The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil Review

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil Review

I love Body Shop products. Whenever I see an outlet, I have to go and try some products and most of the times, Body Shop does not disappoint me. I got this product by chance as there was an offer going on at that time. Buy 3 items and get 30% off. Obviously, I did not want to miss the deal and the opportunity of trying some new products.  That is when I got to know about the “Honey Bronze” range and was completely mesmerized by it. Hence, fell into the trap of splurging and bought it!

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil Review

Product Description:

This “Honey Bronzing Dry Oil” gives your skin an even bronzed look with a hint of shimmer with lightweight body oil. It is for all skin types.

  • Tan enhancing shimmer.
  • Non Greasy.
  • Bronze Glow.


Rs. 1395 for 100 ml.


It contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia and beeswax from Cameroon to moisturize. The key ingredient mentioned is Organic Honey.


Give it a good shake. Apply over body using circular motions. Wash hands after use. Avoid contact with fabrics.

My Experience with The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil:

Firstly, I am not a big fan of using oils on my body, especially in summers, but this product grabbed my attention as it says “Honey Bronze Dry Oil,” so I liked the concept of dry oil. Transparent glass bottle packaging looks very nice and attractive. The product from outside looks as if gold shimmer is mixed with bronzing oil. However, the oil and shimmer tends to separate, so before using, shake the bottle well so that the product gets mixed well and gives you the benefit of both moisturizing bronzing oil and golden shimmer. The smell of the product is a little overwhelming for me, but now, I am used to it. It is floral but oddly strong.

Body Shimmer

Pour the product as required on your palm and massage in circular motion to get the best effect. It gives a very subtle bronzey shimmer look when applied. Dry oil does sink into the skin quickly, but I feel on a very hot and humid day, this product does feel sticky and takes a lot of time to get absorbed. On such days, give this product enough time to sink in completely and then wear clothes. This product enhances your existing tan and works as a quick body bronze. It also acts as a skin care product as it has Brazil nut oil from Peru and beeswax from Cameroon.

Body Shimmer

Can’t say how effective this product would be on darker skin tones as the final color is really subtle.

Pros of The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil:

  • Easy and quick way of getting even toned body with a light shimmer.
  • Great product for women who like a bronzey, tanned look.
  • Nice shimmery glow in summers.
  • Extends the life of the existing tan.
  • Color is subtle, good for everyday use.
  • Nice packaging.

Cons of The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil:

  • It takes time to get absorbed into the skin on hot and humid days.
  • It can spoil your dress if worn immediately.
  • People with very oily skin can avoid this dry oil.
  • Very strong smell.
  • Pricey.

Would I Repurchase The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil?

No, because I think it’s going to last me forever.

Overall, this product makes your body look great, even toned and gorgeous!! Good investment for women who dare to bare 😉

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18 thoughts on “The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil Review

  1. Hi There!!
    So awesome the product looks like!
    I have always been carried away by the bronzed celebrities but was afraid if it would look good on a fair skin like mine.
    But, i do think, its going to add some glossy seductive shimmer to the legs and the back at least.
    Would experiment with contouring too!
    Love it!!
    Nice Review *Hop Hop Hop*

  2. Thanks and yes even I was afraid of trying something that only models and celebrities apply. But I was so wrong as any skintone can pull this off nicely 🙂 great idea of contouring! Do let us know how it works out. 🙂

  3. Great review! I think it would work best on lighter skinned beauties? Not sure, but I’ve recently just ventured into face bronzers, Not sure about body just yet :S

    1. Thanks Anjumscreed!
      For darker skintones it will give shimmery sensous look and a bronzy glow for sure. But yes for lighter skintones it will add more bronzy color. Face bronzers are a great way of adding warmth and gives dimension to the face! I like them too:)

  4. I think this is targetted at people who sunbathe or go tanning, especially abroad – you know, a girl in a bikini and a well-toned body, applying oil on herself – that kinda thing 😛 interesting though!

  5. Contouring is a great idea. i have a round face so contouring would be nice and I am tempted more so since it is TBS product.

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