I can no more hide my love of Sponge products than I can my love of really good chocolate. Everything that I have tried from this line has been superb in quality, unsurpassed with respect to the tactile and sensory experience, and phenomenally effective. Indeed, Sponge is one of my very greatest skincare discoveries in decades. The other two products that I purchased, Gel Katharistiko Wild Herb Cleaner (reviewed here) and Ladi Avokanto (reviewed here) quickly soared to Holy Grail daily use status-- which means far more when you see the sheer size of my skincare stash. What's more, I was already perfectly satisfied with the products that I was using on a daily basis, and wasn't expecting to fall head over heals in love with another line! There is just something magical and enchanting about Sponge, and as a card carrying member of the Skincare Junkies Secret Society (we are a crazy sect that would gladly forgo makeup and clothes, and possibly even shelter before giving up our beloved skincare products) I do not make this claim casually. It actually takes a lot for me to really love a skincare product or line, but the more Sponge products that I try- the harder I fall for the line.
According to Sponge, this lovely body lotion is intended to cool, firm and hydrate. It was "created for the specific needs of the body, this refreshing milk contains peppermint to cool and invigorate with therapeutic st. john’s wort to perfect the texture and beauty of the skin. Antioxidant rich olive leaf and virgin olive oil help promote cellular renewal and a youthful glow."
Galaktoma Somatos has a lightweight texture that melts into the skin quickly, and it deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin. Skin is left smooth and silky, firm, ultra hydrated, and is left with a healthy radiant glow. It has a subtle pleasant aroma that wears away in less than an hour, and it leaves the skin feeling refreshed. This antioxidant rich formula is power packed with all sorts of natural ingredients, and it is free of parabens, propylene glycol, petrochemicals, and artificial dyes- to name a few.
Ingredients: Aqua, Olea Europaea Oil (Olive Oil), Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Hypericum Perforatum Extract (St. John’s Wort Extract), Arginine, Dimethicone, Mentha Viridis Extract (Mint Extract), Olea Europaea Leaf Extract (Olive Leaf Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Tocopherol, Essential Oil Parfume, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronallal, Lilial, Benzyl Salicylate. Triethyl Citrate, BHA.
Overall assessment: This is one of the very best body lotions that I have ever tried. I'm over the moon about Sponge products, and this lotion has strengthened my resolve to try more of their gems.
$65.00 3.4 oz. from Sponge. Also Available at Barneys & Dermstore.