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I am a fan of the Body shop and as they usually have products on sale I don't find them too expensive. Last summer I stocked up on their lemon range of skin care including a bottle of sweet lemon whip body lotion. I love the zesty scent of lemon and was keen to try this range.
The body lotion comes in a clear plastic pump action bottle. I really love the pale lemon colour of the lotion as it reminds me of pale home made lemon curd! On the negative side I am not of fan of pump action dispensers as although they work well at first once you are nearing the end of the lotion it is almost impossible to get any out without unscrewing the top! This bottle was no different and I found the last third of the lotion impossible to get to.
The lotion is very light and has the most divine lemon scent as I had hoped. I like to use it after my shower and find it is easily absorbed into my damp skin without feeling greasy. In the summer months I prefer to use a lotion to moisturise my skin as body butters are a bit too thick. After use my skin feels really soft and pampered.
Unfortunately the gorgeous lemon scent doesn't last very long at all. This was a real disappointment as it was the main reason for buying the lotion. I really can't remember exactly how much I paid for the 250 ml bottle but think it was about £3.
Overall the lotion did leave my skin feeling soft and moisturised and it was very easy to apply and absorbed well without being greasy. On the negative side the pump action bottle makes it impossible to use all the product and the lemon scent doesn't last!
I really like The Body Shop, especially as there are always discounts and voucher codes. When there's a good one, I stock up. I also love the way that they produce whole ranges of a particular scent.
Recently I've been using a whole range of products called Sweet Lemon. I'm not usually a fan of citrus, but the lemon here is more like sweet lemon tart than straight citrusy lemon. The range is packaged in cheery yellow and looks very appealing.
The body lotion comes in a see-through bottle so it's easy to see how much you have left. It has a pump dispenser which means it's easy to judge how much you need, and lessens the chances of knocking it over and spilling it. It is pale yellow in colour and has a medium consistency. The lotion is £8 at full price, but it's always possible to find some sort of offer.
It feels light on the skin, and has a whipped texture. The lotion sinks in really well and leaves behind a lovely sweet lemon scent which lasts for a good couple of hours. It contains real lemon seed oil, and despite its light texture does a very good job at hydrating the skin. Only a comparatively low amount is needed for one use, so it's good value too.
I find the lotion tends to keep my skin moisturised for most of the day. It is lightweight and lovely to use. As we are getting into the winter, the lotion isn't quite as effective, but I do need a more intensive body cream for the colder monhts. As a summer lotion, this would be perfect - light, and with a lovely fresh summer scent.
I'm currently using The Body Shop's Sweet Lemon Whip Body Lotion. I ordered a huge haul of Body Shop products online as there's currently an offer for 50% off when you buy 8 products (or 40% off when you buy 6 products). I have a 250ml bottle of the Sweet Lemon Whip Body Lotion, which should be £8 at full price, but I paid just £4 for it as part of my 50% off order.
The sweet lemon whip body lotion is a gorgeous sunny yellow colour, and it's opaque. The body lotion is quite a liquid and runny body lotion. This doesn't smell quite as citrussy as the sweet lemon shower gel does, it smells sweeter and creamier somehow, a bit like lemon curd actually, however it is still an absolutely divine fragrance. It's a really natural fragrance though, it doesn't smell artificial or synthetic at all. I absolutely love the smell of this body lotion, it has a really light and refreshing, yet somehow sweet and creamy - lemon curd like, citrussy fragrance - it smells almost edible, in fact maybe slightly too edible!
This is quite a lightweight body lotion, and so it's perfect for the summer months. It rubs into my skin well and is very easily absorbed. This actually feels really cooling and refreshing when I'm massaging it into my skin. This leaves my skin feeling lovely and silky soft and smooth, and it also leaves behind that gorgeous sweet and creamy lemon curd fragrance. Because I layer this with the shower gel I find that the gorgeous lemon fragrance will linger on my skin for most of the day. I don't need to use much of this body lotion at all, in fact I find that if I use too much of it then it just leaves a slight sticky residue behind on my skin, and on my palms.
This is the perfect body lotion for the summer months when I only need and want something lightweight and cooling on my skin, however I suspect that it won't be meaty enough for the winter months. In the winter I think that I'd probably want to swap to the matching sweet lemon body butter rather than use the sweet lemon whip body lotion.
The body lotion comes in a clear bottle, which I like because I can then see how much I 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 really like this body lotion, and I'll definitely buy it again. I'm not sure whether it's being discontinued or not though as the website had ''going, going, gone!'' on the product page.
