By Shafiya M.
This is my very first review for IMBB, yay excited! I am totally an e-commerce freak. I keep checking reviews of products on IMBB and buy them online. I know this is bad, but can’t resist after reading IMBB. Winters are around (the temperature here in Bangalore is almost 20 degrees, and I am loving it :D) and I was looking for a cocoa butter body wash. I came across Marks and Spencer’s Essential Extracts Cocoa Butter and Vanilla Cream Bath and ordered it immediately 😛 Read on to find whether I liked it or not?
Specially formulated with natural extracts of cocoa butter and vanilla, this cream bath will cleanse your skin as you bathe to help leave it soft and smooth.
How To Use:
Pour under warm running bath water and relax in the fragrant bubbles.
Aqua, sodium laureth Sulfate- sodium Chloride, cocamidopropyl betaine, parfum, glycol stearate, cocamide MEA, disodium EDTA, citric acid, sodium hydroxide, triethylene glycol, benzophenone 4, benzyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, vanilla planifolia fruits extract, magnesium chloride, magnesium nitrate, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methyllisothiazolinone, methylparaben, sorbitol, theobroma, cacao seed butter, phenoxyethanol, ethylparaben, propylparaben, hexylene glycol. (Could not take a picture of ingredients, as the bottle and print of ingredients are white).
INR 299/- for 500 ml (not sure of the original price as I bought this online).
My Experience with Marks and Spencer Cocoa Butter and Vanilla Cream Bath:
My skin type is normal to dry. Honestly, this is my first product from Marks and Spencer. I was excited about the brand and cocoa butter which made me buy this product. The product comes in a huge transparent bottle with a screw cap. The bottle has picture of cocoa pods. The cream bath has a mild vanilla fragrance, which I love. When I ordered it, I didn’t know it was a bubble bath. As I don’t have a bath tub, I use it as a body wash with loofah.
The product is a white creamy, runny liquid. I need only a coin size of liquid for single use, but whenever I pour the liquid on my loofah, more product will come out than required. As there is no flip top cap to regulate the flow of liquid, one needs to be careful. The cream lathers pretty well, I would just love to clean my skin repeatedly 😛 After the shower, the skin feels really soft, velvety and hydrated for a good 3 hours (without a body lotion). Sometimes, I don’t feel the need of body lotion (but I don’t skip though – its winters!) Once I come out of the shower, the fragrance is gone, which I don’t like. Come on, we girls love products with really good fragrance and want them to linger around for a while, but what if the product loses its smell in 5 minutes?? Nay!
Pros of Marks and Spencer Cocoa Butter and Vanilla Cream Bath:
- Inexpensive and easily available online.
- Cleanses and makes my skin soft/smooth. The product lives up to its claims.
- Good quantity for the price.
Cons of Marks and Spencer Cocoa Butter and Vanilla Cream Bath:
- Contains parabens and a lot of chemicals.
- Boring packaging and not at all travel friendly.
- Fragrance doesn’t stay for long.
- Some people may get bored using the same product for so long, as the quantity is too much.
Do I Recommend Marks and Spencer Cocoa Butter and Vanilla Cream Bath?
Yes, if you don’t care about parabens.
Would I Repurchase Marks and Spencer Cocoa Butter and Vanilla Cream Bath?
No! As I want to try TBS products, which are still on my wishlist 😀
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