Avalon Organics Lavender Moisture Plus Lotion with SPF 18

Avalon Organics Lavender Moisture Plus Lotion with SPF 18

2.3

15 reviews

13% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

Not tested on animals

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on 10/11/2011 2:18:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I really, really wanted to love this product, as I am in love with most Avalon Organics products, and I was thrilled to use a mostly natural facial product with SPF. . .

PROS: Love the natural ingredients
Love the smell of lavender
Very moisturizing, which is a plus for my 40-something skin
Very cheap for the amount of product
CONS: Pump broke the 1st time I used it
This product stings my face beyond anything I have ever used

I repeat, I have never used a facial moisturizer that set my face, eyes, lips on fire! I do not typically have overly sensitive skin either. I like everything else about this moisturizer, but the intense stinging obviously is causing quite a bit of irritation which counter-acts what I'm trying to achieve with a facial moisturizer. So, I will go back to my Cerave Daily Facial Moisturizer.



Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I was very disappointed to find such bad reviews and I have to defend this product. I have been using this product for over 5 years, it is my HG moisturizer and I love it. I have good skin and I attribute it to this moisturizer. If you look at the ingredient list, this is made from high quality natural ingredients. I have to count 8 ingredients down before I see and ingredient that looks chemically. Also, the price per ounce in phenomenal, you won't find a better price for a product with so many beneficial ingredients, or without, for that matter.

How I use it: I apply half a pump to my face and my neck in the morning after I shower, and then I let it soak in for a minute or two while I get dressed (no time lost there). I agree, it looks greasy at first, I think it's because of the borage oil, but give it a few minutes and it gets better. The key is to let it absorb. Afterwards, my foundation and makeup apply and last fine (I like a light foundation to even my skin tone). As for the grit some people experience, I noticed that this has only happened to me if the product gets old...it is natural, so I would expect the product to go bad after some time. Perhaps girls that experienced grit got an old bottle? Lastly, for the stinging some people have mentioned, that is unfortunate. I have very sensitive skin and this does not bother me. I know that sometimes nutrients such as vitamin C can tingle as they are being absorbed. This does have vitamin C, but I trust those who have sensitive skin know what their skin is reacting to. This does contain sunscreen that absorbs rather than sits on the skin. But the benefits far out way this one con.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: 7.5% Octinoxate, 6.0% Oxybenzone INGREDIENTS: Organic lavandula angustifolia (lavender), chamomilla recutita (chamomile) and camellia sinensis (white tea) extracts (aqueous)(1), organic arnica montana extract(2), vegetable glycerin, organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil(1), organic aloe barbadensis(1), glyceryl stearate, octyl palmitate, cetearyl alcohol, tromethamine stearate, dimethicone, glyceryl monolaurate, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate (licorice root), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C), tocopherol and tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), allantoin, organic curcuma longa (turmeric) extract(1), panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), laminaria digitata (kelp), salix alba (willow bark) and calendula officinalis extracts, hyaluronic acid, organic borago officinalis (borage) and linum usitatissimum (flax) oils(1), steareth-2, cocos nucifera (coconut) and rosa canina (rose hip) oils, ethylhexylglycerin, benzyl alcohol, organic lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil(3) and other essential oils.
1) Certified by Quality Assurance International
2) Certified by Pro-Cert Organic Systems
3) Certified by International Certification Services
* Contains FDA-Approved Sunscreens

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on 5/28/2009 10:07:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I use this ONLY as a body moisturizer and sunscreen and I love it for this purpose. I spent hours this past weekend outside gardining and I used this on my exposed skin as my sunscreen and found it to be very effective (I burn easily...)

As other reviewers have noted, this is not a great product for the face. Too greasy and slightly harsh. Just ok for me as a hand cream....


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

A little goes a long way - I use about half a pump daily bc it's a bit too greasy. But overall it does smell nice and moisturizes well and I appreciate that an organic product also has spf in it.


on 12/15/2008 9:56:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I was looking for a moisturizer with a lower spf for the winter since I'm not exposed to the sun very much at all at wintertime living in the Northeast USA. I liked the Lavender scent. I even liked the way it made my skin feel... UNTIL my skin started to burn, right around the mouth and eye area. Then my whole face started heating up. I blame the sunscreen ingredients. I did some research and found that every sunscreen with Oxybenzone burns my face. ( I do not have sensitive skin) At least now I know what ingredient to avoid. I will keep it and use it on my body since it doesn't burn my body. But I will not repurchase. I guess I'll stick to my HG daily moisturizing sunscreen Eucerine spf30. Good ole reliable! Physical sunscreens work best for my skin.


on 7/16/2008 7:55:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Yuck! I love Alba Botanicals, which I understand is owned by Avalon Organics. Being an Alba fan and a sucker for anything lavender, I bought this as a body/hand moisturizer to keep at my desk.


First, I'll cover the good points: It does indeed work as a body moisturizer. It has sunscreen in it.


The not-so-good points include: it's not great as a facial or hand moisturizer (too greasy for the face and not enough for my hands). It kind of smells chemical-y too after a while. At first, the lavender scent is pretty, but on me it fades into a nasty sunscreen smell.


I agree with all of the previous reviewers--this one's a dud.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Me too, babydeer! I bought this thinking it would be a healthy moisturizer with bonus sunscreen. Like babydeer, this stuff makes my skin burn all around the eye and cheek area! And it is heavy. I bought it in late spring and used it a few times (curiously, without that stinging sensation) but when it got hot (Phx desert) I put it aside as I do every moisturizer each summer. My 50 yr old very light skin is sensitive but it also gets oily in the summer from excess perspiration so I cut way back on all facial products every summer and can go a week or more without any moisturizer.

This fall I got the signal that the skin was asking for moisture and bingo this stuff was like putting salt on a wound with the stinging! I also noticed that while it sat over the summer, the dark green plastic pumper bottle had 'puckered' in, like someone had squeezed it. So I was gently squeezing it to see if perhaps I did that when I used it this last time. Crack! the bottle split lengthwise all the way down the edge of the label. So now I have 90% full 7oz bottle of moisturizer that stings my face. Guess I'll be using it on my feet or hands.

Oh, and Avalon Cosmetics has not bothered to reply to my complaint either. No more Avalon for me.


on 9/21/2007 12:43:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

i have been on the hunt for a good facial moisturizer with SPF since i moved from seattle to los angeles a few months ago. and let me tell you THIS WAS NOT IT! i have extremely dry skin, and this lotion made my face feel greasy, sticky, and muddy. i felt as though i had just lathered butter all over my face. no absorption at all. plus i felt burning and tingling around my nose and cheeks. a big disapointment.
ps. if anyone has any suggestions for a good moisturizer with SPF for dry skin, let me know!


on 4/29/2007 10:30:00 AM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I agree with other reviewers that this stuff is just too greasy for a facial sunscreen. I look so very shiny and oily after I apply it and my skin tends toward dry/normal. It also feels sort of gritty, though the "grit" does blend in. There are much better natural moisturizer/sunscreens out there.

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on 12/8/2006 3:08:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I figured I'd love this product as I also use the daily lavendar cream and the lavendar face wash but this product was defnitly not one of my favorites in the line and i'm sorry i wasted my money. first of all it stung every time i put it on, second it made my face super oily no matter how much or little i put on, second the smell although not the usual sunscreen smell was way to strong and irriated my eyes. The daily lotion with no sunscreen doesn't sting or smell that strong at all so not sure how they forumalted this one. Would be decent as a body sunscreen but definitely would NOT use on my face.

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