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I like Bodyshop products however find that they are generally a little over priced for my liking especially when they do great offers on their websites now and again and always have decent sales too. Before Christmas I picked up some items in the sale and ended up getting a 60ml bottle of this body lotion for £1.50.
The product comes in a soft plastic bottle with a flip top lid on it, the lid is pretty stiff to begin with but after a couple of uses it is fine. On the front of the bottle you have the Bodyshop logo and then the name of the product along with a picture at the bottom of some lovely looking cherries.
On the back of the bottle you have the information that Bodyshop are against animal testing and support community trade along with a list of ingredients and contact details for the Bodyshop.
On opening the bottle you can't smell the product, once you give a little squeeze the product comes out of the bottle easily as it is pretty runny. The product is pale pink in colour and smells nice and fruity but I wouldn't say it smells very strongly of cherries.
The lotion rubs in very easily and spreads over your skin well so you don't have to use too much of it, once it has been used the skin feels a little clammy for a few minutes but once worn off the skin is nice and smooth although the smooth feeling doesn't last for very long.
I would give this product 4 stars from 5 as it could smell stronger of cherries and the smooth feeling could last for longer but it is a decent product which smells nice and is easy to apply.
A little while ago the body shop had a sale on but not only did they have this sale but they also released a code which gave you 50% items, even those included in the sale. I thought I would take the opportunity to purchase some early Christmas presents for some people and I ordered a whole range of wild cherry products. One of the items I ordered was the wild cherry puree body lotion and when it arrived the bottle had leaked all over the box and although everything else was salvageable the body lotion had around a third missing so I decided to keep this for use myself and this is my review.
The wild cherry puree body lotion comes packaged in a clear tub which looks much like a hand wash in many respects with its pump at the top. On the front you have a label featuring the body shop logo, the product information and a picture of some juicy looking cherries. There is also some information about how the cherries are sourced for the product which is a nice little touch I think. The bottle is recyclable which you would expect from the body shop and the product should be used within twelve months of opening.
The actual body lotion is a lovely pink colour which you can see through the bottle. The bottle contains 250ml of the lotion and it cost me just £1.24 in the sale which I am sure you will agree is wonderful value!
Using the body lotion is really simple as you just pump it out through the hand pump at the top of the bottle. I find this a useful feature as some body lotions can be pour out and be a bit tricky to get the right amount. With this product I just pump a couple of pumps at a time so I don't really end up using too much. What I noticed first about the lotion was the gorgeous cherry scent that it has and I would certainly say that if you like cherry scents this will be one for you as it really is lovely. The lotion is quite thin but it is easy to rub in to the skin and although it feels quite wet at first this is only for a very short time and then it leaves lovely soft feeling skin. The scent lingers on the skin for a few hours too which is nice as it is a sweet and fresh scent which I personally think is nice.
What I like about this body lotion is that it is quite lightweight and is absorbed so easily by the skin. When I have a bath I do like to apply lotions afterwards but I hate that sometimes it feels like forever before I can get dressed! With this product it is not a problem and I like that. The product says it is for normal skin types and my skin is probably normal/dry on my body and it works well for me. Don't get me wrong, my skin doesn't feel quite as well treated as if I apply a heavy body butter but for me body butters are a more luxurious treat for skin anyway. For day to day use this puree body lotion is great and I would certainly recommend trying it should it be available in stores!
Thank you for reading my review!
I'm a real fan of beautiful toiletries and own rather too many products, as unfortunately, I simply cannot resist trying something new. There are a few brands that are real favourites of mine; one of which is The Body Shop whose body lotions and butters are what I would class as both luxurious and high quality. If you are familiar with their fragrances you will be aware that they produce a number of products that deliver the aroma of natural fruits, such as lemon, satsuma and the one I am discussing today, namely their Wild Cherry Puree Body Lotion.
I always love walking in through the doors of The Body Shop, as their displays are always so eye-catching and it is never a challenge to find the item you require. Their bottles, tubs and tubes are all so brightly coloured and what I favour which the majority of their products is that there are other toiletries in the same fragrance, so I am able to layer the scent to enable it to last much longer.
We are provided with 250 ml of body lotion in a transparent plastic container, which allows us to witness its' pale pink contents. I'm of the opinion that The Body Shop are spot on with the appearance of their packaging, as the product looks so inviting due to the images of juicy looking cherries located on the front of the bottle. We are informed that this is a lightweight body lotion and is suited to normal skin types. I've previously discussed the body butter belonging to the same range, which is a product I favour more in the evenings just before bed with the body lotion being more suited for use during the day.
