Friday, August 27, 2010

The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Monoi Moisture Balm

This is another body product I got when I bought all those products from The Body Shop. It was only five euros which is about five or six dollars. I think they were trying to get rid of them because they updated the packaging. I'm glad they did because this packaging is UGLY. The new one is cuter.

The Body Shop says:
Envelop your body in the scent of tropical flowers as you soften your skin using a rich and creamy moisturizer that will leave skin feeling soft, pampered and beautifully scented with our traditional monoi fragrance.
  • Monoi de Tahiti oil moisturizes, protects and conditions skin along with the exotic and floral scent ofTahitian gardenia flowers and coconut oil.
  • Organic, cold-pressed, virgin Community Trade coconut oil is an easily-absorbed moisturizer that leaves skin soft and smooth.
  • Community Trade shea butter and organic babassu oil moisturize and soften skin.

So I'll start with the fragrance which is very flowery. A nice blend of flowers that is neither cloying no headache inducing. This fangance sticks around very lightly for about three hours. It is kinda a little teensy bit greasy. But it sinks in after a few minutes. It moisturizes pretty average It isn't especially good on the hands or the feet.. By the end of the day my skin feels like I've used any drugstore moisturizer.

Water (Solvent/Diluent), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Cyclopentasiloxane (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cyclohexasiloxane (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Fragrance (Fragrance), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Phenethyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil) Nut Oil (Emollient), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Tiare (Gardenia Tahitensis) Flower Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Caramel (Colour).
Since this retails for twenty four dollars for 6.7 ounces I can't recommend it. It isn't THAT great. But it's OK. especially for the money I paid for it. I honestly wouldn't pay more that fourteen for it. If you like flowery scents though I recommend stopping in The Body Shop and giving it a sniff.