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I don't recall exactly where my bottle of COWSHED Wild Cow Invigorating body lotion came from but most likely it was a beauty box or as a gift with purchase on a magazine. I've had several Cowshed items and would have to declare that I am officially 'ambivalent' about the brand. I've had creams that smelt beautiful and creams with scents that practically turned my stomach. This one - the wild cow - is somewhere in the middle.
I have a policy to try not to waste expensive products unless they bring me out in a rash. The less I like the smell, the further from my nose they get applied. The yukkiest end up on my feet and this is one of my 'leg' lotions - not something I want to smell too strongly.
I have a 100 ml bottle and it's not easy to get the stuff out as the lotion is really quite thick and takes a lot of thwacking to get it out. Once out of the bottle, it spreads quite well so you don't need a lot BUT it takes a heck of a lot of rubbing to get it to absorb. For this reason it's not a lotion to apply immediately before you dress and go out as it's rather sticky.
Back to the scent: it contains 'essential oils of lemongrass, ginger and rosemary'. Now I like all of those things individually but put the three together and something goes horribly wrong. The combination is not the spirit enhancing, energising mix I would hope for. It's just a bit icky and smells a bit 'off'.
I would advise before spending significant money on any Cowshed product to make sure you give it a good sniff.
I got a huge bottle of Cowshed wild cow invigorating body lotion in a secret beauty box that landed in my email inbox. It was only open to subscribers to all boxed up and the contents were to a certain value but a mystery. This was the largest item I got in the box at 300 ml.
I had heard of the Cowshed brand before through other items I had through beauty boxes and I know the brand is a popular one.
This has a very therapeutic ingredient list of essential oils of lemongrass, ginger and rosemary. You can really smell each of these ingredients just sniffing at the lotion.
How I use mine
It is quite a strong smelling lotion so I prefer to use it at night time as I don't have much time in the mornings and it's a nice smell but not one I want to wear to the office particularly! After a long day at work followed by the night shift with kids, I do get quite puffy feet and I use this on my legs and feet before elevating them on the bed whilst reading a few reviews! I just massage it in and it sinks in quite quickly.
I do enjoy the smell of this lotion and find it quite relaxing whilst I am resting my feet to breathe in the aromatherapy smell and it makes a change from the expected lavender relaxing scent.
You can buy this bottle from the Lookfantastic website for £18 or £20 from Liberty if you're posh! I think I got a great bargain as I paid this for the beauty box which came with a few more items.
I love this body lotion, it smells far nicer than I expected it to and it's going to last ages!
I can't quite make up my mind about this body lotion. At first I found the scent a bit overwhelming and disliked it but it's really growing on me now. I think it's a real love or hate scent. It's got a strong scent of lemongrass and rosemary which some may find a little too herb like and medicinal. The smell is so strong you can't really wear any perfume with it as it would probably clash quite badly (unless you have any lemongrass and rosemary based perfume!). The first time I used it my friends enquired what it was that they could smell.
The lotion itself is quick a nice thick consistency. It sank into my skin really well and didn't leave any greasy residue sat on top of my skin like some lotions can. I found a little went a long way and you can get a lot of coverage out of it. I have very dry patches of skin on my legs and although the lotion wasn't rich enough to combat those areas it did leave most of my legs nice and soft but I found that this did not last for a very long time. I would recommend this for people with normal skin types.
The bottle itself is in really nice looking modern packaging but could do with a pump to dispense the lotion as I can imagine it being a bit of a nightmare trying to get the last bits out.
Overall an okay lotion if you like strong herby smells but maybe best to buy it if you see it in the sales as I think it's quite expensive for what it is.
Hydrate your skin with this revitalising body lotion. Wild Cow Invigorating Body Lotion is a green, fresh blend that leaves the mind feeling revitalised with essential oils of lemongrass, ginger and rosemary. Lemongrass refreshes and cleanses, ginger awaken the senses whilst rosemary sharpens the mind.- No Parabens / No Petrochemicals / No Sulphates / No Artificial Colours / Suitable for Vegetarians.