“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Body Lotion / Subcategory: Milk / Lotion „
I really like using bath and shower products from The Body Shop, and was delighted to receive a large number of the products for Christmas. I've thoroughly enjoyed working my way through the extensive selection, with this review focusing on my experiences of using "The Body Shop Moringa Milk Body Lotion."
My own bottle of the lotion is a 'mini' version of the full-sized product and as such, it is presented slightly differently from that shown in the picture at the top of the Dooyoo page above, this being an image of the full-sized product. My bottle of lotion is only 60ml in size, and I believe the purchase price for this is around the £3 mark, with the full-sized, 250ml bottle costing £8.00. It seems that at the present time (March 2013), only the large bottle is available to purchase online at The Body Shop's website at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. (Postage costs apply here.)
The full-sized bottle is presented, I believe, with a 'pump' dispenser in the top, due to the lotion being quite thin and runny. My own 'mini' bottle is without this addition, but I think it is worth mentioning that I have experienced no difficulties with dispensing the product from the plastic bottle, even though I struggle with such things at times as a result of the mobility issues I have. The bottle itself is made of robust plastic, but it is not so thick as to present any problems with me squeezing it to dispense the lotion contents within.
The Moringa Milk Body Lotion is quite thin in its consistency, and certainly thinner than the previous body lotion product that I was using. This is only an observation on my part, without anything critical springing to mind as I consider this aspect of the product. The lotion feels quite silky and soft, and even though the lotion is thinner than others, I find it does not spill or drip all over the place when I am trying to use it. In addition, I think the "Milk Body Lotion" describes the product perfectly, and its appearance is very pleasant, with the silky lotion looking appealing and inviting, thanks to its pretty pale lemon colour and its attractive glossy sheen.
The Moringa Milk Body Lotion has been my body moisturiser of choice lately, and its not difficult to appreciate why, especially when you consider that the product feels very 'gentle' and rather 'calming' when used, allowing for a 'mellow' bath time and body care routine to be experienced. Certainly, there is nothing 'awakening' or 'revitalising' to be found from the product or its lovely aroma, but I find this allows it to feel quiet and subdued which is rather pleasant and relaxing when the product is used first thing in the day.
To use, I simply apply it to my skin after showering or bathing. I tend to apply the Moringa Lotion after I have showered with the matching shower gel product, but I'll discuss this in more detail a little later in this review. I find the lotion is extremely easy to apply, with it gliding over the skin with ease, presumably as a result of its texture and consistency being so 'light.' This 'lighter' feeling allows the Milky Lotion to feel very pleasant on the skin, with no unpleasant 'denseness' or 'smothering effect' being present.
The Milky Lotion is without any greasiness, and whilst this allows it to feel much more 'gentle' on the skin than many other, 'heavier' lotion products, I will admit that I find the Moringa Lotion's lighter texture allows it to spread very easily over the skin's surface too, an issue which is one of my priorities with a product like this one. I find some lotions take an absolute age to spread over the skin properly, which requires me to rub the lotion again and again to spread it around, making such products more time-consuming and much less convenient to use. The Moringa Milk Lotion is without this irksome trait, much to my delight, and it glides and smooths easily over the skin, requiring much less effort - and time! - on my part, as a result. This feels much more suitable to my own needs, and the product feels much more convenient overall, of course.
The aroma of the Moringa Lotion is one that I approached with mild trepidation, I must confess. This is mainly because the product is floral-based in its aroma, and my own preference is to use bath and body care products that are mainly fruit-based in their fragrances. I will admit here that I doubt very much that I would have purchased the Moringa product myself, purely on the basis that it is a floral-fragranced product.
The Body Shop describe the Moringa scent as containing "The delicate scent of white flowers" and to be quite honest, I doubt I could have described the beautiful aroma any better than this. With a wonderfully delicate fragrance that makes its appearance as the product is dispensed, I find the aroma is robust enough in its 'body' to feel extremely fragrant, but without any sickly or 'heady' trace that I admit I would find very off-putting.
