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Normally, I simply adore the Body Shop's general product range, because it all looks and feels so natural, and most of its products have simply gorgeous smells. In fact, I would say that it is one of my favourite body care brands; one that I always rely on to give me the best results. Most of the scents that the Body Shop uses are associated with fruits; however, they have flavours such as almond, Shea, and cocoa. I remember the fun of going into the Body Shop store just to try out the different scents for its products and I would leave it smelling like a weird and wonderful combination of fruits, usually with a new purchase that I just couldn't resist buying.
Sadly, nowadays I have to restrict the amount of products that I buy from the Body Shop, as I have discovered that I have been spending far too much on 'luxury goods' (so, basically, anything that isn't necessary for survival) recently- and body care products are at the top of my list of things that I definitely need to cut down on. I have so many body creams and lotions all lined up on my shelf; I do not even end up using most of them, and I hardly ever come to finishing a product.
The Body Shop never has been a cheap brand, probably because it is not the type of store which would sell you cheap quality products. It sells products at prices of which I would not be very happy to pay for many other brands; however, to me, the products have always been worth the money and the initial guilty feeling I get after splashing out on yet another Body Shop product.
Recently, to save me money on Body Shop products, I have taken to only buying them whilst they are on sale; luckily, these are not too infrequent. On a shopping detour to the Body Shop, which was only at first meant to be a browsing trip, I was overjoyed to find the Body Shop Raspberry Body Puree 250ml bottles were on sale for only £3, and bought a bottle at once. I had never tried the body puree range before, but I had heard good reviews from friends, and at any rate, I was sure that a product that looked that good from the Body Shop could fail me in any way.
Yes, £3 is admittedly pricey for a body product like this; especially so considering that I bought this on sale and the Recommended Retail Price is £8. You can get good quality body lotions for around £1, and is paying 8 times as much really worth it? Well, for me it is. Remember, if you want an excellent product, you should be prepared to pay the price. Also, it is cheaper than some designer cosmetic brands which you have to pay a fortune for and yet you do not normally receive as good a product as this Body Shop Body Puree. Also, this has lasted me for quite some time.
This is packaged in quite a simple, plastic bottle, which is transparent so you can see the product, and measure how much of it is left. It is dispensed by a hand pump- like the ones you find on hand wash bottles. This is very easy to use, more so than the tubs and bottles that have caps you have to unscrew. This also ensures that you don't get too much for one application!
This serves as a very good moisturiser- after a few applications, you find yourself with rather softer, non chapped skin. It works better than other moisturisers that I have tried before, without the horrible chemical feeling. As well as this, you get the pleasant feeling that it is all natural.
Which leads me onto the smell, which is delicious. This body puree really does bring out the best of raspberries (my favourite fruit when it comes to choosing flavours or smells for body care products). I love the smell of all the Body Shop's products; they always smell so natural without being even a bit artificial. It smells delicious, and, in all honesty, if this product was edible (it certainly looks like it!) it would not last a week in my hands. It leaves you smelling beautifully fruity and natural, whilst nicely moisturising your skin at the same time; really, what more could you ask for?
I would highly recommend this product to you; some could say that it is too expensive, but I would say that it is worth investing in for such a good product. Like I make a point of saying, you get what you pay for. This is a lovely product from the Body Shop, which lives up to its true Body Shop standards, and you will not be disappointed.
I bought this to use as an everyday moisturiser and it really does just that and does the job well. It sinks into your skin and makes it feel really smooth and soft. I like using after a shower or bath as it feels really pampering to your skin, and is a real treat to use. The consistency is lighter than a normal moisturiser which I like as it is not too thick. I also believe the fact it is thinner makes it absorb into your skin better.
It also smells lovely, and is not too overpowering; it makes your skin feel refreshed and I feel quite energised in the morning after using it as the scent is fabulous! It is also available in Satsuma, Pink Grapefruit, Strawberry, Polynesia Lotus, and Japanese Cherry varieties. I personally really like the satsuma puree but this is just my personal taste as I like this range; I have smelt the others and they smell lovely too but it is which one suits you.
