I have only just started to use my bottle of Boots Cocoa Butter and mallow body lotion about two weeks ago. I have had had the bottle for ages but forgot to use it. The bottle is quite large as it contains 300ml of lotion and I paid £1.99 for it, but this was some time ago.
I bought this body lotion as it was priced quite low and I also liked the sound of the contents – mallow and cocoa butter. The bottle is plastic and cream in colour and has a pump action dispenser on the top.
The first time I used this body lotion I immediately fell in love with the smell. It is rich and warm and quite a sophisticated sensuous smell. It is absorbed by the skin quite well, though possibly takes a little longer than I would like. Once fully absorbed it makes the skin feel really soft to the touch.
I pay special attention to dryer patches such as knees and elbows and it does help to improve the skin’s elasticity and smoothes out fine lines and saggy bits I get in these areas. The smell hangs about for ages after application and it doesn’t feel sticky on my hands after I’ve used it. I also use this body lotion as a simple hand cream from time to time.
I make sure to apply a generous amount of this rich body lotion when I use it after a bath or shower and I definitely feel that it nourishes the skin and leaves me feeling softer and smoother all over.
The pump dispenser seemed to be working better earlier in the week but now I have to press down a few time to get the lotion out of the bottle. I think this may be because it’s not reaching down far enough into the bottle or it’s blocked in some way. I cannot fault the lotion itself though and I really highly rate it.
Who doesn't need an everyday body lotion?
Coming in at £2.03 from Boots for 300 ml of this softly scented moisturising lotion.
This a product that I originally bought as a everyday lotion last summer, enjoyed using it, and put it to the back of the cupboard in favour of more expensive lotions. I brought it out with the warm weather over the past couple of weeks and have realised what I have been missing out on.
This product says it's for dry skin. I have normal/ dry and quite sensitive skin and would say it keeps my skin lovely and soft if I use it every day, and can become dry if I miss a day or too. Even after shaving I don't get any redness or irritation, it's just a nice cool cream to rub in. For really dry patches I would still say this is not as good as some of the thicker body butter formulas and Nivea creme. If you have really dry skin, you may want something thicker. For those with oilier skin I really can't see this product being an issue, I was left with no greasy residue, and it isn't that sort of really intensive product.
The packaging has recently changed, but I still have the old one (pictured). The shape of the bottle has changed for the better in my opinion, it is now more cylindrical, and it is now under the Boots Ingredients line. Both bottles are clear so you can see how much product you have left, and both have a lockable pump which makes application easy and without mess.
The lotion is a similar consistency to most day lotions like the Vaseline lotions, and the Body Shop lotion range. Its a very pale pink/ beige in colour. It does smell of cocoa butter, but is very soft, so wouldn't interfere with any body mist or perfumes you want to wear, which is a feature I really like. It does also contain mallow, which I'm genuinely not sure what it is supposed to smell like, but I'd say the fragrance is a bit sweeter than Palmer's, so I wonder if this is where the sweetness is from.
The main thing I love about this lotion is that it sinks in really quickly, your skin does not feel greasy or sticky like some of my more expensive branded products. Another thing I hate is the plasticky smell you get in some lotions, particularly the scented ones, I'm pleased to report not a hint of plastic, just soft, sweet and natural yumminess.
I would say even though I've been using this intermittently, that I would get 4-6 months of constant use of this lotion, which is exactly the same of other lotions I have purchased, including those that claim to be body butters.
Overall this is a great lotion for regular use, it is not going to bring your skin back from months of neglect, in one quick application, but I noticed a real difference in seven days.
This product should be available as part of their Ingredients line in most Boots stores. When I originally purchased this, there was a load of similar body lotions with the same packaging with different fragrances. The fact that this is the only one taken forward to the Ingredients collection shows its popularity.
For an everyday lotion this is unbeatable, it's not a miracle worker, but neither does it claim to be.
Does what it says on the tin, and with style so 5*s.
Boots Ingredients Cocoa Butter & Mallow Body Lotion
A 300ml body lotion in a pump bottle.
It aims to hydrate and soften your skin, providing nourishment and leaving skin feeling smooth.
Does it Work?
In the shortest answer possible, yes it does.
(Well, it did for me)
It's a thick formula, but still light at the same time.
Applying it is pleasant, because it smells delicious, and sweet.
It went on skin easily, and absorbed fairly quickly.
And, it actually left my skin feeling soft until the evening.
Cheap - It costs £1.99, and works far better than other products that I have spent alot more on.
For the price that I paid for it, it really is amazing.
Easy to get hold of - You can buy it online, or you can go in the store to get it.
It works - It does moisturise your skin
Only a small amount is needed - You only need a little bit, so it'll last atleast a few weeks
Scent - Scent - I love the scent, though maybe it's not to everyone taste.
It's quite sweet, but not sickly.
However, there are other scents available from this range.
Except I use so much of it, maybe there would be bigger bottle.
At only £1.95 for 300ml, this product is very cheap compared to other body lotions. It comes in a clear plastic container, which allows you to see how much of the product you have left. It also allows you to see the cream/white colour of the product inside. On the label in the middle of the bottle is a picture of cocoa beans. The top of the bottle is the dispenser, which can be locked to prevent it leaking. The packaging is quite attractive, but other makes of body lotions are probably more attractive. The bottle can be recycled, making it better for the environment.
