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As I was running low on moisturisers (and funds! I usually favour Lush or Body shop) I decided to have a look to see what Tesco's had to offer whilst doing my weekly shop. I love the smell of Shea Butter, especially when it is strong and smell almost like chocolate so was delighted to see the Vaseline Cocoa Radiant range, especially as this was on offer and smelled lovely. It has a strong but not over-powering scent of Shea butter which smelled like chocolate and good enough to eat. I decided that I ought to buy both the oil and lotion to see which I preferred. The oil was on offer for £2.50, the normal price shown was £4. The Body Gel oil come in a 200ml clear bottle which a chocolate brown flip top lid through which it is easy to dispense just the required amount of product. As it is a Gel Oil it is runnier than a body lotion and feels heavier and greasier when first applied to the skin but once absorbed and leaves my skin feeling beautifully soft and moisturised. The beautiful scent lingers on the skin and can be smelt several hours later, but it is subtle and not overpowering. It really is a lovely scent ad my skin felt lovely and moisturised even hours later. I found it does takes longer to be absorbed than body lotion generally and it feels greasy whilst being absorbed. It does leave my skin beautifully soft and moisturised, however I prefer the body lotion in the range which is absorbed more quickly and feels nicer on my skin. I would not buy this again as I prefer the body lotion, but that could be more personal preference than anything else. This review also appears on CIAO under the same username.
I have always used baby oil as an extra moisturizer but when I saw this a few months ago in Tesco I thought it looked good. My little girl noticed the product because it had bubbles in it which she was looking at. It cost around £3 so not really cheap but I didn't think it was a bad price if it worked! I love the smell of cocoa butter so was looking forward to giving it a try. I love it when my skin is all lovely and soft and smooth so tried it after my shower that same night. When I opened the bottle in the store to smell I was surprised by how strongly you could smell both the vanilla and the cocoa as well. It was lovely, my daughter liked the smell too. The thing that I thought was good about the product was that it was thicker than the normal Johnsons baby oil I use so I found it easier to apply to my skin. The bottle is well designed I found that it is much easier to get the product out of the bottle as the lid is at the top so you can stand it on its lid so that when it is getting near the end of the bottle it all runs down to the lid so its still easy to get out. I applied the gel to my skin that night when I had got out of the shower I did it whilst it was still wet as this is supposed to help seal in the moisture. I was really impressed with how the oil absorbed into my skin and how soft it felt after I had dried myself. I really didn't need to apply a moisturizer afterwards this did the ob for me. I was really pleased with the product; I think I like it better than the usual oil just because it smells so nice and is a bit easier to apply. I have recommended this to a couple of my friends and they too have found it works well.
I bought this Vaseline body oil recently. It was on offer for half price in my local superdrug and was just £2. It was displayed by the tills so whilst I was queuing up I couldn't help but give it a smell and sample it and I was swayed by how lovely it smelt so bought it. I like Vaseline products and have found them to be really useful and reliable in the past so I thought that paying £2 for this would be a good buy. It comes in a tall, see-through bottle with a brown cap. It is 200ml so you get a lot for your money. The first thing I noticed when I smelt it is how nice it smells it is cocoa butter and is a really rich chocolatey, creamy smell. It does taste good enough to eat! I rub a small amount onto my skin, I tend to rub this into my legs and arms to keep them hydrated when it's hot. A small amount does go a long way and the smell lingers on the skin for about 2 hours. It isn't a really strong smell but one which is subtle, a bit like when you wear sun tan lotion, there is just a faint aroma and it makes me think of summery days with it being sweet. I really like the smell and it's nice to have it linger for a few hours. What I don't like is how oily it is. I know it is a body oil but it takes a long time to absorb and is really very greasy. My legs and arms shine when this is absorbing and although it's quite nice to have some shine it doesn't really go for about an hour and during that time it's really very oily. My hands are always very greasy after applying this so I have to spend quite a long time washing my hands to remove the grease as it's really uncomfortable. I do like the smell but unfortunately because it is so oily and takes a long time to absorb I don't wear it very often. I do find that when I do wear it my skin does feel softer and more hydrated afterwards which is nice. The oil itself isn't really runny like a cooking oil, it's more like a gel and is easily applied and easy enough to get out of the bottle with a little squeeze.
