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Coco Lotion is a tropical, fruity and exotic body lotion from Lush. When I purchased my pot (some time ago now) it cost around £10. However it came in a larger Lush pot (I think it was around 225g) and the pot could be recycled. This body lotion has since been discontinued but I have since seen the odd pot cropping up on eBay and there are rumours that Lush might be making up some fresh batches of this for their Lush Kitchen section on their website. Coco Lotion is unscented which means you can layer it with another scent (say, a perfume) and the two "scents" won't clash. That's a good thing as clashing scents doesn't always work!
So, onto the lotion itself...
Coco Lotion is a lovely creamy consistency. It's around the same consistency as Dream Cream. It's white in colour and it contains a whole bunch of lovely ingredients designed to soothe and protect the skin. Coconut oil, pineapple enzymes and peanut oil are a few of the ingredients in here. It feels lovely when applied to the skin. It has an instant cooling effect so it's great for use in hot weather when you want something to help cool your skin down. It also works a treat on sunburn, soothing your burnt skin whilst helping to heal it at the same time.
Coco Lotion is quickly absorbed so you don't have to wait around too long to get dressed after application. After application it leaves your skin feeling soft yet supple and the lotion isn't sticky like some body lotions on the market. The lotion is handmade and natural and it hasn't been tested on animals either.
This is a nice body lotion from Lush and I hope to see it in the Lush Kitchen soon so I can stock up again!
I really enjoyed this product. I just finished my first tub over a 2 month period, here are my thoughts:
PROS: (1) scent free. I am confused by some of the reviews, perhaps it was my batch, but there was no actual scent. I could layer my perfume/body mist on time without any problems. (2) absorbs quickly does not leave moisturizing coating over skin. (3) soothing after shaving. Many lotions make my skin sting or become bumpy when I apply after shaving. This one left them soft and smooth. (4) the enzymes in this definitely smoothed out the texture of my skin, but more then anything i think this moisturizer penetrates deeper instead of simply coating the skin.
Lovely perfume by Lush. I like that they came out with a light moisturizer with virtually no scent. I expected it to smell like a tropical drink from a souther island by the ocean with palm trees. I was pleased that there was no scent. I actually mixed it with my Karma Kream to subdue the scent of Karma and make it more moisturizing which proved to be a winning combination for me. Also, this lotion is a great alternative to the overly sugar vanilla scent of Vanillary. I definitely recommend to anyone who wants to use a more basic moisturizer at a very reasonable price compared to more expensive brands who barely deliver the same quality as this beauty. I will definetly repurchase again.
Do not waste your money on inferior products.
COCO LOTION - LUSH
Lush as a company pride themselves on trying to create products as naturally as possible. I often have a moan about the parabens in their bubble bars and soaps but on the whole I do believe they are an ethical company and their heart is in the right place.
They also do a lot of work with fair trade and charities. After the Japanese tsunami they produced a special soap and all the profits went to help the victims of that disaster. They have an ongoing charity collection that they share out amongst small charity groups that might not attract the attention of the public otherwise.
Lush take pride in the fact that they do not have over packaged stuff and this cream comes in one of their standard black pots. The ingredients are printed on the label and of course there is the little sticker to say when it was made and who made it. The lids on these pots are really good as they fit securely yet they are easy to get off. I often take these travelling and have never had one spill on my clothes or I the toilet bag as some things do.
I do like the way Lush describe their products and the way they tell you how to use them.. On this one we have :-
"Inspired by the bountiful blessings of the Caribbean, with fresh pineapple juice, extra virgin coconut oil, mandarin and rosemary infusion. No added perfume; smells brilliant all the same. Lavish lashings all over your hands and body for toned, brightened, smoother skin. "
WHY BUY THIS ONE?
All kinds of creamy goodness goes into this pot and these include extra virgin coconut oil and peanut oil which not only feed your thirsty skin but also smells really lovely, both creamy and nutty. Organic pumpkin seed oil and organic sesame oil are both extra oil additions to 'Coco Lotion' which presumably add some extra benefits that these oils infuse that other oils do not have.
Spring water and a mandarin and rosemary infusion as well as fresh pineapple juice are all added into this mix Fresh pineapple juice is wonderful as they are rich in Alpha-Hydroxy Acids which slow down the aging process. Apparently you can use a wipe of the juice over you face and then rinse it off and that will also be beneficial but be careful not to leave it on too long as it is acidic. These acids in the pineapple juice are the same as those found in many skin firming and anti-wrinkle creams.
I am a bit sad to see that both methylparaben and propylparaben are also in this mixture and cannot really see why they would be needed. Please Lush stop putting these chemicals in your products as they are not nice and I am sure other more people friendly and environmentally friendly alternatives can be found.
