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4 May 2016
Skin Sin Hand And Body Lotion
Although my skin has a tendency to react quite viciously to any change in the weather, I find that I don't perhaps moisturise as much as I should do. Whereas the average person will probably use a lotion or a massage bar once a week to replenish the skin, I'm lucky if I remember to use such items once a month. It's a habit I need to rectify - especially knowing how parched my skin can look and feel in the warmer months.
Despite resting on a handful of lotions and creams that just never get used in my house, I found myself purchasing a couple of bottles of Skin Sin when it made an appearance in the Kitchen last week. A mixture of impulse and curiosity encouraged me to grab the two bottles that are currently resting on my shelf, and I am forever grateful that I did. To put it simply - this body lotion is wickedly delectable and incredibly beautiful in every way.
First released many moons ago, this hand and body lotion is packed full of so many wonderful components that make it one of the most effective lotions to come from Lush's vaults. Described as having both a floral fragrance and a cherry one, there are quite a number of mixed reviews online that may confuse potential buyers - an uncertainty that even left me a little unsure of what to expect when they first arrived on my doorstep.
All I can say is that this is a very light-smelling cream - a scent that matches both the consistency of the lotion as well as how it feels on the skin after application. Upon opening the lid, it was the lavender and chamomile that jumped out at me first. Together, these two components intertwined to create a very calming, cooling and slightly medicinal floral aroma that has a naturally sweet kick to it thanks to the former ingredient.
Alongside this is a strong thread of almond - one that doesn't produce a nutty smell, but more of a creamy, milky element; and a subtle drop of tangerine oil, that compliments the sweet element of the lavender and gives the body lotion a very gentle fruity element to finish. If I was to describe the scent of this in its entirety, I would say that it is almost like a watered-down, milkier Twilight Shower Gel. Both the tagetes and the tangerine replace the tonka that would normally feature in the aforementioned gel, so you don't get such a sugary-sweet vanilla aroma, but are offered a sweet, lavender-dominated one instead.
Original descriptions state that Skin Sin has a rich, fruity cherry element - a statement that I think may be misleading for first time buyers. The fact that you can detect the tangerine slightly, and the strong almond aroma present, I can see why some buyers may describe this body lotion as having a very subtle cherry scent. However, I would say that the chamomile and the lavender are much more prominent throughout, and this would be a better-fitting description of the product.
As I mentioned above, this body lotion is far thinner than most of Lush's regular and limited edition creams. It sits somewhere in-between Love And Light Hand Cream and Karma Kream Body Lotion, but don't be fooled into thinking that its any less moisturising than all of the other products on offer.
What I loved about this lotion was the fact that it was easy to massage across the body, and I was amazed that within a matter of seconds, the cream had been absorbed by the skin - leaving my body feeling really soft and nourished, and my skin looking far more radiant than it had done a few seconds beforehand. There was no stickiness at all, and I was able to put my pyjamas on a mere five minutes after I had slathered the lotion all over my body.
Furthermore, I was left with a beautiful but equally gentle aroma on my skin - one that showcased the almond oil and the lavender oil mostly, but still offered up elements of the other components as well. After using this a couple of times during the week, I noticed that my skin stayed plump and supple during the days in-between use, and it worked really well alongside Dreamwash to cool and soothe my skin after a hot bath.
This is now my favourite body lotion to use and I would definitely be interested in buying a few more bottles when I finish the two I currently own. If you like gentle smells and need a lotion that isn't going to take hours to be fully absorbed - while injecting your skin with moisture and conditioning all at the same time, Skin Sin is the product you should be looking to purchase. It really is wickedly decadent.
Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Almond Oil, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Glycerine, Stearic Acid, Tagetes Oil, Tangerine Oil, Chamomile Blue Oil, Lavender Oil, Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, *Limonene, *Linalool, Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
2016 Price: £10.25 for 250g.
2017 Price: £10.95 for 250g.
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