Wow, best dollar general buy ever! Being a poor teen, this is very appealing to me at only $3 for a bottle big enough to moisturizer a hippo! I have never had really dry skin, but this makes my feet, legs and arms so soft. I have not tried it in my face or back (I am very acne prone with large pores, and I just got my zits under control so I don't wanna risk it) but so far it's awesome! I have been using this for going on six months, and I just love it. I love the coconutty, gentle smell (my best friend hates it, though) and the fact that it leaves me soft but not heavy or greasy. It is a bit on the runny side, but I prefer that in a lotion, as it is easier to get it all out of the bottle. Another pro is that it absorbs super fast! I have very long, curly 3b hair with natural blonde highlights, but it is prone to turning into a wannabe Afro. In a moment of horror when I ran out of leave in conditioner I slathered this on and BAM! Soft hair! It even seemed to make the blonde in my hair stand out more! This is one of my HG products, for sure!
I bought a travel size version of this because I liked the smell and the texture. I've been using it mainly on my hands so I could have them smelling nice throughout the day and found myself reapplying it quite often as I got addicted to the smell which sadly, lasted for about half an hour. This is really an average product.There's nothing good or bad about it but thanks to this lotion I am now looking for a longer-lasting coconut-smelling hand lotion.
I gave it 3 lippies for packaging because it needs a pump. But you can use a Jergen's Shea Butter pump and it fits perfectly. So I guess that brings it back up to 5! Otherwise, I agree with everybody--great product for the cheapest. Wonderful to mix 2-to-1 with sunless solution for a tan extender--thin but non-sticky and non-stinky.
For several years, I would use Suave lotions. Loved all the scents they have, but when I purchased a new bottle of Suave last month, I started to break out in hives if I was to sweat a little. It was bad. I thought they must of changed the formula or something isn't agreeing with me anymore, so I bought a bottle of this. I admit, it's not the creamiest lotion and in the dead of winter, I must add a little grapeseed oil for my legs. Otherwise, this is very good for the rest of my body. It isn't greasy and sinks in very well. Slight cocoa butter smell, doesn't bother me at all.
I have to admit, the bottle is a hassle, trying to hold the huge bottle and apply at the same time. I had an empty bottle of the 32 oz. Purity Face wash with the pump on it, and I put the pump from the Purity bottle on the lotion bottle and it fits great. Now I can pump the lotion out.
You get alot of product for your money here.The lotion is light, non greasy, and absorbs quickly into the skin. It smells slightly of "cocoa", but the scent, much like the lotion, is not rich at all. I don't get all that hydrated from using this product, so I wouldn't recommend this for treating dry skin. I still have SO much of this product left as I don't reach for it often. It's nice, but not great and I don't love it.
I absolutely love this lotion. I bought it for the first time about a week ago after having seen it on the shelves my entire life and never tried it. It's inexpensive, smells AMAZING and absorbs quickly. The only thing I wish was different was I wish it had a pump on the big bottle. Not a big deal though! The smell is very summer-y, smells like I've been on a tropical beach tanning all day. And it absorbs fast, not greasy, not thick. I was my hands A LOT during the day, and am constantly doing dishes, so my hands are usually red, dry, and flaky; but as soon as I put on some of this lotion my hands look and feel nice and soft. I recommend this to everyone. It's affordable and has been around forever, and i'm sure will continue to be, so no more having to switch lotions that get discontinued or get too pricey.
I have such dry skin, and most lotions I've used make my skin feel great for a few hours, then it's back to the dryness. This is the only lotion I've ever used that keeps my skin smooth and soft for the whole day! I love the smell too! I just wish it came in a pump, application would be a bit easier. But I will definitely keep buying this! It was relatively cheap too.
I'm a lotion collector, it seems. I buy lots of lotion.
I really like this lotion as an everyday lotion and here is why:
* It's cheap. I paid like $2, maybe $3 for a 32 oz bottle months ago, and I still have plenty left.
*It's light, both in fragrance and texture (I guess is the word). This is a pro and con. The con is you really can't use it on really dry spots. You need a thicker lotion for that. (Fortunately, I keep many different kinds of lotion) But for places that just need upkeep, not heavy moisture, it's wonderful. And it smells great. Reminds me of summer and sun.
Unfortunately, this just doesn't cut it as a hand lotion for me. I wash my hands a lot, so I need something that's going to last. I feel like I have to apply this every hour, and my hands seem to be even dryer than when I'm not using anything at all. Plus it smells quite plasticky.
So I almost forgot about this stuff...Until tonight when I was taking a shower at my Mother-in-Laws house and forgot to pack any lotion. I used this on my face for the first time and am so glad I did! This is the first face lotion that absorbed quickly (I only used a dime-nickel sized amount) and left my skin both baby-soft and not a bit greasy. I have been searching for a non-greasy face cream for years. Yes, Neutrogena Radiance cream does leave my skin a little softer but it's too pricy and greasy. I haven't used this stuff since my high school days, and back then I never used moisturizer. However, that started to feel wrong to me and somehow was developing a few faint stretch marks on my hips, so I grabbed my mom's bottle because she said it helped with stretch marks and rubbed 1 layer all the way into my skin, let it absorb, then very thickly slathered on a thick layer all over my body which was NOT supposed to absorb completely until the next morning. I pulled on cheap all cotton sweatpant and sweatshirt with thick cotton socks (Hanes brand makes perfect sweats- $5 a pair at wal-mart, should be tight in the ankles) and yes, it felt greasy and gross but I swear I woke up with skin so soft it didn't feel like my own, it glowed! Plus, after doing this for a week or two my stretch marks did go away. Flash forward to the present day and after 2 kids and a tiger's worth of stretch marks I don't believe they are going to go away but I am going to try my old method again once I pick up a new bottle and some sweats to wear to bed. Another thing I really love is that the packaging hasn't changed. It really takes me back to those days when my mom was still around-I hope they never change it because it is so comforting! I've tried a hundred or so different lotions over the years, but I am def. coming back to this. I will update results with long-term use! :D