08.13.2013
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Skin Renewing Body Lotion, Collagen Elastin
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21 fl. oz. for $5.29
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Body Lotions/Creams/Balms/Butters
Last Updated:08.13.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This is a fairly standard, but good, emollient body lotion for dry skin. The fragranced formula contains proven emollients along with skin-repairing glycerin and some effective water-binding agents. Antioxidants are in short supply, with shea butter being the only contributor.

As for the collagen and elastin, these are good moisturizing agents but they cannot fuse with or help shore up these supportive elements in your skin.

Claims

Enjoy the youthful radiance of revitalized skin with this St. Ives Renewing Collagen Elastin Lotion. Clinically proven to improve the health and appearance of skin, this moisture-rich formula contains a combination of essential collagen & elastin proteins to help revive and moisturize dry skin all day long. Apply daily to maintain hydrated skin that looks and feels soft, smooth and radiant.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Urea, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, 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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