While I avoid fragrance in all my face products, I do enjoy scented body butters and lotions when the scent is this good.
I love vanilla, and the vanilla scent in this is strong. If you're not into foodie scents, run away. I bought this mainly because I wanted a vanilla-scented body lotion that wouldn't break the bank.
I've had this 32-ounce pump bottle for several months and even with daily use, it is still more full than empty. Purchased at Ulta for ten dollars, and it was buy one, get one half off. It is supposed to serve 4 purposes: exfoliate, hydrate, nourish, and firm.
"Firming" refers to the caffeine in it, which is a common ingredient in a lot of lotions that attempt to combat cellulite. Honestly, I can't tell if it has any effect on cellulite. Mine doesn't look any worse, I'll say that, but I don't know if I have less of it. The caffeine does have an "invigorating" feel, so I love to put this on in the morning to help wake me up. Is this healthy? I don't know. Feel free to debate this issue while I sip my Starbucks.
As far as exfoliating, it might be doing this but certainly not to the degree of flaking or peeling. I use BHA lotions occasionally and even AHA lotions occasionally. It's less potent than that. My skin looks better with this lotion than without any lotion. Beyond that, I'm not really aware of what it's doing. Again, I bought it for the nice smell. And it was a bargain at Ulta. I also appreciated seeing "no animal testing" on the label.
Moisturizing, yes! It contains coconut oil, glycerin, shea butter, sweet almond oil...there is a nice albeit subtle sheen to the skin after applying it. Not greasy at all. Absorbs well. If you want something creamier or oiler I suggest a body butter from The Body Shop. This dries pretty quickly so, again, I love it in the morning before getting dressed.
"Nourishing" refers to some antioxidants that are included in this formula. Cool. Sounds good to me.
Because this does have a strong vanilla scent, I don't wear a lot of other perfume with it. If you wear EDT or cologne, I suggest a light spritz of the light foodie variety over this (Jo Malone's gourmands, for example) rather than Chanel No. 5.
This is a good lotion to use in combination with one of the tropical scented self-tanners as it won't clash with the coconut or fruity fragrance they use to mask developing DHA. I used it with a spray from Fake Bake and did not observe any tell-tale tanner smell.
All in all, I think it has been a good value and I would definitely buy again. Of the C. Booth fragrances, vanilla is my personal favorite.
Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Caffeine
Water/Aqua/Eau, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol , Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Kaolin, Malic Acid, Panthenol, PEG-100 Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Sea Salt, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Caffeine, Fragrance (Parfum), Phospholipids, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Methyl 2-Octynoate, Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 33 (CI 17200).