I do quite like the lovely light feel of this lotion. It doesn't really smell of anything very much at all, quite fresh and clean but neither pleasant nor unpleasant. It is the least scented of all Lush's products in my opinion. It has a sort of creamy smell a bit like Aqueous cream that really smells of not very much at all.
I usually like my creams to smell of something nice but when my skin is playing up or feeling a bit sensitive this is a great not irritating cream. Like many other people I prefer a cream that has a really nice natural smell but it isn't unpleasant. It is okay as a smell but not one I would rush to buy for scent alone.
As a moisturizer it works brilliantly it is really light and soaks in so quickly and easily. This is not a deep rich cream for extra dry skin, this works well as an after sun cream as it is light and refreshing and cool on my skin. I don't find this greasy at all in any way and I never feel it leaves my skin greasy when I use it. I don't have to massage it into my skin as it soaks in so quickly and easily.
I like to use this when my skin is hot and needs cooling, it is great in summer as my skin is not so dry then. I often put it on after my bath at night in summer months or when we are somewhere hot as this cools my skin and soaks in so well leaving me not at all greasy when going to bed. As the smell is not that strong it is also okay to use as a day moisturizer as any other perfume will quickly cover any slight aroma from this cream.
I find this an excellent very light non greasy moisturizing cream with a smell that is almost non- existent. I can't say this is my favourite product from the Lush cream and moisturizer range but it is a quality product despite those parabens. It is not the cheapest product around and for the price I think I can find nicer smelling ones with just as natural ingredients.
If you want to try this then you have a few options. First you can just pop into a Lush shop and try it there in the shop. You could ask for a sample which they will happily give you in a little pot or sometimes you can buy the similar sized sample pot for £1 and if you like it bring the little pot back and you get £1 off the full pot. If you don't like it then still bring the pot back and get £1 off another product (just take the paper sticker with the product name off first).
Don't forget that this black pot that the cream comes in is one of the recyclable black pots that Lush use for most of their products. Bring five empty clean pots back and you can choose a fresh face mask or fresh hair mask for free.
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This body lotion is well worth the high price tag (around £9 per pot!).
Coco Lotion doesn't contain any perfume, it's just meant to smell like it is. It doesn't really smell of anything to be honest, although you can detect a small hint of Pineapple and something a little tropical. You have to stick your nose right into the pot to smell it though! The lotion is white in colour and I would describe the consistency as quite thick and luxurious. The lotion can be used all over the body, even on the face if you wish. The lotion feels lovely when it's on the skin. It's a really cooling lotion and one that cools you down instantly in the summer. It's a great summer body lotion as it helps to soothe the pain of sunburn and the smell of the lotion is quite exotic. The smell is easier to detect once the lotion has had some time to soak into the skin. It's not an overpowering smell, it's lovely and subtle.
Once the lotion is on the skin it feels moisturising without feeling greasy or sticky. The lotion is great for dry skin as it locks in moisture and soothes dry patches on the skin's surface. The lotion is also 100% natural so it is safe to use on sensitive skin. The lotion is very gentle and soothing and it can be used on sore and/ or broken skin too as it helps the skin to heal. I would call it the more exotic version of Dream Cream.
Try it as a hand cream, a face cream and a foot cream!
Gorgeous body lotion from Lush.
Buy a pot!
=== What Is Coco Lotion? ===
Coco Lotion is a hand and body lotion which is suitable for all skin types (especially dry skin) and can be used by all age groups. It is hand made and sold by the famous Lush who claim that this product tones, brightens, smoothens and moisturizers skin. The lotion's ingredients and name are inspired by the Caribbean - the name 'coco' reflects this, as it's referring to the coconut oil that it contains. When I first heard the name it reminded me of chocolate because obviously cocoa butter is quite popular and it is chocolate scented, so before you buy this you need to keep in mind that it isn't cocoa or chocolate scented/orientated in the slightest. Coconut oil has antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial and soothing properties and it also acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skin. Another ingredient is Peanut Oil. Although peanut oil is most commonly used for cooking, it is also high in Vitamin E which protects the skin from the harsh environment, making it an ideal ingredient in a body cream. Other ingredients sound equally as yummy, even including Pineapple juice and nutmeg. Apparently pineapple juice contains a natural enzyme, called bromelain, which lifts away layers of dirt and dead skin, making the skin look fresh and bright. According to the Lush website, when creating this product there was particular consideration given to black skin, which they describe as having a 'tendency to go ashy as it dries out through the day'. I found this quite bizzare and confusing as most skin can dry out so wasn't sure why they feel the need to promote it to one particular type of skin tone when they claim that the product can be used on all skin types, I just found it quite condescending, like they had totally contradicted themselves. I don't particulary think that it was a great idea to mention that it was designed for dark skinned people purely because it might put lighter skinned people off of buying it as some people may percieve it as been purely for dark skin and think that it won't have an effect on slightly lighter skin, however I am extremely pale and I love this - it really does work a treat. This lotion is also unscented and has no added perfume, it simply has a very subtle smell which smells natural and you can smell the ingredients, i'll go into the smell later though. As mentioned before this body/hand lotion, like all Lush products is hand made, with all of the ingredients been completely natural - there are no chemicals at all in this (or any Lush products) and it is also Vegan friendly as it contains no animal products and Lush only buy there ingredients from companies that don't test on animals, meaning that the product is cruelty and guilt free. Because the product is free of chemicals, it is nice and gentle on even the most sensetive of skin, and as said before this particular product is safe for all age groups to use - it can even be used to keep your babies skin soft and healthy and once my little one is born I will definetly be using this on him/her as it does such a great job in keeping my skin soft and hyrated and it's also so gentle and feels lovely. I am also considering using this on my stomach throughout my pregnancy due to how much goodness it contains (I should probably clarify though that Lush do not promote this as a stretch mark cream) as I am terrified of getting stretch marks and have a feeling this will keep my skin nice and smooth and soft, so i'll let you all know how that goes!
