The tub is a clear, hard plastic with a sturdy brown screw top lid (the lids are colour coded according to the scent of the product). Cocoa Butter Cream Body Scrub is made with Community Fair Trade cocoa butter from Ghana and has a rich, sweet, cocoa butter smell and the thick cream paste has a rough, grainy consistency that gives a really great exfoliation. It’s smells so good that I see they’ve put a warning of the back of the tub that says “Unfit for consumption”! (Along with another warning under the peel-back label that says “Do not apply to face”.)
The scrub also contains Coconut Oil, Watermelon Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Soybean Oil and Marula Oil to help soften and moisturise the skin, while Sweet Almond Shell powder provides the grainy exfoliating particles.
I usually epilate my legs once a week and I find that this scrub definitely helps to lift and prevent any ingrown hairs, especially when applied in a circular motion. It also removes dry, flaky skin and leaves my legs feeling silky soft and smooth.
The Body Shop is against animal testing, so their products aren’t tested on animals. Unfortunately, it’s not paraben free and does contain Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben and Propylparaben.
Would I use it again? Definitely. I’m tempted to try one of the other scents next. Would I recommend it? Yes, it’s one of the best body scrubs that I’ve tried and not only does it smell wonderful, it feels luxurious, too.