I have purchased both beauty products and body products from H&M in the past, with mixed results. I love the powder blushers that I own, for example. On the other hand, I can’t say that I cared for the body mists. The scents were nice enough, but just not potent enough to last any length of time. Being the forgiving person that I am (mostly – I still refuse to shop at one particular high street store after they hacked me off nearly two years ago) I decided that I would give H&M another chance to wow me with their newly launched body products. I was placing an order online, so I had to rely on the descriptions, rather than my nose.
The packaging is fairly simple; plastic tubs and bottles with paper labels stuck on. Not exactly high end, but then again neither are the prices, and the contents more than make up for the lack of glossiness. The H&M Caribbean Crush Body Lotion and Body Scrub smell simply amazing, like fruity coconut cocktails on the beach. The body scrub is very gentle. It is not really ‘scrubby’ enough for me, but I can see that some will love that it is not harsh. The granules are a little bit too few and far between for it to feel like it is really sloughing off all the dead skin. The body lotion though? Yum. Apart from smelling good enough to eat, it leaves my skin feeling super soft and hydrated without any sticky or slimy residue. I can apply after a shower and get dressed immediately. Perfect for hot summer mornings (I think – if we actually have one of those I’ll let you know for sure).
The Midnight Muse Body Scrub has a slightly ‘darker’ scent (I will warn you right now that describing smells is not my strong suit). It is fragranced with vanilla bean and amber, and has the same rice and olive granules that the Caribbean Crush has. Again, not for those wanting a really good scrub in the morning, but I think it would be great for sensitive skin. Overall, I think the body products are fantastic value (£3.99 each for the scrubs, and body lotions ) H&M also offer other scents; in addition to richer body creams for £5.99.
I also purchased some makeup products, which I will be sharing with you very soon.
Have you tried anything from the new H&M body range? What did you think?