Friday, January 16, 2015

[Review] Victoria Secret Pure Seduction Hydrating Body Lotion

Photo By: Elin Chow

The Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Hydrating Body Lotion - this was a wedding gift I received from a good friend of mine two years ago. However, I only started using this lotion a few months ago after leaving it right at the back my cabinet for a year and a half. It was not because I hated this lotion, but rather it was because that I have forgotten about it. Furthermore, I could not have hated it since this was the first Victoria's Secret product I have ever owned.

What Victoria's Secret Says

The Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Hydrating Body Lotion is a fast-absorbing formula containing Aloe, Oat, Grapeseed Extracts and antioxidants Vitamin C and E. With a lush blend of Red Plum and Freesia, massage over body for silky soft and scented skin. 

What I Like About This Lotion

1. Floral scent

The Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Hydrating Body Lotion is undoubtedly one of the best smelling moisturizer I had ever used in my life! I remember that I absolutely hated the sweet fruity scent when I smelled this lotion for the first time. It was one of those scent which I always find it too strong and overwhelming for my liking. I felt like I would attract ants walking around smelling like candy! 

But after a while, I got used to the scent. I have never expected that I would ever fall in love with such sweet smelling scent. I love to put this lotion on before bed because it makes me feel really sexy and attractive. True to its name, the scent of the lotion is very seductive and alluring. It seems that this lotion is specially made to seduce and attract the attention of men! 

Unfortunately, my husband did not like the scent of the lotion at all. He actually find the sweet scent too overbearing for him. Although I felt a little disappointed, I do understand that this is just a matter of personal preference. But lucky, he does not hate it, which also explained why I am still putting this lotion all over my body before I go to bed every night. 

Even so, I would still like to recommend the Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Hydrating Body Lotion for any ladies who wish to feel sexy, confident and feminine on certain days. I always get lots of compliments from other people around me when I put on this lotion on my skin. Furthermore, the scent of the lotion is very long lasting and will usually lingers on my skin for hours after application. Much to my surprise, I could still smell the scent even after washing my hands with clean water!

2. Moisturizing 

The lotion is actually baby pink in color and has a very light and watery consistency. Once applied, it can be easily absorbed by the skin, leaving it feeling silky soft and smooth. It does not make my skin feels sticky or greasy at all after I put the lotion on, which is also another reason why I adore the Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Hydrating Body Lotion so much. I am so amazed at how incredibly soft and bouncy my skin always feels after application! 

This lotion is definitely one of the most hydrating moisturizer I had used so far. However, I believe this will not be moisturizing enough for people who suffer from extremely dry or sensitive skin. 

3. Packaging

The Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Hydrating Body Lotion is packaged in an opaque baby pink plastic bottle with a golden press open style cap. A really girly and cute packaging. I wonder how many of you could actually resist the temptation to bring this cute little baby pink lotion home.

Although the packaging is sturdy, I find it a little too bulky to carry it around in my bag. It will be good if Victoria's Secret could consider launching some travel-friendly packaging for their products.

What I Dislike About This Lotion

1. Pricey 

Price wise, the Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Hydrating Body Lotion is definitely more on the pricey side. I am not sure exactly how much this lotion is retailing in Malaysia, but from what I saw from most of the online stores, I believe a 250ml bottle of it would cost about RM 53. To me, spending RM 50+ on a lotion that could barely last for for a month is definitely expensive. 

2. Contains Parabens 

Unfortunately, this lotion has both Methylparabens and Propylparabens in its ingredient list. I am really surprised that such a renowned brand like Victoria's Secret still uses Parabens in most of its products. Although Methylparabens and Propylparabens have been deemed safe to be used in skincare and cosmetics products, I will still try to avoid it as much as I could. Since most of the skincare and cosmetics brands in the market are moving towards Parabens-free products, I wonder why Victoria's Secret is not taking the same approach. 

3. Contains Fragrance

Other than having Methylparbens and Propylparabens in its ingredient list, this lotion also contains fragrance. While most of us are attracted to pleasing scent, the fragrance ingredient in a product is usually also known to have caused some irritation and inflammation to the skin. Thus, this lotion might not be suitable for people who have sensitive skin. 

Final Thoughts

Will I repurchase this lotion again? Well, Probably I will, if not for the price and location of the stores. However, I would still recommend this body lotion to anyone who wish to feel sexy and confident at any time. Furthermore, this is a very light weight and nicely scented lotion that hydrates and moisturizes the skin instantly, making it feeling extremely soft, smooth and touchable!

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