The Body Shop Shea Butter Shower Gel – Is It Good ?

by Sone
17 minutes read

I am a bath and body product addict. I need a different fragrance for every mood and I have become super picky about choosing the bath and body products too.In my experience, body washes are something that one need not spend too much money on.Reason being, no matter how moisturizing the body wash is you cannot regularly kip a body moisturizer. Secondly, it is very rare that the fragrance of a body wash lingers beyond 1 hour unless it’s a perfume body wash.Till date, my experience has been the BEST with Olay body washes. The first one is Olay Age Defying body wash and the other one I will be reviewing soon 😉 Let’s see if this The Body Shop Shea Butter Shower Gel – matches up to the yardstick of performance and is value for money or not?The Body Shop Shea Shower Gel and Cream Review

Basic Info About The Body Shop Shea Butter Shower Gel?

A shea moisturizing body wash.


Rs 425 for 250 ml




Sensitive Skin Alert?



What does the Brand Claim about The Body Shop Shea Shower Gel and Cream?

This soap-free, moisture-rich shower cream contains real shea butter. It has a subtle nutty scent
• Soap-free
• Lather-rich
• Subtle nutty scent

How to Use:

Lather up in the bath or shower using hands or a bath lily. Rinse thoroughly

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My Experience with The Body Shop Shea Butter Shower Gel

This shower cream comes in a pretty standard body shop bottle. Bulky but it holds up well.

This body wash has a creamy texture. Now I was expecting a really nice shea fragrance from it. There is a particularly nutty fragrance of the body butter from the same range…the body wash is somewhat more masculine and artificial smelling. So this product is definitely not to be purchased for its great fragrance, because it doesn’t have any.

Next comes the moisturizing ability. Now this one lathers really well and it feels luxurious to use.

It does not dry the skin out, but it does not provide any great Moisturization. Unless you have really oily skin, you cannot skip a moisturizer two days in a row.


So, all in all, it’s a pretty average product.

It nowhere matches to the performance of Olay body washes?

Another thing, it does have shea but it does have loads of chemicals as well. Many people have this misconception that TBS has all parabens free and natural products, but it’s not so.

Their USP is their range of body butter and great fragrance sillage.

This product is missing both.

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Overall Performance of The Body Shop Shea Butter Shower Gel


  • Nice sturdy packaging
  • Lathers well
  • Does not dry skin


  • The fragrance is not great
  • Not very moisturizing

Overall Would I repurchase and recommend?

Honestly? Buy only on sale. It’s pretty average and normally it costs double of a drugstore body wash, which is not value for money.

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Deepsikha April 13, 2018 - 2:15 PM

I used this one too!
And I agree that it didn’t moisturise well!
Great and honest review ma’am!
And wonderful clicks! :love

Sone April 13, 2018 - 3:44 PM

and the scent is not too great either :no

Smriti April 13, 2018 - 2:57 PM

expected more from this, but seems like it can be purchased easily only during sales.. :rose: :love

Sone April 13, 2018 - 3:42 PM

yessss :haanji :haanji

Smriti April 13, 2018 - 2:58 PM

loved the clicks and the detailed review mam…

Sreeparna Ganguly April 13, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Nice review and lovely clicks :love
I also think the body washes are not something to invest a large sum on. Even if they moisturize the skin, you can’t miss body moisturizers after each and every application..