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I am a total sucker for cocoa butter. And anything that smells even remotely like it. So when I saw this body lotion in the Himalaya Herbals store, I whooped and grabbed it off the shelf at once (and attracted weird stares from the lady on my right)!
I have tried so many body lotions till now, and this one comes in the category of “Regular / Ordinary”. It isn’t ‘luxurious’, as it claims to be. It is between light and heavy… is somewhere in between. Not recommended for oily skin.
Its smell is comparable to Vaseline’s Cocoa Butter Body Lotion (highly similar).
Pretty nice looking bottle :). And that’s partly the reason I whooped and grabbed it off the shelf when I saw it :).
Himalaya body lotion is of runny-ish consistency (as in, it’s not a very heavy cream). It’s white, with no particles in it. Has a regular flip cap, which is quite tight. It spreads very easily, and goes into my skin perfectly, leaving behind, er, yummy skin!
I’ve used it for quite some time now, and will continue to do so (that is till it gets over)!
Dry/Extra dry skin
What the bottle says:
“A daily-use, intense moisturizer, with a luxurious blend of nourishing and deep penetrating natural ingredients that helps repair, nourish, soften and smoothen dry skin.
Cocoa butter intensely moisturizes, softens and improves skin texture, and Wheatgerm Oil, a rich source of Natural Vitamin E, nourishes and boosts the skin’s elasticity. Olive Oil and Grape Seed Oil help in repair and regeneration, restoring healthy skin with a long lasting glow”
Key Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Wheatgerm Oil
Available in 100ml, 200ml, 400ml
250 for 400ml (approx $5 for 13.5 fl. oz.)
NOTE: Studies show these ingredients are linked to cancer (one or more invitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results), allergies, endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), neurotoxicity:
Methylparaben – hazard rating 5
Propylparaben – hazard rating 6
My Take on the Himalaya Body lotion:
Wonderfully fragranced, not very strong. Does a good job of eliminating dryness (though maybe not extreme dryness), and it smells of cocoa!!! 🙂
Sturdy packaging, although cannot be carried around. Perhaps a 100 ml bottle will do the trick!
Leaves my skin very smooth and soft, although nothing out of the ordinary. Good as a basic lotion for every day / regular use. I use it on my arms and legs, and apply it once in the morning, and once before bed. Also leaves my sheets smelling delicious. 🙂
Pros of Himalaya Body Lotion
• Smells real good
• Reputed brand
• Contains cocoa butter, wheatgerm oil, grape seed oil, olive oil (all good stuff!)
• Hypoallergenic (but then again, who knows?)
• Not sticky at all, easily absorbed into skin
• Delivers their claims on dry skin
Cons of Himalaya Herbals Intensive Moisturizing Body Lotion
• Won’t work on extra-dry skin. Is too light for that!
• Cannot be used as sunscreen. No SPF.
• Contains parabens
• Contains EDTA
Buy now! 🙂 But don’t expect wonders 😀
Have you used Himalaya Herbals Intensive Moisturizing Body Lotion ? Please rate in the box below
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