I love cocoa butter and I love the feeling of a moisturising gel on my skin after a shower in the summer as I still need to moisturise my skin but I think a lot of lotions and creams can feel too heavy on my skin when it is hot outside. I bought this with really high hopes especially as I was shopping with a friend and she used it too and really liked it. This costs around about £2.40 but I paid £1.50 for it as it was on offer at the time. The gel looked really appealing and was nice and thick and I was sure it was going to feel lovely on my skin. One of the best things about gels is that they absorb so quickly and leave next to no stickiness on my skin but I was surprised to find that this was not the gel like consistency that I was expecting. It looked so much thicker when it is in the bottle and when I was pouring some out it came out much runnier than expected. When I applied this to my skin it didn't soak in like a gel would and was much more like an oil than I had imagined. This just sort of sat on my skin and made my skin look and feel incredibly greasy. I don't mind using an oil now and again but this just didn't feel nice on my skin at all and I found that it stayed greasy for ages afterwards to the point where I had to get a towel to dab the excess off my skin. I wouldn't buy this again as I would rather use something like Johnson's baby oil if I wanted an oil to lock moisture in my skin and definitely don't buy this if like me you are expecting a gel as you will be disappointed as although it looks gel like in the bottle it certainly doesn't feel like that when it is out of it and on your skin. The one thing that I can praise about this was the scent which was a really nice mix between vanilla and cocoa butter and really quite lovely. Unfortunately it wasn't lovely enough to encourage me to want to buy this ever again.
We're off on holiday to the sun (well hopefully to the sun!) next month, and I always like to take a wide range of lotions n potions with me. I'll bet that a good percentage of my luggage weight on the way out is in toiletries, but I have a cunning plan here see - I use them up whilst we're there and then just leave the empty or nearly empty bottles at the end of the holiday thereby creating more space and weight for all those purchases that I've made whilst on holiday! If I buy something that I've not tried before to take with me, then I do always like to try it out first at home to make sure that I'll actually end up using it. One of the products that I've recently bought to take with me, and that I've been trying out is the Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalising Gel Body Oil. I picked this up a little while ago in Boots when it was offer at £2.99, the full retail price is £4.69. It comes in a 200ml bottle. One of my all time favourite body lotions is Palmers Cocoa Butter, and so that's really what made me decide to try this Vaseline gel, the fact that it's Cocoa Butter fragranced, and also I figured that because it is a gel consistency then it would be lovely and cooling on my skin on those hot (hopefully!) mornings and evenings. So as the name suggests the Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalising Gel Body Oil is a gel, and it's a fairly thick transparent gel with just a hint of a nutty brown colour. The bottle that the gel comes in is clear, which I really like so that I can see how much of the gel is left. The flip top bottle is easy to grasp and hold, even with slightly gely/oily hands, and the little hole in the lid that dispenses the gel doesn't dispense too much at a time from just a gentle squeeze on the bottle. The gel does seem to sink into my skin instantly on application, however it does seem to leave a slightly sticky coating on my skin for a good 10 minutes or so before this dries, and I can then get dressed. This won't be a problem on holiday when it's all about lazy mornings and leisurely evenings, however it's caused me a few issues when I've applied it in the mornings here and I'm running late for work! It doesn't however feel greasy on my skin at all, and that slightly sticky coating doesn't stay on my skin, it does dry off, it just takes a little while to do so. The gel does feel cooling and refreshing on my skin when I apply it, and it also feels very soothing and hydrating. The bottle states that the gel gives you healthy, glowing skin, and I have to say that it does seem to leave a slight glow, or a slight shine to my skin. Maybe it's the 'oils' in it, as referenced to in the product name 'gel body oil'. Anyway it does leave a slight sheen on my skin which will be perfect on holiday. I have been slightly disappointed with the cocoa butter fragrance in this, it's not as intense a cocoa butter fragrance as I would have liked, it's actually quite a subtle cocoa butter fragrance, and although it does linger on my skin, it's only a hint of the cocoa butter fragrance that lingers on my skin. Overall I do like this, it does have the drawback of leaving my skin slightly sticky for a little while, and I personally would have preferred a stronger cocoa butter fragrance. But it does do a good job, and I will be packing it to take on holiday with me.
