February 13, 2013

The Body Shop Shea Shower, Scrub & Moisture Set

One of the items that I got out of an impulse because it's on sale is The Body Shop's Shea Travel Set.  This is one of the first few items that I bought from The Body Shop last year and yet it's only now that I'm using it.

First is the one that really got my attention: The Shea Body Scrub.  I'm just wondering why scrubs from The Body Shop are so expensive so one way to satisfy this curiosity is to buy a small one that is on sale.
Reveal softer, glowing skin with exfoliating salt grains and organic sugar in a moisturizing, oil-based scrub that has a fresh, classic scent. Community Trade shea butter has antioxidant vitamins A and E to help protect and nourish skin. Community Trade organic soy oil is very rich in essential fatty acids that help to repair skin’s moisture barrier, so skin is smooth and supple. Community Trade organic sugar and salt grains gently exfoliate skin.
Full Ingredients
Octyl Palmitate, Sodium Chloride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sucrose, Silica, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Tocopherol, Linalool, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Propylparaben, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Citronellol, Citral, Geraniol, Eugenol, Titanium Dioxide.
Massage in circular movements over your body while in the bath or shower to help remove dead skin cells and boost circulation.
Think of a petroleum jelly combined with salt so that you can imagine what this product looks like.  I'm a 50/50 on the scent because it really smells like a petroleum jelly with shea body butter.  I applied this on a wet skin the first time that I used it but doesn't really worked well in the sense that the scrub just slides.  So for the second time around, I worked with a dry skin and poof, perfect!  It has a mild exfoliation that leaves my skin soft and smooth.  The scrub turns milky when rinsed and leaves a barrier of moisture that makes me uncorfortable so I have to at least use a mild cleanser to remove the excess "grease"

Next is the Shea Shower Cream which I am not really liking.
Spoil your skin with a moisturizing, soap-free cleanser full of rich, creamy, skin-softening lather and a classic, clean scent.
Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-5 Cocamide, Coco-Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Tocopherol, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Citral, Geraniol, Eugenol, Caramel, Yellow 6.
Squeeze onto the palms of your hands or The Body Shop Bath Lily and massage over your body.
This shower cream I think is so mild it doesn't bubble which leaves my mind thinking if I really got a shower.  Now think of a liquid foundation added with a little more water for its consistency.  The scent is like a mixture of shea body butter combimed with cooking oil.

So I'm doubting its cleansing power and its smell but I can't question its moisturization effect because it does makes my skin moisturize and a light lotion is just what I needed when I use this.

Loving the old one rather than the newer one is the Shea Body Butter.
Wrap your skin in a rich, indulgent, chocolate-scented cream that moisturizes and softens for up to 24 hours. Community Trade cocoa butter, an excellent moisturizer that melts at body temperature, is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Community Trade shea butter from Ghana moisturizes and softens skin. Community Trade organic soy oil is very rich in essential fatty acids that help to repair skin’s moisture barrier, so skin is smooth and supple.
Water (Solvent/Diluent), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter
(Emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Cyclopentasiloxane (Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Fragrance (Fragrance), Methylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Caramel (Colour), Yellow 5 (Colour).

Cleanse with Cocoa Butter Creamy Body Wash. Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells using Cocoa Butter Body Scrub before moisturizing with Cocoa Butter Body Butter. Great for pregnant women. Smooth over the bump when skin feels tight and stretched.
Also included in the set is a body butter and a bath lily.  The bath lily has a good quality: soft and smooth yet tough on dirt!  I already made a review of the shea body butter with the new packaging but the old one in my opinion has a better consistency.  It's thick but it glides smoothly on my skin unlike the one with the new packaging that clumps and needs to be spread first in my palm.  I should have hoarded tons of the old ones when they went on sale.

Oh by the way, the original price of the mini set is P995.  Product description used in this post can be found in http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/

Thanks for reading.  Till then.  Bye!


  1. Maybe the Shea Shower Cream would lather better with the bath lily. I have that problem with almost all shower gels/creams when I don't use bath lily. Sayang kasi mas marami yung gagamitin yet it still doesn't foam up nicely.

    With regards to the old and new version of the body butter, my old Shea body butter was more solid, while the new one has a more "liquid" texture. :)

    1. T_T it also can't foam up with a bath lily. the body butter then is a bit weird??? bakit kaya


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