Moisturizers are something I love to review as they're one of life's little luxuries that are also, in my opinion, a life necessity. Good looking skin from your head to toe does wonders that no makeup can do and is the foundation for any beauty routine.
The Body Shop Mango Sorbet is a cooling tropical lotion that provides instant 24 hour moisturizer. TBS is known for the excellent body butters and this new line of body sorbets are a lighter option for those who are always on the go.
The primary ingredients in this product are:
- PEG-8 - a humectant, which means it helps your skin retain moisture
- Glycerin - another standard moisturizing ingredient
- Butylene glycol - another standard moisturizing ingredient
- Isododecane - a solvent that helps give the product that slippery feel. It also gives off that "light" feel
Other ingredients of note are: honey (moisturizing, antioxidant), sesame seed oil (moisturizing), and mango seed oil (emollient).
Price & Packaging
This product comes in a standard squeeze tube. It retails at $15 for 200 mL, but is often on sale so you could probably get it even cheaper. The flip top is a little hard to close all the way, but unless you're planning to toss this into a bag, then that's not a problem.
Texture & Aroma
The most unique thing about this product is its texture. Unlike most moisturizers which have a very smooth, liquidy or oily feel, this one feels more like a grainy scrub! Actually, I think it feels closest to a grainy jam or baby food puree. Yes, particularly like baby apple sauce. Not that that's a bad thing.
|Do NOT try eating your Body Sorbet|
To go along with this baby food texture, is its baby food smell. This moisturizer smells delightfully mango-y. It's fresh, not over-powering, but definitely present. The smell doesn't really linger long on the skin after it dries, which is nice since I usually wear perfume anyway.
|The real deal|
This lotion is designed to make you feel light and fresh, so it's ideal for summer. The texture makes it feel like there are little microbeads exploding on your skin and releasing moisture. It spreads easily and dries quickly without any sticky feeling.
At first, it felt really weird to use this lotion,but now I quite like it. I probably wouldn't use this in winter though or recommend this for anyone with very dry skin.
Buy - cheap and gives good moisture. It also smells great!