This was a pleasant surprise for me, as I do find that many floral scents can carry this unfortunate trait. Similarly, I find there is a delicate sweetness to be found deep within the floral aroma, but I have never found that this becomes sickly or 'saccharine' like in its presence, instead adding a delicate sweet edge to the rather refreshing floral tones already present. With a pleasant crispness in the scent coming through as the product is absorbed, this allows the floral aroma to feel rather more light and contemporary than I had originally anticipated, and the delicate nature of the Moringa scent allows it to feel quite fresh, without reminding me of something old-fashioned.
I find too that the Milk Body Lotion works extremely well when it is 'co-ordinated' into my bath time and skin care routine, alongside some of its sister products from elsewhere in the Moringa range. The Moringa Shower Gel, in particular, works exceptionally well when used prior to the application of the Moringa Lotion, allowing the skin to feel wonderfully 'prepped' with the Gel's fragrant tones before the applied Milk Lotion captures these lighter tones and adds much more 'depth', before they finally become somewhat 'matured' on the skin's surface, resulting in a more robust and slightly 'thicker' scent. This marvellous result is really only achievable in body care products that are of a very high quality, in my experience, with those products from cheaply-branded or more 'budget' ranges performing very poorly. For this reason, I have no doubt that The Body Shop's Moringa Milk Body Lotion is a product of a very high quality, and I also feel that the slightly higher-than-average purchase price is far more justified than perhaps first anticipated.
In terms of moisturisation, I find the Moringa Milk Lotion works very well, bordering on exceptionally well, actually. My dry, sensitive skin feels remarkably 'quenched' after this lotion has been applied, with those tell-tale patches of dry skin feeling considerably more smooth and softened after the lotion has been applied. Visually too, the Milk Lotion has improved the skin on my upper arms, with the troublesome dry skin here being smoothened noticeably. The patches of troublesome, and VERY dry skin on my elbows has been improved, but perhaps less noticeably here than elsewhere on my body, due to the skin here requiring something much more 'nourishing' and more 'intensive' than your average body lotion product.
The results all over are impressive, nevertheless, and my skin feels quietly softened, subtly fragranced and gently cared for, all from the use of the lovely Moringa Lotion. After use, I find that my skin feels rather refreshed, but quietly so, thanks to the delicate nature of the Moringa scent. I find too that there is no annoying 'residue' or 'tacky' type of feeling left behind after the product is absorbed, with no greasy feeling or shiny appearance being evident either.
Instead, skin is left softened, moisturised and polished, without any sort of irritation or sensitivity being noticeable to my hyper-sensitive skin. Again, this is evidence to me that the Moringa Lotion is of a rather premium quality, in addition to the fact that it obviously carries a rather mild and gentle formulation. I do recommend the product as being suitable for use by those consumers who, like me, suffer with dry or easily-agitated sensitive skin.
For the reasons outlined in this review, I would thoroughly recommend The Body Shop's Moringa Milk Body Lotion and I will definitely repurchase it for myself in the future. Taking everything into account, I feel the product is more than deserving of full marks in the Dooyoo product rating score.
I absolutely adore Body Shop's Moringa range. The scent is sweet but not sickening sweet, and it reminds me of fresh flowers adorned with morning dew.
It seems like the product comes in various sizes, but the one I've got is the 250 ml bottle with a dispenser at the top, which I don't find extremely useful because I tend to get the milk lotion sprayed all over my floor instead of where it should be going. I would definitely just prefer a normal bottle with a hole in the cap.
The milk lotion is a pleasant pale yellow and I have to say that the texture of this milk lotion is more liquidy than a normal body lotion. I'm not sure if this is what you would consider 'milky', but it's not too bad though I would prefer a milk lotion that is thicker and more substantial.
The lotion rubs on well on your skin and gets absorbed relatively fast, which is perhaps what I like most about this product as compared to other body lotions. Your skin would feel supple, moisturized and really smooth after application PLUS you would smell absolutely awesome.
The product is reasonably priced and lasts a long time - definitely value for money.
This smelt divine, and I just had to have it!
~Packaging and Appearance~
The Body Shop Moringa Milk Body Lotion comes in a large bottle (250ml) or a small one (60ml). Because this form of lotion is a lot thinner in consistency than other moisturisers, it comes with a depenser on the top of the bottle, so you can spray it instead of squeeze it out, which could be disastrous! On the front of the bottle is the title of the product and a short description, and on the back is an ingredients list.
