Date Wed, November 14 2012
The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream Jumbo

The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream Jumbo

Of course, I had to spend a lot of money at the new Ulta. I was fresh out of my favorite body wash, and thought I’d try something else. I smelled nearly every bottle on the shelves, and there were many. I was debating between two coconut options and Philosophy’s Sugar Plum Faerie. I like them sweet, what can I say? I chose The Body Shop Coconut Body Cream because it was a slightly better deal — the bottle is huge! — and it smelled a little more interesting. There’s a hint of a spice or vanilla in the bottle. Unfortunately, it’s just not a very good product, and now I’m stuck with a giant bottle of body wash that I don’t like.

For starters, the pump is awful. I had to twist it for something like five minutes straight before it popped up. Unfortunately, it’s a very low pump, so there’s not enough room to hold a sponge or poof before it unless you tilt it, which is awkward. If you’re using just your hand, this might not be a big deal, but I would prefer a taller pump or a squeeze bottle.

Once I get a bunch of product on my shower poof, I’m disappointed with the amount of suds. It’s just not a bubble body wash, and that’s something I like for. It’s so creamy that it feels more like a lotion. I’m not sure if the creaminess makes it less sudsy, but I’d take a foamier, fluffier body wash over a creamy one every day.

Then, there’s the smell. It’s great in the bottle but horrible in the air and on my skin. I can’t smell any of the sweet coconut when I’m bathing with this shower cream. All I smell is something that reminds me of clay of Play-Dough. It’s disgusting and overhwelming.

I sometimes deal with body acne, and this doesn’t help at all.

Does this make my skin soft and hydrated? Eh, I don’t feel dry anyway. It’s no better or worse than any other body wash I’ve used. I don’t notice unless it significantly changes my skin texture.

So, smell, container and lather are all subpar, and I’ll never run out of this. Ugh.

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