Alba Botanica • Original Body Lotion • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||89%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I needed something to heal my cracked skin on my hands since my go-to lotion wasn't cutting it this winter. After searching the drugstore aisles and looking at the ingredient lists for each lotion, I settled on this one. At first, I thought it was wayyyy too greasy as I rubbed it into my hands. But, after using it for three days straight, I see a dramatic difference in the way the skin on my hands feel. Sure, the palms are still a bit greasy, but the back of my hands look and feel much softer now. As a body lotion, it works wonderfully well. My husband even likes the scent! However, for summer, I can see this lotion being too greasy and will probably switch back to 100% Pure and aloe vera.
Update: been using is all over my body now, but I still prefer it on my hands and arms. It really helps soften my skin and now that I'm used to it, I don't notice that greasy feeling that I had before. Awesome awesome stuff for the colder drier months!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is my favorite lotion of all time. I use the maximum formula though..my skin's super dry. This stuff soaks right into your skin and never leaves any sort of greasiness. I use this after shaving combined with tea tree oil and it helps incredibly with irritation and razor burn, dryness, etc. I also didn't love the smell when I bought it but I really like it now. It's hard to describe it's kind of a flowery earthy scent. love that the bottle is huge so it lasts me a good two months or so which isn't bad since I don't even have to moisturize at night with this stuff. I get mine at Target usually for around 20 bucks which is kinda steep but it's really worth it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I can't get over how weird this smells! It stinks to me. Idk how to describe what this smells like. I tried the unscented one and it smells very similar to this one. Too bad I bought the huge bottle too w/ the pump. I'm only using this before I go to bed at night till I finish it but I dont use it in the morning before I leave to go out or go to work or school. This does a decent job moisturizing but it doesn't stay for long. I prefer shea moisture coconut & hibiscus lotion. Smells yummy and is organic.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
The Fragrance-Free lotion is the one that I use b/c I am picky about scents. I love that this is like a basic body lotion, but instead of something bland like Curel or Jergens, its loaded with so many great antioxidants! Plus, its natural without any Parabens etc, so its a perfect lotion. Best part, my legs don't ever itch...anymore!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
At first I liked this, and then hadn't bought a new bottle in awhile but finally did. Maybe something changed?!?! But now, my skin is dry after an hour or two AND I get a painful rash and red skin from this. I just threw the bottle out. I see a lot of people like it, so great for them. But for me, this was such a waste! Also, I saw on vitacost reviews and a few other websites, that people used to use this with great success like me, but something changed about the formula and they are now having bad reactions to it. So it is not just me!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I've been using Alba Bontanica lotions for years.The only place I wouldn't recommend putting this lotion is on your face because face moisturizer is better for that. Maximum Dry Skin Formula is the best one for me but I will purchase their Original Body Lotion when the store is out or does not have the Maximum Dry Skin Formula.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
the smell is too much!!! After one use, I have given up. The overpowering smell makes my head swirl. I had such high hopes and was disappointed. However, I would try the unscented version if I find it as the lotion did seem like a good product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wonderful body lotion! I've been using the unscented version for a few years and I can't rave enough about it. Obviously others can't either. My skin glows, feels super soft, and my occasionally bumps and bruises seem to heal faster. Considering that so many people have written great reviews, I think the quickest thing to do would be to list the reasons I keep using it:
Light, whipped texture
Soaks right into the skin
Lacks irritating ingredients (fragrance, synthetic dyes, mineral oil)
Moisturizes all day
I follow up with my sunscreen on the parts of me that are going to be exposed that day, and I'm protected, hydrated, and soft. The only thing that I don't like about it is that it's not enough moisture for me at night. I wash twice a day. When I wake up and go to bed, and I always follow up with lotion. I eventually found Trader Joe's Midsummer Night's Cream, which I use at night, while this is my morning lotion. It's been a staple for a while, and as long as it keeps doing it's job as good as ever, it's going to stay that way. By the way, if you get the opportunity, get the gallon size. If anyone out there is like me, I drink up body lotions like water. I could easily go through 2 gallons a year. But the best part is that the price is already cheap. For the price of a gallon, they practically give it away. Definitely recommended.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is for the "scented" version.
Sorry, its not light to me. I put some on after my shower and its been over an hour and I can still smell the overly sweet gardenia scent. I like everything else about this product so I will repurchase again in UNscented.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought this in the unscented version. It is the perfect summer lotion minus the spf. Very light and penetrated very quickly. It is expensive for me as I have to get it imported to NZ from the States but I will continue to buy as you just can't get anything like it here!