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Smoothie Star Body Lotion
Member Name: sparkle1004
Smoothie Star Body Lotion
Advantages: Smells delicious and softens the skin
Disadvantages: Won't work on drier skins
I love nearly all of Soap & Glory's products but one of my absolute favourites is the Breakfast Scrub mainly because of it's effects on my skin but also because of the completely delicious aroma that came with it. When I found out that Soap & Glory had put this mouth watering scent into a body milk, I got more excited than I probably should have done about a body milk!!
What does the product do?
The milk promises to moisturise the skin and to leave it feeling soft and smooth. It contains both Cocoa Butter and Shea butter to nourish and hydrate the skin. The addition of Coconut and Almond oil makes this product definitely not one for those with nut allergies. It contains a special 'moisture trapping matrix' which helps the skin hold onto this new found moisture. It also has the additional ingredients of almond, oats and brown sugar which give it the deliciously edible aroma... except it is NOT edible! But it does smell like a delicious bowl of syrupy porridge.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to dry, clean skin. It can be massaged generously into the skin all over the body until it has been fully absorbed and it can be reapplied as often as required.
Packaging and Price
The product comes packaged in a bottle that resembles some of their larger body wash products. The bottle is transparent and plastic so you can see the product inside. It has a label on the front and back which gives some additional information about the product in the usual retro way. It has a pump dispenser at the top of the bottle which you push down on in order to release the milk. The product will cost you around £10 for 500ml of the milk although the Soap & Glory products are frequently on a three for two offer in Boots. The product is also available from a few online websites.
Application and Performance
The product is a creamy coloured lotion which has the consistency of a lotion. It's not very thick but I didn't expect it to be with milk in the title. A reasonable amount comes out with each pump of the dispenser and a few pumps gives you a handful to apply to the body. The aroma of the product is evident straight away and it is really delicious. It is so syrupy and sweet and it is so tempting to lick a bit (which I didn't... honestly!) but it isn't edible so don't try it. The milk does absorb quite quickly into the skin and leaves behind nothing but a healthy sheen. It doesn't irritate my skin or make it feel uncomfortable, greasy or unclean.
The product does remove feeling of tightness and dryness straight away. It makes my skin feel quite soft and smooth, although you do need to use quite a bit to feel really soft. It isn't powerful enough to make much of a difference to tricky spots like my knees or elbows but I wouldn't really expect a milk to be able to manage that. It's effects are quite long lasting and my skin still feels hydrated by the time I get home after using the product in the morning. The gorgeous and completely delicious aroma stays on my skin for a long time and I've had plenty of complements about it, although it's definitely not going to be up everyone's street so it'll be well worth trying before you buy.
All in all, this is a great light moisturiser suitable for daily use. It helps to hydrate my skin and to leave it feeling softer and smoother instantly. The smell is the main selling point for me which smells like syrup mixed with porridge which doesn't sound like something which would work on a skin but it does! I would happily repurchase this but it could be a bit cheaper
Summary: A body milk which smells delicious and softens the skin
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