Review, Price, Buy Online The Body Shop Brazil Nut Shower Cream
By Contributor: Agnirupa
Those who shudder at the idea of rubbing a cold bar of soap (be it delectable or hand-made even!) on their body in winters to create lather, hands up! Yo me too fall in this category and during this wintry time of the year shower gels, or more precisely the shower creams are my best friends for a soothing and hydrating hassle free shower! I picked up both shea shower cream and brazil nut shower cream which I will review today from The Body Shop last month so read on for my experience.
TBS Claims: This rich, soap-free shower cream creates a rich lather and has a sweet and nutty scent. Lather up in the bath or shower using hands or a bath lily. Rinse thoroughly.
Soap free – it won’t dry out the skin
Sweet and nutty scent
As we all are very familiar with the packaging of TBS shower gels and body lotions, I will keep it short and sweet! This shower cream comes in a sturdy transparent round plastic bottle with a flip-top cap for easy pouring out. But being a big 250ml bottle, it is almost impossible to travel around with it.
The shower cream is creamy light caramelly in color and medium thick in texture so I have to shake my bottle a bit to pour it out (wish it came with a pump) But once out, it is really nice and smooth and spreads easily and evenly on my damp skin. I usually use a bath lily if I have time or just use hands when in a hurry! Either way its easy to apply and use and hardly makes a difference.
Being a shower cream and not a gel, it of course does not lather, instead feels very like a lotion which I keep for a couple of minutes to absorb the hydration benefit and wash it off. It washes off very easily and leaves my skin so smooth and soft without leaving any heavy/sticky residue sitting on top of skin.
I hate the feel of dry stretchy skin so I rush to apply lotion on my still damp skin so that it retains the moisture better but surprise surprise! I applied no lotion over this and my skin was still smooth and soft when dry making me forget that I had applied no moisturizer. Way to go! After a few hours though, I had to apply a lotion but that’s the case with me even if I apply lotion after my usual shower gel.
Coming to the fragrance..aahh..I feel I am transported to a caramel heaven whenever I open it and take a whiff! It is just molten gooey sweet toffee. The fragrance persists in my bathroom for a long time afterwards and I adore the comforting lingering smell left on my arms. Bit too overwhelming for those who hate food smells though!
The pros of The Body Shop Brazil Nut Shower Cream:
- Sensible and sturdy plastic bottle packaging with flip-top cap
- Creamy smooth, medium thick lotion like consistency, applies and spreads smoothly on skin
- Does not lather and easy to wash off
- Leaves my skin smooth and soft without any heavy/sticky layer on top
- Very hydrating indeed. I do not need a lotion for a few hours after this
- Heavenly molten toffee fragrance- lingers for sometime.
The cons of The Body Shop Brazil Nut Shower Cream:
- Fragrance might be a bit too sweet for sensitive noses
Price: Rs.425 for 250ml
VNA Rating: 4.5/5
Do I recommend? Yumm! I feel like licking this everyday. Heavenly nutty caramel smell, smooth lotion like texture, makes skin feel so cozy and soft and lasts for a long long time! Definitely recommended.