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The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream Review

BY SOMREETA MUKHERJEE

I love trying out a variety of bath and body care products. A bottle of pleasant-smelling, rich and creamy body wash or shower gel is something that I absolutely adore. So today I am going to review The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream.

Basically a thick shower cream is a winter concept. In fact it’s something that you need in places where the weather is dry and cold. In a way, a shower cream is not a necessity here, especially keeping in mind the hot and humid summers that we experience in Kolkata. But I wanted to try out this TBS product, as I am generally quite fond of shea-based products. This bottle of The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream is something that I had purchased for use mostly during the winters. This review has been due for quite some time. So, read on to know my experience with this product.

What Does The Body Shop Website Claim?

“Full of shea butter, our richly moisturising soap-free shower cream will leave your skin feeling nourished, softer and freshly cleansed.

  • Shower cream
  • Cleanses the skin
  • Leaves skin soft and freshly cleansed
  • Rich creamy texture
  • Soap free
  • Community Trade shea butter from Tamale, Ghana and
  • Community Trade organic sesame oil from Nicaragua

 

All Ingredients

Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Parfum, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Lauryl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Mel, Sodium Hydroxide, Coco-Glucoside, Salicylic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Sodium Cocoabutteramphoacetate, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Sorbic Acid, Coumarin, Citric Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzoic Acid, Denatonium Benzoate, Caramel, CI 15985.

 

HOW TO USE
Make The Most Of It

Leave skin feeling softer, cleansed and nourished with our Shea Shower Cream.

1. Cleanse skin in a warm-to-hot shower to help open pores.

2. Squeeze our richly textured Shea Shower Cream into your palm and lather up instantly. Enjoy that warm, nutty scent.

3. To gently exfoliate skin while you cleanse, use our ultra-fine bath lily or cactus long handle brush to help remove dead skin cells.

4. Rinse well to leave skin feeling cleansed and softer. Use daily.

About Shea Butter- Shea butter is used by Ghanaian women to help protect their skin from dry Saharan desert winds. The intense moisturising properties lie in its rich texture and high fat content. The butter of 28 shea nuts goes into each 200ml Shea Body Butter!”

Priced at Rs 345 for 250 ml, this moisturizing shea body wash comes in a sturdy, transparent, plastic packaging with a flip-top cap that shuts well and there’s no problem of leakage or spillage. It’s thick in consistency, creamy in texture and has a pleasant, luxurious fragrance. It lathers profusely and doesn’t strip the skin dry post shower. In fact, its soap-free formula has a hydrating effect on the skin. But then, if you are using it in the winters, you should not skip the moisturizing part.

The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream: Pros

  • Sturdy packaging
  • Pleasant fragrance (I personally like the nutty smell of shea-based products)
  • Hydrating effect on skin
  • Lathers well
  • Decent cleansing action

 

The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream: Cons

  • Pricey (considering hundreds of good quality shower gel and body wash varieties are available at half the price or even less)
  • Contains SLS and chemicals
  • You may find the shea smell somewhat artificial in case you are really picky about fragrance

 

Final Word

The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream is a decent body wash with hydrating properties and a pleasant fragrance.  However, body cleansers like this are available in plenty in the market and at half the price. So, if analysed from that angle, it’s not really a value for money. However, if you are loyal to TBS brand and love the warmth that shea-based products have to offer, you will like this one. I am not going to repurchase this product as I feel Palmolive and Dove offers such rich and buttery shower creams at less than half its price. Rating would be 4 out of 5.

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