Pairfum Black Orchid Body Lotion*, £15/250ml
A while back I was given the opportunity to test and review this body lotion. I'd never heard of this brand before, so was really intrigued! The vibrant, modern packaging is eye-catching, although not necessarily the look I'd associate with a natural beauty brand. Then again, using punchy packaging like this helps natural products blend in with more mainstream brands and may encourage non-natural beauty fans to try it!
Ingredients include coconut oil, shea butter and aloe vera leaf juice. There are some ingredients such as phenoxyethanol that I usually try to avoid, which is added to this body lotion. The black orchid scent is sweet, floral and powdery and just gorgeous! The scent is very long-lasting on the skin. With base notes of musk, copahu balm and vanilla pod, heart notes of black orchid, olive leaf, freesia and ginger flower, then top notes of anjou pear, dark cassis and orange slice.
These body lotions are prebiotic and aim to strengthen the micro-flora of your skin, helping it to defend itself against harmful organisms and help improve the skin's protective barrier. The formula is quite thick, so only a little is required per application. I enjoy using it to moisturise and soften my hands and body and have not experienced any irritation on my skin. I really do love this scent! Pairfum also make home scents products such as reed diffusers and candles, which I'd love to try next!
Aqua (water), cocos nucifera (coconut oil), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cetearyl alcohol, coco-glucoside, butyrospermum parkii (shea) nut butter, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernal oil, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, tocopherol, phenoxyethanol, xantham gum, parfum, citric acid lactic acid, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid, linalool, courmarin, benzyl salicylate.
*items kindly sent for review purposes; all thoughts and opinions are, and always will be, my own.