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Lychee blossom body lotion
I buy a lot of the Bodyshop stuff and recently bought almost the whole range of the lychee blossom products because it was in the ale and Little Miss declared it to be a favourite!
The products can be bought online and also I store and at full price this is the same as the other body lotions, £ 8 for 200ml.
The body lotion comes in a plastic bottle with the ingredients which I won't list on the back. It is advertised as being skin softening with a sparkling and energetic scent. I assume the spark lines refers to the smell because I haven't noticed any sparkles on my body after use. It is made with lychee extract and babassu oil. I had no idea what this oil is but it is apparently an emollient which is beneficial for either dry or oily complexions and which gently moisturises the skin without leaving an oily sheen. Seems a bit of a conundrum that it is suitable for dry or oily skin but the fact that it is an emollient pleases me!
The product is dispensed via a pump action, and I find that a couple of depressions of the pump is enough to give each leg a good moisturising. It's kind of creamy in colour with a very fruity smell which I find very pleasant and which I assume to be the smell of lychees. It is of a nice texture neither too thick so that I have trouble getting it out of the dispenser nor thin and watery. This means that when I apply it to my skin, it does leave my skin feeling fresh and moisturised. It applies easily to my skin and is quickly absorbed, without leaving my skin feeling greasy or leaving any sticky residue. My skin does smell fruity and this fruitiness lasts for a few hours, so it's best applied at night and not before applying any perfume.
The one problem I have with this product is the bottle. It works brilliantly when the bottle is nearly full but as the lotion comes towards the end then the pump seems to start to have problems dispensing the product. This is a shame as a good deal of the lotion is lost as I just can't get it out of the bottle. Picking the pump action stick out of the bottle and tipping it upside down and hitting does get some out, but for the amount of lotion I get out it doesn't seem worth the bother.
As with most of the Bodyshop products I did like this body lotion. It leaves my skin feeling moisturised and fresh smelling and I can put on my pyjamas without feeling greasy and sticky. It is light enough to be used every day and has caused my skin no irritation.
I would recommend this for anyone wanting a light but effective moisturiser as long as you can stand the fact that the pump action is ineffective towards the end.
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