My skin is very pale and it burns easily so I am very proud of any colour that I do manage to gain when I'm on holidays. The last thing I want I want is for it to quickly fade away when I get home again and so I bought the Cocoa Butter Vitalising Gel Body Oil by Vaseline. What does the product do? The product promises to hydrate the skin and to lock in the moisture to leave the skin looking healthy and radiant. It contains Brazilian Nut oil which nourishes the skin and allows it to hold onto moisture as well as Almond oil which also nourishes and protects the skin. The product should be applied after bathing or showering to replenish the skin and leave it looking healthy with a natural glow and feeling soft. Packaging and Price The product is packaged within a clear plastic bottle and you can see the product inside. You can see lots of bubbles in the brown tinged gel and it does look quite nice in the bottle. There is some extra information given about the product on the back of the bottle, some pictures of some cocoa beans on the front and it has a dark brown flip top lid which is easy to open and close even when your hands are a little bit slippery. The product will cost you around £5 for 200ml of the gel. It can be bought from large supermarkets, stores like Superdrug and Boots and also from a range of online websites. Application and Performance The product smells completely delicious and this is one of the reasons that I bought the product in the first place. I am a complete chocoholic and this one smells a bit like chocolate! It has a sweet aroma that doesn't get sickly and is the type of scent that I like to find in my body products. I first tried the product after bathing and I was suprised to find the product is more of an oil than a gel. I took a large amount of the product and it seemed to coat my legs when oil rather than being absorbed by my skin. It leave my legs looking and feeling really quite greasy. I quickly learnt that less is more with this product and also that it is more of a moisture retainer than a moisturiser. It brought a bit of relief from my tight and dry skin, making me feel slightly more comfortable. It did make me leave greasy finger prints everywhere after using it so you need to wash you hands after use. It does leave the chocolate aroma on the skin slightly for a while after application and it is quite a summery aroma. It didn't cause my skin any irritations. I have tried the product mixed in with one of my other body lotions but it works a little bit better for me. I have found the product is a little heavy for my skin but it has helped to soften my tricky and stubborn dry patches like my knees and elbows. Conclusion All in all, this is more of a moisture retainer than a moisturiser and it sits on the skin rather than being absorbed in much the same way as baby oil does. If you use a little bit then it does soften the skin and give it a healthy sheen but if you use too much you'll end up needed to wash again! It smells delicious and is quite cooling on sunburn, especially when stored in the fridge. This is good for when your skin is super dry but it's a bit heavy for daily use.
**Introduction and reason for purchase** I love toiletries and any spare 'me' money I have goes on beauty items - I may already have 10 half used bottles of shower gel on the go for instance, but if I spot something that takes my eye, and further more is a bargain, then I am always gullible enough to buy it. I do go through a hefty amount of body lotions/ creams etc though as my skin can become quite dry if I don't moisturise adequately, so after my daily shower I often apply whichever lotion I have in reach. I did however have a valid reason for purchasing the product I will be discussing here as I was genuinely getting low on body lotion, so when I spotted this 'Cocoa Radiant Vitalising Body Oil Gel' by Vaseline in Superdrug recently I decided to try it.. **Price, packaging & availability** The gel is housed in a sturdy, yet easy to squeeze, transparent plastic bottle which is slimline from the side angle whilst giving a wider appearance from the front. The contents can be clearly viewed through the packaging and we can see that the gel is also transparent though with a slight coffee hue to it. Apart from the label which is in sticker form on the front there is little all else in the way of decoration and the appearance of the product is simplistic and 'clean'. The gel is available in a 200ml sized bottle and I purchased it whilst it was on offer costing just £1.99, whilst it's usual RRP is nearer the £4 mark depending on where you choose to shop. Availability wise, Cocoa Radiant can be found in amongst the body lotions on the body care aisle in most large supermarkets and pharmacies etc as well as from a plethora of online stores. **What it promises** Vaseline have this to say about it: "..our formula with