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      17.06.2014 10:45
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      Chocolate shower cream

      I got The Body Shop''s Chocomania shower cream for Christmas as part of a gift set. Price and availability The shower cream is available in 60ml and 250ml bottles and being a product from The Body Shop you can only buy it from The Body Shop stores, online at thebodyshop.co.uk or you can order it through a local representative if you have one. The 60ml bottle costs GBP2.00. The 250ml bottle costs GBP4.00. Bottle Mine is just a small 60ml bottle and it comes with The Body Shop logo on the front and a picture of some chocolate. The bottle is made from clear plastic and you can see the brown coloured shower cream inside. It has a flip cap lid, which is easy to use; it isn''t one of those with hardly any lip that you''ll break a fingernail on. In use I have used chocolate shower products in the past and at first I was really put off by the colour. It just felt a bit wrong applying mud-coloured products to clean yourself, but after receiving this set and also using the body scrub I''m starting to get used to using chocolate flavoured products. The shower cream itself is quite thick and it feels of good quality. It lathers well, producing a creamy, rather than a soapy lather. I find that it feels moisturising on my skin and it never leaves my skin feeling dried out like soap sometimes can. It has a nice chocolate scent, but it still smells clean. It also has quite an aquatic undertone, which I think gives it a more clean scent. The chocolate scent dominates and is very pleasant and not too sweet or too bitter. I like the scent of this product and I can honestly say using this product never makes me want to eat chocolate even though I love the stuff, which is good because I''m trying to eat healthily at the minute. It''s not something that really crosses my mind when I''m using it, possibly because I''m in the shower ? somewhere I''ve never eaten chocolate before! The shower cream leaves my skin feeling clean and soft and I find the scent lingers on my skin for a while after using this product. Something else I like about this product is that the flip cap lid screws off so that you can get the last of the product out of the bottle fairly easily and none of it goes to waste. I think the small 60ml bottles are poor value when you can get more than four times the amount for double the price with the 250ml bottles. Although I have enjoyed using this shower cream and I would recommend it I don''t think I would buy it for myself. If I wanted a nice shower gel I''d be tempted by all of The Body Shop''s fruity scented shower gels before this one would tempt me. It isn''t a natural choice for me and I enjoy fruity scented shower gels more.

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      24.02.2014 11:05
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      A lovely shower cream for the chocolate lovers!!

      I am a complete chocoholic. I love eating the stuff and I love any products which have incorporated chocolate into it. When I saw the Chocomania Shower Cream, I couldn't leave it on the shelf.

      About the product
      The product promises to cleanse the skin to leave you feeling fresh and clean. It contains Fair Trade Cocoa butter to soften and moisturise the skin and claims that it won't dry out the skin. It comes with a delicious chocolate scent which will leave you smelling sweet.

      How do you use the product?
      The product can be used in the shower or the bath. You can apply the product directly to the skin or using a sponge to build up a better lather. Once you are done, you rinse the lather away.

      Packaging and Price
      The product comes contained within a clear plastic bottle so you can see the product inside. It has a brown flip top lid which is easy to open and close even with wet and soapy hands. The shower cream will cost you around £2 for 60 ml or a larger 250 ml bottle is available although this costs more. It can be bought from your local Body Shop or from its online website.

      Application and Performance
      The shower cream is a beautiful pearlescent brown colour which shimmers. It is a bit of an unusual colour for a shower product but I think it looks lovely. It is more of a gel than a cream and it has quite a thick consistency. It has a strong chocolate aroma which is naturally sweet and doesn't smell artificial at all. It smells just like a posh box of chocolates. The shower cream is easily dispensed from the bottle and you don't need to use much in order to get the desired results.

      It feels silky when applied directly to the skin and it does feel quite moisturising as you do so. When you apply the product to a sponge, you do get a lovely lather which leaves you feeling nice and clean. The product is gentle on the skin and doesn't irritate me or cause me any discomforts. The product is easily rinsed off and once the skin is dry, there are no feeling of tightness or dryness. My skin doesn't feel especially soft but I do feel fresh and clean.The scent lingers lightly on the skin for a little while after use.

      Conclusion
      All in all, this is a lovely shower cream which smells and looks like chocolate. It leaves me feeling fresh and clean, and smelling delicious. It isn't as refreshing or invigorating as some shower products but if you like chocolate then I can't see why you wouldn't like this!!

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        08.01.2014 15:20
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        The greatest chocolate-scented beauty product I ever had!

        Today I'd like to review the Chocomania Shower Cream by The Body Shop.