== Price and Availability ==
This product is really good value for money in my opinion, although I admit it does sound quite expensive. It will set you back £9.95 but you do get a generous amount of product and it also lasts really well - a little goes a long way. My tub was made in February 2011 and it expires in May 2012 and i'm not sure if i'll be able to work my way through it in that time as you really do get alot for your money with this product. My tub is still almost full and i've been using it daily so as you can see it is good value in the long run - it's better than buying lots of cheaper lotions, not liking them and then chucking them away. As this is a fairtade product, some of the money from this product also goes towards helping a village in Sri Lanka rebuild there homes due to a flood and it also buys fishing equiptment for them which I think is brilliant and it really does justify spending that few extra quid on a good quality and fairtrade product like this. Coco Lotion is available in most Lush stores. I got mine from the Sheffield store, which due to size of it always has products in stock, so smaller shops may not stock this or may run out of stock quickly, however it's also available from the Lush website. Lush has got a .com and .co.uk website which means even if you live outside of the UK you will still be able to get hold of this.
== Packaging ==
The packaging for this product is very basic and minimalistic. It does vary slightly, and sometimes if you're buying in store they will put it into a little clear pot which resembles a chinese takeaway carton. I always buy mine in store and I have always gotten the black pots. This is simply a black, plastic tub with a screw top lid. Alot of people think that the black pots are ugly, but I really like them, although if I did have to change one thing about it, I would make it so that pump bottles were available as I hate dabbing my fingers into the lotion, although this is personal preference as I am a bit of a hygiene freak! Anyway, as I said, the packaging is very basic. It doesn't look very eye catching at all but it is instantly recogniseable as a Lush pot. Another plus side to the bland packaging is that it makes it clear that the product is unisex and a man won't feel silly buying this or been seen in public with a black Lush pot. The circular pot is made out of sturdy plastic and once you've used all of your lotion it can be recycled, which Lush reccomend and promote as they are very planet friendly. If you are a regular Lush customer, they currently have a promotion where If you bring back 5 of the pots then you will get a free fresh face mask which is worth around £8 so it is definetly worth saving your pots up, although obviously if you buy this as a one off then the promotion will not really apply. The pot contains 225 grams of product so is quite bulky and is a fair size. As I mentioned before, the pot has a screw on lid which is easy to use. It's quick and easy to get off and it also goes back on nicely, keeping it sealed tightly shut, ensuring that the Coco Lotion is kept nice and fresh. The lid has the Lush logo, product name and a brief product description which gives a run down of what it contains, explaining what each main ingredient does. On the pot itself it has the product name and on the bottom of the pot it has a list of ingredients which I will not list but they can be found on the Lush website. The list is quite brief and all of the ingredients sound nice and natural, there is no nasty chemical sounding stuff in there. On the side of my pot there is a white sticker which has details about getting a free fresh face mask when you take back five pots. There is another sticker, a yellow one, on the bottom of my pot near the ingredients. This has the date it was made and the sell by date written on it and it also tells me who made my pot of lotion and it has a picture of them smiling which is adorable - it's a very cute addition to the product and reminds me that Lush products are all made by hand to an extent. The packaging overall is basic but it's not ugly or boring - it's minimalistic but makes it clear what the product is and what it does and as I said before is very unisex.
