I looove this lotion. The scent is strong, but not overpowering, it kinda smells like chocolate and flowers but it does smell divine. The price for this products (much like other LUSH products) is quite pricey ($30) although all the money minus gst does go to the charity on the lid. It's very hydrating and moisturising and it definitely healed my dry skin in winter. At first it was very watery and liquidy, but as time went by, it started to get thicker. idk if its just my tub or if it just happens, but thats what happened to me, which is fine but it just seamed a bit weird. Overall i totally recommend for the winter months and i will definitely be repurchasing. :)
A few months ago when I first started feeding my LUSH fetish, the Charity pot smells a bit more different because it was Made in Japan (More of a flowery rosy scent than chocolate). When the Australian stock came in I understood what people was talking about how it smells like Turkish Delight. But I have no doubt it works the same anyway. Plus, they donate the proceedings for that product to charity, how good is that!
Onto the product itself, it has a creamy texture, rosy scent, and can be a little heavy and slow absorbing if you don't apply it right after you come out of the shower. But the best thing is, I had a very large patch of eczema that I had been battling against since last winter. I tried everything to make it go away, various moisturisers, aloe gel (which worked for my other eczemas), oat meal, ezcema lotion and balm, nothing worked! It just kept irritating every time I try something it just really doesn't like, and remained a large rough red itchy patch on my calf. Until I decided to give Charity pot a whirl and see what happens. I don't believe it, but after a few weeks, it is nearly all gone! It is no longer red or irritate every time I take a shower. The rough skin is still there but the patch is slowly shrinking! I can not believe it, I got this in the smallest pot and it was half the price I paid for the eczema cream! Now I will know just what to do when another one of those pop up!
BTW, apparently LUSH reformulated Charity pot, I can't wait to try the new formula too!
My DH usually compliments my appearance or perfume, but when I used this product all over, he said he just could not believe HOW SOFT my skin was. I have used all kinds of lotions and creams and he never noticed before. So, I can't argue with that. I got the new formulation and scent because the old scent was too heavy for me. I mix this with Philosophy creams sometimes if I want to change up the scent a bit. This is perfect for winter but I think it will be a bit heavy for me when the weather warms up. Still, I am in love with this right now. It IS expensive for the size of the container, so one lippie off for that.
This is my second most favourite lotion in lush, a close 2nd to my most loved limited edition celebrate lotion. I bought the new self preserving pot of this lotion for under $7 CAD.
I have keratosis pilaris on my upper arms and it only disappears when I'm in humid / warm weather (the only time I have ever seen my KP disappear was when I was on vacation in Spain). and this makes my dry rough skin disappear. It's smells nice, like a muted cocoa butter scent.
It applies so smoothly and feels lovely against my skin. I like the fact I don't have to use much to get that result I want. I definitely want to buy a few of these for stocking stuffers this year. Addiionally, I love how all the proceeds goes to charity. Bonus!!!
This made me gross dry flaky elbows and dry patches on my heel go away in one night. Also, all proceeds go to a good cause so win win for me.
I bought a full 225g pot after a friend gave me the little 50g pot.
First of all, I love the smell, it's chocolatey, floral, and sweet. It's strong enough to last, but not give you a headache. The consistency is fine, though I do favour the thicker, body butter like lotions that LUSH offers more, simply because it's less likely to drip off my hand or arm when I'm trying to close the lid. I am not a huge fan of the LUSH packaging for lotions. I think that it would be better if some of the thinner varieties were in squeeze/pump bottles, however I suppose it's part of the selling point.
One of the things I like most of this lotion is that it does not negatively affect my skin. I have issues with breakouts occuring from lotions that claim to be gentle, hypoallergenic, non-comodogenic, etc. This doesn't cause issues and it's really helped repair my horribly dry hands. I've seen a number of reviews that complain of greasiness, but you must take into consideration that a little goes a long way with many of LUSH's products.
I do love the fact that all profits (aside from taxes, though there's not much that can be done about that) go to the current charity they're supporting. Although the price is not the most favourable, it is for a good cause.
I will repurchase when I run out.
With the original Charity Pot, I wasn't too impressed. It smelled nice, but wasn't a scent I was keen on having in a body lotion. With the new reformulated Charity Pot, I'm in absolute love! The smell is super light, very floral and fresh with a hint of sweetness. The lotion I feel is lighter and sinks in faster than the original formulation and I love the inclusion of aloe vera. I scalded my hand pretty badly on some spilt tea and put this on right after and the burning increased dramatically. It leaves me feeling soft and silky all over! Would love to buy again!
I quite like this one. The smell is really nice and is good for my fairly sensitive skin. However, the packaging isn't great. When the pot is still fairly full, bits of lotion get in between the lid and the pot, so it spills down the side after closing it! As nice as this is, I prefer dream cream.
My skin is really dry and I've always been searching for mositurizing lotions. I went into my local LUSH store and the staff recommended me this one and the famous Dream Cream. I decided to get Charity Pot for two reasons. First, the smell was like Cocoa butter mixed with chocolate to me, even though some people might find that a bit unattractive and unusual. Second, it was a "charity" pot for good purposes so I just went with this one. I have to say the results are satisfying because it's better than all the drugstore mositurizing lotions I've tried so far...
I give this a 4.5. This is a very nice body moisturizer. I have pretty dry skin, so I'm always looking for creams with good emollient ingredients, and I find that natural oils and butters work best for me. Stuff like shea butter, cocoa butter, almond oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, and so on work better on me than fatty alcohols and other stuff common in body butters and lotions like cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, petrolatum, etc. so I chose this cream based on the good ingredients. When I got it home and used it, at first I was a little dismayed because the texture is much lighter than the heavily moisturizing body butters I'm used to. I thought it wouldn't be enough moisture for my skin. But it worked very nicely, I could feel it on my skin for about 6 hours, after which it seemed to sink into my skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. I like being able to feel a cream on my skin for awhile, it's a very luxurious feeling. The lightness of the texture makes it easy and quick to apply. The tub looks smaller than it is, and a big concern for me was using the tub up very quickly. I tend to slather lotion on heavily. But I'm hoping it'll last awhile because on my first use I put it all over my body and when I was done I'd only made a small dent in the product. I'm not crazy about the smell, hence the 4.5 out of 5. It's pleasant enough, and not very strong, but nothing I particularly like. To me it smells powdery, a bit like baby oil, with a cocoa butter smell mixed in. I really like this product. I said I'd repurchase, but I want to try some of Lush's other creams with similar formulations to see if I can find something that I love the smell of.
EDIT: The scent of this has grown on me; I LOVE it now, can't get enough! I usually only choose lotions and washes with floral scents, so this makes a nice change from the rest of the stuff I have. I love how different it is from my other lotions, and how subtle. I'm not sure I would call this a powdery scent now. I'm not sure how I would describe it. I will repurchase this when I run out.