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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Refining Aloe & Green Tea 3 oz (85 g)

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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Refining Aloe & Green Tea, 3 oz
 
4.2

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Softens skin (38)
  • Goes on smoothly (37)
  • Moisturizes well (35)
  • Not greasy (35)
  • Smells great (34)

Cons

  • Doesn't absorb well (6)
  • Greasy (6)
  • Not long-lasting (3)

Best Uses

  • Bedtime (26)
  • After shower/bath (17)
  • Winter dryness (14)
  • Deep moisturization (13)
  • Dry/chapped skin (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (24), Brand buyer (15), Quality oriented (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best facial moisturizer out there

I have been using this product for years; since 2005 to be exact. At about the age of 18 I started having problems with my skin. I was using stuff that was either...Read complete review

I have been using this product for years; since 2005 to be exact. At about the age of 18 I started having problems with my skin. I was using stuff that was either making my skin too dry (red, tight and irritated) or too oily (skinny with many dark blackheads). I was getting many pimples too, and I had no idea what to do. After trying many different types of lotions and cleansers both organic and drugstore types (L'oreal, O'lay, etc), I came across this one. By that time I had given up hope and scheduled an appointment with a dermatologist. After using this product for even a week I noticed that my skin started to clear up. It's been clear ever since and I've never needed to see that dermatologist after all! Finally, I said to myself, a lotion that agrees with my skin 100 percent. I am so happy with this product and will be completely heart broken when they stop making it. I hope it's not for decades.

I recommend this to anyone with combo skin, just slightly on the dry side. When I put it on (usually after my evening shower), it literally feels like I am adding a blanket of just the right moisture to my thirsty, freshly showered face. It feels so relaxing, and I get that glow that I love. It absorbs quickly, but not immediately (just lightly massage the skin a little; this also increases circulation to the surface of the skin). It does not make the skin oily, but very soft. It is light and airy. It smells fantastic. Also, at the rate I use it (both face and neck; once, occasionally twice a day), a bottle last me about 6 months, so it is very economical. The key is not to use too much at once.

I hope this has been a helpful review, and I especially hope that, if you do decide to try this product, it will offer you the same relief and solution it has given me.

PS: My husband who has normal skin (so lucky) loves it too. I buy one for him and one for me, and we are both very happy campers.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

On The Fence Still...

I use this VERY sparingly! I have very oily skin and can usually get away with a tinted moisturizer as my only moisturizer much of the time. But, living in northern Michigan, my...Read complete review

I use this VERY sparingly! I have very oily skin and can usually get away with a tinted moisturizer as my only moisturizer much of the time. But, living in northern Michigan, my skin can give me issues in the winter. I use this at night if I'm dealing with any dryness. It is slightly more heavy than anything I've used before, but if I use it at night it doesn't make me break out.

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5.0

Love it so ordered for my sister

By Trish

from Northern California

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Refining Aloe & Green Tea, 3 oz:

        After cleaning my face at night, I use Alba Hawaiian oil free moisturizer, and my sister really likes it too since I sent her some.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Alba Oil free moisturizer

        By Vvib

        from San Jose, CA

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Cooling
        • Doesn't cause breakouts
        • Good Value

        Cons

        • Greasy
        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin
        • Normal skin

        Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Refining Aloe & Green Tea, 3 oz:

        This was my first organic/all natural moisturizer. I have combination skin that is very prone to break outs. I like to use something that is oil free/mattifying during the day and something heavier at night.
        This moisturizer is so much better for someone who is slightly more on the drier side. I causes my foundation to oxidize because it makes me oily throughout the day. I have very dry U zone sometimes, and this really calms the dry patches. It also gives a bit of cooling sensation when you first put it on..
        didn't cause any breakouts either..
        not recommended for oily skin, but I think it will be a decent moisturizer that is free of chemicals for people who are normal to dry skin

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 1+ Hour
         
        5.0

        WHOA!

