My skin has been unusually dry because we have had an unusually cold winter here. Many of you have also been complaining about dry winter skin- so I thought that I would share one of my very favorite tried and true lotions that won't require an expensive trip to Barneys or Neiman Marcus! I have used Alba Botanica Natural Very Emollient Body Lotion Original for many years, and always have a bottle on hand.
This beautifully rich body lotion leaves my skin silky smooth and hydrated, and when my skin is especially dry I layer it over body oil. It has a lovely thick and emollient texture, and feels glorious. It has a clean fresh scent that dissipates soon after application. What does not disappear is how smooth, silky and soft it makes your skin feel. It is so rich and emollient that it keeps my skin moisturized all day long, therefore I do not need to reapply it during the day (save for my hands since I wash them throughout the day and thus require added moisture).
No Animal Testing
Does not contain:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Myreth Sulfate.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil(1), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract(1), Allantoin, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Polysorbate 60, Potassium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol(1), Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum). (1)Certified Organic Ingredient.
Overall assessment: I love this lotion, and just keep replacing it. I have nothing but good things to say about this lotion! I love it so much that I always buy the 32 oz. bottle, but should probably start buying the 1 gallon jug instead since it is a counter top staple at my house!
32 oz. I bought mine on sale at Whole Foods Market for $12.99