The lotion is a yellow-cream in colour, and smells really sweet and fresh - very similar to sweet pea. The smell reminds of spring, with the lovely fresh floral smell. Because the lotion is so thin, is perfect for just maintaining moisture in the skin, and not repleneshing it in dry areas - the lotion is too thin for this, and it was described as 'lightweight moisturisation'. I didn't need a lot either, so the product will last a while.
The small bottle (60ml) is £3, while the large bottle (250ml) is £8, which is quite good value for the quantity of the lotion inside the bottle and the quality of the product.
The Body Shop Moringa Milk Body Lotion
It seems lately that every time I go into town shopping I end up buying some sort of skincare product and in particular I usually always end up in The Body Shop. The Body Shop are a brand that I find deliver fantastic moisturisers in the form of the very thick, very good and aromatic body butters. However, they also offer a whole range of other body lotions including this Moringa milk lotion, which is from the range of products with the loveliest light floral scent.
The consistency of the body lotion is very thin and by that I mean that it is really quite liquid, completely at the other end of the spectrum from the body butters. Instead of having a pump like applicator or just scooping some out, this body lotion uses more of a spray to release the lotion. However, the very thin nature of this lotion means that it smoothes over your skin brilliantly and you need to only use a surprisingly little amount to get your skin well and evenly covered. I tend to spray this directly onto my legs and then rub it in, but you can also spray it directly onto your hand first. However, it really is best just to spray a small amount out and then rub it in as it does have a tendency to run everywhere. Also beware that the bottle can get very slippery when you are using it especially if like me you get it everywhere.
The fragrance of the Moringa range from the Body shop is probably one of my all time favourite fragrances. It is a lovely floral scent that isn't overly strong but still attractive, floral and very feminine. When applied in the morning the Moringa scent lingers on my skin for quite a while and is subtle so it shouldn't clash with any other perfumes, but it is definitely one of my all time favourite fragrances. After I have used this in the morning I can still smell it much later in the afternoon, albeit it isn't as strong but it is still beautifully evident.
This is my favourite product to use after a nice relaxing hot bath or to take with me to use after the gym as it is quick to apply and quick to absorb. After I have applied this I notice that within moments it has completely sunk into my skin and my skin feels softer and smoother. It also never leaves my skin feeling tacky or damp which some other body moisturisers can.
My one small complaint about this body lotion is that it is perfect for normal - healthy skin, but it would maybe be a slight disappointment for drier skin. It does state that it is for use with normal to dry skin but personally I just don't think that it is hydrating enough for drier skin and I only use this when my skin is having a good day. Instead I would recommend using a different thicker body butter for drier skin or if you have any problem areas or patches.
As with all of the other Body Shop products this one isn't cheap, if you prefer you can test a smaller 60 ml bottle of this before you buy any larger sized versions, a 60 ml sized lotion will cost £3 and is great for travelling. If like me you like the Moringa range then I would wholeheartedly recommend this milk lotion and you can buy the full size of 250 ml for a much better value price at £8. Although £8 is expensive this is one product that does last for quite a while especially as you really only do need to use a small amount to cover a large area of skin. I've had my latest 250 ml bottle of this for over a month now I've only used about a quarter of it (however, I don't use it on a daily basis but only a few times a week).
This is one of my all time favourite Body Shop items and I really can't recommend this one enough, it smells lovely, it feels lovely and it leaves my skin feeling soft and looking cared for. If I could I would give this product more than just five out of five stars, even despite the fact that I have found this is better suited to healthy normal skin rather than dry skin. It is a great light weight body moisturiser.
Iv already done a review for "The Body Shop Wild Cherry Body Butter" and as i mentioned in my review it was a god send for my patches of dry skin, so i thought I would steal my mothers moringa milk lotion (which is recommenced for dry/normal skin) and give it a try.
The body shop Moringa Milk body lotion costs £8 for a 250ml bottle and while it is a little pricey compared to other creams, it is definitely worth the money. (if you look around on the internet you may be able to get it a little cheaper)
The cream is in a spray top bottle and i prefer these bottles to pump bottles, because i find i can end up pumping to much cream out and it then go's to waste.
Moringa is a plant/flower and i loved the smell of this cream when i sprayed it on to my arm (smells like a sweet flower to me) its quite a thin cream and i find it absorbs easily in to the skin without having to massage it in to much.
