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I received this Natural Collection passionfruit body lotion as part of a gift set, which my friend bought me as a secret santa present.
I must admit it has stood on my shelf for a while without being used, but a few weeks ago I decided to try it out.
~ Price ~
A 200ml tube of this body lotion costs £3.00 and is available in Boots or online at www.boots.com.
~ Packaging ~
It comes in a tall tube with a green and pink design on the front and a picture of a passionflower.
There is a black band that goes around the tube with, 'Boots Natural Collection Passionfruit Body Lotion' in small lettering.
The tube sits on its black flip cap lid.
The tube is transparent so you can see the slightly purple tinged body lotion inside the tube.
~ In use ~
I use this body lotion after showering. I have found that it is quite thin in consistency. It smells really good.
I recently tried the Natural Collection passionfruit body spray, which was a little bit too sweet for me and I didn't like it.
This body lotion has a lovely scent. It is not too sweet. It is quite a subtle scent. It does have a sweet passionfruit scent, but there is a floral element to it as well, which isn't harsh, but it takes away from the sweetness a little bit. It is really pleasant.
You don't need to use much of this body lotion to get a good coverage. Being quite thin, it is really easy to rub in and it sinks in to my skin very quickly, which I have been really impressed with. There is no sticky residue left on my skin after using this body lotion.
I find that my skin is left feeling soft, smooth and hydrated, looking healthy and smelling good after using this body lotion. I can smell it on my skin for a while after using it.
I would definitely buy this body lotion again. I have been really pleased about how quickly it sinks in to my skin. I expect that my tube will last me a while because I only ever need to use a tiny bit at a time.
~ Conclusion ~
I really like this body lotion. It has a lovely, fruity scent, which isn't too young and sweet.
It absorbs in to my skin very quickly and leaves my skin soft, smooth and moisturised.
I would recommend this body lotion and I would definitely buy it again.
Karma. There must be something to it. After pilfering some of my daughter's Natural Collection Passionflower bath essence the other day (see previous review) I compounded the felony by borrowing some of her Natural Collection Passionfruit Shimmer Lotion.
The product is part Boots Natural Collection range. Boots launched this range back in 1989 so it's a well recognised brand. It comes in an attractive recyclable tube with a picture of a passionflower on. The product states it is a 'light lotion blended with natural refreshing passionfruit to help leave skin smooth, conditioned and glowing with health.' The lotion is a soft purple colour and looks very creamy and silky as it emerges from the tube. It is made in China for Boots plc. The product warns on the back that it is not a food. Keep out of reach of children and avoid contact with the eyes.
Experience of the product:
Being already dressed in jeans and T-shirt at the moment my pilfering urge struck, I smoothed the inviting lotion over both arms. I applied a pound coin sized amount on each arm. It felt cool, silky and smelled really nice. The smell was largely floral with fruity notes in it. It was quite a strong fragrance - but much better and a more natural fragrance in my opinion than the similar bath product. It seemed to absorb easily into my skin.
It was only when I was shopping around Tesco half an hour later that I realised I had made an error. It was my fault - but I had neglected to account for the word 'Shimmer' in the product title. It hadn't really occurred to me that the silky effect as I smoothed it on was actually a glittery shine. There was definite sparkling occurring on both arms - a sort of micro glitter effect. Unless it happens to be Halloween, I don't feel a woman of my years should actually twinkle in any way. I couldn't wait to get home and wash it off.
On a positive note it left my skin feeling soft and smelling very pleasant. The product did not irritate my slightly sensitive skin. But I won't be using it again.
If you are young and feel that shimmering skin is the way to go then this product is for you. The Natural Collection range does seem to be firmly aimed at the youth market. I do feel, however, that the glittery aspect of the lotion does give it a rather niche appeal even so.
I am giving it 3 dooyoo stars. I have taken off stars for it being a little too strongly fragranced when it is first applied and for the limited appeal of its 'shine'. My daughter has just informed me that she has stopped using it because she couldn't get used to that aspect of it.
Currently (28/07/13) available from Boots stores and costs £3 for a 200ml tube.
Passion fruit is one of my favourite fruits to eat and also one of my favourite fruity smells when it comes to beauty products and I think Boots have captured it really well with their Natural Collection range of passion fruit products. I have a number of different items from this range as I like the way they smell and more importantly I like the price and good quality.
This body lotion costs just £3 and although its a fairly small tube of lotion I think it's the perfect size as its easy to slip in your bag and take out when you need a bit of hand lotion. I generally only use this lotion as a hand lotion. You could use it as a body lotion too but I find it runs out quite quickly if you do that as I like to smother myself when I am using body lotion.
