Winters are almost here in the Northern Part of the country and while I do feel winters make the best of skin textures harsh and dry, fall is no less a tyrant. Body moisturisers form an integral part of my skincare routine ever since I had stepped into 30s. It is especially more so when transitioning from one season to another.
While I mostly rely on Body Oils and Body Butters to sail me through the season, when the team at St. D’Vence contacted me to try out their Ultra Enriching Body Lotion Autumn Edition, I couldn’t really say no to it. More so since St. D’Vence is known for their great quality in the body lotion category.
The Moisturiser that I am going to talk about today is the ST. D’VENCÉ Moisturiser Ultra Enriching Body Lotion AUTUMN EDITION. This body lotion is especially meant for Dry to Very Dry Skin.
The ST. D’VENCÉ Moisturiser Ultra Enriching Body Lotion AUTUMN EDITION comes in a cute 100 ml bottle and is priced at Rs 275. It has this nice little handy packaging that is perfect to throw in your handbag and travel with. The moisturiser is not yet available in the market but is the first beauty product in the 20 years history of Amazon to go on pre-order.
Some noteworthy points about the formulation are:
- Paraben Free
- Mineral Oil Free
- Pthalates Free
- PEG & PG Free
- No Harmful Ingredients
- Also, NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS (so extra brownie points for that!)
Hopping on to the ingredients list on the packaging I spot
- Argan Oil
- Avocado Butter
- Avocado Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Til Oil
- Shea Butter
- Olive Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Almond Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Aloe Vera
- Vitamin E etc
So, there you guys can see that the formulation actually sounds a bit interesting to begin with, and we all know what all of those magical Oils and Butters do for dry and dehydrated skin.
The bottle has a flip top cap which ideally is best suited for body lotions but owing to the consistency of it, I do find it difficult to take out the product. Now, it could also be because of the dip in temperatures over here, maybe the density of the lotion has gone up high and hence the issues. Ideally, a thick body lotion like that should either have been in a tub or a squeeze tube for better dispersal from the container.
The texture of the body lotion is on the thicker side but its quite emollient and is a breeze to spread and apply on the skin. It doesn’t sit on the surface of the skin for too long and is almost instantly absorbed into the skin. What you also notice is the beautiful scent of the product as you apply it. Floral notes I think!
So, as the label read for DRY to VERY DRY SKIN, I decided to try it on the driest part of my body, my hands! Okay, so I am a new mom, and have a bit of OCD about cleanliness and hygiene so I end up washing my hands on an average of 15-20 times a day. This also makes me an avid user of hand creams. However, I have found very few creams/lotions that work into the skin and not just on the topmost layer of it.
My hands are always dry like the Sahara, so much that the skin cracks and there are scratchy wounds over it. I am NOT kidding you guys. The dry hands problem is REAL! The ST. D’VENCÉ Moisturiser Ultra Enriching Body Lotion AUTUMN EDITION just seemed to work on my cracked hands like magic from the first application onwards. I just apply it two times in a day. After lunch, when the kids are napping and I am spending some time on the internet, and second, right before bedtime.
It has been almost a week today as I type this post and I can tell you for sure that this lotion WORKS! Its just amazing. The dry cracks are gone and my hands look so much more hand-shake worthy. And the best thing is, there is no oily residue and the hydration lasts a couple of hours post application. It also heals try areas during the time its on the skin.
This ST. D’VENCÉ Moisuriser Ultra Enriching Body Lotion AUTUMN EDITION works. It is definitely expensive for a Body Lotion and the packaging is not the friendliest one, but hey! I am not complaining because the product delivers what it promises. It gives intense hydration and heals cracked skin like magic.
So what are you waiting for? Its already available for pre-order now at Amazon.in. Do check it out!
Until next time,
P.S.: Press Sample