As someone who isn’t the greatest fan of either pineapple or coconut, and who can’t stand pina coladas, it comes as a bit of a surprise to find that I adore the scent of the new The Body Shop Piñita Colada range. I sniffed the shower gel when it first came out and somehow managed to resist buying it until I’d finished one of the various gels I had open in my shower – am I the only one who gets bored of using the same scent every day?
By chance I went to get finally buy it on the last day of the 3 for £20 deal and, frankly, it would’ve been rude not to get the scrub and body sorbet as well. The scent is almost the same throughout all three products, which is actually quite unusual as I find that often different formulas affect the smell, even if it’s based on the same notes. The shower gel is the usual great TBS formula – it does have SLS but I’ve never found the formula drying, and a bottle usually lasts for ages.
The scrub is a bit different to most of TBS scrubs, which tend to be salt-based, and is gentler, using shredded coconut as one of the scrubby ingredients. It doesn’t leave you skin quite as smooth as the shea scrub but it also feels more moisturising and doesn’t make you want to shriek if you get it in a shaving cut. Swings and roundabouts, etc.
The body sorbet is bizarre. I’ve read some reviews complaining that it feels sticky but I don’t find that at all. Instead, I find that it almost goes bobbly as I rub it in, before it absorbs. Think of what happens when you apply a foundation over a primer and they don’t play well together – that sort of a feeling. It’s mildly disconcerting the first few times you use it, but the bobbles do sink in and it leave my skin feeling refreshed and soft without the waiting before you get dressed that body butters often entail.
I think the products are winners and having missed out on the Mojito range last year, I’m glad that I got my paws on this one. I might have also stocked up on the shower gel…just in case.
Find the range here, with the shower gel at £5, the scrub at £15, and the sorbet at £8.
Have you tried the Piñita Colada stuff? Have you forgiven The Body Shop for not making the Mojito range permanent yet?- Any product marked with an '*' is a PR sample. All reviews are 100% honest regardless of whether I bought the item myself or was sent it. Links may be affiliate, which means that I get a small commission if you use them -