I’m not really a huge fan of Marks and Spencer but I’m going to review the Marks and Spencer Hand and Body Lotion Nature’s Ingredients Lemon Verbena anyway.
Damn that’s a long name.
I always pass by Marks and Spencer whenever I’m in Robinson’s Galleria but there’s really nothing about their store that draws me in.
The clothes they display are often boring and their store looks like it was designed by a trophy wife.
Way too preppy for my taste. I need some drama and art in my life.
Marks and Spencer Hand and Body Lotion: Nature’s Ingredients Lemon Verbena
My knowledge with Marks and Spencer products is very limited.
I’m not sure if their Nature’s Ingredients line is still available.
What’s interesting to me is the plant Verbena.
I live in a street named after the plant and up to this day, I still don’t know how it smells like.
Less rambling and more reviewing.
The packaging is very impressive for its very affordable price point 200+ PHP.
This 300ml Marks and Spencer Hand and Body Lotion Lemon Verbena comes with a pump and a sturdy plastic bottle.
I don’t like the photo of lemons printed on the sticker label though. It takes a lot of space and it’s like randomly taken from Shutter Stock or Google Images.
The lemons are irrelevant because M&S is trying to tell a story of how “Lemon Verbena” can help the skin. The plant not the fruit.
Moving forward to things that I like, the packaging indicates “Cruelty-Free”.
They also provided the expiration date and gave a disclaimer that it’s not recommended for facial use which most commercial lotions don’t.
“Experience daily luxury with our Nature’s Ingredients collection. The light, easily absorbed hand and body lotion enriched with extract of lemon verbena will help leave your skin soft and delicately scented.”
Disodium edta, aqua, sorbitol, glyceryl stearate se, parfum, ci 19140, sodium chloride, ethylparaben, butylparaben, isopropyl myristate, ci 14700, cetearyl alcohol, linalool, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, sodium hydroxide, xanthan gum, benzophenone-3, propylparaben, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, ceteareth-20, sodium sulfate, carbomer, propylene glycol, lippia citriodora (lemon verbena) leaf extract, limonene, glycerin, paraffinum liquidum,
The Marks and Spencer Hand and Body Lotion Nature’s Ingredients Lemon Verbena didn’t go heavy-handed with the scent.
I like neutral-smelling products when it comes to skin care because I have dry and sensitive skin. (Know your Skin Type for FREE)
The lotion has a faint lemon smell and the color is…
I don’t really know how to put it. The color is very similar to fluids that men secrete.
Let me just call it “Dirty White” lol.
The consistency is like of any other hand and body lotion.
I like how it’s easily absorbed by the skin and it doesn’t leave a sticky feeling.
However, it’s NOT a good moisturizer.
The inadequate moisture it provides only stays up to an hour or so.
It’s more of like an Alcogel or Hand-Sanitizer.
A lotion’s job is to moisturize and the Marks and Spencer Hand and Body Lotion Nature’s Ingredients Lemon Verbena failed at that.
Expiration is 24 months after once opened.
Save your time and money. Your dry skin will stay dry with this one.
This is the perfect gift for someone you secretly hate though.
- Efficacy: 2/5
- Packaging: 4/5
- Price: 5/5
- Longevity: 1/5
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