        Shopper's appeal
        I really love The Body Shop. I remember buying their passion fruit lip balm 8 years ago for the first time. I was amazed by the great quality and the lovely scent. My love for this brand has grown even more over time. I love how they offer so many scents for their products - with a quality that has never lessened.
        I am lucky enough to not live too far away from a Designer Outlet Centre in the Netherlands where I often buy The Body Shop products half price, so I get the opportunity to try out many of them without spending a fortune. There I discovered the Chocomania shower cream. So far I hadn't tried out any of the Chocomania products.


        The bottle
        The clear plastic bottle is in the usual style of The Body Shop bottles - wide and round with a lid you can just flip open. Said lip is brown with the brand's logo on trop of it.
        A pretty brown label is wound around the bottle, showing a dripping, delicious-looking chocolate heart. Above that you can see the logo of The Body Shop. The Chocomania-name is written in pretty cursive letters, fitting the product quite well. Below the product is described as a "shower creme" in English and French.
        On the back of the bottle there is not much further information. It is stated that the product is not edible and should be kept out of reach of small children.
        Of course the ingrediensts are listed. The bottle contains 250ml.
        While there's no further information about the shower cream itself on the bottle, you can find out more at the website stated on the label (www.thebodyshop.com). On the website it is said that the product contains real cocoa butter and honey. It's also soapfree.


        My experiences
        Of course I sniffed the bottle at the shop to see if I'd like the scent at all because I've had some not so good experiences with chocolate-scented products in the past. But this one seemed alright and so I gave it a try!
        My intuition about it didn't prove me wrong. I love the scent of Chocomania! It's very chocolatey, but not too odd, strong or even articifial. Most of all it reminds me of cake dough with chocolate. :) I'm loving it and didn't grow tired of it! But of course you should have a general love for sweet scents to enjoy this one.
        The shower cream is not as thick as I thought it would be. It's somewhere inbetween of what I'd call a cream and shower gel. It's easy to squeeze out of the bottle and spreads on your body nicely!
        It cleanses very well without robbing the skin of moisture. My skin didn't feel dry after showering with this product. Instead my skin felt clean and smooth. I still use a lotion afterwards begins my skin gets a bit dry in general when it's winter, but it wouldn't have been absolutely neccessary! I think if you have absolutely dry skin you should use a product that has some more "rich" ingredients, but for normal skin this is perfect.
        The bottle lasted me very long - I have been using it for three weeks now and there's still about a third of the product in it.
        My skin coped very well with this product and I had no bad reactions. If you are an allergic or have very sensitive skin, you should check the list of ingredients before buying the product.


        The ingredients
        Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Trisodium Sulfosuccinate (pH Adjuster), Glycol Distearate (Viscosity Modifier), Mel (Natural Additive), PEG-150 Distearate (Surfactant), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen agent, Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Cocamide MEA (Surfactant), Laureth-10 (Surfactant/Emulsifying Agent), Sodium Cocoabutteramphoacetate (Hair-Conditioning Agent), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzoic Acid (Preservative), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), CI 14700 (Colour), CI 19140 (Colour), CI 42090 (Colour).


        The price
        On the website and in The Body Shop boutiques you can get 60ml of this heavenly shower cream for just £2.00. The 250ml bottle is £4.00, which is an alright price considering how long this product lasted me so far!


        Conclusion
        I love this! The scent is fabulous and the shower cream was fun to use while being kind to my skin. This is a great product for every chocoholic! Makes a great present too! :)

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          11.12.2013 09:32
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          Chocomania Shower Cream

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          The Product
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          The product I am reviewing is Chocomania shower cream which is from The Body Shop. The products in the Chocomania range contain real Community Fair Trade cocoa butter and smells decadently chocolatey. The body butter in this range is their best seller; how-ever I currently have at least 3 different tubs of body butter at the moment so didn't need anymore. I was actually on The Body Shop website making the most of the 50% off voucher I had, so was stocking up on items that I use regularly. As the offer I had was so good I also treated myself to a few new items as well. I have only used one product from the Chocomania range which is the Body Butter. The Chocomania range hasn't really appealed to me before as I imagined the products in this range to smell very sweet and slightly sickly. It wasn't until the other week when I was stocking up on items that I thought I would try the shower cream in this range as it sounded quite nice and has a few good reviews. The shower cream is apparently soap free and won't dry out your skin, which is good as I sometimes suffer from dry skin, especially during the winter/colder weather. The shower cream comes in a clear brown plastic bottle and it has a picture of what looks like chocolate on the front. It also states what the product is. On the back of the bottle it tells you a little about the product and also lists the ingredients. You can clearly see the colour of the shower cream inside the bottle which is a dark brown colour which looks slightly pearlescent. I flipped open the lid to the bottle to see what the product smelt like. I was expecting it to smell quite sweet and sickly; how-ever it wasn't. The shower cream did smell of chocolate and did smell sweet but it wasn't sickly or over-powering. I actually really liked the smell and was now looking forwards to using the product next time I had a shower.

