard romantic.She is a beauty enthusiast too and likes everything about makeup and skincare. Her favorite colour is Coral pink. Her skin complexion is fair with shoulder length wavy hair. She happens to have a combination skin. She likes to keep her makeup minimal and basic and is very fond of Corals, Beige, Bronze and Mauve. Nail art is something she is very fond of too.