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      21.04.2013 23:19
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      Anothrt amazing product from the Spa range - a 10/10 luxury product

      =Sanctuary Spa - Mande Lular Sensuous Body Soufflé=
      Sanctuary products originated from the Sanctuary Spa in Convent Garden, and Boots, both in store and on-line.
      =Original=
      The original range has the Orange top, but Sanctuary has introduced additional ranges, which are lush, and these have the colours of the lids and designs of the labels to match that range.
      =Mande Lular Sensuous Body Soufflé=
      This was part of a Christmas present from my daughter, she had been hitting the 3 4 2 range and buying me a selection of the products. This one was the 50ml size pot.
      =Price and Availability=
      This was the 50ml size, I think it worked out as £2 when the 3 4 2 had been taken into account, (as I had 3 pots the same size), it is also available in a 475ml container for £10.
      =Packaging=
      This is a small plastic pot, clear in colour in the base, but with a purple top, (signifies the range), and the stick is very exotic in pattern, this main label has the name of the product. On the bottom are 2 stickers, which contain all the information about the product, but you would need a magnifying glass to read this.

      =The Soufflé=
      The lotion is white, and the time and effort does show with this product, it is whipped and is in fine peaks. It has an exotic feel, I close my eyes and feel like I'm in a spice market, with all exotic smells coming to me. There is also Shea butter and Vitamin E in the lotion, which are products that are good for the skin.

      =To Use=
      Once I had a shower, I applied this soufflé, it lasted a few occasions, a little went a long way, it was easily absorbed into my skin, it had a non greasy feel, and I felt like I was walking on air.
      =Treat=
      I know this range maybe more expensive than some other brands, but the quality is excellent, a little goes a long way, and for me I like a treat and that is my toiletries


      =Would I buy again=
      Yes, yes, yes. I think this is beautiful exotic soufflé and makes me feel like a million dollars.

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      07.03.2013 10:24
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      a warm, luxurious treat for my skin

      ~Mande Lular Sensuous Body Souffle~

      This body souffle is part of the Sanctuary Spa range of beauty products. Sanctuary claim that this body souffle will deeply moisturise and beautify your skin. It contains vitamin E, shea butter and soothing chamomile amongst its ingredients. This product has not been tested on animals.

      As well as leaving skin beautifully soft, the Mande Lular body souffle will leave it scented with an exotic spice aroma. If you wish to layer the scent, you can also purchase a body scrub, bath creme and a shower foam in the same range.

      ~Packaging~

      The full sized product is presented in a chunky, round tub which is made of good quality plastic. It is a very simple design but practical. The tub features a screw top lid. The tub can be recycled and this product has a 12month shelf life from first opening.

      ~Price and Availability~

      A 475ml tub of Mande Lular is available from Boots priced at £10.50. It is currently part of a '3 for 2' offer. A smaller sized, 150ml tub is available as part of various gift sets. At the moment, there is a treatment gift set available from Boots priced at £12.50.

      ~My Thoughts~

      I am quickly becoming a fan of Sanctuary Spa products. My Mum really loves them and often receives more than she could ever use through gifts. We often swap beauty products and at the start of this year, we swapped a few things. I ended up with a gift size (150ml) tub of Mande Lular and I have been left wondering why I have never tried this delightful product before!

      I have dry, sensitive skin which requires daily moisturising to be comfortable. I favour scented body treatments (lotions, butters etc) and use this body souffle regularly. It is quite expensive but you do get a lot of your money. I would recommend the gift sets as they usually have a few different products in the same range to try and aren't overlly expensive in my opinion.

      ~A Non-Edible Souffle!~

      Inside the tub, a rich, creamy looking souffle is evident. The souffle is very thick in consistency but will move around if the tub is tipped up a little. I think it looks like a high quality ice cream that has just started to melt - very appealing! I find this souffle to be very pleasant to use and it is quite luxurious. The souffle has an almost sponge like consistency and very little is needed per use as it spreads exceptionally well. I normally just scoop a small blob and rub it across my skin. The souffle is very creamy on my skin and almost melts in with very hardly any effort on my part. A cooling and soothing sensation is instantly noticeable and I find that this souffle is very soothing for when my skin is feeling a little uncomfortable.

