The Body Shop has recently brought out a hot new lightweight moisturiser. It retails for R140 in South Africa, and is available at the Body Shop or Clicks. I received mine as a gift from my mother – she’s cool like that. 🙂

The body yogurt comes in 5 delicious flavours, namely; Moringa, British Rose, Strawberry, Mango, and Almond Milk. I tried all available fragrances in store and each one has a unique, refreshing smell that lingers for a while. The Almond Milk is the subtlest of the variants, and the most refreshing.

The body yoghurt is 100 vegan and enriched with Community Trade organic almond milk from Spain. This new lightweight formula is said to absorb instantly and provides up to 48 hours of moisture, 3 in 4 women say that they can ‘jump straight into their jeans’ after applying the cream.

Let’s talk packaging.

The moisturiser comes in a small 200ml white plastic tub with a screw on lid. The product description and all the ingredients can be found on the back of the tub. There is a picture of almonds on the lid of the moisturiser, which I find beautiful and incredibly striking against the sleek white tub.

Let’s compare Butters and Yogurts.

The Body Shop are well known for their super thick body butters that help us all survive ‘lizard legs’ through cold winters. So, when I heard that The Body Shop had brought out a lightweight moisturiser that might possibly be perfect for the warmer summer months, I definitely wanted to put it to the test.

The difference between the moisturisers are very obvious when on the skin. The body butter is obviously thick with a hard, butter-like consistency. The body yogurt has a bouncy gel-like cream consistency. It is light, non-sticky and non-greasy after application. Since it is a lightweight gel-like cream, it sinks right into the skin after application and keeps the skin moisturised.

Left: TBS Shea Body Butter. Right: TBS Almond Milk Body Yogurt

A little goes a long way when using the body yogurt. The yogurt is very easy to spread, meaning that a small amount of moisturiser can be used over a larger surface area than the same amount of moisturiser scooped from a body butter tub.

The Verdict

I would totally recommend this as a summer moisturiser. The product stayed true to its claims. I am able to ‘jump straight into my jeans’ after applying the moisturiser, and it gave me up to 48 hours of moisture.

The body yogurt is unlike anything is have owned – it is lightweight, but somehow heavy duty. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth, and I think that its lightweight consistency makes it perfect for the summer time. Not to mention the long-lasting scent and fast absorption. The tub is affordable, especially because you only need to use a small amount of cream.

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