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Jul. 31.

Tested Thursday: Mitchell and Peach English Growers Body Cream

mp-thI have a thing for hand cream, I admit that. I do also have a collection of body creams and lotions growing though (and I should learn to use them more often). One of them, that I received in my big U Magazine price, comes from Mitchell and Peach, and is their English Growers Body Cream, which I am trying out for today’s Tested Thursday.

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The packaging, as always, is the first thing you see (unless the tube is split) and this one is refreshingly simple. It is nothing but a basic black and white. It doesn’t look cheap and tacky though. It carries the brand name, the fact that it is a  body cream and that it is the English Growers fragrance. I do find the Italicised cursive for the English Growers text to be a bit difficult to read, but I think that it is just a little small for that style of text. No big deal.

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The back of the tube is where things start to get interesting. The first thing we are told as we read along the back of the tube is that the cream is “fragranced with essential oils from the Mitchell’s fifth generation farm in Kent, England” and that it contains “honey, organic cocoa  & shea butter” and that it is “free from parabens, SLS and synthetic colouring” The ingredient list includes almond oil, lavender oil, rose, vanilla & sweet violet extracts, coconut oil and ylang ylang oil, among other ingredients.

The fragrance I find is a mixture of floral, slightly herby and sweetness, and I certainly get the scent of the roses and violets. It is not an overly fragranced product though, so you are not going to have major issues if you can’t deal with over the top scents. It mellows very well too.

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The cream, as you see here, is very light and quite wet. It is not a thick cream that you have to really work in to the skin. This one moves about and sinks in extremely easily. Unfortunately though that leads me to my issue with this. It sinks in so well that I find myself using so much more of it. That is quite a problem for me, but not insurmountable.

Okay, so it was not happiness all round with this. It is a pleasantly elegant product, it smells delightful, but at the end of the day the 40ml tube is just too small. It is such a pain to find out you like a product just after finishing the whole thing. It also being made with specially grown products, makes it a bit expensive to use regularly, but it would be handy for travelling for a couple of days.

It also, according to my research, was included a few months ago in a Glossybox. If you received it then, please do let me know what you thought of it!

Robyn

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  • Glad you liked it even if the texture, product size and price point aren’t perfect for daily use.

    My skin has been acting up lately, so I’m struggling to find a body moisturiser that doesn’t lead to my skin going blotchy. Even my regular go-tos from La Roche-Posay and Avene are causing me trouble, which is annoying.

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