Product Type: Lush body care
Newest Review: ... and nutty. Organic pumpkin seed oil and organic sesame oil are both extra oil additions to 'Coco Lotion' which presumably add some extra ... more
Not many visions of the Caribbean when I used this
Lush Coco Lotion
Member Name: catsholiday
Lush Coco Lotion
Advantages: Good for sensitive skin
Disadvantages: Still some nasty ingredients
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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Summary: A pleasant enough moisturising cream but there are better ones for the price