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          Price/Availability
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          The product comes in a 60ml bottle for £2.00 and a 250ml bottle for £4.00. I wasn't paying much attention when buying the item and I ended up purchasing the 60ml bottle, when in fact I would have liked the bigger bottle. I'll remember to double check this next time! Other products in the Chocomania range include:

          * Soap
          * Body Butter
          * Beautifying Oil
          * Body Scrub
          * Eau De Toilette
          * Body Lotion
          * Lip Butter

          You can purchase items from the Chocomania range in store as well; although I find that they have better offers online with discount codes/vouchers.

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          Using the Product
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          I got into the shower and before using the shower cream I ensured my skin was wet. I picked up the bottle of shower cream which was easy to do, even with wet hands because the bottle was so small. I flipped open the lid to the bottle and then holding the bottle upside down gave it a little squeeze so some of the shower cream dispensed onto the bath lily. I didn't need to squeeze the bottle too hard in order to get some out. The shower cream flowed out easily and was a dark, slight pearlescent colour which didn't actually look too bad. I didn't think brown shower cream could look nice, how-ever the pearlescent colour it had to it made it look more attractive than what it sounds. I rubbed the bath lily over my wet skin and as I did this the product started to later up and created a nice rich lather. I could also smell the product as well which was a gorgeous chocolatey scent but wasn't sickly or too sweet. Whenever I rubbed the bath lily over my wet skin the product continued to lather up so it felt as though I was getting a really good clean/wash from the product. The bathroom now smelt of a nice light chocolatey scent. I stepped back under the bath shower to rinse off the bath lily and then rinsed the lather off my skin. The lather rinsed off easily but as I did this the smell of the product gradually disappeared as well. After the lather had been rinsed out I got out of the shower and patted my skin dry. I could no longer smell the scent of the product which was a little disappointing; how-ever I was going to be applying body butter anyway so the fact that the smell disappeared didn't really bother me to be honest. In terms of my skin feeling different, it didn't really feel different at all. My skin didn't really feel smoother and softer, how-ever it didn't feel dry either which is good as some products can often dry out my skin and leave it feeling tight.

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          I had only previously used the body butter in the Chocomania range and although I liked it I wasn't sure what to expect from this product. I am gutted I only purchased the 60ml bottle but that is completely my fault for not paying enough attention when placing the item in my basket online. From the colour of the shower cream you can tell this product is from the Chocomania range due to the dark brown colour of the product that you can see through the bottle. When smelling the product, I did think it smelt rather nice and smelt a lot better than what I thought it would as I expected it to be quite sweet and possibly a little sickly as well. The colour of the product although dark brown is made nice by the pearlescent shine it has to it. The shower cream lathers up quickly and is soft and gentle on my skin. Due to the amount of lather the product feels as though it's cleaning my skin really well. I like that the smell becomes stronger and fills the bathroom when washing with the product but as soon as the lather is washed off it does disappear quickly. Although the product made no different to the feel and look of my skin it was still a gorgeous product to wash with and one that I would like to wash with on a regular basis. In terms of value, I think the product is reasonable and even better if you have a discount voucher or code. As the product doesn't dry out my skin I can feel confident in using this product again. Not everyone will like the scent of this product, but I think it's gorgeous and not too sweet or sickly. I will definitely be purchasing this again and I am now tempted to try a few other products in the Chocomania range.



          (review will also appear on ciao)

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            27.11.2013 16:33
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            A novel bath product form Body Shop

            ===The Product===

            Body Shop Chocomania Shower Cream.
            Comes in 60 or 250 ml plastic bottles.
            Sheeny pearlised dark chocolate brown colour.
            Made in UK and use within 12 months.
            Not for consumption.
            Contains cocoa butter and is soap free so will not dry skin.



            ===Cost===

            60 mls is £2 and 250 mls is £4.



            ===Other Items in Range===

            Oil.
            Body Butter
            Body Lotion
            Soap
            Scrub
            Eau de Toilette
            Lip Butter.



            ===My Opinion===

            This range is relatively new to Body Shop and is quite a novelty but I have only just got around to trying it.

            Not being able to visit their stores I was not able to give these products the 'sniff test' so had no idea what to expect. Reviews varied from loving it to finding it too sickly and sweet so I kept an open mind.

