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This is a spray that aims to give you instant hydration and a healthy sheen to your skin.
Personally I found this to be more of a summer product for that instant hydration, cooling but for me it didn't add anything and I wouldn't buy it again because I felt this was more of just a way to make extra money/ gimmick than a benefit to a beauty regime.
This has a wonderful cocktail of jojoba oils, coconut oils, but this has vitamin E within it.
It feels like a mix of water and milk, the liquid is white and sinks in fast to your skin, the scent is lovely can't fault that at all, however that's it.
I didn't feel as though my skin became nourished or hydrated and I tried various amounts and waited for different periods of time but I didn't get a feeling this was benefitting my skin in any way.
It gave my skin a lovely sort of shimmer and sheen to the skin but that too faded fast.
I love this body spray from The Sanctury. I have the travel size which is 50ml but will be buying the larger size once this one has run out. The smaller size costs £2.50 from boots and the larger can be purchased directly from The Sanctury website for £6.50. The sanctuary products can often be found in multibuy offers in boots especially around this time of the year.
The spray is packaged in a clear plastic bottle with an orange spray top. The frosted label enables you to read the info whilst still being able to see the product inside which I think is a good design. The orange lid and writing make this easily recognisable as a product from the sanctuary range.
The oil itself is clear and has a lovely fragrance. It is difficult to describe but is a warm, comforting type smell. The oil contains vitamin E which is both conditioning for the skin and very good for helping to heal any scars / blemishes. It also contains a blend of moisturising jojoba and conditioning sweet almond oil.
The spray top dispenses the oil in a very fine mist making application to the skin very easy. It rubs in easily given that it is an oil and leaves an attractive sheen to the skin.
It feels very luxurious and deeply moisturising and leaves my skin feeling and smelling fantastic. I find myself noticing wafts of the fragrance for quite a few hours after application.
As somebody with naturally dry skin, I have been using this daily. For those without dry skin I would particularly recommend this for holidays where your skin will soak it up after a day in the sun.
I really can't find fault with it and will definitely be buying more in the future. I am therefore awarding it a 5 dooyoo rating.
~Body Moisture Spray~
This body spray is part of the Sanctuary Spa Daily Spa body care range. This range of products is quite extensive and you can choose from a whole selection of similar scented products.
This body spray is enriched with Vitamin E to nourish the skin. It also contains sweet almond oil and jojoba. It is important that you check before purchasing if you have allergies. Sanctuary Spa claim that this body spray is 'deeply moisturising' and can be sprayed on the go to keep skin refreshed and hydrated as well as a healthy sheen.
This body spray is available in two sizes - a regular size and a travel size. Each bottle is made of clear plastic with a frosted label and an orange spray cap. The design is simple and practical. I own the travel size bottle which can be recycled and has an 18 month shelf life from first use.
~Where To Buy~
You can currently purchase this body spray from www.boots.com and instore. The Boots website offers the 50ml size for £2.50. The 150ml size is available from www.sanctuary.com for £5.50 and the smaller size is £2.40.
I received my small bottle of this body spray as part of a Sanctuary Spa gift set. My Mum speaks highly of Sanctuary Spa products and I must admit that I have had mainly positive experiences with any of the products I have tried from this brand. My body spray is the perfect size for transporting in my handbag though I personally prefer to keep this at home as I find it more practical for using at home. I favour a regular body spray for when I am out and about but this is personal choice really.
This body spray is lovely to apply after drying off after a hot shower and I sometimes use it as a replacement for body butter or lotion as it is quick and easy to apply. The liquid itself looks like water inside the bottle and I haven't had any issues with it being dispensed effectively through the spray top. A quick push down on the spray top releases a beautifully fine mist of liquid on to my skin. Sanctuary Spa say that your skin should feel 'refreshed' but I find that this spray is so light on my skin that I don't notice any cool, refreshing benefits. The spray settles on my skin like a dry oil and needs to be gently rubbed over the skin to encourage it to absorb fully. I personally do not like rubbing this in to my skin as it feels weird because it is essentially an oil. I find that it leaves my fingers feeling funny and I need to wash them quickly after rubbing this spray in to my skin.
