In my last post, I told you guys about 100% Pure and what their company is all about, so this post is going to be a review about their Coconut Nourishing Body Cream, and I am THRILLED to review this one for you!
BUT, before we get into the deets about it, I just want to get slightly off track and mention how much I love my Bambi leggings by Lauren Conrad that I'm wearing in the picture above! Every so often she does a Disney collection available at Kohls. She's done Cinderella and Minnie Mouse, and the latest one is Bambi, which so far has been my favorite! The entire collection is beyond adorable and I think you should check it out! You'll be happy you did! Like, I literally own more than half the collection, and whatever I don't own is on my Christmas List for my husband lol. So definitely check it out!
Okay, back on track...
One of my must haves in my beauty routine is good lotion. Lotion, like lip balm, is a product that I have to have with me at all times. I recently ran out of my Jason's Cocoa Butter, and have been using the rest of my other ones that I don't particularly love. I wanted to wait to purchase a new lotion because I wanted to switch it up and try something new, but I just didn't know what to try! Along comes the Cyber Monday sale and when I saw this was part of their $10 deal, it felt meant to be for me to buy it.
let's aFirst, let's talk ingredients. Before I ordered, like I do with everything, even though I knew it was vegan, I checked out the ingredients. Don't be alarmed by the long list of ingredients! Because 100% Pure uses only food grade natural ingredients and no preservatives, they use naturally derived ingredients to ensure the quality of their products. When you actually sit and read the label, you can see that it's all ingredients that you know and are safe! My biggest concern was the fact that it contained alcohol, and with my super dry hands and the microscopic cracks they get, I was afraid it would burn them. So I was cautious when I first applied it, but it didn't sting or burn whatsoever!
Next, let's talk about the scent. This stuff smells absolutely FANTASTIC! Like, it's the best smelling lotion ever. It doesn't smell like traditional coconut, or coconut oil, it smells like a Toasted Coconut Macaroon. I have no clue how they get it to smell like that without any perfumes, but they do, and it is wonderful. No joke, after applying this I smell like I belong on a dessert table lol. The scent isn't overbearing though, despite that. And, it actually lingers on your skin for a decent amount of time which is such a bonus for me! They have shower gel, body butter, body scrub, hand cream, and soap all in this scent, so I can only imagine the smell would last even longer if you layered them!
Also, let's talk about how well it works. Let me show you a before and after photo of my hands the first time I used it. Here's before:
As you can see, my hands are dry and cracked and seriously in need of some TLC.
Here's how much I used when I applied it to my hands:
I actually ended up using too much and had to wipe the extra on my legs. A little actually goes a long way with this lotion.
Here's after I used the lotion:
Voila! Beautiful and soft! And the moisture locks in your skin and stays for awhile! I applied it all over my body once I got out of the shower and it's now 10pm and my skin still feels so soft! It absorbs quickly and there is no greasy residue left behind, just soft skin. The texture of this lotion kind of reminds me of buttercream icing, which paired with the smell, gives me a sweet tooth when I use it lol. It's rich and creamy, but it's not super thick or super thin, it's just the right consistency.
BONUS: It's multi-purposeful too! If your hair gets a little dry this time of year, you can use a drop and rub it between your hands to smooth frizz and make your hair smell great too! You can do this on wet or dry hair!
DOUBLE BONUS: I have sensitive skin, and this did not irritate my skin at all. I wasn't itchy or red and blotchy or nothing. It was smooth sailing all over!
This is absolutely one of my favorite lotions that I've ever used, which says a lot coming from a lotion connoisseur like myself. I really can't say enough good things about it. As far as cons, there really is none. My only complaint, if any, would be that this bottle regularly cost $19, which I think is a bit much for me to afford considering how often I use lotion, I don't think it would be cost effective despite the fact that a little goes a long way. Don't get me wrong, it's worth that price. You're paying for top notch high quality ingredients. Regular basic water isn't even an ingredient, the only water is rose flower water. So it's not like you're paying $19 for mainly water and a few other things. You're paying $19 for legit ingredients. It's a fair deal.
Definitely check out this stuff, and the rest of 100% Pure's product. If coconut isn't your thing, they have other scents you can try, like vanilla bean which I have my eye on next! Their other scents include: Pink Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Mangosteen, French Lavender, and a few others!