            The product in the bottle looks lovely and glossy with a pearlised sheen. It is called a cream so is a different texture to some of the other shower products I have bought which are often transparent.

            The bottle is the standard Body Shop one with a screw lid which also has a flip up lid.

            The smell is gorgeous. The lotion is the colour of deep rich dark chocolate ad the smell is lovely. It is chocolatey and rich without having any sweet or sickly edge to it.

            This is called a shower cream but I will also use these products in the bath as wlel. The lather is good but does not fill the bath with bubbles.

            It cleans well and leaves your skin feeling lovely and soft and smooth.

            There is a slight scent to your skin afterwards but not in an overly tacky or sickly way and I was actally surprised how you can smell slightly of chocolate without being put off.

            The smell has a chocolate tinge to it afterwards but the aroma does not hang around for many hours and get on your nerves. The aroma is also only partly chocolate so do not be put off.

            In fact I like these products more than I expected to.

            I did think they would be a sort of gimmick that you would buy as fun Christmas or Birthday gifts but I enjoyed using this and would be happy to buy it again.

            Having said that they do make good fun gifts which are a bit more of a novelty than the standard bottle of shower gel. A great calorie free gift for some friends and a bit of fun.

            Definitely worth a try and they are pretty much the same price as all the other shower creams.



            ===Star Rating===

            5 stars.



            ===Would I Recommend?===

            Yes.



            ===Website===

            www.bodyshop.co.uk



            ===Ingredients===

            Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Trisodium Sulfosuccinate (pH Adjuster), Glycol Distearate (Viscosity Modifier), Mel (Natural Additive), PEG-150 Distearate (Surfactant), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen agent, Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Cocamide MEA (Surfactant), Laureth-10 (Surfactant/Emulsifying Agent), Sodium Cocoabutteramphoacetate (Hair-Conditioning Agent), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzoic Acid (Preservative), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), CI 14700 (Colour), CI 19140 (Colour), CI 42090 (Colour).

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            13.09.2013 22:35
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            A very average shower cream from Body Shop

            Chocomania

            Recently I discovered a voucher for Body Shop and as I walked passed the shop in Derby I noticed they had a sale and many of their products were 50% reduced so I couldn't resist walking in and seeing what they had. I am not a big fan of the Body Shop as I do feel they have sold out since L'Oreal have bought them and am not convinced about the naturalness of their ingredients either. While I do try to buy eco friendly products that are not full of nasties I do sometimes buy ones that are not, however I feel that if a shop sells itself on its eco credentials then it should actually sell eco friendly stuff.

            THE PACKAGING 

            The shower cream comes in a simple recyclable plastic bottle as do all their shower gels. The bottle is see through and the same shape not matter which size you buy. The lid is a flip top lid but the sort that needs you to turn the bottle upside down and squeeze to get the product out. I prefer upside down tubes for ease of dispensing now. The lid does screw off which means if you make your own bath stuff you could wash this out and re use it.

            The image on the label is reminiscent of luxury dark chocolate and of course you can see that the product inside is also a creamy deep brown colour.

            THE PRODUCT

            This bath cream is soap free which I am not quite sure the benefits of this as soap is not actually harmful to the skin. A friend of mine makes her own skin friendly, eco friendly soaps but sadly she lives in Australia so too far for me to go to buy them. Soap free usually means that the lather is created by some sort of artificial surfactant and often these actually cause more skin issues than good old fashioned soap. I am usually okay with bath products but if my skin is irritated then I have to stop using any with parabens ,SLS and funny surfactants until my skin settles again.

            It is supposed to smell of chocolate but sadly I felt the scent was very disappointingly not very chocolatey at all . If I stuck my nose in the container or smelled it neat then there was a hint of chocolate but once diluted with water in my bath or shower the scent disappeared all too quickly. The product didn't rinse off that well though and I always felt I had a layer of something sitting on my skin even after thorough rinsing. The scent however disappeared into who knows where as it wasn't evident at all . Usually I can smell my shower and bath products well after I have got out of the bath and this sadly was not the case with this.

            I rarely have a shower so I tend to use my shower products as a kind of soap in the bath. I also sometimes use the shower gels as bubble baths and most work really well and the scent really carries around the bathroom. A ll my Lush ones except the olive branch work really well as bubble baths. I tried with this and the foam created was okay re the bubbles but once again the scent died really quickly so that my bath was not quite the chocolatey experience I was hoping for.