I normally apply this body spray to my arms, tummy and shoulder area. I find that with a very light rub, this body spray absorbs quickly in to my skin and leaves a healthy sheen behind. Whilst my fingers feel weird, the areas I have applied the body spray too feel incredibly soft and smooth. I apply this to my arms, tummy, legs and shoulder area and find that it hydrates my skin beautifully. It sinks in and deeply moisturises my dry skin leaving it feeling soothed and calm. The results are long lasting and are evident after 12 hours or so. This body spray has a pleasant smell which I associate with Sanctuary products. It is warm, sweet with a spicy undertone. It smells lovely on my skin and lasts for several hours. I find that this scent is perfect of the colder months and it matches the body lotion in the range so could be used as a layering scent.
I like this body spray as it leaves my skin looking, feeling and smelling great. As I said, I don't find it practical for applying 'on the go' as it needs rubbed in more than other body sprays that I use but it is perfect for using post-shower and I often apply it before bed to lock moisturise in to my skin. I find this spray to be of a high quality and it is very kind to my sensitive skin. It is effective at moisturising dry skin and can be used all over the body (excluding the face). It isn't a cheap product but 50ml lasts incredibly well due to how fine the mist is and how little is needed each time. I can highly recommend this body spray.
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The product I am reviewing is the Sanctuary Body Moisture Spray which gives skin instant hydration and a healthy sheen. The spray contains a carefully balanced blend of moisturising jojoba, conditioning sweet almond oil and anti-oxidant Vitamin E. The product claims to help protect and adds a healthy sheen to skin making it extremely soft and smooth. They claim that this product is also easily absorbed. I love trying out new products, especially beauty products and I often treat myself once a month to something new, normally a body lotion or butter. I have only ever used one product from The Sanctuary range and I was impressed which is why I decided to browse their range in my local Boots store. This Moisture Spray grabbed my attention as recently I have been using some beauty oil; how-ever this is rather expensive so I thought I would try this product which was a good £2-£3.00 cheaper. The moisture spray comes in a plastic bottle. The bottom half of the bottle which holds the spray is clear in colour and you can clearly see the clear oil inside the bottle. The lid to the bottle is orange in colour which is the colour theme of all The Sanctuary products. On the front of the bottle is states that the product is and what it contains. On the back of the bottle it tells you a bit about The Sanctuary products and about the moisture spray. You can also find a list of ingredients on the back of the bottle as well.
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I purchased this from my local Boots store for £5.50 which is for a 150ml bottle. You can also purchase this from the Boots website and from the Sanctuary website for the same price (excluding postage and packaging). The product also apparently comes in a handy travel size bottle as well.
Using the Product
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I always sue this type of product after a bath as I find that it helps to lock in moisture leaving skin feeling even more softer and smoother. On the back of the bottle it states to leave skin slightly damp when applying the product to help lock in even more moisture. I patted my skin with a towel as normal and got ready to apply the product. Before applying the product I would recommend putting a towel down on the floor as it can become rather slippery from using the spray. I held the bottle a good few inches away form my body and pressed the pump spray on the bottle. A fine mist of oil came out and landed on my skin. Although it doesn't state on the back of the bottle to rub the spray in, I decided to as I didn't want my skin to feel too greasy. The moisture spray felt smooth and soft against my skin and also felt quite oily so I ensured I didn't spray too much over my body. I continued to spray the product over my body (avoid the face) and rub it in using my hand. The spray has a nice, light scent to it which was quite pleasant. I can't really describe what the scent was but it was slightly perfumed. After applying the spray I needed to dry my hair so I thought this would give the product a good amount of time to sink into my skin. I dried my hair for a good 6 minutes before shutting off the hair-dryer and getting my trackies and vest on ready to lounge on the sofa. My skin still felt a little oily in some parts which is probably where I applied too much of the product. I waited for a few minutes before putting some trackies and a vest top on. The product had sunk into my arms and it was only my legs which still felt slightly oily so the trackies avoided me getting oil on my boyfriend's black leather sofa which I'm sure he wouldn't have appreciated. Just before going to bed, I actually felt my skin and noticed how soft the skin on my arms and shoulders felt. I was really impressed as how smooth my skin felt. I then decided to feel the skin on my legs and that too was extremely smooth and soft. I was really impressed with the results of the spray. The scent of the product couldn't be smelt on my skin anymore but my skin looked really healthy and radiant.
