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Naturally Indulgent Body Lotion, Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract
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21 fl. oz. for $5.29
Last Updated:08.13.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This fruit-scented body lotion is similar to most of the other body lotions from St. Ives, save for a stronger fragrance (but fragrance isn’t skin care). Because the overall formula isn’t quite as elegant as others from St. Ives, it doesn’t deserve strong consideration. You can get the core ingredients in this moisturizer plus other beneficial ingredients from many of their other formulas, or those from other brands such as Olay.

Claims

Indulge your skin and your senses with St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Body Lotion. Made with coconut milk and 100% natural moisturizers, this non-greasy, luxurious lotion delivers long-lasting moisture to keep your skin touchably soft and hydrated. With all-natural Orchid extracts, this formula leaves a light fragrance while gently absorbing into your skin, leaving you feeling fresh and looking beautiful.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum, Huile Minerale), Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Urea, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

Brand Overview

St. Ives At-A-Glance

Strengths: A couple of water-soluble cleansers, a gentle microdermabrasion alternative; some good, inexpensive body lotions; excellent hand cream.

Weaknesses: Overly abrasive scrubs; ineffective anti-acne products; dated moisturizer; overall, the facial-care products are substandard, even if they are inexpensive.

Two things set this line apart in the minds of consumers familiar with the brand: the Swiss angle and their apricot face scrubs. This notoriety didn't translate to thoughtfully formulated products, though. Instead, most of the scrubs are too abrasive, and the apricot is simply there as an extract, never mind that in a scrub it doesn't have any significant benefit for skin. The same can be said of the selection of supposedly Swiss-based herbs. Most of them have soothing properties, but it doesn't matter to skin if the ingredients came from Switzerland or South Dakota. If anything, the whole Swiss angle is getting a bit tired. You can bet that there are no scientists working high in the Swiss alps to formulate these products. St. Ives is a line with very little worth considering, so feel free to breeze right by as you shop for skin-care products at your local drugstore.

For more information about St. Ives, owned by Unilever, call (800) 333-0005 or visit www.stives.com.

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