Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nourish Organic Coconut and Argan Body Lotion

I've been receiving a monthly Ipsy bag for over a year now, and as much as I've loved the products, never once did I utilize their monthly coupon codes to purchase a full size product of anything I received. It's not that I didn't like the things I received, just that I was more than satisfied with the product I got in the bag, and never thought to buy more! That totally changed when I received my October bag.

I was one of the subscribers chosen to receive the Nourish Organic Coconut and Argan Body Lotion. I recall being disappointed at first, because they were also offering a sampling from a line of dessert scented lotions. Upon first glance, those seemed more up my alley. Not to mention, I have more lotion than I could ever use. Now that I think of it, I still have the Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Lotion Ipsy sent out around this time last year. Needless to say, I assumed this lotion was going to go in my "give away" pile.

Once my bag arrived, I cracked open the tube and took a whiff. To me, the scent is not at all coconut, so if you're interested in it because of that, you might be disappointed. Even so, It does has a very natural coconut scent. If you've ever cracked open a real coconut, then you know what I mean. The scent is definitely more than coconut, although it's difficult to put a finger on what it is. It's a sweet smell that is a bit hard to describe. I used to own a body butter that was labeled as "Sugar Cookie" as the scent, and it smelled almost identical to this scent.

I'm talking so much about what this lotion smells like for good reason! On the Ipsy forums, there were a LOT of people arguing over the scent. Many people loved it, and other despised it. I didn't see anyone who was "middle-of-the-road" on how it smelled, so I wanted to point that out ahead of time. If you don't mind gourmand scents, coconut or sugary sweet smells, I don't think you'll have an issue with this. For me personally? I found that I absolutely loved the scent!

Before I go into more detail on the lotion itself, I will say that not only is this lotion is the first product I received from Ipsy that I bought a full size of, but also one of the very few items I completely used up!

I squeezed out every last drop of this lotion, let me tell you. I can't stress to you how little I use lotions, too. I will use lotion if I notice my skin being extra dry, but other than that, I usually cannot be bothered with it. When it came to the Nourish Organic lotion, I used it every single day as soon as I got out of the shower and again whenever I remembered it existed! So of course, when I ran out, I bought a huge tube of it at my local Target.

Let's talk a bit about this lotion and why (other than the scent) I love it so much. Here's a list of great things right off the bat:
-USDA Organic
-Gluten Free
-Cruelty Free
-Made in the USA
-Chemical Free
-Tube Made from Recycled Materials

Another list of no's: No parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances or preservatives, silicones, propylene glycol, mineral oils, sulfates, synthetic dyes, tricolsan, EDTA or aluminum.

If I haven't sold you on it enough, there's more!

This particular scent/type of lotion is the Coconut Argan. It's made with Moroccan Argan Oil, which has lots of healthy omega fatty acids that help hydrate and replenish skin. It also contains Coconut Oil, which is packed with vitamins, and used in cosmetics to help smooth and soften. Also added, is antioxidant-rich hibiscus extract that protects skin from environmental damage. 

My favorite thing about this lotion is it's consistency and how it makes my skin feel after applying. It's a light formula that holds it's shape but is on the thin side:

It's not as thick as a body butter, but isn't quite a liquid-y consistency, either.

When rubbed into the skin, it is soft and smooth. It absorbs faster than any other lotion I've ever used. If you hate that greasy-feeling that lotions leave on your skin, I can promise that you will love this one. I usually put a pea sized amount on my hands and rub in. Within 10 seconds it's seemed to have completely absorbed, leaving no greasiness behind. Best part? My hands immediately feel soft, smooth and moisturized.

This is a definite must-have lotion in my opinion. At only $10 for an 8oz tube, it beats the cost of higher end products and most other natural/organic lotions. Better yet, it's available at your local Target and not a specialty store. I love all of it's benefits and it's performance. If you don't think you will enjoy this particular scent, please consider looking into their other scents and other products at

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