      The souffle soaks right into my skin and I find it to be highly effective at moisturising my skin. It works a treat on the dry areas around my knees and elbows. It softens and smoothens every part of my body and a leaves my skin feeling like it as a powdery veil on top. My skin feels like it has been given a deep down, moisturising treat each time I use it and I really do appreciate the way it leaves my skin feeling comfortable. It is a true treat for neglected skin and doesn't leave my skin feeling clogged up with product. It is incredibly gentle too and I have experienced no irritation. My skin feels moisturised for most of the day.

      Scent wise, I love the smell of this body souffle but wouldn't say that everyone would like it. It smells different from what I would expect based on the packaging. The exotic spice scent is absolutely gorgeous. It is very 'Sanctuary Spa' in my opinion and is perfectly suited to the colder months. The aroma is natural smelling and there is a pleasant blend of fragrant spices mixed together - I would say ginger and light cinnamon are definitely there and mixed with a faint sweetness. It is quite a strong smell when the souffle is in the tub but simply smells warm and delicately spicy when on the skin. It is a relaxed, comforting scent in my opinion. The scent lasts a good 6 or 7 hours which I find excellent. Whilst this product is likely to appeal to women, the scent isn't gender neutral in my opinion.

      ~Conclusion~

      Okay, this isn't a cheap product but it smells divine and gives my skin a really good, pampering treat. I find it pleasant to use after a hot shower as it cools my skin and leaves it feeling great and smelling even better. It is a very simple product to use and because it soaks in quickly, I don't need to set aside much time to apply it.

      I chose this souffle from my overgrowing collection of body treatments a few times a week and my 150ml tub is lasting well so it does represented great value for money in the long run. Highly recommend this product.

      Thanks for reading :)

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        15.07.2012 21:14
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        Gorgeous body moisturiser

        My husband always complains about the amount of stuff I take on holiday so when we went away recently I stocked up on travel size bath and body products. It didn't really work as we still managed to fill the boot and back seat with luggage, but I tried!

        I haven't tried many Sanctuary products but was attracted by the name of this one as Mande Lular Sensuous Body Soufflé certainly conjures up an image of something exotic and luxurious and as it cost less than a fiver and was on 3 for 2 , I didn't think I had much to lose if I hated it.

        Sanctuary is a famous spa , which I haven't tried personally but it is a luxury spa so I expected this to be a luxury product and I wasn't disappointed.

        Having googled Mande Lular apparently it is an Indonesian ritual done as part of a massage, so quite an appropriate name for a body moisturiser.

        Packaging
        I bought a 50ml size, which comes in a plastic pot with a screw off lid. It is quite minimal with just the name of the product on the pot as all the ingredients and directions are on 2 peel off stickers on the bottom of the pot. I have no idea what they say as I think the Hubble telescope would be needed to read them as they are so small.

        The Product
        It is white light and looks like it has been whipped as it forms soft peaks when you take some out. It really is a gorgeous consistency and it smells divine. I can't quite pinpoint a particular scent, but it is exotic and spicy with a hint of floral. I looked up the ingredients and it contains chamomile and other flower extracts but none that I really recognise.
        It also contains Shea butter and Vitamin E, plus a range of ingredients that don't sound natural and include parabens.

        What Do I Think?
        I love this and will definitely buy it again. I love the sent which is spicy and lasts quite a while after application but is not heavy. It is easy to apply and absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling softer and nourished plus looking better.
        Soufflé is definitely an apt name for this product as it looks and feels light and delicious. It is a real treat and feels and smells like a luxury product.

        We holidayed on the East Coast and had mixed weather. On a particularly bad day when the weather was monsoon like and after getting thoroughly drenched I finished off a long soak in the bath with this body soufflé and I really felt thoroughly pampered.

