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Over the years I have fallen in love with body and face care. Its very much part of everyday life e.g cleanse, moisturise, bathing etc, but using the right products that are practical and do what you need them to but are pleasant to use, is the best combination ever! I find this with some SBC products and hoped this would be one of them. I bought this in a kit form with 3 other products from QVC last year for £23.00 ( not including p and p ). This product is 500ml.
Why did I buy this?
As mentioned, I bought this in a kit. Having a rough idea how much each piece would have cost individually, I realised that the cost was fantastic value. I have used SBC products before with mixed results, but never used their body butters or scrubs and thought this would be the perfect opportunity ( the kit included these items ) and also to sample their Superfruits range, as it was fairly new at the time.
How is it packaged?
SBC aren't renowned for flashy eye catching packaging as they say they want to concentrate time, energy and money into the product itself. This product comes in a 500ml plastic clear bottle with a pump action dispenser ( that can be locked ).
I have had this product for some time now, and the majority of the label has worn off. But on the front it has ' Simply Beautiful Collection ' at the top ( which is the full company name of SBC ), the range name which is Superfruits and mentions there is added pomegranate in product.
All I can see on the back is the faint ingredients list.
Aqua, Alcohol denat, Glycerin,Punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit extract, Rubus idaeus (raspberry) fruit extract, Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) fruit extract, TriethanolamineAcrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer,Polysorbate 20, Parfum, Jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower extract, Borago officinalis (borage) extract, Oenothera biennis (evening primrose) extract,Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium chloride, Methylisothiazolinone Magnesium nitrate, Potassium sorbate, Sodium benzoate, CI 42090,CI 17200,CI 14700
How to use
Product can be used on body and face. Can be used as a normal moisturiser. Apply if and when needed.
What is product supposed to do?
It helps to moisturise and hydrate the skin. Very soothing, and because its enriched with vitamins and anti oxidants it brightens the skin, improves skin texture and perfect for dry skin.
How to I slot this into my routine?
I dont use this product on the face, but on the body. I use this after a shower ( or on the rare occasion a bath! ). I put a decent layer onto my body, but not too thickly as I find it can take longer to sink in. Once completely dry and matt and absorbed, I follow with which ever body moisturiser I use at the time.
How do I find this product?
I love the size of this product-500ml. Im one of those people who cant use products sparingly, and I don't feel I need to as there is a lot of product in one bottle. The pump dispensing action means I take as much or as little as I need, so measured, and also the product itself is hygienically housed as air cant really get into it and I don't physically have to touch the product while its in its packaging.
As this product is a gel, its very easy to apply and quick to sink into the skin. The consistency is just right, as you feel its thick enough to apply but not too much where it needs to be worked in. Once the product is on the skin and dry, it doesn't leave a sticky residue or makes the body feel tacky ( as long as you haven't applied too much and have allowed it to sink in completely ).
Im such a sucker for this, but love the fact its not a clear gel but coloured a lovely purple! Completely matches the fragrance.
The smell has got to be my favourite part of this product. Its sweet, delectable and mouth watering, very fruity and berry like in smell. You can smell this immediately when you pump the product out of its bottle, when applying to the skin and it also stays on the skin for a decent amount of time. Its not sickly, very warm in smell and quite fresh. Most importantly its not too strong where you feels its heady or too distracting.
I never use this product on its own ( as mentioned ). I layer up to give me the most moisture to my skin so cant comment on how it performs so much on a solo level. I suspect, and this is my opinion for my skin, it wouldn't be hydrating enough for me. It's a gel, not a cream or lotion so can only provide so much hence why I use it the way I do. My method provides my skin lots of moisture, helps skin to be supple and sweet smelling and overall gives me a pleasurable experience using an easy to apply product. The look of my skin is less dry but matt, where as I would prefer a sheen ( but I get that when I apply my lotion/bodycream of choice over the top of this gel ).
As a sufferer of psoriasis I don't find this product causes any problems to my skin. What I would say though is when my skin acts up (which some parts are at the moment ), I keep my bodycare routine very simple and basic and use more products supplied by the GP in regards to moisturisers e.g doublebase, emulsifying ointment etc so this at the moment is a product I put to one side til I feel areas of my body are more calmer. This is as a precaution.
Would I buy this again? Yes I would. Personally I find this product expensive if bought on its own. Bought from QVC in a kit is great value and would purchase it in that format. The other products from this range in SBC are amazing ( watch this space for those reviews! ). The reasons why I would buy again is because the fragrance is amazing, easy to use and slot into existing body care routine and hydrates the skin ( but more so when layered up with other products )
Not readily available on the high street, sometimes stocked on QVC but can be bought directly on the SBC website. The following sizes on the website cost the following:
500ml £34.50 ( you can see from the price why I bought this from QVC! )
This aromatic face and body skincare gel containing Raspberry and Cranberry extracts is excellent for dry, flaky skin or where the skin is neglected / Used daily, it may help improve surface clarity and texture whilst providing soothing benefits / This non-sticky, water-based gel with added Pomegranate delivers fruitful aromas that absorbs into your skin leaving you feeling fresh and fragranced / How to use:Smooth generally over the face and body as normal moisturiser, paying particular attention to areas of dryness or where the skin is neglected / Apply as often as required for maximum benefits /