        By CHARLOTTE

        from CHICAGO, IL

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Refining Aloe & Green Tea, 3 oz:

          My skin is sensitive w/some rosacea, and can get a tad oily in the summer. I've tried several "oil-free" moisturizer, but they either irritated my skin, or gave this ugly mat look with zero moisture. I've used other products from Alba & decided to try this. Love it! Gives just enough moisture w/out making my face a grease pit. Feels soothing, non-irritating. Gives a nice glow to skin. No sun-screen in it, but I don't care. Sun screens can irritate. My make-up has sunscreen in it & that's enough. Everything doesn't have to have sun screen in it that you put on your face. It's overkill.

           
          4.0

          Where Have You Been All My Life?

          By Dee Tee

          from Los Angeles, CA

          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Night
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Under Makeup

            Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Refining Aloe & Green Tea, 3 oz:

            Perfect for me! I have combination skin so I'm really happy at how light this formula is. I use it morning and night. Works great under makeup, too.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
             
            5.0

            Been using this for years!

            By rayviv

            from RI

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Refining Aloe & Green Tea, 3 oz:

              I have very sensitive skin, dry cheeks and an oily t-zone. I am a lotion junkie and my face doesn't like anything better than this! I use it every morning after I wash my face in the shower. It sooths the redness and dryness and feels amazing! It's light weight and absorbs quickly. A little pricey but it does last a long time! I'm hooked!

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
               
              5.0

              Best product

              By Buttons

              from Laurel, MD

              describe yourself Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Refining Aloe & Green Tea, 3 oz:

              Use this fine product everyday. Not oily. Makes my face feel soft and smooth.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
               
              3.0

              Nice, but absorption is lacking

              By Megan

              from Charlotte, NC

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Doesn't Absorb Well

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Refining Aloe & Green Tea, 3 oz:

                I use a moisturizer at night, and I love the Alba brand, but this cream just didn't absorb well into my skin. I'll be sticking with my Clinique Dramatically Different from now on.

                 
                5.0

                2nd Review on Alba

                By Kmonty

                from Pleasanton, CA

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Face learned to crave it
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy
                • Not tested on animals
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                • A little too fragrant

                Best Uses

                • After Shower/Bath
                • Bedtime
                • Deep Moisturization
                • Dry/Chapped Skin
                • Eczema
                • Winter Dryness

                Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Refining Aloe & Green Tea, 3 oz:

                This is my 2nd review. I owed it to Alba because I originally only gave 4 stars. When my jar ran out of Alba moisturizer though, my face and skin really missed it. I had to buy more. It is a bit pricey... however, if you are interested... it's sold in a package of 2 at [@] for [$]. Not bad.

                 
                5.0

                The soft-skin solution

                By Squint

                from Royal Oak, MI

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Absorbs Quickly
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizes Well
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • After Shower/Bath
                  • Bedtime

                  Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Refining Aloe & Green Tea, 3 oz:

                  I love other Alba products so I thought I'd give this facial moisturizer a try. It's great! It has a pleasant scent, goes on smoothly, and absorbs quickly, leaving me with soft skin.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Close to perfect!

                  By Kmonty

                  from Pleasanton, CA

                  describe yourself Budget Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Cruelty free - no animal
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                  • Scented

                  Best Uses

                  • After Shower/Bath
                  • Deep Moisturization
                  • Dry/Chapped Skin
                  • Under makeup
                  • Winter Dryness

                  Comments about Alba Botanica Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer, Refining Aloe & Green Tea, 3 oz:

                  I usually buy all of my stuff from [@] and Drugstore.com. I ran out of my favorite moisturizer (Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC) moisturizer) and was in a fix. Couldn't wait for the mail to come. I went to the store and found that this was the only moisturizer that was cruelty free to animals (which is my #1 concern) next to how it works. It was a little pricey [$], and if you are not used to scented moisturizers... a little smelly. Some people really like that part. I don't necessarily like to add layers and layers of scent. I read a few reviews about it not soaking into the skin. Perhaps I have dry skin or its the fact that I put it on right out of the shower. I don't know, but I don't have that problem. It feels silky smooth and luxurious and it doesn't take very much. If I have a little too much, I just rub it down my neck. Skin feels great, not greasy.

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