Smell The Ocean – Product Review
As the cold weather persists, now with periodical showers thrown into the mixture as well, it’s absolutely no surprise that my skin has been feeling miserable. Spring and sunshine should be upon us, but alas, it seems as though the Beast From The East simply won’t leave us alone.
My skin is dry, irritated, and dreams of being away on holiday to escape London’s dreary rainy season. I envisioned the beautiful British coastline with bright blue skies and plenty of fresh air, and suddenly the answer was crystal clear.
I might not be able to physically transport myself to the Channel Islands, but I can trick my skin into pretending it’s receiving the best of the Jersey lifestyle with products by Seascape Island Apothecary. The brand is armed with the promise that every ingredient is sourced locally, sustainably, ethically, and is free of all nasties (SLS, parabens, and artificial colours and fragrances included), making it an indulgent and ideal experience for any user.
Naturally, I sought the most vacation-friendly concoction, and went in for the Unwind Body Lotion to work its magic on my sorry skin.
Aesthetically, it’s very pleasing to the eye. The creamy white, almost fluffy-looking lotion is encased in a see-through bottle with a handy pump, which can easily be opened and locked by rotating the nozzle. A gorgeous seahorse, filled in with blue flowers of varying hues, sits in the middle as the brand’s logo, making me think even more fondly of the idyllic Jersey shores and the calm that surrounds it.
The cream itself is lightly scented with a delicate blend of Jersey lavender and exotic ylang ylang – an incredibly soothing and gently sedative aroma that really does “unwind” the senses. The smell lingers, but isn’t overpowering, making it the perfect base for any perfumes that I’d want to layer on top. It is soft under my fingertips, and refrains from being too greasy or heavy, making it easy to glide over my skin.
A single dollop of lotion is enough for one arm, and I find that it absorbs beautifully and quickly. A cooling sensation tingles me, and I find this particularly delightful as the powers of Jersey beeswax and shea butter work into nourishing and replenishing my body of its lost moisture. As instructed, I used it immediately after a shower and as part of my night time bed routine, and woke up the next day to find my skin looking and feeling smoother, much to my pleasant surprise!
I can now say with certainty that I’ve found my long-term solution to the mixed signals from London’s weather; the Unwind Body Lotion from Seascape Island Apothecary is a one-stop-shop to feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated physically, mentally and emotionally as I take a little “trip” to the Jersey shores.
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