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I did have high hopes of this product when I purchased it due to this being a pricey but good quality brand, and also having good experience of some of their other products as well. Although the moisture spray took slightly longer than expected to sink into my skin, the waiting was well worth it as my skin felt extremely smooth and soft a few hours later and it also had a nice glow to it as well. In terms of value I know some people have complained about the price of this product because apparently the size of the bottle used to be much bigger for the same price, how-ever compared to other beauty oils I think this is quite good value as I have paid at least £8.00 for beauty oils which do just as a good job as this one does. There are a few downsides to this product which is that the bottle can get slightly greasy if using your hands to rub the spray in, so you may find that this needs wiping with a towel or wet cloth. I would also recommend waiting for the oil to sink into your skin properly before sitting down or getting into bed as this can cause some greasy marks to be left on furniture. I have found that the greasy marks wash out of the bed covers quite easily without having to use any extra products on it. I use this product at least 4-5 times a week and my skin feels and looks in much better condition as it did before. I would recommend this product to others.
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I first used this, sneakily, when I was house sitting for a friend. I noticed it sitting on her bathroom shelf and decided to give it a go. I'd never used a spray body lotion before, always opting for thicker, creamy lotions which I assumed would moisturise my skin better.
As soon as I sprayed this on and rubbed it into my skin (you don't need to rub it in, but I'm not a very patient person so can never be bothered to wait for it to dry naturally) I felt as though my skin was different.
It comes out looking quite oily, but once it's rubbed in it doesn't feel like that at all, and I always get dressed immediately after applying it and have never had any stains or marks on my clothes. And it smells heavenly! It's quite a musky fragrance, probably thanks to the jojoba oil, and I love it.
Despite it being a very light moisturiser I find it really works on my skin (even my elbows which tend to get quite dry), although my real problem areas are my heels and ankles and I still use a thicker, creamy body lotion on these areas. It leaves my skin feeling soft, moisturised and smelling delish!
So I've been buying this and using it as a daily spray after my shower ever since I "borrowed" some of my friends and it's on 3 for 2 in Boots often enough that I can stock up and always have some in reserve (although I notice they've now made the bottles about half an inch smaller but haven't adjusted the price accordingly...naughty!). I've since been tempted to try other Sanctuary products and been impressed by them too...see future reviews ;)
The only downside to this is that, as far as I know, it's only available from Boots or the actual Sanctuary Spa...but as Boots do it on 3 for 2 and you can get advantage points on it too that's not such a big deal for me.
This is another product I recieved in my christmas gift set and I couldnt wait to try it out. I have the small handy travel size bottle 50ml that is a spray bottle with a little see through cap you pull on and off. it is also a clear see through bottle that also has a clear liquid inside.
My impressions on the product design is that although its clear and simply done I love the way it looks as I seem to do with all their products.
The label on the front says sanctuary spa covent garden "body moisture spray"
it says: instantly hydrate and soften your skin with nourishing sweet almond, smoothering jojoba and protective vitamin E.
on the reverse of this bottle it states that it instanty nourises and conditions thirsty skin as they contain jojoba and vitamin E its quickly absorbed to leave skin hydrated, soft and glowing with a healthy sheen.
directions of use:
spray lightly on clean skin and smooth in gently for a speedy moisture boost. Do not use on the face. if it comes into contact with eyes rinse immediatly with clean water. Against animal testing. Again I feel this should be located on the front.
