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Skin Type: Dry and Sensitive
I guess I am on this review spree where I have completely gotten addicted to writing posts for IMBB. Guess that is what being away from IMBB does to you 😛 First of all, let me make it clear that I rarely sleep well at night nowadays, maybe because of the long distance and being away from my family and near ones. Also, it is definitely going to take time adjusting to a completely different sleep time. In short, I have turned into an insomniac from the past couple of days/months. Also recently, I have been working all day in shifts against the Indian Standard Time which is making lose sleep terribly. If you are aware, I am currently in USA, working for an onsite project. I will be working here for another 4 years, which is a very long time, right? Anyway, coming back to what today’s post is about. I will be doing a review on the Sleep body cream from the aromatherapy range by Bath and Body Works.
$15 for 226 grams
Ultra-rich, ultra-pampering body cream deeply nourishes skin with protective 24-hour moisture, while an aromatherapy blend of essential oils soothes body, mind and mood. Breathe deeply for best results. Enhances Sleep. Not tested on animals. Key Fragrance Notes (From Website): Lavender Essential Oil and Chamomile Absolute help calm feelings of stress so you can sleep better.
My Experience with Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa Mango Butter 24 Hour Moisture Body Butter:
Packaging: The Sleep Body Cream by Bath and Body Works comes in a large tube which has a flip cover opening. This is like the typical BBW packaging. There are smaller sizes available too at a lesser cost.
Fragrance: This cream has a strong fragrance of lavender and a bit of chamomile I guess. I am not very sure how chamomile smells, but the fragrance is definitely not whole lavender. The fragrance is a bit overpowering. I have a very sensitive reaction to strong fragrances and somehow this does not cause me the headache that normally comes with overpowering fragrances. The fragrance is really soothing and calms away the senses. I really like how peaceful and relaxed I feel after applying this cream, it just makes my sleep easier.
Texture, Quality and Benefits: The texture of this body cream is very thick unlike the body lotion from this range. Also, it applies very smoothly onto the skin. It has an extremely buttery texture and provides extreme moisture to the skin. Being a dry skinned beauty, this moisturizes my skin really well. My skin feels soft and supple. Mostly I apply the cream at night after a nice warm shower. The effect of this cream lasts till the next morning. By effect, I mean both ways, the soothing fragrance as well the suppleness created. However, using this for almost 3+ months, I can say that this does not make me sleepy or drowsy unlike most expectation, but this does make my sleep more peaceful by calming my stress levels. I use this cream in combination with the sugar scrub from this range, hence the effect felt may be more.
Overall, if you are looking for something that will help you calm down your senses and stress levels before you sleep, then this is definitely a must-have for you, but as I have mentioned earlier, do not expect this to put you to sleep or help replace sleeping pills if you take any (just kidding, I hope you don’t do so). Also, if you are seeking to increase the productivity of this cream, then maybe buying the entire Aromatherapy Sleep range such as the body wash, sanitizer etc. may help because definitely one cream won’t be quite enough.
Pros of Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa Mango Butter 24 Hour Moisture Body Butter:
- Calming and soothing fragrance.
- Calms senses and stress levels.
- Moisturizes skin effectively.
- Long-lasting effect.
- Good quantity.
- Skin feels soft and supple.
- Long-lasting fragrance.
- Gets absorbed easily.
Cons of Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa Mango Butter 24 Hour Moisture Body Butter:
- Does not really induce sleep.
- Availability in India.
- Has parabens.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa Mango Butter 24 Hour Moisture Body Butter?
Yes, for both. I will always keep buying this as long as I feel good about it. It really helps me relax at night (Morning- IST). Also, the quantity that comes is great which may take time to finish off soon.
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