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Pink Grapefruit Body Puree is my favourite product in the whole Pink Grapefruit range at the body shop. I absolutely love how it smells and also how nice it makes my skin feel. It is also nowhere near as rich and heavy on my skin as the body butter so it is ideal for summer.
It has grapefruit seed oil in it to moisturise and also to make it smell gorgeous. It smells a lot like the other pink grapefruit range and it is surprisingly potent smelling for just a body lotion.
A little of this puree goes a long way and it absorbs into my skin so nicely and once on I can't feel it being heavy on my skin or leaving it feeling cloying. It is so lightweight and comfortable to use. It is also really refreshing to apply this after a shower and leaves my skin feeling soft and supple without being greasy.
I like to layer this with some of the other products in the range and this is one of the stronger smelling products and it scents my skin for absolutely ages afterwards. I can use the shower gel and then this and either the body mist or the perfume on top and I know that I will be feeling and smelling fresh and zingy for the whole day.
Even when it is really warm outside if I am wearing this my skin doesn't feel all clammy and sticky as it absorbs straight into my skin and doesn't sit on the top of it like some lotions do when it is warm. My skin looks toned and even and is so soft and smooth. I am actually surprised with how nice and soft this leaves my skin as it feels so lightweight I wouldn't have thought it would be as moisturising as it is.
The main reason for me buying this is because of the smell and it is great. It is sweet and sharp and really zesty and fresh smelling.
It costs £8.00 for a 250ml bottle and while this is quite expensive compared to some other lotions that you can buy in Boot's they aren't as nice smelling and don't feel as nice on my skin so I think it is worth every penny.
Body Shop - Pink Grapefruit Puree
I absolutley love Body Shop items, and Pink Grapefruit is one of my favourite smells, I love the Showergel, and when I saw that they had the Puree in the Pink grapefruit flavour, I was like a kid in a sweet shop.
The price of the Puree is £8 .
The puree is sold in a plastic bottle with a push down lid, which gives out a measured does of puree, I like this as there is no waste.
I personally prefer the puree for a day time use, as it is lighter than the body butter, but still as an indulgent product.
The puree contains grapefruit seed oil, which is the main element for the moisturing.
My skin does feel soft when I use the puree, although I can feel the difference between this and the body butter, and it is not as good on drier patches such as elbows that need that extra bit of care.
I can smell the Pink Grapefruit for a couple of hours after I have used this puree, I like to use this after the shower gel, as I feel that the shower gel has woke my skin up and then the puree is the pampering element.
=Would I buy again=
I would buy again, and I have brought a few since, they are really economical and the puree does go a long way, so although it may seem expensive at first it is always worth looking out for an offer.
=Love Your Body Card=
I know there is a seperate thread regarding the card, but if you are a regular user of Body Shop products this card is worth it for you.
Although it costs £5 and is valid for 12 months, or if you have had 8 purchases (which ever comes first - it gives you back
10% on all purchases over £10 including sale items (you get a stamp for this)
On your 4th purchase you get £5 item free or £5 off your item
on your 8th purchase - get £10 items free or £10 off your bill
On your birthday - for the month of your birthday you get £5 free gift, -
so for £5 spend, providing you have used 8 purchases and claimed your offers your £15 in profit without your discounts.
I was given this body puree as part of a Christmas gift. My friend had made me up a lovely hamper of Body Shop goodies - all different fragrances and products. This one was one of my favourites. I love fruity fragrances anyway but anything citrus just makes me feel awake and refreshed.
The body puree comes in a plastic bottle of 250ml which retails at £8. The Body Shop do hold quite a few sale events (especially online) so it is worth looking out for these if you fancy giving it a try. The bottle is a clear plastic with a push pump at the top to dispense the product from. The front labelling has a picture of a sliced pink grapefruit and through the bottle you can see the puree which is a creamy, salmon pink colour.
