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Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, SPF 15, Daily Shade 12 oz (350 g)

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Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, SPF 15, Daily Shade, 12 oz
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Not greasy (14)
  • Goes on smoothly (13)
  • Moisturizes well (13)
  • Absorbs quickly (12)
  • Smells great (12)

Cons

  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • After shower/bath (10)
  • Daily use (6)
  • Winter dryness (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (12), Budget shopper (6), Quality oriented (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Description needs updated ingredients

It's worth noting that as of this review Alba has not had any parabens in this product for over a year, and if you buy a new bottle the listed ingredients reflect that change....Read complete review

It's worth noting that as of this review Alba has not had any parabens in this product for over a year, and if you buy a new bottle the listed ingredients reflect that change. It's still not quite as purely good for the user and planet as I wish it could be & remain so lovely & effective but trying to avoid parabens kept me from buying more after trying & liking the old version- now I'm back to this for my everyday lotion.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

one flaw

What a great idea, I've always wondered why someone didn't combine a moisturizer with a sun screen. BUT, they ruined it for me by making the floral scent so overpowering. I'll admit I...Read complete review

What a great idea, I've always wondered why someone didn't combine a moisturizer with a sun screen. BUT, they ruined it for me by making the floral scent so overpowering. I'll admit I not a scent person and if somethings scented I would prefer a clean citrus scent, but this is something I smell all day long and if you wear scent this will probably clash!

Reviewed by 38 customers

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5.0

Great daily moisture/sunscreen

By 

from Illinois

describe yourself Budget Buyer

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Moisturizing
  • neutral smell
  • no avobenzone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, SPF 15, Daily Shade, 12 oz:

    This is a great lotion for getting yourself in the habit of using daily sunscreen. SPF 15 isn't enough for a day at the beach or pool, but it's great for just being out and about in the sunshine. This lotion has a pretty neutral smell--not floral, or coconut, etc. It is fairly lightweight, goes on easily and rubs in well, especially for a physical (not chemical) sunblock. We have to use sunscreen without avobenzone because it reacts with our well water and turns laundry brown.

     
    5.0

    Great daily sunscreen

    By 

    from Illinois

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Moisturizing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, SPF 15, Daily Shade, 12 oz:

      I keep this in the bathroom to use on a daily basis. My kids and I like the texture of it. It has no real fragrance and goes on easily, which helps us use it regularly.

       
      5.0

      SPF 15, not 16

      By 

      from San Francisco, CA

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      Pros

      • Moisturizing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, SPF 15, Daily Shade, 12 oz:

        This is one of very few high-quality body lotions I been able to find that contain a sun screen. Very necessary today with our increasing skin cancer rates. Please make sure that all of your beauty products for exposed areas of your body contain sun screen.

         
        4.0

        Great Body Moisturizer With Sun Protect

        By 

        from Forest Park, IL

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Moisturizing
        • Non-greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • After shower
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, SPF 15, Daily Shade, 12 oz:

          For an everyday lotion this is the best! It is thick with a nice consistency, but is easy to apply and is quickly absorbed by your skin. It is not greasy at all. The added sun protect is a great bonus. However, when I know I'm going to be outside in direct sunlight for an extended period of time, I use a sunscreen with a higher SPF on top of this.

          So far, every Alba product I have tried I have been extremely impressed by, this lotion included. The absence of all the chemical-based toxins is another great selling point.

          The smell is nothing special, but it's definitely not a deal breaker for me. I am a hugh fan of this lotion and would recommend it to anyone.

           
          5.0

          lightweight, gentle to the skin

          By 

          from Marietta, GA

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          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, SPF 15, Daily Shade, 12 oz:

              I have combination skin that can sometimes break out. In a pinch, I used this sunscreen on my face as well as body. It left no oily residue and protected my skin both days this weekend while I was in the mid day sun for a couple of hours. I am very impressed that it is both gentle and effective, and am considering using it as my go-to sunscreen all the time (even for my face). The odor is almost non-existent which I like. Other Alba lotions I had tried smelled so strongly of grapeseed oil, I couldn't use them.

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not natural

              By 

              from ga

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Unpleasant Smell

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, SPF 15, Daily Shade, 12 oz:

                  How can a product claim to be natural when it contains synthetic chemicals 'Methylparaben, Propylparaben' in its ingredients that cause cancer?

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nicely emollient lotion with SPF

                  By 

                  from Portola Valley, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Moisturizes Well
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • After Shower/Bath

                    Comments about Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, SPF 15, Daily Shade, 12 oz:

                    Switched from a non-SPF body lotion which I use daily after shower to provide more protection from unplanned sun exposure. Surprised at how moisturizing it is and like that it is virtually fragrance free. All perfect for the summer!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    liked it a lot

                    By 

                    from New York, NY

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • After Shower/Bath
                        • Bedtime
                        • Winter Dryness

                        Comments about Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, SPF 15, Daily Shade, 12 oz:

                        Actually, I love the smell! There are lots of good body lotions, but I especially like this one for the aroma.

                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Daily SPF

                        By 

                        from Cleveland, OH

                        describe yourself Budget Buyer

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                        Pros

                        • Absorbs Quickly
                        • Not Greasy
                        • SPF

                        Cons

                        • Too Thick

                        Best Uses

                        • After Shower/Bath

                        Comments about Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, SPF 15, Daily Shade, 12 oz:

                        I did some research for a daily moisturizer containing SPF, and this brand was reviewed highly as one of the more natural.

                        My intention was/is to apply it daily for additional sun protection, but I don't use it for my face so it's only really good for the summer, for me. I also haven't used it on my legs after shaving, as I have sensitive skin and fear I might have a reaction to it (although I haven't yet).

                        The product itself is ok. Like most sunscreens, it's a little "chalky", in that you have to use a lot to really feel like you have coverage. It's not what I'm used to with typical moisturizers, but that's ok for me because I'm not really using it in that way. It's not greasy, and it absorbs pretty well into my skin. I still use my usual moisturizers at night for dry skin, as needed, so this is more for daily sun protection.

                        There's no way to tell for sure if a sunscreen is working, but it does seem as if this serves that purpose. I do have to wonder, though, about the shelf life of the sunscreen in this bottle, since I have heard that most sunscreens should be replaced every year. I have a lot of this product left over and probably won't be using it again until next summer - I wish it came in a smaller bottle.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By 

                        from Santa Cruz

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Absorbs Quickly
                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Not Greasy
                        • SPF Proctection

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • After Shower/Bath

                          Comments about Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion, SPF 15, Daily Shade, 12 oz:

                          Goes on just like a lotion but with SPF!

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