Product Type: Lush Body Care
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A dee-liteful lotion!
Lush Vanilla Dee Lite Body Lotion
Member Name: ms_123
Lush Vanilla Dee Lite Body Lotion
Advantages: Light, non-greasy, does a good job with dry areas
Disadvantages: Not too keen on the smell, pricey
A couple of months ago I received a Lush gift box which contained a range of goodies which I have slowly been working through and reviewing. One of the items was the Vanilla Dee-lite body lotion. I was pleased to receive this as in recent months I have been trying to make more of an effort with looking after the skin on my body. For a number of years now I have a good skincare regime for my face but this never extended to the rest of my body and I would rely on the moisturising properties of my shower gel. Not good I know! I must admit though that I am not a huge fan of vanilla scented products so as pleased as I was to receive this I was also a little sceptical as to whether I would really like it or not.
The bottle I received is a small one containing 100g of the product. The full sized bottle, which can be bought separately, retails at £11.95 and contains 250g of lotion. This in my opinion is quite an expensive purchase! The bottle itself is cylindrical in shape and made of clear plastic - handy so you know exactly how much product you have left. At the top is a flip top lid and the lotion is dispensed through this by gently squeezing the bottle. The lotion itself is a very pale yellow colour.
The lotion contains many skin softening/moisturising ingredients including cocoa butter, illipe butter, kiwi fruit, coconut water and coconut oil. Squeezing the lotion out of the bottle I noticed that it had quite a runny consistency - not surprising I guess for a body lotion, but in recent months I have been using a lot of body butter so the difference in consistency stood out for me. I tend to apply this at night just before hopping into bed. I squeeze a blob onto my hand and start massaging this into my skin and repeat this process several times to cover my whole body. Given its runny consistency it was quite surprising just how much effort it took for this to sink into my skin. I tend to have quite dry elbows and knees and my usual body butter does an excellent job with these areas and I didn't really expect much from this lotion. I was to be proved wrong! The lotion is light on my skin, not at all greasy, and once applied I can't really feel it there. It leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and thoroughly moisturised and pampered. The dry skin on my elbows and knees disappear and crucially still have not come back by morning!
The fragrance of this cream, as would be expected, is very sweet. I am not a huge fan of vanilla scents but this actually isn't too bad. It's not my favourite smelling product but it wouldn't stop me from using it either. For me the smell is a bit too much like honeysuckle which I don't like too much as I find it a bit too sweet and sickly. The scent does last a long time and I can even smell it on my skin the next morning, and if I apply it after my morning shower it is still there in the evening.
Overall I am quite impressed with this cream from Lush. It makes my skin feel silky soft and smooth and even does a good job with my dry skin. I am not too keen on the scent but it is growing on me and it's not something that would stop me from using this product. The price is a bit off-putting as it is quite high but it's something I may find myself buying as an occasional treat or adding it to a present list. Recommended.
Summary: A great body lotion from Lush
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