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I use body lotion every day to moisturise my dry skin and one of my preferred brands is Lush: they make a number of lovely lotions which are deliciously scented. The most recent lotion I've tried is Potion.
Potion Lotion is only available from Lush Retro, which is a range of products only available online. A 250g bottle costs £9.25, which is expensive but in my experience, Lush lotions are worth the money. What attracted me to this lotion was the fact that it was described as smelling like the Ruby Red Slippers bubble bar - a delicious rich sexy floral smell. Sadly the Ruby Red Slippers bubble bar is only available at Christmas, and it wasn't even around last year - so I really wanted this lotion so I could get my fix.
The lovely scent is made up of carnations, roses and tangerines. I adore the scent but I'm not sure what it reminds me of. When I used the bubble bar I saw it as a Christmassy scent. I've been using this lotion over the summer, however, and the smell doesn't seem inappropriate at all. It's floral, heady and sweet without being cloying. It's fresh enough not to be old-fashioned but rich enough to be suitable for older women too. I love that the scent lasts on your skin for hours - if I apply the lotion in the morning, I can smell the scent until lunchtime at least. Who needs perfume when you can smell like this?!
As well as the fresh tangerines, rose petal infusion and carnation absolute that go into the product to make up the scent, cocoa butter and almond oil bulk it up and give Potion its moisturising properties. This is an incredibly moisturising lotion that's perfect for my dry skin. My lower legs especially can get really dry but they remain soft even until the next morning. The lotion sinks in really well, however, and there is no greasiness. Potion is quite thick, but not so thick that it is difficult to get out of the flip-top lid (this lid means no spillages either). It is off-white in colour with no bits. There are no animal-derived ingredients of any sort in Potion, so it's completely suitable for vegans.
As mentioned, Potion comes in a bottle with a flip-top lid. Like other bottled products in the Retro section (but unlike similar products sold in-store, which come in clear bottles), the bottle is black and sturdy with a white label. Unfortunately, the bottle means that you can't tell how much product you have left. I do like the design, however: it's simple but attractive.
The label on the bottle describes this "exquisitely perfumed body lotion" as "a magical blend of natural oils, tangerine, carnation and rose to tone, soften and condition your skin". It suggests that the product is perfect for the over 20s (that's me!) and as an aftersun. I'm sensible and don't go out in the sun much, so I've never used it as an aftersun - but it does feel very cooling and soothing on my skin, and I've experienced no irritation at all, so I imagine it would do a good job.
I absolutely adore Potion and, though I've been impressed with all of Lush's body lotions, this is my favourite so far. It's incredibly moisturising (my skin is in great condition since I've been using this), gentle, and smells absolutely amazing. I will most definitely repurchase this product and feel that it is worth every penny of the high price.
This is a wonderfully moisturising body lotion scented with carnations. It has the same scent as lush's 'ruby red slippers' bubble bar.
I find it sinks into my skin really quickly and keeps my skin scented and smooth for over 4 hours (which is good for a body lotion).
It smells spicey and flowery at the same time which is a wonderful contrast. The consistency is good, not to runny or too solid. I'd reccommend it for dry skin!
I must first confess that I actually brought this from the Lush website for a friend?s birthday on 31st October (I thought the name was quite fitting for Halloween!) but unfortunately I had to order another one at 24 hr delivery (very expensive at £6.95) because I ended up using the first one I ordered myself. This probably sounds very selfish but when it arrived I smelt it, and couldn?t resist actually trying some on. After I had done this I realised I couldn?t give it to my friend so ordered another one. Anyway enough of my whinging about delivery costs etc let me tell you what ?Potion? is. Potion is a hand and body moisturiser made by Lush, a wonderful company who believe in using natural ingredients and not testing any of their products on animals. I have tried many of their products and haven?t been let down so far. They give honest descriptions of what their products do rather than trying to sell vast quantities. Potion came in a 250g bottle which cost £6.35. I also had to pay for delivery (£3.95) because I bought mine over the Internet but I got another 3 Lush products so it only worked out at about £1 per product. Those of you who are lucky enough to live near a Lush store will probably find it there. The bottle has a flip top lid and is all black. On the front is a sticker with the Lush logo on it, the name ?Potion?, a description of the product, the ingredients and the use by date (the product last for 14 months from the date it was made due to the natural ingredients it contains). Potion smells heavenly. In the ingredients roses, carnations and tangerines are listed. It smells mostly of the flowers but you can also smell a hint of tangerines too. This gives it a light floral smell that isn?t overpowering because of the refreshing tangerine scent. I
;t is off-white in colour and has what I consider to be the perfect consistency for a moisturiser. I hate runny body milks but I also don?t like really thick creams that leave legs feeling sticky. The thing I loved about this was that it was absorbed REALLY easily but it was thick enough to feel like it was actually moisturising my skin. The ingredients listed on the bottle are; Rose Petal Infusion (Rosa centifolia), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Glycerine, Strearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Fresh Tangerines (Citrus reticulata), Rose Absolute (Rosa centifolia), Carnation Absolute (Dianthus carophyllus), Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata), Cetearyl Alcohol, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. I think it's important to note that the product contains nut oil. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients then don?t use this product and especially if you have a sever nut allergy. Apparently tangerine oil is said to prevent wrinkles, I?m not really old enough to comment on whether this is true and I haven?t been using it long enough to tell, but has been good at toning the skin especially on my legs. The almond oil and cocoa butter are good moisturisers which left my skin soft and silky but it isn?t great for dry areas as it is too light to really moisturise some areas. I do have a small complaint and that is about the bottle. Although I have nowhere near finished it yet I can imagine it being rather hard to get the last bits out because you can?t really squeeze the bottle much so it is probably best to leave it standing upside down to get the last of it out. Will I be buying it again? I?m not sure to be honest. The smell is absolutely gorgeous, and it lef
t my skin feeling cared for but because it is lightly moisturising it isn?t great for really dry areas like elbows and knees which I tend to find get worse in the cold weather that I know we are in for. I love buying Lush stuff and trying different things so I don?t know if I?d buy the same again, to be honest it is a bit expensive if you are looking for a really good moisturiser but if you like light moisturising lotions which smell fantastic then this is definitely for you. This product isn?t a let down but personally I prefer Lush?s Dream Cream. Potion is available form Lush stores nationwide, a list of which are on the website www.lush.co.uk where you can also purchase products. Thanks for reading!