One downside to this cream is after about 25-30 minutes i smelt my arm and the smell was practically gone.
As with The body shop wild cherry butter lotion, the Maringa milk also leaves my skin feeling silky smooth, iv even had people comment on how soft my skin is.
I have very sensitive/dry skin so i do need to cream my skin to stop it getting to dry however a lot of creams left me with a rash or itchy skin but as i said before the only thing this cream left me with was silky smooth skin, if you have sensitive or dry skin i would definitely recommend this cream for you.
As you probably know by now I am a great fan of the Body Shop and my current favourite fragrance is the lovely light, flowery Moringa.
I have tried the Body Butter, the Body Scrub and the Shower Gel and have loved them all so I decided to treat myself to the Moringa Milk Body Lotion.
It currently costs £3 for 60ml or £8 for 250ml but as I use my Love Your Body Card I get 10% discount on everything I buy from the Body Shop. Incidentally this is a brilliant reward card and I have written a review on it if you are interested in finding out more about it.
The Moringa Milk Body Lotion comes in a classy plastic (recycleable) container with a spray dispenser on the top. Having removed the lid and pressed the dispenser I was sprayed with just the right amount of a light milky, lemon coloured lotion. Whilst I do love the Body Butter I found that this was a nice change.
You can either spray the lotion directly onto your skin and then just give it a quick rub or spray it into your hand and then massage it into your skin either way works just as well.
The lotion is light and almost silky and it is absorbed really quickly as I rub it onto my skin and of course the wonderful Moringa fragrance fills the room and remains on my skin for the rest of the day.
As I have said before I find it difficult to describe perfumes but this smell is very light and flowery, sweet without being in any way sickly. I can happily use a selection of products from the range without finding the fragrance overpowering at all.
Back to the Body Lotion - I find it very easy to use and it is lighter than the Body Butter and easier to apply and, although it wouldn't really be rich enough to cope with very dry skin, I found it to be fine for me. After application my skin felt soft, smooth and very well moisturised with no greasy feeling at all. In fact my skin just felt really comfortable.
As usual I took a look at the Body Shop website to check out the ingredients that make this Body Lotion so effective.
The Moringa Seed Oil contains oleic acid which moisturises and protects the skin, babassu (what?) oil soothes and moisturises and sesame oil softens, soothes and moisturises. A quick look at Wikipedia tells me that babassu is a non drying palm oil from the babassu palm so now we all know don't we?
As usual with the Body Shop products the ingredients are sourced under their Community Trade initiative which protects the growers, suppliers and the environment. If you want to find out any more about this just visit www.thebodyshop.co.uk where you will find a lot of information.
In conclusion I would recommend this Body Lotion to anyone wanting a fragrant, light lotion which will make their skin feel moisturised without being greasy and will give wafts of a lovely scent throughout the day.
I love it!!
Price: £2.90 for 60ml
£7.80 for 250ml
From: The Body Shop
For: Light 12 hour moisturisation to condition and hydrate the skin
The packaging is lovely, and of the same high quality look and feel that you come to expect from The Body Shop. It's a plastic bottle with a plastic spray dispenser on top. Pressing down the top is easy and it gives a nice controlled amount of the lotion with each spray. I find this a much more convenient and easy way to apply body lotion.
It's a lovely light lotion with a thin consistency that makes it perfect for this spray-on application. It feels really light and silky on the skin, and it smooths effortlessly meaning a little goes a fairly long way. It absorbs really quickly into the skin so all that's required is a quick rub over the area you've sprayed it on with your hand, rather than having to full on massage it in.
The scent is lovely, a really light and subtle flowery scent that's not at all 'perfumey' smelling, and is really fresh and natural. The scent lingers subtly on the skin for hours after applying it.
My skin feels soft and really smooth after applying it, and it also soothes any irritations quite well, like razor rash for instance, as it's nice and cooling. It sinks in completely into the skin without leaving a residue or greasy feeling behind, and leaves my skin feeling well moisturised but not heavy.
It's not rich enough to tackle really dry skin, but for anyone who just wants an everyday moisturiser it does the job of hydrating and conditioning the skin really well.
All in all I think this is a really good body lotion.
Thumbs up from me.