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REVIEW: Forest Essentials Velvet Silk Body Cream Indian Rose Absolute

My One Sided Affair with Forest Essentials Velvet Silk Body Cream Indian Rose Absolute

ISLM Writer: Nimisha

Yes, I have been MIA. I wish it was MIB (Men In Black just in case you were wondering), but nevertheless. So, I am back after three long months. Oh and yes, I laubbbb being back.

So, official the monsoons have hit Pune. It is such a relief from that scorching heat. But the thing I hate about this wet weather is the fact that my skin behaves weird.
On the contrary, my skin feels dry if I do not apply any moisturiser and tacky if I do. Most body butters behave weird on my skin in this season. (No I am not blaming The Body Shop here; its just the time of the year when both my skin and butter do not get along).
So, I switched to sorbets (hands up for the babes who love The Body Shop sorbets); but alas, monsoons, you little weasel. I feel my skin craving for moisture in a matter of 2 hours or so.
I was on a hunt for a body lotion/butter/cream anything, that would tame my skin for the monsoons at the least.

Forest Essentials Velvet Silk Body Cream Indian Rose Absolute happened by chance. I was in store to pick up the Forest Essentials Body Polisher Hydrating Sea Salt Crystal Rose (a review for another day).
Since I love the smell of roses, I picked this one to give it a try and well, our love affair started.

Retails at Rs.1,695 for 200gms. I would say pricey but worth the splurge.

It stands true to its claims of
A Silken body cream to smooth onto the body while paying more attention to the heels, elbows and knees.This softens the skin and also stimulates the regeneration of skin cells with the unmistakable fragrance of the pure Desi Rose to harmonise and uplift the senses.

I don't find it overly moisturising, which is a plus for me. I find my skin smooth as velvet. Another yay for me.
I love the indubitable soft floral scent of Hindustani Gulab. The fragrance does hold on for a good three-ish hours on my skin, yes, but that is in closed office spaces.

For the slightest of a moment, it is like I have just had the most rejuvenating experience of my life.
The only downside that I see is that since this is a little less creamier as to The Body Shop Body Butters (well most of them), it may not work so well for me in winters and for my lovely dolls with dry skin.
But for any one with normal to oily skin, can wholeheartedly indulge in this extravaganza called "Forest Essentials Velvet Silk Body Cream Indian Rose Absolute"

Overall Rating: 

Ideal for normal to oily skin babes; may work for dry skin dolls in summers. Impeccable rose fragrance that lingers for a good amount of time.

P.S. Positives and Negatives are old school. We want answers fast these days. So, I will be sticking to verdicts (unless until absolutely needed). B)


  1. I have this cream and I absolutely love it. It smells divine and leaves skin looking and feeling heavenly.


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