Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion - Unscented Original

Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion - Unscented Original
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51 reviews

62% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$

Not tested on animals


water, glycerin, glyceryl stearate SE, safflower seed oil, sesame seed oil, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, ethylhexyl stearate, cetearyl alcohol, shea butter, avocado oil, jojoba seed oil¹, grape seed oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice¹, camellia sinensis leaf extract¹, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract¹, cucumber fruit extract, echinacea angustifolia extract, lavender extract¹, allantoin, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, lecithin, polysorbate 60, potassium hydroxide, xanthan gum, alcohol¹, benzoic acid, dehydroacetic acid, phenoxyethanol. *Certified Organic Ingredient

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Love this lotion! This is what I use for my body, especially my pregnant belly. It has no scent, dries fast, moisturizes and doesn't leave a white film. Love the ingredients too!

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I found this stuff to be a bit sticky and greasy and this definitely had quite a strong smell for an unscented product, but I didn't find it unpleasant. Overall an average body moisturizer. I probably wouldn't buy this again just based on other reviewers saying that it gave them a rash.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I wish in the "would you buy it again?" section for reviews there would be a maybe... I like that this is a large bottle with a pump dispense. I bought to use on my hands at work for the cold dry months. The unscented was what I was going for. I like it , it's thick and it's really lasted for me. I have also used it once and while on arms and legs and found it soothing. I don't think it's anything to write home about and I could take it or leave it unless unscented is a preference. I think if I did buy again it would also be based on the fact that it went pretty far and that's bang for the buck.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I was actually pretty surprised with this i didnt expect much from it. Firstly, i have dry skin that no lotion really seems to help with and since i was bathing in water that had lime in it my skin got worse. Then winter came, the wind and water made my hands and knuckles extremly dry to where my skin was cracking. my skin is sensitive the pores on my body seem to be clogged easily in certain places, i already have bumps on me, i didnt need anymore. I grabbed this one because it was hypoallergenic and was unscented, big plus for me, i had applied it the next day after my shower. I was impressed! My hands were so soft, so was my body, even in the intimate areas! After a couple hours my skin was still smooth and soft. unlike other lotions where it goes away after about an hour. The price isnt ny favorite thing but as long as it helps my skin then i dont care. I love it and think you should give it a try!

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I will never buy this again. Ever. Within seconds of applying this lotion my arm started to swell, leaving me with a painful bright red welt. Like other reviews my arm was hot to the touch and looked like a bad sunburn. I hope this is not a lotion that will be available much longer, especially with claims of being for sensitive skin.

on 11/12/2013 5:19:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, 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.

on 8/24/2013 12:00:00 PM

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, Not Sure

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!

on 5/23/2013 11:04:00 AM

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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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