Monday, 4 July 2016

The Body Shop Pinita Colada body scrub review

Dear Beauty Diary,

I'm here with another product from The Body Shop Pinita Colada range! So excited for this range, and all the products smell so yummy, like a true pina colada. The Body Shop Pinita Colada range is inspired by the iconic pina colada, a cocktail made of equal parts pineapple, coconut and white rum. Also happens that I love pina colada, and had to grab all the Pinita Colada products when it launched. Alas, its only limited edition, so grab it while you still can. I also bought The Body Shop Pinita Colada body butter, which you can read my review here.

I got The Body Shop Pinita Colada body scrub for $36.90 ($27.46 USD), which I think is quite pricey for a The Body Shop product. However, you get 250ml worth of product, which is more than the usual 200ml pots that The Body Shop does for its scrubs, to account for the price difference. By the way, I love the new body scrub packaging, it comes housed in a little plastic jar. Its so aesthetically pleasing! ^_^

Fusion of pineapple with coconut

Super cute jar packaging!

The Body Shop Pinita Colada range contains specially formulated products just for the hot summer weather. Here's what The Body Shop says about the Pinita Colada body scrub:
Turn your shower into a beach party with Piñita Colada Body Scrub. Blended with real shredded coconut this exotic exfoliator with a deliciously tropical scent helps reveal smoother, summer-ready skin.
  • Deliciously tropical scent
  • Reveals smoother, fresher skin
  • Lifts away dead skin cells
Yes its true, this product contains real shredded coconut inside. Lots of it. In fact, the shredded coconut is the 'scrub' in this scrub, its small and gritty and does all that scrubbing for you. You can see some yellow bits suspended in the scrub, those are the small flakes of shredded coconut.

Let's face it. This product doesn't have a huge scrubbing action going on. You're scrubbing yourself with coconut shreds, how much scrub action is that going to give you. So for those with really dry, flaky skin, and if you're looking for a scrub with superior scrubbing power, this ain't the scrub for you. Let me kindly direct you to The Body Shop Cocoa Butter body scrub, that is one coarse scrub.

The Body Shop Pinita Colada body scrub has a medium scrubbing power, the coconut shreds are fairly gritty, so they do some sloughing of your dead skin cells. But its not gritty enough for a really good scrubbing session. I personally quite like this, as this means I won't end up over-scrubbing myself, which isn't good for your body either. Just use this more frequently that your usual coarse scrub, perhaps 2 to 3 times a week.

As for the texture of this scrub, its so lovely. Its an air-whipped cream with coconut shreds suspended in it., to give you a fair, even scrub. The cream is so light and fluffy, it feels so luxurious using it. And that smell. When you use it in your bathroom, your whole bathroom is going to transform into a tropical beach paradise. Its so juicy and fruity! Juicy being the keyword. So delicious.

Hello to lovely light cream scrubs!

You don't really need much scrub each time you use it. A fair amount should be enough to cover your whole body. After rinsing off the scrub, I found that it left a thin oily film on my skin. I think its to moisturise your skin, but I did not quite like the feeling. It felt quite greasy in my opinion, so I washed it off. For those who like moisturised skin, this is good news for you, as the thin film will keep your skin hydrated. My body did not feel dry at all after using this scrub.

Here's the ingredients if you're interested:

In a nutshell, this is one cool scrub. Scent is really strong, of sweet coconut with strong hints of juicy pineapple. Also, I did not get any dry patches or irritation from using the scrub. Highly recommended! ^_^

What are your opinions on the Pinita Colada body scrub? I would love to hear from you in the comments! :)

The Body Shop Pinita Colada body butter review

Dear Beauty Diary,

After such a long hiatus on my blog, I am finally back into the blogging world! Did you guys miss me haha. Anyway, I am back with a more HD camera, so better photos for you guys. *celebrates* I am also trying to take prettier pictures with a nicer background, so maybe you can tell me what you think about the updates in the blog? :)

Ok anyway, moving on to the main part of this post - The Body Shop Pinita Colada body butter. The Body Shop Pinita Colada range has 4 products - body butter, body scrub, shower gel and body sorbet. I only got the body butter and body scrub. Click here to read my review on the Pinita Colada body scrub. :)

I dislike shower gels from The Body Shop, as they are "soap free", but this means that you're left with a thin layer of the shower gel on your skin even after rinsing. This thin layer is supposed to be moisturising, but you showered with it, its meant to be rinsed off. The ingredients in it are also meant to be washed off, I don't feel so comfortable leaving it on my skin. >.< I also didn't get the body sorbet, as the ingredients in it are so dubious. Sorry if I'm offending anyone, this blog has a focus on products that use quality natural ingredients. Among the first 3 ingredients, PEG-8 appears. PEGs are really bad for your body guys. Do you really want to moisturise your body with synthetic chemicals produced in a lab, or use natural oils derived from nature.

Do you guys like cocktails? I know I love a pina colada. ;) What better way to celebrate my favourite cocktail by slathering myself in it. The Body Shop Pinita Colada body butter costs $30.90 ($22.99 USD). It comes in a standard sized tub of 200ml. This is going to last you a long time haha.

Pretty packaging, describes a pina colada perfectly - a mix of pineapple and coconut!

Here is the description of the product from The Body Shop:

Smooth on sunshine with Piñita Colada Body Butter. With a deliciously tropical scent this rich yet lightweight cream intensely hydrates skin for 24 hours making it the perfect post-beach body treat.
  • For normal to dry skin
  • 24 hour hydration
  • Deliciously tropical scent
The Body Shop Pinita Colada range was made for summer weather, and so the body butter is very light and runny. It jiggles around in the pot when you shake it. Its definitely one of the lightest body butters by The Body Shop. Second lightest in my opinion. Lightest will definitely be The Fuji Green Tea body butter. The body butter is very light and smooth, so its really easy to remove it from the pot and to spread it over your body. It spreads really easily, unlike some of the others like the Argan Oil body butter that takes some time to work into your skin.

Really light, jiggly texture.

You don't really need much product to cover your entire body. Just a thin film is enough in my opinion. However, this product sinks in pretty quickly, but my skin is still left supple and soft even after the product has sunk in. The Body Shop also claims that this product provides 24h moisture, so that's good news. I did not experience any dry patches or itchness after applying this product, so it works! As long as you have normal to dry skin, this product should moisturise well enough for you. Its summer, you don't want your body to feel all sticky with body butter out in the sun. Urrgh that feeling.

However, if you have really dry skin, get another body butter instead. And no, this product isn't suitable for winter, it sinks in way too quickly to be suitable for the harsher winter climate. Get the Argan Oil one for winter. :) Hehe I really like the Argan Oil one for colder weather, its so luxurious.

Scent wise, its a straight up pina colada. Lovely scent. Like all The Body Shop products, the scent is really strong and anyone in the same room as you can smell you. That is a good thing in my opinion, they will come up to compliment you on your fragrance choice. ;) Its a lovely blend of juicy coconut with strong hints of pineapple. Its a very tropical fragrance, and reminds me of a beach vacation.

 If you like pina coladas, and you like moisturing your body, get this body butter. ^_^

What are your opinions on The Body Shop Pinita Colada range? Drop me a comment, I would love to know! :)