            Psychologically I found it a bit hard to like the brown liquid for a bath product, it is rather like washing with muddy water. I used to love the Lush rhasoul mud bath scrub but somehow I knew that was mud and this product which was lathering yet being muddy coloured I found hard to sort of accept as a cleaning product.

            All in all I found this a very disappointing bath product and I am so pleased that I only paid £2 for my bottle rather than the $4 it should have been. I would not pay £2 for another bottle and certainly would NEVER pay £4 for a bottle. I think this is overpriced, not that skin friendly, not that eco friendly and all in all not that great.

            Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.

            ©Catholiday

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              11.07.2013 17:29
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              Not one I would buy again

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              Some time ago I tried the body butter in the Chocomania range, and I wasn't really sure about it - the smell didn't really do it for me although I usually like cocoa butter scented products. I decided to give the shower gel a go though, mainly because it was cheap as I got it in the Body Shop sale. This usually costs £4 for a 250ml bottle.

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              The Chocomania range is relatively new to the Body Shop and is kind of designed to be a level of chocolatiness above the cocoa butter range (in my opinion!). The packaging is dark brown and designed to appeal to chocoholics. The shower gel comes in the usual chunky plastic bottle, and you can see the rich chocolatey looking gel inside. It is dark brown, but has a slight pearlescent look to it too. It is soap free so won't dry out your skin.

              Having a first sniff of this, it immediately reminded me of the fragrance of the body butter. Very chocolatey, but with another smell that I personally find really unpleasant. It is very sweet and rich smelling, but this almost becomes a bit cloying I think and I find the smell slightly off-putting in some ways.

              Using this in the shower, it is a very rich product, so it produces a lot of thick lather, and it becomes quite creamy when in contact with damp skin. It's quite a luxurious shower product and is of a very good quality, which I would expect from the Body Shop. Luckily the smell softens quite a bit when you start to use it so it isn't quite as cloying as it seems to be to begin with. I am still not a massive fan of the fragrance, but at least it isn't too strong once it gets going!

              After washing this away, I have to say that my skin feels really smooth - and oddly I quite like the smell that lingers afterwards - it is more of a cocoa butter-type scent, and lacks the slightly sickly edge that the smell has fresh from the bottle.

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              Overall I am not a big fan of this shower product. The gel itself is of a really high quality, and it does leave my skin feeling very smooth. But it's the scent I have a problem with! I assumed I'd like it as I like cocoa butter, but I think this is just too strong and sweet for me, and there is something about this fragrance that I just don't like. I'll use up the rest of the bottle, but I wouldn't buy this one again.

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                20.05.2013 12:25
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                A great produt

                I got a bottle of this at Christmas from my sister. She knows how much I love body shop products and I had never tried this before. The great thing about body shop is that the products aren't tested on animals. When I first saw it i thought it looked good enough to eat it really does look like a very exciting product in the bottle it has a feeling of rich luxury about it.

                The product comes in a bottle which contains 250ml of the shower gel. The lid is flip top which I always love as it is easy to open in the shower. The shower gel looks gorgeous and looks like dark chocolate! Yummy! The great thing is that the smell is even better than how it looks.

                When I have used this product in the shower I have found that it has worked really well. It lathers up great and smells lovely. I have found the more that the water is added to the shower gel the more it smells lovely.

                Even when you have got out of the shower and got dried you can still smell the shower gel on your skin it does smell great. My skin is sensitive and this shower gel was very gentle on my skin and did not cause any problems. My daughter even asked if she could use the product as she smelt it on me and asked if she could. I was unsure what it would be like on her young skin but it was no problem at all she loved it.

                I have noticed that my skin is very soft to the touch when I have used this product and also it seems to hydrate it too as I found it didn't leave any dry patches as some other shower gels have.

                The price of this is very reasonable it is around £4 so good value for money.

                I would definitely recommend this to everyone its great

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                too sweet for this chocolate lover

                Let me just start off by saying that I have a HUGE chocolate addiction; left to my own devices I'd eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and for various snacks in between as well! We go on holiday to the US next month, and I've been trying to eat a little bit healthier in the run up to our holiday, and to cut down on the amount of chocolate that I currently scoff!

                I told my mum not to buy me an Easter Egg this year, to choose something non-edible for me instead. She ended up buying me a gift set from The Body Shop, full of their Chocomania products. The Body Shop's Chocomania collection is basically a range of chocolate scented bath and body goodies. The Chocomania gift set that I received contains travel sizes of the shower cream, the body scrub, the body butter and the lip butter. And they are all contained in a reusable, chocolate brown coloured, metal, heart shaped tin.