You apply the lotion like any other, massaging it into your skin whenever you like, especially after bathing. The product has a very pleasant scent, mainly of the cocoa butter, which also leaves you smelling pleasant for hours after applying. It moisturises skin very well, leaving it extra soft as it's meant to be used on dry skin. The consistency of the product is good, meaning it is absorbed quickly into the skin.
I find the bottle does last a long time, even though I use it every day. You don't need to use much each application for it to moisturise your skin very well.
To conclude, this product is very good and great value at just £1.95.
I will openly hold my hands up and admit that in the past I have been a bit of a beauty product junkie, favouring posh, expensive brands in nice packaging. My current favourite body lotion costs £20 a go, but when I forgot it on a weekend visit to my Mum's, I spotted this is her bathroom and thought I'd give it a go.
This lotion is advertised as being for dry skin, and comes in a transparent bottle with a pump dispenser. I love the pump dispenser as it means you don't get loads more than you need, saving on waste.
The lotion itself is rich and thick, but rubs in easily. I have developed quite dry skin since being pregnant, and I find that this keeps it well moisturised and helps prevent it going flaky and itchy. The lotion has a very pleasant smell of cocoa butter- it is quite a sweet smell, and reminds me of the vanilla type smell of custard powder, but I really like it and it's not over powering once on the skin.
I liked this so much when I tried it at my Mum's that I went out and bought it when I got home. I was pleasantly suprised to find that a 300ml only costs £1.95. I now use this lotion on a daily basis and have been very happy with it. I wouldn't go back to my £20 posh brand after trying this for 1/10 of the price!
I bought this body lotion on recommendation from my sister. I've been trying really hard recently to cut back on the amount of money I've been spending on cosmetics and toiletries, and with my usual body lotion costing just shy of £9, she suggested I try this as a good cheap alternative. This one costs just £1.95 for a 300ml bottle, so a big saving for me!
It come sin quite a plain looking clear plastic bottle whcih you can see the light peachy coloured lotion through. It has a press top dispenser which makes it easy to use even when your hands are slimy from applying the lotion. The only problem I have with the packaging is that you get little bits of dried up lotion which have solidified in the end of the applicator if you don't use it for like a day. this can be annoying, but it doesn't stop you getting more product out, it just means you have a little hard lump of lotion in your hand as well as the lotion you will use.
The lotion is what I would call a pretty average consistency for a body lotion. It's not thick like a body butter, but it's not really thin and runny so that it slides off your skin when you go to apply it. It smells quite nice, like cocoa butter but a bit softer, and perhaps not as strong as I would have preferred.
The best thing about this lotion is how quickly it sinks into the skin. Just smooth it over the skin with your hand and almost instantly it disappears into the skin leaving it soft and smooth with no sign of greasiness. It moisturises my skin really well, and for any particularly dry areas I just use it more often and this keeps them perfectly hydrated and moisturised.
I do think that this is a worthy replacement for my usual body lotion as it performs just as well but at a fraction of the price. I think I'll be buying it again!
I bought this to deal with the skin on my legs which has become increasingly dry of late (well, that's what happens when you neglect to use a proper skincare regimen through the harsh winter months!). The main reason I chose this particular lotion was the fact that it was so cheap at only £1.95 for a 300ml bottle.
The lotion comes in a transparent bottle which makes it easy to see exactly how much you have left, with a pump-action dispenser on top. I find this type of dispenser much more convenient than the usual squeezy bottles, as it gives a controlled amount so you don't end up with too much lotion that will take forever to sink into your skin. I personally find that pressing the top once gives me just the right amount to cover one leg from ankle to knee.
Boots say that this lotion is formulated with natural extracts of cocoa butter and mallow to nourish and care for dry skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and moisturised. It is advised that you should generously massage the lotion into your body after bathing or whenever your skin feels dry, paying special attention to elbows, knees and heels.
The lotion itself is a smooth creamy texture which is not too thick as some cocoa butter products tend to be. The scent is quite strong and very artificial. It does smell of cocoa butter but it also has a floral undertone to it that I presume must be the mallow. It is a pleasant scent and though it is quite strong it's not overpowering.
Applying the lotion to the skin it feels cooling and soothing, particularly when used after hair removal. It feels nice and light on the skin, and is easy to massage in, sinking in in no time at all. It doesn't leave any greasy after-feel like a lot of lotions can do, and I find I can dress almost immediately after using it and not have to worry about it getting on my clothes.
This really does leave my skin feel thoroughly moisturised, soft and smooth, and over time it has dramatically improved the condition of my dry skin, turning it from a scaly white flaky mess to something resembling normality in little over a week of daily use. The effects last well and the scent lingers gently on the skin all day after applying.
All in all I've been really impressed with this lotion. It lasts well (a bottle lasts me about a month using it daily on my legs and weekly on my whole body), it's far better than some far more expensive lotions I've tried, and at a bargain price like this I'd recommend it to anyone who suffers from dry skin.