Wednesday, July 27, 2011

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Body Vitamin Body Lotion

A heat wave is currently surging throughout the whole East Coast and people are seeking any ways that they can cool their skin down.  I first started with the C.O. Bigelow Mentha Body Care line when it was sent to me by a PR company last summer and I quickly discovered how great it is to use in the summer months.  I started with the body wash in this collection and quickly fell so in love with it that I started using the matching scrub and lotion.  I reviewed the wash and the matching scrub last summer but somehow managed to forget about the matching body lotion.  I dug this product out of my collection at the beginning of last week and fell back in love with it very quickly.

It is no secret that I love the scent of mint.  Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint is a favorite of mine to buy every single holiday season and I always make sure to have a bottle or two of the shower gel on hand at anytime.  C.O. Bigelow's Mentha Body Care line is more a natural and herbal mint instead of the peppermint candy scent of the Twisted Peppermint.  Both of the fragrances are fantastic at any time during the year however, in the hot months, they become prized possessions.  Both of the formulas really help to cool skin down and leave a bit of a tingle when applied, just what is needed most in the hot weather. 

"Our mint-infused body lotion moisturizes, tones, and nourishes skin with a refreshing, minty sensation.  This hydrating formula deeply conditions with vitamins A, C, and E, leaving skin soft, smooth, and supple.  Infused with cooling peppermint for an invigorating experience."  This body product is unisex and the fragrance is the natural peppermint so it fades in several minutes, unlike the Twisted Peppermint.  Therefore, this line is more subtle than the Twisted Peppermint and I think it is more universal. 

This lotion has a lightweight texture and therefore makes it better suited to the summer months than the winter.  It absorbs in quickly and the mint tingles on your skin then cools it down.  This one is best used in combination with the shower gel and/or the body scrub to really complete the experience.  As I stated above, the fragrance oil in this product is the natural peppermint so it tingles on your skin and then the scent fades within several minutes.  Because of this, this is a great lotion to apply in both the evening and morning.  The scent fades so quickly that you can then use any type of perfume and the fragrances won't clash.  This is great way to both start off and finish up a super hot summer day.  The pump bottle is very convenient and can be used at the sink as a hand lotion too.

Hopefully this heat wave will pass us by soon but until it does, mint body lotion will play a very prominent place in my beauty product collection.

photo courtesy of Bath and Body Works

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