Marks and Spencer Floral Collection Honeysuckle Shower Cream Review

Hey lovely ladies,

I still have a couple of products yet to review from the Marks and Spencer Bath and Body haul. Today’s review is on a shower cream – Marks and Spencer Floral Collection Honeysuckle Shower Cream. I had reviewed the “Freesia” variant from this collection earlier. So, let us dig into this one.

Marks and Spencer Floral Collection Honeysuckle Shower Cream

Product Description:
This moisture rich shower cream will gently cleanse your skin leaving it soft, smooth and beautifully scented.

Price:
INR 599 for 250ml/Pounds 2.50

Details:
Made in Eco-Factory
Not tested on animals BUAV approved
Product Size: 250 ml
Alcohol Free: Yes
Suitable for Vegetarians
Skin Type: Normal

Ingredients:
Marks and Spencer Floral Collection Honeysuckle Shower Cream ingredients

My Experience with Marks and Spencer Floral Collection Honeysuckle Shower Cream:

My standard 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 HG 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.

Marks and Spencer Floral Collection Honeysuckle Shower Cream packaging

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 because it refuses to travel to the neck!

Fragrance: I picked this body wash because I really liked the fragrance. Just like the hand cream in this fragrance – the shower cream also transports you to a valley full of flowers. The fragrance is not very potent or strong. It’s soft and lilting. 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 and 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.

Marks and Spencer Floral Collection Honeysuckle Shower Cream price

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. 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 – using body lotion, body mist with the same fragrance.

Marks and Spencer Floral Collection Honeysuckle Shower Cream swatch

To sum this up for you:

Pros of Marks and Spencer Floral Collection Honeysuckle 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.
  • Vegetarian.

Cons of Marks and Spencer Floral Collection Honeysuckle Shower Cream:

  • The fragrance does not linger on the skin.

IMBB Rating:
4/5

It isn’t a HG product but it’s a fairly decent. The brand has not made any over the moon claims and the product delivers onto the brand’s claims. I think it’s a nice variant to try – as long as you are okay using products with SLS. I understand that products with SLS can be drying but for some, the price point may be a bigger consideration than SLS as an ingredient.

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