When first purchased the dispensing unit is located in the locked position, so it simply needs to be twisted in a clockwise direction to open. Whilst the bottle can be relocked I tend to leave my permanently open, as the bottle is situated on the side of my bathroom sink and is readily available at all times, particularly as I frequently use it on my hands. Only a slight amount of pressure is necessary to pump the good consistency body lotion, which has the most stunning aroma. The lotion is easily applied to the skin and is fast absorbing and what I love about The Body Shop products is that they are non-greasy or sticky.
The lotion is extremely luxurious and leaves my skin feeling soft and silky smooth, as well as fully moisturised and it is simply perfect for that much needed pampering experience. However, due to it being a lotion as opposed to a cream or butter, it is lightweight and is not effective enough for repairing and softening extremely hardened skin, which may gather on the undersides of the feet. Consequently, I would recommend using a product specifically designed for removing hardened skin, such as a JML Ped Egg and to then apply the matching body butter, which is an intensive hydrating product. The lotion is suitable for daily use and I cannot report that I have suffered with any adverse effects, such as dryness or itchiness. At this point in my review I looked on The Body Shop website for a price for the product and was surprised to learn that this is a gel-based lotion, which they advise will deliver moisturisation for up to 12 hours.
As with the majority of the toiletries that I use there is an extremely lengthy list of ingredients with the most important being the Community Trade brazil nut oil, which has been sourced from Brazil as part of The Body Shop's fair trade programme, which guarantees that the workers receive fair wages for their products. The lotion should be used within 12 months of opening and the bottle can be recycled once empty.
The price of this lotion is excellent value for money, as at the time of writing (19 July 2011) you can purchase a 250 ml bottle in store for £3 as opposed to its' normal price of £8. The Body Shop has also reduced the cost of all of the other products within the same range, such as the Body Butter and Body Scrub. Consequently, such an excellent value and very effective product receives 5 stars from me, together with a huge recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Today I'm writing about the Wild Cherry Puree Body Lotion by The Body Shop.
I really like The Body Shop products! They usually smell fabulous, do wonders for my skin and are always good present for friends - almost everyone knows the brand and appreciates it! I also like the fact that they don't do animal testing and support projects similar to Fair Trade! L'Oréal may have bought the brand, but it as far as I could find out it hasn't changed a thing.
The products are even great for sensitive skin and well worth their money. They are available in almost every scent available. No matter if you want strawberry, lemon, olive or poppy seed - The Body Shop has it all.
I had a little 60ml bottle of this lotion. The bottle is see-through and made of plastic which can be recycled. I got the small bottle because I love trying out many different products instead of using the same one for a long time.
In English and French you can read the product's description on the front of the bottle. The lotion's name is given and it says that the lotion is slightly cooling and moisturizing. Below the description there is a picture of red cherries.
On the back of the bottle it is stated that Body Shop is against animal testing. It is also stated that the product contains brazil nut extract from the amazonas region as well as organic soy oil from Brazil. Both come from Community Trade projects.
The ingredients are also listed and the manufacturer's address is given.
The lotion is light pink and neither too solid nor too thin. It is easy to get it out of the bottle and applying it to your skin works well.
The lotion's scent is very fruity and sweet. I'm sure some people will find it to be too sweet, but I really like it. It really smells like cherries and the scent stays in your skin in a subtle but really nice way. People around me noticed the scent on my and really liked it! So if you're not totally up against sweet scents, you'll like this.
Effect on skin
I believe this lotion is really good for your skin. It moisturises well and makes the skin soft to the touch. I think that's all you could want from a good lotion. The skin stays moisturised for a long time, so you don't have to re-apply throughout the day.
The lotion was quickly absorbed by my skin and doesn't leave my legs sticky. I had the "Strawberry Puree Lotion" a while ago and it really left my skin feeling slightly sticky - but this one doesn't to it and I'm glad. I didn't really have the urge to wash my hands after applying.
How long will the bottle last?
I found this lotion to be pretty normal in it's lasting. I didn't need too much of it to moisturize arms and legs, but ti won't last you for ages. A 60ml bottle should be enough for applying it all over your body a few times.
Aqua, Glycine Soja Oil, Propanediol, Glycerin, Bertholletia Excelsa Nut Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Prunus Avium Seed Oil, Cyclomethicone, Parfum, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Benzophe.
Right now 250ml can be bought for just £3.00 at thebodyshop.co.uk, which is really cheap. Usually, it would cost you £8.00. Of course you can also get it at regular The Body Shop places.
I liked this lotion. It smells sweet and natural and wild cherry scent is just perfect for summer! I aso appreciate that The Body Shop does not do animal testing. The products are always really good for my skin and smell great and this one was no exception.