Enter Seed, a new line of natural body care that's free of parabens, preservatives, phthalates, artificial colors, and animal ingredients. (Whew.) The three-item lineup — body lotion, body soaps, and shampoo bar — uses grape seed oil and extract to deliver antioxidants to skin. The seed theme goes further with the body bar, which incorporates seeds from fruits such as pomegranate, strawberry, and apricot to gently exfoliate. The body lotion is moisturizing but not at all greasy, making it a good eco-friendly option for dry skin. Best of all, Seed comes at a reasonable price — about $20 for a pack of three lotions or six-pack of soaps.
The word soufflé is past tense of the French verb souffler, which translates to "to blow up." Because these formulations are whipped, that's exactly how soufflés maintain their smoothing and softening qualities. Thinking about soufflés got me to thinking about mousses, and also got me to thinking about food. We'll save that part for Yum, but to find out more about soufflés and mousses when it comes to beauty, just keep reading.
I bought this about a year ago and was a bit put off by the gardenia scent. [But then,] I ran out of lotion and thought I should just use this, and I am glad I did. It is very moisturizing, and the scent is so pretty especially after it has been on me for about 20 minutes. The scent lasts a long time. I will definitely repurchase.
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Jergens's Skin Smoothing Cellular Renewal Moisturizer ($4.50) has exfoliating beads, along with natural fruit acids and hydrators. It sounds like a great Summer essential to me. But, does reader Nycbeauy9349 like the results this multitasking lotion gives? Find out below:
I'm so obsessed with this Jergen's lotion. I honestly would choose this over any other lotion were price not an option. But, hey, I won't complain that it is under 10 bucks. It goes on even and soaks right into your skin. My skin never feels dry throughout the day and I usually reapply at night before bed.The beads seem to do their thing because it really gives my skin a nice glow and even texture. Great find!
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I don't know about you, but I don't like my moisturizers to be overly scented. And that's one of the reasons why reader Stef42678 thinks Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 15 ($10) is a great moisturizer. Take it away, Stef:
I really love using this moisturizer when I have dry and cracked skin because it is instant relief. It has a light smell and really makes my skin feel soft and hydrated. I like that it is made with natural ingredients and doesn't feel heavy or greasy.
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When I saw that Superstar2780 had reviewed Gold Bond Medicated Body Lotion ($10) I had to chuckle. Mainly because Mr. Bella loves his Gold Bond Medicated Powder a lot. That, and the commercials make me laugh for some reason. Curious to learn more about what Superstar2780 has to say about this lotion? Here you go:
"Gold Bond makes some serious products, and this lotion is not for the faint of heart! My skin is like the desert — super dry, sensitive, itchy, flaky. During the winter, this is the only lotion that works for me. It has a thick, creamy consistency that absorbs without feeling greasy, and because it's medicated, it has a nice cooling effect that really soothes and hydrates itchy, dry skin. The only reason I'm giving it four stars is because of the scent, which I can only describe as 'medicinal mint', kind of like Vapo-Rub. I can only use this lotion before bedtime, so it doesn't compete with the fragrance I wear during the day. But it really works and it's long-lasting, so I'd recommend giving it a try."
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When it comes to body creams, seeing the words "quench" and "ultra moisture" on the label is a hefty promise. What did reader Legallyblonde36 think about Olay Body Quench Ultra Moisture ($6), then? Find out below:
This is my favorite lotion. I usually use the formula for extra-dry skin in the Winter and it really works on all my areas of dry skin. I apply in the morning after I shower and don't need to worry about reapplying until the next day. It also adds a touch of shimmer, which I love!
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With all the sweetness I'd expect from famed sugar shop Dylan's Candy Bar, the new Re-Treat bath and body line included some mouth-watering flavors that made me think dessert. Yet most of the time, I'd rather eat dessert than smell like it.
However, I was pleasantly surprised. Of the four products I tested, my favorite was this Coconut Bon Bon Candy Butter Cream. Compared to the Body Smoothie Lotion in the same scent, the application process went, well, smoother. The lotion was very liquidy and took a long time to rub into my skin – maybe I just got overly zealous with the amount – but the ingredients of this tub blended right in and didn't leave my skin feeling greasy at all.
And about that smell – find out when you read more
2008 seems to be the year of the "green"-themed beauty products, and I couldn't be happier. The latest launch: a collection of four new body lotions called Jergens Naturals Daily Moisturizers ($8.49). What makes them stand out from the brand's other products is that they are made from 92–93 percent plant-derived ingredients.
I don't know about you, but there's something that just makes me feel better knowing that the ingredients are made from good-for-you vegetables. I've tried all four lotions: Hydrate, Renew, Soothe, and Refresh and find that although they all have a similar, subtle and clean, botanical scent, Refresh is my favorite. It's probably because it contains white tea and crisp mint (two ingredients I'm gaga over). The texture is equally appealing; it isn't greasy, and it left my skin feeling soft, smooth, and touched with a little bit of sheen.
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Mmm, mmm masculine! The rich and fresh-scented Citrus Body Milk ($15) from Greek bath and body brand Korres is a sensory extravaganza. The smooth and creamy texture absorbs quickly, leaving your skin matte and feeling hydrated and soft. And it smells amazing.
I'm not sure how you feel, but I've noticed that when when creams are heavily fragrant they can sometimes leave you feeling sticky, grimy, and unclean. Fortunately, it isn't the case at all with this body lotion. I appreciate that although the texture is lightweight and thin, it isn't slimy whatsoever.
However, you will need a generous amount to cover your entire body, so if you like this as an everyday all-over lotion, might I suggest you buy it in bulk? A small price to pay to feel like Aphrodite incarnate.