pure cocoa butter replenishes skin and locks in moisture, leaving you with naturally glowing skin.." **Appearance of Cocoa Radiant** This is an oil based gel product so it will come as no surprise to learn that the texture of this is incredibly grease like and very oily when applied. The gel emits a wonderfully soothing warmth via the cocoa fragrance and the scent alone was enough to make me want to buy this when I first came across it in the shop. **My experience of using this** I must admit I've used baby oil quite a lot in the past as I find it easy to apply after a bath or shower and also it seems to lock in moisture to my parched skin quicker, hence making it feel far more hydrated. Although baby oil can feel greasy once applied I often find that oil based body gels can leave my skin feeling far greasier and so because of this I do tend to avoid them no not completely. When I went in to Superdrug just over two weeks ago it was to buy a basic body lotion that would suffice enough to hydrate my skin and I originally picked up Vaseline's Intensive Care lotion first. I was about to add it to my basket when I spotted this gel as part of the display below and decided to investigate further. I liked the sound of the blurb on the back of the packaging as my skin can be dry at the best of times but with the weather turning considerably colder it's starting to suffer from the exposure of the coldness and also the heating when inside isn't helping it's condition. I opted for this gel in the end due to it's promise of glowing skin afterwards and it's aromatic aroma that it offered..that and the fact it was under £2 helped considerably too in my decision to purchase it. I wasted no time in testing it out that same day after a shower..so did it impress? On opening the large brown coloured flip top lid, which is perched conveniently on top, I was met with a quite tiny hole which surprised me given that the product is quite thick I just hoped it wouldn't become full of 'gunge' too quickly as it would be difficult to then access the gel. The fragrance of Cocoa Radiant is truly mouthwatering - and this comes from someone who can take or leave cocoa butter fragranced products as sometimes I find the scent can be too sickly sweet. I was really leased that this seemed to offer the right balance and I couldn't wait for my skin to emit this beautiful aroma. The gel is quite easy to access once the bottle is tipped and squeezed sufficiently I found that it flowed quite quickly and wasn't too runny that too much would come out in one go. The gel has an (obvious) grease like texture which was to be expected whereas the consistency I felt was just right being neither thick nor thin. **Results and recommendations** I found on applying the gel to my skin following a shower it felt far more light weight than I had imagined it to. The gel itself has a nice smooth consistency when it comes into contact with the skin and is quite easy to rub in despite it being an oil based product. The fragrance immediately permeates my skin and when applied after a shower around 8pm I could still detect the cocoa butter scent the morning after when I woke up so it scored points there with me definitely. I found that though the product still leaves a slight residue when rubbed in fully it's not an obvious oil slick like baby oil can leave but I would suggest to be careful with clothing that may mark afterwards as though personally it's not stained any of my items I can imagine certain fabrics wont take too kind to it. The gel seems to absorb well into my skin, enough so that it has adequately moisturised my dry skin and the results have certainly been noticeable as the day after using each time my skin has still felt soft and slightly tacky to touch. This isn't too much of a problem with me but some people may find the sensation uncomfortable. I would strongly recommend using Cocoa Radiant though I am going to deduct a star as I felt I had to use a large amount for each application. Though the gel itself isn't overly thick I found that a 10p coin size blob was only covering one lower half of my leg so economically this would work out expensive, especially if purchased at full price. I have been using this everyday now over a consecutive period of around 16/17 days now and I have to say I've been very impressed with the results. It leaves my skin with a slight iridescent appearance so will be excellent if used in the Summer time. The beautiful aroma lingers delicately for a long time though hasn't interfered with any perfumes I've worn luckily just subtly been noticeable in the background. The gel hydrates and moisturises perfectly and if a slight 'sticky' residue doesn't bother you then this is ideal. I will very probably repurchase this again in the future, though only if on offer as I've just used up my current bottle which has lasted less than 3 weeks. 4/5.
