I ended up picking so many shower gels and creams that I am still testing them out. Today’s review is on another shower cream form the Marks and Spencer’s Floral Collection – it’s the China Blue Moisture Rich Shower Cream.
This moisture rich shower cream will gently cleanse your skin leaving it soft, smooth and beautifully scented
Made in Eco-Factory
Not tested on animals BUAV approved
Product Size: 250 ml
Alcohol Free: Yes
Suitable for Vegetarians
Skin Type: Normal
INR 599 for 250 ml.
My Experience with Marks and Spencer Floral Collection China Blue Moisture Rich Shower Cream:
My skin type information – I have dehydrated skin with an oily t-zone. I have fairly dry body skin. I enjoy using body washes and shower gels with various fragrances, but don’t really have a favourite or “Holy Grail” product. I have reviewed body washes from Dove, The Body Shop, Sephora, Forest Essentials and Marks and Spencer in the past. Basically, I pick a body wash fairly indiscriminately, based on their fragrance and not really their ingredients. Mentioning this up front because the product under review is something which has SLS, which I know can be an immediate NO for some people. If you are one of them, pls stop reading now.
Packaging: The packaging is quite fuss-free and practical. The white curved bottle has an upside down design, which may seem like no big deal, but in reality, it makes a lot of difference while using the product. You don’t have to wait for the product to slide down to the spout. And you are able to use the bottle till the last drop. I have a few shower gels which do not do that – meaning, each has anything from 20-30ml of product lying wasted in it – coz it refuses to travel to the neck!
Fragrance: The smell of this “Blue China” variant is strongly floral but not in an obtrusive way. They also have a hand cream in this fragrance for someone who really likes the fragrance of this one. It does not transfer to the skin for too long, maybe a few minutes; however, it does impact your bath experience.
Texture: The product is a creamy, runny shower cream. It is easy to dispense from the bottle and spreads easily on the body and lathers well. Post washing off, it does not seem to leave a residue or stickiness on the body.
Application: The application is fairly simple and straight-forward. You can use it directly or with a loofah.
Efficacy: A quick look at the claims – “gently cleanse your skin leaving it soft and smooth and beautifully scented.” The shower cream lathers well and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple – there is no feeling of dryness or stretchiness. However, considering how dry my skin really is, I do need to moisturize it post bath. The shower cream is not likely to impart so much moisture to my skin that I could skip using body lotion/oil. The body is “beautifully scented” for all of 5 minutes. 😉 The fragrance does not transfer too well to the body. It could be built up and made to last longer by layering – using body lotion, body mist with the same fragrance.
Pros of Marks and Spencer Floral Collection China Blue Moisture Rich Shower Cream:
- A fragrant shower cream.
- Gentle on the skin – did not leave it feeling dry.
- Spreads easily.
- Lathers well.
- Does not leave a residue post washing off.
- Did not irritate my skin.
- Foams nicely.
- Did not dry my skin further or aggravate the dryness
- Made with integrity. Neither this product nor its ingredients have been tested on animals.
Cons of Marks and Spencer Floral Collection China Blue Moisture Rich Shower Cream:
- The fragrance does not linger on the skin.
- This fragrance may not be for everyone.
- Does contain SLS.
Do I Recommend Marks and Spencer Floral Collection China Blue Moisture Rich Shower Cream?
If this is your normal budget for bath products and you don’t mind SLS, go for it. However, if you are thinking that you will suddenly find your HG product here – I don’t think so!
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