== Smell and Texture ==
I was expecting the texture to be thick and resemble body butter because before buying my tub I did read a few reviews on the product, most of which described the texture as thick, and one person in particular described it as been extremely dense and thick. This is where i'm slightly confused, as the cream, in my opinion, is very lightweight. It reminds me slightly (texture wise) of E45 cream - very lightweight. It has quite a 'wet' feeling to it but it's not greasy or sticky, it's nice and smooth in texture which helps in been able to spread it around more and therefor getting more for my money. The cream is a creamy white in colour with a subtle grey undertone. reminded me slightly of a tub of greek yoghurt. The cream isn't runny but it as I said before the texture is smooth so just glides onto my skin with ease. The smell wasn't as strong as I expected. I know it is an unscented lotion which means that no perfume has been added but I expected the ingredients to smell stronger then they actually do, for example the pineapple, mandarin and rosemary infusion, coconut and pumpkin seed oil, but the ingredients actually isn't reflected in the smell much at all. It does smell very vaguely of pineapple (when in the tub), but it is almost undetectable. I think in a way this works as an advantage to the product as it makes it so that it's not too feminine or sweet smelling, backing up the fact that it is unisex. When it's on my skin it doesn't smell of anything, which at first I was dissapointed by, but actually i've grown to love that it's so plain smelling because that way it doesn't clash with my perfume, deodrant or body sprays. Obviously if you are after a strong smelling, fragranced body lotion then this is not for you.
== How To Use and My Experience ==
Using this is easy. I scoop a bit out with either a spatula or my fingers and massage it into my skin. The cream can be used all over and I mainly use it on my body, face, legs, etc and also use it as a hand cream in the mornings. A little goes a long way and 4 or 5 small blobs are enough to cover most of my body. The lotion does not feel heavy or greasy, it's so lightweight and absorbs into my skin in the blink of an eye which is ideal for when I am using it in the mornings and don't have time to stand about waiting for it to dry. Unlike other lotions, once this has absorbed into my skin it doesn't leave any residue nor does it leave a thin film of lotion - it completely sinks in. As said before this can be used on all skin types. Mine is very dry and it does a great job in keeping it moist and hydrated, as well as making me feel fresh and clean. It can also be used after shaving and I often put a bit on my legs after I have shaved or waxed to soothe them, it is really cooling and soothing, although I wouldn't reccomend using it on broken skin such as eczema - I haven't tried this personally because I am aware that applying any sort of cream to eczema apart from prescription creams is a no-no. I love the way that this cream sinks into my skin and it moisturizes so effeciently. I have also given my boyfriend massages with this and he loves it, it helps him relax and keeps his skin moisturized, he has never once complained about the smell as it is so discreet and subtle.
== Overall ==
This cream is just amazing. It keeps my skin soft and hyrdrated and also soothes my skin. I also feel that my skin tone is more even on my face then it was before I started using this - it really does reduce redness and the antioxidants that the natural ingredients contain help in cleaning up any blemishes. This is brilliant value too, and a 225 gram tub lasts for ages. I would highly reccomend this product!!
Lush is a company which makes lovely and fun beauty products that suit a variety of purposes. Their products are all colourful, with cute names and packed full of natural ingredients. They care for the environment and never test their product on animals.
There isn't much that I don't already own from Lush and I was rather slow on the uptake of Coco Lotion when you bare in mind that I am a massive Coconut fan. Now that I own it, I am pretty much in love with it.
What does the product do?
The product promises to use natural ingredients to give the skin on your hands and body an intense and deep moisturisation to them it soft, supple and smooth. It also claims that it will tighten and brighten the skin thanks to its toning ingredients.
How does it work?
This body lotion is packed full of natural ingredients. One of the main ingredients is Coconut Oil. This ingredient is extremely moisturising and hydrates the skin deeply. It nourishes the skin, leaving it soft supple and smooth. As it is an antioxidant, it will prevent the premature aging of your skin. Manderin is included in order to tone and brighten the skin. Rosemary increases the blood circulation and can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Pimento Berries are mashed into the moisturiser because they are fantastic antioxidants, help to boost the blood circulation and act as an antiseptic to keep the skin healthy. Nutmeg and Star Anise are also included to maintain healthy skin.
Peanut Oil is included because it is rich in fatty acids which are essential for the healthy production and maintenance of skin cells. Obviously the inclusion of this ingredient unfortunately makes the product unsuitable for those who have a nut allergy.
Fresh Pineapple Juice is added to give the product a subtle hint of a truly tropical fragrance and also to tone and brighten the skin. Pumpkinseed Oil is included because it contains a whole host of vitamins which nourish and strengthen the skin. And finally, Sesame Seed Oil is included because of its fantastic moisturising properties and its ability to maintain the health of the skin.
How do you use it?
You use the product in much the same way as a normal moisturiser. It is to be applied to clean, dry skin on the body and must be massaged into the skin until it has disappeared.
Using a circular motion on the thighs can result in a reduction of cellulite while using upward strokes on the rest of the body can improve the circulation of blood. The lotion can be applied as often as necessary but I wouldn't recommend using the cream on the face.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a sturdy a convenient black tub which has some white writing on the front. The packaging means that you can access every last drop of the lotion and can be recycled and used again. It can be a pest if you have long nails but if you invest in a spatula, any mess can be prevented.
