Beauty Reviews

The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Body Butter Review

January 22, 2013

I haven’t posted a beauty review for quite some time, but this Body Shop Ginger Sparkle body butter review will be a short one. This The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle body butter was released late 2012, as a part of a limited edition range from The Body Shop. It was a part of their festive collection for the holiday season.

When I first opened the tub, I was overwhelmed by the scent and it slightly irritated my sinuses. My first thought was that it’s terrible. It did not smell like ginger biscuits, but very strong and spicy ginger beer. Now I love ginger beer, but the smell of this body butter was intense. Despite the intense smell I decided to use some on my arms. Once the Ginger Sparkle scent reacted with my skin, it changed. The scent no longer irritated my sinuses and although the smell remained strong, it became subtle. Unlike other body butters or creams, this scent lasts for hours.

The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle body butter is thick, smooth and creamy. It is moisturising without being oily. It’s easy to rub into my skin and a little goes a long way.  Although it has sparkle in its name, there is no shimmer or glitter in the butter. I’m not sure about the price, because I was gifted this by the lovely ladies of Beauty Bulletin.

Although it is from The Body Shop’s Christmas range, it is very apparent that it is catered for their customers in the Northern Hemisphere. This is not a summer scent, so it’s not very appropriate for the festive season in South Africa. I’ll be saving this body butter for winter, as I feel it would be more appropriate then. I also don’t recommend wearing it with perfume or body spray, unless the notes compliment the ginger scent.

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  • Reply Diva Desle January 22, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    I only wear my body shop butter at night because it is very rich and creamy. My skin feels amazing in the morning. I bought the cranberry one in the christmas range. The ginger scent is very strong. I love the little ginger bread man though;)

  • Reply Odette J January 22, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    That's a great idea! Normally I just use body cream. Thanks for the tip.

  • Reply Charlene Smith January 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    I also wasn't that thrilled with the scent. But I didn't give it a chance like you did. I put it back on the shelf immediately. Love the review!

  • Reply Charlene Smith January 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Love the review. I also wasn't that thrilled with the scent of it and put it back on the shelf.

  • Reply Catriona @ Precious Impressions January 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Hi Odette. The smell was too overpowering for me. I agree that they don't cater for a summer Christmas range. I did buy me some goodies from the vanilla bliss range and I loved it.

  • Reply Odette J January 22, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    There are far too many international companies that do not cater for a hot Christmas in the southern hemisphere, which is most probably why this body butter is just a limited edition.

  • Reply Odette J January 22, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    At first I wasn't keen to try it, but I thought I may as well just try.

  • Reply Lara Takahashi January 22, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    For me those seem tempting.. I love ginger cookies, but I'm allergic to wheat. Could try these ;3
    x, Lara

  • Reply Odette J January 22, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    I love ginger cookies as well, but this smells more like ginger than cookies. You should definitely try it though, as a substitute.

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