        Price
        I bought mine from Boots on a 3 for 2 offer in a 50ml travel size for £2 or £3. Full size is £10.50 for 475ml which is much better value and now that I know I like it I will buy a full size.

        A divine product that receives 5 stars from me

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          19.02.2012 16:59
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          An indulgent treat to nourish and moisturise your skin.

          At Christmas time, I received a lovely Christmas Stocking with some yummy treats inside it, some of which were edible, although others were in the way of some gorgeous toiletries from the well-known "Sanctuary Spa" range of toiletries and cosmetics.

          One of the items from the range was a 150ml tub of "Sensuous Body Soufflé" which is a product from the "Sanctuary Spa Mande Lular" range. I believe that the product is available to buy from larger branches of Boots, or online at www.boots.com, although it only appears to be available in one size, a 475ml tub which is quite expensive, costing around £10. Alternatively, there is a website for the company which you can find at www.thesanctuary.co.uk, where there are two sizes of the product available to buy, namely the large 475ml tub (costing £9.50 & postage costs) or a travel-sized 50ml tub, which costs £2.40 & postage costs. (Info correct as @ February 2012). The 150ml tub of product that I have seems to be more difficult to come by, but I have seen it for sale on eBay.

          The packaging for the product has a fairly simplistic, basic look to it, and I must confess that this is something I have found is the case with most other products from the Sanctuary Spa range that I have tried to date. Comprising of a plain white tub that is made of plastic, it has a slightly 'frosted' look to it which is slightly more inspiring than a plain white plastic tub. The lid on the tub can be screwed on and off easily, and there is an attractive label on the top of the tub's lid. I certainly wouldn't say there is anything too innovative about the packaging, and it has a distinctly 'average' image, in my opinion.

          As soon as I remove the screw-off lid from the tub, I can see the thick white body cream that lies inside looks to be quite luxurious and thick. It has a glossy look to it, and looks to be very soft. Experience with using products from the Sanctuary Spa range has taught me that in most cases, a little product tends to go a long way, and the Mande Lular Body Soufflé is certainly no exception to this. A mere fingertip-coating amount of the product will easily suffice to fully moisturise my whole upper arm and shoulder, for example. Hopefully this will give a good idea of the thickness of the cream, which really seems to make a difference to its ability to be spread and rubbed into the skin. The Body Soufflé feels deliciously light when it is being applied on my skin, and it makes other body creams and moisturisers feel too 'dense' in comparison.

          Absorption of this product seems to be extremely easy, which to me is another sign of a good-quality product. In mere moments, the product seems to 'sink' into my skin surprisingly quickly, given its thick consistency. There is no greasy or 'heavy' residue left behind and instead my skin is left feeling extremely soft and quite nourished.

          In my opinion, the smell of the Mande Lular Body Soufflé however, is its most redeeming feature by far. I can see from the product's label that the product is "A hedonistic cocktail of soothing chamomile, moisturising vitamin E and exotic spices to moisturise deeply and beautify your skin", and I will admit to agreeing with every single part of this statement.

          The aroma of the product is one that is extremely noticeable even as I remove the lid from the tub and I find it is quite fruity in its initial tones. Smelling slightly of coconut to begin with, the fruity tones subside quite quickly when I begin to massage the thick cream into my skin, giving way to quite a heavily 'spiced' undertone that quickly overtakes the initial fruitiness. This spiced accent remains in the aroma for the duration of the application process, and it is the fragrance that is left behind for quite a long time afterwards, being extremely noticeable and highly fragrant.

          I find too that the aroma of the Mande Lular Soufflé feels quite mature and grown-up to me, and is not something that I would think of being appealing to young girls or teenagers. The initially 'veiled' spiced fragrance is one that I find feels very 'warming' to use and it almost feels like the product is one aimed at providing the user with a calming or soothing effect. I find too that this fragrance is perfectly suited to the winter months, thanks to it's warm, spicy scent and it's feeling of sheer luxury without feeling heavy on the skin. That said, I wouldn't rule out using it in the summer months as it feels quite uplifting too.

