Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Review - St. Ives Body Lotions

I know that Summer is nearly over but I figured that I could still get away with a few summer based posts. I usually love the Korres Body Butters to moisturise my body but they are just too thick to use in the Summer and even in the winter I usually only use the Boby Butters at night before going to bed rather than in the morning as they can take a while to absorb completely.

St Ives Body Lotion

So I was looking for an alternate body lotion that hydrates but isn't too heavy on the skin, when I spotted the St. Ives body lotions on offer at my local Target. So I thought I'd give the Naturally Soothing one which contains Shea Butter and Oatmeal and basically the next weekend rushed to Target to buy a few of the other varieties that are available.

So why do I love these body lotions?
- Firstly, the packaging is amazing, no squeezing tubes with already greasy fingers, the pumps on these babies do a wonderful job.
- Secondly, the consistency of the body lotion is perfect, not to runny but not too thick. I feel it absorbing into my skin as I am applying it!!
- Thirdly, the smell, each of these is differently scented and all of them smell incredible and the scent lingers for a few hours. The Oatmeal and Shea Butter one is sweet smelling like baking, the Vitamin E one has a lovely soft fresh floral scent and Coconut Milk and Orchid Extract one is the mostly heavily scented to smell like tropical flowers.
- Fourthly, these are available in most grocery / drugstores so no hunting around on the net to find one.
- Finally, the price cannot be beaten - $4.43 for 21 oz. You can find it here.

St Ives describes these as  -
Dual Action Formula: Moisturizes + Promotes cellular renewal for smoother, younger-looking skin Dermatologist Tested. • Gentle for sensitive skin. •100% Natural Moisturizers Fast absorbing, non-greasy Formulated without Parabens or Phthalates • Does Not Contain Animal Ingredients

St Ives Body Lotion
St Ives Body Lotion
St Ives Body Lotion

What is your favourite body lotion? Do let me know, I love trying new things :)

15 comments :

  1. I've been using the oatmeal & shea one for years ! It is so moisturizing but never too thick or greasy, it is so fantastic !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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    1. Yeah it really is. Even my husband uses it and he is super finicky about sticky moisturisers so that was the final sign for me that this was a winner :)

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  2. ahh i feel the same about the korres body butters. i only reach for mine during the colder months. for summer ive been using the lubriderm body lotion in the day (it has UV!), and the loccitant almond milk concentrate at night (smells heavenly!)

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. Yeah I do wish these came with some SPF in them :)

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  3. I have used the Oatmeal and Shea butter! It works quite well and smells lovely.
    Mia ♡ Une Jolie Vie

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    1. Yeah it's so easy to use and absorbs so quickly! I love it.

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  4. oh st ives <3

    would you like to follow each other?
    http://only4feet9.blogspot.com

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    1. I will definitely check your blog out annick, thanks for visiting!

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  5. I love these too, the oatmeal and shea butter is my favourite! :)

    www.rebeccacoco.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay!! Glad you enjoy it too! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Wow I didn't know St Ives did these! I'll have to try out the coconut one! :)

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It smells amazing!! You'll love it! :)

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  7. Using the oatmeal and shea butter one. But I have extremely dry skin and the climate in AZ is not conducive to it so im currently using burt's bees and I love it!

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