The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet: review and why it failed for some.

Satsuma Body Sorbet by The Body Shop, review.

When The Body Shop India had launched the Body Sorbets, I was extremely intrigued. There were particular reasons of course.
The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet
The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet

It was the peak of summer and it was so hot outside that when I came home in the noon, my skin actually felt irritated. The fun facts about the sorbets were that, ideally, these should be kept in fridge
and the cold product used on the skin after sun exposure which should not only feel good, but, should also rehydrate.

My Experience of The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet:

The The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet actually looks like fruit pulp! It looks like jam and the texture looks like fruit pulp extracted while making fruit juice. It does not 'melt' into the skin the way body lotions usually do. Rather, the lotion even feels like fruit pulp would not blend in. But, on rubbing a bit, it starts releasing watery-hydrating something and melts.

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet
The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet
 Initially, I was not happy with that. But, then, I realized that was the fun part. The cold product is supposed to be rubbed on the skin and it would start hydrating; the cold and watery feeling should actually help to sooth the skin.

And the scent! I actually want to eat the delicious-smelling lotion which looks like fruit pulp!

But mind, even if you love it a lot, do not use it on the face. The direction forbids it. If the product is so mild, why can't I used it on my face? Why can't I use it to sooth my face after sun?

What not to look for in The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet?

There are several things which make this product a bummer for many. These are NOT body lotions I would say. If you are looking for moisturization, do not buy it. Most of the SAs at the stores sold these to customers who were looking for body lotions and I know people who are dissatisfied for legitimate reason.

This is not supposed to 'moisturize', but to sooth the skin and restore some water on the skin surface after sun exposure.
The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet
The Body Shop Satsuma Body Sorbet
 Verdict: Once I realized what the product is about, I am hooked on to it. But, it is expensive at Rs 795/- for 200 ml.  So, I would like to pick it up only if there's some sale going on.

Do I recommend? If you are not looking for a body lotion, but something to soothe the skin after sun-exposure, something which smells delicious and refreshing and definitely fun, go for it.  Otherwise, no. Try something else.

Have you tried Satsuma Body Sorbet by The Body Shop? Did you like it? Do share your views because I am really curious about this one in particular.


Product by the brand. Honest review.