This product is absolutely amazing and I can't stop raving about it to anyone who will listen. I am into the cocoa butter smell at the moment, I love it, its so rich and flavourful and perfect in my opinion for summer time and so I have bought a few products recently with this smell to go in my bath nd then afterwards for my skin as well. I like Vaseline products and have used their body skin lotions for years as I really like the way they treat my skin but when I saw this body oil in Boots next to the lotion I thought I would give it a try and I'm so glad I did. The oil comes in a bottle with a flip top lid at the top and so to get the product out all you have to do is just squeeze the bottle and the gel comes out. The bottle is see-through with a brown lid so you can see the product inside and you realise it is a gel/oil rather than a lotion. The product is definitely thicker than baby oil as it is a gel based oil so it has a bit of thickness to it but it is still in liquid form so it smoothes over your skin easily and I like to just hold the bottle over my body parts and then squeeze so the product comes out and I am then just smooth it over my arms and legs, body etc. According to Vaseline, "When skin is healthy, light reflects off the rich colour below the surface, giving it an amazing natural glow. Daily showers can strip the natural protecting oils from your skin allowing moisture to evaporate. Cocoa butter fragrance vitalising gel body oil, used after bathing, replenishes skin and locks in moisture for naturally radiant skin. I think this is a great product to sue after the shower and my skin is literally calling out for some moisture when I have dried off. I think this is the best time to user this product as my skin really soaks it up and you can tell that you have added moisture to your skin without making it slick or sticky which is nice. The smell is absolutely amazing and its this reason why I bought this gel in the first place. You get this wonderful warm fragrance which is enriched with cocoa butter, brazilian nut and almond oils. It is a bit overpowering so if you don't like this smell then I would not recommend this but if you do then you will love the lovely nutty flavour. The smell does last quite a long time and you can tell that your skin has been wonderfully treated. A 200ml bottle costs £4.89, yes a bit expensive but a couple of drops of this does go a long way so I can see this bottle lasting quite a long time yet, doing wonders for my skin in the meantime!
I tend to have difficulty finding suitable products to actually moisturise my skin. I used to have eczema so I am always cautious about what I apply on my skin, but have been a long term user of vaseline skin products. My friend actually first bought this in the 99p store about a year and a half ago and raved about it to me but I didn't pay much attention. I then bought this after seeing it advertised everywhere in sainsburys and superdrug (where I mainly shop) and so thought I would give it a try... IT IS AMAZING. My skin rarely ever glows, even with cocoa butter, and other products I have used in the past, but when going on a night out I apply this to my legs and it genuinely makes my legs look moisturised, glistening and supple. Smiles all round! You only need a small drop amount in the palm to use on an entire limb so it does last absolutely ages. It now costs in the region of £3 to buy in stores, so I have gone off it for a while, waiting for it to reduce, and also it's winter so my legs are covered, no need for anyone to see them! I'm sure come summer, I'll be whipping it out again! Oh and also the scent is lovely, has a nice cocoa butter smell which lasts on my skin and I love walking around with it on all day :)
My Mum purchased this body oil a few months ago and, after using it a couple of times, decided she didn't like it and instead gave it to me. This definitely isn't a product I'd buy myself. In fact, I've seen it on the shelves in countless amounts of stores and never even bothered to pick it up. I'm not a fan of cocoa butter in general, I just don't like the smell. I don't really like oily products either, I much prefer creams and, probably the biggest thing that stops me from even giving this product a second look half the time, a 200ml bottle costs around £5. While I would be willing to pay £5 for 200ml of a product I did really like the sound of/ had heard good things about, there is no way I would spend this much on something that just didn't look appealing to me in the slightest. Still, when my Mum gave me the bottle I thought I'd give it a try. If it costs £5 and people continue to buy it (it does seem be rather popular) it must have some good effects, right? The body oil comes in a clear plastic bottle with a brown flip top lid which allows you to see how much of the product you have left easily. The gel itself is a strange colour, it almost looks dirty. While it is clear it also has a yellow/brown tinge to it, not very attractive. The bottle contains information such as an ingredients list and what this product is supposed to do. It's a quite a plain looking bottle really. I don't think it'd win any presentation awards. This