Product Type: Tesco Body Care
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Softens and moisturises!
Tesco Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
Member Name: als0101
Tesco Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
Advantages: Cheap, softens and moisturises skin
Disadvantages: Smells a bit too sickly sweet,
My dad currently works for tescos and also has a big obsession of buying me moisturising creams to help conquer my problem of eczema. He often tries to seek out moisturises that are similar to my favourite brand of Palmer's cocoa butter (and ones with a lower price tag).
Tescos cocoa butter lotion is being sold at a £1 for 400ml. This is nearly 4x cheaper than a standard Palmer's bottle! So knowing my dad, he buys me 3 bottles.Great. So I'll have to like it good or bad.
Anyway, the bottle I've been given differs from the picture displayed on dooyoo. It must have been reinvented with a new look. You can find it on tesco.com to get a full image, but for those who can't be bothered, here's a description. The bottle has the same style and shape as the previous, except that the bottle colour is cream, and has a top colour of blue. 'Soft and smooth' is printed vertically across the bottle in light and dark brown capital letters. In general the newer design looks more modern and less 'cheap' than the old design.
The colour of the cream is plain white, which is explained by the claim that the product is 'colour free'. It isn't fragrance free however. Although I have recently been looking for 'fragrance free' products, I can't really fault this because the smell is so appealing. It smells sweet and chocolately, being very appealing and the smell lasts surprisingly a long time, leaving the essence of your skin. It is a little bit more sickly sweet compared to Palmer's, but it isn't distasteful.
I was worried about using this product at first because there was no obvious signage of suitability for sensitive skin. After using it however I found no problems. Sometimes I come out in a nasty patchy rash, or stinging, but no signs of this happened here. Applied on the skin, the lotion sinks in and moisturises easily, but not leaving a horrid greasy feel like some other brands.
Like Palmer's this cocoa butter has also got the benefits of Vitamin E. This is highly beneficial for the skin, having anti-ageing assistance and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and also help overcome another issue of stretchmarks. Because of the vitamin E this lotion could be considered as an after-tanning lotion. It can help soothe layers of skin damaged in UV light.
The texture of the cream isn't as thick or as rich as Palmer's cocoa butter , but I surprisingly like this. It's not as heavy to put on and is much more easily absorbed. Because the lotion is slightly more 'watery' it is also a lot more easier to get out of the bottle, compared to other thicker creams, which are especially hard near the end of its contents.
This cocoa butter is definitely good value for money. And it is a good everyday moisturiser. Unfortunately, I don't believe it matches up to the standards of my trusty Palmer's. The tesco's version does moisturise and soften, but not to the extent of helping my extreme dry areas such as my hands. I often have areas of my skin cracking and peeling, and this cream is not so good at helping these.
I have donated the three bottles to my sister and mum. While I'm sticking to the Palmer's.
Summary: A good everyday moisturiser, just doesn't match to the standards of classic Palmer's.
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