Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Speed Review: The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Butter

As a general rule, I like the hand & foot care products from The Body Shop but their Almond Hand & Nail Butter didn't particularly appeal to me and I doubt that I'd have ever tried it if it hadn't been sent to me for review. The tub presentation and "butter" name gave me the expectation that this would have a very rich, almost balm-like formula akin to the brand's popular body butters & leave a greasy layer on skin. However, I was proven wrong and found that this was no exception to my enjoyment of The Body Shop's hand & foot care products.

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.

The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Butter review

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 Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Butter

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. 
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