Name: Almond Body Oil
Brand: Bottega Verde
From the packaging:
After a bath, it offers a pleasant sensation of wellness and restores the proper level of moisturization to skin.
What I liked:
– lightweight texture
– not greasy
– absorbs easily
– contains antioxidants
What I didn’t like:
– not very moisturizing
– hydrating effects only last a few hours
– scent may be too strong for some people
– the price
I don’t really like the taste of almonds that much, but oh do they smell delicious! And you really have to love their scent to appreciate Bottega Verde Almond Body Milk because this lightweight lotion smells very strongly of almonds. I’m not usually a fan of overpowering scents but this is really yummy so for once, I don’t mind. It lasts a few hours too on the skin so if almond scents ain’t your thing you’d want to skip this.
Because this is a milk, not a lotion, the consistency is very lightweight, absorbing quickly without leaving a very residue behind, but not very moisturizing. It contains Sweet Almond Oil, which is an emollient that makes skin soft and smooth, and Glycerin to draw moisture from the environment into the skin, but still the formula isn’t moisturizing enough. After application, my skin doesn’t feel softer nor smoother and, after a couple of hours, it’s time to slather it on again.
The skin on my body is very dry so it’s really hard for me to find a body moisturizer that keeps my skin soft and in good condition for the entire day, but I had never come across one that performs so poorly. Those with normal or oily skin who don’t need that much additional moisture may have better results but if your skin is dry, stay away. It’s a shame cos I really like that it contains high concentrations of Tocopheryl Acetate (a form of Vitamin E), an antioxidant. We often apply antioxidants on our faces but forget that our bodies need them too. 🙂
I can’t really comment on the packaging because I only got to try a sample size and so the container is slightly different (hence why I used a promo photo in this review) but I like that the full size bottle has a pump, which is very sanitary. The retail price, instead, is quite expensive for a body lotion, but Bottega Verde products are often on sale so you’ll probably be able to find it at a much cheaper price.
Available at: Bottegaverde.com
Bottega Verde Almond Body Milk is a lightweight, not-greasy body milk which absorbs easily into the skin but is not very moisturizing. Oh, and it has a strong almond scent, which is overpowering but delicious!