Hey Lovely Ladies,
Ok, so I didn’t just get the hand creams from Marks & Spencer – there were other damages from the bath & body section too!! Quite a few of them actually! They had quite an array of new shower gels and shower creams. This review is for a shower cream from their Floral Collection.
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Capturing the fragrance of sweet freesia flowers, this luxurious foaming shower cream will gently cleanse your skin leaving it soft and smooth and beautifully scented.
·Made with integrity. Neither this product nor its ingredients have been tested on animals
·Made in Eco-Factory
·Product Size: 250 ml
·Paraben Free: Yes
·Alcohol Free: Yes
·Skin Type: Normal
·Safety Warning: Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with warm water.
Aqua, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium chloride, parfum, cocamide dea, decyl glucoside, lauryl betaine, styrene / acrylates copolymer, disodium edta, polyquaternium-39, glycerin, citric acid, magnesium nitrate, citronellol, sodium lauryl sulfate, methylparaben, freesia refracta (freesia) extract, methylchloroisothiazolinone, magnesium chloride, propylparaben, methylisothiazolinone, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate.
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INR 599 for 250 ml
My Experience with Marks & Spencer Floral Collection Freesia Moisture Rich Shower Cream:
My standard skin type information – though I have oily to combination facial skin, I have fairly dry body skin. I have been using shower gels, body washes for a while now, but I do not really have a favorite. The only repeats for me have been from the Body Shop body wash range – Strawberry and Moringa– because I just love the fragrance of both these variants. So, basically I pick body wash fairly indiscriminately based on their fragrance and not really their ingredients. Meaning this up front, because the product under review is something which has SLS – which I know can be an immediate NO for some people.
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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 20-30 ml of product lying wasted in it because it refuses to travel to the neck!
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Fragrance: The reason I picked the fragrance Freesia was an ode to one of my favourite movies – “The Devil Wears Prada”.
Miranda Priestly: “Do I smell Freesias?? If I see Freesias, I’m going to be very disappointed!!”
The shower cream has a lovely floral smell, which unlike Miranda Priestly, I quite like. Of course, fragrance can be extremely subjective so, I would suggest you to try it in store before you buy. I mean – check the fragrance in the store. 😉 To me, it is not overpowering or too strong that it starts irritating. It will not transfer to the skin for too long – maybe a few minutes. However, it does have an impact on your bath experience.
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Texture: The product is 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 on the body.
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Application: The application is fairly simple and straight forward. You can use it directly or with a loofah.
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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 and there is no feeling of dryness. Do keep in mind that we are in the summer months so, the skin is naturally less dry/dehydrated. 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 like using body lotion, body mist with the same fragrance.
Pros of Marks & Spencer Floral Collection Freesia 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 in summers.
- Made with integrity. Neither this product nor its ingredients have been tested on animals
Cons of Marks & Spencer Floral Collection Freesia Moisture Rich Shower Cream:
- The fragrance does not linger on the skin.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Do I Recommend Marks & Spencer Floral Collection Freesia Moisture Rich Shower Cream?
I feel that it is a decent product. You get what you pay for. The brand does not make tall claims and kept it simple standard. And, they really have a variety to chose from in terms of fragrance. Makes for a nice everyday product or a token gift for someone.
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