alliebeth's review of C.O. Bigelow Superb Body Lotion

3.4

10 reviews

60% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Blue

I tried the Lavender variety.

I figure that there are two reasons overall that people use lotions: (1) for moisture/hydration of your skin and/or (2) for light fragrance that's not drying or as extreme as a perfume.

I use lotion for hydration, and my preference is that it hydrates enough that I don't have to reapply it constantly. With that in mind, I also prefer my hands and body to not feel greasy or oily after application or at least not for very long since that limits the use of my hands freely and how long until I can get dressed without my clothes sticking to me.

This lotion does say on the front of the bottle that it's a lightweight lotion but it also claims to be long-lasting and easily absorbed. I agree that it's lightweight. My hands felt dry again soon after using, like I'd chalked them before gymnastics. However, my fingers were still shiny with an oily residue.

Sadly, while I didn't hate this lotion (I have tried one that made my skin drier than before use), it doesn't justify $15. It wasn't hydrating for even 30 minutes and was grossy shiny for over an hour. I also didn't like the fragrance on my skin.

While I liked the fragrance of the lotion in the bottle very much (and love lavender), but once I applied it on my skin, it smelt powdery-fake (which is surprising with the 5% lavender extract) on me. Oddly enough, when I returned it to B&BW, the SA said that she didn't like how it smelt on either.

Ingreds:
water, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, stearic acid, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, butylene glycol, dimethicone, methyl gluceth-20, cetyl phosphate, cetyl ethylhexanoate, [sweet almond oil, lavender oil, bergamot fruit oil, palmarosa oil, patchouli oil, clary oil, vetiveria zizanoides root oil, juniper berry fruit oil, rosemary leaf oil, and other aromatic ingredients (scary, huh...the vagueness)], cetyl esters, sunflower seed oil, lavender extract 5%, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, borago officinalis seed oil, olive fruit oil, sweet almond oil, hydrogenated vegetable oil, wheat germ oil, sodium hyaluronate, retinyl palmitate, ascorbyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, tocopheryl linoleate, tocopherol, panthenol, bht, carbomer, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, diazolidinyl urea continued >>

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