          I have noticed no ill-effects from using the product on my sensitive skin, nor have I noticed any aggravation to the sensitive patches of eczema I have, that can flare up from time to time. Quite the opposite is true, and I feel that the Mande Lular Soufflé is a very gentle product to use - and one with an almost 'nourishing' quality to it - so my easily-aggravated skin has not suffered in the slightest. In actual fact I feel that my thirsty skin has been 'quenched' somewhat, as the familiar 'tight' feeling I so regularly experience when it comes to using new products has not appeared, and my skin feels so beautifully soft and nourished after the product has been used.

          All in all, I am completely convinced of the product's performance and it is most definitely a product that I will buy again. I feel that the higher-than-average price tag is completely justified with this product as it feels so indulgent, luxurious and completely nourishing to use.

          There is a small range of products available from Sanctuary Spa's "Mande Lular" range and I personally love the 'Soufflé' which I am reviewing here, and the matching 'Bath Creme' which I reviewed recently. The products seem to work in perfect harmony with each other, allowing for an indulgent bath-time experience.

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            24.07.2011 19:13
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            A lovely moisturiser that can transform skin.

            I have tried a few Sanctuary products in the past. They are widely available at Boots's chemist stores and I also seem to end up getting lots of Sanctuary themed presents too. Until recently though I had never tried this 'body souffle'. I managed to win this on a raffle stall and it came as a three pack with two Sanctuary Body butters. I'm enjoying using them all and they are doing a great job at rehydrating my skin in these summer months.

            This product is actually usually sold as a 475ml sized tub. Since mine was part of a gift set it is only 150mls or 5fl.oz sized but even this is quite a generous size in my opinion. When I first looked at this I found it difficult to read the text on the label. It seems to read like one word 'mandelular' but according to the brand this should be read as 'Mande Lular'. The product is described as a body souffle and is included in their body moisturiser range. To me, the idea of a souffle moisturiser conjures up images of a lightly whipped and airy moisturiser, something a bit gooey and stiff. The packaging on the product brings to mind something mildly exotic as the dreamy font and picture of spicy yellow petals makes me think of India, desert heat and riches.

            Sanctuary describe this as a "sensuous Indonesian Spa treatment' which contains vitamin E and 'exotic spices'. They say the cream has 'antioxidant' qualities. On the label on the bottom of the tub they wax lyrical even more and call this a 'hedonistic cocktail'. They talk up the fact that this cream contains chamomile, which soothes skin and vitamin E, which can help restore skin's health. Full ingredients are listed on the label and they also contain horse chestnut and Arnica flower.

            I find the packaging to be well designed. It's a sturdy, heavy plastic tub whose lid is easy to screw on and off. It stays tight and I would say there is no danger of cracking the tub if you accidentally drop it.

            The product looks like a peach yoghurt when you take the lid off the tub. The cream actually has added yellow colouring to it so it looks faintly orangey. It has a glossy appearance. You can pick up the tub and turn it upside down and the cream won't budge and won't drip.

            You can use this souffle on all parts of your body except your face, although it does not actually state anywhere on the label NOT to use it on your face. I know some Sanctuary products contain ginger and aren't particularly nice on sensitive areas of the body but I've found this souffle to be suitable for all areas. I can apply it straight after shaving or on areas of slightly dry or irritated skin.

            In terms of handling, the souffle is a bit runnier than the Kyphi and original Sanctuary body butters than I recieved in my pack. It is slightly sloppy when I stick my warm fingers into the substance and I feel it might start to drip and rub if I don't rub it in quickly. It's easy to work into the skin - it turns into silky ribbons when I pull my fingers over it and my skin just seems to drink it up. A little smudge of this goes a long way.

            It makes my skin look very different immediately. My skin looks like it has a golden, healthy glow. It also feels so much better. It makes my skin feel smooth and touchable and it's exactly the skin I want to show off to the world!