The puree contains pink grapefruit seed oil which helps to hydrate the skin. On pumping a little of the lotion from the bottle, you can immediately smell the grapefruit scent which is fruity and uplifting. It is quite strong too, so this is definitely one for people that like fruity scents. The lotion is smooth and not too watery but not as thick as the associated body butters are. On application to skin, it is easy to rub in and absorbed very quickly - there is no greasy or sticky residue left by it and my skin feels dry to the touch almost straight away.
It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and lightly moisturised. I like to apply this after a morning shower as it is both refreshing and also leaves my skin feeling suitably moisturised for the day. I prefer a body butter for overnight moisturisation as this is a richer, more luxurious treatment but this is definitely suitable for day time use. The scent is light but does last really well and I can still smell this on my skin throughout the day. I don't have a problem with dry skin so this provides me with sufficient moisturisation but I would expect that anyone with dry skin may find this lacking a little in that area.
Overall, a decent lotion that goes a long way, smells lovely and moisturises fairly well. One of my favourites.
One of my favourite ranges at the Body Shop is Pink Grapefruit and it has been for years as it reminds me of more carefree times when money was a little tighter but life was good. It is one of the only ranges in the Body Shop along with the White Musk range where I buy all the products in the range.
The Pink Grapefruit Puree is a moisturiser and it is a better option for day time wear than the richer and heavier butter which is a more indulgent treat for skin that needs extra care.
The puree contains grapefruit seed oil to moisturise skin and is lightweight and easily absorbed. I can use this after my bath or shower and quickly apply it and I don't have to wait around for ages for it to absorb and dry in.
I find that it moisturises quite well but because it is lightweight it doesn't have the same richness that the butters have so if your skin is really dry then I would try something else instead. For day to day moisturising then this does the trick but I do notice that if I have really dry patches on say my knees or elbows then this pretty much just gets sucked in to the skin and doesn't do much to sooth the dry patches or lessen them any.
It does stop my skin from feeling tight after showering however and it leaves it feeling nice and soft and because I use this during the day it doesn't leave my skin feeling clammy so that my clothes don't stick to it on my skin.
The fragrance is the real reason to buy this as it is gorgeous. It is quite light but it has a real citrus zing to it that you can smell for hours after applying it. When I feel like wearing Pink Grapefruit I like to layer the products and I find that they give me enough fragrance that I don't usually need to add a perfume on top of it too.
This costs £8 and you do get quite a lot for your money and I also like the fact that it comes in a container with a squirt applicator as I think for lighter more watery lotions this is the best way to apply it as it stops you from squeezing too much out of a bottle.
It was my birthday last month and I received a huge haul of gorgeous fragranced gifts. One of the gifts that I received was a large stash of Pink Grapefruit fragranced products from the Body Shop, which included this pink grapefruit puree body lotion. The pink grapefruit puree body lotion that I received was a full size bottle, at 250ml. A quick look on The Body Shop website tells me that this retails for £8.
The pink grapefruit puree body lotion is a kind of peachy pink colour, and it's opaque. The body lotion is quite a liquid and runny body lotion. This doesn't smell as intensely of pink grapefruits as the other pink grapefruit products do. I'd say that this has more of a muted pink grapefruit fragrance, maybe hence the name pink grapefruit puree as opposed to just pink grapefruit. The body lotion comes in a clear bottle, which I like because you can then see how much you have left at a glance. The bottle comes with a pump dispenser which is easy to pump and depress, it will also swivel back around to locked if you wanted to lock this again to pack in your luggage maybe.
I'm slightly disappointed with the fragrance of the pink grapefruit puree body lotion, there's no mistaking that it's pink grapefruit, however it is nowhere near as intense a pink grapefruit scent as the other pink grapefruit products that I have. I actually really like that intense pink grapefruit fragrance that the other products have, and this just doesn't have that, it's muted somewhat, kind of 'creamier' I guess is the best way that I can describe it. I don't want it to smell creamy somehow, I want that intense citrussy, zingy and zesty, natural and refreshing pink grapefruit fragrance that the other products have. I don't dislike this, I just prefer the fragrance of the body butter say, if we're comparing similar products. I would say that out of all of the pink grapefruit products, this one has the most artificial pink grapefruit scent.
