Friday, 24 October 2014


St. Ives is a well-established brand when it comes to skincare and body care products. I'm sure we all know about the famous Blemish Control Apricot Scrub that we all love so much but today I am going to talk to you about their body lotions, the Oatmeal and Shea Butter body lotion that is formulated to relieve dry skin. The moisturiser is formulated with oatmeal and naturally rich Shea butter which nourishes and intensely hydrates the skin for immediate relief while it works to restore your skin back to a healthy appearance. The moisturiser is made using 100% natural ingredients and it formulated without parabens and is hypo-allergenic which is good if you have very sensitive skin.

When I first moved to Hong Kong it was during winter and my skin was very dry and my skin was constantly itching and feeling uncomfortable. I any way have dry skin but because of the cold weather it became worse. I was on the lookout for a moisturiser that would help my dry skin and it was by chance that I saw the St. Ives body lotion and I was intrigued because of the shear butter. I love shear butter so decided to give this ago. You can purchase the body lotion at ManningsWatsons or Bonjour if you live in Hong Kong and it costs 32HK$ for a big bottle which is extremely reasonable. 

The packaging is simple and basic but the good thing about it, is that it comes with a pump which makes it easier for getting the lotion out. You don’t have to worry that you will get extra or too little. You can get the right amount of lotion you require. The moisturiser smells amazing and I love it. The smell is not too over powering but just enough so you won't get sick of it. The lotion itself has a slight colour which is similar to a light coffee colour (like coffee cake) and has a thin texture to it. when it comes to application it applies very smoothly onto the skin and is absorbed instantly. There is no greasy or sticky feeling after applying the lotion or you don't have to wait awhile until it is absorbed. The skin is left feeling soft and silky. I used the body lotion continuously for about 3 months. Within the first week of using it I noticed a big change in my skin. My skin was feeling much softer, the itchy feeling I usually get after a shower or if I forget to use a moisturiser was gone and my skin looked healthier. I used the lotion after shaving as well because I do have the itching sensation and surprisingly this helped my skin feel less irritated and sore which was a plus for me. The anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in oatmeal soothe itching and irritated skin. The oatmeal acts as a binding agent for the skin and provides a protective barrier against skin irritants. Shea Butter is filled with natural Vitamin A that is good for healing the skins condition. The body lotion kept my skin smooth throughout the day without me having to reapply any moisturiser again. A combination of both these ingredients help fight dry skin and restores your healthy looking skin. This body lotion has helped me maintain my dry skin during winter and I keep using it even when it's not winter as it is a good moisturiser to use all year round.

If like me you suffer from dry skin I would definitely recommend this product as it worked wonders for me. I love most products from St. Ives as it doesn’t irritate my skin in any way, it does exactly what it says it will. Have you used the St. Ives range of body lotion before? I would like to know if you have and what you thought of it.



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