Alba Botanica • Very Emollient Body Lotion - Unscented Original • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a great paraben free body moisturizer with no scent that I can detect. It is thick, but my skin drinks it up quickly yet leaves my skin very well moisturized. It works equally well for me as a hand lotion, better than expensive hand treatments I've tried from La Mer and Darphin. I like that there is no scent to conflict with my fragrance. It is very economical. I buy the 32 oz size if it is on special at Whole Foods. For some reason that makes no sense, it was only $10.99 a few weeks ago, the same price as the 12 oz. I like it as much if not more than Whole Foods brand Moisture Lotion which is also paraben free and the Alba Botanica is even more economical.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I found this lotion to be very thick and definitely offered a lot of moisture. I do not know why some people are saying it did not offer much moisture. I don't really like how this feels on my skin. It feels really heavy and is very greasy. It leaves a film on my skin. I much prefer Olay therapeutic lotion, which is not at all greasy or filmy, though it would be nice if that product was a little more moisturizing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this lotion! I buy the giant bottle for around $15, which is not bad because it lasts me a really long time even when I use it everyday. Unscented, which I love! Gentle, does not break me out, and most important soaks in super fast without greasy residue. I am a "morning showerer" so I need a lotion that soaks in without leaving a grease residue, fast! I cannot be putting my clothes on and getting lotion stains on me.
Non-comedeogenic, Cruelty free, No parabens, Sulfates, or Phthalaltes!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
My hands, elbows, and sometimes my arms get really dry. I purchased this lotion, because the price was good for the size, it's unscented- so it won't clash at all with any of the perfumes that I wear, and it says that it's good for sensitive skin.
Well, I have been using this lotion for the last several months, and while I can say that the bottle has lasted me a very long time, I can't say that the reasons for that are all good. This lotion seemed to be okay to use during the Summer, when my skin was naturally a little oily from the heat; but during the Fall and Winter seasons, this lotion just didn't cut it for me at all. Even though it costs more, especially for the amount that you get- I have found myself going back to the Gold Bond Ultimate lotion, that I used to use.
I will keep the remainder of the this Alba Botanica lotion to use on my legs when I need it, but I won't repurchase it once I run out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've used this lotion for a couple of years. I used to love this one in the warm/hot and humid months, because it was light and sank in quickly. It's also very reasonably priced.
However, the last bottle that I got says "new improved hydration" on it, and it's definitely a different formula. This stuff is unscented, but the ingredients now have a weird, pungent smell to them. I only use this lotion on my legs nowadays, so I guess it doesn't bother me *that* much. But the formula has changed too. It's no longer light and silky; now it's thicker and takes a lot longer to sink in. It does leave a little bit of a film over the skin, but it's not as bad as the "new and improved" versions of the Nature's Gate lotions, thankfully.
The newer version of the lotion does seem to be more moisturizing in dry and cold weather. The old version wasn't heavy or hydrating enough for the winter. So I guess that can be a plus. I've read that adding a little distilled water to this lotion makes it more similar to the older, thinner version, but I haven't tried that yet. Could be helpful for use in summer. I'll include both versions of the ingredient lists so you can compare for yourself.
New Ingredient List: water, glycerin, glyceryl stearate SE, safflower seed oil, sesame seed oil, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, ethylhexyl stearate, cetearyl alcohol, shea butter, avocado oil, organic jojoba seed oil, grape seed oil, organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice, organic camellia sinensis leaf extract, organic matricaria flower extract, cucumber fruit extract, coneflower extract, organic lavender extract, allantoin, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, lecithin, polysorbate 60, potassium hydroxide, xanthan gum, organic alcohol, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid, phenoxyethanol.
Old Ingredient List: purified water, safflower seed oil, glycerin, isopropyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate SE, stearic acid, jojoba seed oil, cucumber fruit extract, ulva lactuca extract, organic green tea extract, organic aloe vera extract, organic lavender extract, organic coneflower extract, organic matricaria flower leaf extract, organic rosemary extract, sesame seed oil, grape seed oil, avocado oil, allantoin, panthenol, tocopherol, lecithin, sodium benzoate, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, citric acid, sodium hydroxide, carbomer, ethylhexlglycerin, potassium sorbate.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: Perfect amount of moisturizing for me (doesn't leave any greasy film but really moisturises my dry skin, especially on feet and legs.) No scent. Natural ingredients.
CONS: A little hard to find, although, now, my Walmart is carrying this. The 32 oz. pump packaging doesn't let you easily get the last of the product out easily. I have to end up turning it upside down and messing with it to get the remainder out. (I did give it a bad packaging rate for this reason.)
PURCHASING TIPS: I get this cheaper through Walmart or even cheaper through Vitacost. I also get the larger sizes to save money on it, which is 32 oz. pump.
APPLICATION TIPS: I like to have at least a little moisture left on me from the shower before applying this. It really seals the moisture in, and I get to use less product. But this works great without the wet too. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am very pleasantly surprised by this lotion! I have incredibly sensitive skin on my legs, which always seems to be dry and irritated and bumpy and itchy... Every lotion that I've ever used have burned horribly after I shave. I use straight coconut oil now, but it's not very travel-friendly, so I needed something else while at the SO's. I picked this up on a whim, and it's fantastic! No burn or sting when applied to freshly shaved legs, and my skin feels soft and smooth, with no bumps or irritation or itch!
It's honestly the best lotion I've tried to for sensitive skin. I will definitely repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this unscented version based on the 90% rebuy reviews on the original version. The ingredients are the same except no fragrance. It doesn't smell like anything in the container but once I put it on my skin I smell like PHO. No I haven't eaten any recently. Maybe its just my body chemistry with it but it doesn't smell very good on me. I usually use Vaseline Intensive Rescue Repairing Moisture Lotion and wanted to try to find something better. With this it seems like I need to put on 2x as much lotion as normal to get half the moisturizing ability as my vaseline lotion. I do like how it has all the natural oils but they just don't stack up. It doesn't last very long either, ive had it 5 days and I am already 1/3 through the bottle. It also absorbs really fast which is nice for the beginning of the day, maybe during summer instead of winter. But definitely need something more moisturizing after a shower. I am probably going to try Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion next.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I've been using the original v.e.b.l. (the regular version) since 2003. It is a holy grail body lotion for me.
The unscented seems to have a different texture, and I don't like it as well. It is thicker and greasier. If you have dry skin, it will probably work better for you. I have normal skin, and it is just too thick.
Only buy the largest bottle you can get through in a couple months. Due to the natural ingredients, it doesn't have a long shelf life. I've had large bottles go rancid on me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Reviewing the unscented version. A great light weight body lotion. This is not super hydrating even though it says "very emollient" on the bottle. It is still a wonderful product. I use this on myself, and on my nail clients because it is natural & unscented it works on anyone including babies. It has enough slip it can be used to massage, (I only use on legs & arms cant comment on body massage) I have not read up on the health benefits of this lotion or the oils in like other reviewers so I can't comment on them. But I have not had any complaints from anyone. If I use this at night on my feet I might wake up a few hours later and have to reapply. This doesn't have a runny texture, and it isn't greasy. It has a bit of tackiness or stickiness to it until it dries. I didn't like it at first for that reason, but it has grown on me this winter and I appreciate it because its natural. My bottle says "new improved formula" . Hypo-allergenic, no parabens, or artificial things. Love the pump top on my bottle, that is why I purchased. I am now an Alba fan. :)