So on to using the body lotion, it does rub into my skin fairly well, and I don't need to use much of it. However it doesn't really leave my skin feeling like it's been hydrated enough, well maybe only just enough, but it's definitely borderline. I've tried using more of the body lotion, but that then just leaves a slight sticky residue behind on my skin, and on my palms. I always feel like I need to apply more of the body lotion to moisturise my skin properly, or alternatively apply a different body lotion to do the job properly. I've got pretty normal skin, and so if it doesn't really feel moisturising enough on my skin then it's certainly not going to be any good for someone with dry skin.
I don't really tend to shop in The Body Shop, as I do think that most of their products are overpriced, but I am going to repurchase most of the pink grapefruit products that were in my birthday stash to take on holiday in a couple of months. This one however I won't be repurchasing, I much preferred the pink grapefruit body butter over this. I think that this is one of those classic examples where a Body Shop product is overpriced and actually just of average quality.
I bought this product because I was looking for a body lotion to wake my up first thing in the morning. I thought that I would try this lotion as it is from The Body Shop - a brand that I really like.
--- Design ---
The bottle is plastic and quite large, approximately 15cm height and 5cm diameter. The bottle is operated by a pump located at the top of the bottle. The Body Shop logo is clearly but delicately displayed in the top left hand corner. The lotion is named Pink grapefruit Puree Body Lotion. The name and description are also written in French, underneath. The bottle contains 250ml. The colour of the lotion is a soft pink. It is quite a mature colour - not too girly or young.
--- Application ---
To apply the lotion just pump the top once or twice. Either rub together in your hands before applying or apply straight from the bottle. It is very simple and quick as the pump is not stiff.
--- Product ---
This lotion smells very strong. It smells of grapefruits mixed with a little bit of lemon. It is very overpowering and I actually find it too strong. It also smells very sweet. I really like the feel of this. It feels really smooth and cool, which goes well with the "fresh" theme. This lotion is really good for moisturising. It makes dry skin feel silky. It is really good for any chapped skin. It lasts a long time because yo do not have to use much of it. My has lasted approximately four months.
--- Price ---
The lotion costs £8.00. In my opinion, this is very well priced. It lasts a long time and is a very good product so I would definitely buy it again!
--- Conclusion ---
I do recommend this product, although I realise that the smell may not be everybody's cup of tea. I think this is a very good product on the basis of its moisturising abilities and texture.
I am definitely not a morning person and need all the help I can get to wake up. I therefore thought that the Pink Grapefruit range from the Body Shop was worth a try. I associate grapefruits with breakfast time, and they have a very sharp, citrussy twang to them which is very refreshing to eat or drink, and so I hoped the scent would help me wake up in the mornings.
I have tried the shower gel, scrub, body butter and the body lotion, but this review will focus just on the body lotion. The bottle describes this product as a puree, which makes it sound like they have actually popped a few grapefruits in a blender and popped the pulp in the bottle! In fact, the lotion contains pink grapefruit oil, and pink grapefruit water. The result is that the product has a truly natural scent- if you were blindfolded and had half a pink grapefruit to sniff in one dish and this body lotion in a second dish, you would be hard pushed to tell the difference- the scent is that natural.
The product comes in a pump bottle, which I have had a few problems with. The lotion becomes dry and hard when exposed to the air for prolonged periods, and as a result, the pump has clogged on numerous occasions. I think the product would be better suited to a simple screw or flip lid, as this way it would still be easy to use as much or as little of the product as you want, without the continual clogging.
The bottle contains 250ml (or 8.4 US fl oz), and retails at £8. I think I got this when it was on a half price promotion, and so paid £4 for it. I don't really think it is worth £8 as it is not an overly special lotion. At £4 however I think it is reasonably good value for money, and would buy it again at that price.
