Treat yourself at home with The Body Shop’s Spa of the World collection

The Body Shop Spa of the World review

The Body Shop’s newest release for fall is their Spa of the World collection, featuring products formulated with key ingredients from around the world. I was sent two of the luxurious body creams to try out, and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed. My general thoughts are that I definitely prefer these body creams to The Body Shop’s popular body butters. I find the body butters can be too greasy (“buttery”) and don’t always absorb well. In addition, the Spa of the World products are scented more naturally compared to the body butters that can smell extremely synthetic (I’m looking at you, mango). Despite the $35 price tag, the jars are MASSIVE at 350mL. If you compare side by side with the body butters which are $20 for 200mL, you get 1.5x more product in the Spa of the World body creams, at 1.5x the price, which is completely reasonable.

I recommend both of these body creams – they’re full of great ingredients for hydrating and protecting your skin, they’re priced right, and they smell amazing. Overall, I’m really happy with the new direction that The Body Shop is going with these Spa of the World products. I can’t wait to see more of what they have in store going forward!

The Body Shop Spa of the World Hawaiian Kukui Cream review

The Body Shop Spa of the World Hawaiian Kukui Cream (C$35) features Hawaiian kukui oil (listed as Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil on the ingredients list). The top three ingredients after water are brazil nut oil (Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil), cocoa seed butter, and shea butter. This body cream is ultra luxurious, very thick, and highly moisturizing. I use this on very cold, dry nights when my skin is dry and scaly – a little bit goes a long way, so this jar would likely last me the entire winter. It smells absolutely amazing, like a warm, nutty scent that reminds me of cosy blankets and my bed, and would complement well with a big mug of hot chocolate.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau (Solvent), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifying Agent), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifying Agent), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille (Viscosity Controlling Agent), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emollient), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance Ingredient), Caprylyl Glycol (Emollient), Dimethicone (Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil (Emollient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Controlling Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Benzyl Benzoate (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Potassium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Antioxidant), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 75120/Annatto (Colorant).

The Body Shop Spa of the World Japanese Camellia Cream review

The Body Shop Spa of the World Japanese Camellia Cream (C$35) contains camellia oil (listed as Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil). The top two ingredients after water are illipe butter (Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter) and shea butter. The Japanese Camellia Cream is significantly lighter than the Hawaiian Kukui Cream, but continues to be moisturizing. It absorbs a lot easier than the Hawaiian Kukui Cream as well, making this ideal for application after morning showers. It has a very light, fresh scent that’s refreshing but soothing. Between this and the Hawaiian Kukui Cream, I think i prefer the Japanese Camellia Cream better because it’s more lightweight and also smells fresher. I’ll definitely repurchase this!

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau (Solvent), Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter (Emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent), Olus Oil/Vegetable Oil/Huile végétale (Emollient), Sodium Polyacrylate (Viscosity Increasing Agent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance Ingredient), Pentylene Glycol (Solvent), Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Mangifera Indica Seed Oil/Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil (Emollient), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Emollient), p-Anisic Acid (pH Adjuster), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Candelilla Cera (Emollient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster).


3 thoughts on “Treat yourself at home with The Body Shop’s Spa of the World collection

  1. I love the new direction TBS is going. I’ve overheard a couple of conversations recently how people view this as their “teenage beauty store” and the addition of these more mature products should help alleviate. Heard nothing but good things so far about this line.

    • The products are great and it shows they put a lot of thought into how they want their brand to go. I’m excited to see what they have in store for the new year!

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