April 6, 2013

The Body Shop Acai + Moringa

I remember the time when I started this blog and 2 of my friends who knows read my first few posts (that was before) and said that it seems like I'm having a dual personality.  In reality the girl behind Arya De Guzman is a bit serious and seldom cracks a joke but who wants a blog with a green, yellow, baby blue and pink background with too many serious words?  Weird?  If yes, then this product is also weird.
The Body Shop Body Butter Duo Floral Acai/Acai Floral
Moisturize your skin with this twin pot that contains two types of moisture: a light cream for where skin needs less hydration and a rich cream for drier areas like elbows and knees. It has an exotic, intriguing scent.
For a
ll skin typesProvides 24-hour hydration Leaves skin feeling soft all over Exotic, intriguing scent
I started using this mid February with a mindset that the thicker part is perfect for the Valentine/Christmas~sy weather (Philippine weather has been strange for a couple of years) while the lighter/liquidy part can welcome the exciting heat of the sun.  And I'm correct (yay), I only have few left so pardon the almost tub.
well, this will be included in my April empties!
The one with the lighter shade is the liquidy part which is comparable to the texture of the Olive Body Butter while the darker one is like the Shea.  Both have the same scent which is citrusy with just a hint of flower (yup, the citrus aroma envelopes and surpasses the floral scent), The Body Shop defined it as an exotic, intriguing scent.
The main purpose as to why there's a twin in a pot is because the light cream is for normal skin or the parts of the skin that needs less hydration and the rich cream is for the areas which are drier like my legs.  Both are great for hydration without so much stickiness unless the temperature goes up to 30 degrees celsius.  I couldn't have asks for more...except maybe, well just wondering why this one is way way pricier here than in other countries.  By the way, Acai is said to have hi content of antioxidants.

Water (Solvent/Diluent), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Isododecane (Solvent), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (Skin Conditioning Agent - Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Fragrance (Fragrance), Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Phenethyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract (Hair Conditioning Agent), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Hydroxycitronellal (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Ethylhexylglycerin (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient). [May Contain: Red 33 (Colour), Yellow 5 (Colour)].

Hmmm, so short, okay I'll just share with you then my current shower buddy.  If I only have a bathtub then maybe I'm halfway through this but I don't have one and I only need few drops to set bubbles on fire with this one.  Meet my bubble maker, Moringa Foaming Bath.
Moringa Foaming Bath
This luxurious foaming bath contains real moringa seed oil. The rich lather cleanses and moisturises skin. Moisturing,Cleansing,Delicate floral scent
Based on The Body Shop website pour generously in running water, I say pour it directly to a sponge or a bath lily and enjoy a bath full of bubbles and feel like a kid though the smell would be weird for a kid.  My sister don't like the scent of this one which is awkward when I said that I like it.  I smell flowers, she smells my good old mom.  The flower smell is strong though and will never use the perfume of this one and hope the body butter and lotion too unless necessary.
The foaming bath cleanses and moisturize well and it's soap free (good news to those who don't loke soaps) and contains real moringa seed oil.  Moringa seed oil comes from a moringa tree...TREE?  I thought???..wait a minute (type in the computer...search...searching) oh this is hard, they just refer to it as Moringa and Wikipedia said the size ranges is from tinhy herbs to massive trees.  We have a bunch of Moringa in our backward back home and for us it's a grass that can be use in cooking and well I made a mask out of it's leaves.  Reading the nutritional and medicinal value of Moringa leaves would not raise a question mark on my head as to why it's called The Tree of Life, google it and you'll be amazed.  But how about the oil?  I'm no expert so I'll just rely on this article from www.edlagman.com.  The below part attracted me:

"Moringa seed oil contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help heal minor skin complaints such as cuts, bruises, burns, insect bites, rashes and scrapes quickly The addition of Moringa seed oil produces a rich and creamy lather and, unlike any other plant-based oil, actually increases the cleansing ability. It clears pimples and prevents recurrence, if used regularly; it removes wrinkles and will prevent; sagging of facial muscles; helps clears black heads and spots; makes face glow and helps to tighten the skin pores."~www.edlagman.com

Now I wonder why this oil is not so popular here in the Philippines since Moringa is all over the place?  Although there's some who sells it online and TBS too, I hopw it would also go to the shelves of big department stores or groceries and maybe export it?  I'm clueless, let's just move on and get back to the foaming bath.
as always, it's made with passion

Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PPG-5 Laureth-5, Acrylates Copolymer, Myristamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Parfum, Sodium Cocoa Butter Amphoacetate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Moringa Pterygosperma Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, p-Anisic Acid, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Sodium Hydroxide, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, C11-15 Pareth-40, C11-15 Pareth-7, Tocopherol, CI 19140.

Woot, woot!  The word Moringa is visible.  I look into some of TBS products that I have and scrutinize the listed ingredients and sometimes I cannot pinpoint the main ingredient that is on the picture of the labels.  Overall, great foaming bath with a good price (usually on sale).  Now I have to find that oil (the cheap one please!)

Thanks for reading. Till then. Bye!


  1. Hi!
    Thank you for commening my blog entry!
    I would love to try a couple of Body Shop products, I almost did buy the first one you showed. But here in Portugal the prices are also higher than in some other countries...

    1. you are welcome and hope you can get back into blogging
      it hurts to see the prices of The Body Shop in other countries so I always wait for sale :)


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