The Battle Of: The Body Butters!

If you’ve been reading this blog for any time at all you’ll know I’m a massive fan of body butter. I like a thicker moisturiser, especially during the colder months, and I find that there’s something a whole lot more pampering about using a thick butter rather than quickly slapping on a thin, cold, lotion. Now, the Body Shop is the undoubted Queen of Body Butters, but I’ve got a more obscure contender coming up for the title, NSpa  – let’s get them in the ring and fighting!

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In the blue corner, The Body Shop Passionfruit Body Butter (on the left)!

Smell

Really nice thick deep passionfruit scent, not too sweet. Very delicious and lasts a good couple of hours! ★★★★★

Consistency

Thick, thick, thick! You can run your finger lightly over it without picking any up, that’s how thick it is! Rubs in beautifully and quickly. ★★★★★

Effectiveness

Leaves my skin feeling soft and well-hydrated without being sticky. Moisturisation lasts around a day, so until your next undressing. ★★★★★

Price 

At £13 for a 200ml pot, this is not exactly in the impulse buy category, but since it’s so often on offer, you can often get it for around £5. Still, usually pricey (and no guarantee which flavours will be in the sale!). ★★★

Total: 18 out of 20.

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In the red corner, NSpa Passionfruit Body Butter!

Smell

 

A little sweeter and faker than the Body Shop butter, but still recognisably a nice passionfruit scent. Scent lasts around half an hour before fading. ★★★

Consistency

Reasonably thick, but creamy rather than buttery texture – it feels soft and lotiony, but is deceptively thick. Rubs in very quickly. ★★★★

Effectiveness

Non-sticky, which is great, and lasts for about 8 hours before I start to feel a little dry again. ★★★★

Price 

At £3 for 200ml, you really can’t go wrong. ★★★★★

Total: 16 out of 20

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Body Shop on left, NSpa on right.

So, The Body Shop comes out on top, but only just! If you can’t face the £13 price tag for the winner, then get yourself to Asda and try the Nspa version for £3 – it makes me happy, and I’m very picky about my body butter… What’s your favourite body butter? Do you favour the traditional Body Shop offering, or a more unusual brand?

Asha x

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13 thoughts on “The Battle Of: The Body Butters!

  1. You should look into Boots’ own brand of body butters. There’s one that’s ‘Mango and Orange Blossom’ I think which I’ve got LOTS of compliments on for feel and smell. I don’t think I’ll ever leave it to be honest! Just like NSpa, it’s £3 as well I believe. I’d love to see how the cheaper version compares to the great Body Shop Body Butter and how it compares to the NSpa one in the same price range.

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    • I’ve tried the Boots Extracts body butters before, which are really lovely – they’re a bit more expensive, at £8. I think they’re meant to be competing with the Body Shop! But the Ingredients ones sound really good too, and I am a sucker for a good orange blossom scent 🙂 I’ll have to go have a sniff when I own slightly less ridiculous amounts of body butter!

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