Jul 28, 2011

The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm


TBS Spa Wisdom Africa Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm - available HERE.

Nourish and protect your skin from dryness with a rich, comforting and intensely moisturizing balm that will leave it feeling soft, velvety smooth and scented with our traditional Spa Wisdom™ Africa fragrance.

The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm Reviews
The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm Reviews

The Spa Wisdom range from TBS is one of my favorites, along with their fabulous body butters.  The African Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm seemed very similar to the body butters, but I have to confess, it is the packaging that caught my attention - the jar with the metal clasps is quite different from the usual tubs and tubes.

The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm Reviews

The Spa Wisdom Africa Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm is a soft cream with an amazing but not overwhelming fragrance.  This pale peach-coloured cream is easy to spread and is very light and fast absorbing.  I was expecting something thicker, like the usual TBS body butters, but this is much lighter and perhaps more suitable for the summers.

The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm Reviews

While I love this product for the amazing smell and the light and effective moisturization it provides, I do have a few problems with it.  I ordered this online from the TBS site, and there was some leakage around the rim of the tub.  Apart from some wastage of the product, it also left the tub messy :(  This might be something to consider if you intend traveling with the tub - absolutely essential to pack carefully in a separate plastic bag.

The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm Reviews
This is after I cleaned up as best as I could - you can still see the dried bits along the rim.
At $24.00/193 g (Rs. 1095 in India), this is also a very expensive product, and I doubt if I would ever pick it up at this price.  I got it at a discount at one of the frequent TBS sales, and that's the only way I would buy this!

TBS Spa Wisdom Africa Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm Ingredients:

 

The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Africa Shea Butter and Sesame Oil Body Balm Ingredients TBS

A fabulous moisturizer, perfect for those looking for something between a body butter and a lotion, this is one of my favorites but definitely a sale-time purchase only.  Have you tried any of the TBS Spa Wisdom products?

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Complete list of TBS product reviews check here.

26 comments:

  1. arent you too much into body moisturizers???? LOL
    how many do you have? bata bata

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  2. Right now - 2. Two dabbas of same one :D :D Heeeeeeeeeeeeee i escaped :happydance:

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  3. Err..nooo..is not same one...sorry...spa wisdom only..but moroccan something :P

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  4. I liked this one too :) The leakage happens in store too. I think its because of the oils!

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  5. Oh..I was wondering if it was because of some throwing around during shipping :D

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  6. These balm balm things remind me of iodex all the time!! :| But this one looks goood!! :D

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  7. Heheee noooo..this is like a cream...Iodex..heheheee :D

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  8. :D :D :D If its a creaaaaam..why do they call it balm???

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  9. I totally love this range. but pretend not to, as its too expensive to be addicted to or to repurchase often :(
    like u said, the smell is what drew me. their sea salt scrub or something is also amazing.
    the dabba is v nice to store kutti things in and not too light to be carried around :p
    -- GaeA

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  10. This looks yummy like peanut butter :D

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  11. Gaea - It is expensive. I just wait for the sale to stock up on all these products :)

    Laksh - Peanut butter :D Hehehee..is a lot less brown and definitely not edible :D :D

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  12. Okay Rads.....use the body butter and bring me the jar....I will store my cinnamoms in them....:)

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  13. In the 4th pic it looks yummy! :D....Rads, got a question, when did all the Indian bloggers start watermarking and putting blog names on photos? Did something happen? I wanna start blogging too and was wondering. It just seems like so much more work :(

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  14. Laksh as far as I know most indian bloggers have always been watermarking. I started because a company used images from my website. Legally its not a requirement at all.

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  15. Jomolayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy i habbbbb the exact same to same plan.

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  16. The packaging is soooo cute :))
    I never saw this here..will try to search for it here

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  17. Oh! Thanks for letting me know Rads!
    I finally blogged :D, do check it out and let me know how to get better O' wise and seasoned blogger :)

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  18. hawww!! you know i saw this like 10 times at the store . picked up kept back picked up kept back kinds.. it was barely 10 or 15 percent off here. :(( now i want. :((

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  19. rati..you should hve picked it up...I want the jar badly :))

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  20. looks like suji ka halwa :P

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  21. Gargi!! Now I want halwa :D :D

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  22. Ya you should have picked it up, Rati...cos Jomol needs the dabbas :D :P Ya it is usually never less than 15%...Indian sales are really pathetic compared to the phoren ones..

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  23. look whos talking abt phoren sales now :P
    i have stocked so many body butter that i dont think i hv to worry abt moisturiser for a year :((

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  24. :D :D :D :D hehehehehhahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa........:D :D Whoooooooooooooooooooooooo :P :P

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  25. I have used a light summer moisturizer from TBS SPA Wisdom.. it was a light pink one.. forgot the name actually :P

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  26. it looks like a yummy milk chocolate pudding or something. :P

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