Smells soooo good, if you like coconut fragrance. I also can'tbelieve how soft and smooth it makes my skin. The smell is extremely strong and lingers for a looong time, so you must be ok with that. I wouldn't wear this in an office setting but for going out at night or weekends, it is great. Also LOVE that this is free of parabens and other gross chemicals, and is organic! Years better(and cheaper) than anything from The Body Shop or Bath and Body Works!!
This review is for Desert Essence Organics Spicy Vanilla Chai Hand and Body Lotion. Love this stuff! Very light in texture, but very moisturizing. Smells spicy-cinnamony, and soaks in quickly. I mix this with Nubian Heritage Goats Milk & Chai lotion and it's perfecto. PLUS, if you order from iherb.com, use code: XON769, you will get $5.00 off your first order. And, free shipping on U.S. orders over $20.00, and no tax! AWESOME! =) continued >>
The smell IS very strong. But basically all scented body lotion/washes/etc. that I've tried smell pretty strong, and I've come to expect it, so I tend to just use unscented for everyday/all over. This smells a lot like tanning oil, or at least the Hawaiian Tropic one. And the smell does linger. You don't need to use much though. The bottom line is, if you don't want to smell like tanning oil, don't buy this. I however like it. And I am home schooled and therefore don't have to go out in public often anyways, plus it really does moisturize, it makes my skin feel amazing! I have eczema on one hand and this sometimes irritates it, sometimes doesn't. But I usually use a different lotion for my hands anyways. If you love strong tropical coconut smells and soft skin, you will like this.
It smells like artificial coconut (and not the good kind, either).
There's a lot.
The packaging is alright, but I occasionally drop the damn thing, when my hands are lotion-y.
It sits on your skin, so you'll have to wait a bit for it to absorb. It's uncomfortable when you apply it on your legs, and then immediately put on pants.
Moisture level is decent, but my skin is not necessarily dependent on moisture, so not much help there.
I only got this because i couldn't find the Alba-Botanical Coconut Body Cream (or something like that).
I don't like it.
I love the smell of coconut - if anyone can remember- like those old paul mitchell conditioner!
so i was looking forward to this- i didn't believe people when they said it smelled too sweet.... cause i thought it was just them not liking that coconut smell.
but it turns out- this does smell too sweet! and it doesn't even smell like coconut... it smells like pina colada.. which sounds yummy... but believe me- not on your skin.
the lotion is not even very moisturising... it feels sticky. to put it bluntly, it literally feels and smells like someone spilt a glass of pina colada on you. dislike.
My HG hand cream. I've been using it for a couple years, and never get tired of the scent. It's not too sweet for me, and I dislike sweet scents. I like the ingredients -- natural and without parabens. I live in New England, and this keeps my hands moisturized through the harsh winters. I can understand that some people might react to it, however. I react to cocoa butter myself, but I haven't reacted to this coconut lotion. Natural ingredients aren't necessarily hypoallergenic.
This reminds me of summer. I generally use it only on my legs and feet, cause I don't want to get too sick of the smell.
Now as for the smell, it is a pretty close smell of coconut.
There are some products out there that cannot authenticate a true coconut scent.
It moisturizes well too and does not give me a rash after put on freshly shaved legs. That's a bonus!
I find this great to wear year round, in the summer to get that beachy coconut scent, and in the winter because it is incredibly moisturizing. Thick lotion that takes a long time to absorb, leaves a nice sheen on the skin. Strong lovely scent that lasts all day, I tend to get compliments when I wear this. I bought this several times, and can't wait to try the other scents in this line, like the Vanilla Chai.
I like wearing this lotion to the beach because it has a very beachy, summery scent. However, sometimes this stuff starts to smell like bubblegum on me... weird and hard to explain. The lotion itself moisturizes well (it's neither too greasy or too light), the packaging is great, and I probably will repurchase this stuff again someday.
The scent is great, and I like the consistency, but unfortunately this lotion turned my skin bright red! It didn't cool down for an hour. Very upsetting because I really expected to like this!