Thursday, May 20, 2010

St Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Lotion - Review

What they claim: Instant non-irritating relief for dry, itchy skin

Wrap your skin in soothing hydration with this award-winning St. Ives Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Lotion.

Natural ingredients help deliver long-lasting relief from itchy, dry skin. This formula, with Oatmeal and naturally rich Shea Butter nourishes and intensely hydrates the skin for immediate relief, while it works to restore your skin back to health.

Apply daily to achieve the soft, smooth and healthy look and feel that your skin deserves.

  • Non-Irritating
  • With 100% natural moisturizers
  • Formulated without Parabens and Phthalates
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • No Animal Derived Ingredients
  • Not tested on animals
  • Made with natural ingredients
  • Package contains 20% Post-Consumer Recyclable Material
How to use
Smooth into skin once or twice daily, or as often as needed. Daily use will provide best firming results and will prevent over-dry skin from recurring.

Ingredients:  OATMEAL is a naturally occurring, anti-itch ingredient. Once it solves that challenge, mighty, mineral-rich oatmeal goes to work to gently soothe and help to soften your skin.
SHEA BUTTER is known to be rich in natural, skin-protecting vitamins A, E and F, as well as high levels of fatty acids, which can work wonders for moisture-deprived skin. Centuries of soothed, balanced hydrated skin also help to reinforce how beautifully effective shea butter can be.
100% NATURAL MOISTURIZERS, which St. Ives sources from plants, form the basis of all triglycerides that make up essential oils. Glycerin is a great example; it’s an excellent moisture-holding helper for your skin and keeps it smooth-looking.
 
Price: Rs. 260/- for a 18 oz bottle (532 ml)

Pros:
1. Very intense nourishing. This pretty much eliminated dry, itchy skin instantly upon application.
2. Absorbs instantly. Despite being so highly nourishing, it sunk it without any oily residue. It is a thick lotion but yet very light
3. Smells quite nice. I was a little freaked initially, & I thought this would smell of porridge (oatmeal & all). But it actually smells really nice and is kind of unisex. Not girly at all.
4. Parabens and Phthalates free!
5. The lotion comes in a pump bottle. Very easy & hygenic to use
6. The price: Very economical & affordable. One bottle lasts a long, long time

Cons

Frankly. There is nothing I don't like about this.

Will I repurchase: while I am more stuck on the vanilla moisturiser in this range, this is far more moisturising and is the one I reach for when my skin gets really dry & itchy and needs asap relief. So this is a staple around my place.

9 comments:

  1. I too spotted these moisturiser and was so tempted to try em but I already have so many unused lotions lying in my closet that I felt compelled to finish em up and then come back again for these "D

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  2. I had bought this once - the smell was just too good. It did absolutely nothing for my skin though :-(

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  3. Nice post...Like Palak have lot lotion lying but will try for sure...this one gets entry in my book of Tanveer's Recos

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  4. Nice post...Like Palak have lot lotion lying but will try for sure...this one gets entry in my book of Tanveer's Recos

    Shweta

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  5. Its completely new to me ....will try it out:)

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  6. Is it the same one you mentioned some time before? And wow! it parabean free as well. SO I am picking up khadi moisturizing lotion and this one next. :)

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  7. Im loving their shower cream as well..yummylicious..

    Yay for St.Ives

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  8. Oatmeal and shea butter!!..Glad it works so well..

    Good review!

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  9. @Palak: Yr telling me! I have a ton of stuff myself. :D

    @Rads: Yea, it smells amazing. Too bad it didn't work out for you. :D

    @Shweta: Thks! That's so sweet, I hope u like it :)

    @Anamika: I hope u enjoy it

    @Rati: Ummm.. I don't remember if i mentioned it earlier, but yea it is paraben free! I hope the khadi moisturiser & this lotion suits you :D

    @GGG: Glad u r liking it :)

    @Simran: I know! Thks :)

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