The body lotion has a lighter texture than the body butters, and so I bought it with the intention of using the body lotion on my arms and the body butter on my legs, as the skin on my arms is normal, whereas my legs are dry. The body lotion still has a relatively thick texture, and as it not runny like some cheaper moisturiser. It absorbs into my skin relatively quickly after a few minutes, and doesn't leave me feeling sticky or greasy. It offers a light level of moisturisation and would be perfect for normal skin. A little goes quite a long way, and so the bottle will last a decent amount of time. I've used this a few times a week for over four months and there is still roughly a third of the product left.
I have tried it on my dry legs out of interest to see how it comes with drier skin, and my skin felt dry again a couple of hours after applying it. However it does perform well on normal skin, and the scent lingers for a good few hours after use, which is always a bonus with body lotions.
I've found that when used in conjunction with the shower gel, scrub, and body butter, this scent is very invigorating and genuinely does help to wake me up in the mornings. As a result I would suggest only using this range when you want to wake up, as it can be a bit too stimulating to use before bed time!
In summary this is a nice light moisturiser with a lovely natural scent. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that needs a bit of help waking up in the mornings, or to anyone who simply enjoys the scent of grapefruit. It is best used on normal skin, and has a light scent that will stay with you for a few hours. If you see it on half price promotion then I would definitely suggest treating yourself to one!
I'm not a big fan of The Body Shop. Well, I suppose 'fan' in the wrong word, I just don't buy their products really. Not for any particular reason really, it just doesn't appeal to me like other brands do. That said I'm not oppose to their various products and ranges as I always find the odd stocking filler from their in my Christmas Stocking!
I recently was bought a few Body Shop mini products as a gift from a relative. I was quite pleasantly suprised because I do love trying out lovely shower gels/bubble baths etc no matter where they are from! One of the mini's was this particular product-The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Puree. As I said it was a mini bottle (60ml) so perfect for travel size etc if you need to downsize luggage etc.
The mini bottle has a squeeze top with flip lid which secures when pressed so you don't need to worry about spillage etc and the label is very stereotypical for the Body Shop. It's plain font typing with a co-ordinating boarder and small amount of 'grapefruit' looking imagery.
The front label says the product is lightweight and provides cooling moisturisation. Condisdering the mad hot weather we have been having this week (insane isn't it for October?!) I thought it would be a nice treat to apply this in the evening after a long, hot day. I suppose I assumed the 'cooling moisturisation' would be a lovely way to help relax after getting the kids to bed and ready for a glass of vino!
The lotion itself is a very pretty and girlie shade of coral pink which does remind me of grapefruit! When you squeeze some on to your hand the texture is quite watery for a moisturiser. It's not watery enough to slide all over and off your hand but it's still more water based than expected which made me think I would need to apply less than expected to get the ideal coverage.
As I smelt the lotion before applying I was hit with a wonderful and fruity pink grapefruit scent! It was sheer bliss-very sweet, summery and fresh. Not overwhelming or heavy but strong all the same. I was very pleased with the scent, it was easy to be around and I would have been more than happy for my skin to smell like that! As I began to apply it though the smell did change a little bit. In fact as I rubbed it in I noticed while it was sinking in to my skin the scent transformed in to what I can only described as perfumed plastic. Nothing like the previous grapefruit scent. It was quite horrible really. Not offensive, but not something I wanted my skin to smell of! However a few minutes after it had dried and thoroughly sunk in to my skin the grapefruit scent returned. Although less strongly as it had now soaked in, the horrible smell had disappeared and been replaced with a lighter version of the original one.
The texture was a bit of a pain when applying. It's high water based volume meant that I wa spleased I didn't need a lot to cover each part of my body. However it's thin texture meant I didn't get the feeling of moisturisation at all. More like washing than moisturising! It also took ages to rub in and even longer to dry and nothing frustrates me more than having damp skin after moisturising so I did get a bit annoyed waiting for it to dry!
