I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter Review

I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter Review


I would be reviewing I Love…. Mango and Papaya brand body butter today.  I have already reviewed the shower cream from the same range and use both of them together.  It’s the middle of winter in Australia at the moment and I feel the need to apply body butter almost every day.  My favourite brand for body butters has always been “The Body Shop,” but I do like to try out more reasonably priced products once in a while.  “I Love” brand has been around for quite a while, but I wasn’t sure how it will perform so I have stayed away from it.  However, recently there have been reviews on IMBB and also generally on the blogosphere, so I wanted to try this out. I wanted to see it if will perform as well as or at least closer to Body Shop body butters because I felt it smelt equally good. Additionally, this brand is manufactured in UK, so I felt it was reasonably priced (as most products made in UK are expensive).  Please read through to see how it fared.

I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter

Product Description:

Feel refreshed with a burst of juicy mango and succulent papaya. Coconut oil and Shea butter leaves your skin feeling gorgeously nourished and silky soft while my gorgeous perfume leaves your skin beautifully fragranced.

I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter

Directions For Use:

Generously scoop me on your fingertips, massage me all over your body to leave your skin gorgeously nourished, silky soft and beautifully fragranced.

I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter

My Experience with I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter:

I have used this at night just before bedtime and also before going to work to see if it works better if left overnight. I have normal skin which becomes dry in winter with some areas such as the upper arms, elbows and knees become very dry and dehydrated.

This product comes in a big tub which is almost the same size as the body shop tubs. I was disappointed to see that there was not foil covering the tub. This is important for hygiene purpose as I purchased this from Target and in stores like Target, Kmart or drugstores, I have seen people opening the tubs if there is no tester available (sometimes they do it even if there are testers available).  Especially with tub products, I feel they should come sealed.

I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter

This body butter is lightly coloured, it’s pale yellow colour and smells amazing and fruity, just like the shower gel.  The fragrance is a good mix between mangoes and papaya. I love using this in winter to remind me of the tropical summer or the vacations I have had. The consistency is more of a souffle type, I feel I need to apply more because of this.  When I compare this to Body Shop body butter, I feel this doesn’t get absorbed as easily; however, after some rubbing in, it does get into the skin.

I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter

My skin felt moisturised and soft on the following day, but I felt this didn’t give a lasting effect when compared to Body Shop body butters. However, when I use more of this body butter and lather on, then it works more. I always use the shower gel and the body butter together, but I feel the fragrance, even though lovely, is very short lived.

Pros of I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter:

  • Lovely fragrance with mango and papaya notes.
  • Reasonably priced for the quantity received.
  • Contains shea butter and coconut oil to moisturize skin.
  • Makes skin soft and moisturized.

Cons of I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter:

  • Does not sink in easily as some other body butters.
  • Fragrance is not long lasting.
  • Tub packaging is not very hygienic.
  • Contains parabens.

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Would I Repurchase I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter?

I would like to try out other variants from this brand, since the ingredients differ. I feel other body butters from this brand might perform even better.

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I Love Strawberries and Milkshake Moisturising Body Lotion
Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush I Love Coconut Body Double Mist
Beauty Formulas Hydrating Shower Gel – Tropical Mango
Purederm Purifying Dead Sea Mud Mask with Mango
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The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter
The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter
The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter
I Love Strawberries and Milkshake Body Butter
The Body Shop Honeymania Body Butter


4 thoughts on “I Love Mango and Papaya Body Butter Review

  1. I Have this in the strawberry and milkshake variant but strangely mine was sealed! Howver I bought it from India so maybe different packaging?

  2. I was looking up this brand to see how popular they were as I bought this same body butter last year for Christmas. I haven’t used mine yet, but I’m excited to try it our and try out more from the brand. I’ll have to go read your review of the shower gel, as I usually stick with more well known brands for my body washes. Also, for your packaging, I don’t know if all of the ones at the store had no seal on them, as I bought mine from WalMart. The ones there had a plastic seal on the outside you have to take off. I’m happy they have those, as I usually open products and check for use, but you can’t do that with body butters as easily! *nababana*

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