I'm really glad it's not just me who thinks VS lotions are no good anymore.They're terrible now.
I use to love them back in the days (around 2009) because they not only smelled great, but were super moisturizing. I just bought a couple in the semi-annual sale this year, thinking it's such a good deal.....it turns out there really is something different with their current formula.
The lotion now gives you a waxy feeling. Instead of sinking and absorbing into your skin the way the old formula did, the new formula kinda just sits as a layer on top of your skin, and has a weird powdery feeling, as other reviewers have described.
It's like they replaced the better, more expensive ingredient that truly moisturizes the skin with a cheap waxy material that fakes thickness for the lotion. I hope they bring back the old formula.
I genuinely like these lotions. I find them very comparable to bbw creams. The one I have at the moment is midnight glamour, and I love the scent! Very similar to bbw's secret wonderland, which is my favorite. I'm surprised by how many people are saying these are horrible. They are a tad bit greasy but that goes away. I would repurchase.
Edit: okay, so I'm dropping the rating down because I'm noticing that these aren't as moisturizing as I would like. After the lotion dries, it feels like I never applied lotion. I'm going to try the body butter next time.
Bring back the old packaging, the old formula.. please! Don't tell me that Victoria Secret's holding some kind of secret affair with their workers in creating new "replacement" products. I don't like the new stuff. Why must you be so cruel to all your lotion fans? The new product scents don't smell as alluring, as attractive, as "sexy" anymore.
I have to echo what everyone else is saying in their reviews and hope that Victoria's Secret reads some reviews and realizes that they made a bit mistake in reformulating their "Ultra-moisturizing" hand & body cream.
I first bought the cream in several scents years ago(maybe 2004/2005?) and the cream then was more moisturizing and the scent lasted until I washed it off. I still have an old tube of Love Spell and it still smells good and works perfectly.
A year or so ago I bought tubes of Strawberries & Champagne cream and Pear Glace cream. Both had an under-scent of wax/plastic/or lye? I dismissed it in the store and figured maybe it was the packaging or just my nose being strange. But when I got it home and applied it to my skin, it had the same horrible scent mixed with the fragrance. I put them up in my closet and hadn't tried to use them again until recently. I expected them to be in the same good conditioner that the 5-6 year old Love Spell cream was in, but NO!!! They were both RANCID!?!? They had separated in the tubes and now all I could smell was the chemical smell! I tried shaking them up and applying a little dab just to see and it was just atrocious. I threw them both in the trash.
PLEASE PLEASE Victoria's Secret: BRING BACK THE OLD FORMULATIONS!!! They worked and they smelled good!!! I can't even say I really like the body butter that much. I have it in Vanilla Lace and it doesn't do much for me except smell good. :shrug: Even then it's very faint and doesn't last long. The regular lotion which isn't very moisturizing is truer to the scents and moisturized better than both the butter and the cream - and that's not saying much.
Would not repurchase unless they change the formula.
This stuff sucks! Thank god i read these reviews, i thought i was crazy for not liking it because the packaging is so cute and smells really good. i bought this stuff when i was in high school 5 years ago and i loved it. Then i bought this recently and have been using it because it smells good but seriously what everyone on here is saying is true. It does NOT moisturize, you are probably better off splashing some water on yourself then use this stuff LOL (kidding!) What i have noticed is the texture is just kinda..GROSS..? Let's just say i am in a good mood when i grab my Love Spell Ulta-moisturizing hand and body cream, as i open the tab i get a whiff of tropics and sunshine! The smell is divine. And then WHAM the second i rub some of this lotion on it's a whole other story. It is greasy i would say. And i am not surprised to find out that VS has changed the formula for this product. All i have to say is that if you are planning to go buy some of this stuff get the body butter instead. Usually you can get it for the same price as the Hand and Body lotion goes for. The VS body butter is the one that is "ultra moisturizing!" don't be fooled by the name :)
i have an issue with VS's lotions/body creams. they contain mineral oil which is not good for skin. stopped purchasing them once i found this out and havent looked back since!
Wow, I'm floored by all the negative reviews - I love this stuff! It's fantastically moisturizing without being greasy. In fact, it's more lotion-y, less creamy, than some of the products that are in a tube like this (e.g. Bath & Bodyworks body cream), so it's not super-heavy, absorbs quickly, yet it still softens well. I have this in 3 fragrances - Strawberries & Champagne, Endless Love & Love Spell. Sorry for those who've had poor experiences w/ this, but this rocks for me & there's no way I can deny that!
I'm not usually picky with lotions and creams becase I have pretty happy, problem-free skin, but even I can't use this. Five minutes after applying it feels powdery and tight, like my hands are dirty or something. I always wash it off soon after applying, I just can't stand the feeling. I may give it a try on my legs, but I'm not very hopeful. I have the Love Spell scent, which is nice, but the cream itself is not.
I tried this in Love Spell. The scent is great, but I felt the cream itself was very strange. When I first squeezed it from the tube, it felt like it was going to be very thick and moisturizing. Once applied, it felt like my skin had become more dry and somewhat powdery. I was very disappointed and will probably try the regular lotion or the body butter next.
I thought it was just my skin, but it's good to know that it's the LOTION! The only things I liked about this was that it was easy to use, and the scent. It did NOTHING for my skin, except made it feel powdery and even more dry.