The texture as well dried in an unexpected way. It was very sticky, which was such a shame! The clear parts of my skin were left very soft and not sticky at all but any type of resistance on my body just made the texture leave a sticky residue behind. For example on my elbows and when the hair on my arms is it was also sticky. Considering we have creases etc everywhere on our bodies, it wasn't nice feeling like a had glue all over me!
Overall I would give this three out of five and that is me being generous because of the initial scent being so wonderful! It's an average moisturiser but I wouldn't buy it again although I may use this one up for getting my other half to rub my feet! It's got a nice scent but it's inability to moisturise the parts of your body where it faces resistance is the sign of a poor quality moisturiser. Also as for the cooling element-absolutely no cooling effect what-so-ever!
I recently bought myself a range of the Pink Grapefruit products from the bodyshop during a 50% off sale, the product I am reviewing today is the Pink Grapefruit body lotion.
The lotion comes in a 250ml bottle priced at £8.00 (full price)
The bottle is clear plastic making it easy to see how much product is left in it.
The lotion is dispensed via a pump at the top which can be turned to open or closed.
The lovely pale peachy pink of the lotion looks attractive on the bathroom shelf and the bottle is quite narrow so takes up little room.
The smell of this lotion is gorgeous, when you pump it on to your hand you are hit with the lovely refreshing smell of freshly squeezed grapefruit it really does smell good enough to eat.
A little bit of this goes a long way it is soft and silky to apply to skin, best done straight after showering when your skin is still a little damp.
The lotion is light and easily absorbed, there is no oily residue or stickiness after applying.
My skin type in general is combination with some dry flaky patches and I find that this product is effective for most areas, it is a little bit light for very dry areas such as elbows, knees and heels I would usually top up with the body butter from the same range for really dry areas.
I also use this as a hand cream finding the pump action bottle very convenient to use and keep it near the kitchen sink to use straight after doing dishes etc.
As a hand cream it is also very effective keeping the skin soft and supple.
The fragrance lingers for a fair time after use and is very refreshing.
The bodyshop also do smaller sample size bottles which are 60ml and around the £2.50 mark, I find these very usefull when travelling or just to keep in your handbag.
A really good fantastic smelling body lotion.
I first used Pink Grapefruit Body Puree a couple of years ago as I received a small bottle as part of a gift set as a birthday present from one of my friends. I have since bought the bigger bottle from The Body Shop though, and it cost me £8 for a larger 250ml bottle which in my opinion is priced about right for this type of product. The Body Puree is available in store and online, there's free standard delivery available from The Body Shop website so you won't have to pay out for P&P if going to the shops isn't your thing.
The Body Puree comes in a clear plastic bottle, through which you can see the dusky pink puree inside. The labelling isn't obviously The Body Shop with just a small logo but the product name is clearly shown along with a picture of some very fresh and juicy looking cut melons. The Body Puree is dispensed through a pump cap; this allows you to get just the right amount of puree from the bottle which means the product isn't wasted.
The Body Puree is intended to be used after showering, once you've dried off your skin, it's essentially a body lotion. When I first smoothed the puree over my skin it was quite a thin gel but at the same time quite creamy, it felt very light and fresh. The smell was obviously instantly, it's very fresh and zesty, an almost citrus scent but a lot more mellow. The cream was easily absorbed by my skin and with just a few rubs over I was left with no residue of the cream just feeling very moisturised and smooth.
After use I was very impressed with the results, my skin felt completely hydrated and refreshed. The scent lingered on my skin for a good few hours which was lovely as it's a nice subtle, fruity smell. My skin was left feeling nourished all day, the Body Puree certainly left my skin feeling so soft and smooth I was so pleased with this product. You don't need to use very much of the product so it does tend to last quite a while, I use mine probably 3 times a week and after 3 months of use I'm just over half way through the bottle.
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Puree is something I've always got in my bathroom cupboard, I tend to use it quite often but as with most products like this I do go through phases. I find a bottle usually lasts me a year of on and off use, my skin is always left feeling completely moisturised after use with a lovely fruity scent that lasts all day.
