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I like the notion, but where is the nutmeg in this lotion?
Naturals Black Cherry & Nutmeg Hand & Body Lotion
Member Name: supersonic75
Naturals Black Cherry & Nutmeg Hand & Body Lotion
Date: 05/02/13, updated on 06/02/13 (103 review reads)
Advantages: Leaves skin smooth
Disadvantages: Can't detect the nutmeg at all
With the weather being on the cold and snowy side over the past week I've found myself indulging more in evening baths to warm up as opposed to my usual preferred method of showering. One of the products from my Christmas present 'bags' was this - Black Cherry & Nutmeg Body Lotion from the Naturals range by Avon.
Having used this now several times over the span of nearly two weeks I feel it justifiable to start to review the product and I will now discuss my thoughts on using it..
This is a body lotion as mentioned from the popular Naturals range and whilst I have used this before in the past it was quite a while ago so had forgotten how it felt against my skin. The lotion is available in one size which is a 200ml and currently costs £1.50 with the RRP being £3, though there are always offers of some kind with Avon and it can be picked up from as little as 99p depending on which offer is on at the time. Presented in a slim line cylindrical shaped bottle the lotion can be clearly seen through the transparent plastic and it's plain to that the lotion is a warm but pale looking pink in colour. There is a picture on the front depicting mainly black cherries with a smaller image of what I presume to be nutmeg underneath but apart from this and the logo the decoration is quite minimal despite the images being on the large side. The product is easily accessible via the flip top lid which is perched directly on top of the bottle and this opens with ease whilst securely fastening as well which gives peace of mind that it wont cause spills if knocked over.
Availability wise this can be bought through a local Avon Rep by ordering through a brochure. Alternatively Avon offer a good range of their products on their website where you can buy through their avon shop though a P&P charge does normally apply so it's worth looking into this if thinking of ordering online. There is of course good old eBay which also offers a wide range of (new) Avon products so if hunting something specific it's worth checking out.
The directions for this product are pretty basic and quite generic informing us to "..smooth generously all over the body whenever needed.."
So what did I think of using this product myself?
My skin can be pretty sensitive at times though more so it tends to be on the dry side so finding (and using regularly) a good moisturising product is essential and especially so in the colder weather when skin can become dry and itchy even more due to the harsher elements. I love all moisturising body products though tend to favour lotions more due to the ease of using them - as much as I like butters and oils I find they take too long to absorb (if at all) but at least with a good body lotion it's quick to apply and normally does what it's designed for.
On flipping open the lid I was met with a very pretty cherry aroma which then triggered memories from when I used this product, and others in the range, a while back. The lotion appears to be quite thick whilst ensconced in it's packaging though emits fairly easily with a little squeeze of the bottle. Whilst I wouldn't say the lotion is thin in consistency neither is it as thick as it appears in the bottle and overall I'd describe it as being adequate; as I hate runny lotions but this certainly isn't one of them and neither is it so thick it takes an eon to rub in.
The colour is far paler once it's applied to my skin looking far more white than pink, and disappears more or less instantly when rubbed in which is always a bonus as I hate wasting time with creams that never seem to absorb. The fragrance is absolutely stunning and smells very fresh and fruity with the black cherry aroma seeming very real and not remotely synthetic which is sometimes the case with fruit fragranced products.
My first experience of using this lotion in recent times was after a bath when my skin was still slightly damp. I applied a reasonable blob to my skin the size of a 50p and found my skin thirstily drank it all up and it seemed to absorb instantly when gently rubbed in. The lotion feels incredibly lightweight and as mentioned the aroma really is beautiful but as the cherry is very prominent it's one to avoid if you are not a fan of cherry scents as this is not only noticeable on applying but also the fragrance lingers for quite a while after using it.
I really liked how soft my skin felt when I'd used this and found the '50p blob' size to be sufficient enough to cover my frame though when it came to using this as a hand lotion I found I was using almost the same amount again as it just kept disappearing into my skin.
I really like this product and have now used it at least a dozen times finding it to offer adequate moisture to my skin even in this cold drying weather. The lotion is very light which is deceiving as it gives the impression it will only offer light moisturising but the effects of the product when used have been very impressed and my skin has felt notably soothed and soft for at least 24 hours after using.
I love how the black cherry scent smells on my skin and is almost powdery whilst the lotion itself leaves my skin feeling soft and velvet like so for the money this currently is it is ideal. I've had issues in the past with Avon products as sometimes they can make my skin sore and generally disagree with it but I've had no problems or qualms with this whatsoever and am looking forward to trying out my other Naturals body products because if they are half as nice as this then I will be thoroughly pleased.
This smells beautiful, the aroma lingers delicately on the skin whilst the lotion itself does an impressive job at moisturising and all in all it's an excellent product. It may not appear to be the richest in consistency but that doesn't stop it from hydrating parched skin adequately though I will stick to using a separate hand cream as it didn't make much impact on my hands. This soaks into the skin as opposed to 'sitting' on the upper layer meaning it doesn't leave any sticky residue like body butters or oils can and gets the thumbs up from me but due to the lack of nutmeg scent I'm deducting a star as I would have liked to been able to smell this as well as the black cherry but if it's there you can't tell as it's drown out.
Still a fantastic product from Avon though and one I'll use again in the future.
4/5 from me.
Summary: A nice light lotion from the Naturals range