15 January 2015

Lemony Flutter Body Lotion

Not to be confused with the cuticle cream, Lemony Flutter Body Lotion is a rare, and now discontinued moisturiser that was released back in 2011, as one of the forum specials. Although the cuticle cream claims to possess the same smell, and shares it's name with the lotion, the ingredients determine that it is not vegan, whereas the limited edition body lotion is. 

On the label it reads; 'with an initial burst of zesty, zingy citrus fragrance, this luxurious yet light lotion will soften, brighten and smooth your skin.' For this reason, I was really excited to try it out. As I'm sure regular readers of my blog will be aware, I am a huge sucker for anything citrus-scented, so the idea of a 'lemon-scented' lotion, was an exciting and intriguing prospect. Unfortunately, Lemony Flutter didn't live up to my expectations, and here's why;

Firstly, the lotion claims to be a light body moisturiser, which means it should be perfect for my skin. Containing a mixture of almond, lemon, lavender and chamomile oils, cocoa butter and glycerine, this body lotion has a lot of ingredients designed to help smoothen and cleanse the skin. Using the moisturiser, you can really feel that the formula is made up of oily ingredients, as the texture is really thick and quite greasy, not at all what I was expecting from a 'light' lotion. Furthermore, when you apply this body lotion to your skin, these surplus amounts of different oils make it difficult for the skin to absorb, so you're left with a greasy layer of product that has to be wiped away or left for a while to disperse. 

Secondly, on first sniff, Lemony Flutter smells like a combination of lemon yoghurt and lemon meringue pie, which, if done well, would be one of my favourite all-time fragrances. However, this smells a little bit too 'gloopy', and the lemon scent is not the fresh, tart fragrance I was hoping for. It could have been a sweet, zesty citrus smell, whereas it's more a stale 'school-dinner pudding' scent. 

Finally, the lotion's scent doesn't translate well on the skin. After I had applied it, and waited for the greasiness to somewhat subside, I found that the fragrance you're left with is a somewhat 'plasticky' smell, which completely undermines what's there of the lemon scent, and leaves you smelling like you've been swimming in bathroom cleaner.

Unfortunately, I think Lush missed the potential to make this lotion really 'pop'. If they'd created a lotion with the consistency of Karma Kream, with the fresh, uplifting and fruity scent of Celebrate Lotion, they could have had a real gem of a lotion, and no doubt, one of my firm favourites. 

As it is, I would not buy Lemony Flutter again, and if they were to bring it back, I only hope they'd reformulate the recipe to help it reach it's full potential. 

Quantitative Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Almond Oil (Prunusdulcis), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Glycerine,Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Lemon Oil (Citrus limonum),Lavender Oil (Lavandulaangustifolia), Chamomile Blue Oil (Matricariachamomilla),Tagetes Oil (Tagetesminuta),Cetearyl Alcohol,*Citral,*Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Limonene, *Linalool,Perfume, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Vegan?: Yes

Scent Family:
Lemony Flutter Body Conditioner
Lemony Flutter Body Lotion

Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter (non vegan)

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