Ok so on a sad note as I went to retrieve this from my gift bag it came in I noticed the lid was off a nice scent on the bag lol so somehow this had come undone and leaked a bit. how im not sure when its a spray bottle but im now convinced the clear lid it has is not so good.
Anyway as I had already had a bath I sprayed this onto my neck, legs and wrists to hopefully make my skin look nice and clear and hydrated.
Instantly I noticed how oily and runny this was as it literally fell down my neck before I even had a chance to rub it in. This was quite annoying as I would quite liked it to of stayed put and just require a rubbing in. Anyway as I did rub it in it produced a nice healthy glow and a beautifull frgrance much like all santuary products. It did feel like my skin had been revived and kind of brought it to life again.
When I rubbed it into my legs I also had the running down my leg problem with it but it did rub in beautifully and produced the same results as my neck but it also helped with any dry patches I had to. which for me was a bonus.
I use about 6 squirts a time and apply any time of day/night to give my skin that extra boost. I think this will last me for few months even by using it everyday.
This is a great handy size to pop into your handbag if your travelling or out for the night and you can just get it out and spray to hydrate your skin at any time, works as a nice fragrant perfume to if you just want to freshen up at any point.
This spray (50ml) is only £2.40 and the bigger size which is 250ml is £5.87 which can all be found on their website at www.thesanctuary.co.uk where there is currently a 3 for 2 offer on this product.
I do find this to be a bit to oily really but I love everything else about it. It is similar to johnsons baby oil in terms of how the liquid actually is.
I think however I would still purchase this product again once I have run out as its just so handy and I cant get enough of the gorgeous smell, think im starting to get a slight addiction.
I will also reccomend this to others as it does do what it says but do be warned it is very runny and oily but the results are worth these few negatives.
I will therefore rate this 4 stars as I also feel the lid needs to be a bit more secure.
Sanctuary Body Moisture Spray, 250 ml - £5.99 (obviously this does vary)
I really like the Sanctuary range and find that every product I have tried (there's been a few!) is very effective in whatever it is designed to do. The Body Moisture Spray is no different; it claims to...
'Instantly hydrate and soften your skin with nourishing sweet almond, smoothing jojoba and protective vitamin E.'
I have to say that it really does soften and hydrate the skin. It is an oil spray, which does tend to work a lot better than a cream; the fact that it's a spray also helps as it is a lot less messy. You can spray a light mist onto the skin wherever it's needed, then just rub it in.
I know that some people swear by oil, but I never really liked it as it was just too messy and the greasy feel of your skin after use seemed to last for ages. The Sanctuary Body Moisture Spray has none of this, it sinks in really quickly and you end up feeling soft and moisturised, rather than greasy and slimy!
It also washes off your hands very easily after applying, so it really is quick and easy to use.
The spray has a lovely scent to it; it is a warm, comforting smell that leaves you feeling, and smelling, like you have just come out of a long hot bubble bath. It really is a treat, and feels like you have really pampered yourself!
Most people will apply something like this straight after coming out of the bath/shower; I do this, although as I am prone to dry skin, I tend to use it alone as well. If I notice my skin getting a little dry, I just rub a little of this into the area and within about 5 minutes it sinks in and I'm left with lovely soft skin again.
So, it does what it says on the bottle. It is also reasonably priced and lasts a very long time (as it's a spray you only use a tiny amount each time). I would therefore highly recommend it, and will award Sanctuary Body Moisture Spray... 5 stars!
I love the Sanctuary products, so was pleased to be given the Body Moisture Spray as a gift.
The spray comes in a 250ml bottle (although you can buy smaller, travel size versions).
The bottle is about 10 inches tall and 2 inches in diameter. It is made of clear plastic with the Sanctuary logo on the front.
The back of the bottle tells you a bit about the Sanctuary Day Spa in London's Covent Garden, lists the product ingredients and has directions for use.
The top of the bottle has a large clip on cap, which you remove to reveal an orange pump spray dispenser.
