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Alba Botanica Very Emollient, Maximum Body Lotion, 12 Ounce

Bye-bye dry. Hello supple! These skin softening superstars, packed with rich, botanical emollients, are clinically proven to provide 100% daily hydration. Both hydrating and hypo-allergenic, they’ll have your skin begging for more. Since 1979, Alba Botanica has offered 100% vegetarian personal care products that do beautiful for you, your friends and the animals and Earth you love. We make a full range of products packed with potent, botanical ingredients that are formulated to nourish the individualized needs of your skin and hair. Because we are committed to the health and happiness of all furry friends, we never test our products, or the ingredients that go into them, on animals. We recognize the need to be good stewards of all natural resources. So we try to do beautiful by reducing our environmental impact in everything we do as a business. With our products, the way that we make them, and how we treat others, we want to inspire and uplift women from head to soul.

Key features

  • Provides maximum moisture for severely dry skin
  • Creamy lotion enriched with alpha hydroxy acids
  • 100% vegetarian ingredients
  • No animal testing
  • NO: parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances

Honest reviews


Like it but flowery smell

Just as my headline says, I do like this lotion but it does have a flowery smell like gardenia or tuberose so my hubby and son won’t use it. I would have preferred a more unisex scent (citrus or lavender).

Loretta Tarrytown, GA

Love It

I love this lotion. I buy it in bulk and use nothing else. I use it on my son after his baths. It is gentle yet very moisturizing. Not greasy.

Suzette Decherd, TN

great for ingrown hairs

these lotion contains AHA. So it works great to slough off dead skin cells and help prevent ingrown hairs. It feels silky smooth too. It doesnt have all of the nasty petroleum ingredients like so many other lotions. the smell is also nice

Jaime Cleburne, TX

The Best – for my skin, anyway

I’ve tried many body lotions over the years. I tend to get bored using the same stuff with the same smells.But I always come back to this product. Just hydrates like nothing else without being greasy. I’m sixty-one and it keeps my skin supple where other shea butter cremes and such just end up drying it out in no time. Also love Alba sunscreens for the body.

Bianca Gueydan, LA

Love this light lotion

I use it on my face. It’s got all the ingredients of thicker heavier face creams in a nice light lotion. I frequently add a pump or two of Jason Ester C Serum for a little more wrinkle fighting power. You’ll enjoy this lotion.

Carmela Conover, NC

Best body lotion yet

I’ve always used organic or mostly organic body lotion. I have used Burts Bees Honey Milk lotion, Aveda’s body lotions, and many others but my friend in NY had Alba lotion and i’d never heard of it so of course used it while i was staying with her. I am totally converted. There is something about this lotion that makes your skin almost tingly at first, but it absorbs quickly, makes skin feel smooth for over 24 hours, and smells light and doesn’t conflict with perfume smells. I was happy to find it at such a deal. I’ll be trying more alba products, as they are cheaper than aveda.

Peggy Forest Hill, LA

good for snake skin like mine

I’ve been using this off and on for a few years and I always find that it works really well. The only drawback for me is that it has a sort of gardenia smell that is not my favorite. I prefer to switch up smells and this one is a bit boring to use all the time. I do use it more in winter when it is super dry here. Overall, a nice product that does what it says it does.

Marsha Downsville, NY

Good for my very dry skin

The price was reasonable so I decided to give this a try. It goes on easily and does a good job on my extremely dry skin.

Tara Sheffield, VT

Very creamy lotion

I really like this body lotion because it is very creamy and smooth when I put it on my skin. I like that it is unscented as it doesn’t bother my allergies.

Dominique Birney, MT

this skin cream is the best & I have tryed what I thought was the …

this skin cream is the best & I have tryed what I thought was the best & priced cheaply

Felecia Fox Lake, WI

Good, just 1 flaw!

Leaves your hands feeling very oily. It does otherwise work very well and the smell is acceptable.Despite all it’s "green" qualities i’ll probably seek an alternative the next time i need lotion, just because of the oily residue.

Diana Shipman, IL

Solved my skin bumps! READ UPDATE at the end…

This is, hands down, the best body lotion I’ve used. I have extremely dry, very fair (w/ freckles) skin and have had a lifetime of being embarrassed over the skin bumps on my arms and legs that were bad enough to make me wear long-sleeved shirts and pants in the hot summer months.I started learning more about parabens potentially contributing to cancer (they’ve found parabens in the tumors removed from womens’ breasts), among other things (I’ve gone organic/vegan wherever possible). While there are other good, all natural lotions (Hugo’s Naturals is great!), I am more than willing to give up the 100% natural ingredients to make Alba’s Very Emollient Body Lotion, Maximum Dry Skin Formula w/ AHAs my go-to lotion for life.I have used PLENTY of lotions with AHAs and others that claim to be designed to heal skin bumps (there’s a name for it that I can’t think of, and if I could I wouldn’t know how to spell it, and I don’t want to look it up right now). I did not buy this lotion for my skin bump problem – I bought it because it was on sale, 100% vegetarian, and paraben-free. Low and behold…skin bumps VANISHED within a week!!! Not only is this a GREAT moisturizing lotion (I used to swear by Avon’s Intense Moisture Therapy for skin moisturizing), it is light (but extremely effective), smells nice, and keeps my skin glowing and bump-free.I’m a customer for life. Thanks Alba!UPDATE (1/8/12): I bought the new, improved formula – twice. The first time I purchased the new, improved forumla I found the lotion to be gritty. I tossed the bottle without intending to ever try it again. Recently I ordered another bottle on Amazon, hoping to be shipped someones leftover original formula supply, though I received the new, improved formula. This time it wasn’t at all gritty.I don’t notice an awful smell or burning like some others who’ve posted reviews. I also haven’t had issues with my skin bumps returning, so I’m going to assume that the new and improved formula is just different. It still seems to work fine, but I wouldn’t consider it “improved”. It does seem, though, to be hit or miss regarding what you end up with. Others have claimed “faulty” product, as did I with my first “gritty” bottle. So, give it a try, but if you have sensitive skin try it on a small section for a few days first!With this update and because of the uncertainty of the product from bottle to bottle, I’m changing my rating from 5 to 3 stars. It is now an average rather than awesome product.

Margaret Catharpin, VA

Really…this one works!

I have dry skin. The type where you drag your nail across your skin and it leaves scratchy, dry patches. I use a very thin film of this after bathing or washing my hands. After first it you think it may be heavy, but it quickly sinks into your skin and leaves a soft, dewy sheen. My dry cuticles in the Winter weather instantly respond to this lotion. The pleasent fragrance reminds me of the end of a Summer day at the beach. Very nice. I’ve used many other more expensive formulas I’ve bought and received as part of a gift set, but this lotion really does it for me. I’ll always come back to this one.

Ladonna Notrees, TX