Caudalie Divine Legs Tinted Body Lotion
It’s Sunday afternoon and what a beautiful day! As I’m writing this it’s ridiculously hot here in Cumbria (one of those days when you walk outside and you get blasted in the face with the rare and endangered warm breeze!). Following a night of constant rain, thunder and lightning – we are usually very excitable with storms and will stare out of the window with all the lights off for a good hour and exclaim at each flash in the sky like weirdos – it’s been lovely to see that today turned out to be one of the best warm days since the heat wave weeks ago.
As we are heading out today I’ve whipped out my Caudalie Divine Legs Tinted Body Lotion to prevent my white legs blinding people (lots of cyclists here, don’t want to cause any accidents). I’ve been using this all summer and thought it would be a fine time to give a little review.
The Caudalie Divine Legs Tinted Body Lotion is rather handy for those days that are unexpectedly hot and you desperately want to wear a skirt lest your legs suffocate in skinny jeans. This product really reminds me of the Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan, an old favourite in my university days! In contrast with the Rimmel bronzing lotion, this one from Caudalie is very light weight and a lot more sheer – a good thing if you are in a rush and don’t have time for any tan mishaps. You need to be quite careful to apply it evenly as myself and my mum have accidentally sported stripy legs, which is a little annoying for the price tag. As long as you use an oil (I use coconut oil or Lani Body Treatment) to prep your legs for a smooth base, it should look streak-free!
One down-side I need to mention, is the scent. At first I thought only I could smell it as I was the one wearing it (?) but I noticed when my mum wore it just how strong it does smell. It’s very reminiscent of the Rimmel Instant Tan, smelling very distinctly of biscuits rather than a floral or natural scent. As a result I have to say I am rather self-conscious when I wear it as I do worry that people think I smell weird and it does linger all day! I still need to try out my idea of adding a drop of lavender essential oil to the lotion next time I apply to see if this will better the aroma.
Another major point is about the company Caudalie itself. According to PETA, Caudalie does test on animals and it therefore not cruelty-free.
Worth The Purchase?
I’d say their Divine Legs Lotion is worth the purchase as it has been so useful for pale legs and I have worn it a lot in the past few weeks. I am however concerned with the animal testing which would effect my decision to buy again. I’ve read that others have had the scent issue too so in all, I’d say try a sample first to be on the safe side! If you are against animal testing then I don’t think this would be for you.
Aqua (Water), Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract*, Caramel*, Glycerin*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Methylpropanediol, Coco-Caprylate*, Isostearyl Isostearate*, Parfum (Fragrance), Arachidyl Alcohol*, Myristyl Alcohol*, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Glyceryl Caprylate*, Behenyl Alcohol*, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexyldecanol*, Hexyldecyl Laurate*, Myristyl Glucoside*, Arachidyl Glucoside*, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Tocopheryl Acetate*, Xanthan Gum, Inositol*, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Phenylpropanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Sodium Phytate*, Gymnema Sylvestre Leaf Extract*, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Serine, Sorbitol*, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Urea, Sodium Chloride, Allantoin*, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol (133/018) /* Plant Origin.
Has anyone else tried this lotion? What do you think? Let me know!