Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Shea Beautifying Oil by The Body Shop

Hi gorgeous!

I'm back with The Body Shop and this time is one of my favorite items from them that I've known for years. Now they come with many variants (like 11) and I've got the Shea, thank you The Body Shop Indonesia.

Details from thebodyshop-usa.com:

Shea Beautifying Oil

  • Beautifying Oil is pure beauty in a bottle. Made with a lightweight blend of nut oils including Community Fair Trade marula oil, it gives instant hydration and a shimmering finish. This one has a delicious nutty scent.

  • For body, face and hair
  • A little goes a long way
  • Delicious nutty scent

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil (Emollient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate (Antioxidant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Butyrospermum Parkii/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Antioxidant), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster).


The oils feels rich and not ultra light. So, hmm, I'm not recommending the product for facial use, especially is you have oily skin. And it is actually very good for massaging which later on you can clean it. For body and hair it is actually quite pampering. I use it on my hair as an overnight treatment. It doesn't dissolve or absorbed by your hair, so you will feel uneasy and oily for sure but I like the scent it create and the next morning when I wake up and after the shower, the hair become smoother and tame.

If overnight is not your thing, use it 1-2 hour before shampooing and get the benefits from the oils to your hair. Dry hair can really take a benefit for it. Oily scalp owner? You might want to skin the scalp and strictly on hair only. How much per use? Depends on your hair length and how oily you can stand, my hair is below shoulder and I use around a palm-full and only on the hair, avoiding the scalp. I leave it overnight and in the morning 1-2 hours before showering, I add some more, on the parts that I think either haven't use it or don't have the oils anymore.

Body? Massage oils of course and for you suffering from dry skin can mix it a bit with your lotion, no need to use too much, remember what TBS says "A little goes a long way"


  1. Mine is strawberry, it smells good. Once I applied it after washing my hair. The result? My hair looked like hadn’t been washed for 3 days. Heavy and oily! :( So yes, now I use it at nights and wash it the next morning :D

  2. Hi Sepatu Merah,
    Wah, asik banget dapet yg strawberry, I wish getting the fruity one as well, any fruits is fine ^^

    Haha! Iya, very oily, warning!!

  3. we're the same. i buy this yesterday lang. my skin is so smooth. :)

  4. ^__^ it does made the skin super smooth

  5. I may try this in winter time, thx for your review;)

  6. Hi Tiffanyfung,

    The oil will help moisture to stays intact with your skin, however you still need to put on some moisturizer with 'water' in it :)

    My suggestion is to put your regular lotion (for body), moisturizer (for face) and leave in (for hair) first before applying the oil in each of the area needed.

    One more trick is to put some drops of the oils on your bath and soak in it, you'll get warmth from the water and the skin wont dries out thanks to the oils ^__^ (avoid hair thou, if it's too much your hair will get super oily).