Mom: Honey I need something to apply on my legs and arms to combat this extreme dryness which causes so much itching
Me: I saw petroleum jelly bottle on your table, aren’t you using that?
Mom: no dear, its very difficult to spread on large area of skin!
Me: uhmmmm… and you bought this olive oil also?
Mom: I did apply it, though it was extremely moisturizing, but it left stain on my clothes L
Me: oh… then what about the lotion that’s sitting on my table? :P
Mom: no no, that isn't enough moisturizing. It has water base I think, so its sort of useless for my extreme dry almost eczemic skin!
Me: OMG mommy…I don’t think there is any such thing which provides you extreme moisture, easy to spread and non-greasy as well!
Boy I was wrong!
It so happened that one fine day, me and my sister were cruising around the local super market when we discovered this baby. The St. Ives Naturally Soothing Body Lotion 'Oatmeal & Shea Butter' is non-greasy yet provides intense moisture/hydration, applies like a dream, and has a mild nutty scent (which I adore!)
I’m also pretty impressed by the “formulated without Parabens or Phthalates” claim. Although we daily consume/apply a lot of artificial products, I believe its best to avoid products with harsh chemicals/toxins as much as possible.
Not to mention that my mother has been extremely happy with this purchase of ours, according to her, her skin which would get “white” with dryness in a couple of hours, now stays tamed and hydrated for a good 12-15 hours, after which she reapplies the lotion happily. :D In case I apply it on my hands, I feel the need to re-apply only after washing my hands the 2nd time, which I believe is not bad either…
|sorry for the bad lighting, it indeed is the same hand! :D|
All in all, its a good product which lives up to its claims of ‘instant, non-irritating relief for itchy dry skin’; and for the price of PKR 500 (approx. $5), this is a HUGE bottle (621 mL) which will last a long time I’m sure (although we are using it every day like a sacred ritual haha). I would definitely buy it again once it is finished. :)
And in other news, belated HAPPY NEW YEAR PEOPLE!!!!!! Hope you all have an AWESOME one! :D
Lots of Love. xoxo