            The fragrance of the souffle is okay, but I like it less than other Sanctuary products. I'd describe it as very mildly spicy. Something like burnt toffee with cinnamon sprinkles. When I work the product into my skin though it smells a little differently with that spice element becoming more obvious. It's a fragrance that is suitable for women only and for women of all ages.

            The effects of the souffle are long lasting but I like to apply this after bathing, prior to going out somewhere special and before I go to bed.

            This is a very good product and I would definitely reccommend it to anyone looking for a good moisturiser. My only concern would be that the mildly spicy scent of the product may not be to everyone's taste. It's also a bit on the pricey side and is marked as being £10.20 for 475mls on the company's own website and on Boots online. I am reducing a star in my rating of the product because I feel it's slightly over-priced and because the scent is not as nice as the body butters I'm using from the same range.

            You can find out more about this product and see the rest of the range at:

            www.thesanctuary.co.uk

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            10.05.2011 16:22
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            Worth a try for the right price.

            I'm a girl with traditions, one of which is venturing through the maddening crowds on Boxing Day every year to the biggest Boots store I can find and ransacking their left over Christmas Goodies that have been reduced by 50%+. You'd be amazed at how much is 'left over'! I have a theory that they keep some stock back and only put it out Christmas Eve / Boxing Day purely for the sales crowds, and there are many fantastic bargains to be had.

            I am a huge fan of The Sanctuary range but not a fan of their usual prices, hence my Boxing Day Boots raid. Why pay full price when you can get it for half? The Christmas gift sets they put together are a great way to try out other products in the range without splashing out lavishly on something you might not find so lavish. I picked up a few different sets, one being a moisturizer set which should have cost me £12, I got for £6. It contained 3 150ml plastic pots of Sanctuary Soufflés, one of which being Mande Lular, "A sensuous Indonesian spa treatment with antioxidant vitamin E and exotic spices".

            Take time to yourself.

            I've got into the daily habit of body brushing and moisturizing and over the last 18 months I have noticed a tremendous difference to my skin when using certain brands. Sanctuary is one of these 'look at my lovely skin' brands so I did not have a second thought in trying Mande Lular. "A hedonistic cocktail of soothing chamomile", its fragrance was very strong and lingered on my skin for quite some time. You can definatly smell something 'exotic' in it, but in a light, refreshing sort of way. As I did not mind the smell, I did not mind it lingering on my skin, until I realized that as the day went on, it became rather pungent and 'stale'. I thought I must have just got a bit sweaty that day, but then the next, the next and the next, by about mid afternoon my skin didn't smell so great. Now I do not think it was a noticeable, 'she smells' kind of smell, but it made me very self conscious. Different products react differently with people's skin, I know a few people who have used this and have never experienced a 'stale' smell so maybe it is just me?

            As for the moisturizer itself, it is very creamy in texture and thick. A little does not go a long way and it can take a bit more time and work to rub in (not ideal when you are rushing out to work in the morning). If it does not entirely soak in, you clothes feel as though they are clinging to you and your skin feels like there is a thick film layer across the top of it. If you have the time to stand and let it soak in then it does leave you skin feeling very well fed and nourished. Nevertheless, we do not always have those extra few minutes.

            My skin did look healthier and visible smoother after using this product but out of the ones in the Sanctuary range I have tried, this did not make it only my list of favorites. The smell just was not right for me. The 150ml pot lasted me around 2 months, which is not bad, but I did not use it as often as I normally would have. In Boots, a 50ml pot will set you back £2.50 which I think is a bit much, for £10 you can get 475ml which is better value for money. Keep an eye out for their 3 for 2 offers and consider giving it a whirl! It might like your skin better than it liked mine!

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              16.12.2010 22:22
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              Good value but quite pricey

              This Moisturizing Body Soufflé is made by Sanctuary and is in their Mande Lular Range. I got this firstly as a gift in a large sanctuary bundle, and then I received a smaller pot after having a reaction to the body lotion. There are two sizes, 50ml and 150ml which will both last a long time!

              What they Say?

