I am not a fan of this body lotion at all! the scent is far too artificial and zesty. the smell instantly gives me a headache. however that being said it does soften the skin but I cannot get passed the smell.
This is my ultimate go-to summer moisturizer. The citrusy, orangy, zesty scent is a great, energizing pick-me-up on a hot day. I prefer it over the body butter, which seems to have a different scent compared to the puree body lotion (alway smells a bit off to me....like it's gone bad or expired or something!)
I love this lotion! If you find that body butters or other lotions/creams get too heavy, try Satsuma Puree from the Body Shop. It's amazingly refreshing after a workout shower as it truly feels like your skin is drinking it up and it's light and sinks in 100% completely with NO residue whatsoever.
At first you may find the puree a little sticky as it dries, but it will within the minute. I think that this puree is amazing, I've never felt my skin "drink" something up like this! It's so cooling. This isn't the most hydrating lotion and I mainly use it after workout showers so there's no greasy feel when I definitely don't want to be greasy. Later I will apply body butter though because my skin gets really dry, but not from this lotion.. it's naturally very dry
This lotion/puree is absolutley amazing... I am not sure how good of a job it does at moisturizing your skin, because I use it on top of a shea butter lotion i use every night and day, but it smells WONDERFUL. Its called a puree for a reason, everytime you put it on it feels and smells like you cut up chunks of oranges and smothered them all over your body. There is no other smells of chemicals or additives- it smells exactly like fruit, nothing more nothing less. I also love that there products are as natural as they come, and they do not test on animals... you would be shocked if you really knew how many companies do actually test on animals. Smells amazing, all natural with no added chemicals and no testing on animals? its a win win... however you do pay the price as their products are not cheap. They have several sales through out the year- usually in Nov and Dec that help a little with the prices. I will pay the money for this product though... its well worth every penny.
What happened to my Satsuma Body Lotion? This is not the same formula of the Satuma body lotion that I love so much. I purchase multiple items when products go on sale, because I do not have a local store near where I live. I noticed today that I had run out of hand lotion. So, I checked my stock and I noticed the package said, "Satsuma Puree Body Lotion". Well, this is nothing like my old Satsuma hand lotion or body lotion.
This "puree" lotion doesn't even dry on your hands and ends up gritty if you rub your hands together too long. Additionally, it does not take the dryness away from your hands. I am so disappointed. I don't like to have to use my body butter on my hands every time I need lotion and I am a lotion freak. I am so disappointed that the formula is different with this product and I have about four or five more in hiding in my closet from my DH. I bought all of this product so long ago, it's doubtful I can return it on-line. What a disappointment...
Love love this lotion. I think they have changed the formula over the years. This one seems a little sticky at first but that goes away as you work it into the skin. The smell is just so heavenly. This is ok as an everyday lotion. If you want something a little more moisturizing try the Satsuma body butter.
This is a great moisturizer for your face. It leaves your skin feeling smooth, without making it feel sticky. I love the texture and the scent of this lotion.
This is an interesting product. It IS light and non greasy.. but it is a bit sticky!!! It left my hands sticky and my pajamas sticking to my legs after applying. After about 20 minutes it seemed to dry and not be sticky. I hate greasy lotions so I may stick with this for the summer since its so light and just let it dry more before putting my clothes on. I LOVE the Satsuma scent of course!!!
I received a sample of this with a previous order and fell in love with the smell. It's like an addiction. I was so excited to receive a full-size bottle on my next trip. The smell iin the bottle and the smell on the skin is slightly different, but this could be contributed to the warming effect that causes a change in scent. The texture is nice and soaks almost immediately into the skin but is not as moisturizing as the butter formula. I like the packaging because it seems as if you can get every last ounce of product out without having to remove the pump.
When I tried this in the store, I really liked the lighter texture of the newly reformulated lotion. The previous version was white, a little thicker, and a tad greasy, even after a few minutes of letting it sink in to my skin. It still seems to smell the same and is highly fragranced like the original. But when I put it on a few minutes ago, it felt very sticky and not very moisturizing. Maybe since this is targeted to normal skin-my hands are reaaaalllly dry right now-it would be sufficient in the summer but I'm not sure if it will be moisturizing enough for the winter months. I will certainly wear it (I just LOVE this uplifting fragrance, especially when the weather gets cold, it really cheers me up) and I'll most likely repurchase because it smells so good, but this probably won't cut it as a moisturizer except for the spring/summer/early fall months. hth.