Boots say that this, "Natural Collection Passionfruit Body Lotion softens and smoothes skin with a refreshing and fruity fragrance." I find the cream nice and smooth and it is fairly thick which I think as it smoothes onto my hands well and coats them well and helps to soften them nicely. I do find that I have to reapply fairly frequently as it doesn't keep them soft for the longest time but its nice enough.
It's the beautiful fragrance that I love about the cream and this range in general. Passionfruit has a really unique, tropical, mystical smell in my opinion, very juicy and sweet and I think this cream smells lovely and unique and really reminds me of real passionfruit. The smell fades after a while but that initial burst is really lovely and intoxicating.
The cream is packaged well, in a little tube with quite a secure flip cap lid so it closes well and does not spill out in my bag and I find it easy to squeeze the cream from the tube. It has a nice picture of a passionfruit on the front and some other decoration which makes it look quite appealing in my opinion. All in all a ice cheap cream from the Boots natural collection.
A couple of Christmases ago I received a Natural Collection gift set from Boots as a present. The set consisted of a 200ml tube of Passionfruit Body Lotion and a 200ml tube of Passionfruit Shower Gel. However, I've had so many toiletries to use up that I've only recently got around to using them! This review will look at my experience with the Passionfruit Body Lotion.
I used to use the Natural Collection range a lot as a teenager, but have never really bothered as an adult. The packaging seems very similar to how it used to be: the lotion, which is a pale purple colour, comes in a clear plastic tube which stands on a black flip-top lid making it easier to open and get out the product. The clear label has a bright abstract floral pattern which is modern and attractive. Unlike the shower gel, which has changed its packaging since I obtained my tube, the body lotion still comes in the same style of packaging.
The packaging states: "Natural Collection Passionfruit Body Lotion softens and smoothes skin with a refreshing and fruity fragrance". I like the fruity scent of the lotion, which is the same as for the shower gel: I use the two products together to layer the fragrance. After showering with the gel, I dry myself and apply the body lotion onto my skin. I do find that I have to use a reasonable amount of lotion, a piece about the size of a 20p for each leg, for example, but I do suffer from dry skin and someone with normal skin might be able to get away with using less.
The lotion feels pleasant and cooling on my skin and doesn't irritate my skin at all (unlike the matching shower gel). It keeps my skin moisturised for most of the day. I've noticed that my elbows get a little dry when I use this, and the effects don't always last all day like they do when I use Lush lotions, but this isn't a massive problem. The scent lasts a good couple of hours on my skin, which I like.
At only £3 per tube, this body lotion is great value for money. Boots often has offers such as 3 for 2 which make it an even better bargain.
This is a reasonably effective, pleasant-smelling body lotion which is great value for money. It isn't as good as more expensive products from Lush or The Body Shop, but it's ideal for anyone on a budget.
I have used products from the Natural Collection from Boots for nearly 20 years. It was always my brand of choice when I became a image obsessed teenager and used to douse myself in Dewberry and White Musk from this brand - sure I used to lager it on and probably choke any boys I was trying to "impress". The pricing of this brand was pretty good as money wasn't exactly great back then. I have still bought products from this brand off and on throughout the years and have sort of fallen in love in with again after a few years of not really using it all that much. The range still has some of the old favourites but it has changed a bit for the better.
This comes in a 200ml tube. The tube looks like the picture on here and is easy to open and squirt. You can cut the tube open as well if you want to scrape every last bit of the Cream out of this.
This Lotion is a medium thickness. It doesn't dribble through your palms when you squirt it out but it isn't exactly thick. Fine if you are squirting this out and then just rub this over your skin. This seems to soak in quickly enough and although your skin will feel perhaps a little greasy after applying this after about 5 minutes it is nearly all soaked in.
I do like the scent of this but it isn't all that strong a scent. It smells fresh and fruity, and once this has been rubbed in the scent is only a little hint of a scent. This would be lovely if the scent lingered a bit more.
How do I find this works? Well it does seem to Moisturise a bit but not overly. I would say if you had any really dry patches then I wouldn't think that you would notice all that much difference after using this but it is alright just the same.
I bought this when there was a 3 for 2 offer on the range and think this is around £3 normally but I cannot exactly remember.
A nice enough Body Lotion for a not bad price but there is better ones out there that work better to Moisturise.
For rather a long time now I haven't bought any kind of body lotion. It isn't cos I don't think that my skin can't benefit from a little added moisturisation but with me I tend to buy them, use them once or twice and discard them out of my thoughts and to the back of a cupboard or giving them away or them going off an losing their scent or something like that lol. Nowadays I just opt for using a good bubble bath or nourishing shower cream/soap and thats about the lot and then if I do have any dry sort of skin I will use Soap & Glory Girligo or Flirtigo which is a moisturising body spray which is great for my needs.
