L’Occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm

L’Occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm

A L’Occitane product which is often overlooked, but we love it! If the pure shea butter is too much for you then try this – it contains shea butter, but it feels much lighter on the lips. It glides on and lips feel instantly moisturised and protected. Despite gliding on it doesn’t glide off, it isn’t sticky and you can easily apply lipstick or gloss over the top. At £7.50 we think this is excellent value – it may seem a little pricey to some of you for a lip balm, but the results are brilliant – lip colour and texture improves no end and it’s worth chucking your 99p chapstick for! Available from: Amazon John Lewis (stores) L’Occitane Original review written 29 March 2008, updated 22 September 2012. Pin...
The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

A good choice for those with dry skin, The Body Shop’s Shea Body Butter is a rich, but not greasy, cream that absorbs very well into the skin. Those with very dry skin found they used a lot and the pot didn’t last as long as they hoped, but all testers found that it really did nourish skin, giving it a natural glow without sitting on the surface like some body butters do. Over time it keeps skin soft and well-moisturised and whilst it’s very easy to apply and good on the skin we were not wowed by it – there’s no real scent and it is a little boring! So we were torn… for £12.50 for 200ml it’s not a price we’d usually pay for an everyday staple, but perhaps we should! Available from The Body Shop Pin...