I have been eyeing the “Chocomania” range from The Body Shop since it was launched in February. Just a week ago, I went into TBS after a long time and the SA was quite friendly and asked me whether I wanted a demo on the “Chocomania” range. She used the shower cream, scrub and lotion on my hands and since I am also a chocoholic just like most other people, I wanted to give it a try. Since I wanted to buy only one product, I bought the shower cream. The scrub was also fantastic and best used on dry skin. I bought the shower cream since I love to try out different shower products.
This pearlescent shower cream contains real cocoa butter and has a decadently chocolaty scent. It is soap-free and will not dry out the skin.
- Indulgent chocolate scent.
Directions For Use:
Lather up in the bath or shower using hands or a bath lily. Rinse thoroughly.
Community Fair Trade cocoa butter, Community Fair Trade honey.
Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Trisodium Sulfosuccinate (pH Adjuster), Glycol Distearate (Viscosity Modifier), Mel (Natural Additive), PEG-150 Distearate (Surfactant), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen agent, Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Cocamide MEA (Surfactant), Laureth-10 (Surfactant/Emulsifying Agent), Sodium Cocoabutteramphoacetate (Hair-Conditioning Agent), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzoic Acid (Preservative), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), CI 14700 (Colour), CI 19140 (Colour), CI 42090 (Colour).
A Chocoholic’s Experience with The Body Shop Chocomania Shower Cream:
The only chocolate product I have used so far is the chocolate hair mask from Montagne Jeunesse. I actually couldn’t find any other chocolate skin care product so far. Since I saw this launched for Valentine’s Day, I had an eye on it, they even had a nice gift pack as well. The product has a warm chocolaty fragrance. This shower cream looks like chocolate sauce and lathers well, so only a small amount is needed each time. This does not dry skin at all, since it is soap free. On the other hand, it actually moisturises the skin a little bit.
A shower using this shower cream will definitely leave you feeling indulgent and craving for more chocolate. I hope to do this one day, use the chocolate face mask on my face, the MJ chocolate hair mask, and then have a shower using this cream. :makeup: After I have a shower, my whole bathroom smells like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Skin is left smooth and soft; however, the fragrance does not linger on skin for too long, maximum an hour. However, if you use the scrub and lotion/body butter for layering, the smell will be long lasting.
At the demo, the SA used all these on my hands and the fragrance lasted for more than 3-4 hours. However, depending on the situation, this can be a pro or a con. Smelling like a chocolate cake is not apt for all situations, so this subtle fragrance is also good in a way.
Pros of The Body Shop Chocomania Shower Cream:
- Contains moisture boosting ingredients such as cocoa butter and honey.
- Lathers well but does not dry out the skin.
- Has a nice chocolate fragrance.
- Leaves skin soft and moisturised.
- Priced reasonable when compared to the lotion and scrub from the same range.
Cons of The Body Shop Chocomania Shower Cream:
- The fragrance is not long lasting.
Actually, I cannot think of any other negatives however much I think. I can’t complain about the price, since this is decently priced compared to other shower creams from the same brand. I haven’t used many TBS shower products, but this one is a keeper for me.
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