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 c ategory 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.