It costs £8.00 for 250ml which I suppose is quite pricey for a moisturiser but I think it is worth it. It is an average price for items from The Body Shop, and I believe it is worth paying it for the quality and fragrances of the products. I have also found that this moisturiser has lasted a long time, as I have had it for about six months and there is still some left. The Body Shop also has regular offers, such as 10% off with a Love Your Body card and there is usually free delivery on the website if you spend a certain amount and free gift offers. When they have these offers, I usually stock up as it makes it all much better value.
The bottle is clear so you can see how much you have left. The dispenser is also handy, as you just press the top making some come out onto your hand. Not too much or too little comes out, and I would say it is just the right amount. I normally use a few squirts of the puree and you don't need much to cover your arms and legs.
Overall, I think this puree makes a nice change from a normal moisturiser as it is light and easily absorbed. There are lots to choose from, and it is not too pricey considering it is from The Body Shop. It makes a nice treat for yourself or as a present for someone else in my opinion.
I love The Body Shop. I was introduced to their products by my mum who bought them as a treat since they can be a lot more expensive than other products of the same nature. Since trying them I have fell in love with a variety of their offerings but today this review will be about the Raspberry Body Puree or in other words - a body lotion.
First a little bit about the company, I have found out that they are part of L'Oreal (a fabulous brand) and is the second biggest cosmetic franchise in the world. They are naturally scented using natural products so great for sensitive skin, which I have and can confirm that even the perfumed varities cause no problems for the skin. In addition they do not test on animals so wonderful for those who don't wish to buy into a company that uses animals for testing.
They have a lot of sales on throughout the year meaning that there is always something affordable for everyones pocket as well as having an online store in addition to their high street stores meaning more accessible to all.
The raspberry collection is part of a Christmas set that is only available during the festive period and the sales afterwards.
This lotion comes in a bottle with a pump meaning you don't overuse which is great for making it last long term. As well as this it can be 'locked' meaning it's great for travelling with and not having to worry about it getting everywhere. The bottle is simple and clear showing the rich pink cream inside. The writing on the bottle is clear and written in bold pink. A simple band of raspberries makes the product look more appealing and colourful.
The Lotion Itself
The pale pink cream is rich and has a strong but not overpowering scent that easily glides on and soaks into the skin. It is a little thinner than other body creams but not so much that it's unusable. It's not at all heavy or greasy and moisturises very well. The sweet scent lasts for a while on the skin but does dull down and becomes more subtle after being worn for a while. Perfect for spring and summer in my opinion, it's lovely and fruity, an instant pick me up, ideal to make you feel special. Definately a girly treat, although it may appeal to the more feminine male.
This is exclusive to the Body Shop and as I said only around the festive period so stock up while you can. At £8 for a 250ml bottle it is a little expensive but during the sales can be picked up for £4 and occasionally I have seen it down to £2.50 each.
I would definately recommend this puree. Does exactly what it says and bought at the right price is most definately value for money. Added to other items it makes a wonderful gift, my mum loves receiving a collection of goodies which normally include one of these. I have no complaints at all considering it is also very ethical so supporting a good cause.
I love the body care products that The Body Shop makes, and since The Body Shop has frequent sales, their products can be quite affordable. I own a number of their moisturisers and shower gels and will be reviewing the raspberry puree body lotion today.
The lotion comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a pump action dispenser. The dispenser can be closed by turning it (directions for opening and closing are indicated on the pump) so you can take this with you when you travel without worrying about spillages. The pale pink lotion is visible through the bottle so you always know how much you have left.
This body lotion is easily dispensed by pressing down on the pump action dispenser. Since this is a puree, it is slightly runnier than normal body lotions. It is easily absorbed when you rub it into your skin. It does moisturise my skin well, without making it feel greasy, and I don't have to use too much. It contains raspberry seed oil which provides effective lightweight hydration so it is great for normal skin. The scent is absolutely lovely and not artificial-smelling at all. The lotion does smell like raspberries, and the scent is strong but not sickly. The gorgeous fruity scent becomes quite subtle after a while, but does linger on my skin. I feel that this is the perfect lotion for spring and summer time. As there is nothing girly about it (apart from the pale pink colour) it should appeal to both genders, and my boyfriend uses it sometimes too!
