The Body Shop New Shea Butter Products Review

Shea Butter is an ingredient frequently used in skincare for its moisturizing properties. The Body Shop has a variety of products available featuring Community Trade Shea Butter sourced from northern Ghana, where over decades, it has been used to protect skin from the extreme Saharan winds. The brand works together with The Tungteiya Women’s Shea Butter Association to produce the material used in their products, providing hundreds of women with a fair wage and paying a premium for the women to invest in community projects.

The Body Shop has launched a new range of products using their Community Trade Shea Butter as the featured ingredient, which I’m going to show and review in today’s post.

 

The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Shampoo

Starting off with the new hair products, The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Shampoo (€7,00 Euro/ 250 mL) has a gentle cleansing, 100% vegan formula for dry hair that is prone to damage. It intensely nourishes and richly replenishes hair, making it look healthier and less frizzy. Based on in-vitro testing with Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask, the products combined are also supposed to reduce hair breakage.

The full ingredients list is as follows:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Parfum/Fragrance, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Linalool, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Coumarin, Benzoic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 17200/Red 33, CI 42090/Blue 1.

 

The The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Shampoo has a soft texture and turns nicely foamy when I use the product on my hair. It has the typical warm, nutty scent that all the Shea Butter products have in the collection. The scent is quite strong and remains on my hair after it has been rinsed. My hair feels clean after use but interestingly, it also feels a bit “oily” but in a clean way, so I can definitely notice the gentle cleansing formula that the brand describes. My hair looks shiny when dried. I wash my hair twice per week and was afraid that my hair would get oily quicker using this product, but I didn’t have any problems!

 

 

The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Conditioner

The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Conditioner (€7,00 Euro/ 250 mL) has a 100% vegan formula for dry hair that is prone to damage. It has the same properties as the shampoo, intensely nourishing and richly replenishes hair, making it look healthier and less frizzy.

The full ingredients list is as follows:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lecithin, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propanediol, Parfum/Fragrance, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Linalool, Coumarin, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Caramel, CI 19140/Yellow 5.

 

The The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Conditioner has a creamy texture and instantly softens mij hair when applied. This also has the Shea Butter product scent, which is again strong and remains on my hair after it has been rinsed. My hair feels super soft after using this conditioner, less frizzy and easy to detangle.

 

 

The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Hair Mask

The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Hair Mask (€15,00 Euro/ 240 mL) 100% vegan formula for dry hair that is prone to damage. The same description goes for this product as well, intensely nourishing and richly replenishes hair, reducing hair breakage based on in-vitro testing using all three Shea Butter hair products mentioned.

The full ingredients list is as follows:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olive Fruit Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Cocoa Seed Butter, Panthenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum/Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Sorbitan Olivate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Linalool, Sodium Hydroxide, Coumarin, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 15985/Yellow 6.

 

The The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Hair Mask has a buttery texture and can be easily dispersed through my hair. This also has the Shea Butter product scent, strong and remains on my hair after it has been rinsed. This product is recommended to be used once per week. I’ve used several hair masks that have the same, buttery texture and for some reason, that kind of texture isn’t very compatible with my hair. I feel like instead of my hair feeling soft, it feels a bit crunchy and less nourished. I think my hair needs more hydration than oils, which is why it feels more crunchy but that’s just a theory. I think this might be a better match if you have textured, curly hair.

 

 

The Body Shop Shea Nourishing Body Lotion

Moving on to body products, the new The Body Shop Shea Nourishing Body Lotion (€10,00 Euro/ 200 mL) is enriched with three times as much Community Trade Shea Butter to help protect skin from dryness, providing up to 72-hours of moisture and soothes the sensation of tightness. The formula is supposed to have a rich and creamy texture without being greasy or sticky.

The full ingredients list is as follows:
Aqua/Water/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum/Fragrance, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Carbomer, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Citric Acid, Caramel.

 

The The Body Shop Shea Nourishing Body Lotion has a very rich and creamy texture that is quickly absorbed in my skin and like the brand has mentioned, does not feel sticky or greasy and is completely dry to the touch. The Shea Butter product scent is a lot less strong compared to the hair products, which makes sense since the hair products are rinsed off and the Body Lotion does not. I personally prefer the more “sticky” type of formula that the brands Body Butters have but if you’re not a fan of that type of product, the The Body Shop Shea Nourishing Body Lotion might be a great alternative. My skin absolutely feels and looks hydrated, it’s hard to say if it feels/looks like that for 72-hours but I definitely see the moisturizing properties for the entire day.

 

 

 

The Body Shop Shea Nourishing Body Lotion

I actually thought this was a PR Gift and didn’t include this product in the photo of all the products together, but this is actually available for purchase! This is the iconic The Body Shop Community Trade Shea Butter (€15,00 Euro/ 150 mL) in its purest form, carefully whipped to create a creamy, melting texture. This moisturizing product can be used for multiple purposes for body, hair, face and lips. For a example, you can create a lip scrub combined with sugar, a shower scrub combined with bath gloves or add the product to your favorite hair mask or shower cream for extra nourishment and hydration.

The comes in sealed (and can be re-sealed) but because I wanted to preserve the product and prevent waste, I decided to not open my bag until I really want to use it. The product should be unscented and I do notice that the texture is pliable when I squeeze it. I’ve had some experience with pure Shea Butter and it was much harder, so I can definitely see that this is more of a whipped form, which makes it easier to melt and work with. I like the idea of creating or enhancing products using Shea Butter. It’s nice to have something completely custom to your liking, especially if you’re sensitive to scents or other ingredients.

The full ingredients list is as follows:
Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Citric Acid

 

 

The new The Body Shop Shea Butter products are definitely a nice addition to their range. The Shea Butter range has been one of my favorite collections available of the brand. I can absolutely recommend to check out the new products if you are also a long-time fan of the collection or if you have a dry your skin and/or hair type. My favorite picks of the new products are the The Body Shop Shea Butter Richly Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioner

The new The Body Shop Shea Butter products are available at TheBodyShop.nl and The Body Shop stores.

 

 

Are you familiar with the The Body Shop Shea Butter collection? What is your favorite product?

*These products were PR gifted. Please check out my disclosure page for more information.

2 Comments

  1. Amy CK
    November 7, 2019 / 7:34 am

    I love the shampoo and conditioner in the Shea Range. I’m a bit obsessed with the pure Shea Butter !

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