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I received a small bottle of Boots Royal Jelly body lotion in a gift set a while ago.
This is only available at Boots and on boots.com and it costs around £3.00 for a 250ml bottle.
~ Packaging ~
My bottle contains 100ml of the body lotion and it is a flat rounded shape with the Boots logo in metallic gold on the front and Royal Jelly across the front in dark blue lettering. The lid is also dark blue and screws on and off easily.
The back of the bottle has tiny lettering, 'This lightly textured, nourishing body lotion helps to maintain the moisture balance of your skin. Contains natural Royal Jelly and honey which are well known for their hydrating and soothing properties. Massage gently onto your skin to leave your body feeling smooth and soft.'
~ In use ~
The bottle I have has a screw cap so you have to tip the body lotion out onto your hand, which can result in too much coming out.
The body lotion is quite thin in consistency, but luckily it isn't so thin that it runs out of the bottle like water.
Royal Jelly, according to Wikipedia, is a honey bee secretion that is used in the nutrition of larvae, as well as adult queens.
The scent of this body lotion is very strong. It is quite a sharp scent as well. I am not keen on the scent of honey as I find it a harsh scent, but along with the Royal Jelly in this body lotion the scent is much harsher than any other honey scented products I have used. The scent is quite subtle when you sniff at the bottle, but once I pour a little bit out it is very harsh and to be totally honest I think it smells a little bit like stale pee, a note that I also reported that I could detect in Chanel Coco Noir (see my review).
I find this Royal Jelly body lotion to have a really harsh scent and it lingers on your skin for a while after use, which I don't think is a good thing.
As a body lotion it is quite good. It is quite thin in consistency making it very easy to rub in and it sinks into your skin very quickly without leaving any stickiness.
It makes my skin feel soft, smooth and moisturised. The scent does improve as it settles down and the stale pee smell disappears leaving a subtle, but still harsh scent behind on my skin.
I prefer to use thin body lotions like this one as they are much quicker to use than thicker lotions or butters that take a while to smooth into your skin.
I really dislike the scent of this body lotion though and I wouldn't buy it again or recommend it.
Perhaps as well as royal jelly and honey, some bee pee got in my bottle!
Boots Royal Jelly with extracts of Pure Honey Body lotion
I was given this rather luxurious body lotion along with the matching body souffle cream a while back for Christmas or my birthday and because it was so yummy I have used it only every now and then as a bit of a treat. I liked it so much that I recently went out and bought myself both products again as they were on special offer.
I looked on the Boots website to check and it is selling for around £3.09 but there are often special offers at Boots so it is worth keeping an eye open for these. At this time these are on offer for two products for £3.50 which is a real bargain.The bottle contains 250ml and has a pump dispenser at the top. The lotion is not as thick as the body cream and as such goes on very easily.
The bottle is a clear plastic one with gold and silver colours on the product label which gives the impression of a quality product. On the back if you have very good eye sight you can read about the contents from a clear sticky label. Unfortunately I have no idea at it what it says as my eyes are not up to reading micro print in pale coloured lettering. I do believe that both the jar and the lid can be recycled through the plastic recycling bins.
There is a warning about avoiding getting the product in your eyes and to rinse with water if you do. Also they say to keep the product out of direct sunlight; presumably this will make it deteriorate if it gets too hot though I can't imagine that this would be a huge problem in the UK.
According to Boots website the product:
"Boots Royal Jelly body lotion is a lightly textured, nourishing body lotion that helps to maintain the moisture balance of your skin."
The product is a lovely soft creamy lotion. It is much thinner than the matching body cream and it is very light and spreads very easily on my skin. It is quickly absorbed leaving my skin feeling lovely and soft but not in the least greasy. I love putting in around my shoulders and top area as then the smell rises during the day and I can breathe in and enjoy the luscious aroma. The product is a real creamy colour a bit like creamed honey with warm milk.
The smell is hard to describe but it is creamy and sweet, and very vanillary. The honey is the sweet smell and this somehow combines and makes it smell a bit like baby powder crossed with warm milk and honey. I know this is a strange description but it has the sweetness and light powderiness of baby powder alongside a very creamy, honey rather rich deep aroma that is very luxurious in my view.
What are the benefits of Royal jelly? Royal jelly is the secretion from bees used to feed the Queen bee and any larvae that they decide will be future queen bees and it is secreted from the glands of worker bees. This is not something that is produced in great quantity by bees and in fact in a well-managed hive during a season of 5-6 months can produce only about 500 g of royal jelly. This means it is quite a valuable natural product.