The oil is clear in colour and sprays as a fine mist. I use it immediately after the shower. You gently massage the oil into your skin and within a couple of minutes it is completely absorbed - so no greasy surface residue.
The spray smells lovely. The typical Sanctuary sweet and slightly spicey aroma. It contains Vitamin E to "soothe and soften" and I find it does help spray a bit of life back into stressed areas of skin.
I love that this spray moisturises, without having to smother gloopy cream all over yourself. It's a great way to moisturise on the go, when you haven't got time to mess around with cream and wait for it to sink in before getting dressed.
The 250ml spray retails at £5.49, which I think is quite reasonable as it lasts for ages, even with regular use.
I bought this a few months ago with the body wash so I could get a gift set thing. I've been looking for something to moisturise my legs in particular for ages. I'm too lazy to rub creams in, I probably shouldn't be SO lazy, but I am. So when I found this, from one of my favourite brands, in a pump spray bottle, I was happy!
When it came to using it I was impressed, you just spray it and rub it in! Simple as that. It can be a little bit oily, obviously, but it smells so nice! And if you don't put clothes on straight away then it sinks into your skin and leaves you lovely and soft.
Like I said, i've had it for a few months and I still have just under half the bottle left. Its just over £5 and well worth the money! Recommended.
Body Moisture Spray
I am a really big fan of the sanctuary ranges, especially the spa essentials range. i have used the spa essentials body butter, shower gel, body lotion and body scrub (See my previous reviews) and they are all so nice and luxurious to use, and when I saw this product I thought it would be really good too but I found to be quite average, which was disappointing as all of the other sanctuary products that I have tried are really good.
It is in a clear see though bottle with the simple plain design as the other products in the range. I have the smaller 50ml/ 1.6 fl oz bottle which has lasted ages - I have had it about a year and it still has some left in it.
It contains sweet almond, jojoba and vitamin E and it smells quite nice - a bit less pungent as the other products such as the body lotion but it is still nice. It is in a spray bottle and for me in one spray it sprays out way too much product and it leaves my skin really quite greasy afterwards which is not very nice but it also leaves my skin so soft!
*Hydrates and smoothes my skin
*Really really softens my skin so much
*Comes in a smaller 50ml bottles which is £2.29 on their website and it also comes in a 250ml bottle which is £5.49 from their website
*You can buy them from boots or from their site
*It smells really nice like the other products in the range
*It can leave my skin a bit greasy for a while even though it feels like it is fully absorbed
*Good high quality natural ingredients
Thank you for reading my review
I was nosing around our local Boots the other day when I noticed this Sanctuary Body Moisture Spray - £2.45 for 50ml - but so pleased to see it in the next-door charity shop for just 60p (new). It looked so nice in the see-through bottle with the distinctive bright orange lid & stylish writing tat I felt I just had to try it.
I've received quite a few Sancturay products as presents over the years & have generally been pleased with the results I've got - but I'll never buy this spray again however cheap it is!!
I have quite dry skin ,especially at this time of year, so usually use moisturising cream/lotion so I though using a spray with vitamin E, jojoba & sweet almond oil would make a nice change. However, I really think it should be described as a body oil rather than a moisture spray. Why? - because it's so oily & it's like putting fragranced olive oil onto the body.
However much I tried to work this into my skin it just seemed to 'sit' on the surface & however much I washed my hands after using I still had oily/ greasy palms.
The other thing I didn't like was the smell although I generally love the fragrance of both jojoba & sweet almond. You know the sort of fragrance that gives you a headache? well, this did it for me I'm afraid & I thought it far too strong.
I'm aware that we all have different types of skin & different 'noses' for fragrances but this isn't for me. It must be popular as it wouldn't still be on sale & in its favour I have to say it may work well as a massge oil, it's nicely packaged & the pump action works well - unfortunately I won't be pumping out any more of this.
