Body Shop gels/creams review

By SugarPlumPosts - 10:10

Out of the various collections of gels and creams the Body Shop offers, I have tried the strawberry, pink grapefruit, coconut and cocoa butter scents. The strawberry and pink grapefruit bottles are gels whereas the coconut and cocoa butter scents are cream. I've had these a few times now so here's what I think!

The gels tend to be of the fruity variety. Zesty and fresh! I think these are perfect for the summer for just feeling awake and smelling sweet. They lather up really well and leave your skin smelling sweet, fruity and fresh. But not sickly. The strawberry scent was a sure winner for me. It just smells SO amazing. I definitely want to try more from that range. Pink grapefruit is pleasant too, but has more of a kick (as you would expect. If you've ever eaten grapefruit before you'll know what I mean). VERY zesty, citrusy and just makes you wake up when you smell it.

These tend to be rich, nutty scents. They feel very moisturising on the skin and as they are a cream they don't lather up as such, but coat the skin in a layer of hydrating cream. They smell great but I think I do prefer the fruity scents. Which is strange for me actually as I usually migrate to nutty creamy scents. I think I prefer the coconut scent to the cocoa butter one. When I think of cocoa butter I immediately think of Palmers cocoa butter formula lotion, chocolatey scent. This doesnt seem to have that same cocoa chocolate smell which I was anticipating. Which is a shame. But it still smells pleasant and does the job just fine.

These gels/creams feel like a luxurious addition to a shower/bath routine but for a decent price. They're £4 full priced which I think is quite reasonable but like I've said numerous times, the Body Shop regularly has amazing offers so sign up to the emails to not miss out!

What do you prefer? The gels or the creams?

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  1. I love the BodyShop!

    And I would prefer the creams! :)

    1. I need to give more of the cream scents a try I think! Thanks for the comment :)

  2. I love the BodyShop, I definitely prefer the gels!
    Great post :)

    Sonam -

    1. Yeah I love the fruitiness of the gels. Thanks for the comment! :)