On a recent trip to the Body Shop where I bought the Strawberry shower gel I decided would buy the body lotion to accompany it. It smelt lovely in the small bottle and as it was only small I decided it was worth paying for and giving it a go.
The body lotion comes in a small clear plastic bottle which allows you to see the light pink coloured liquid inside and it also means you know exactly how much of the lotion you have left. The lid to the bottle is also plastic and is a flip lid which means this is very simple to use. The lid can be screwed off but I would not advise this as you will get too much of the lotion coming out each use.
The front of the bottle has a label on which has the product name, the Body Shop logo on and at the bottom there is a small picture of some strawberries. The back of the bottle has all of the product ingredients on.
~~USE AND RESULTS~~
It is very simple to use the body lotion. The flip lid means you can easily pour out the liquid onto your free hand and close it again one handed. The liquid then just needs to be rubbed into the skin. The lotion is of a good consistency which means it is not overly thick so cannot be rubbed in or too runny which means it is going to run off your hands. The lotions is easily absorbed into the skin and leaves it soft and smooth. There is no greasiness from the lotion but I do personally wash my hands after applying it so as not to make my food taste when eating or cooking.
The smell to the lotion when it is in the bottle is lovely. It smells just like strawberries and is not too strong. This does change though when the lotion is used and with only using a small amount of the lotion the smell is very overpowering. I would not advise using this all over the body as the smell gets rather sickly when a lot is used. I do think this is good to use in the summer when you do not want to ware perfume as you can just rub this into the neck or wrists and the smell will last.
The effects on the skin are good and the skin is soft and smooth once this has been used, the feeling lasts for a good few hours on the skin. If using this on damp skin, straight after a bath or shower then I would use even less as it is slightly harder to massage into the skin. When using on dry skin it is easily absorbed and lasts for longer.
I have asked hubby to try this lotion despite being of a Strawberry scent as he has sensitive skin and he has had no problems or irritation from it. He has also had the same good effects and softer skin.
The bottle size which have is 60ml and I like this size as it means I can try the product out before paying for the larger size bottle. This small bottle is also an ideal size to take on holidays or for a weekend away.
The product ingredients for those wishing to know are:-
Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Coclopentasiloxane, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Carbomer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Carbomer, Fragaria Ananassa Seed Oil, Fragaria Vesca Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Acryl ate / Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Methylparaben, Magnesim Aluminium Silicate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Proylene Glycol, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Limonene, Propylparaben, Ispbutylparaben, Cinnamal, Citric Acid, CI 14700, CI 15985
The shelf life of the lotion once it has been opened is 12 months. The packaging is 100% recyclable and as with all Body Shop products this has not been tested on animals.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABLITY~~
This is a Body Shop product so can only be bought in their stores or from their online shop. The price for the 60ml bottle is £3 which I feel is slightly high. This can also be bought in a gift set with the shower gel and a body puff for £5 or a larger sized bottle for around £6.
I am undecided about this lotion as it is overly sweet if a lot is used. It has good effects on the skin, leaving it soft and moisturised so is good in that sense but the smell puts me off. I would recommended this but only in a small quantity. Buying the smaller bottle will mean you don’t have to part with too much money to try this out for yourself. A 3 star product from me.