The lotion will cost you around £10 for 225 grams so it isn't the cheapestest product out there but I think this price is reflecting the quality and inclusion of all of those lovely natural ingredients. It can be bought from your local Lush store or from its online website.
The moisturising properties of this pure white lotion are second to none. It is extremely hydrating and works deep down into the skin to banish any dry or flaky skin. It leaves the skin really soft from the very first application and even improves the driest problem areas on my body such as my knees and ankles.
The formula does not leave my skin looking or feeling greasy and only leaves behind a lovely sheen. It is fairly thick for a body lotion but it is still easily absorbed by the skin and you can dress quite quickly after application.
Because this product was inspired by the Caribbean and contains Coconut and Pineapple, I was expecting the lotion to contain a fragrance that was truly tropical and deliciously fruity. Rather disappointing the lotion doesn't really have a fragrance, although you can detect Coconut but there's no aroma once it is on the skin. This is better than having an unpleasant fragrance and it won't clash with your perfume but I was still rather disappointed.
My skin looks healthier after use and remains hydrated all day long. It looks radiant so I would say that it is has brightened my skin and it looks much more supple so I guess the toning ingredients are working well too. It has never irritated my senstive skin or made it feel uncomfortable.
All in all, this product is great as moisturising the skin and leaves it in a really healthy condition. I love the fact that the product is so natural but wish that I could smell some of those delicious ingredients. If you fancy treating yourself and want to banish your dry skin, this product is worth buying.
I was given this for free in Lush for spending £30. It comes in a black pot that contains 225g and it costs £9.25. This is not normally something I would purchase from Lush but I have to say I was very impressed.
Lush describe this lotion as being a mix of coconut oil, pineapple juice, mandarin and rosemary infusions and stste it will give you toned and brighter skin.
The ingredients are listed as;
Spring Water, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Mandarin and Rosemary Infusion (Citrus nobilis and Rosmarinus officinalis), Pimento Berry; Nutmeg and Star Anise decoction (Pimenta officinalis; Myristica fragrans and Illicium verum), Stearic Acid, Peanut Oil (Arachis hypogaea), Triethanolamine, Fresh Pineapple Juice (Ananas sativus), Organic Pumpkinseed Oil (Cucurbita), Fair Trade Organic Sesame Oil (Sesamum indicum), Cetearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
This cream is said to be fragrance free by Lush however when you open the pot you do get a faint smell of coconut. It is very subtle though. I normally have normal/dry skin on my body and find that sometimes it can get irritated. This cream is white in colour and has a medium constistency, it is neither too thick nor too runny. It absorbs instantly into the skin and you can get dressed immediately after using it. This cream moisturised my skin well it wasn't as thick or luxurious as other creams I have tried but it did the job. I also took it on holidays with me and used it as an aftersun. I am allergic to normal aftersun and I come out in a rash using it. This cream soothed my sun damaged skin and had a cooling effect.
I would give this 4 out of 5 I will deduct a star because it wasn't as moisturising as other products from Lush and didn't have much of a scent. This would be really well suited to sensitive skin, I sometimes get eczema and find this better than the moisturising creams prescribed by the doctor, it helps to stop the itching and soreness.
For christmas I recieved a good bag full of lush products and the coco lotion was included within this. I have always been a little wary of lush products as the smell of them can be a little overpowering, I tend to stay well clear of the shop because as soon as I walk in the smell is so strong I normally start sneezing.. not good. However when I took this lotion out seperately and gave it a sniff I was overcome by how nice it smelled, so good in fact I thought it smelt nice enough to eat (dont worry i didnt).
So after a little pamper session in the bath and all dried I put the lotion on, I found that you dont need to put much on to make sure everythings rubbed in properly and body parts are all covered especially my legs, as i hate to keep dipping in and out of the pot. I left this to dry slightly, felt my legs and the smoothness was great, ive never known a lotion to make my legs feel so smooth and nice looking. Also the smell was delicious and therefore I have been putting this on nearly everynight just to get that smooth feeling.
Would definately recommend to anyone especially people who tend to have dry skin.
I have to admit, I am not usually one to use lush products, especially since I have heard a lot of their ingredients are 'artificial'.
The only thing that really drew me to this product was because of the smell that hit me when walking past a Lush store, and seeing this product on a shelf near the entrance. (I like to stay close to the entrance/exit so that the sales assistants can't pester me!)
The packaging was slightly attractive - I think because the name of the product is so simple and I like the font used for the name. The colours are not particularly vibrant or anything which put me off a bit, but I guess they suit the product.
Well, due to Lush products having that extra special something when it comes to aromas, I was expecting a really delightful smell that would remind me of a holiday abroad, or at least make me think 'WOW!' but in all honesty, The smell was a bit of a negative. It doesn't really smell that coconuty to me but just seems a bit generic - like any other product which was disappointing.
