It’s almost impossible for me to pass up a sweet deal, so when I saw the above lotion on a recent trip to T.J.Maxx for only $3.99…I figured that I could probably put it to good use.
Ingredients (provided at myorganicindulgence.com)- “Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract*, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract*, Yang Mei (Yumberry) Fruit Extract*, Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui) Fruit Extract*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Cetearyl Glucoside, Manihot Esculenta (Tapioca) Root Starch, Glycerin, Cetyl Alochol, Tocopherol, Caprylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Aroma (Organic and Wildcrafted Essential Oils), Potassium Sorbate. *Denotes Organic”
The preliminary report I created for this product in the Cosmetics Database gives it a hazard score of 2. Potassium sorbate and unspecified oils are the only ingredients with hazard scores higher than 2. The only ingredient not included in the preliminary report is maqui fruit extract, and that’s because it isn’t in the database.
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of soy, gluten, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial fragrance, and dyes.
2. It’s cruelty-free.
Product Description(myorganicindulgence.com)- “Moisturize to silky perfection with this everyday lotion, loaded with Super Berries, Sunflower Seed Oil and Organic Shea Butter to keep skin youthfully soft.”
Price– $9.95 for an 8 oz. tube (as I said earlier, though, I snagged it for only $3.99).
Performance– This product does everything that a lotion should. It moisturizes without making me feel greasy, and it leaves my skin soft and surprisingly silky. It doesn’t break out my chest, either, which is kind of a feat since the skin on my chest can be the pickiest. Word to the wise, though: use sparingly and give it a few minutes to dry before making any harsh or final judgments.
Scent– I do find the scent of this product to be slightly off-putting; it reminds me of Tang or some sort of fruity candy that a grandparent might keep in a glass dish for when grandchildren visit. Fortunately, it fades rather quickly.
Rating– I’m subtracting 2 points for the less than ideal scent and another for the presence of potassium sorbate in the formula. 7/10.
Would I purchase this item again? I wouldn’t purchase this particular scent again, but I’d like to try the French Lavender & Plumeria for sure!
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