              Recreate the indulgent benefits of the spa treatment at home with The Sanctuary Mande Lular Sensuous Body Soufflé. The Sanctuary Mande Lular Sensuous Body Soufflé contains a hedonistic cocktail of soothing chamomile, moisturising vitamin E and exotic spices to moisturise deeply and beautify your skin. It is the ultimate indulgent and nourishing skin treat.

              What I think?

              This is a very creamy, moisturising treat for your skin. A pink, cream colour, the body soufflé is fairly thick in texture but when you apply it to your skin it sinks in and is very light. It comes in a plastic tub with a screw on lid. The labels have the sanctuary logo and then the Mande Lular logo. A 50ml tub costs £2.20 and a 150 ml tub costs about £6 I think. It smells very spicy and you can definitely smell the chamomile.


              Would I Recommend?


              I think that I will probably use this as a moisturiser until it runs out but then use it as a treat only because it would get quite expensive so will probably buy this as a one off product.

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              Lurrrrvely!

              Absolutely ages ago I got a little gift set containing four sanctuary body moisturisers. I used one of them and for some reason the rest were relegated to the back of a drawer. I came across them recently and decided to get them used up. I chose to use Mande Lular first as I really liked the scent of it.

              Mande Lular is described as a 'sensuous body soufflé'. The Sanctuary (which is a spa in Covent Garden if you're not familiar) say that it contains a 'hedonistic cocktail' of chamomile, vitamin E and exotic spices to moisturise deeply and beautify the skin.

              I do have dry, eczema prone skin myself, so I do need to try hard to keep it moisturised as it becomes tight feeling and unsightly looking when it gets too dry.

              The product is packaged in a plastic tub with a screw top lid and a white and orange label which is fairly plain and not too fussy.

              The smell of this product is what makes it for me. If you have used any of the other 'original' Sanctuary products you will probably be familiar with the scent because they're all very similar. It has a very soft orange smell to it, but with a spicy, almost gingery undertone which gives it warmth. Despite the spicy tones it's quite a feminine smell and also quite unusual. Also, I know sometimes when I think of spicy scents I think of winter or Christmas, but this fragrance is so light I think it could be worn any time of the year.

              You use this like any other body lotion and simply rub it into the skin to moisturise. It's quite a glossy cream and is surprisingly light feeling. I suppose I should have guessed that it would be light from the fact it is referred to as a body soufflé rather than a body butter or lotion. It spreads over the skin easily and I've found that you don't need to use loads at once, as a little goes a long way, making this more economical.

              What I absolutely love about this product is that it sinks into the skin really quickly. I hate lotions or creams that make my skin feel sticky, or that take so long to absorb I have to wait before I can get dressed, so this product is perfect for me as there is no stickiness or tackiness left on the skin at all.

              I find this to be very effective at moisturising and it effectively moisturises even areas which are particularly prone to dryness such as the elbows and knees.

              The scent of this product is quite noticeable when it's being worn, but is not overpowering or sickly in any way.

              Mande Lular body soufflé can be purchased from Boots. It is available in two sizes - the 50ml travel sized tub which I have costing £2.29, or in the full 475ml size which costs £9.49. Although this might sound slightly on the expensive side, as I mentioned a little goes a long way with this product so it should last a long time.

              Overall I'm really pleased with this product and it's definitely something I would re-purchase. Given that it is such a light feeling moisturiser it actually hydrates the skin very effectively, it smells lovely and leaves no stickiness to the skin. A great product which I would highly recommend.

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                Another winner from the Sanctuary Spa

                Part of the Sanctuary Spa range of products the Mande Lular range includes this Sensuous Body Souffle which I really like. It comes in a mini travel sized 50ml tub for around £2.29 which is handy to take away with you, or a full sized 475ml tub priced at around £9.75. Its not cheap I hear you cry and I do agree, but it is a quality skin care souffle thats a real treat for the senses.

                The fragrance is light and long lasting and when combined with the bath and shower products from the range, you really do not need to spoil the effect by spraying on an additional fragrance. By applying to damp skin the fragrance becomes longer lasting and the souffle is quickly absorbed in my experience.

