The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Body Butter Review

Body Shop Argan Oil body butter

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you may remember my review of The Body Shop’s Argan Oil shower gel and body scrub from back in October.

I’m a big advocate of The Body Shop’s products, so when I got the body butter for Christmas I was excited to share my initial thoughts of the product with you lot.

I have to admit that I have tried body butters from TBS in the past and been a little disappointed. They don’t generally respond well to eczema and also make your skin sweat like crazy. Well, at least that’s what happens to me. It’s not glamorous.

I had optimism for the argan oil product though, as the other products in the range have been great. However, after a few uses, I have noticed a few issues that I have personally had.

First of all, although my eczema doesn’t flare up using this butter, it does cause the skin to itch a little bit – particularly on the palm side of my arm. This is after a few hours of wearing it, and although it doesn’t cause me any concern, it is a bit annoying.

Argan oil beauty

Secondly, it does seem to make it feel like I’m sweating more. As the weather is quite cold at the moment, I am naturally wearing a few layers. So with this butter on my skin, it ends up feeling pretty greasy by the end of the day. That’s because the butter is pretty rich and greasy in itself – I imagine it works really well for some skin types, but it just doesn’t work for mine!

The cream is really thick, and you have to properly scoop it out of the pot. It spreads OK once on the skin, so don’t be tricked into using loads at once because your skin will feel horrid!

If other body butters work for you and you are intrigued by the argan oil version, don’t let this review put you off. However, if you do have sensitive skin that doesn’t react well to rich moisturisers, I’d definitely give this a miss.

Have you tried this product, or any of the other The Body Shop body butters? Let me know how you get on with them!

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  1. Alice Grace

    I absolutely love this body butter! I tend to go for really thick, rich moisturisers as I have dry skin and I use them at night, before bed. Just shows how people can have such different opinions and tastes when it comes to beauty products! 🙂


  2. Grown Up Grace

    I've also found that they don't really work with my skin either, it seems to make my skin greasy after a few hours. With my super sensitive skin I couldn't use on my face, do they do a hand cream? I may go and have a sniff at the scent of it as I am curious.


  3. Cat Fyson

    It is interesting how different people react to stuff! Using it at night does seem the more sensible idea, so maybe I'll give it a try. x

  4. Cat Fyson

    I haven't seen an Argan Oil hand cream, but I do like their almond one! I'd recommend giving the shower gel a go as that made my sensitive skin soft x

  5. Cat Fyson

    The argan oil shower gel is perfect really as it's quite moisturising without being oily – the butter is probably better for skin that isn't as sensitive as mine! x

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