product is supposed to lock in moisture to give your skin a 'healthy radiant glow'. Daily bathing and showering can strip your skin of its natural protecting oils which will allow moisture to escape. The idea of this body oil is to put that moisture back into your skin. In theory, this is a good little product. Unfortunately, it doesn't really deliver. The body oil smells strongly of cocoa butter which, as I have already mentioned, I'm not too keen on. I do know that a lot of people do quite enjoy the smell of cocoa butter so it probably wouldn't be too bad if you're one of those people. The scent goes a little beyond cocoa butter though, it also has a slight hint of almond to it which is a much more pleasant smell in my opinion. The cocoa butter is definitely the dominant scent though. To apply this body oil simply squeeze a little onto your hand and rub into the body after bathing/showering. The oil itself isn't very nice. It's quite thick for an oil but too runny to be a gel, it's definitely somewhere in the middle of the two. Furthermore, my skin doesn't seem to absorb this product too well. Even after putting a tiny amount on my skin still looked and felt greasy and slippery. Trying to sit in front of my computer crossed legged after I'd just applied this was a nightmare, my top leg just kept slipping off of the bottom one! It certainly wasn't nice and took a good ten minutes for my skin to absorb it all properly so I could go back to having some form of grip to my skin. To top this big (quite expected) disappointment off, I didn't even notice any real difference in my skins appearance or feel. Of course, it did look shiny at first but that's because I had a ton of oil/gel just resting on my skin. Once it had been 'absorbed' my skin looked and felt pretty much exactly the same. I can't say I like this product at all. There's nothing that really stands out as a positive to me. I passed this on to my Sister who has since past it on to one of her friends and no one seems to like it! I didn't even want this when it was given to me for free so there is no way I'd be forking out £5 for it!
I bought this product after seeing a raving review for moistured summer skin. Firstly I just have to say if you want a moisteriser, don't get this product, there are better products out there. This oil is good for that shiny shimmery summer skin if you have your legs/chest on show or looks good when trying to enhance an existing tan. The reason I say it's not good at moisterising is because it doesn't feel it, the product does not sink into the skin and seems to lie on top of it. It's quite shiny and sticky. A little of this product goes a long way, so it lasts a long time. I'd say you need a pea sized blob if you were to moisterise a full leg otherwise you will be left looking greasy. I love the smell of the oil it's cocoa butter so reminds me of holidays and summer skin, and I also like the packaging. I probably wouldn't buy this product again, it's quite over priced for what it is, I paid £4.99, I would just stick to normal baby body oil which gives the same effect. I use the product to enhance my tan by making my skin look shimmery in the summer. I wouldn't recommend it as a moisteriser. For this reason I am only giving the product 2 stars.
I don't, for one! I bought a bottle of this over a year ago and when it's finished, I don't think I'll be buying another. Let's start with the good points: - Smells great; I love the cocoa butter fragrance. And now for the bad points: - The gel/oil is really difficult to rub in well so it ends up leaving your skin looking really greasy, which is fine if the sun's shining and you're spending the day at the beach, but pretty over the top for a work day! - Because you can't rub it all in, I've found that the gel/oil rubs off onto my clothes and leaves greasy marks. Basically, I think this product is a bit of a waste as it's best in the summer when you wear less so less clothing for the product to rub off onto, but by the same token, you should be wearing SPF in the summer anyway. Therefore, I don't really recommend this product to you
I'm a bit of a body moisturising addict; I'm always on the lookout for a new product that's going to make my body smooth and silky. So scamming the shelves of Tesco I noticed this 'vitalising gel body oil' was half price (I believe it was around £2.49) and decided to try it. This wasn't the first time I'd seen this product, I'd spotted it in Boots as well but couldn't really justify accommodating an approximately £5 body gel that I had neither tried nor tested within my student budget. The packaging: The packaging is very enticing, this product comes in a transparent tube with a brown top, and you can see the gel which has a bronzed hue to it. There's a Vaseline logo, as well as a small logo with a depiction of a nut (the product is fragranced with nut oils). On the back of the product there's a list of ingredients, a small bit of text about the products purpose, and the directions - you use this product after bathing as it 'locks in moisture.' There's no mention as to what skin types this is suitable for, so I'm assuming it's suitable for all types and especially