14 March 2013

Garnier body cocoon intense moisture lotion - Review

I have been searching around for a good body lotion for a while now. Just to let you know, I am not much of a lotion or cream person. I do not use any cream on my face (I know! thats awful!) and I cannot bear creams or lotions which are even a little sticky. However, once winter sets in and in general, since I work in an air conditioned office whole day long, my skin tends to dry up very fast and I need something for my arms and legs.

After trying many different lotions like the Body Shop strawberry body butter (my boss came out of the cabin just after I finished putting this once last year {I put cream after reaching office}, and commented - something smells really good, does any of you have something nice to eat???!!! .. hehe), Galenco baby lotion (I thought since it is good for babies, it will definitely be good for me :D), Olay and others, I tried the Garnier body cocoon lotion.

Before I start on the Garnier review, I would like to clarify that the Body Shop and Galenco creams were good (yes, despite me smelling like yummy strawberries after applying the Body Shop body butter). But for me, they were sticky. And Galenco of course smelt like baby  powder, so a bit too much for me :)

Now on to the review:

Price: INR100 for 125ml (actual price INR115, I got the one which had a special offer)


Ingredients:




The lotion is more like a cream, meaning it is thick and does not flow easily out of the bottle. I actually have to sqeeze it out of the bottle. But once the lotion is in my palm, it starts to warm up and the glob of cream tends to run down my arm if I tilt my palm.

Overall, I am very happy with this lotion. For now, this is the lotion I will continue using till I find something better - if there is something better to find!

Pros:
  • It is very easy to apply. It glides onto the skin.
  • It gets absorbed immediately and there is no stickiness. So totally perfect for me!
  • It is quite inexpensive compared to the other lotions in the market.
  • Has a mild fragrance so will not irritate even someone with a very sensitive nose.
  • Will last long. Two pea sized amounts are sufficient to cover my arms.
  • I believe this lotion will work well in summer as well. It has become quite hot in Mumbai now and I don't find that the lotion becomes sticky once I am out in the sun. This was not the case with the other lotions I used.
Cons:
  • Contains parabens.
  • Requires reapplication after 4-5 hours. This might be due to spending the whole day in an air conditioned office (they keep the temperature very cold in my office). Also, my palms dry out even faster and require reapplication in 2-3 hours. This again might be specific to me.
  • Once the bottle is more than half finished, sqeezing the lotion out might become a task!
  • Should not be used on face. This has been specifically written on the bottle. While this is not exactly a con, I tend to just rub my palms over my face after applying lotion on my arms so that my face gets some moisturization. I of course do not do this with the Garnier lotion.
I would recommend this lotion to anyone who hates sticky creams. You will definitely love it!

So have you used this lotion? What is your opinion on it?

93 comments:

  1. Nice review!
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  2. Nice review Rosh! I am gonna try it out soon :)

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  3. I used these when I was living in the UK. For the first couple of weeks I didn't use any moisturiser and my skin turned an ashen grey colour. So I opened up one - and called up home and asked mum to ship more bottles (cheaper price!) with other stuff. I didn't use them after that time, though, because I discovered there were parabens :(
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    1. Yeah .. parabens is a problem. But they seem to be in every product. Would love a nice non-sticky body lotion without parabens!

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  4. fine, i very like cosmetic garnier :)

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    1. Yes. This is a lovely lotion :)

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  5. Seema14.3.13

    Good review. Very detailed. try to limit usage due to Parabens. Did you try using Aveeno. Here in the US its considered a good lotion even by dermatologists. Its safe for babies too. and its not super sticky ( i shld know since i love lotions and my house is mini lotion central)

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    1. Hey Seems! Didn't know about Aveeno. Will see whether it is available here!
      Thanks! Miss you <3

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    2. Seema19.3.13

      Miss you yoo dearie :-) Muah!! Come here soon...

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    3. I will definitely try :)

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  6. Awesome thanks for the tip!

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  8. I love their cremes!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  9. Garnier Bodylotion are best.
    Your Blog is so cute. I want to follow you.
    Do you want to follow me back? ♥ Lovely Greets, Jasmin

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  10. These sound great - I'm definatly getting my hands on some! Love your blog - definatly following xox

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  11. hi dear!!! i'm following u back via gfc now, and if u want we can also keep in touch on the other socials... let me know :) big kisses

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  12. I have smelt this product and it does smell divine - it's gorgeous. Haven't used it yet as I'm using Palmers cocoa butter at the moment!

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  13. Nice review. Unfortunately i have only had negative experience with Garnier products.:(


    Aditi
    So-Saree
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  14. Nice review! I like Garnier's shampoo, never tried the lotion! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

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  15. I just followed u on Bloglovin'...
    hope you will follow me back!
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  16. Nice review!
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  17. A great Review. Thank you for sharing

    I like your blog, what do you think about following each other with GFC and bloglovin? Let me know, I follow back

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  18. This is very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

    Xoxo,
    Betina
    The Boyfriend Project

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  19. Thank you for following with bloglovin, I followed back. But I can't find you in mt GFC list. Would you please come back and hit the button. Let me know. Thank you

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  20. Thank you. I following you with both

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  22. This looks really nice! I like how there is no stickness! It is perfect for me!

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  23. oooh i've the same one at home!! love this bodylotion!!:) wondering if you wanna follow each other? i like your blog!
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  25. I love garnier :D And I follow u :)

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  26. followed you back dear!!
    best wishes

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  27. Amazing product!

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    1. Yes Ira. A really nice product :)

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  28. Followed ya...hope you would do the same :)

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  29. Love this lotion! Thank you for your comment in my blog! Sure we can follow each other! I'm following you now via GFC and Bloglovin (#106) and then I'm waiting for you too!

    Evi xoxo

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  31. Hi dear! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog!
    Maybe we could follow each other on GFC, Bloglovin and Facebook!
    Just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!

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    2. Followed on GFC and Bloglovin! :)

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  32. Hey, thanks for the comment on my blog. Sure, I'd love to follow each other! Let me know once you follow and I'll be sure to follow back!

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  33. thats a huge king size bottle !
    Thanks so much for ur comment on my blog !
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  36. Thanks for the review Rosh! I will definitely try this out xx

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  37. hi dear!!! thanks for your comment, but i'm already following u from a while! u can see me in the first page of your gfc box... and now i'm following u via bloglovin too! big kisses


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  38. Thanks for your comment!
    Would you like to follow each other via Bloglovin?
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  39. loved it Maybe we follow each other on GFC , Bloglovin' , facebook .. let me know i'llbe so glad !

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  40. Thanks for this info!!! Nice Blog!

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    xoxo

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  41. Great Review! Loved the blog!

    Would you like to follow each other! Feel free to check out my blog and let me know!

    xx
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  42. Great review !! I like this body lotion too :)

    ❤ StylishByNature.com

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  43. I wanna use this! sounds good!

    thank you so much for posting a hearty comment on my blog!
    XX

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  44. garnier is a good product..

    new follower here.. mind to follow me too? thanks :)

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  45. its funny i was just eyeing this on ebay and i came across your post :P does it really moisturise hands and feet?

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