From an aesthetic point of view, I quite liked the packaging but it will come as no surprise that I'd have preferred the functionality of a tube.
I was surprised that the texture of The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Butter was relatively lightweight, similar to a lotion. Despite this, the formula feels nourishing (like a lotion that's been enriched with oils) thanks to a blend of ingredients including sweet almond & soya oils and shea butter. In fact, the formula reminded me slightly of The Sanctuary Spa 5 Day Moisture Creamy Body Oil (reviewed here). As such, a little goes a long way and I feel that the 100ml tub will last a long time, making this good value for money at £12.
The slip afforded by the oily texture meant that it lent itself well to massaging into the cuticles. It was easily absorbed and whilst you can feel a light residue on skin, it's not overly greasy or sticky (I found it bearable & I hate to feel a greasy residue on my hands). I wouldn't say that this is one to reserve purely for nighttime use, which I'd originally anticipated might be the case.
As the name suggests, it has an almond fragrance but I didn't find it to be overpowering.
Following application, my hands were left looking hydrated and feeling soft & conditioned.
I was pleasantly surprised by The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Butter and would recommend it.