“ Brand: Boots / Type: Body Lotion „
I have never really bought into the hype of organic produce of any kind, not that I think worse of anyone who does, but that's just me. I got this as part of a gift set with a shower gel and it was definitely the better of the two products. It comes in a really handy pump action bottle, which I actually think is great for moisturising, as you don't have to try and squeeze a bottle with slippery hands, the pump is loads easier to use. It claims on the front of the bottle that it is 83% organic. The cream itself is an off white colour not the most attractive but I suppose the colours wouldn't be organic to use. The smell of this is ok, but nothing special, I'm actually amazed that with all the plants out there that can be grown organically it doesn't smell much nicer or floral or something, it does have a scent but not much of one, it just smells a bit sweet and creamy. This is however a good moisturiser, it rubs in very well and does leave skin feeling a bit softer, it is great for an alll over moisturiser. I would recommend this product but mainly for the pump action bottle, not for much else, it's just not very interesting, it doesn't smell of much but does moisturise, it's very average.
Botanics Organic products originally appealed to me because of their organic nature, and the fact that they therefore don't contain preservatives such as parabens etc. At 83% organic, this body lotion therefore seemed like a pretty good idea to me, and so I decided to give it a go. The lotion comes in a clear plastic bottle with a pump action lid. For me this packaging is probably the biggest let-down with the product, as the pump is completely rubbish. Firstly, especially with lotion already on your hands, the pump is too stiff to be able to press down and hold the bottle at the same time, and secondly, after a few uses I could no longer get any lotion out using the pump anyway, and had to resort to taking the lid off and shaking the lotion out, which is pretty messy. The bottle cannot be squeezed so this makes getting the lotion out very difficult once the pump is broken, and as the neck of the bottle is so small you end up wasting alot of the product as you simply cannot get the remains out of the nearly finished bottle. As the plastic is quite stiff, I didn't even attempt to cut it open to get the last of the lotion out, and so a fair bit of the product was wasted and just washed down the sink when I put the bottle out for recycling. The lotion itself however is not half as bad as the packaging it comes in - it definitely does its job. It is a creamy white liquid, quite thick compared with some lotions but not anywhere near as thick as a body butter. It is very moisturising but in my opinion has a very herbal scent and I feel that you really compromise the glamour that comes with some lotion scents for the fact that this is a more natural product, which is a shame. Overall this is a good standard day-to-day lotion, and I would have continued buying it purely for its organic properties, if I hadn't discovered a natural product that I preferred more. The scent of this product for me is a little too basic and not half as luxurious as what is offered by the 97% natural 'Naked' range which offers body lotions that are actually a little cheaper than this product and smell far more luxurious. Nonetheless, I would still buy this Botanics Organic body lotion if my preferred choice was unavailable as it is probably the next best thing for the price. This body lotion is £4.99 for 250ml. Because it is organic I feel it's worth paying a little extra, but, with an increasing number of similar products coming on the market, for me, there are other natural body lotions that I would prefer to spend my money on. Overall, if you like the smell of this lotion then it's worth buying, but if you're not fussed, you can probably find something you prefer in another natural range.