If You've Always Enjoyed The Smell Of A Dog With A Fresh Coat Of Flea Medication...

I think, despite being a bummed about the lotion not actually containing any awesome healing aloe or green tea ingredients, and smelling of my weiner dog's after he's had flea medicine, I'm actually leaning more towards liking this than disliking it. I'll continue to use it as it does well for my dry skin and suits my hatred for left over residue needs. It's just one of those products that you have to weigh the benefits and cons of.
Published:
Pros:
Very silky.
Moisturizes & smoothens skin.
Great for mini massage.
Cons:
No aloe or green tea ingredients.
Some ingredients may be harmful.
Smells like flea medication.
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

Simply Sensual Green Tea & Aloe body lotion is a body lotion! Who'd have guessed? And the best use for it happens to be right smack dab on your skin. While it does feel like a lubricant (very much like Liquid Silk) upon first application, it's definitely not to be used for lubrication down stairs. Its only purpose is to moisturize, smooth and possibly soothe skin. Oh, and possibly to attract a new lover?

The Simply Sensual lotion does contain a few different "pheromone"-like ingredients that have been said to work for some people, so that is one use for this lotion. I don't recommend buying it and expecting to have the opposite sex drooling on your front step, but the price is great just to try this attractant feature! In the end, if it doesn't make all your sexual dreams come true, it will at least moisturize your scaly legs.

Simply Sensual is manufactured by Classic Erotica who boasts "no animal testing, triclosan, phthalates, sulfates or parabens," so that's definitely a positive.

On another note, the label also boasts "green tea and aloe," none of which can be found in any form in the list of ingredients, which was a shame because I had originally been interested in this because of the aloe & the benefits from aloe vera. There's no green tea extracts or any aloe vera in the lotion.

Simply Sensual is made in the USA.

The label does mention "massage," and this would be slippery enough for a non-oily, brief massage of the back, feet or legs, but it's not an actual massage oil or anything. As for foot massages though, I am very fond of it since it leaves my skin moisturized and does provide plenty of slipperiness for a mini massage!

For the first week I had this lotion, I didn’t ever notice the small print on the lower side that said “sexual attractant,” I was happy too that it didn’t contain sexual words because it meant I could leave it out in my bathroom & even gift these in the future. And then my almost-nightmare happened! I was asking my grandmother to try some on her legs & literally as I was walking out of my bedroom with it, I seen those words on the side! I grabbed my X-acto knife and just carefully cut around the words, so it looked like a small imperfection of the label. Thank God I seen that before letting her use it or else she’d have really been embarrassed & would’ve sworn I was trying to set her up on some weird date. She’s a widow and would not appreciate that.

So I definitely wanted to warn about those small little words! Do not gift this to your grandmother (unless she wouldn’t worry about the effects like mine) without cutting those words out! Otherwise though, it makes a great gift and when you cut the words out, it just looks like you might’ve cut out the price on the label.

Due to some of the ingredients, some people with super sensitive skin may want to avoid this very different body lotion, but I haven't had any negative effects with it. I'll list the ingredients below and later in the review, will add a bit of information on each. Use your own judgement about whether or not this would be an irritant or beneficial for you. In my opinion, it probably won't irritate most regular skin types, but I would not ever apply this to inflamed skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis!

Ingredients
Water (Eau), Canola Oil, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane,, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Steareth-21, Cetyl Lactate, Cetyl Alcohol, Copulandrone, Couline-alike, Reconstituted Andronone, Algin, Propylene Glycol, Steareth-2, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Sorbic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Blue1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)
    • Mood enhancer

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

The first time I applied a glob of this to my arm, I thought that I'd mistaken a lotion for a lubricant because it looked and felt like one. Before rubbing it in, I decided perhaps it was a creamy, liquid hand-soap judging by its looks. I guess the very clear-ish white and its consistency threw me off.

The silicone ingredients are to blame for that, but they're a positive since they do make the product spread better, leave a silky, slippery feeling and make this even useful for a mini massage. Not to mention they do have some moisturizing properties.

The first thing that came to mind was that it reminded me very much of Liquid Silk, the lubricant. So if you've used that, you'll have an idea of the feel of this on your skin, but remember this is a lotion!


It's slick and feels a lot like using a lubricant on your skin at first. It's almost a tad watery looking, and very thin feeling when you rub it in. It's not thick and creamy like some body lotions. It's more gel-like and the gel-like stuff keeps it in place when you put a glob on your body before rubbing in.

Once I've rubbed it in, it absorbs super quickly and leaves my skin looking smoother instantly. I was surprised to see that it did actually moisturize my dry skin. It does a nice job at that & doesn't leave any residue behind at all. No stickiness, no greasiness, but don't expect it to be an intensive moisturizer like your Gold Bond foot cream.

Unlike most body lotions, when I go to shower after using this, it doesn't feel slimy. I'm really satisfied with the way it seems to absorb instead of sit on top of my skin.

Taste / Aroma

Simply Sensual Green Tea Aloe does not smell as I expected it to. When I first smelled it, the only thing that came to mind was "it smells like flea medication!" I don't know if everyone knows what that smells like, but it's strange and very hard to describe. It doesn't have a fresh, aloe or green tea smell like I expected.

After rubbing it in, waiting a few minutes and smelling my arm, the flea medication smell wasn't present and instead it was just a light scent of nothing in particular.

Thankfully, the smell is very subtle and when I wear this on my arms and legs, the smell dissipates within about 10 minutes after applying and nobody else notices (believe me, I asked!)

Being someone very sensitive to odor and migraine-prone as well, I can say this isn't likely to negatively affect most people like me unless you're even more sensitive. It's not the most pleasant scent in the beginning to me, but it'll vary for different people. For instance, my grandmother used some and said "ooh! That just smells so good."

Since I really have no better words to describe the scent besides "flea medication," I will give you a number from a scale of 1-10 to hopefully help give you an idea of the strength of the odor. Are you ready? I'd say it's a 3 when first applied generously, and dissipated to about a 1 or less over several minutes.
    • Bad smell
    • Light smell

Performance

I included a before & after photo -- one of my arm before applying and one after applying the lotion. It's really hard to notice a difference visually, especially in photos, but I figured it may be helpful. You can see the after photo shows a subtle sheen on my arm.

Before:


After:


This is a really quick-absorbing body lotion. It's not thick or oily at all, so it begins absorbing into the skin soon after you begin rubbing. It doesn't leave a sticky, moist or greasy residue behind.

Performance-wise, it's a great body lotion. It moisturizes so well & kind of compliments my complexion since moisturizing does have that affect, but the subtle sheen left on my skin is something else that kind of enhances my tanned complexion. I'd describe my legs (post-Simply Sensual) as having a very subtle glow. Without moisturizer, my dry skin tends to look dull, so this is a fantastic lotion for those who have dry skin, but despise a greasy body lotion.

I use Simply Sensual on my legs, feet & arms after showering. I avoid using this on my face or other delicate areas since it could cause irritation & because I wouldn't be able to stand the smell on my face.

I don't know that this would repair seriously cracked heels, but it does take care of dry, rough feet. I like that I can use it on my feet without making them slippery. I haven't ever needed to apply it more than once a day. I don't notice my skin becoming dry again after I've applied this.
    • Allergy concerns

Packaging

The bottle arrives inside in clear plastic. There's a sticker seal over the opening. I think the bottle cap seals well enough that this wouldn't leak. I've had no leaking. If you wanted to travel with it, you could do so without any worries of it leaking out probably, but it's a bit heavy to carry in luggage. I'd dump some into a travel container rather than carry the full bottle.


The snap-top lid is easy enough to dispense. You simply squeeze the bottle.


The lotion comes in a short, fat, clear 6 fl. oz bottle with a snap-top lid. Since the bottle is somewhat "squishy," it's easy to squeeze a small drop out. The label is a tan color with small green text. The information on the label includes all of the following:

"Beauty and Sensuality in Harmony."
"If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children. Intended for adult pleasure. No animal testing."

"A luscious, silky, enriched lotion with natural oils to revitalize and renew the body. Specifically formulated to drench skin with hydrating moisture leaving it irresistible to the touch."

Wait a minute. What "natural oils?"

It goes on to say:
"Unique emollients allow for luxurious, and moisturizing body massage.
Simply scented with an alluring essence of green tea, aloe and herbal blend balanced with gentle aloe vera.
Designed for all skin types. Appropriate for skin revitalization or moisturizing body massage.
Pair up with Simply Sensual Natural soy massage. Infused with pheromones, natures sexual attractant."

What aloe vera, herbs or green tea? There is none!
    • Does not leak
    • Easy to use / dispense

Special Features

Contains andrones, copulandrone, & couline-alike for a "sexual attractant" effect.

Personal comments

Sources:

http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient_details.php?ingredient_id=1055
http://www.truthinaging.com/ingredients/cyclohexasiloxane
http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient_details.php?ingredient_id=12
http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient_details.php?ingredient_id=487
http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient_details.php?ingredient_id=622
http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient_details.php?ingredient_id=951
http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/702443/FD%26C_YELLOW_5_ALUMINUM_LAKE/
http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient_details.php?ingredient_id=429
http://www.truthinaging.com/ingredients/cyclopentasiloxane
http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient_details.php?ingredient_id=1055
http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient_details.php?ingredient_id=1650
http://www.livestrong.com/algin/
http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient_details.php?ingredient_id=51
http://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient_details.php?ingredient_id=228

Ingredients
Water (Eau), Canola Oil, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohe
xasiloxane, Dimethicone, Steareth-21, Cetyl Lactate, Cetyl Alcohol, Copulandrone, Couline-alike, Reconstituted Andronone, Algin, Propylene Glycol, Steareth-2, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Sorbic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Blue1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)

Canola Oil: Contains AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acids), which are used in a lot of skincare products to remove top layer of skin, to help give a “better” appearance and smooth dry skin. It does enhance skin’s texture and can remove dark spots, but it can be dangerous too. One should be careful going in the sun when using AHA’s since they can make skin more sensitive, but since this is Canola Oil, I think the dangers are less severe (just my thoughts.)

Some studies show Canola Oil has softening, soothing properties for skin and others showed no results. However, no results are better than bad ones. In Simply Sensual, Canola Oil is used to soften skin.

Glycerin: A sugar alcohol (either synthetic or natural). It’s used as a humectant, skin protectant, skin conditioning and to decrease viscosity.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: Made from coconut oil! Coconut oil has amazing benefits for skin, hair, and everywhere else. Coconut oil even does wonders for the body when consumed, but we won’t be eating Simply Sensual. It softens skin, slows loss of water from skin & is used to alter thickness of a product (make thicker.) Has been evaluated by CIR Research panel and deemed safe for use in cosmetics.

Cyclopentasiloxane: A silicone. Used as lubricant, conditioner, solvent. Makes spreading easy, gives slippery, silky feel to the touch, forms barrier on skin to act as water repellant. It can also somewhat fill in lines reducing the appearance of wrinkles. According to its MSD sheet, there’s a possibility it could cause skin irritation.

Cyclohexasiloxane: Like the above ingredient, this is similar in that is works to produce a slippery, silky feel & is used as an emollient and skin conditioning agent. It’s also a water repellant. It’s safety risks are the same as the above ingredient’s and it too can reduce wrinkle appearance by temporary filling in the lines on skin.

Dimethicone: A silicone-based polymer (hence the reason dimethicone is always in a silicone lubricant.) CIR Expert Panel has deemed it safe for use in cosmetics. Anti-foaming agent, skin conditioning protectant agent, occlusive. Notice there are about 3 different silicones in Simply Sensual. This is partly why Simply Sensual resembled a lubricant & was so slippery smooth when I applied to my skin.

Steareth-21: Ether of Stearic Acid. A surfactant, emulsifying, solubilizing and cleansing agent, Steareth-21 has been evaluated by CIR Research panel and deemed safe for use in cosmetics.

Cetyl Lactate: Similar to Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Lactate is a naturally occurring (or synthetically made) AHA (Alpha hydroxy acid.) It’s an emollient and skin conditioning agent. It has been evaluated by CIR Research Panel and deemed safe for use in cosmetics when at concentrations of 10% or less.

Cetyl Alcohol: Also known as Palmityl Alcohol. Cetyl Alcohol is a derived from fats or oils. Commonly used in hair products to provide smoother, softer hair. Often used to thicken a product (think shapoo or conditioner). Also used in water based lubricants sometimes. Cetyl Alcohol does the same for skin--used as an emollient, makes it smoother and softer. Cetyl Alcohol has been evaluated by CIR Research panel and deemed safe for use in cosmetics.

Copulandrone: Now this is why Simply Sensual boast the words“sexual attract” & “Pheromones” on the label. Copulandrone is a pheromone, as is Couline-alike, which is the next ingredient. Apparently, when the two combine, they can possibly have a pheromone-effect. There isn’t a lot of information or studies available, but you can find personal and more in-depth information on these two by searching on an online forum dedicated to this talk. It’s a stimulating hormone/steroid. This and the below “pheromone” are actually secretion from the vagina or derived from sweat or urine – if it’s in natural form & we can assume it’s SS didn’t use the natural form here.

Couline-alike: Another “pheromone- effect” ingredient. It’s a copulin.

Reconstituted Andronone: Another “pheromone-effect” ingredient. Also a copulin. The amount of these used us not known, so it’s hard to say what if any kind of effect to expect, but many people to attest to them working.

