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
This lotion didn't work for me. It's nice and thick and creamy going on and it's a good value, but my it made the skin on my body dry out and flake and made me itch like crazy. I've never had a reaction like this to a body lotion. Will not repurchase.
I really like this and its not thick which makes it easy to apply like "butter" lol. I use on my face and it keeps it moisturized. Would buy again
I actually use this for my hair.. I was hoping to use this as a moisturizer, when i first applied it to my hands it made my skin so soft! Then i applied it to my face after a while from when i applied it to my hands they felt so dry like i never even applied product! AND it broke me out.. D:
I was kinda sad at first but then i went back on here to read reviews to see how this even got 4.1 lippies and saw one that said to use it for your hair. IT WORKS SO WELL FOR HAIR!
+Keeps my hairstyle in place ALL day
+Comes with a lot of product ~ 32oz
+Dirt cheap ~ under $3
+Smell doesn't really bother me
-Sucks for skin ~ broke me out
I will definitely repurchase again, for my hair of course (: It's worth a try.
Review I saw ~ http://www.makeupalley.com/p_goldenGrenadine Check her review out(: