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Friday, October 28, 2011

Review: Bodycology Island Coconut Fragrance Mist & Body Cream

I've said many times on this blog that I'm a bath and body product nut, and I have a soft spot in my heart for super-affordable bath and body products. I simply can't resist them when I see them! So it goes without saying that I love Bodycology, which is why I'm so excited to show you some of their newer products that I recently received for review.

Today I'd like to show you the Island Coconut Fragrance Mist and Body Cream:

 Bodycology Fragrance Mist in Island Coconut
(retail: $3.99, 8 oz)

First of all, I have to say that I love the newer shape of the bottles for the Bodycology body mists. They used to just be the traditional cylindrical bottles, but now they've got some flair to them. I like it!

This body mist has a soft, creamy coconut fragrance to it, which is exactly what I would expect with a name like Island Coconut. For me, this fragrance mist isn't extremely long-lasting, however I'm used to reapplying body mists throughout the day so that doesn't bother me. If you're a fan of B&BW Exotic Coconut, I'm willing to bet you'll enjoy this as well (I don't think they're identical, but they are in the same vein).

 Bodycology Body Cream in Island Coconut
(retail: $3.99, 8 oz)

The body cream comes in a squeeze-tube with a flip-top lid. As you can see on the label, this too has a light fragrance:

Just an FYI, both the fragrance mist and body cream are paraben-free.  

What I like about the body cream is that the formula is nice and thick, which is always nice for colder weather :

As you can see, this isn't a thin, watery lotion. But it's not so thick that it's difficult to apply--it goes on smoothly and easily for me. As for moisturization, I've been happy with the way this keeps my skin hydrated. I've been using it on my legs and arms lately and it seems to keep my skin soft for the entire day and into the night. I don't find the texture to be greasy, but it does leave a protective coating behind and I've found that I don't care for how it feels on my hands if I try to use it as hand cream during the day. At night before bed it's fine, but I think it takes a bit too long to absorb on my hands in the daytime.

FINAL VERDICT: If you're looking for an inexpensive treat for yourself and you love tropical coconut scents, you might want to check these out the next time you're at Walgreens, Target or Walmart. The body mist is nice and subtle (I think you could even use it as a hair refresher since it's not too overpowering) and the body cream was surprisingly hydrating for me, especially given the low retail price.

If you're a fan of Bodycology, please stay tuned because I'll be reviewing their newest scent, Enchanted Forest, very soon as well as some other new goodies.

Do you own any Bodycology products? If so, what are your favorite scents from this brand?

A sample of this product was given to Nouveau Cheap for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews.


  1. I use the Island Coconut Lotion and Body Cream. I think it's a lot better B&B W Exotic Coconut. IC is truer.

    Check out their scrubs if you haven't already.

  2. Oh, I can already tell that I'm going to like Enchanted Forest just by the name! Can't wait for that review :)

  3. I have the Midnight Garden body mist and I really like it. It's a light floral scent.


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