The Body Shop Honey and Beeswax Hand and Foot Butter


Lovin’ this butter on my skin;  it’s a great body moisturizer especially at night  

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Here are 2 of my The Body Shop favorites at the moment: Spa Wisdom Hand & Foot butter and my Chocomania Lip Butter. But today I’m just talking about the hand and foot butter.


Nowadays, I really pay attention to moisturizing not just my face and neck but also my body. Aging takes its toll on other parts of the body, too, so I must make sure that I try to get most of it taken care of well.

I do suffer from flaky arms and legs once in a while, mostly because I’m lazy or rushing during the day to apply lotion after bathing. I only have enough time to do this at night, before going to sleep. I’ve been using body butters before going to sleep because it works well in moisturizing the skin overnight, especially since we sleep in an air-conditioned room. 

Thanks to The Butterfly Project, Tammy, Illy and the rest of the sisters, I received this Honey and Beeswax Hand & Foot Butter during one of our activities as an Instagram contest prize, together with other stuff. Yay!  

The Body Shop
SPA Wisdom Africa
Price: RM75 for 125ml
Made in Thailand
Life after opening: 12 months 

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This butter comes in a transparent jar with airtight cover, making sure it is protected and will last longer. The jar reminds me of food container and I know that I can recycle the jar after I finish the product. Nice reusable packaging.

I love the butter texture that spreads easily on the skin. Since it is a body ‘butter’, it definitely leaves a film of butter moisture so I won’t recommend this if you’re going out on a sunny day, unless you have ultra dry skin. But this is perfect for night use and you’ll wake up to smoother, softer skin all over your body. 

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Feels and smells great on the skin!

Give it one sniff and you’ll fall in love with the serene, sweet scent. It’s actually delicious, like something I can eat (well, I restrained myself from attempting to). I apply it at night on my arms, elbows, legs, knees, feet and on my son’s feet. It’s so easy to fall in love with this butter!  

What The Body Shop says:
Pamper your hard-working hands and feet with rich hydration from an intensive moisturizing treatment with skin softening ximenia oil from Africa that will leave skin feeling soft, supple and subtly scented with our traditional Spa Wisdom™ Africa fragrance. Particularly effective on hardworking hands and feet or any very dry areas such as elbows and knees. Best for all skin types, particularly those with very dry skin.

This rich, buttery cream is inspired by African tribal spa rituals. It cares for hardworking hands and feet, and dry elbows and knees.
  • Moisturises
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
  • Ideal for hands, feet, elbows and knees 

The HEART Inside
Our Community Fair Trade beeswax is sourced from Guide D’Espoir in Cameroon. We work with Guide D’Espoir (meaning “Guiding Hope) because they produce some of the highest quality beeswax in Cameroon, have a strong commitment to ethical and fair trade principles and are also investing in the development of the beekeepers and their associated communities. Our trade helps provide regular employment and fair wages to approximately 1,000 beekeepers, and so benefits their household members and dependents too: about 10,000 people in total! To find out more, visit our Community Fair Trade section. We source our Community Fair Trade honey from Bezamar in Ethiopia. The honey is made in the Bale Eco-Region, where hives are handcrafted from locally grown bamboo. The raw comb is harvested and the honey is separated, filtered and tested for quality. These traditional methods promote strong, healthy bees and deter logging. To find out more, visit our Community Fair Trade section.  

Where to buy:
All The Body Shop outlets nationwide

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The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth: Miracle in 5 days!

