I am back again with my second review but before that I would like to thank you all for the support I received and having me on board. Today I will be reviewing a moisturizing lotion. I wanted to get this done before time runs out for the Chennaiites to enjoy what little of the so-called winter they get.
I have very dry skin that yearns for pampering even in Chennai’s winter. I have been for sometime on the lookout for a good moisturizer and that is when I came across one by Garnier. Then again I prefer picking up drug store products over high end and check how they fare. In the past I have used Pond’s, Vaseline cocoa, Jergens, Nivea and a couple more of drug store ones.
I wanted to try something new this winter and so picked up this one, Garnier Body Cocoon. Lets see how well it worked or did not work for me.
Price & Quantity:
Rs 105 for 125 ml.
The key ingredients are nutritive fruit oils from apricots, olives, blackcurrants and avocados. And a whole lot of chemicals and of course the infamous parabens!!!!
Use wherever possible but do not apply on face.
36 months from the date of manufacture.
This lotion is packed in a cute orange coloured bottle with a flip cap. It is a sturdy bottle and hence travel friendly. No mess; no complaints.
The colour is a nice pearly white.The texture is creamy yet light as the bottle claims.The fragrance too is mild and fruity and sweet and florally. All in one I think but is nice. Not in the least over powering.
Like I mentioned before I have extremely dry skin that screams for attention even in summers leave alone winters, even Chennai’s winters. And I easily get bored using the same product so I wanted to try something new and also easy on the pocket. The routine of moisturisng immediately after my bath has to be tediously followed else my skin stretches and it does neither look pretty nor feel pretty. So this is in my routine right now. I use it just out of the shower all over except face and I must say that I am quite pleased with it.
The texture is creamy as claimed but light and with a little rubbing it seeps into the skin leaving it nice and soft. The moisturizing effect too is quite good I must say. The skin feels nourished and there is a nice glowy look that lingers on for long. It is not greasy too. It is definitely a great buy for bedtime moisturizing routine. The skin does not feel too dry the next day too but you must remember that I have extremely dry skin. It will work really well for normal to dry skin I think. However, I am not sure of the oily skin ladies. Even for people with extremely dry skin like me it might only need a reapplication depending on how harsh the winter is. Overall I like the product but am not over whelmed by it :) I will be checking out for something else next winter. And, I still prefer my Vaseline cocoa glow over this one. At least for the way that smells!! Have any one of you tried that?
- First and foremost, the price!!
- It is available online on most sites.
- The packaging and smell is pleasant and travel friendly too.
- The consistency is creamy but not oily and heavy.
- A little goes a long way if used immediately after shower.
- It does nourish dry skin as it claims.
- The skin feels soft for long.
- This lotion is not greasy
- The smell does not linger on for long.
- It needs reapplication for extremely dry skin like me.
- Parabens!!! (I don’t think I mind though!)
Rating: 4/5 (-1 as it is not good enough for extremely dry skinned people).
Do I Recommend?:
I would absolutely recommend this to anybody who has dry skin and also normal skin. Those with extremely dry skin too can benefit greatly from it but might need reapplication.
Would I Repurchase?:
I am not sure if I’d repurchase it for myself. I like trying new stuff unless it is something that just cannot be replaced. I think that I should be able to find something next year.
Until next time..
Stay beautiful and smile always!