It seems like honey is popping up in cosmetics all the time now. And for good reason, honey is antibacterial and it's a humectant that draws moisture from the air and adds it into your skin or hair. And it tastes good too! I love honey, so when I saw this I picked it up! I paid $10 but the retail price is $21. They have slowly but surely been creeping up in price. Just a couple years ago they were $16. Definitely wait for a sale...
The Body Shop claims:
I've had a couple of products that have contained honey- the best scented one being Lush's Honey I Washed the Kids. That is the most amazing honey smell. So I was expecting The Body Shop to bring it now that they have added a honey line.
This particular honey is very floral, think honeysuckle. Which I can understand, most honeys are floral depending on which flowers were used in producing the honey. But I'm not really a fan of it. It's a bit too floral. If it were more on the sweet side I might have really liked it. It's not terrible, I just don't love it. And it doesn't linger very long, maybe about an hour and then it's gone.
The texture of this one is VERY thick. It's almost like butter-but like all body butters it spreads really easily and absorbs pretty quickly. It says it's supposed to be for dry skin and I agree, if you have dry skin this should go a long way in providing softness and moisture to the skin. The feeling lasts for quite awhile too.
As always the packaging is a tub, which get's a couple complaints for being un-hygienic. It's fine with me, I don't dip dirty fingers into it. Plus I couldn't imagine this super thick stuff in any other packaging.
As for ingredients, The Body Shop ingredients are better than most but they still contain a couple questionable things. I do like that Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter are in the first two ingredients, and I like that it has fair trade honey from Ethiopia!
Aqua/Water, (Cocoa) Seed Butter , (Shea) Butter, Glycerin , Cetearyl Alcohol , Glyceryl Stearate , PEG-100 Stearate , C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate , Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Cera Alba/Beeswax , (Sesame) Seed Oil , Parfum/Fragrance , Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil , Dimethicone , Mel/Honey, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol , Xanthan Gum , Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol , Geraniol , Sodium Hydroxide , Linalool , Limonene, Citric Acid , CI 15985/Yellow 6 , CI 19140/Yellow 5 .
Overall, it's not bad but not my favorite body butter from The Body Shop. I have seen the smaller pot's popping up at TJ MAXX for a decent price if it appeals to you..just a heads up!
I have this one and the argan to finish then I will be going completely natural for lotions....