                So the Chocomania shower cream first. The bottle in my gift box is a small travel size bottle at 60ml. A quick look on The Body Shop website tells me that a full size 250ml bottle of this retails for £4. I think that if I remember correctly the travel sized shower creams/gels are normally about £2 each.

                The Chocomania shower cream is chocolate brown in colour, and it reminds me of melted and molten chocolate. It's got a very creamy consistency, and it's quite a thick shower cream. A little bit of this really does go a long way. It smells absolutely divine, as soon as I open the bottle I can smell the intense and rich chocolate fragrance. It is quite an artificial chocolate fragrance, and it is quite a sweet chocolate fragrance, however that didn't initially put me off as it is so obviously chocolate scented!

                I don't need to use much of this at all to create a lovely foaming and intense chocolate smelling lather on my skin, and it feels quite creamy on my skin as I'm rubbing it in. This does seem to moisturise my skin slightly whilst I'm using it, which is probably due to the cocoa butter that the shower cream contains. My skin certainly doesn't feel dry or tight after using this, just refreshed and clean, and smelling absolutely gorgeous. It rinses off easily, and it just leaves behind the sweet chocolate fragrance. The sweet chocolate fragrance lingers on my skin for absolutely ages after showering, and also the bathroom always smells wonderfully of chocolate after I've showered with this as well.

                All of the above sounds lovely, and at this point it probably looks like I'm going to give the Chocomania shower cream a 5 star rating. However....

                That divine, sweet and chocolatey fragrance doesn't stay divine for too long, especially if you layer the Chocomania products like I've been doing. The fragrance does linger on my skin for quite some time, and it soon becomes quite sickly. In fact it seems to just get sweeter and sicklyer as the day wears on, and depending what perfume I'm wearing it can even overpower that too. I've found that it's actually best not to layer the products, so that the sweet chocolate fragrance isn't quite so intense.

                Although I've liked this, I've not loved it, due to the lingering chocolate fragrance becoming so sweet and sickly. I'ts not something that I would buy for myself because of this, however if I was given more of it as a gift I'd certainly use it.

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                27.01.2013 15:45
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                A lovely scented creamy shower gel, but slightly disappointing for The Body Shop.

                'Chocomania' is one of the newest ranges to be available by The Body Shop. I first noticed it when I was in the shop and so smelt the different products that was available in the range. These included body butter, shower gel, body scrub, soaps and lip butter. I didn't really like the scent of the body butter that much, it was very strong and not a nice chocolatey scent, more of a nutty chocolate instead. However the shower cream smelt much nicer and seemed to smell less sickly than the body butter.

                I never buy products in store from The Body Shop due to the high prices and instead purchase online from the Body Shop website. They always have some sort of offer or discount code available and you can get cash back if you use a cash back website such as topcashback.co.uk. This always makes purchases quite cheap and reasonable from the Body Shop. I decided to purchase the chocomania shower cream from the website when I was ordering gifts before Christmas. The 250ml bottles costs £4 but it worked out less for me after using a 40% discount code.

                The shower cream does last quite a long time as only a small amount is required. The scent is very strong, but I still don't think it is as strong as the chocomania body butter/lotions, which were so strong they were actually quite sickly.

                The scent unfortunately does not linger on your skin after washing and so after getting out of the bath or shower I can no longer really smell the lovely scent, so you need to enjoy it while it lasts! I do think because of this the product is quite pricey. If you are paying more than double that you would for a standard shower gel then you would at least expect the scent to linger on your skin for sometime after use. I have found this with other Body Shop shower gels too though and it usually helps when using the body lotion or butter from the same range afterwards. However, after smelling these in store I din't want to purchase them as the scent was slightly different to that of the shower gel. However, if you do like the scent then I would recommend using both products together for a better result.

                At the moment this shower gel is only available in one size which is 250ml. I would purchase this again if I can get it cheaper, but not for £4. It leaves my skin feeling soft afterwards but I would have liked the scent to stick around for a bit after use, but this does not.

                This would make a great little gift for any chocolate lover!

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                  08.01.2013 10:26
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                  a horrible brown jelly like body wash that just doesnt smell nice

                  I recently bought a box set of chocolate scented stuff from the Body Shop on the sale which included the Chocomania body wash, the sugar scrub, the lip buttle and a small pot of the body butter - and I have to say I loved all of them apart from this.

                  The products in the box set smelled lovely and rich, and scrub in particular looked and smelled like brownie mix which was just delicious. This however smelled strange, a bit like chocolate, but only a little bit - but mostly just a strange artificial smell that I didnt like.

