Friday, 5 August 2011

Bath and Body Works Into The Wild Body Lotion

--What does the promo say?--
"Bath and Body Works Into The Wild Body Lotion.Shea Butter, fast absorbing Jojoba Oil and protective Vitamin E, hydrates skin with moisture to leave skin feeling incredibly soft, smooth and nourished of exotic mandarin, lush petals, and white woods."

The burst of colour is naturally the first thing you notice - it jumps off the bottle like a shattered rainbow. Here it is contrasted nicely with the white of the bottle; in America it is also available in tube form, and the kaleidoscopic design covers the entire thing. The lotion comes out of the vessel easily and closure is firm and secure, without being too difficult to open when you do want to use it.

A white cream that gives no hint of the bounty that lies beyond, and that rubs invisibly into skin.

Does exactly what it says on the tin: you get an immediate feeling of escapism and fresh air thanks to the white woods, petals and fruity scents. Saying that, though, I can't say the mandarin comes through too strongly - but the smell is one that I just find so divine that I'm willing to forgive it. It is quite musky without being vanilla-like, so if you're not into musk, stay away! However, I think there's something in this for every woman - it's floral and feminine while still being exotic and packing a punch.

--Texture and consistency--
Not at all sticky; sinks into skin perfectly.

--Longevity and effects on the skin--
The scent doesn't endure exceptionally well, but it was the moisturising effects that I was after - I am sick of being told by beauty therapists how dry my body skin is. As far as I'm concerned, this stuff worked - no positive comments, but certainly no negative ones either. I've also been using this in conjunction with the Into The Wild shower gel, which has the same moisturising properties (but is sadly unavailable in the UK).

--Value for money--
At this price, it falls into the same league as similar products by Burt's Bees and Essie, which I think is the right place for it. A little goes a long way, too, so you shouldn't need to replace it for a while after the initial purchase. A good exotic-seeming buy that is readily available at home.

perfect partners
Into The Wild Body Mist 236ml, £10.25
Liplicious Lip Gloss Into The Wild 14ml, £5.15
Into The Wild Perfume for Women 75ml, £18.30


Beth said...

Do you know where BABW Products are availible in the UK?

BiancaP said...

Hi Lilley

I do! There are not too many retailers at the moment as it is only just arriving really but keep looking around and I am sure more will appear. For now, try:

and of course there's always ebay! Hope this helps :)