I bought this to give as a present but I just couldn?t resist using it myself. It comes in a lovely black bottle that is not too cheap or expensive looking. It costs £5.75 for 250g, (about 250ml). Commendably Lush only use natural ingredients with the minimum of safe synthetics in their products so they don?t keep as long as other makes. On each bottle is a use by date (Potion lasts 14 months). Another nice feature is all the products are hand made and with the name of the maker on them. It?s nice to know my moisturiser was handmade in Poole by Lyn, it just makes it more personal. Lush products are not suitable for those with nut allergies, but most, including this one are suitable for vegans. Potion is not designed to be especially moisturising; (you need ?Sympathy for the Skin? for that). Despite containing almond oil and cocoa butter, and looking quite thick it sinks into the skin like a dream, leaving your skin smooth, not greasy. Tangerine, carnation and rose are added but when I first sniffed the bottle I could detect the carnation, but also chocolate! I was a bit put out by that, but fear not when put on my skin, I was drenched with the smell of carnations. This is a lovely smell; very feminine, light and floral. If you don?t like floral smells then give this a miss. Carnation is supposed to be very calming so it should be safe for sensitive types. Tangerine oil is said to tone congested skin, so it might help spotty backs and chests. It is also reputed to heal stretch marks and scars. Looking at my stretch marks they do look better, but not a great deal. Whether it takes a while to work I don?t know. Generally though the appearance of my skin has improved; it is less mottled and blotchy, with fewer dry patches. This is probably due to the rose oil which is very soothing, and great for repairing dry, creepy skin. Despite being a bit expensive I think this is well worth the money. Why? Because it feels so fabulous on the skin. It makes my s
kin so refreshed and re-energises my tired legs. Lots of body lotions are refreshing but unfortunately they are all cooling; not ideal in this cold winter weather. With Potion you get an injection of energy without the shivers. It is ideal then for use after exercising to make you as fresh as a daisy. If I were to make one suggestion, I would say it would be nice to have small bottles for travelling or taking to the gym. A big bottle would be great as well. Potion can be purchased online at www.lush.co.uk, mail order on 01202 668 545. Or you can purchase in person at any Lush shop; check the website for locations.
This is one of my favourite Lush products. There’s nothing worse than dry scaly skin on your legs after you’ve attacked them with the old razor, but heavy creams and lotions make me feel greasy and give you that tacky ‘my legs are sticking to my trousers’ experience – Lad’s, you’ll probably just have to trust me on this one! - Potion is light and easily absorbed but lasts for ages and smells out of this world. The smell is a mix of roses, carnations and tangerines – heavenly! It’s not overpowering but seems to linger subtly for most of the day. The sales pitch from Lush claims that tangerine and carnation oils' have skin toning properties, almond oil and cocoa butter soften your skin and rose oil has a reputation for easing hangovers!! I can confirm the first two claims, but as a non-drinker remain doubtful about the last one. If anyone reading this tries potion after a hangover I’d be interested top know how you get on! It costs £5.45 for 250g, and the ingredients are: Rose Petal Infusion (Rosa centifolia), Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Glycerine, Strearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Fresh Tangerines (Citrus reticulata), Rose Absolute (Rosa centifolia), Carnation Absolute (Dianthus carophyllus), Tangerine Oil (Citrus reticulata), Cetearyl Alcohol, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben It lasts a long time because a little goes a long way. Overall, excellent value for money for the slightly scaley amongst us who are aspiring to be soft and subtly fragrant!!
Moisturising lotion made with natural ingredients