I have been hearing about the not so new product from Body Shop that is Moringa. I have never been to the Body Shop in years because I stock my creams from Bath and Body Works sales (products are dirt cheap that you can’t help but hoard. I heard there are people who use payday advance to hoard them throughout the year) but this one I had to check out. If you are a fan of floral scents, this one is for you – the flowery scent may be too overwhelming for people who prefer light scents though. As with Body Shop body butter creams, they are THICK creams. Definitely not going to go on my skin with this terrible heat. I might give them a try when it’s December the weather is lovely and cold. But it really works! My skin is smooth and hydrated the next day. if you can snag it, you can apply it at night (or better yet just buy the night cream). It is THICK (major inconvenience) but I guess that’s what body butters are for
Moringa Body Butter – and anything from the Moringa line, for that matter – smells exactly like a beautiful, fragrant Hawaiian lei. The kind made of fresh plumeria and pikake flowers!
In any case, Moringa, The Body Shop’s first floral body butter, is a delicious mix of white flowers that’s pretty much guaranteed to bring you straight back to summer vacation in a jiffy. And the super-moisturizing body butter will banish that scaly winter skin just as fast.
Best if you want to: Soften and condition your skin with a rich floral-scented moisturizing cream that lasts up to 24 hours.
Best for: normal to dry skin
How it works:
- Moringa seed oil with natural oleic acid moisturizes and protects skin.
- Community Trade shea butter moisturizes and softens skin.
- Community Trade cocoa butter is an excellent moisturizer that melts at body temperature.
First used in Ayurvedic medicine some 4,000 years ago, moringa seed oil comes from the moringa tree, which is also known as the ‘miracle tree’ due to its wide variety of beneficial uses. The oil was highly treasured by the ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian civilizations for use in protecting skin and making perfume, and it was so good they even used it to create their own skin-smoothing product.
The Moringa tree provides 7 times the Vitamin C in oranges, 4 times the calcium in milk, 4 times the Vitamin A in carrots, 2 times the protein in milk and 3 times the potassium in bananas. Moringa seed oil contains high levels of oleic acid, a fatty acid that helps to restore the skin’s moisture levels, protects against drying and keeps the skin feeling soft and smooth.