                  The version I got from the box set was a small mini version. It comes in a plastic squeezy bottle with a flip open cap on the top through which to squeeze the body was out of. The body was itself is a pearly dark brown colour and to be honest looks horrible when you squeeze it out - it has a strange jelly like texture to it and I didnt like the look of it at all. It didnt lather up too well either so I found I needed to use more than I normally would which doesnt make it very cost effective. As I said earlier about the smell, it just wasnt as niced as I had hoped. After just using the scrub and being left with a hige craving for brownies, the smell of this one was just disappointing. I did feel nice and clean afterwards but I definitely did not enough using this on and probably wont use it again, I definitely wont be investing in a bigger bottle thats for sure.

                  Overall I would recommend it, it smells horrible, looks horrible and isnt very good value for money - nothing appealing about this one at all. Donnt be put off the other chocomania products though as they are divine, the Body Shop just got it wrong with this oen unfortunatly.

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                  13.10.2012 17:03
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                  Not Recommended To Be Honest

                  When I was on swagbucks a while ago, I saw an offer for money off at the Body Shop, coupled with the fact that I would also earn Swagbucks, I couldn't resist! Over the years, I have brought and used many Body Shop products, so I know that the quality is normally very high. So with that in mind, I decided I would buy whatever I thought sounded nice. And so came my decision, the Body Shop Chocomania Shower Gel. Here are my thoughts:

                  Packaging

                  The packaging, although nothing to shout home about, is quite attractive, and makes it easy not to confuse with other shower gels. With just one look at it, you can tell it is a chocolate scented shower gel.

                  The Shower Gel Itself

                  When I first ordered it online, me and my family had a good laugh, because it is actually stated on the website 'Do Not Eat Or Taste The Shower Gel'! Who would try to do that we thought?! But when it finally arrived, I knew what they meant. I won't deny it, I smelt *beautiful!* Quite literally, it did smell extremely nice!

                  However, once I had actually used it, I was left dissapointed, to be honest. Though in the shower it smells lovely (it fills the room with the smell of chocolate), the smell simply did not linger. Once I was out of the shower and away from the bathroom, I could not smell it at all. Not one bit. This left me very disappointed to be honest, as I was expecting more.

                  Overall

                  I would not really recommend this product to anyone. Though it smells lovely, it does not leave any of it's fragrance on your skin, which is a real shame. If anything, I would probably recommend the Butter Cream instead.

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                  28.08.2012 20:05

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                  Very good for the skin, although a bit adventurous in the smell

                  As per usual, this product from the body shop did not disappoint. It was an unusual smell, sort of like chocolates mixed with nuts mixed with the outdoors. I found it quite appealing, but I don't think that it would be to everybody's tastes, and I would not like to use this everyday as I think it would get sickening.
                  Other than that, the shower cream left my skin feeling very soft, as most Body Shop products do. It also left my skin feeling moisturised, like I had applied a moisturiser in the shower, and I found that I did not have to use my daily moisturiser so much. It also made my skin much softer, and by the end of the bottle I was very happy with the feel of my skin without any moisturiser applied.
                  I don't know if I would get this exact "flavour" again, but I would use the product again for sure.

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                  21.08.2012 22:02
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                  A lovely, indulgent and versatile chocolate-scented shower cream for normal skin

                  INTRODUCTION

                  As a regular shopper of The Body Shop, I recently discovered a new chocolate-scented range that includes a body butter and shower cream. My home-made chocolate-flavoured bath products are staple items in my bathroom, however being on holidays I needed a replacement so I after a quick test of the test of the scent, I bought a 250ml bottle of the shower cream.

                  THE PACKAGING

                  The shower cream is housed in a see-through, cylindric bottle with a flip-top lid, a standard packaging across the body shop bath products. The shower cream is easily accesible and the bottle can be reused which is a great plus. The warm, dark brown melted chocolate image on the label goes well with the pearlescent dark brown liquid inside.

                  APPLICATION AND RESULTS

                  I scored the results according to the product claims.

                  Soap free 3 / 5

                  Soap in bath products has now been largely replaced by synthetic surfactants that are often less kind to skin and more likely to cause dermatitis than traditional soap. Unfortunately, and that's quite a negative for me, the shower cream was quite difficult to rince off and its slippery residue had a drying and irritating effect on my sensitive, dermatitis-prone skin after using it for a few days in a row. Eventually I had to stop using it every day. Occasional use and a generous application of a body cream or butter afterwards remedied the problem but that also meant erasing the chocolate scent.