                If you want to try a combination of other products in this range why not treat yourself to the Sensuous Treatment Set @ £12.50. The set contains: Mande Lular Sensuous Bath Crème 140ml, Mande Lular Sensuous Body Scrub 150ml and Mande Lular Sensuous Body Soufflé 150ml.

                The blurb says that it will make you 'feel like an Indonesian Princess', well, I am not certain it will do that, but at the very least you will walk away feeling more relaxed, with wonderfullly scented and moisturised skin.

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                This Smells Funky!!

                Before I got all my new Bodyshop Body Butters for my birthday I had totally ran out of body moisturiser and at the time I ran out I didnt have any money to buy more. Luckily my moms bedroom is like the counters at Boots and she gave me this "Sanctuary Sensous Body Souffle" to use until I went to buy some more. I had never heard of this Sanctuary range before but when I looked it up to suggest this product to Dooyoo I was proper shocked at how well known and expensive this range is - where the hell have I been? As I had never heard of this range before I had no idea whether it would be any good and whether it was expensive or not. I have to say since Ive used it and found out what price I have come to realise it is not worth the price you pay at all.

                This product comes in a 150ml white tub which I reckon is a bit bigger than it sounds and it has a screw off lid. A list of ingredients, shelf life & an address to write to should you have a problem can all be found on the bottom on the tub. One the top is a very simple orange and white label which although it is simple makes the overall design look really classy. The tub tells me that this cream is " a sensous indonesian spa treatment with antioxidant vitamin E and exotic spices" which sounds great. If its good enough for a spa then its certainly good enough for me!

                Application:
                I find that the best way to apply this cream is onto clean skin when you have just got out of the shpwer or bath because I find it sinks in much quicker that way and it also makes sure that the cream lasts for ages. Id say you get quite a generous scoop out of the tub each time you use it and apply it over your whole body. This cream isnt specifically designed for any skintype so anyone can use it on any part of your body. Although I dont think this will work so well on those tough areas of dry skin.

                The Cream:
                When someone says body butter to me I always picture a really thick cream that takes ages to rub into your skin but this is nothing like that image. The consistency is halfway between an ordinary lotion and the thick body butter image but I think thats a good texture to have. It means you dont have to spend ages rubbing it in but it also doesnt sit on your skin or create a greasy texture on your skin afterwards either. I dont know where they got the "souffle" comparison from but I have to say its nothing like that at all - at best this is a thicker version of lotion.

                This does sink into your skin super quick though and it doesnt leave any greasiness on your skin - I used to apply mine overnight so I woke up in the morning with soft skin.

                The Smell:
                My mom has recently told me that the only reason she gave me this cream was because she didnt like the smell and I have to say I am not surprised. I did not like the smell either. The fact that it lingers on your skin makes the whole thing worse for me. This smells like spicy oranges and that really is the best way to describe it - whatever smell I was expecting from this cream it certainly was not that! Im not sure that Ive heard a person saying that they actually like the smell of this cream so maybe its not just me!

                If you are planning to buy this though I strongly suggest you try and smell it before you buy because the scent is definately not for everyone.

                The Results:
                The results of this cream are actually pretty good but for the price I would expect miracles. The Bodyshop butters are only just more expensive than this one and I much prefer those. As I mentioned this does sink into your skin really quickly and rather than leaving any grease behind you just are left with really soft, smooth skin. I dont like the smell so the fact that it lingers around really turns my stomach - its really bad.

                I think that the lack of thickness in this cream may actually be a bad thing because it doesnt moisturise any of the "dry bits" like my knees and elbows I dont want super soft skin everywhere but those areas LOL!

                I dont recommend that anyone wastes their money on this to be honest and if the rest of the Sanctuary range is as horrible as this I wont be buying anymore. Im glad I got mine for free and Im chucking my tub away after this review - the smell puts me off using it regardless of the results.

                A 150ml tub of this cream will set you back around £10 from places like Boots & Superdrug but my recomendation is: dont waste your money!

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