I received this body puree as part of a gift from a friend, and as with the rest of the items I received, it's not something I would ever have bought for myself, as it's much more expensive than I can really justify for a body lotion of any type. It costs £2.90 for a little 60ml bottle, or £7.80 for a full-sized 250ml bottle.
It comes in a clear plastic bottle so you can always see how much you have left. It has a press-top dispenser on the top, which makes it much easier and more convenient to use, and really easy to control how much you use.
The puree is like a fairly thin gel type consistency, which feels very light, fresh and cooling on the skin. Because it's so thin it spreads really easily over the skin and a little goes a very long way. It has a smooth texture which feels silky as it glides over the skin, and it absorbs really easily leaving behind no greasiness or residue.
The effects this has on my skin are fantastic. First of all it's a great light moisturiser which leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated, without any of the heaviness and pore-clogging feeling that heavier lotions and creams can give. And secondly it has a very soothing action on the skin. It's great for applying to irritated or sore skin, and it calms it right down with it's cooling sensation. It makes a great after-sun and after-wax lotion as it soothes and clams any redness or irritation right down almost instantly.
The scent is gorgeous, a very fresh and uplifting fruity pink grapefruit scent, which is in no way artificial smelling or too strong. The scent stays on the skin all day too so you stay smelling fresh and sweet all day long!
This really is a fantastic body moisturiser, and really versatile too, I just wish it wasn't so expensive!
Skin type: Normal
:: Introduction ::
I've received this body lotion from a friend who had bought it but only used up a little, the lotion not really suiting her skin (and
possibly the British weather). True, the Pink Grapefruit Body Lotion isn't your usual moisturiser, it's between a light,
water-based moisturiser and a cooling gel.
:: The packaging ::
An easily recognisable pump action cylindrical bottle houses the body lotion that's peachy pink in colour. The bottle is see-through and the juicy lotion looks appetizing inside.
:: What is says it does ::
* Lightweight, cooling moisturisation with mouth-watering pink grapefruit oil and pink grapefruit water.
:: Apperance and application ::
The body lotion is a light, watery and slightly sticky to the touch puree, somewhat like the pulp of citrus fruit would be when a whole fruit complete with skin has been squashed and squeezed. There's zesty and fruity smell about that lingers in the air when applied to the skin.
I mainly use the lotion when I feel my skin is getting taut because of the drying effect of the sand, the wind and the sun when I'm out on the beach, or just in / out of town about after all I'm in the southern hemisphere at the moment when the austral summer is just starting. I also love using it after a cool shower at the end of a hot day.
It actually soothens my heat rashes (prickly heat) which I'm currently suffering from albeit only temporarily. For heat rashes, oily moisturisers are to be avoided as they can aggravate the symptoms by blocking the sweat glands and trapping bacteria inside.
The consistency is just right, like that of fruit puree and not runny at all. It spreads very easily, sinks in immediately and when I've lightly covered myself with it, it has enough moisture to keep me going for half a day at a time.
:: Results ::
The smell of fresh, juicy grapefruit lasts for about two hours on my skin, which is on the slightly dry side, the oilier the skin is, the
better it is able to trap aromatic molecules. After an hour a more creamy and faintly fruity aroma appears. The skin is softened and has a refreshened feel to it. The drier areas like elbows and knees seem to drink the puree in faster and will require a second application half-way through the day, not surprisingly as the lotion is designed for normal skin.
:: Conclusion ::
I've only tried Pink Grapefruit in a hot climate on my lightly dehydrated skin so I cannot comment on winter use but judging by the results it will suit people who have normal to oily skin or suffer from overzelous glands and want to add a protecting and cooling layer that hydrates at the same time.
What really won me over is the non-greasiness of the puree, this way my skin is still hydrated without having to use rich, oil-based moisturisers that might block sweat glands and make my holiday fall short of perfect. Recommended if you're visiting a hot country
in the British winter and want to avoid heat rash.
:: Price / Where to Buy ::
£3/50ml - £8/250ml at The Body Shop or shop around on Ebay to get it for less.
Thanks for reading.
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