                  Rich lather 5 / 5

                  I tried using the shower cream as a bath foam and I must say it creates a huge amount of lather with such ease that can put other bubble baths to shame. What's more, it's lather is creamy just like its texture therefore a lot less drying. It also works well as a shampoo and despite the high moisuriser content, it didn't leave my hear heavy or limp, nor did my hair become greasy before it usually does after 4 - 5 days. It did leave my hair a little bit more tangled compared to my usual routine (I normally wash my hair with Alep soap and not with normal shampoos).

                  Indulgent chocolate scent 5 / 5

                  Right out from the bottle, a rich, creamy and realistically chocolate-y scent hit my nose. When appliced, the shower cream comes in contact with warm water, the fragrance becomes more intense and develops a praline or grilled nuts undertone while staying rich and chocolately. The hint of nuts is subtle as opposed to the Chocomania Body Butter, which is a plus as it's supposed to smell of chocolates. The scent of the shower cream fills the bathroom easily and a light, vanillic and creamy chocolate drydown stays on the skin for a few hours after shower.

                  CONCLUSION

                  I found Chocomania to be very true to its name and it does have a lovely and rich chocolate scent. The shower cream is versatile so when on holiday, it served well as a bubble bath, shower cream and shampoo which is a plus. I understand that this shower cream is chucked full of fairtrade ingredients and vegetable oils that protect and hydrate skin, however due to its rich lather it can also be drying so I'd therefore recommend it for normal skin. I will only be using it twice or three times a week to avoid dry and itchy skin and once returned home, I'll make my own batch of chocolate shower cream.

                  PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

                  The 250ml size I have costs £4 which I find excellent value for a new range that does deliver with this product.

                  ©powered by lillybee also posted on ciao.co.uk

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                    08.08.2012 22:47
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                    Good quality shower gel

                    * * * Whoaaa everybody in the world likes chocolate * * *

                    Let me get straight into this by saying that I absolutely hate chocolate. I can´t eat chocolate bars and a chocolate cake for my birthday means a day of dieting for me. The smell of chocolate however is something that I could indulge in indefinitely. The Body Shop Chocomania range is my dream as well as my financial downfall all at one. Thanks to a very generous mother I am the proud owner of the complete range including shower gel, body lotion, body butter and lip balm. Thinking about it I must have been a very, very good child to deserve all these treats.

                    * * * Everybode wants a chocolate * * *

                    The Chocomania shower gel comes in the standard body shop size of 250ml for 4 Pounds. Granted, 4 Pounds for a little bit of shower gel is quite steep when you compare it to the lovely flavours of much cheaper Tesco shower gels but hey, it`s Body Shop so you do pay for the name. Quality wise I usually like Body Shop products although I have some niggles with the lip butters as well as one of their face creams. With the Body Shop you do know that you are paying for high quality ingredients and a minimum of chemicals. The flavours are incredibly varied and so far I haven`t found any other brand producing bath products with such an indulgent chocolate scent.

                    My (male) housemate had his own interesting view on the look of the chocolate shower gel but really, who cares it is very unattractively brown. The scent is what matters and this really convinces here. It is heavenly chocolaty and fills the entire house, making even me want to eat chocolate cake. Unfortunately the scent does not linger very long on one's skin so it is really only good to improve your shower experience. If you want to keep smelling of chocolate try the body lotion, equally gorgeous scent that lingers for hours.

                    As a shower gel I am not completely convinced. I like the squeaky clean feeling that you get when you use a very base heavy but the reasonable voice in my head reminds me that showering in bleach-like products is not the best idea. The Chocomania I don´t get this super clean feeling and it does not foam very well. Don´t get me wrong, it is a perfectly fine shower gel and probably much, much better for your skin than cheaper ones. It is soap-free which is obviously a good thing for your skin but I really, really like soap so nice try, but not for me. I would say that it is more suitable for dry and sensitive skin than oily skin. My skin is fairly sensitive and I never had any kind of bad reaction/rash after using the Body Shop shower gel. In the rare occasion that I use it to wash my face it does not burn in my eyes and removed make up effectively.

                    * * * Chocolate - A choco choco * * *

                    My rating of 3 Stars is due to positive points of great scent and good quality ingredients. The things I did not like were the soap free-ness (that others probably like), the fact that the scent does not linger and that the gel does not lather very well. The consistency is nice and creamy but you need quite a lot of it to get clean properly. For 4 Pounds a bottle it is quite an expensive fun but a nice little treat to start the day.
                    I´d love to add a little plus point for reminding me of the cheesy song "Chocolate" by Soul Control!

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                    This pearlescent shower cream contains real cocoa butter and has a decadently chocolatey scent / It is soap-free and will not dry out the skin /