In this era, when quality cosmetic prices are increasing with a rapid speed, still there are a few international brands that promise to deliver quality at a fair price; St. Ives has been one of them and one of my all-time favourites. Winter has already started and some of you might have already shopped for lotions and creams and a few might still be planning to….so it is high time I review this wonderful body lotion.
The St. Ives formula along with 100% natural moisturisers like vegetable glycerine, almond oil and shea butter not only restores moisture but actually retains it all day. Clinical testing proves that even 24 hours after application, skin is still moisturized, so you are left with soft, smooth skin all day, every day.
$ 3.97 (PKR 445) – 621 ml / 21 fl oz.
Directions For Use:
Smooth over body at least once daily. Continued use improves skin’s moisturization.
My Experience with St. Ives 24 Hr Deep Restoring Body Lotion:
The packaging claims that it is formulated without parabens or phthalates. Does not contain animal ingredients. Contains 100% natural moisturizers (vegetable glycerin, almond oil and shea butter). These claims are no doubt very attractive. I like paraben-free products. Also, moisturizers like shea butter and almond oil are very tempting. The body lotion comes in a white, about 6” tall, pump dispenser bottle, which makes it very easy to use. Looking at the size of the bottle, it is obviously not a travel type . You do not need to take the bottle from dressing, open it, then dispense the product, etc. It is elegantly kept on my dressing and I just go and pump out the product in my hand without displacing it 😛
The body lotion is not runny in consistency, a little on the thicker side, but feels like a mousse. It has a smooth texture and quickly absorbs into the skin giving it a feel like you have used body butter. It doesn’t give the greasy lotion feeling; it gets absorbed like body butter. After application, it leaves skin hydrated, moisturized, smooth, soft, non-greasy, with a lightweight feel. I have noticed my skin feels soft and supple since I have started using it. The fragrance is very mild; just like a mixture of almond and vanilla fragrance, but doesn’t stay long. It keeps me well moisturized for at least 6 hours, but even after that, my skin does not feel that dry, parched or itchy, so the claim of 24-hour deep restoring is not an exaggeration.
Pros of St. Ives 24 Hr Deep Restoring Body Lotion:
- Excellent quality and quantity at a very reasonable price.
- Moisturizing and hydrating.
- Leaves the skin soft, smooth and supple after use.
- Doesn’t make the skin greasy at all.
- Absorbs quickly.
- Feels like body butter.
- Pleasant fragrance.
- Free of parabens.
- Available in all major departmental and cosmetic stores.
Cons of St. Ives 24 Hr Deep Restoring Body Lotion:
- I have found none so far; I have no complaints with this product.
Will I Repurchase St. Ives 24 Hr Deep Restoring Body Lotion?
Yes sure. Also, I will try other variants from this range.
Do I Recommend St. Ives 24 Hr Deep Restoring Body Lotion?
Definitely, a must buy for winter!
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