Today’s review is on the Bath and Body Works Signature Collection A Thousand Wishes Ultra Shea Body Cream and read on to know how well this tube of shea infused body cream did.
13 USD for 226 g/ 8 oz
Infused with luxuriously rich Shea Butter, our New Ultra Shea Body Cream provides 24 hours of nourishing moisture to soften even the driest skin. With soothing Aloe Butter, pampering Cocoa Butter and more Shea than ever before, our non-greasy formula melts into skin to provide beautiful fragrance and all day, all night hydration.
Warm your heart a thousand times over with a festive blend of sparkling champagne, crystal peonies & almond crème
Top Notes: Sparkling Champagne, Twinkling Star Fruit, Golden Quince
Mid Notes: Crystal Peonies, Purple Freesia
Dry Notes: Gilded Amber, Almond Crème, Sugared Sandalwood, Velvet Musk
Squeeze quarter-sized dollop into palm & massage into skin for our deep moisture.
My Experience with Bath and Body Works Signature Collection A Thousand Wishes Ultra Shea Body Cream:
When I bought this cream, I had my hopes high on the consistency and feel of the cream. I thought the world ‘ultra’ would be justified in terms of getting absorbed into the skin and in giving that instant softness. But, this promising fresh-looking tube was a little dense to handle and cream’s spreadability remained a question mark. Let us go into further details of this cream that would help you decide if this scented body cream can make skin’s good friend.
Packaging: If there are two things I love about this range and this particular tube, they are the colorful packaging and the overwhelming floral scent. The ultra shea body cream comes in a cylindrical tube which is not exactly travel-friendly, also such is the quantity. You get a good amount of the product that would last you at least a month.
The plastic colored pink-peach colored tube has a colorful fuchsia pink and black with dusted gold sparkles as its label sticker and the name is so apt. The packaging, as usual, contains the key fragrance notes and ingredients list. The overall look of the tube can lift up my spirit more with the name it carries. It overall gives a dreamy feel. The flip open type cap dispenses the right amounts of the product without spillage.
Fragrance: Like the inviting golden specks on the tube, the floral fragrance binds beautifully with the fragrance of amber and the touch of creamy amber or a caramel scent that my nose always yearns for is what it bottles down to. This fragrance is a very graceful and an intense feminine floral scent that is mature and inviting only if you love an overwhelming smell of flowers on your body.
Otherwise, the heavy floral scent can weigh down on some and be over the top for some to handle. A pretty floral strong scent that dries to a champagne musky odor topped with a creamy vanilla smell. If you would like such a blend, then go for this cozy buttery scented cream.
Consistency and staying power: The cream is dense and it is very normal for someone to think that this ultra shea cream contains a rich amount of aloe and rich cocoa butter would be creamy. Although not super creamy, this dense gel-like cream has a thick peak that sticks out once you dispense the cream. Although the texture is creamy, is not light and smooth; the staying power, once neatly applied, lasts all day and the floral notes thin down to a dry down caramel woody note which is subtle, feminine and soothing.
Overall performance: The thick rich buttery cream, although dense, weighs heavy on the skin and takes a while to be absorbed to the fullest while being a little difficult during application as the cream is not smooth to spread across easily on your skin. This pampering floral based body cream offers a deep moisturization to the skin although I am not certain about the 24-hour claim, though.
The polish instantly sets and the drying power is mind-blowing which is when you know why you have you paid so much! 😛 It literally takes seconds to max a minute or two to neatly sit even if you are using two coats of it. For the second coat, if you can buy time or have time in your hand, try and not disturb. Once applied, it stays for three days, which is also why I think this red shade would be apt for the brides to go for.
Usage: Layer your skin with this cream post shower. This cozy winter fragrance, having a creamy champagne smell can be applied in rich amounts to hands and palms. I have tested this warm and sparkling floral fragrance once in a gel, lotion, fine fragrance mist and now body cream and looks like I can never let go of it.
I can hear the sound of bells, a happy sparkling Christmas or new years evening and this entire range sets the party or festive mood on for me. 😀 I see myself going back to this cozy and cuddly wrapped winter fragrance.
Pros of Bath and Body Works Signature Collection A Thousand Wishes Ultra Shea Body Cream:
• Fragrance – a flattering floriental rich winter fragrance
• Has a non-greasy formula
• Provides deep moisturization
• The body cream has a scent with an impressive staying power
Cons of Bath and Body Works Signature Collection A Thousand Wishes Ultra Shea Body Cream:
• Bulky to carry around
• The dense cream takes time to spread and to get absorbed
• Non-availability in India
• The fragrance might be a loud floriental fragrance for some
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Bath and Body Works Signature Collection A Thousand Wishes Ultra Shea Body Cream?
I would not repurchase this ultra shea cream again as the consistency and spreadability disappoited me. I would say, do try this once for the intense moisturization it provides or skip this and go ahead with just the body lotion..
A happy holiday scented body cream for winters!
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