I have used many body lotions, both cheaper and much more expensive with smells a LOT better than this one, so for this reason, I wouldn't buy this product again, however, there are some good points to this product so I am not warning you off or anything!
Does it do a good job?
Well, The lotion is quite thick so not a lot is needed. When I applied it, it seemed to sink in quite quickly and my skin did feel instantly a little softer. My skin continued to feel soft throughout the day.
It also gave a bit of a glow to my skin, although I would not say a GREAT glow. I have had products that have done a lot better.
I would not personally suggest this product if you are looking for an amazing smell, but if you are looking for softer skin I think this product is suitable.
I'm new to lush but i already love - COCO LOTION is fantastic!- i have to admit that it was my boyfriend idea to buy it - as he is a bit addicted to body lotions (in a good way)
The best review will say- "try it for yourself and you will never use different lotion again", you skin will be so soft, smooth and moisturised as never before (no more sticky, greasy feeling and waiting for the skin to absorb it) , the scent is nice but not overwhelming, and the pack will last for days even if you use it every day.
I have also used it on my face after failing to find good moisturiser to be suitable for my oily skin - surprise or not, it's great leaving my face oil free for all day long.
for those who care - it's handmade,it's Vegan, it's not tested on animals, it's made of natural ingredients and it's made in UK
After a recent trip to York, I decided to indulge in a little something for myself from Lush....for a change, most of my spare money goes on the sprogs, so you will understand my delight and also torment at what to buy!
After perusing excessively around the small but scent ladened store, I decided that I should be practical about my choice.
Although the bath bombs and shower jellies were calling, it would have been highly unlikely that I would have used them more than once, so decided to some luxurious body cream, something that I seem to get through in bucket fulls!
The product I will now review is - "Lush, Coco lotion".
As many of you will be aware, most of the cream type products come in a pretty basic looking black screw topped pot, on which all the relevant information is featured.
On the frot of the pot this product is stated to be for use on bodies and hands, I have to be honest if you are familiar with any of my previous reviews, you will be aware of my shaving habit, so this was brought for the purpose of soothing my poor ravaged skin on my legs, I have separate creams and lotions for my face and hands.
The product states that this was - "inspired by the bountiful blessings of the Caribbean, with fresh pineapple juice, extra virgin coconut oil, Mandarin and rosemary infusion.
No added perfume, but smells brilliant all he same. Lavish lashings all over your hands and body for toned, brightened and smoother skin."
Ok, so even before taking the lid off, I was excited to try this product!
Upon opening the lid I was faced with a cream coloured emulsion, with a quite disappointing scent to it. I was expecting a Malibu cocktail, and what I got was something very similar to scent free products, and yes before you point out that this has had no scent added to it, it is slightly misleading with the statement that it smells brilliant anyway, because in reality it doesn't!
Another thing that surprised me with the lotion was how thin in consistency it was. I know that lotions are usually quite thin, well much thinner than body butters and balms anyway, but this almost dripped off my hands when trying to apply it to my skin.
I showered as usual, and used my favourite body scrub, meaning that my skin is primed and ready for a good layer of lotion to smooth and soothe.
I spread a fairly generous layer over my skin and an immediately satisfied with the cooing sensation that is spreading across my poor pummelled skin. Not only this but my skin feels less tight straight away.
After rubbing in for a couple of minutes, I am sorry I am not one of those women that has the time or patience to be rubbing in until completely absorbed, I am one of those women that rubs for a coupe of minutes than sticks my P.J trousers on until it melts away on it's own, I still find that it has the same effect.
This cream really does a good job! After my reservations concerning the scent, I am very happy to back track and state categorically that this is one of the best creams I have used.
Price wise this is available around the £8.00 mark, this equates to 225g of cream, but be aware that this does have a shelflife of around 10 months, this is I assume due to the many fresh ingredients used to make the product, therefore if you don't use on a regular basis it would be better to buy the smaller tub.
This cream will last you around 2-3 months with daily use, as even though it states to "lavish" the cream onto your skin, you really don't need to use loads.
For more information visit - www.lush.co.uk
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I love to discover new products from Lush that are top drawer and this is my latest discovery Lush Coco Lotion.
It comes in the distinctive dark plastic container with the bright Lush logo and white product writing on it. It has a twist off lid which is easy to open. Inside the cream lotion is a sort of off white colour with a slight hint of a pink tint to it and the aroma that it gives off is a floral fruity smell.
The lotion contains a number of essential oils and the main one is extra virgn coconut oil along with rosemary oil and mandarin oil and pineapple juice which are the ones I guess that give it the fruity aroma.
