Wednesday, 9 January 2013

hotel chocolat cocoa Juvenate beauty spa range

hello everyone, so i thought i would do you a little blog about hotel chocolates new beauty range.
i had an email via my tasting club introducing there fabulous new range .
i popped into Canterbury and thought i would see if they had any,they did and i had a good sample of the products and brought a couple to start .
so cocoa juvenate is a range to each formulate a product to protect,renew,enliven,and uplift.the invigorating scents evoking the refreshing tang of a freshly cut cocoa pod. so not all the cocoa is reserved for there chocolate they now use for there spa and beauty products.

revive hand and body lotion £18.00 340ml
steal a moment each day to protect and treat your skin ,
made with hand picked premium ingredient's organic west Indian cocoa butter,babussa and mango seed oil
i found this drying and it is over scented by cocoa butter.

next up the revive body oil (for all you argon oil lovers)£25.00 100ml.
sublimely sleek skin,is guaranteed this is a rich body oil that nourishes and sculpts.
use generously into dry skin the green coffee oil helps eliminate toxins in the skin.
made with premium ingredients organic west Indian cocoa butter,Moroccan argon oil, green coffee oil,used to help ,smooth,sculpt the silhouette.
i quite liked this as it feels thicker than normal oils and does blend in worked better on damp skin so never felt greasy.

 revive body butter,£20.00 185ml
scrumptious deep nourishing
premium ingredient's are organic west country cocoa butter,,morroccan argan oil to help nourish,soften,smooth skin.smooth generously over skin.
it felt like butter being rubbed over the skin ,the smell of cocoa butter was strong and it wasn't that easy to smooth into skin.

revive hand cream £18.00 100ml.
hard working hands need to remain youthful,soft,protected.this is a super rich cream that easily absorbs so no slippy fingers.
unfortunately i trialled for 3 days and found very drying on my hands.
premium ingredients are organic west Indian cocoa butter,Shea butter, mango seed oil, honey,bear berry extract to help smooth ,it smelled nice the honey came through and a kind of sweetness helped cover the cocoa butter smell.

revive candle £30.00 200g
inspired by the cocoa juvenile spa,set among the cocoa groves of rabot estate,saint invigorating scent very uplifting and enlivening fusion,bergamot,green tea,citrus notes,with jasmine ,neroli,rose,
this is lovely but i have one on order i just feel the price is trying to compete with others on the market and many are a better product .will see once i burn it compared to cold in store.

revive hand and body wash £18.00 340 ml
this is a rich bubbly lather body wash,leaves the skin scented with an aroma of fresh cocoa pods.
premium products are cocoa extract,honey,cane sugar,
use on damp skin and massage in ,
this felt really creamy once lathered on but the lingering after scent  wasn't there for long unfortunately.

revive body polish,£20.00 185ml.
body exfoliates will buff dull skin,leaving it smooth,soft,radiant,
made with premium  ingredients  organic west Indian cocoa butter,cocoa shell granules,cane sugar.
massage into damp skin to buff away dull tired skin.always massage in the direction of the heart. to encourage circulation and blood flow.
 i liked this the scrubbiness was just right  and left the skin tight bit firm.

revive lip balm.£7.00 8ml
this little pot of magic is a guardian angel for your skin,deep nourishing,protecting,softening,your lips
premium ingredient's include organic west Indian cocoa butter,Shea butter,sunflower oil,vitamin e,

uses lips ,elbows,knees,heels,cuticles.
so a general body all rounder balm nothing different from any other balms ,

all in all i found this to be very over powering in cocoa butter but some like the balm and candle and body scrub are fairy certain will be a good buy .price wise they are as other companies,
if any of you out there thought it might smell of chocolate you will sadly be disappointed I'm afraid .he shop has had people ask if it is flavoured .hotel chocolate also do not send you samples to review but myself and the manager inshore had a good go and as i fought some of the products and ordered the candle she gave me sample sachets so i could use for a couple of days and review in my own home ,sachets are 5ml size so feel free to ask in store.
so i hope this have given you a little insight into the range. have any of you brought any of this range tell me what you think.

thank you for reading .


Jamaican Black Castor Oil said...

I love the name of this, sounds like it works well for the product.

Ljs blog said...

The body butter is ok but not as good as keihls creme de corps consistency is on par with body shop as in it didn't blend well the body scrub is good. And the oil .the candle smells good and it's just arrived and smells stronger when burning but as with others there are better products . The lip balm is moisturising but loccitaine products beat these . if the cocoa butter didn't leave such. Strange strong after use it might appeal. and I just wanted to set the record straight as in people had commented in store as well that they thought it was scented with chocolate cause of the store and most deffinatly is not . I think people should know that before spending £20-£30 pounds

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Lorna Johnson said...

Thank you maggie I tried other products it seems hit and miss. So glad you liked my post .