Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Product Review: Bath & Body Works Sun-Ripened Raspberry Body Lotion



At a Glance:
Price: US$9.50 (approx. RM34.20)
Website: Bathandbodyworks.com
Weight: 8 fl. oz / 236ml
Made in: USA
Likes: Scent lasts really long, quality ingredients, moisturizing!
Gripes: Scent is a little cloying, the flip top cap, not available in Malaysia!
Repurchase: No
Jenn's Rating: 3.5 Stars! Would be better if the scent is lighter! :D


Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Ceteareth-20, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit 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, Carbomer, Sodium Hydoxide, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Alcochol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Disodium EDTA, Red 33 (CI17200), Blue 1 (CI42090), Red 40 (CI16035).


Product Description:

As berries ripen in the summer sun, their fragrance deepens. Add a touch of green vine, and the scent becomes positively irrisistable.

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



Actual Product Pic:


Texture & Scent:


This lotion is a slightly thicker than your usual body lotions, so it takes a little longer to sink in! It may be a little heavy for our tropical weather though if you don't have a/c. This one smells just like sweet berries!! I really loved this one at first, but it gets kinda cloying after awhile... the scent is rather strong (and it lasts the whole day!!)


  • Fragrance Top Notes: Raspberry, Florida Orange, Apple



  • Fragrance Mid Notes: Rose, Tagette, Green Bouquet, Ylang



  • Fragrance Base Note: Vanilla



  • 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! :)

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


    My $0.02:

    I wish Bath & Body Works would open their stores here in Malaysia! Their lotions have quality ingredients, they have a LARGE selection of scents, plus their prices are not too bad too!! :D

    This lotion is no different - i love that it moisturizes rather well! The scent itself is quite lovely, but it's soo strong that sometimes i myself get put off by it! lol! If they tone down the scent a little it would be great!! :D


    Credits: Product photos from Bathandbodyworks.com.

    10 comments:

    1. I tried this before, too sweet! Couldn't take it.

      I'm using Blushing Cherry Blossom and I like Japanese Cherry Blossom too :)

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    2. I wish they would open a store in Australia too!! I really love their products, from what I have tried so far :) Great review

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    3. Jessie: icic... yeah the scent gets a little sickening after awhile!!

      I've heard my friend rave about the Cherry Blossom ranges too!! Argh i wants!! :(

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    4. Stefanie: you and i both!! :( I hope they'll hear us and do so soon!! :D

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    5. I've always been on the floral scent rather than the fruity ones :) I love both VS and B&B :)

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    6. I used to really love fruity scents (still do), but nowadays i'm really into fresh scents!! :D

      I must try VS out someday!! Why oh why are these good brands not available here :(

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    7. I have been waiting and waiting for ages for VS and BBW to come here too....let's hope the day will come soon...:)

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    8. Lets see if i have any luck to bump into this when im in singapore or not :D

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    9. Vonvon: lets pray very hard that Watsons brings this in soon then!! :D

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    10. Xin: hahaha wish you all the best then!! Remember to buy Country Apple... the smell is AMAZING!! :D

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