Are you guys pistachio fans? I love pistachios personally. I seldom buy them because they're so expensive. I've always associated pistachios with deliciousness and expensiveness. But, I didn't associate them with lotion, until I saw Desert Essence carries a Pistachio Foot Cream.
I had to read it twice, I was like, pistachio pistachio? Since they were having free shipping on all orders that day only, and I'm a firm believer one can never have enough lotion, I grabbed the foot cream and some of their mango lotion as well. I haven't tried the mango lotion yet, but I've been using the Pistachio Cream and I wanted to review it for you guys.
Here's the ingredients, taken from their website:
"Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Pistacia Vera (Pistachio) Seed Extract*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, SD Alcohol 38-B*, Glycerin (Palm), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Jojoba Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut), Stearic Acid (Coconut), Leuconostoc Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Natural Fragrance/Flavor (Parfum/Aroma), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Pistacia Vera (Pistachio) Seed Oil*, Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil*, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Water (Aqua)
The scent: I feel like all of their products that I've tried, which has all been lotions, smell the exact same. None of them tend to smell like you think they would. They all smell kind of like Fruity Pebbles. I'm not disappointed in that. Especially with this one. I don't know if I want my fee to smell like pistachios.
The texture: I wouldn't call this a full on cream. I would call it slightly thicker than a lotion. It does take a little bit of time to absorb. It's not greasy and it doesn't leave any icky residue afterwards.
The price: This tube is $8.99 and the size is 3.5 fl ounces. My Island Mango lotion I got from them was the same price and it 8.0 go ounces. So it's kind of pricy but I'm assuming because it's like a "speciality" item that's why it's the same price. It's not that bad though, and it wouldn't deter me from buying it again.
Verdict: I actually liked this lotion more than I thought I would. I do think that it makes my feet soft but it doesn't provide long lasting moisture. To be honest, I wouldn't think twice about using it on my hands. Dry skin is dry skin I don't discriminate! I think it's really cool that they incorporate pistachio oil in their cream, since this is the first thing I've ever used with it as an ingredient. I didn't even know that pistachio oil was a thing until this cream. It's apparently very good for dry skin. Add that with the macadamia oil and shea butter, it's got a lot of skin loving ingredients. I'm a fan, and I think you will be too!