Price and Availability
Since this is a Body Shop product, it is only available at The Body Shop. There are lots of stores around the country (and worldwide) so you shouldn't have too much trouble getting your hands on it. It is expensive at £8 for a 250 ml bottle or £3 for a 60 ml bottle, but it is often much cheaper when on sale (I think I bought my 250ml bottle for £3, the same price as the 60ml bottle-bargain!).
Do I recommend it?
Definitely. It hydrates well, and is great for normal skin. My skin feels soft after I apply this, and smells lovely. Also, when it is on sale (which is often), it is not very expensive. The Body Shop is an ethical company that does not believe in animal testing, runs campaigns against issues such as sex trafficking and uses community trade ingredients, and it is good to know that you are supporting their cause. Five stars from me as I can't really find any faults with it.
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So I was feeling in the mood to treat myself to some small luxuries, when by chance I got an email from The Body Shop telling me about a sale. So being the sale loving guy that I am, I speedily opened the website to see what offers where available. Looking through the pages I saw this raspberry body puree. Now I was debating whether to try this product but with the sun shining so bright compared to the dull weather we've had recently and the sound of raspberries it was just all the more tempting.
Anyway a few days later it arrives. (Yes I did give in to temptation, please be kind hehe). Now I have quite dry skin from having being roaccutane the last year. The very first thing I did was smell the product. I got a gorgeous fresh and fruity scent that brought back memories of fresh smoothies I used to make as a kid. This nostalgic fragrance means to me this was already a winner but also the fact it's a unisex scent.
Considering this is called a puree I was debating with myself if it would be quite sticky, so being the such brave adventurous man I am I rubbed a bit within my hand. It was very smooth and not sticky at all and all my worries went with the wind.
I now use this all over my body as the temperatures warm up a bit, however I would advise that the body butters would be much better suited when it comes to winter dry skin as I find that this is quite a light body moisturiser. It's a joy to use and great for the summer, but also makes you smell absolutely divine and everyone comments so tempting I smell ;) haha and my skin is silky smooth without being greasy which the body butters can cause on the skin in hot weather.
A great positive about buying this puree over other brands is that the packaging is fully recyclable and that the ingredients is ethically sourced.
The Body Shop Raspberry Body Puree - 250mls for £3.00
I really like Body Shop products and I especially like the fact they use minimal recycled packaging and that their products are not tested on animals. A great combination in my book!
Every so often I treat myself to a Body Shop product, the lastest one I have bought is the Raspberry Body Puree. My decision to buy this was because my last Body Shop Body Lotion is almost empty, this puree smells fantastic and £3 is a bargain price. I feel that the Body Shop is responding appropriately to the fragile financial situation the whole country is in at the moment.
The body puree comes in a plastic bottle and there is a pump at the top of the bottle to dispense the puree. The pump dispenser works well, it dispenses the puree perfectly and accurately from the bottle. The bottle can both be recycled after use. The Body Shop logo is on the bottle along with details of what you are buying - Raspberry Body Puree.
The Body Shop Raspberry Body Puree is a cross between Body Shop Body Lotion and Body Butter. It is thicker than the lotion but not as thick as the butter. I feel the puree has been designed for people with skin on the dry side who are looking for more moisture than normal body lotions but without the thick set texture of the Body Shop Body Butter. However, this is just my opinion.
When you first apply this puree it is a real treat, even though it is like a puree in texture it is still quite a lightweight product. It is very easy to apply and a little goes a long way. The puree sinks into your skin almost as soon as you apply it. It is not at all sticky and it leaves skin very silky. The lotion is a lovely pale raspberry colour and is the very essence of raspberries, it smells devine. The scent of raspberries has been captured perfectly.
