Ditto on what the reviewer below me said, actually I almost wrote those exact words!
This new forumula is horrible, it doesn't moisturize, it leaves white streaks and doesn't absorb at all. I'm still on the hunt for a fragrance free lotion that does A GOOD JOB of moisturizing, sorry Natures Gate, this isn't it!
They changed the name of this to "Fragrance-Free Moisturizing Lotion For Sensitive Skin." The formula claims to be new and improved as well.
Frankly, I can't see anything that has improved with the new formula. It just doesn't seem to absorb well into the skin. It leaves these white streaks all over that take forever to rub in. It feels like it leaves a sticky film over my skin. I can actually feel this stuff rinse off in the shower the next day! Gross! So, it never truly soaks into the skin... And I just feel that it doesn't do the best at moisturizing either.
I wish they would bring back the old formula. (It was a little greasy, but at least it eventually absorbed into the skin and moisturized.) I wouldn't repurchase this newer formula ever again. continued >>
I liked this lotion a lot, but then they made a "new and improved" version which has a sweet, putrid, cinnamon like odor. Gross. Won't repurchase.
I found 2 18oz. bottles of this on ebay and it was such an amazing price I just had to get it. The reviews here actually got me interested in this lotion. I looooove the smell upon getting out of the shower and smoothing it into my skin but an hour later my skin doesn't look dry but my hands do not feel moisturized. Then towards the evening my legs are a bit ashy. I shouldn't have to but I am going to add some avacado oil to this lotion to up the moisture factor, as I have to finish up these 2 huge bottles. I'm going to finish up and never look back... I'm still on the search for a wonderful hydrating lotion.
This lotion was a staple of mine for over 10 years...then they changed the formula (and the packaging). Lower quality, less natural ingredients now, and the results show it. Won't re-purchase unless they bring back the original, which I would have given a 5.
This lotion makes my skin really soft. I found it for about $4 at a Kroger in Toledo.
I bought this a few days ago at my local health food store, I'm on a natural products binge. I like that the ingredients aren't scary looking (what is Methylchloroisothiazolinone anyway?!! lol) which probably means it's better for you in the long run too. It seems to be moisturizing enough for most of my body (doesn't work on eczema though, but then again NOTHING does so no points off for that) as people always tell me I have baby skin. Another big plus as far as moisturization goes is that I'm EXTREMELY picky about lotions/creams on my hands, I cannot stand anything filmy (BBW, Jergens) nor can I stand anything that leaves my hands feeling dry. This is not filmy at all yet it seems to keep my skin quenched enough. My only complaints are the price (it cost me $6.75 for 18 oz) and the smell. Unscented stuff always has a wierd smell, funny isn't it. I personally can't stand it, I GAG. I cannot repeat what I said the first time I put this on, I breathe through my mouth until it soaks in and the smell is gone. I would repurchase unless I find something better, but my health food store is small and my choices are limited.
I liked it, but I found it not moisturizing enough for winter.
This has been my most-often-used body lotion for almost 15 years, and in that span of time, anyone who has touched my skin has always remarked on how soft it is. I always have a bottle of the Original (scented, no listing for it on here..exactly the same ingredients except for the fragrance) and this fragrance-free version on hand. There are two other lotions I use now and then, but the Nature's Gates are my staples. The scented type has a lemony-herbal scent with a touch of smokiness from the Myrhh oil. One thing that I've wondered about...the unscented lists Myrhh and Lemongrass oils as ingredients, the scented lists these and "fragrance". Since these are oils that impart a scent (that I can't detect in the unscented), is this a labeling error? Or does it contain these oils in such a small amount that they can't quite be smelled? I prefer to believe the latter, as Lemongrass is supposed to have anti-cellulite and firming properties. I wouldn't describe the lotion as either light or intensive- it's a happy medium. It works perfectly for me as is most of the year. At the height of winter dryness, I mix it with a little Apricot Kernel Oil in my hand...and in the most humid conditions I mix it with Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel. Some people seem to feel that the Alba Botanica lotion is superior, but I've tried it and it seemed almost exactly the same. This is considerably cheaper than AB, this scented one smells better to me than the AB scented, and AB doesn't contain any anti-cellulite essential oils..so I'll stick with Nature's Gate.
This is a nice light moisturizer for my skin. It doesn't break me out at all.