Product Review: Bottega Verde Melt-On Chocolate and Almond Body Cream
Name: Melt-On Chocolate and Almond Body Cream
Brand: Bottega Verde
From the packaging:
The pure pleasure of chocolate caresses for supple, silky soft skin. The intense aroma of cocoa to lift your spirits on a fragrant wave of euphoria.
What I liked:
– the fragrance
– isn’t greasy
– moisturizes skin leaving it feeling soft
What I didn’t like:
– the ingredients
I love chocolate, so when I saw this product I’d thought I’d give it a try. It is a white, thick, rich cream that absorbs quickly into the skin and isn’t greasy. It is very moisturizing and leaves my skin feeling soft.
I usually don’t like fragrances in cosmetics and skincare products because they can be irritating, especially if you have sensitive skin. But I have to say the I love how this cream smells. It has a very strong scent of chocolate with a hint of almond. However, because the fragrance is quite overpowering at first (it calms down after a while), some people may not like it at all. I do find it very pleasant though, and so must do my mother and my boyfriend because they both tried to bite me when they smelled the scent on me!!
Bottega Verde claims to be a nature-friendly brand and while it is true that every products contains natural ingredients, they also contain lots of chemicals and synthetic stuff. This cream contains helianthus annuus (sunflower oil), almond oil and theobroma cacao (cocoa butter), which are all natural moisturizers. Another moisturizing ingredient in this product is dimethicone, which is a silicone. It also contains DMDM Hydantoin, a preservative that releases formaldehyde. See this post for more information. I’m trying to avoid formaldehyde-releasing ingredients, so I don’t think I’ll keep using this.
This cream is rich, very moisturizing and isn’t greasy. It also has a strong smell of chocolate and almond, which I really like. However, it contains formaldehyde-releasing ingredients.