Algin: Also called “Alginate.” Used as thickener. Distributed in cell walls of algae and forms a viscous, gum-like substance. Generally recognized as safe by the FDA.

Experience

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Propylene Glycol: An organic Alcohol. Used to stabilize. Attracts water, enhances appearance of skin by reducing dryness, flakes and to restore “suppleness.” Has been evaluated by CIR Research Panel and deemed safe for use in cosmetics when the formula is made to be non-irritating. It can be a skin irritant.

Steareth-2: Another glycol ether of stearic acid. Helps emulsions to form, helping reduce separation of ingredients. Has been evaluated (twice, most recently in 2006) by CIR Expert Research Panel and deemed safe for use in cosmetics.

Stearic Acid: Another surfactant, emulsifying & cleansing agent. Obtained from the fats and oils of animals and/or vegetables. We’ll assume it’s not animal-derived in this case.

Phenoxyethanol: Preservative. Very harmful. Phenoxyethanol is an organ system toxicity, can be irrtational to skin, eyes and lungs.

Carbomer: Made from acrylic acid. Helps to suspend and distribute an insoluble solid in a liquid. Prevents separation of emulsions, controls consistency and flow. This ingredient has been evaluated by CIR Expert Panel and deemed safe for use in cosmetics and personal care products.

Sorbic Acid: Used to kill microorganisms, prevent or inhibit their growth and reproduction. Protects the product from spoiling. Synthetic or naturally occurring.

Triethanolamine: Helps to form emulsions so that water and oil soluble ingredients can blend, controls pH level of products. Evaluated by CIR Expert Research Panel and deemed safe for use in cosmetics designed for discontinuous, brief use followed by thorough rinsing from the surface of the skin.

Disodium EDTA: Inactivates metal ions by binding to them. Prevents deterioration in products, helps maintain clarity, prevent product from going rancid. Has been evaluated by CIR Research Panel and deemed safe for use in cosmetics

Fragrance: Could literally be anything.

Blue 1(CI 42090): A dye. Research shows it causes kidney tumors in mice.

Yellow 5 (CI 19140): Derived from coal tar, a reproductive system toxin. A chemical, it’s even labeled as a petro-chemical by some, which raises a red flag since Dona boasts “petro free” on their package. This ingredient as well as the other FD&C Yellow ingredients are dyes precipitated with metal salts like calcium, aluminum, barium, etc. The ingredients could possibly have been derived from animals, but Simply Sensual says “vegan.” It can also be derived from plant and synthetic sources. It’s been said that Yellow 5 contains dangerous amounts of aluminum and as a petro chemical, it is a carcinogen that likely contains petroleum, anti-freeze and ammonia. It’s been said that these things cause short & long term central nervous system damage such as autism, memory impairment, mental retardation and dementia, and much more problems, according to Natural News, a reputable source of information on ingredients.
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  • Nurse Katie
    Nurse Katie  
    Great review, thanks!
  • Nykatron
    Nykatron  
    thank you great review
  • Littlekitten0311
    Littlekitten0311  
    nice review
  • spiced
    spiced  
    Wow. Thank you for a truly outstanding, detailed and thorough review. I think I'll pass on this one, given the questionable safety of some of the ingredients and the "dog shampoo" smell.
  • ImaGodiva
    ImaGodiva  
    I really didn't want to read past the excellent title, that could have been your whole review, it gave me all the info I needed! But I did read on and the rest was wonderful as usual. Thanks!
  • Archery
    Archery  
    Great reviwe, thanks!
  • Melan!e
    Melan!e  
    Thanks!! I just removed this from my cart. Even though you say the smell isn't strong when on, I don't think I could use this. Thanks so much for your awesome review!
  • mpfm
    mpfm  
    Great review. It's a shame it doesn't have aloe or green tea.
  • kandy anjel
    kandy anjel  
    Thank you
  • GONE!
    GONE!  
    Thanks for the review!
  • KitKat12
    KitKat12  
    Eww, I don't like flea medicine lol
  • myluv
    myluv  
    no thanks
  • Bme
    Bme  
    TY. I have dogs and so can smell flea meds without purchasing this.
  • U3H
    U3H  
    thanks
  • Badmew
    Badmew  
    Aww, too bad it doesn't smell too great!
  • PassionCpl
    PassionCpl  
    Amazing review, how do you do it every time? And your review title was enough for an EU vote alone
  • MK434
    MK434  
    Thanks for the great review!
  • KrissyNovacaine
    KrissyNovacaine  
    Thanks
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