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~Vaseline Cocoa Butter Body Lotion~
Vaseline offer a range of products enriched with cocoa butter. Today I will be discussing my experience of the 'Cocoa Butter Body Lotion' which is also known as 'Rich Feeling Lotion'.
This body lotion contains pure cocoa butter extracts and has a special formula known as 'stratys 3' which offers 'multi-layer' moisture for your skin. Vaseline promise that your skin will be left glowing. Your skin should be left soft and smooth.
The packaging for this body lotion isn't the most attractive but it is different to other lotions or the market. The body lotion is presented in a slim, brown coloured plastic bottle with a flip top lid. The essential product information is present. The bottle can be recycled and the lotion can be used for up to 12months from first opening.
~Where To Buy~
At the moment, this body lotion can be bought in 200ml and 400ml sized bottles. Prices as follows :
*Boots and www.boots.com - £1.49 (200ml normally £2.99) and £2.34 (400ml normally £4.69)
*Tesco and www.tesco.com - £3.00 (200ml)
*Asda and www.asda.com - £2.00 (200ml normally £3.00) and £3.00 (400ml)
I love to try products which contain either shea or cocoa butter. I had passed by this body lotion in my local Tesco store for a few weeks and finally decided to buy it when it was reduced to half price. It is a reasonably priced product even at full price but I love a bargain! I certainly wouldn't have bought based on the packaging as it looks quite dull in my opinion.
I favour using this lotion in the evening for various reasons which I will discuss in my review. The lotion feels lightweight and has quite a runny consistency but it isn't too drippy or messy to apply. The white lotion spreads well across my skin at first and offers a cooling sensation as I apply it. It feels creamy and quite smooth but doesn't feel particularly rich to me. I wouldn't say that it is an indulgent product in terms of texture.
I notice that this body lotion starts to absorb into my skin very quickly but not like any other lotion I have used before. Whilst massaging it across my skin, it transforms from a creamy lotion to a weird, greasy layer which is rather difficult to spread. I don't really like the way this feels on my skin at this stage as it feels slightly sticky for a good 20 minutes after applying. It won't massage into my skin any further which is rather annoying and this is the main reason I opt to use this in the evening as it simply isn't practical for me to sit about and wait for a lotion to absorb for this length of time in the morning.
The smell of this body lotion is gorgeous but it is unlikely to appeal to all. Once on my skin, it is very sweet and quite rich smelling. I asked my fiance what he thought it smelled of and he said 'vanilla'. I would say that the scent is very authentic smelling - chocolate-y with a creamy, vanilla undertone. I really love the scent as it appeals to my sweet nature and don't find it sickly at all but you really need to like sweet aromas to appreciate it in my opinion. The scent is evident on my skin for several hours. Another benefit of using it in the evening is that I find the scent to be relaxing and comforting. I smell good enough to eat and go to bed happy as I smell so lovely!
I would say that despite the issues with the absorbing times, this body lotion does leave my skin feeling lovely. I am happy to use this all over my body but find that it works best on my less dry areas of skin. It leaves these areas feeling soft and moisturised deep down. If applied in the evening, I wake up with smooth and comfortably moisturised skin. It does provide a good amount of hydration to my bumpy, dry skin on my arms but perhaps not as long lasting as a body butter would. I feel my skin would benefit from using this lotion in conjunction with the matching body butter for all-over, deep down hydration.
This body lotion smells divine and this is the main appeal for me personally. I think I would like to try out the body butter as it may be less greasy during application. I am happy with the way most of my skin feels after slathering this on and the results do last. I would recommend it to those who have normal or slightly dry skin as it doesn't give quite enough hydration for extra dry skin. It does represent good value for money and is pleasant to use despite the greasy aspect. Recommended!
Thanks for reading :)