Last (but certainly not least) on the list of awesome new body moisturizers is Earth Science‘s new Multi-Therapy Ceramide Healthy Skin Lotion – whew, quite the title! Earth Science is one of those companies that I have seen at Whole Foods, Sprouts – any health store really, but have yet to really try. I think I tried one of their moisturizers years ago, but I forget. Well anyhoo, I have tried this lotion and let me tell you, I’m impressed! Obviously I guess, I am writing a review about it ;o)
Before being eco-fabulous, I liked Jergen’s lotions. They were light, gentle and moisturizing. Fast forward multiple years and the truth is, I still like lotions that are light, gentle and moisturizing – just natural/organic of course! Especially in the summer, I don’t want greasy, heavy lotion. But I also still need SOME moisture, especially on my legs. Well, this Healthy Skin Lotion fits all of these criteria.
First, it’s fragrance free. This is a HUGE plus in my book. I don’t mind fragranced lotions/oils, but sometimes I do just want fragrance free. Especially after shaving my legs, I like to put on something very gentle to avoid any sort of skin irritation. My skin is overall sensitive and is particularly irritable after I shave. I love the fact that this is fragrance-free so I don’t have to worry about any reaction. And, I haven’t had any! My legs are smooth and happy :o)
The texture of this is very light and spreads easily. And this sinks in FAST. Not 15 minutes fast like a body oil, I’m talking 60 seconds – you’re good to go. No greasiness or heaviness, just soft moisturized skin.
This is also quite moisturizing for being so light. I’m not sure if this will be enough in the winter, it’s sort of right on the line as far as moisture goes between super moisturizing and very light. I’ll just have to try it and let you all know. But this has been great for summer and I imagine will still be enough moisture going into fall.
I think my favorite part about this lotion though is the array of advanced ingredients – so let’s get to it!
Ingredients: Aqua, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Glycosphingolipids (Plant Ceramides), Allantoin, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ulva Lactuca (Sea Lettuce) Extract, Yeast Extract, Lecithin, Organic Algae Extract, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitol, Citric Acid.
So as you can see – this has a TON of good-for-skin ingredients. The main oil is safflower oil, which is a lighter oil. The next two oils are shea butter and sunflower. Sunflower is just like safflower – pretty light. Shea butter though is very rich and very moisturizing. It can be a bit greasy though but mixed in with these lighter oils, the lotion doesn’t feel greasy at all.
So we have the moisturizing oils out of the way – so what else is in this? Well, a lot. Vitamins, ceramides, anti-inflammatories, panthenol, proteins and even more moisturizing oils. Holy geez, that’s like the kitchen sink of skin care.
Ceramides are part of skin cell’s outer layer. They act like a barrier, which can help moisture stay in and bad stuff stay out. Ceramides naturally decrease in your cells as you age, so any skin care with ceramides is great for skin!
Panthenol is a form of vitamin B5 that is a natural humectant, meaning it helps retain moisture. It is often found in hair care, but having it in the lotion is great too! Along with B5, this lotion has vitamins E and C – both are great antioxidants.
This also has some anti-inflammatories that are great for sensitive skin. Both Allantoin and Aloe are known for their healing and soothing properties.
What is pretty cool too is these ingredients are relatively high up on the list. Often times you may see these, but they are last on the list after the preservatives, meaning they are practically non-existent. But these are right up there, with the more minor emulisifiers, stabilizers, thickeners etc at the end (like it should be!). I’m impressed.
Speaking of preservatives, I’m really not seeing them in here. Earth Science claims on their website that potassium cetyl phosphate is a natural preservative, but I haven’t been able to find that info elsewhere. All I can find is that it’s an emulsifier. This doesn’t have the typical preservatives that I’m used to seeing like phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, etc. So I’m not sure what to make of that, but this is a reputable, well-known company so I’m going to trust them in they know how to keep their products properly preserved.
Perhaps best of all – this is only $9.95. While it doesn’t contain a lot of organic ingredients, just the one organic aloe, it is at least all natural with a pretty advanced formula. Compared to other natural lotions that are $15, $20 or even $50, $10 is a steal! I love a great bargain ;o)
Overall, Earth Science’s Multi-Therapy Ceramide Health Skin Lotion (say THAT 5 times fast) is awesome. It’s light but moisturizing. Since it’s fragrance free and full of vitamins and anti-inflammatories, it’s great for my sensitive skin. And, since it sinks in so fast I can use it anytime and even in the hot summer. With its super reasonable price, this is definitely going to be a staple in my skin care routine!
So that is it with my new and favorite body moisturizers – what are yours?
Disclosure: A sample was provided to me by Earth Science to try. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I’m not compensated for anything I write.