I would like to review one of the body washes I am using currently for winter. I am into shower creams and moisturizing shower gels these days, so without doubt, I have temporarily packed up my fruity body washes and started using moisturizing body washes. Thank God, most shower gels have at least 12 months of shelf life and I can use them in September for spring.
I have always liked the brand St. Ives, but I have only used 2 products so far, the apricot scrub and the body scrub which I have reviewed here. I know many of you like St. Ives and I would like to dedicate this post to Jomol, who loves St. Ives products. I only came to know about St. Ives body washes recently while I was looking for a moisturizing body wash.
I picked up two, this one and the shea butter body wash.
Enjoy the youthful radiance of revitalized skin with St. Ives award-winning Renewing Collagen Elastin Body Wash. Containing collagen and elastin, the proteins found in young, healthy skin, this moisture-rich formula helps to revive dry skin as it cleanses. Use daily with St. Ives Renewing Collagen Elastin Lotion to maintain hydrated skin that looks and feels soft, supple and radiant.
How To Apply:
Pour onto moistened pouf, sponge, washcloth or hands. Work into a rich, creamy lather and rinse. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes flush thoroughly with water.
Approximately AUD 4-5 for 400 ml.
Made with natural ingredients. Formulated without phthalates. Package contains 20% Post-Consumer Recyclable Material. Dermatologist-tested. Hypoallergenic.
My Experience with St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizing Body Wash:
I have used the face scrubs and one of the body scrubs from St. Ives. This is my very first body wash from this brand. When it comes to drugstore body washes, most of them are suitable for summer, so I didn’t have much of a choice when looking for a budget body wash suitable for winter. When I saw this body wash, I was so tempted to try it out because at around AUD 5 for 400 ml, this is definitely a value buy.
I have read reviews for the renewing collagen and elastin body lotion on IMBB and decided to try out the collagen and elastin body wash. Collagen and elastin are definitely important in our bodies to preserve youthfulness, but I was totally not convinced about using them topically for anti-ageing benefits. I tried this out because it is a moisturising body wash. The body wash is white in colour and is of thick consistency, lathers well, and has a pleasant fragrance which I would describe as a clean fragrance, not overly powerful. The product lathers well and because of the thick consistency can be used as a shaving gel/lotion also.
The fragrance doesn’t last long on the skin and this is perfect for me as I didn’t purchase this body wash for the fragrance. I can easily slather one perfumed body lotion and body mist and not worry about fragrance clashes. This body wash leaves my skin moisturised, it doesn’t dry my skin. Also, I don’t feel any tightness, suitable for daily use during winter.
Pros of St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizing Body Wash:
- A very good budget buy at $5 for 400 ml.
- Moisturises skin and leaves it supple.
- Contains hydrolysed collagen and elastin to renew skin.
- Lightly fragranced and does not clash with perfume/body mist, etc.
- Not tested on animals.
Cons of St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizing Body Wash:
- Might not be moisturising enough for extremely dry skin.
- Contains sodium laureth sulphate.
- Not suitable for summer time as it does not give a squeaky clean feeling.
I can’t think of any other con.This is overall a good product.
Will I Repurchase St. Ives Collagen Elastin Moisturizing Body Wash?
I will purchase this after I finish the last drops of all my body washes 😛
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