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.