Lush Sikkim Girls Body Lotion


Ed’s note: Even though we were given this at the Lush Christmas blogger event, our reviews are honest opinions. We don’t believe in sugar coating unless it’s on our food. Our guinea pig today is our awesome contributor, Andrea Reitano.

I’ve been on the lookout for an everyday, light, cruelty-free moisturiser. Body butters don’t have the same results in summer as they do winter. In winter they make my skin feel nourished and revitalised, but in summer they don’t absorb as well because of the heat and I wind up feeling slick and greasy.  I’ve loved all the Lush lotions Emma has thrown my way so far, so I was excited to try out another bestseller.

Brand/product: Sikkim Girls Body Lotion by Lush. Lush says, “Jasmine flowers infused with vanilla pods and Darjeeling tea creates the soothing base. Unpreserved and beautifully rich, creamy butters and hemp oil nourish your skin while Tuberose, Jasmine and Frangipani essential oils entice others closer.  A sexy, nourishing cream that will leave you feeling seduced after the bath or shower.”

Mmm frangipani essential oils.

Is this the best smell ever?

Price: Buy it for $39.95 for 100grams instore or shop online.

Why I loved it: Lush has infused this body lotion with the Sikkim Girls fragrance from their Gorilla Perfumes range. Its greatest quality is that it doesn’t lose its scent throughout the day.

In all honesty I had no idea what to think upon my first whiff. I could smell flowers, musk and coconut all at once. Once I actually read into the ingredient list I was a bit overwhelmed by its extensiveness. There’s a load crammed into this tiny 100g pot including an assortment of oils, rich butters, a smidge of Darjeeling Tea, vanilla and jasmine.

A dancer from Sikkim. (c) Ramesh Lalwani

A dancer from Sikkim. (c) Ramesh Lalwani

Verdict: I really did enjoy this unique and ambitious product. However, I don’t think it’s the right time of year to lather up in its musky goodness. It promises to restore moisture and keep your skin soft and healthy, so as you can imagine it’s very heavy and rich – more of a body butter than a lotion. If your skin isn’t dry to begin with you may feel greasy as it unfortunately doesn’t absorb well. Having said that, I will be saving it up for winter when it can be greater appreciated!

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