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The Body Shop Mango Whip Body Lotion!
The Body Shop Mango Whip Body Lotion
Member Name: GAL713
The Body Shop Mango Whip Body Lotion
Advantages: Gorgeous smell, soaks in quickly and leaves skin soft and hydrated.
Disadvantages: You can't always get all of the product out of the bottles and it's not the cheapest lotion.
*HOW I CAME ABOUT THIS PRODUCT*
Last year, one of my friends purchased a body shop gift set as part of my birthday present. This Mango Whip body lotion was part of the set, but in a smaller (60ml) size. I loved it so much I decided to purchase a normal (250ml) sized bottle for myself.
The lotion is sold in a clear plastic bottle, similar to the shape of other body shop products. The bottle is quite sturdy and will not easily break. On the front of the bottle was can see the Body Shop logo and the basic information about the product, along with a picture of mango slices. On the back we can see the barcode and ingredients. The bottle can be recycled after you are finished with it.
*THE SMALLER BOTTLE*
The smaller bottle has a sturdy flip top lid. The hinge is sturdy enough to remain attached to the bottle for as long as this product lasts. The plastic is quite thick so it can be difficult to squeeze the lotion out of the bottle, but with a quick shake it comes out fine. This is a good size for travel or if you are just testing out the product for the first time. This 60ml bottle costs £3, but it can be bought in various gift sets for different prices.
*THE BIGGER BOTTLE*
The larger 250ml bottle has a plastic pump, this dispenses the lotion quickly and I have never had problems with product not coming out the pump. I personally prefer the bigger bottle because if you have got the lotion on your hands it can be slippery and with the bigger bottle you don't have to pick it up and try and squeeze some out. It is much more convenient with the pump. This 250 ml bottle costs £8.00 from the Body Shop. You cannot get all the lotion out of either of the bottles when you are near the end, so you have to waste a little bit, because even standing them upside down will not get all the dregs out of the bottom of the bottle.
The actual lotion is of yellowy colour and of a very thick consistency. The lotion can be cold to apply, but this may be due to where you keep it. I find that the cold feeling is refreshing and cooling, but if you want it to be warmer, you can just rub it between your hands to warm it up before applying. The body lotion is not too thick that it doesn't soak in, but it isn't too thin that it is runny. The thickness of the lotion helps it spread nicely on your skin, so I would say the consistency is just right.
I would recommend using this after a shower, because the moisture will last, and keep your skin hydrated. This lotion doesn't specify not to apply this too your face. I have never had any problems with using on my face, but because the lotion isn't specially designed for use on the face, I wouldn't recommend if you have sensitive or problematic skin on your face. You don't need much product to cover a large surface area of skin, because it is thick. A few pumps will be enough, this means it lasts longer, which is always good, because it's not the cheapest lotion out there!
The body lotion smells of mango, the smell is not too strong, but can still be smelt after application, for quite a while. After application is sinks in nicely and doesn't leave a sticky or greasy residue on the skin. The 'velvety moisturisation' lasts a long time and leaves your skin soft. This particular lotion is for VERY DRY SKIN so it helps eradicate dry skin after a few uses.
The body shop is against animal testing and they support community trade. So this product is made from ethically correct products where possible. I have never had problems with it causing irritation to my skin. I have quite sensitive skin and I have never had an issue. Once this lotion is open you must use it within twelve months.
So far the only disadvantage I can think of about this product is that you can't get all of the product out of the bottles, but this happens with most lotions. Also, some may say that £8 (or £3) is slightly expensive for a body lotion, but I have never had any other issues with it so I feel that it is worth it. I would also say that, because of the rather feminine smell, that it is only suitable for women.
This body lotion smell delightful in my opinion and it has hydrating properties that make your skin smooth and soft for a long time. The lotion also soaks in quickly, so you don't have sticky skin after you apply it.
For £8 (or £3) I think this is a great body lotion, the Body Shop is a well known and trusted brand, and I think it delivers well with this product. I would say it was definitely worth the price tag and I would highly recommend this to anyone. Despite the disadvantages I have listed above I love this product, I have taken the pros and cons into consideration and have rated it a well deserved 4 stars. To gain its final star it would have to be a little bit cheaper and I would have to be able to get the last few drops out of the bottle!
You can visit www.thebodyshopinternational.com or www.thebodyshop.co.uk for more information about the company, or for other information about products they sell. You can also buy this product from these websites or in store from The Body Shop.
Thank you for reading my review; I hope it was of some use to you.
I have also posted this review on Ciao under the username Georgia713.
Summary: I would highly recommend!
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