A majority of Filipinas may be hesitant when it comes to makeup, but you can bet that we loooove our bath and body products. Actually we just love our baths, period. We're no Frenchmen.
It's no wonder that aisles and aisles of drugstores and supermarkets are dedicated just for the riot of body care products. There's always something new, something exciting to buy and try! One of them is Watsons' latest bath and body care line called H Bella.
It's a pretty solid collection. I tried everything and all of them met my criteria for body products - they're light, non-sticky, not scratchy at all, and most importantly, they smell great. Here's my quick review of each product in the line:
Protect & Nourish Hand Cream. It's very light and gets absorbed by my skin quickly. Do you hate the greasy feeling of hand lotions? Do you hate how they turn greasy again after you wet your hands? This is not one of those hand creams.
Protect & Nourish Body Lotion. It's a basic body lotion that smells good, moisturizes, and doesn't turn into a greasy mess by the end of the day. It's almost gel-like and melts on skin in a jiffy. It smoothes and soothes too.
Protect & Repair Body Butter. It's a slightly heavier, creamier version of the body lotion, so I reckon this is more suitable for dry skin. It's not greasy though even with the heavier texture.
Purify & Renew Body Polish. It's not just a scrub - it's a body polish! What's the difference? Nothing really. The big, round beads exfoliates the skin gently. It's slightly soapy, which I like. I just wish that there were more scrub beads.
H Bella comes in three scents. Rose and Mixed Berries (photo above), well, smells like floral berry concoction. I love it. It's my favorite scent in the line, although some people may find it slightly "pang-lola". There's nothing wrong smelling like a Lola okay, that's the smell of wisdom and dignity.
If you want something perkier, I think you'll enjoy the Strawberry and Cinnamon line. It smells like a strawberry yogurt smoothie, very energizing. It's quite strong though.
The Pomegranate and Ginger line is the midway scent. It's a mild fruity floral that will suit anyone.
My recommendation? If you have to get only one thing from H Bella, go for the Protect & Nourish Body Lotion in Rose and Mixed Berries. Awesome stuff.
The H Bella Bath and Body Care Line is distributed exclusively by Watsons.