Certainly it is a very thick cream so you do not need to scoop up too much in one go otherwise it will take a while to massage it into your skin and you will be left with it all over your hands, a small amount covers a lot of body, it has a greasy feel to it when you apply it at first but it soon goes as the cream is absorbed into your skin.
Certainly the product is very effective at moisturising my skin and leaving it soft and supple, I particularly like to use it on my stomach, chest and legs as well as my derriere although I use a different moisturiser on my face.
At £8.50 for a tub it is not exactly cheap but it does have a good amount of coveridge so it does last a while, the smell is nice and subtle and sticks around for a couple of hours on your skin but as it absirbs well the good news is the smell does not transfer to your clothes. Overall a nice product from Lush.
When it comes to Lush products there is nothing I will not try, having tried and tested pretty much everything on offer and if you are ever unsure about a product then do ask the sales assistant for a trial pot of that product because they are always quite happy to oblige and over my time of shopping with Lush, I think every product I have purchased such as a cream, lotion or lip balm has come from me trying a tester pot of it first. One of the reasons I shop at Lush is because I have dry sensitive skin, so I have to be careful about which products I purchase to avoiding breaking out in a red itchy rash which has to be cured with a series of more creams from my Doctor.
Now as the weather has become quite cold and I'm not feeling too great being full of cold, with a sore throat and cough to match, I needed something to cheer to me and whilst I am delighted there is a lot of fabulous new products to try and test, all of which made it into my basket, I decided to try a new body cream which is called Coco Lotion, I'm sure it is a slight play on the Kylie hit locomotion.
In the past I have tried many Lush body creams, lotions and hand creams, so I am quite aware of what I am paying for in that respect and not to mention I have never been left feeling disappointed by anything I have purchased within that range of products. Coco Lotion is advertised with the statement "Lavish lashings all over your hands and body for toned, brightened, smoother skin". I do suffer from very dry, particularly at this time of the year when I have pay much closer attention to the tone and dryness of my skin around my cheeks, forehead, shins and elbows, so I was hoping that a new product would not only cheer me up, but actually work as well as other products I would normally buy and use.
As with many Lush products, Coco Lotion comes in a black tub with an easy twist off lid which is tightly sealed to keep all of the luscious aromas within and to also stop the cream from drying out. Inside the tub you will notice the thick off white cream which reminded me of a tub of yoghurt and the fragrance was a little more subtle than I thought it would be, but very pleasant and quite fruity at the same time. One of the issues a lot of non-lush-a-holics have made to me over a lot of the reviews I have written is the overpowering smell Lush shops have on their senses and yes and they expect the products to be the same, whilst I agree it is rather potent and over-powering, once inside the shop you don't actually notice it and this is one of those less over-powering smelly products that you should buy, or order online.
Lush 'Coco Lotion' is full of lovely natural ingredients starting with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil which is not only a great moisturiser for the skin it also helps to reduce the symptoms which are often associated with psoriasis, eczema as it gives a natural balance to the skin. Mandarin Oil and Rosemary oil are also used and both are quite versatile oils because it helps with stretch marks, increasing circulation and reducing fluid retention. Sesame Seed oil, although not a popular ingredient for Lush as it features in only a few of their products, but it is known for its soothing and moisturising properties and like Coconut Oil is also good for reducing the symptoms of skin problems like psoriasis and eczema. Fresh Pineapple Juice is the last ingredient from a huge list that I am going to mention and it is used because when used on the skin bromelain and the citric, and malic acids which occur naturally within pineapples help to remove dead skin cells and dirt from the skins surface, both of which often lead to further skin complaints and as well as doing that, they leave the skin looking and feeling refreshed and it is an ingredient which can be found in quite a few Lush products particularly skin lotions and shampoo's.
To use this cream the one thing to remember is that it is quite a thick texture so you will only need a small amount. You will notice that upon application it does appear to be slightly greasy in touch, however this cream does absorb itself very quickly and leaves behind no greasy feelings on the skin and you can still smell the fresh fruity aroma on your hands and body for a little while after using it with the smell lingering very slightly. I have also used this product on my face even though that isn't what it has been designed for and I have to admit it does work exceptionally well, it doesn't make my skin any greasier and it deals with the dryness on my cheeks better than some of the creams I have been prescribed to use by my doctor.
Lush 'Coco Lotion' costs £8.50 for a 225g pot, which in itself is quite large, some people may feel that it is a little on the expensive side in comparison to other creams you can buy in your high street stores, however, for me this does exactly what I want it to do, it does exactly what it says it is going to do and it lasts a very long time because you only need to use such a small amount at any time.
So does it work? Well I have to say that my skin certainly is not as dry as it has been which is a remarkable improvement. There is nothing worse than having legs that look like they have had a going over by sandpaper because they are so dry and I am happy to say that my legs are as smooth as smooth can be and the same goes for my arms, and body. For £8.50 a tub, Lush Coco Lotion works well as a stand-in for other products such as Johnson's Baby Lotion, BeneFit 'Body so fine' or my trusted favourite Soap and Glory moisturising cream which costs half of what Coco Lotion does.
