Earth Science Unscented Hand, Body & Massage Lotion ReviewApril 26, 2011
Remember theEarth Science Purfection Hand Cream I reviewed a couple of months ago? Well, I recently discovered a few more Earth Science goodies hiding out in my big bag o’ samples. Hooray for soft skin and new product reviews!
Ingredients (provided at earthsciencenaturals.com)-Water (Aqua), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Avena Sativa (Oat) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Ulva Lactuca (Green Algae) Extract, Panthenol, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Carbomer, Ascorbic Acid, Dimethicone, Allantoin, Lecithin, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Phenoxyethanol.
I couldn’t locate this product in the Cosmetics Database, so I linked to each ingredient individually above. Those with hazard scores above a 2 are Dimethicone (3), Lecithin (3-5), and Phenoxyethanol (3-4).
Some great things about this product:
1. Itâs free of parabens, sulfates, animal ingredients & synthetic fragrances.
2. Itâs cruelty-free.
Product Description (provided at earthsciencenaturals.com)- ”Enjoy the unique combination of three therapeutic benefits all in one exquisitely-nourishing lotion. That’s what we call multi-therapy.pH 6.0
Dry skin therapy
– Rich in natural emollients and skin softening oils, it soothes and nourishes even the driest skin, providing dry skin relief throughout the day. Apply daily to dry skin for soothing and long-lasting moisture.
– Exceptional glide without stickiness makes this the ideal lotion for massage. Washes easily out of fabrics.
Therapeutic Lotion Base
– Truly unscented, it is perfect for base for blending with essential oils or other therapeutic ingredients.”
Performance– This lotion moisturizes without leaving any greasy residue, and it’s surprisingly easy to massage into skin. I’ve noticed that applying this product liberally and while my skin is still moist from showering results in softer skin for a longer period of time. Apparently this is true for most and maybe even all moisturizers (or so I’ve read), but I constantly have to remind myself to moisturize before completely towel-drying my skin. This product didn’t seem to irritate the sensitive skin on my chest and neck, which was also a pleasant surprise. As with any moisturizer, I’d suggest waiting at least five minutes after application before getting dressed.
Scent– Aside from the very faint scent that most or all unscented lotions have, this lotion doesn’t really smell like anything. While I do enjoy fragrance free lotions when I’m wearing perfume and don’t want a weird collision of smells, there are other times when lotion is the only source of scent on my body. I’d be interested in blending this lotion with essential oils (as per the product description’s suggestion).
Rating– 8/10. I subtracted 2 points for the questionable ingredients, particularly the two with the highest hazard scores.
Would I purchase this item again? Yes, I probably would.As far as unscented moisturizers go, this product and Karen’s Botanicals Perfect Lotion are two of the best I’ve tried. Since this one is slightly less expensive, I might use it as an all over moisturizer and continue using the Perfect Lotion as a night cream for my face.
*Samples were provided by Earth Science. Opinions were provided by me.