The Body Shop Shea Soap Review
Hey sweethearts, I mini hauled a few TBS products this month when I went at their store to pick some gift packs for my sister’s birthday; I could not help but get some stuff for me, too. I also got to know that the products at TBS that have only 1 year or so of shelf life remaining, automatically go on a 50 % discount. I am a big fan of their skincare range but have not yet given a try to their makeup products and honestly, I have not read great reviews about their makeup either so, for now I am just hooked on to their skin care range for fabulous skin nourishment and lovely aromas. Just like their body butters, lotions etc, their soaps are nice, too. In past, I have tried their strawberry soap and wanted to give the Shea variant a try, now. So, here I am with a detailed review. Read on…
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This Shea butter soap from TBS comes with the goodness of extracts of palm oil and glycerine. This helps in cleansing and thoroughly nourishing your skin in a single step.
Directions for use:
Wet your body with water and use the soap in circular motion to form a rich lather.
INR 195 for 100 grams
Normal to dry skin type
It comes in a plastic wrapper that is transparent with all the necessary product details mentioned on it.
The soap forms a rich and creamy lather.
Pros of The Body Shop Shea Soap:
- One bar lasts long as it does not get too soggy
- Lovely smell of Shea d and relaxing
- since the fragrance is not too overpowering, it can be used by men as well as women
- It forms a creamy lather
- Does not dry my skin out or cause stretchiness
- No SLS in this soap makes it mild on skin
- it does not disturb Ph and moisture balance of my skin
- Paraben free soap
Cons of The Body Shop Shea Soap:
- It cannot be called exactly travel-friendly as compared to TBS Shower gels/ creams
- It does not exactly provide much hydration to my skin so, I cannot skip the body lotion
- Pricey in comparison to regular soaps.. too pricey infact
- a complete list of ingredients is missing on the wrapper you have to look up the website.
- does nothing for tanning
“Sodium Palmate (Surfactant), Sodium Palm Kernelate (Surfactant), Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Sorbitol (Humectant), Palm Kernel Acid (Surfactant), Parfum (Fragrance), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Tetrasodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Tetrasodium Etidronate (Chelating Agent), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 77891 (Colour), CI 77492 (Colour), CI 77491 (Colour).”
My experience with The Body Shop Shea Soap
The best part about this soap is that it does not melt or get soggy so would easily last through a month. It lathers up pretty well to give a nice, creamy lather that is pleasantly perfumed. The fragrance is retained by my skin for 15 minutes or so, post shower. It rinses off easily and does not exactly cause any stretchiness to my skin, it is not hydrating either so, I have to use a body lotion. It did not break out my skin and is more of a feel good product.
It cleans skin well though and does not leave behind any sticky residue. It does nothing for the tanning as such. The smell can be layered up with other Shea products from TBS.
Will I recommend The Body Shop Shea Soap again?
Yes, I like it can be given a try but honestly, I think the shower cream is more value for money.