Review: The Body Shop - Coconut Body Butter, Honey Bronze Bronzer (01) and Lip Juicer

The Body Shop has made quite a stir when they've finally opened online shop in Slovenia. I'll admit that I never really bought their products before. I got a few minis as a gift and was once in the actual store in France, but found it overwhelming to choose something. But I've been hearing about the brand on other beauty blogs all the time, so some products made it to my wishlist and now I finally had the chance to try them out.

The Body Shop is British cosmetics brand that sells naturally-inspired beauty products with ethically-sourced ingredients. Their products are 100% vegetarian and some even vegan. They have stores all over the world. In their range you'll find anything from cleansing oil for the face, to body butters and even matte liquid lipsticks. Prices are higher than drugstore brands, but still fairly accessible. 

The Body Shop Coconut Nourishing Body Butter

I think The Body Shop is most famous for their body butters, so I was eager to try one out. I chose coconut, because it's my favorite scent for the body. 


It comes in a plastic pot. Their design is pretty, because it makes it crystal clear on what scent is inside, plus the detailed graphic is pleasing to the eyes

In it is 200 ml of product and it costs 17.50€.


They promise you 24 hours hydration, soft skin, easily absorbed, tropical coconut scent and coconut oil from Samoa as one of the ingredients.

Butter has a thicker consistency that melts quickly when exposed to warmth of the hands. I like the fact that it's not too thick like some from Balea were, but it also feels rich. As you massage it in, it melts into nothing. On the skin it leaves slight glow and nourishing protective layer that I still feel it on at the end of the day as I'm washing it off under the shower. 


It feels moisturizing on the skin and it adds to the softness of the skin as well. I like the fact that it coats the skin with nourishing layer which make it look more supple. I would definitely love this in the winter, although it isn't too heavy for summer either. 

I was surprised by the scent, because I expected something sweeter and more of that Bounty coconut. Instead, it's a true coconut scent that reminds me of fresh coconut that you cracked opened. There's a slight acidic feel to it which reminds me of coconut water that I actually really dislike. But the scent itself is very true to a proper coconut not those fake coconut fragrances that I usually wear on myself.

They have many different scents that you can choose from, like banana, mango, strawberry, shea, British rose, green tea, satsuma and so on.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 01 Light Matte 

Their bronzer was on my wishlist for as long as I've had one on Pinterest and I finally checked it off. It got on my radar when I was researching for bronzer for fair skin tones. Those reviews were right, this is great for us paler girls.


It comes in honey colored see through plastic packaging with honey comb design that you can see when the light hits it at an angle. Such great attention to details, since the line is called Honey Bronze. 

In it is 11 grams of product and it costs 15.50€.

Honey comb design continues on the inside as an embossing. On the inside you'll also find small mirror that can be useful for touch ups, although you won't see the whole face in it. 


01 Light Matte is light warm bronze shade with slight red tint to it. If you think of how you naturally look bronzed when the sun burns your skin, you most likely have a redish tint to it, especially if you have fair or light skin tone. This bronzer imitates that natural sun burn which makes it look very believable and natural in a way. It's definitely very light in shade. You can build it up to look more intense by applying more layers.

In the range you can choose among 6 shades, from pale to medium skin tones. Sara has reviewed shade 02 which seems slightly warmer than 01. 

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder 01 Light Matte - the lightest shade of them all. Warm bronze color with red tone to it.
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Bronzer - this one is initially warm toned as well, just slightly darker in the shade, but still very light and it has more of a cooler grey tone to it which is why it makes it great for defining features. It's more of a proper warm bronze shade with cool grey undertone.
Misslyn Beach Please! Bronzing & Contouring Powder 51 Holiday Hooray! - this one is the darkest of these all. It's warm toned bronze shade with a slight peach redish tone to it, but it's not as red toned as The Body Shop one.


They describe it as matte bronzer, that applies evenly, creates natural sunlit look and contains beeswax.

It's a drier type of formula, but still has enough glide to it that it doesn't crumble or look dusty on the face. It feels very silky under the fingers. Pigmentation is good, but it's so light in color that you need to build it up. If you apply a light layer, you get a faint of color, but because I like more opaque bronzers, I usually build it up with few swipes. For example, Physicians Formula bronzer is definitely more pigmented with just one swipe.

Finish is matte, but doesn't look too matte, although I don't notice any particular sheen to it either. 

I notice a very slight scent to it, but I can't put my finger on what it smells off. Pleasant, sort of nutty. 


It sticks well to the skin and just slightly fades through the day. I like that it looks so natural. On my NC15 skin tone this is warm enough and very light, but it gives me that natural redish burnt tint to it that makes it looks so believable. I think it would work on cool skin tones as well. Great for fair to light skin

The Body Shop Lip Juicers - Coconut-Carrot-Passion Fruit


This is one of their newer products in the range. It's a lip balm in fun coral geometric plastic packaging

In it is 4 grams of product and it costs 7.90€


It's a moisturizing lip balm with slight tint to it and fruity scent. Lips should feel smooth and soft. The shape of it helps you with easier application on its own or under the lipstick.

Among the ingredients are marula oil, olive oil and shea butter. This product is also 100% vegan.

Formula seems very waxy and harder than the usual drugstore lip balms. It has transparent tint like finish that slightly colors your lips, but is still see through. The more you apply, the darker the tint. I think it looks more pigmented than the usual tinted lip balms


They have 4 scents or colors to choose from. Mine is called Coconut-Carrot-Passion Fruit and it's a light warm coral shade

It also has lovely fruity scent to it which smells tropical, more like passion fruit than anything else.


It's not the most elegant formula, because it feels thicker and heavier on the lips and doesn't seem as moisturizing as I would expect. And that's because it's not as slippery. This will accentuate dry patches and stick to them and it's better if you apply lighter layer than pile it on heavily. I use it more as a stain than a lip balm, because I like the color and it's not particularly nourishing

I have to say I am most satisfied with bronzer and body butter. Bronzer has that natural looking tone to it and I love the fact that it's so light in shade. This will be absolutely perfect in the winter, but also works for me now, I just need to build it up more. The matte finish, silky texture and fairly nice longevity makes it a product I would definitely recommend, especially to all us paler girls. 

Body butter has that perfect thicker, yet melting consistency that is a joy to apply, especially if you like nourishing body products like I do. The scent is definitely not as sweet as I expected it to be, but it's very true to proper real life coconut. I am definitely interested in trying some other scents like Mango or Fuji Green Tea. Lip juicer is OK, but I personally wouldn't buy it for me, because I prefer my lip balms to be more nourishing. I love the color and stained look, just the formula could be more nourishing.

What's next on my radar from The Body Shop? One of those products that is still on my wishlist has to be Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops (hear only good things and I always need something to lighten foundations), Seaweed Deep Cleansing Wash Gel (my skin loves anything see inspired), Coco Calming Face Mist (duh! coconut), Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub and Mango Body Butter or Sorbet.

You can buy The Body Shop products in their online stores or physical stores near you. 


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  1. Jaa, njihov bronzer je zakon! Jaz sem ga kar malo zapostavila zadnje čase, ga moram spet izbrskat in dat na vidno mesto ;)

    1. Res je. Večini je všeč :). Pa tudi sam dizajn embalaže mi je čudovit. <3