Review: St. Ives Naturally Soothing Aloe and Chamomile Body Lotion

If you are a regular visitor of my blog, probably you are already aware that I’m a loyal user of Nivea Intensive Moisture Body Milk for years. But as what I always say, being a curious and frugal one, I often look for other products that can equal or surpass the ones that I already love but cost less.

I already picked up a bottle of Nivea during my grocery shopping when I noticed this St. Ives Naturally Soothing body lotion. After reading the label, comparing the two products, contemplating and gathering my courage to risk for this new product in a bigger bottle, I decided to pay for this instead of my longtime favorite.

I think the lotion has been discontinued because I cannot find it in the official website of St. Ives but in Iloilo (Philippines), it is only available in 621 ml bottle for Php 249. I must say that it’s too big for a product tester but then, I’m somewhat confident that this product is good hence the decision. The product comes in a white bottle with pump.

The product claims to provide extra relief to help naturally comfort dry skin through its aloe and chamomile ingredients It also claims to be fast absorbing and non greasy. Keep on reading the review to find out if St. Ives Naturally Soothing Body lotion is being true to its claims.

Product Description:

What I like about this product:
Products of international brands are often costly but I don’t consider St. Ives Naturally Soothing Aloe and Chamomile Body Lotion as one. Actually, the 621ml bottle cost as much as the 400ml of Nivea Body Milk. With this lotion, I will be getting more than 50% more for the same price. Quite a steal right?

I love that this product is being true to its claims that it is “fast-absorbing” and “non-greasy”. The first time I used the product, I thought that the formulation is quite heavy and viscous but once spread evenly on the skin, I noticed that it is absorbed by the skin in a short while. Additionally, I don’t get that greasy feeling which I sometimes get from other body lotions. This made me doubt the product’s ability to keep my skin moisturized thus I brought a small bottle of Nivea Intensive Moisture Body Milk with me but after eight-hours in an air-conditioned office plus a couple of hours I spent travelling to and from work, I learned that there is no need for reapplication because this lotion works as claimed. I even scratched my skin to test and thankfully, this body lotion passed the ultimate test. :D

One good thing about this lotion (and most other St. Ives products), is the natural ingredients it contains. First and foremost it has aloe and chamomile, the aloe being known as the cure-all medicinal plant effective in treating various skin disorders particularly dry skin while the chamomile is said to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic and sedative properties based on recent and on-going research. This body lotion is also formulated without parabens or phthalates and does not contain animal ingredients. It’s not even tested in animals and the bottle contains 20% post-consumer recycled material.

St. Ives Naturally Soothing Aloe and Chamomile Body Lotion has a light smell that tends to fade during application.

What I do not like about this product:
So far the only thing that I do not like about this product is my belief that it has been discontinued.

Will I repurchase?
Yes, if it’s still out in the market.


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