Sunday, 30 October 2016

Speed Review: Lush Sleepy Body Lotion



There's something comforting about Lush products which makes me particularly keen to reach for them in the cooler autumnal months. Case in point.. their new Sleepy Body Lotion. 

Lush Sleepy Body Lotion is made with an oatmeal infusion, creamy Fair Trade organic cocoa butter, calming lavender flower and comforting sweet tonka absolute. 

First, let's talk about the packaging. Basically, I hate almost everything about it. The Lush black tubs are ugly and I don't find tub packaging to be particularly functional or hygienic. That said, I appreciate the ecological message which is the Lush focus when it comes to packaging. 

Lush Sleepy Body Lotion has a lilac tinge and a comforting, powdery scent which made me feel like I was being enveloped in a cozy blanket. It lingers delicately on the skin following use, making this the ideal choice for evening use (I feel that it would interfere with perfume).

Despite having a lotion texture, it wasn't the most instantly absorbed product. That said, I loved that it didn't leave a greasy residue. Following use, I could still feel the product on my skin but it felt like a protective layer that was locking in moisture, rather than being sticky or uncomfortable. Skin was left feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. 

At £13.95 for 215g, I do feel that this is slightly overpriced but the fact that a little goes a long way does help to justify the price. It's a lovely product which I'll be reaching for time and time again as the temperatures drop.


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