As I'm sure you know, I'm a big fan of Neom products so I was excited to try out a couple of their new body products. However my first use coincided with a mystery illness complete with a rather miserable rash. Thinking it was the result of something I had tried, everything was put away until I could see the doctor (who didn't have a clue what was wrong with me - but said it was definitely not a product reaction). A week or so later, and after using medication the doctor had given me, my skin became horribly dry and I was scared to put anything too chemically on it.
So out came the Neom products again, for round two! As usual the products are free from nasties, which I think is particularly desirable in products which you won't be washing off. The body lotion is a whopping 95% organic, but not to the detriment of performance or scent (which is completely gorgeous). I usually hate using body lotions, as often the most nourishing leave a greasy residue, but I found myself actually enjoying using this everyday. The Sensuous body lotion is very rich, containing Shea butter, Argan Oil and Sea Buckthorn oil but it sinks in quickly to leave a velvety finish and a little goes a long, long way. It's hard to tell, but I'm convinced the lotion has helped to speed up the healing time of my skin and left it baby soft.
The 'Sensuous' fragrance is a combination of Ylang Ylang, Frankinsence and Patchouli which 'gently eases tension and anxiety'. It didn't really make a dent in my essay-season anxiety but the way the scent of the body wash fills the bathroom, when combined with the steam from the shower, is a real treat. The fragrance is warming but not too wintery, and feminine without being too girly for gents to use (I know this because I walked into the bathroom after my boyfriend had showered and the whole room was filled with the scent!).
The Sensuous Organic Body Lotion retails for £23.50 / 240ml and the Body Wash for £16 / 240ml. A little pricey for everyday use perhaps, but the scent and performance is that of a much more expensive product - most of which can't boast the same quality of ingredients.