It's winter & that means it's time for the season of dry skin. This winter I've been in desperate need of hydration — flaky, unattractive skin galore. Beautiful imagery, I know. My skin has been unusually drier than normal, leaving my skin thirsting for moisture. I received this Ultra-Hydrating Body Lotion with cocoa butter & CoQ10 from Acure* & figured there was no better time to give it a go.
This lotion is free from: gluten, parabens, cruelty, synthetic fragrance, & silicone. It's 100% biodegradable & includes ingredients like a acai, blackberry, rosehips, & argan. Now that's a pretty good starting point for me. The Ultra-Hydrating Body Lotion packaging is pretty & relatively simple. The lotion costs $9.99 & comes in an 8 ounce squeeze tube.
I have to be honest & say I didn't like this lotion initially. The cocoa butter scent was slightly off putting & simply not alluring at all. I used it a couple times but decided to tuck it away in my cabinet. The lotion was there for a couple weeks before I busted it out again. I was in desperate need of moisture, so I threw caution to the wind & used it.
The formula is itself is quite hydrating. The lotion is thick, very thick. It leaves a streak until you rub it in thoroughly. Admittedly, I applied a hefty amount of lotion for just my arm but the idea is the same. However, this might be exactly what you need during the winter, especially if your skin tends to get extremely dry — like my boyfriend.
As I said earlier, the scent isn't my favorite but it's not unpleasant. I'm simply not a fan of cocoa butter, so that's a matter of personal preference. This is perfect for those of you who are sensitive to fragrance because it's mild & natural. My boyfriend & I busted through this in a matter of weeks, so $9.99 is an approachable price point.
I wouldn't purchase this particular lotion myself, but I would opt for a different scent from Acure like the Calming Body Lotion with lavender. I'm an immense fan of lavender so that seems like a good choice for me. Overall, the Ultra-Hydrating Body Lotion was indeed hydrating & efficient. I would recommend it for those of you searching for a cure to your dry skin dilemma.
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