The Body Shop – Sweet Lemon Bath & Body Range

Posted by Lipglossiping On March - 26 - 2010

A good citrusy scent is unbeatable for those mornings when you just can’t seem to muster the energy to lift your sleepy head from the pillow.  It’s an energising, invigorating and fresh smell and if combined with a hint of spice then it’s in my shopping basket quicker than a New York minute.

However, I’ve come to the conclusion that citrus is a tricky scent to capture… I’ve sniffed many ‘lemon’ products that quite frankly would be better kept under my kitchen sink than by the side of my bath.

The Body Shop have just launched their Sweet Lemon range, I was given two products from the range at their recent presentation and as a veritable grumpy connoisseur of all things lemon-y… they’re up against a tough nose.

Sweet Lemon Shower Gel – £6

A soap-free, non-drying cleansing gel with luscious lemon seed oil. Lathers to leave your skin feeling cleansed, refreshed, soft and subtly scented.

The Sweet Lemon Shower Gel is nice, it definitely isn’t too synthetic smelling – it’s sharp rather than sweet and lathers up nicely.  I’d like it to leave a little more scent on my skin, but for an “in shower experience” it does the job well.  I think it comes at quite a price though… between me and Mr. L we’d get through 2 bottles of this a month easily, and I wish I could justify £12 a month on Shower Gel, but I can’t.  If your skin isn’t sensitive to soap, I’d suggest trying out a bar of the Sweet Lemon Soap at a much more affordable £2 a pop.

Sweet Lemon Whip Body Lotion – £8

Light and fluffy, this quick-absorbing, non-greasy whipped cream lotion, with rich and velvety natural ingredients, smoothes easily over the skin, leaving it feeling well moisturised, soft and supple. Provides moisturisation that lasts up to 12 hours. Leaves skin scented with an uplifting and fresh lemon fragrance.

The scent of the Sweet Lemon Whip Body Lotion (which again is sharp rather than sweet) lingers beautifully without being overpowering.  The formula feels light and fluffy, sinking nicely into my skin without leaving any greasiness.  I’m not sure how much stock I’d put into their 12hr moisturisation claims for this product as I personally need something heavier to keep my skin supple for that length of time.  I’d give the scent of the range a 7/10 but it really appeals to Mr. L’s nose, and he never gives a crap about stuff like this… so it’s definitely a product I’ll be shopping for when my current one runs out.  As it spreads so smoothly, I don’t think I’d need to repurchase too often either… well, not unless I catch Mr. L at my bottle again *side eye*.

Have you tried the new Sweet Lemon range from the Body Shop?  What are your favourite smells to get you going in the mornings?  Bacon doesn’t count.


10 Responses to “The Body Shop – Sweet Lemon Bath & Body Range”

  1. Kat says:

    I love the smell of peppermint in the morning for my shower gels, especially a really strong one.

    I think I might buy the gf one of the soaps. Thanks for the review x

  2. Sarah says:

    your blog always has me giggling :)

  3. Maybe I should start huffing this in the morning and I might actually be coherent for my 8am lectures 😛

    I recently picked up a perfume and sugar scrub by Haus of Gloi which is a coffee and chocolate scent, and I’m hoping it can be even half as effective in waking me up as regular coffee XD

  4. Allie says:

    I’m in love with lemon-y scents. I was in TBS yesterday and was sniffing this stuff with abandon. I can’t justify the cost right now, really. But will probably get it at some point.

  5. Tali says:

    Ill get the soap but you are right.. £12 is steep for a daily shower gel. Im happy with my boots cocoa one! lol

  6. I gave the body butter of this a little try when I was in The Body Shop the other day and it smells gorgeous! It’s definitely getting popped onto my “to buy” list. I’m all about the citrus smells in the morning but failing that ginger or green tea hit the button as well :)

  7. Louise says:

    I can’t wait to try this :)

  8. I love lemon smells so I’ll have to check this out. At the moment I’ve just got the Lemony Flutter cuticle cream from Lush, which I mix with olive oil and use pretty much everywhere.

  9. I just like fruity scents in the morning and at the minute I have both cherry and papaya ones in the shower. TBS quite often have 2 for 8 quid (please excuse my use of the word “quid” but this keyboard doesn’t appear to have a pound sign) which makes them more reasonable.

  10. Suzette says:

    One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything before you go to bed

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