Royal jelly has been linked to lots of health benefits. It contains concentrated quantities of beneficial goodies including protein, lipids and carbohydrates. It is rich in natural hormones and B vitamins and contains 17 amino acids, including the eight essential amino acids. It is also rich in cystine, lysine and arginine which are amino acids which helps maintain health and well being. The vitamins in this powerful jelly include Vitamin B I, B2, B6 and a trace of Vitamin C. This is a pretty powerful natural cocktail and has many benefits health wise which I won't go into. A lot of people take Royal jelly capsules for these health benefits. I would imagine in a skin care product that the main benefit is the healing and protein building qualities but I am not expert.
Whatever the benefits the honey in it makes it smell lovely and the product is certainly one I shall be buying again when I am allowed back into Boots by my husband. I have so many bath and body products to use up and we are trying to sell our house so I have been instructed to 'BUY NO MORE' until we move!
I would definitely recommend trying this product as it isn't too expensive and smells gorgeous. It has made my skin feel nice and soft and has had no ill effects on my eczematic skin. Be aware that it does contain honey so if you have an allergy to honey or bee products then steer clear.
I also know a few people who have reviewed this product and hated it so it is obviously an acquired taste. It rather reminds me of Lush's Crème Anglaise and is a lot cheaper so if you are a fan of that product in Lush then go and try this. If you are not keen on sweet vanilla scents then steer well clear as this is very strong on both of those.
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Not long after christmas Boots have a sale on many of their christmas beauty products and I bought a Royal Jelly gift set for just £4, it was origiannly retailing at £16, so it was a bargain, as you got loads of stuff. I have never used Boots Royal Jelly products before, always assuming they were for the more mature lady, however, I have been pleasantly suprised at how much I have liked the range. The product is currently retailing at £3.05 on the Boots website.
I have been using the Royal Jelly with extracts of pure honey body lotion for a few weeks now and have noticed a few benefits.
Firstly though, the body cream comes in a tall clear plastic bottle with a white and gold pump action dispenser, that works well and dispenses the product evenly. The bottle contains 250ml.
The packaging is simply a small silver and gold sticker with the product name on the front and on the back of the bottle is says not to expose the product to direct sunlight and avoid contact with the eye. The product claims to maintain and balance the moisture of your skin. It is dermatologically tested and has not upset or irritated my sensitive skin.
The cream itself is rich and creamy, and is cream in colour. I think it smells lovely and rich and that the honey smell comes through at just the right amount, it is also a little sweet and it lingers on my skin for about an hour after I have applied it. I find that it sinks into my skin well and although the consistency of the cream is rich, it is very light on application. The cream leaves my body well moisturised, hydrated and soft, and as it sinks in well I am not left with a sticky residue, nor am left waiting for the product to dry before getting dressed. I use about 6-8 pumps at one time, and have used about 1/4 of the bottle so far, so it should last around 1 month. Overall I think this is a great all over body lotion and would recommend it to others.
Approximately ten years ago I would regularly use the Boots Royal Jelly range of toiletries, but for some reason I did not replenish my stocks, so when browsing for Christmas presents a few months ago a gift set caught my eager eye. I decided to treat myself and looked forward to once again using Royal Jelly products; one of which was the body lotion, which I am discussing today.
The appearance has considerably updated from what I can remember although I'm not sure if it's actually an improvement. As my body lotion was contained within a gift set it is presented in a 100 ml tube with a screw top lid as opposed to the 250 ml pump dispenser when purchased alone. When I used the product in the past I can vividly recall the delicate honey fragrance, which I found very favourable, but when I unscrewed the lid on my recently purchased tube I was met with the most overpowering aroma of overly sweet honey. As I am aware that many fragrances become more delicate following application I proceeded to apply the good consistency white coloured lotion. It easily spread into my skin and absorbed fairly quickly, but the aroma was totally overbearing and I have to admit that I felt quite nauseous.
Thankfully, the aroma vanished within approximately half an hour of application and there was no sticky residue on my skin. The lotion offered good moisturisation and left my skin feeling silky soft and smooth due to the natural Royal Jelly and honey content. However, Boots had clearly changed the ingredients as the only words I can use for the fragrance of this body lotion are disgusting and absolutely revolting! On a positive note I suffered no adverse effects to my skin when using. When I looked on the Boots website to obtain the price I discovered that only 1 out of 13 customers would recommend this product as they are also totally disappointed by the horrible fragrance. The fragrance of this body lotion does not resemble the natural aroma of honey and I haven't a clue why Boots have messed with this product as previously it was something I adored.
The body lotion should be used within 12 months of opening, but for the reasons above, I cannot recommend and if I could award zero stars I would. You can purchase this product from Boots for £3.05, but my advice would be to leave well alone! Now that I have finished writing my review I will be squirting the remainder of the lotion down the sink and placing the tube into the recycling bin! I would state that I initially believed that my lotion was faulty, but the remainder of the products contained within my gift set were just as bad and again attracted extremely negative comments on the Boots website.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.