Today I’m reviewing my first product from Crabtree and Evelyn. Actually two of them. The Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender Body Lotion and the Lavender EDT (of which I have only the sample, so I’ll quickly review it here).
Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender Body Lotion
About Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender Body Lotion: This velvety rich body lotion features a moisturising blend of shea butter and lavender, evening primrose, almond, and coconut oils. Extracts of peony, white magnolia, and elderflower help condition the skin.
· Perfect size for travel
· Apply after bath or shower for soft and beautifully scented skin.
· Conditioning formula absorbs easily.
· Free of parabens, phthaletes, propylene glycol, and mineral oil.
Fragrance: Fresh lavender enhanced with violet, tonka bean, lemon leaf, and soft musk.
Packaging: Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender Body Lotion comes in a small white coloured, inverted tube with a white screw on cap. The tube is sleek, easy to carry. The tube that I have, the lotion keeps spilling from it constantly, which nags me, but this is something which can be ignored too.
Ingredients: see the below pic. Free of parabens, phthaletes, propylene glycol, and mineral oil.
My take on Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender Body Lotion:This lotion is white in color, and slightly more thick in consistency than a usual lotion. It leans towards being creamy. It is a very smooth lotion, which spreads on the skin like butter, and gets absorbed like a dream.
I do not have overtly dry body skin, so the fact that it gets absorbed quite well on me makes me doubt if dry-skinned beauties would love it as much. But I’m currently loving this lotion a lot. It keeps my skin hydrated the whole day (yes, I have performed that scratch test on me), and I completely and honestly and truly love the lavender fragrance. It is the most beautiful note of lavender my nose has ever picked. The fragrance stays for roughly 2-3 hours, though if I smell the skin closely, I can pick up wafts of the fragrance for 5-6 hours. The fragrance is mild, not over-powering for the senses. It is uplifting and relaxing at the same time. I experienced no negative reactions on my skin with this lotion.
Pros of Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender Body Lotion:
· Beautiful lavender fragrance, the best I’ve ever come across
· Fragrance stays for a good 2-3 hours
· The lotion spreads easily, and gets absorbed well
· Keeps the skin moisturised for long hours
· Classy packaging, easy to carry
Cons of Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender Body Lotion:
· Dry skinned beauties will be left asking for more, in terms of hydration
· The price! But then, it is a luxury product.
· Availability may be an issue
Verdict: Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender Body Lotion is a must-have if you love lavender in your lotions! The price may go against it, though!
Rating: 8.9/10 (-1.1 for the first con)
Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender EDT
The Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender EDT smells the same as the lotion. The staying power is the entire day, till the next shower. No itching. Rashes or allergy.