Treat your skin to a tropical paradise, flaunt your grass skirt, and satisfy your summer craving with The Body Shop Piñita Colada Body Butter, which combines creamy coconut with juicy pineapple for a scent that’s reminiscent of the well-loved piña colada!
This special edition officially launches in Canada in July 2016, but if you’re in the United Kingdom, this Piñita Colada Body Butter by The Body Shop is already available as a new arrival.
The Body Shop Piñita Colada Body Butter contains hand-harvested coconuts from the Antilles region of the Caribbean and fresh, handpicked pineapples in Santo Domingo.
Oh, and yes, the entire time I was working on this post, Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes was stuck in my head: “If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, if you’re not into yoga, if you have half a brain, if you like making love at midnight in the dunes of the cape, then I’m the love that you’ve looked for! Write to me, and escape!”
Hey, did you know that, as a symbol of love, the Caribbean Indians traditionally put pineapple crowns outside their homes? I just read that recently and thought it was cute!
On my nails: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Ripple in Time.
The Body Shop Piñita Colada Body Butter Pictures
The Body Shop Piñita Colada Body Butter Ingredients
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cellulose Acetate, Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Decyl Glucoside, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cocos Nucifera Fruit/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit, Phenoxyethanol, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carbomer, Limonene, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Citronellol, Citric Acid, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus Fruit Extract/Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Denatonium Benzoate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Caramel.
- Delicious tropical scent (Yes)
- Hydrates skin (Yes)
- Great for normal to dry skin (Yes)
- 24-hour hydration (Maybe – I never leave it on for that long because I take showers before the 24-hour mark.)
- Name: The Body Shop Piñita Colada Body Butter
- Collection: The Body Shop Piñita Colada Collection
- Products Available in the Collection: Body Butter, Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub, Body Wash & Body Sorbet
- Amount: 200 mL (6.9 oz. / 196 g)
- Retail Price: $21 CAD
- Disclosure: This post contains a press sample provided by PR.
- Where to Buy: The Body Shop stores & The Body Shop Canadian website (Product officially launches in Canada in July 2016. If you’re in the UK, it’s already available on The Body Shop UK website.)
The Body Shop Piñita Colada Body Butter Review
While I haven’t had a piña colada in years, the second I cracked open The Body Shop Piñita Colada Body Butter tub, I was instantly transported to the time my friend made me one, and we ended up talking all night!
It indeed smells like the summer cocktail that’s punctuated with coconut and juicy pineapple. While they blend together like a seamless dance, I pick up a predominant pineapple note that’s accented by coconut. This gives it a fruity fragrance that’s sweet yet refreshing.
I’m not a huge coconut fan, so I was glad that it played a supporting role rather than taking the lead. It offers a creaminess to the overall scent, which isn’t an in-your-face coconut fragrance, and it’s what makes the body butter more interesting than a one-note wonder.
The longer I wore it on my skin, I found that the coconut note came out more, but the pineapple never got lost in translation.
The scent is mild to medium in terms of projection, since it’s not loud like a perfume, and you have to get closer to really enjoy the true scent. I like this when it comes to lotions and creams.
Also, the fragrance lingered for several hours on me before fading, so I got to enjoy being in a tropical mood for longer than just after putting it on following a shower.
If you’re going to wear perfume, I recommend staying within the boundaries of a fruity, tropical scent because the body butter’s fragrance will interact with it.
Hydration & Consistency
When it comes to body butters, they can smell as delectable as they want, but the most weight should be placed on how well they perform at the primary duties: softening dry skin and making it feel and look supple.
I’m happy to report that The Body Shop Piñita Colada Body Butter delivers on all counts!
With a silky, soft, and lightweight consistency, it glided onto my skin and felt luxuriously rich! It absorbed quickly (as long as you don’t apply too much, of course), and my skin didn’t feel gross or greasy.
My skin felt comfortable and well hydrated immediately upon applying it, and after several hours, it still felt great.
Just as they suggest, it’s great for those with normal to dry skin.
They also say that it offers 24-hour hydration, but I can’t test that claim, as I don’t wait 24 hours before I take a shower. For a regular everyday duration like 15 hours, I can vouch for The Body Shop body butter keeping my skin moisturized.
I prefer skincare that comes with a pump to dispense the product, so I’m not the biggest fan of tubs where I have to stick my fingers in over and over again.
I always ensure that my hands are clean (and preferably just-washed) before I scoop up some of this body butter, as I don’t want to contaminate it more than I need to.
Even though the tub isn’t my favourite container, I can appreciate its simplicity. A screw-on lid keeps things secure, so nothing will accidentally pop open, which is a plus if you’re traveling. Also, the tub is wide and short, making it easy to stack and store.
Now, let’s talk about the fun design on the lid! I love the ombre background and how tropical the chunks of pineapple and coconut look together! (Hehe, and it was just a coincidence that the graphic matched my nails.)
The Body Shop Piñita Colada Body Butter contains hand-harvested coconuts from the Caribbean and handpicked pineapples from Santo Domingo.
Additionally, it contains Community Trade organic soya oil from Brazil (from Gebana, The Body Shop’s supplier). According to The Body Shop press release I received: “Gebana is against deforestation, they promote sustainable, organic farming methods – while boycotting chemicals and pesticides – and they’re against the spread of GM crops, despite them being more lucrative.”
The press release goes on to explain the benefits of soya oil: “Soya oil is well known for its rich moisturizing properties, making it a great base for our exciting naturally-inspired products. It is rich in essential fatty acids, caring for even very dry and mature skin.”
For the full list of ingredients, scroll further up this post.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
If you love all things tropical, you will appreciate the marriage between the pineapple and coconut in The Body Shop Piñita Colada Body Butter! It’s divine, intoxicating, and so delicious!
I fell hard for this because it reminds me of balmy summer days and fruity cocktails, and I highly recommend you try it!
Aside from piña coladas, what other beverage reminds you of those lazy, hazy days of summer? Do you prefer body butters or body lotions?