Probably my favourite product in the Sweet Lemon range from the Body Shop has to be the Whip Body Lotion which surprised me because although I have used a whip lotion before in a different range and really liked it I didn't think it was quite as good as the butter which was to be expected considering that it isn't meant to be as rich but this one just seemed to be incredibly nourishing whilst also being light on my skin.
It also seemed to be the best smelling of the range. While the whole range of Sweet Lemon smells gorgeous this one just seems to have something a little extra which makes it even nicer to use.
I can put this on in the morning and still smell it on my skin right up until bed time. I think the smell is so gorgeous and a real winner with its tangy citrus smell but mixed with something a little sweeter to make it less sharp.
The whip body lotion is so nice to use as it is just so silky on my skin. It feels lovely going on and absorbs so quickly leaving my skin both hydrated and silky to the touch.
Because it is a lotion I didn't expect it to be so nourishing on my skin but it really moisturises it well and I think it has even helped even out my skin tone a little bit.
Using this and the scrub has helped the little red bumps that I get on the tops of my arms and they are almost non-existent and my skin is feeling and looking so soft and smooth at the minute and I haven't even been using it for that long.
The only problem that I have is that I am nearly finished my bottle and I have been finding it hard to get the lotion out of the bottle. It is a pump action bottle and the lotion is slightly too thick for it and I have been having to unscrew it to pour it in to my hands as the pump action hasn't been working too well.
Other than that I think this is a gorgeous lotion and it is such a pleasure to use. It is so summery and every time I put it on it reminds me that summer is hopefully just around the corner. A 250ml bottle of this lotion costs £8.
Sweet Lemon Whip Body Lotion
I've written a few reviews now, all regaling my new found love of Body Shop products. The first items I purchased were Satsuma, and all of the products in the collection; I loved it, it was so fresh and fruity. Being impressed with the fragrance and quality, I immediately purchased items in the Sweet Lemon range and the Whip Body Lotion is the main subject of this review.
I placed my order on the website, www.bodyshop.co.uk, and eagerly awaited its arrival. I was happy when it came, as it's quite a large 250ml bottle, and at a cost of £8, I knew it would be economical and last a long time.
The bottle is manufactured from clear, recyclable plastic, which is very handy as you can see the contents going down, and you can have a replacement on standby ready when its due to run out. The labelling is fresh, minimalistic, and clean looking with white text. There are pictures of luscious looking lemons running along the bottom, making this easily identifiable between other scents.
At the back of the bottle, a 'made with passion' statement informs me that the lemon oil is extracted from seeds left over from the fruit processing industry. These lemons are also known as 'Four Seasons' as they are harvested by hand, throughout the year.
Upon activating the pump to release the product, you are rewarded with the rich, zesty fragrance reminiscent of fresh lemons, but with a herby quality. It's alive, awakening, and refreshing; and would be the perfect pick me up for dark and dismal mornings. I presumed the herby, green, undertones were due to the addition of Lemon Balm, a garden herb, or something similar, but looking at the ingredients list (very lengthy and quite scary looking) I cannot confirm this to be the case. This tones down the juiciness of the lemon fragrance somewhat, but not too much. The burst of lemon is still intense.
Upon using the body lotion, I find that the bottle is extremely easy and comfortable to hold, and feels quite substantial. The pump is supplied locked in place, and is enabled by simply twisting clockwise. If you are travelling and wish the lock the pump, to avoid spills, simply press down, and twist anti-clockwise.
After many uses stays this pump stays clean and fresh, and does not clog up at all. Luckily, I have found this to be the case on every Body Shop product with a pump I've owned so far.
The contents are dispensed quickly and easily and a pump full is the perfect amount, not so much that any product is wasted, but ample enough, that you're not constantly pressing it to gain more lotion.
The Whip Body Lotion
A small quantity of product produces a wonderfully luxurious experience. It feels wonderfully light and luscious. One can almost taste the lemons in this product. It's beautiful to use. The addition of community fair trade brazil nut oil improves its emollient qualities and although this is not an intense moisturisation, you can feel the difference this product makes immediately.
When applying this after using the shower gel from the same brand, the fragrance is magnified, and the scent lingers longer. It's certainly a benefit for me. The scent of this is so summery and uplifting, and both are moisturising in their own right.
The texture is light, and due to the whipped nature of this lotion it is very easily absorbed into the skin. This makes the product easy to use, and makes dressing after application easier. If something is going to be a hassle, you won't use it, but believe me, this product is an absolute pleasure to use.