I first used Sanctuary products when I received them as a gift. My favourite has to be the Body Moisture Spray. It contains sweet almond oil, jojoba and vitamin E to smooth and moisturise the skin. It comes in a clear bottle with the standard Sanctuary name and logo on the front, a clear lid which underneith contains a pump spray. I like the fact it is in a spray as I find it economical, it comes out in an even spray which stops you putting too much on. I have used moisturisers in the past that feel quite cold to apply, however this is quite warming as you rub the oil into your body. It absorbs really well and does not leave your skin feeling greasy just nice and smooth.
Thehe scent is gentle and not at all overpowering.
I always make sure I replace mine before it runs out as I find the smell and texture of it quite soothing and its lovely to apply before bed.
I pay £5.50 for it from Boots which is more then some other products out there, its a mid range price but for a high quality product.
At the moment Boots are selling Sanctuary products three for the price of two so if you stock up it does make it a bit cheaper
Expect a lot of Sanctuary reviews in the future as I have an addiction to their products to the detriment of my bank balance. This is a particular favourite.
Designed to "Instantly hydrate and soften your skin" this light oil spray comes in a clear plastic bottle with the trademark orange lid. They need make no sing and dance about their products because they and we know they are so good. These products are not tested on animals for those animal lovers out there that want pampering.
This gorgeously scented oil spray has the nourishing benefits of jojoba, vitamin E and sweet almond oil so it is very good for your skin. It isn't heavy like many dry oil sprays can be and can be misted onto the skin or like me (a person who doesn't want to waste a molecule) you can spray it into the balm of your hand and rub it into the skin. Used in the latter way it would also make an incredible body massage oil for those more romantic couples out there.
The scent of this oil is hard to describe really, it smells very nature - not fake even slightly. It's also a rather sweet yet spicy smell, and smells rather oriental to me. This scent lingers on the skin for hours and hours so if you don't feel like wearing perfume you don't have to - this works as one fantastically, you will get compliments on the scent and people will want to get closer to you.
Now to its claims of softening and hydrating the skin, they are indeed true. I suffer from dry skin and occasional eczema and this has kept my skin moisturised better than many lotions I have tried. After a bath or shower this is a luxurious way to lock moisture into the skin. It absorbs in quickly leaving a small amount of residue on the skin which you could blot off with a towel but I leave as it gives a sexy sheen to the skin whether pale or bronzed. I also spray a little on to exposed skin before going out at night as it highlights your skin whilst scenting it and looking after it.
This product costs £4.95 (or at least it did when I last bought it) so it pretty pricey compared to other cheaper options (like baby oil) but this is worth the money, it feels lighter, smells better and just makes you feel more special. If you want to stretch your pennies hold out for the 1/3 off offers or the spend a certain amount get a gift bag of minutes offers that crop up a few times a year. In doing this you can make it a part of your routine without going broke, especially as if you only use the oil 2-3 times a week without being overly generous a bottle should last about 3 months.
If you're still unsure this product is for you they also sell a minute version for travel purposes in Boots for the smaller sum of £2.45 - of course you are getting a lot less for only half the price but if you're still deciding it may be worth it if you're tired of buying full-sizes to just discard. Of course, if you buy the full size and hate it I'll happily take it off your hands (wink wink)! But I don't think that will happen!
Perhaps Cassandra in Doctor Who should have used this product, she was always asking her servents to moisturise her - not that it did her any good, this woulld have been more long-lasting than whatever they were spraying on her.
As with many people, I first discovered Sanctuary through a gift set of products, which included this Body Moisture Spray. After finishing that small, travel sized bottle, I bought a full sized, 250ml from Boots since it was on offer. The Sanctuary is quite a well known brand, first established about thirty years ago in London's Covent Garden. Now, in the twenty first century, the company still claims to hold its values of products designed to relax and replenish. Not being lucky enough myself to have frequented the Sanctuary Spa, I think that these little products are a great way of having a bit of indulgence at home.
The bottle is tall and slim with the classic splashes of orange, the Sanctuary's signiture colour. Although clear, the bottle is covered with a frosted label which bares all the information, the logo and the fancy description: "Relax and indulge your body with Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E to nourish and soothe your skin". The lid is also frosted, with the logo on top, and covers an orange, pump action spray.
