The Body Shop Body Butter Duo Macadamia Review

The Body Shop Body Butter Duo Macadamia  Review

Product claim:

Best if you want to: Moisturize your skin with this twin pot that contains two types of moisture: a light cream for where skin needs less hydration and a rich cream for drier areas like elbows and knees. It has a subtle nutty scent.

The Body Shop Macadamia Body Butter Duo Review

Best for: All skin types

How it works:
• Provides 24-hour hydration
• Leaves skin feeling soft all over
• Subtle nutty scent

My thoughts about this product:
I’d been eager to try The Body Shop’s newly released body butter duos because I’m a total lotion junkie, and also because I liked the idea of this tub of lotion having two separate compartments for a light lotion and a rich cream. It’s true that certain parts of the body need more hydration, like for me personally that would be my feet and elbows, while the rest doesn’t always need such heavy moisturization, especially during hot, humid weather.

Macadamia Body Butter Duo Review

Left side- rich cream, right side- light cream.

The Body Butter Duos are priced 995 Philippine Pesos (approx Rs. 1082) at The Body Shop stores here in Manila, and $18 on The Body Shop USA website. It contains 200ml of product. I was lucky to have chanced upon a local seller on Ebay selling the Body Butter Duos (brand new and still sealed with the foil covering) for merely 300 Pesos.

Looking at the photo above, I think you’ll be able to see how the left side, which contains the rich cream, seems solid, while the right side, with the light cream, looks rather lightweight and easy to scoop out. This item was shipped to me so it must have tipped over to one side during transit, and when it arrived the light cream had all piled onto the bottom part of the tub, but the rich cream totally stayed put!

body butter duo

Left- rich cream, right- light cream. Wow, my arm looks super tan here.

I wouldn’t call the scent of this product very nutty as a whole—it smells to me like a freshly-cracked-open Macadamia nut, with a touch of sweetness. I wasn’t sure about the Macadamia scent at first, but now it’s really grown on me. The stormy, rainy season has arrived here and this warm, sweet scent makes me feel even cosier while staying dry and safe indoors.

Pros of The Body Shop Body Butter Duo 

• I really like that this lotion has two designated creams to address the normal parts of my skin and the drier side which needs heavier moisturization.
• Both the light and rich side provide adequate moisture to my dry skin. I love putting the rich cream on my shoulders and feet, it does make them feel softer afterwards. The light cream is good as an everyday lotion for my arms and legs.
• They’re easy to spread, the light cream especially. The rich cream’s texture doesn’t feel as thick as it looks. It’s relatively easy to apply and a little of it goes a long way.
• It has a lovely, warm scent that is perfect for the rainy weather. I’m glad too that it’s subtle and not too heavy.
• The tub is pretty huge. 200ml of product content should last me more than 3 months of use.

Cons of The Body Shop Body Butter Duo 

• It’s (mall price) a bit expensive, in my personal opinion. 995 Pesos is a bit steep for me- I can get my favourite Aveeno lotions at half the price and they contain double the amount of product.
• The light cream initially leaves an oily sheen (like the regular TBS Body Butters do) which I’m not very fond of. It does go away after 5-10 minutes, but I don’t think I’ll be using this during summers because of that initial oily feel.

Overall, I do like this product and would recommend it. I’ve mentioned that I find it a bit expensive, but I like that this provides an easy, efficient way of using a light cream and a richer cream for different parts of your body, and I would buy it again, even at the mall price. 🙂 I’d try the Vanilla scent next time, for sure.

Have you used The Body Shop Body Butter Duo Macadamia ? Please rate in the box below

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23 thoughts on “The Body Shop Body Butter Duo Macadamia Review

  1. You folks are out to get me and make me go broke! 😥
    Now I reaallly want this. :chewnails
    Ah well…Great review! :thanks: and yes. The price is tooo steep. :nonono:

  2. really really and really looking forward to pick these up ida. and now i want then to launch super fast here :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Rati…Tum bhi khareed rahi ho? :waaa: :waaa:
      Hamare yahaan to launch ho gaya. Maine toh dekha bhi. Bt too costly,so I refuse to buy.
      I am a fulltoo budget shopper. O:)

    2. Rati I thought these had been launched there already. ?:) This went on my list of things to try when I read your post about the body butter duos here on IMBB. 😀

  3. OMG…I so want it….Rati…when is it coming to Indiaaaaaaaaaaaaa :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

    1. So it is available there already! :toothygrin: I’m glad to hear that. The vanilla one smells nice as well. What did you think of the other two scents- the floral acai and sweet pea? 🙂

      1. ida both of the other fragrances are quite mild and I’d say refreshing. More summery I’d say. Vanilla was the strangest of the lot but I kinda like warm nutty fragrances for winters.But really too early to say that. i’d review it soon. 🙂 Very excited . Have already started using it. 🙂

        Pragya :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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