I know I’ve mentioned this several times in my posts but, yeah, I am definitely concerned about my skin aging and I am becoming more and more of an anti-aging junkie. I’m pretty sure I will continue to be one in the next coming years. Every time I notice a bad change on my skin, e.g. additional dark spots, a fine line, or some redness, I get into some (minor) panic frenzy then I start to recall my younger days when I only panic if I ran out of my liquid eyeliner. Haaayyy, why does time fly so fast?
The truth is I don’t believe that one, single skincare product can solve all our problems. Although one product can make a significant change or improvement, that product still needs to work together with other skincare, with our lifestyle, with our routine and, of course, with our diet. People who expect one beauty product to change or solve all problems still surprise me. There’s a reason why experts call it “skincare regimen” and “skincare routine”. It involves several products, several applications and it takes time to see expected results. I guess we are all just impatient and always in a rush. We want everything to be easy and fast.
But it’s definitely great to discover an amazing product that can result to significant changes on my skin! And this latest discovery gave me wonderful results in 5 days! It’s not easy to believe in miracles but this one did make me see the light.
What are your major skin concerns? Here are some of the concerns I deal with:
1) uneven skin tone
2) redness on certain spots  
3) dullness, unhealthy appearance, lack of radiance
4) visible pores
5) dryness/ dehydration that leads to premature aging
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The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth

I was given an opportunity to test-drive The Body Shop’s Nutriganics Drops of Youth. The trademarked name Nutriganics sounds like a very intelligent science, and I’m definite that coming from The Body Shop, it must be. It seems to me as a fusion of the 2 words, Nutrition and Organics.


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Nutriganics Drops of Youth bottle and dropper
The product comes in a green glass bottle with a white cap that also serves as a dropper dispenser. I like the fact that it is in glass as generally, glass containers are better in preserving the integrity of skincare products, especially for organic ones (some might debate the glass vs. plastic issue but I personally like glass packaging for serums or moisturizers). The glass is also colored dark green to prevent it from too much light but at the same time, still allows me to see how much is left inside. I really like this type of packaging as I don’t like running out of my products; I need to buy a new one when it’s about to finish.

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The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth water-like droplet

The texture of the product is very water-like. You can see that even without applying pressure to the dispenser, the serum/ concentrate naturally flows out slowly from the dropper.
The scent is very light and pleasant. I smell flowers, plants and baby powder. The concentrate is immediately absorbed into the skin within seconds. I apply it after my toner and moist lotion daily, morning and night.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth contains NO PARABENS and NO SILICONES. It is also certified organic cosmetic (with ECOCERT seal – find out more below). 
So I started my 5-day-test-drive of the Nutriganics Drops of Youth (DOY). My Drops of Youth journey started after Chinese New Year. On the photo below, you’ll see my skin condition before I used DOY. My skin was actually quite bad after CNY due to fatigue, I think, from long hours of travel and going here and there for the festive celebration. This usually happens to my skin when I’m travelling. Maybe it’s also because I don’t really follow my normal skincare routine during travels. I just bring a few of my beauty products that come in travel size but not all.
This is my skin condition before DOY; this photo was taken right after cleansing — no beauty product applied. Notice the appearance of spots, rough/dull look and uneven skin tone:
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My skin condition right after cleansing – BEFORE my 5-day trial of Drops of Youth
Day 1, 2, 3, 4 passed and on the 5th day…voila! See my skin condition after only 5 days using DOY. Again, this photo was also taken right after cleansing — no beauty product applied. Notice the fresher look, smoother and more radiant appearance.
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My skin condition right after cleansing – AFTER my 5-day trial of Drops of Youth

Here are my face photos before and after, side by side so you can see better:
LEFT – Before using Drops of Youth/ RIGHT – After 5 Days of Using Drops of Youth

In just 5 days, I saw significant results in using The Body Shop Drops of Youth together with my current skincare regimen.
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The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth

As I mentioned, no single product can work alone. Here are the other skincare products that I used together with The Body Shop Drops of Youth. I am actually also using another Body Shop skincare item, the Pomegranate Invigorating Toner.
 

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My entire skincare regimen including The Body Shop Drops of Youth


Now that’s miracle in 5 days! I’m looking forward to seeing even more miraculous results while I continue to use Drops of Youth!