I would say, due to it's lightness in texture, this wouldn't be suitable if you have very dry skin, but for combination, or normal to dry skin, this would be superb. Just enough moisturising properties without overload, and you are left with softened, velvety skin.
Overall, I cannot fault this body lotion one bit. The bottle design is great. The consistency is light and refreshing, and the fragrance is sublime. I urge everyone to try it. For the price you pay, the quality is exceptional. I love this product and I urge you to try it.
Many thanks for reading my review. I hope it has been of some use to you.
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25% off everything
buy any two Shower gels or body lotions for £8.00 (BOGOF if you buy two body lotions)
I hate emails or in store promotions like this. But I'm also a sucker for a new shower gel or body lotion or butter from The Body Shop. And if I can afford it, I will splash out on a few new items to complete my collection.
=== Sweet Lemon Time ===
The latest body fragrance the Body Show threw onto the market was called Sweet Lemon. Every Body Shop shop seemed to have an area where you could try out the new fragrance. And of course buy one or more products of the rage, soap, shower gel, body scrub, body lotion and butter to name just a few.
Lemon scent on my body was not what I felt was something I wanted. While I'm quite partial to a little bit of lemon (generally as a slice in a drink or even a lemonade), covering my body in it made me cringe and I stormed out of my local Body Shop in disgust.
But something changed and I quite enjoyed the sample of body lotion I was given. I enjoyed it so much that when a special offer email dropped into my email inbox, and I had planned to order a few essentials, ordering items from the Sweet Lemon range did not seem too out of the ordinary.
=== Whip me up before I go go ===
Housed in a see-through bottle, much like all bath and shower gels and lotions, the Sweet Lemon body lotion is rather thick compared to other body lotions. Normally you would be able to shake the bottle and see the lotion either run like milk (as in the Moringa range where the body lotion is very runny, too much for my liking - but they do call it body milk so I should have known), or it is a little more of a creamy consistency (as I noticed when I used Almond body lotion)
The Sweet Lemon Whip is a creamy yellow colour, could be compared to lemon custard. It sits very thick inside the bottle and comes with a proper dispenser with nozzle, almost like the liquid soaps you can buy. It makes placing the lotion into strategic places a lot easier. A normal push/spray dispenser would not work as the lotion is just too thick. It does work fine for the Moringa lotion as it is runny like milk.
The lotion sits neatly on your skin until you massage it into your skin. A little goes a long way and you notice that the lotion is not greasy at all. It absorbs quite quickly into the skin and leaves it tingly, moisturized and smelling beautifully of fresh lemon. Sweet Lemon contains amongst other ingredients lemon, brazil nut and soya oil to moisturise, soothe and soften.
And for once I have to say that I am not disappointed as often the Body Shop scents turn stale and boring and a little fake. The lemon scent stays fresh on your skin for a long time.
The body lotion is not quite a long lasting as you would get from the body butter. But then again, you are not expecting it as the body butter is a lot richer and greasier. I often prefer a lighter coverage, in particular during daytime when I am out and about while I favour the body butters for evenings and nighttime.
=== Not good enough to eat ===
Amazing lemon scent all throughout the bathroom wafting into the hall, after I finish with the body lotion. The scent even lingers on into the next morning and I can still make it out when I get up to get ready. It is a lot stronger than the Moringa scent which I adore but not quite as strong as the Pink Grapefruit that has been one of my favourite scents for ages.
Even though it looks and smells good enough to eat, I can bear witness that eating it will not be an option, however hard you may try. I accidentally put my finger into my mouth soon after I had applied the lotion only to find it tasted rather bitter and nasty. But the taste will not stay long, so don't worry if you accidentally lick some. However, there seems to be a lip balm in this range if you want to go full on sweet lemon.
Price is £8.00 for a 250ml bottle. This is the average Body Shop price for all their body lotions. I bought mine on a 'Buy 2 body lotions for £8.00' offer and a glitch in the online ordering system applied a 25% discount on top of the one I had already been given so ended up paying just £6.00 for the two.
I don't normally buy unless it's on special offer because, even if I love The Body Shop, I'm not made of money and try and save wherever I can. Of course, the lotion lasts quite a while if you don't use it every day. Then again, who wants to walk around smelling of Lemon Curd all the time. Variety is the spice of life.
Highly recommended for light day wear and sunny summer days and nights. It is certainly a lovely summery scent that will linger on your skin, protect and moisturise.