St. Ives • St. Ives Renewing Collagen Elastin Advanced Body Moisturizer • Lotions/ Creams

rated 4.2(13 reviews)

Average Rating.4.2
Would buy this product again.69%

rated 3 of 5 PaleInComparison on 4/4/2014 2:46:00 PM more reviews by PaleInComparison

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

This is your everyday drugstore lotion, but it does absorb and moisturize well. It wont get rid of extremely dry patches or improve collagen production like it suggests. But it is a thick lotion and it does a good job at keeping skin soft most of the day without feeling greasy. With daily use my skin feels softer, and when I put it on my dry, cracked feet with socks I notice a definite improvement. One of the better lotions you can find for under $10 without any weird smells, clogged pores or parabens/pthalates. I like to wait a few minutes after a shower to use this, I found if I tried to put it on right out of the shower (like I usually do) it takes much longer to absorb and transfers more.

I usually prefer more natural lotions but when I am cash strapped this is a good alternative. The bottle has lasted a long time despite using it on my entire body- I took off one lippy because it's a pump and I know that means eventually I am going to be turning it upside down to get the rest out. I wouldn't repurchase, but I rarely do with lotions unless they are HG quality.

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rated 5 of 5 kimpam on 9/22/2013 12:08:00 AM more reviews by kimpam

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine   Eyes: Black    

I simply love this! I Im 20, and my skin is ok but the weather in here is too it! After sweating it tends to dry a lot but with this lotion I can forget about that! It gives long lasting softness and moisture. It gives my skin a beautiful natural glow!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* thevnilly on 3/15/2013 4:28:00 PM more reviews by thevnilly

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Green    

I love all the St. Ives lotions. They're affordable and moisturizing. The Collagen/Elastin smells a little fruity to me, but nothing overpowering or offensive. I'm not quite sure if the ingredients in each variation do anything specific, but they all leave the skin feeling nice.

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rated 3 of 5 vpnyc on 12/20/2011 1:47:00 AM more reviews by vpnyc

Age: 44-55   Skin: Normal, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Green    

No sure what to expect from a drug store moisturizer but certain this one is fine if you are into something basic. The collagen in the product is most likely plant collagen which will not do a thing to penetrate skin cells with the hope that this will encourage them to go forth and multiply. It has a nice texture and an lovely clean fragrance. If it is on sale and I need a basic moisturizer I will try this again.

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rated 3 of 5 Laurelwood on 12/19/2011 11:17:00 PM more reviews by Laurelwood

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

This is a very basic, generic moisturizer. It does the job well and doesn't leave a greasy after feel. I really like the clean scent of the product and the fact that its made with natural moisturizers. However, I don't know if the collagen is actually working...

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rated 5 of 5 noname4 on 4/9/2011 7:52:00 AM more reviews by noname4

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Green    

I've been using this lotion for a long time and I like how it absorbs easily and doesn't have a strong fragrance. I apply after showering - mostly to my body but occassionally I'll use on my hands and face. I prefer thicker creams for my hands which get horribly dry especially in the winter. But this has done a great job at keeping my legs from looking scaly. For the price this is a great bargain. I don't buy anything else for body lotion - this is it!

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* combatmedicwife on 3/18/2011 12:13:00 AM more reviews by combatmedicwife

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Green    

What I don't like about this product is the false implications. The inclusion of 'collagen' in the product may lead people to believe that using this lotion will improve the collagen in their skin. It won't. Collagen is not a collagen builder, if that makes sense.
However, it moisturizes and St. Ives typically produces fair and likable products.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Jennlw5 on 2/27/2011 1:30:00 AM more reviews by Jennlw5

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

Just love this moisturizer. It smells great and does a nice job moisturizing my skin, it absorbs really well and leaves no residue. I will keep buying this.

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rated 5 of 5 atjay03 on 2/18/2011 3:29:00 AM more reviews by atjay03

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse   Eyes: Blue    

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this body lotion!! It's definitely the most moisturizing and soothing lotion I have EVER used in my 25 years of life!
The smell is a gentle marine/botanical kind of smell. Kind of powdery, soft and fresh. Definitely a lovely, light, calming fragrance.
The lotion itself absorbs super quickly and immediately left my whole body feeling softer, firmer and smoother than I ever remember. My legs (which were dry prior to using) now look glowing and smooth. I apply straight after a bath or shower when my skin is still a tiny bit moist - Works even better this way :)
The pump bottle means it is hygienic and easy to use and you get a HUGE amount for such a good price.
St Ives are an underrated, amazing company - Will buy this again and again!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* honeyangel77 on 12/29/2010 2:57:00 PM more reviews by honeyangel77

Age: 30-35   Skin: Dry, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

I really don't feel like I need to add a whole lot to what everyone else has said, except that I suffer from such dry cracked skin in the winter that my hands are covered with small cuts where the skin has split. I have severely dry patches, and wrinkles allover my hands from dryness and I am only 33! I have tried everything over the years to at least try to keep enough moisture in my skin that it doesnt split open every time I make a fist. I have tried hand moisturizers from Korres, Philosophy, Clinique, Avon, Gold Bond, Jergens, Olay, Estee Lauder, Boots- and a whole host of other items, you can see what I mean. Most of the products have burned upon application and turned my already inflamed skin red... didn't help at all. There were only three items I have tried that helped soothe my skin. St Ives Collagen Elastin in the pump bottle actually seems to give my sore dry skin some elacticity where I can actually make a fist without it breaking skin after application. I wont say that it is healing my skin, but it makes it very bearable, doesnt burn upon application, doesnt irritate my skin, and literally makes it feel better. It may not heal my skin, but it helps it stay calm so it can heal on its own. It leaves my skin feeling very soft as well, even with the flakes and rough patches. Yes, it may be cheap, and that is why I thought there must be something better out there thats more expensive, but in this case, it is worth much more than what I paid. I keep going back to this product year after year. So if you suffer from dry cracked inflamed skin, give this a try. It may make winter much more bearable for you too. For those interested, the other two products that helped were Gold Bond Ultra Healing hand cream, and Vaseline Intensive Rescue lotions. I also tried Boots Perfect and Protect Hand Cream. All of these seemed to add some moisture to my skin, the Boots I used every few hours for a few weeks until the tube was gone but I didn't notice it doing anything beyond superficially, and didnt help my hands heal at all. Same with the Gold Bond. The Vaseline Intensive worked about as well as this St Ives.

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