Monday, May 25, 2009

Product Review: Bath & Body Works Cotton Blossom Body Lotion

At a Glance:
Price: US$9.50 (approx. RM34.20)
Weight: 8 fl. oz / 236ml
Made in: USA
Likes: Great fresh clean scent, quality ingredients, moisturizing!
Gripes: The flip top cap, not available in Malaysia!
Repurchase: Maybe
Jenn's Rating: 4 Stars! Me Likey! :)

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Ceteareth-20, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydoxide, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Alcochol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Disodium EDTA, Blue 1 (CI42090), Yellow 5 (CI19140), Red 33 (CI17200).

Product Description:

Inspired by the scent of pure cotton linen blowing in the breeze, this fragrance is clean, fresh and powdery soft.

Fragrant, everyday body lotion leaves skin soft, smooth, and beautifully healthy

Actual Product Pic:

Texture & Scent:

This lotion is a slightly thicker, so it feels a little heavier than the usual body lotions! Out of the four Bath & Body Works lotion i own, this one has the lightest texture. This one has a really fresh and powdery scent which i have grown really fond of!! I especially LOVED the subtle orange scent when it mellows down! :D

  • Fragrance Top Notes: Sun Dried Linen Accord, Grass, Mandarin Blossom

  • Fragrance Mid Notes: Jeans Accord, Peony, Cotton

  • Fragrance Base Notes: Musk, Baby Powder

  • Packaging:

    This lotion comes in a squeeze bottle with a flip top cap! I personally do not like the cap though, because the lotion will get stuck in the cap and congeal there if i don't use it for sometime!

    The flip top cap:

    Time Test:
    This lotion takes about 10-15 minutes to sink in, and my skin feels moisturized for up to 8 hours after that! :)

    Price & Availability:
    This lotion is priced at US$9.50 (approx. RM34.20), which i feel is rather reasonable for the quality you're getting! Sadly, this is not available in Malaysia! It can be bought at all Bath & Bodyworks outlets and their website (They have amazing offers like buy 3 free 3 going on sometimes too!). It's also available at certain Watsons outlets in Singapore! :)

    I usually use this at night before bed as a night moisturizer! :)

    My $0.02:

    My beloved husband (lol!) got me these lotions when a friend of his offered to buy stuff for him from the States!! I'm really grateful that he chose to buy stuff for me instead of himself!! Love!! hahaha!!

    Ok back to the review! :D I got this lotion "unseen"... just based on their descriptions! lol! To be very honest, i was really disappointed when i got this one, as the scent wasn't what i thought it was!! But after awhile, it really grew on me, and now it's one of my favourite scents! :D

    It smells really fresh and clean, and it really reminds me of freshly laundered linen!! :D And the scent lasts and lasts the whole day!! lol! :D This lotion moisturizes really well also, though it may be a little heavy for tropical climates!

    All in all, i think this is a really high quality lotion that's really affordable! Too bad it's not available in Malaysia cuz i would definitely repurchase!! :(

    Credits: Product photos from


    1. Hi Jenn,

      I've got this one for a while. Love it the moment Hubby unpacked it from his suitcase and I tore open the seal to test it..yea, I know, like a kid..;)

      It's a bit thick for the tropical climate but since I sleep in air-conditioned room, it keeps my skin well-moisturised throughout the night waking up having smooth and fragrant skin. and yes, a little goes a long way for this lotion. Have you tried Sea Island Cotton? The scent is similar but without that little hint of orange in this one.

      It also helped keep dry skin at bay in the winter. Tried and tested.

      Have a good day, Jenn.

    2. I have this one! the scent is lovely!!!!c

    3. Oooo, this is on my 'To try list' from Bath and Body Works. You're spot on. I was a little puzzled why the lotions are heavier than the usual ones as they do have cream versions in winter too.
      It's a tad sticky in our tropical climate but the SCENT! Oh My God!

    4. why oh why, the nice stuff for bath and body aren't here? :(

      we don't have VS here, neither we have Bath & bodyworks. And not even lush! I guess TBS is my nearest?

      Loccitane kinda exp, so. sigh. :(

    5. Vonvon: hehehe you're so cute!! :D but i guess most of us are really excited about beauty products ya! :D

      Glad to hear that this works so well for you!! I also love waking up to soft and nicely scented skin!! hehehe!!

      No, i haven't tried out the Sea Island Cotton one!! I can't wait to have the chance to go to the store myself so that i can smell and try everything!! :D

    6. Nikki: Hi5!! :D I love the scent too!! :D

    7. Ivy: yeah!! it's heavier than the usual lotions!! Maybe the air over there is rather dry la!!

      Yes, the scent of these lotions are to die for!!! *takes a deep whiff of her favourite country apple one! :D*

    8. Plue: True la... even singapore also got already!! hopefully watsons will bring this one in lah!!

      I wanna try L'Occitane but like you say, so ex!!! The cherry blossom range is sooooo nice!! :D

    9. Ah I love bath & body works ^_^ Yeah too bad they're not available here.. I'm currently using their handwash :P It smells damn nice xD

    10. Hi 5 Shuu!! Which handwash are you currently using? :D

      Yeah their scents are amazing!! :D

    11. I'm currently using their anti-bacterial moisturizing tropical passionfruit handwash. ^_^ It is very moisturizing too and one thing that I noticed very much later on after I started using it, it actually has shimmer in it lol

    12. Ohhh, they have BBW in Singapore now?? Sigh! Malaysia is very outdated, no NARS, no Urban Decay, no Smashbox (heard coming in May but it's coming to end of May!).

      Btw, I have some extra BBW shower gels, body lotions and body sprays to let go.

      Sorry, Jenn. Don't mean to advertise here. Just wanna share with girls who love BBW but can't get BBW over here. Hope you don't mind. ;)

    13. Shuu: icic!! Must be a really pretty handwash that smells wonderful then!! hehehe!! :D

    14. Vonvon: yeah! They have BBW and Victoria secrets at certain watsons i heard! I hope our Watsons bring them in soon!

      Oh, i don't mind!! I hope some girls will find that useful!! :D

    15. Wow! Good one! But I'm so lazy to moisturize other places other than my face. LOL! argh..

    16. Hahaha i'm the same... worse actually since i love buying lotions!!! >.<

      Am on a lotion ban until i finish all my current bottles! lol! :D

    17. i am on a MU ban, bath/ lotion/ body butter ban till my stuff finishes.

      which is impossible :P

      give in la. u know u want it :P

    18. They even have Victoria's Secret???????????? Huh!!! What's our Watsons here doing?? Sleeping? Living in the primitive Stone age??? I already knew that Watsons S'pore already having lotsa nice organice brands, etc, but some even have BBW and VS??? Huh!!

      Talking about joining in too! But how la??? Hide my credit card under my bed??? :P hehehe.....

    19. Plue: I'm strong!! I shall not give in!! hahaha!! XD

    20. Vonvon: yes!!! we're so "far behind"! lol!! Hopefully our watsons will bring those brands in someday lah!! :D

      I just tell myself no whenever i see nice lotions!! lol!! I have 8 bottles to finish before i can buy new ones!! >.<

    21. I think I have around the same amount of lotions and their corresponding shower gels too! That's why i didn't buy much at the Body Shop sale this time.

      I'm crazy over BBW!

    22. Vonvon: Wow!! So many!! How long do you need to finish all of them?! haha!! :D

      But honestly i'll haul too if i ever step into a BBW store!! haha!! :P


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