The Body Shop NUTRIGANICS PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The Body Shop’s certified organic range has been created for the first signs of ageing. The Nutriganics Drops of Youth is an innovative concentrate that helps to enhance surface skin condition, leaving it looking smoother, fresher and healthier. Enriched with plant stem cells, Drops of Youth helps to optimize your skin’s youthful beauty by helping to enhance surface skin renewal, the skin’s natural process of replacing the uppermost dead skin cells with new ones beneath. Drop by drop and day by day, skin looks smoother and firmer.
  • Enhances surface skin renewal
  • Makes skin smoother
  • Makes skin firmer
  • Makes skin fresher and healthier
  • 99% of ingredients are of natural origin

The Drops of Youth promise — 5 Days to Results!
Amazingly, it takes as little as five (5) days to see and feel the difference. In less than a week, you could be enjoying skin that looks fresher, healthier and more radiant. Don’t take our word for it. In an independent study, 74% of women agreed their skin looked brighter and healthier in 5 days
Did you know? 99% of the total ingredients are from natural origin.20% of the total ingredients are from organic farming. Natural and organic cosmetic certified by ECOCERT Greenlife according to ECOCERT Standard available at http://cosmetics.ecocert.com

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What is ECOCERT?
To those who are quite new to organic skincare products, this might sound like some fancy, science stuff.  ECOCERT is an organic certification organization, founded in France in 1991. It is based in Europe but conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world. (source: Wikipedia)
ECOCERT was the very first certification body to develop standards for “natural and organic cosmetics”. It follows several principles to ensure an environmentally-friendly cosmetic product, one of which is “a minimum of 95% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 10% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming” (http://www.ecocert.com/en/natural-and-organic-cosmetics)
How to Use Nutriganics Drops of Youth:
Gently massage two to three drops into skin, and allow to sink in before applying your usual moisturizer or serum.
Life after opening: 12 months, indicated on packaging 
The Heart Inside: BABASSU OIL – additional reason why I have great respect for The Body Shop’s practice in the beauty industry

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Drops of Youth benefits from Community Fair Trade Organic Babassu oil. The Body Shop trade in babassu oil has helped to empower the women of the COPPALJ co-operative in Maranhão, Brazil, by turning the traditionally female occupation of shelling and pressing babassu nuts into a key source of income. Its 150 members now have a greater say, and new standing and respect, in their communities. 
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Where to buy Nutriganics Drops of Youth:
All The Body Shop outlets nationwide
Price:
RM129 for 30ml
GOOD NEWS! Nutriganics Drops of Youth now comes in a bigger bottle of 50ml size at RM189.


Full Ingredients of The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops Of Youth (so you can see that it really has No PARABENS and No SILICONES):
Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Chondrus Crispus Powder (Abrasive), Propanediol (Viscosity Modifier), Sodium Hyaluronate (Humectant), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Adenosine (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate (Skin Protectant), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Buddleja Davidii Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Malva Sylvestris Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract/Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf Extract/Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Benzoic Acid (Preservative), Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative).
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The Body Shop Sale Malaysia: 18 Oct – 07 Nov 2013


The holiday season is approaching fast! And now is the perfect time to take advantage of the sale promotions around!




The Body Shop sale with up to 70% off on a lot of items is ongoing until 7th November 2013. That’s seven days left from today! I think the offers and selections are just wonderful. Most items have a discount and you’ll definitely find something to buy.

The Body Shop sale
Body Butter, travel shower gel, sets and lotion



The Satsuma Body Butter






The Body Shop sale wide range of items


The Body Shop Dreams Unlimited EDP at 50% off (normal price: RM95)


4-Step Smoky Eyes Palette



My favorite bath lily is also on sale


Vitamin E Face Mist at 20% off (normal price: RM39)

Love your Body members enjoy 10% off on normal-priced items 

Most skincare items have discount as well




Just glad to share these with you, guys, and hope you don’t miss it if you’re a Body Shop fan. 

Enjoy! 


Photos taken at Mid Valley


You can also visit http://www.thebodyshop.com.my if you prefer to skip the queue.