In my opinion the smell is probably like marmite, in the fact that you'll either love it or hate it. Personally I love the sweet smell, though it can get quite sickly even for me if used all over the body. The label claims that it leaves your skin 'delicately fragranced', however it is much stronger than that. The almonds and the jojoba oils are definately the main elements of the aroma.
As recommended on the bottle, I find that it works best when used after showering or bathing. After spraying onto your skin, I generally only do my legs, it is essential to act fast. Unless you have the reaction times of a cobra, then I would advise only spraying once and then rubbing in and repeating otherwise it has a tendancy to run down (as a plus, my feet are very soft now!). It has the consistancy, and the feel, of a light oil which can leave you looking as if you are about to be deep fat fried.
If used sparingly then it does work very well for me, leaving my skin very soft and moisturised, though I have a friend with very dry skin who complains that it doesn't help her at all. I would say that this is good for people with 'normal' skin (ie. not oily or dry) as it could make the problem worse.
Also I would recommend only putting on at night since it doesn't absorb very quickly into the skin and has caused me a lot of problems on a rushed morning when trying to put on tights! By using at night, you also don't have to smell it for too long though your sheets may become a little greasy (wear long pjs?).
Overall I would recommend this product to people with type 'normal' skin and possibly used in conjunction with a fake tanning product afterwards on the ankles and knees to avoid blotchiness. If a sweet smell is not up your street, this is definately not the product for you. It works well for me but the advantages only slightly outweight the downsides so I would only buy if it was on offer (being about £5.50 for a 250ml bottle - does last quite a while though). If you are new to Sanctuary or this product and would like to try it then I would advise buying the 50ml travel bottle for £2.20 (prices correct as of publishing date).
For my birthday I received a lovely bag of Sanctuary goodies, and I'm going to be working my way through reviewing them. Pretty slowly, actually, because this product I'm reviewing today isn't one of the gifts, but something I bought today on a whim to add to my collection, as I adore the scent of their "Spa Essentials" range.
If you're unfamiliar with Sanctuary, they're a chain of spas as well as being an indulgent, yet pretty affordable, bath and body brand found at Boots. They have several ranges, and the product I am reviewing today is from the "Spa Essentials" range, which focuses less on fancy packaging and more on delivering products which work.
I'd never tried a moisturising spray before, and was a bit dubious, but after spritzing a squirt onto my arm and getting a whiff, I figured it wouldn't hurt to try a travel size. The scent, the same as others in this range, is gorgeous, light and sweet without being overly feminine or floral-smelling.
This is a lightweight alternative to using a lotion or body butter (Sanctuary's in this range, by the way, is excellent) and definitely a useful item to have in your bag if you're planning to bare your legs this summer. I spritzed a couple of sprays onto each leg and rubbed it in. At first I was concerned that it did feel a bit greasy, but it very soon sank in and left such a sheen that it would rival any girl on a Venus ad!
My hands did feel quite slick after rubbing it in, and I did have to wash my hands. I don't like having to do this with moisturisers so this is a bit of a thumbs down, but I suppose it does have oils, including sweet almond and jojoba, in the ingredients.
The scent on the skin is long-lasting, and my legs feel smooth and soft, however I don't think this spray beats a good lotion. While my skin does feel like it has benefited, I can't help feeling it's not as "deep down" an effect as non-spray moisturisers. If that makes any sense whatsoever! The sheen is a plus, and it's handy size means I will be able to carry it around and apply more conveniently when on holiday, etc, but I can't find anything this does significantly better than other products to warrant a repurchase. Fortunately it seems a little will go a very long way, so I would probably recommend trying out the 50ml sample size (£2.20) before opting for a larger bottle (250ml - £5.33).
Not for me, but the scent is so nice maybe I can just use it as a perfume!!
A light essence which contains Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E, which aims to nourish and soothe the skin / Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E soften and soothe, leaving your skin glowing and fragranced /