Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish Review

This is a review of The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish.

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish Review price india
An almost used up tube of TBS Satsuma Body Polish
This was the first product I had ever tried from The Body Shop. What lured me to buy it was ORANGES: the heavenly citrus fragrance of oranges, the orange color, the presence of orange essential oil, besides the thought of indulging in a natural and chemical free product (at least so I had thought at that time).

Quantity: 200ml (6.75 US FL OZ)
Price: INR 465 (Not mentioned on the package)
Shelf Life: Not mentioned on the pack. To be used within 12 months of opening
Made in UK


Gentle daily exfoliation and cleansing with zesty Satsuma. With walnut shell and loofah to gently exfoliate and Community Trade Honey to moisturise. Not for facial use. If product gets in eyes, rinse with clean water.

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish Review
Satsuma (Citrus Reticulata) is a seedless mandarin orange (a citrus fruit) native to the province of Satsuma, Japan.


Aqua (water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamide DEA, Juglans regia (English Walnut, scrub particles), Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Mel, Citrus Nobilis, Luffa cylindrical, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Disodium EDTA, Citral, Citrus Reticulata (Satsuma) Oil, Linalool, Denatonium Benzoate, Citrus Dulcis (Orange Seed Oil), Methyl Paraben (Preservative), Sodium Dehydroacetate (preservative), Citronellol, Geraniol, CI 15510 (orange color), CI15985 (Sunset Yellow Color).

If you think that The Body Shop products are all natural and chemical free, you are wrong. I was totally surprised when I found Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Parabens and other potential chemicals like DEA in the ingredient list. So this body polish is just like most other body polishes in the market.

  1. It leaves skin really soft, clean and moisturised.
  2. Even though it is a body polish, it is gentle enough for daily use. Though it is completely up to you to use daily, on alternate days or once a week.
  3. The loofah particles are not at all abrasive/harsh on the skin. You just use it like any other body wash.
  4. Spreads very easily and smoothly on the skin.
  5. Highly concentrated. Only a very small quantity is required for one time bath. So one tube lasts very very long. Value for money.
  6. Transparent packaging helps keep track how much of the product is left.
  7. Tube packaging is hygienic and helps preserve the contents for long, as you don’t need to touch the product by dipping your fingers inside it.
  8. Nice fragrance which elevates your mood and stays for a good 5-6 hours.
  9. Contains 'Parfum', the strongest of all perfume variations. So you need not apply a perfume separately. Very refreshing for summers.
  10. Product not tested on animals and supports community trading.
  1. Needs a lot of water to remove. This could also be because the product is highly concentrated and I might have been using more than required.
  2. The strong perfume did not cause any irritation on my sensitive skin but may irritate sensitive skinned people in rare cases. It is not mentioned if the 'parfum' is derived from essential oils or is chemical based.
  3. The brand engages in misleading advertising. They lure people by advertising natural ingredients and leave it to them to accidentally discover or never discover (if they don’t bother to read) the chemical ingredients. This is a personal minus and should not affect your decision of buying this product.
Do I recommend? Yes, it is a great product and keeps skin radiant. If you are afraid of the chemicals, do not use daily. Otherwise, worth trying and especially good for summers.


Available at THE BODY SHOP independent outlets in shopping malls. Easily available online too.

1 comment:

  1. I have used TBS' limited edition cranberry body polish and it was awesome! Removed sun tan like a dream. :D Will try and get my hands on this one.


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