So would I recommend this product? I absolutely would without a shadow of a doubt, I've tried and tested 'Coco Lotion' and can't recommend it highly enough. It also lasts a really long time, I use it every other day after showering in an evening, usually before I go to bed and having used to for just over a month I am probably a third of the way through the tub and I apply it to my arms, legs, torso and neck but have used it on my face twice as well.
Also as someone with super sensitive skin I would also suggest using any Lush products, but I would advise you to go onto their website and check the ingredients used, they are listed under each product so it is easy to find out.
As Coco Lotion contains some essential oils; you should consult with your doctor before using it if you are pregnant or epileptic because you may suffer a reaction from using this. The full set of ingredients can be found on the Lush website, simply go to www.lush.co.uk which will give you the UK version of their website.
Yes, you lucky people are getting yet another Lush review from me. This time I'll be reviewing Coco Lotion, one of Lush's newest lotions. I received two pots of this as a free gift from my local store after spending over £100. I was grateful, but slightly confused as to why they would give away two large pots of one lotion, is it because it's a bad product...?
Lush says, "Inspired by the bountiful blessings of the Caribbean, with fresh pineapple juice, extra virgin coconut oil, mandarin and rosemary infusion. No added perfume; smells brilliant all the same. Lavish lashings all over your hands and body for toned, brightened, smoother skin."
Sounds just perfect. My two favourite fruits and scents in one pot. It should remind me of a lovely holiday on the beach, you should have seen the excitement that exploded out of me when I read the description!
Coco Lotion comes in the typical black pots that Lush sells their lotions in. It's the larger 225g pot and is made of sturdy, black recycled plastic which can be recycled again. Lush are all for saving the planet you know? The labels are again, typical Lush labels. Black with white text describing the product, the brand name, when it was made, when it should be used by etc. This is different on every pot so I won't go into all that.
When I opened it, it was definitely a bit of an anti climax. I opened it expecting to see a pale yellow lotion and to be hit with an amazing fruity scent that would make me crave a Pina Colada, instead I was met with a very pale grey/off white cream and the scent of an old generic lotion. Very disappointing. Aside from that, the consistency is great. It's thick and not too runny but isn't so thick that it takes forever to absorb.
Even though the scent was extremely disappointing, it did look to be a good lotion, so instead of using my normal coconut lotion, I used this for a few days to see if there was a difference in my skin. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but my skin is in extremely good condition, so I really do need a fabulous product to make a big difference to it. After applying this lotion, it sank into my skin straight away. The scent changed from old generic lotion to cheap plastic but it did make my skin extremely soft. Not only this, but there was a lovely glow and even a slight shimmer left on my skin. That night my boyfriend commented on how soft my skin was, so that's something!
Don't worry though, the cheap plasticy scent won't stay on your skin for long. An hour max, and if you wear perfume, you won't smell the lotion at all.
For 225g you'll pay £8.50 at any Lush store or online. You get 14 months to use it by, so it's a pretty good deal considering you don't really need much of the product at all.
- great lotion, leaves skin feeling amazing
- leaves skin glowing
- highly disappointing scent
Overall, I've found this to be a great product for moisturising, but the scent really puts me off, so while I'll continue to use it every now and again until I've used it all up, I won't be buying it again.
Mmm... Lush. Admit it, Lush lovers - half the reason you buy their stuff is the way the shop smells and the bright colours of the soap heaps, and most of the other half of the reason is the cool names they give their products.
Take Coco Lotion, for example. Every time I open the pot I hear Kylie Minogue playing in my head, enticing me to Locomotion my way into my day. Or Coco Lotion my way, anyhow.
Packaged in Lush's typical black pots, Coco Lotion has a gentle and creamy smell. Unlike some Lush products, the scent is not overpowering - a downside if you like the strong scents, but an upside if you don't like your lotion to overpower the smell of other cosmetic products you wear. The lotion scoops cleanly out of the tub, and feels smooth & slippery... much as you would expect a body lotion to feel, I guess. It's easy to get a just-right sized dollop of cream. It spreads easily on the skin - a little goes a long way, as a good body cream should. It soaks in quickly, and doesn't leave a residue on your skin or marks on your clothes. And most importantly, it does what it's meant to - leaves my skin smooth and soft and generally lovely.
I really like this product. I am an established (and unashamed!) Lush-lover, and Coco Lotion has officially made my absolute-favourite list... and not just because the name makes music play in my head. I'm singing it right now. And you know you want to... come on now, do-ooo the cocolotion with me-eee...
Smell like you have just come from the Caribbean in this mixture of pineapple juice, extra virgin coconut oil, mandarin and rosemary infusion /