dry skin (as it's an oil). The claims & my own experiences: It says that daily showers can strip your natural oils (which I think most of us already know), and that this product 'replenishes the skin and locks in moisture for naturally radiant skin.' So obviously I used this product as directed, after bathing. It does seem to lock in moisture, but it leaves an oily film and takes over half an hour to absorb. It's useless if you're in a rush, as it feels awful when it hasn't absorbed and you're wearing clothes. If you have a lot of time on your hands you could leave it on, put your underwear on, and then linger within the privacy of your own bedroom (or house if you own one) until it's absorbed. Consequently, I have chosen to use this on the night time; when I wake up my skin is really soft and glowing, I like this effect the product gives. However, another significant criticism I have of this product is I've gotten some small blemishes on my body from the usage of this product; they're minor enough to be tolerable and allow me to finish this bottle, but know one likes blemishes. I do think this is disturbing, as I tend not to have bad reactions to many products (very resilient skin), and thus for someone who has a tendency to breakout- I don't really think this is suitable. I get blemishes on my legs, arms and shoulders from this product. The skin on my body is normal with some dry areas (my elbows), maybe this product is intended for someone with severely dehydrated skin. It certainly works well on my dry elbows. Off the top of my head I can imagine this would make an excellent tanning oil for those of you who are sun worshippers; I personally avoid the sun like the plague, so I don't condone this though, and there is no sun protection in this product so please be careful if you do use it in the summer. I'm not advising people put their health at risk, just it has the same effect on the skin as those tanning oils you see people wearing on the beaches. The bottle claims this has the fragrance of cocoa butter, Brazilian nut and almond oils. I adore the smell of cocoa butter and almonds, which is one of the things that attracted me to this product. However, upon application I don't think this smells of either, it's not an entirely unpleasant smell, but it doesn't really smell as it is described- perhaps it is the infusion of the three that creates this bizarre aroma? To summarise: I wouldn't buy this product again, the odd blemish it creates are tolerable but not invited - I will finish the rest of the product just because I don't want to feel like I've wasted money. I'm relieved I didn't pay the full price for this body oil- it's just not that good I'm afraid. The glow and soft feeling the morning after using this product is pleasant, but I don't really see how this is any different than something like baby oil, so I don't really see how this product is worth around £5 (which is what it retails for when it's not on offer). Most oils are good for locking moisture into the skin after bathing, there's nothing revolutionary about this one. That said it could work for your skin type as everyone's skin is unique, so the balls in your court... However you could probably by something more exciting for £5. :)
Being a chocolate fan myself, anything that smells even remotely like it is always going to be a good thing. I had bought this product for myself but to be honest I definitely won't be getting it again. there's nothing in the slightest wrong with it, it does go on very nicely (though I like lotion over gel) and it does moisturise your skin and leave it feeling smooth and soft. I just don't think that it is any better than, say, ASDA (or any other supermarkety place) own brand cocoa butter lotion which is half the price for more product normally. It does smell nice, really nice actually, though it unfortunately doesn't substitute for eating chocolate you can still walk around smelling like chocolate which I think is lovely! If you are a fan of the vaseline range in general you might want to give this one a try, but if you are looking for something in the cocoa butter arena I think you can stick to the cheaper ones really.
This product is available from most high street beauty retailers and I bought it for £3.25 from Boots. For this price you get 200ml of gel and it comes in a clear plastic bottle and the gel inside is a very light brown colour. My experience of this product is that it left my skin feeling smooth and nourished and left it with a lovely glow. The best way to apply this gel is straight after a bath or shower when your skin is still damp and warm as this helps the gel absorb into your skin more easily. Only a small amount is needed, otherwise it can be too greasy and won't absorb into your skin properly. The smell of the product is gorgeous, it is more subtle than Palmer's cocoa butter, which I personally find to be a sickly smell. Overall this product is a good quality product from a trusted brand and it leaves the skin in excellent condition. It is also good to apply this product before a special evening out as it leaves skin looking fantastic and helps to show off areas such as: legs, shoulders and decolletage.