However the other day I did have some points from my Advantage card from Boots to spend and a bit of change in my pocket to treat myself to a few new smelly bits and bobs and usually being rather pleased with not only the prices but the quality and variety of products from the Boots Natural Collection range purchased rather a few of them (and some cosmetics too as they really do offer value for money usually!).
This comes in a very basic see-through plastic and squeezy bottle with a black plastic flip top lid to the bottom of it for ease of getting the product out of course. On the front of it we are told that it is Boots Natural Collection Passionfruit Body Lotion and there is a floral pattern on the front of it and then on the back of the tube we are given other information such as being told a bit about the product and how to use it, a warning is given, the size is stated (which is 200ml) and contact details for Boots are given.
Well of course you simply use this as you would any other body lotion and apply it to dry and preferably clean skin. I find this a very gentle formulation and that I can apply this even after shaving etc with no averse effects to me at all and I do have rather sensitive skin too.
This is a rather runny body lotion and not all that thick and a light lilac in colour. It has a nice enough aroma to it, course a bit fruity and sweet but I wouldn't know that it was meant to be passionfruit as such and wasn't as strong in scent as I had first expected it to be which isn't neccesarily a bad thing of course.
Because this has a rather runny texture to it I find a little of this goes a very long way indeed. All this misses for me really is thickness and it really does have a water based more than creamy feel to it however it does soak into the skin very easily indeed without too much effort required from me, leaves skin feeling soft enough and is quick to dry leaving no feeling of resiue behind itself and allowing me to get dressed, or into bed or whatever without caking fabrics with any residue from this product at all. The scent lingers very gently on my skin for a few hours and when I have a shower or bath it simply washes off easily too. Whist on my skin, the skin does feel a little extra moisturised than usual but not enough in my opinion for the time spent putting it on!
All in all this is an ok body lotion and nothing more than that. The scent of it is ok, it moisturises only very slightly but the scent doesn't linger enough on me really and the moisturising capabilities are very limited however it is a very mild and gentle body lotion and I'm sure wouldn't annoy too many peoples delicate skin either!
Only available from Boots and from Boots.com
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I have never been brand conscious when it comes to body lotion as I do not think that I have ever found a product that I adore, so when I received Boots Natural Collection Body Lotion as a gift I was more than happy to give it a go especially as I get through quite a lot during the winter - I find that my skin is very dry at this time of year so I use a body lotion every morning after my shower.
As with many of the natural collection products, this body lotion comes in a clear plastic tube (fully recyclable) with a picture of the ingredients on the front - in this instance there is an attractive illustration of a passion flower. The product stands on its end and is accessed via a black plastic flip top lid, I like the very simple packaging and I think that it makes the lotion look lovely: it is pale lilac in colour which matches the pinks, purples and greens of the picture perfectly. Once opened the lotion has a shelf life of twenty four months.
The product squeezes nicely out of the tube with minimum effort and the first thing that hits you is the aroma. It is a light feminine refreshing floral and fruity scent which has a slight hint of sweetness but also a background note of something that I can only describe as baby powder - it is a pleasant aroma, not in the slightest bit overpowering and very unusual in my opinion -it is not something that I have smelt before and it really smells quite unique, once applied to the skin the scent lasts for the majority of the day and I often get wafts of it even in the latter stages of my day.
When I first applied this to my skin I thought that it was quite a creamy substance but after a little rubbing in this body lotion takes on an almost watery texture which isn't all that pleasant and it feels as though there is a fair amount of friction, but it very quickly dries and absorbs - a matter of seconds - to leave my skin with a lovely silky feeling. My skin feels super soft and smooth, almost as though it has been covered in talc, which is a lovely feeling as it also feels supple and well moisturised and there is not a hint of greasiness or oiliness with the end result. I apply the lotion to my legs, arms and upper chest and the results are the same all over, I am sometimes prone to spots on my chest with heavier lotions but none at all with this one have appeared. On occasion I have suffered with slight sensitive skin when applying lotion to freshly shaved legs where it has stung and caused a minor rash, but I have not had any irritation with this product which is a big positive for me. I find a 10p sized squirt of the lotion is sufficient to do both of my legs so this product goes a long way and one tube has lasted me for months. One thing that I don't like about this product is that it really doesn't taste good - I am well aware that you are not supposed to eat it (and it does actually say this on the packaging) but on occasion I have put my fingers in my mouth a long time after applying this and it is awful which I suppose proves that it clings to your skin for a good length of time!
This product is only available in Boots stores and online at Boots.com and it is currently (Jan 12) priced at £3.17 for 200ml. I think that this is average value in comparison to other bog standard body lotions on the market, but for one that smells as pleasant as this is offers good value in my opinion and I would probably buy myself a replacement when this is all gone.
Also posted on ciao under my username chilcott1