Pros:leaves my skin silky smooth, no grease feeling at all
The Bottom Line: After years of usage, I still highly recommend this Lotion by St. Ives.
Recommend this product?
After using this product for a couple of years now it is still one of my favorites. Oh I use other lotions, but I use this also.
I have found that in the colder months this lotion seems to do my skin a lot more good than others. It leaves my legs, arms and body feeling very soft and smooth.
I often buy some to give to others and I always keep some in my car! My daughter, who is very picky about things, uses it as well and loves it.
I know a lot of people who use this lotion and we compare it's texture sometimes to other brands. We always agree that it's, soft, smooth and silky feeling to our skin.
I have very dry skin and I use a lot of different lotions to help me with this problem. One of the lotions I like to use is St. Ives® Extra Relief Collagen Elastin. This lotion is micro-powered moisture with extra strength formula tested in a Swiss Clinic to relieve and condition over dry skin. And let me tell you it really does work. At least for me it does.
The lotion is white in color and goes on smoothly and evenly. There is no greasy feeling left behind and leaves my skin feeling really soft. I will sometimes heat the lotion up in my potpourri pot and rub the warm lotion on my legs and my husband will rub the warm lotion on my back and hips. Most of the lotions I use I will heat up. The warmth of the lotion really soothes my arthritic joints. I think that I have shared this with you all before.
The size that I buy is a 10 fl oz (296 ml.) in a white container with a blue cap. The cap is a flip top that opens easily and allows the lotion to come out without lumps or clumps.
The smell is very pleasant, like flowers. Also on the front of the bottle you will find in raised lettering Swiss Formula which is on the left hand side of the bottle. This same lettering is on the back as well.
The original picture of the Geneve Laboratories Suisse is on the front as well. I have found this picture on most St. Ives products. It is the thing I look for when looking for their products.
The cost of this size of bottle was 2.46 at my local Wal-Mart. The price will vary from store to store.
Ingredients and Directions
Directly From the Container
"St. Ives Swiss Formula Collagen Elastin Extra Relief Lotion has been clinically tested in Switzerland and proven to relieve and condition over dry skin. Prepared in strict accordance with St. Ives exacting formula standards this Extra Relief lotion contains Collagen and Elastin proteins and soothing, lubricating moisturizers that affectively relieve the 7 symptoms of dry skin."
St. Ives® is dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic. Their advanced botanical formula is Collagen and Elastin, which is essential for skin health, Primrose, which is a moisturizer and Elderflower, which is a soother.
You simply apply the lotion as often as you need. The product is not tested on animals.
Should you have any questions or comments you may contact St. Ives via mail in:
St. Ives Laboratories
St. Ives S. A.
Or in the United States:
©St. Ives Laboratories Inc.
Los Angeles, CA. 91311
Please read all the ingredients on the back label before purchasing to make sure you are not allergic to any of them.
Also keep out of reach of small children. Should a small child consume the product, call the local poison control and your childs doctor right away.
How I Feel
St. Ives® is a name that has been around for a very long time. They make all kinds of various products. I know they make shampoos and conditioners as well as perfumed soaps.
They also make a lot of their products in the convenient travel sizes, which are really nice to have for over night stays or for weeklong stays.
St Ives® is a name that I trust. I love the way this lotion makes my skin feel. Very soft and gets the job done. No more dry skin. It lasts a long time and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth.
I hope that this has helped in some kind of way.