Thursday, 28 April 2011

Never again: I love strawberries & milkshake shower smoothie

I love sweet scents and I love red fruit, hence I love all shower/bath stuff that smells even remotely like it... So, when I ran into this new line and heard it featured a strawberryscent I had to try it - after sniffing and approving off course. I bought it while I was in the Netherlands for 6euros, but you can get it in a Di-shop in Belgium as well.

Squeeze me generously into the palm of your hand, rub me all over your wet skin to buff, moisturise and smooth skin to a gorgeous shine. Rinse me off when you've had enough fun to leave your skin super smooth and smelling fabulous.

Note: on the back of the packaging it reads " warning: I am not a food, please do not swallow me"

-> hilarious or what?

Packaging is adorable, with the little hearts on it and I like the small poemy thing as well. The smells reminds me most of overly mature strawberries, the scent is also very strong - honestly, it's a bit too much for me. The product is a thick shower gel with little particles in it. It's also quite creamy and feels really moisturizing. Now, it's intented to be used on wet skin only so I did and used it as stated above. My skin did indeed feel smooth. But after drying my skin, I got red dots all over, like a bit of a rash. I decided to give the product a few more chances and tried it alone as well, but that didn't help at all. My sensitive skin clearly can't bear this product. When I checked the ingredient list I noticed SLS and perfume were very high on it, so that's probably the cause of it.

I'm quite disappointed in this product. It shouldn't matter that much that I have sensitive skin, a shower gel shouldn't irritate at all. Due to this product I'm not very keen on trying other things from their line. I wouldn't recommend this at all, if something works irritating it's best to avoid it all at once...

Do you have any experience with this line?


BeautyLoves said...

Ai! Ik wilde deze nochtans eens meenemen, maar door mijn overload aan douchegels en aanverwanten heb ik hem laten staan. Maar goed!

Susy said...

Hello!! I never had experimented this one, but i have a pack with shower gel, body butter and a lipgloss. And i'm wearing the body butter and it's fantastic it hydrates my body and it has a great smell. It's raspberry & blackberry collection.

Evelien said...

Ja, ik ken dat gevoel van overload ook dus ik zit op een no-buy kwestie douchestuff. Dit was jammer genoeg een misser, zonde.

Yes I believe you Susy. I've only tested this one so I can't comment on the rest of the line. I've also heard some great things about the body butter, but because of this missing I'm not keen on trying it. I haven't smelled the raspberry, but I'll probably like the scent as well. I also have the lipgloss laying around, but haven't used it yet, it's on my list though. I bought it at the same time when I bought this smoothie.

Phil said...

Ik denk dat ik deze zag staan in de essenza een tijdje terug. Lijkt verdacht veel op philosophy producten qua verpakking enz.
Ik gebruik zelf ook zelden tot nooit douchegel -moet nu wel iets hebben om over te schrijven- en die groene tube van caudalie bevalt mij (en iedereen die de tube in zicht krijgt) Fleur de vigne noemt hij en ik vind dat hij zalig fris ruikt en de huid niet droog achterlaat. Zelfs mijn moeder vind hem leuk en die gebruikt vanalles van de apotheek tegen 'uitdrogen tijdens douchen'.
Staaltje vragen of eens ruiken aan de tube want zo ruikt je nadien toch een 5h.

Evelien said...

Ah, dat kan ook, die winkel hebben ze niet in mn buurt. De gelijkenis met Philosophy is ook een beetje de reden dat ik het gekocht heb, het ziet er zo cute uit he...

Ja, die van Caudalie staat ook op mijn verlanglijstje, maar de perzikgeur dan. Ik heb er toen eens aan geroken in de winkel en mmm zalig, helemaal mijn ding!! En dat m niet uitdroogt is een grote plus, hij staat nu door jou met spot op nummer 1 om aan te kopen nadien, want... Jammer genoeg heb ik eerst nog een hoop douchegels, zo'n 5 grote flessen, die echt eerst opmoeten vooraleer ik iets nieuws koop. Maar zodra ik 'm koop, lees je erover :D want ik laat echt alles zien wat ik koop hier...

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