The smell of the puree is really wonderful, it smells very fresh and very fruity, the smell is not at all overpowering or sickly, this scent works well for everyday use.
After applying the puree my skin fells really moisturised and my skin has a lovely healthy glow. The fragrance from this body puree lasts all day long. When I apply it after my morning shower I can still smell it throughout the day. For this reason this product would even be suitable for children, they would really love the smell.
This body puree would make a really nice gift and it is a really good price at £3 for 250mls. It is available to buy online at the Body Shop or in all High Street Body Shop Stores.
The body puree is made from Raspberry seed oil which moisturises the skin and Community Trade organically grown soya oil, these essential fatty acids also help to moisturise the skin.
Capenema Farmers supply the Community Trade Soya oil. Thay are based in Brazil and have been trading with the Body Shop since 2000. The soyabean farmers in Capanema believe in preserving nature and their traditional way of life. Long before the idea of organic certification came into being, they were cultivating their crops and rearing their animals firm in the belief that they wanted to maintain the purity of the land. Soya oil is well known in the cosmetic industry for its moisturising properties and is a great base for hair and body products.
All is all I really like this Body Puree, it's an added bonus that the sale of this puree also helps Capenema Farmers and their families.
5 Stars for the Body Shop.
A while ago I received an email from The Body Shop saying that they were having a sale, so I popped onto their website to have a look, and ended up buying quite a few products that had incredibly good discounts. One such product was this Raspberry Body Puree, which is normally £8.00 but had been reduced to the excellent price of £3.00.
The puree comes in a clear plastic bottle which allows you to see when you are running low on the lotion. It has a pump mechanism to release the lotion, which worked quite well for the first half of the bottle. However as soon as the lotion dipped below the halfway point, it became very difficult to get any out at all, for reasons I can't quite figure out. I have resorted to removing the pump from the bottle completely whenever I want to use it, and just tipping the lotion out onto my hand. This works OK but is a bit of a pain!
The lotion itself is light pink and so very pretty. It has quite a soft, light consistency and isn't sticky or gloopy. It's obviously a lot lighter and easier to rub in than the heavy Body Shop Body Butters. It leaves my skin quite well moisturised although if you have very dry or itchy skin I don't think it would be effective enough.
The smell of the lotion is very strong and you can almost taste the raspberries! If you are not a huge fan of raspberry scent then you should definitely avoid this as you can smell it on your skin for hours afterwards. If you do like the scent though then this is obviously a big plus!
This lotion is perfectly acceptable but at its normal cost it is way overpriced. It also needs to be repackaged in a more user-friendly container. I wouldn't buy it again but I'm pleased to have tried it and it really was a bargain.
The Body Shop is one of my favourite shops for buying cosmetics however their prices are not very low. Therefore I always look for a bargain and I was happy to find The Body Shop Raspberry Body Puree on sale.
It comes in a transparent thick plastic bottle with a pump at the top. We can see clearly how much of this body lotion is left in the container. I must also say that I have never used a body lotion in a container with a pump at the top and I was pleasantly surprised. I was worried to would give me too much of the body lotion but it doses just the right amount of the body lotion and if I want more, I just press it once again.
The body puree has a light pink colour so it is easy to see how much of it there is left in the container. It is quite runny but you can't really see that as you use the pump so you probably won't spill it anyway. I have tried The Body Shop Raspberry Body Butter and I must say that this one is absorbed by the skin much faster.
It has a very strong, sweet and intense scent of raspberries. I absolutely love this scent but I understand that for some it may be a bit overwhelming. It leaves a strong smell in the bathroom for a couple of hours as well but again, compared to the Body Butter, it disappears quicker.
After a couple of days of using it my skin became softer and it is definitely better-nourished. However, the skin on my elbows is still quite dry so I think it wouldn't be suitable for dry skin.
Overall, it is a nice and light body puree that it is perfect for summer if you like raspberries and their sweet scent. It can normally be purchased for £8.00 but at the moment it is one sale for £3.00.