Product Review: The Body Shop Honeymania Body Butter


With winters coming up and the sound of jingle bells, comes the alarm of dry skin!! As soon as we start feeling the chills of the beautiful winter air, our skin starts craving for some moisture. Then comes to rescue the ‘Body Butters’, providing our poor skin its much needed comfort, at the same time answering the problems of dry skin. Yes, you guessed it right! Today I will be reviewing one of the body butters from The Body Shop, the Honeymania Body Butter.

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Product Description: What The Body Shop says about Honeymania Body Butter

This luxurious Body Butter has a rich, floral scent. Each pot contains Community Fair Trade honey made from the nectar of thousands of wildflowers. Dip in for skin that feels silky soft.

  • 24-hour hydration
  • Leaves skin feeling softer and smoother
  • Buttery texture
  • Rich, floral scent

We source our Community Fair Trade honey from Bezamar in Ethiopia. The honey is made in the Bale Eco-Region, where hives are handcrafted from locally grown bamboo. The raw comb is harvested and the honey is separated, filtered and tested for quality. These traditional methods promote strong, healthy bees and deter logging.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent – Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emollient), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cera Alba/Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Mel/Honey (Natural Additive), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 15985/Yellow 6 (Colorant), CI 19140/Yellow 5 (Colour).

Price: Rs 1195 for 200ml

Packaging: It comes in a big tub of golden yellow color. Very honey-ish!! Though tub packaging is inconvenient for some because you have to dip your hand, I personally have no issues with this. It is bulky and you might not be able to carry it in your bag but a 200 ml tub is good enough to last few months. With the high price you pay, you would expect it to last some time (it’s reasonable if you can get it during the SALE though).

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How to use: Massage into skin and leave to sink in before getting dressed.

My Personal Experience: Body Butters are one of those iconic products that make The Body Shop famous. Personally, whenever I hear the word ‘body butter’ I immediately link it to the The Body Shop! Whenever you enter their stores the array of colorful tubs makes me feel like a child searching for crayons. I am very fond of colors and these tubs play a big role in making my dresser bright and cheerful.

I absolutely love this product! It is also marked a ‘Best Seller’ in the Body Shop USA website. I have used this body butter for more than a month during last winter and still have almost half of it left for the upcoming winter. I apply it on my hands and legs, twice a day during winters, once in the morning and once before going to bed. Only a pea sized lump is enough for both hands, and it gets easily absorbed. If you have dry skin, you might need more of the product.

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The body butter itself has a pale yellow color and thicker in consistency in comparison with few other variants – the lemon or the strawberry. Although it is thicker I would recommend it to people with normal to dry skin. It is not as moisturizing as the shea butter or the cocoa butter variant.

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It claims of 24 hour hydration- I would limit it to 12 hours, which is good enough for me. I have normal skin (which turns a bit dry during winters) and I spend half of my day in an air-conditioned environment, and this product keeps my skin supple throughout the day. I have also used it a few times during summers, if I’m sleeping in an air-conditioned room.

Although it is named Honeymania, it smells only of flowers! I cannot point out which flower, is it quite a bouquet to me. The scent is pretty strong and lingers as a faded scent for at least three hours. I can keep buying body butters just for their fragrance and this is no exception. It’s not their best but I am very fond of the smell. However, people who aren’t fond of strong floral scents might not like it. I would advise them to try the tester once before buying.

P.S. One more reason I like this brand is because it is cruelty free and does not test on animals. It is definitely an added feel good factor for me that no animals were harmed during the making of this product.

Pros:

  • Highly moisturizing
  • Colorful and pretty packaging
  • Nice smell (can be a con for some)
  • Little goes a long way
  • Belongs to the permanent line
  • Cruelty free

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Might not suit oily skinned beauties

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Review at a Glance: A highly moisturizing product with nice smell, definitely recommended for winters. Bit on the expensive side, but justified for the time it lasts and you can get it during the sale too. It is one of the best sellers in their USA website. On a scale of 10, I would rate it 8.

Do share your precious feedback 🙂

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