Nature's Gate • Herbal Unscented Body Lotion • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ugh! I usually make my own products including body butters and lotions. But I've been extremely busy recently and the site I usually buy from had just raised their shipping prices again. So I decided to go back to using store bought lotions. For daytime, I re-started using my favorite daytime lotion, Alba Unscented, with great results, but my favorite nighttime lotion, Trader Joe's Midsummer Night's Cream, isn't available where I live now. So I tried this out hoping it would replace my TJ's Cream. It DID NOT! This takes forever to even soak in, and when you finally get it to absorb, it doesn't even moisturize that well. You'd think it would since I can feel a layer of almost plastic like film being washed off my skin in the morning, but it just doesn't absorb into the skin. It's a shame because I love the brand, love that it's unscented, and love that it's available 5 minutes away from me. But the product itself is a let down. Rats. I guess I'll keep searching.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This lotion makes my skin really soft. I found it for about $4 at a Kroger in Toledo.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I liked it, but I found it not moisturizing enough for winter.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a nice light moisturizer for my skin. It doesn't break me out at all.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is one of the better natural unscented body lotions out there (although it does have a faint but not unpleasant odor that reminds me of olive oil), but I do occasionally need to reapply during the day. I still give it a high score, though, because it works pretty well and contains pronouncable ingredients.
If you're looking for a truly great natural lotion, Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion in Original Unscented is a superior product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Good, natural, organic body lotion. Bought a vat of this, like a pound of it in the vitamin shoppe for 3 dollars when it was on sale. Very emoilent, plant oils, fragrance-free, very impt. Very hydrating in winter. Buy it. Almost like alba botanica unscented, very similar! Good stuff!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Nature's Gate Herbal Fragrance-free Moisturizing Lotion is my favorite daily body lotion. I like to experiment, but I've been returning to this lotion for years. It's fragrance-free, which I like a lot in a body lotion (unless it's for a special occassion), and it has very few unpronounceable ingredients. I use this lotion after I shower and it leaves my skin soft. It absorbs well and doesn't feel sticky throughout the day. In fact, I don't even notice that I have to lotion on, in a good way. (My skin is not over-moisturized or dry.) $$$$$ The Nature's Gate lotion is about $10 CDN for 500 ml (18 fl oz), which is far more affordable that The Body Shop's Vitamin E Lotion (which is $30 CDN). To me, the Nature's Gate lotion is very comparable.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is the best moisturizer I have found for the price. It is about $5-8 at health food stores or Whole Foods for a 18 fl. oz pump. It is too thick for me all the time, but when I need a little more than Precipitation, this works great. It needs to applied when skin is damp to absorb well. - EDIT - I don't use this anymore, but not because I don't like it. I use Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion now.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
What a great find! I have been looking for a nice, mid-range body lotion and I think I found it! This lotion leaves my skin feeling very moisturized and the softness lasts until I shower or bathe the next day. It is not greasy at all and absorbs/dries quickly. Makes a nice hand lotion too! Would definately recommend it!