The Body Shop Banana Nourishing Body Butter Review


Overall Score


Although I love the scent and taste of banana, I can’t eat it. No, I am not allergic to bananas; I simply hate the texture of this ever so popular fruit. I can’t explain why though. I enjoy banana-flavoured food but the fruit, no way! Purchased during a sale (£7.50 for 200ml), The Body Shop Banana Nourishing Body Butter is a product I had been itching to try, no pun intended. Consistency-wise, it is in line with The Body Shop’s standard body butter formula we all love! The scent is lovely; it is sweet and unsurprisingly, fruity. It is also rather natural; I perceive ripe bananas, not an artificial synthetic fragrance. So, what is up with the average score? The Body Shop Banana Nourishing Body Butter applies beautifully, effortlessly moisturising and hydrating your skin but something is very off. I don’t wish to alarm you but I just can’t recommend this particular body butter.

A huge fan of The Body Shop, there is no body butter I haven’t tried and loved or at least liked. However, this is the first to concern me. The Body Shop Banana Nourishing Body Butter has an extremely bitter aftertaste. Yes, it is an odd thing to notice but it is unavoidable; your hands will eventually come in contact with your mouth and you will be left baffled or even freaked out. At first I thought it was a dodgy tub so I tried another and there it was again. I find this alarming and a little worrying. The craziest thing is that it is really hard to remove. With every use of The Body Shop Banana Nourishing Body Butter, I am forced to scrub my hands vigorously to get rid of it. Whilst it moisturises my skin very well, its bitter aftertaste makes using it a nightmare!

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Also known as Sybil, Billie is the Editor-in-Chief as well as the Founder of SybilCreates.

  • Danielle Pruitt
    Posted at 20:06h, 24 February Reply

    I Had to Google this because I’ve noticed The same thing – and I agree It is alarming – every time I’ve worn it I’ve ended up with the strongest better chemical numbing taste in my mouth and while I don’t know how that stuff even ends up there, it is very strong and cannot be good for you! I am going to toss the rest

    • Sybil
      Posted at 19:38h, 28 February Reply

      Hi Danielle! Glad to know I was not imaging it! As wonderful as it smells, it is definitely not worth the discomfort. Thanks for commenting and sharing your experience.

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