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Alba Botanica Very Emollient, Original Body Lotion, 32 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

  • Soothes and softens normal to dry skin while providing hydration
  • Creamy, hypo-allergenic lotion packed with rich botanical emollients such as aloe vera, green tea and chamomile
  • 100% vegetarian ingredients
  • No animal testing
  • NO: parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances

Honest reviews


Good for dry skin

Leaves my dry skin feel very smooth and is absorbed quickly without leaving any greasy film. I love the smell, it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Keisha Goetzville, MI

Okay, but…

I am a HUGE fan of Alba products, so when I received this lotion, I was a bit disappointed with the formula. This particular one is a bit more “runny” than Alba’s other lotions, and I’m not sure if it’s because this is unscented?! Regardless, it does work as the other lotions do and as always, I appreciate this because it does not test on animals and it’s all plant-based, another plus for me! Other than the above fore-mentioned, I am still satisfied with the lotion.

Beverly Paskenta, CA

I love it!

I’ve read other people’s reviews that they changed their formula. Maybe I never used the "original" formula, but I do love everything about this bottle of lotion and I’ve purchased it several times over the last 3 years. It’s a great all over lotion, not greasy, doesn’t promote breakouts (but I rarely use it on my face), pleasant scent. I would totally but it again!

Amalia West Burlington, NY

feels awesome but might not last very long

Alba is a great brand and I like many of their products. This moisturizer has no scent, goes on super light and smooth, and absorbs very quickly. My only concern is that it seems like this moisturizer doesn’t last all day. I have been having to apply more later in the day.

Tabatha Wahkon, MN

Aside from smelling great, it doesn’t do much.

After finding out that St. Ives’ parent company tests on animals, I had to find another daily body lotion. After browsing cruelty-free brands, I came across Alba. The big size of the bottle and the reasonable price sealed the deal.The lotion smells great…musky and floral. It is also non-greasy and a little goes a long way. However, I feel like with the formula, in order to keep your skin really hydrated for 12 hours, you’d need to reapply (which is impossible if you’re out and about all day).I’m not sure if I would purchase another bottle. If anyone knows of any other cruelty-free lotions that don’t break the bank, please share! 🙂

Lorene Colorado Springs, CO

Alba makes the best lotions!

The original lotion smells the best, but if your skin gets a bit to dry like mine, you’ll want to use the extra dry formula. This lotion is GREAT for massages, its exactly like it says, very emollient! A little goes a long way!

Augusta Louise, MS