Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Review: 2 Lotions I'm Lovin Right Now For Very Different Reasons

I'm very picky about lotions and creams that I use. I absolutely hate ones that leave my skin feeling greasy or smell strange. However, every now and then I come across some great moisturizers that I've just got to share. This will be a mini review for two of them (with more to come), the bodycology White Gardenia Body Creme and Lubriderm's Advanced Therapy Moisture Lotion for Extra Dry Skin. Both come in the smaller, purse friendly packages which is why I grouped them together.

White gardenia's are my favorite flowers. They are beautiful and they smell sooooo good. In fact, if I ever get married, I'm planning on having these at my wedding, haha!

Here's a look at the textures:

**excuse my creepy veins**

The Lubriderm's on top and bodycology on the bottom. As you can see the Lubriderm is a lot thinner, more like a lotion, whereas the bodycology is definately a creme, with a much thicker texture. I find that of the two the Lubriderm is more moisturizing and surprisingly less greasy as well. I think that when I think of super moisturizing (in terms of body cremes) I expect them to be super greasy, kinda like petrolium jelly or a dry oil. But Lubriderm is great. I can use it on my hands and not worry about leaving everything I touch feeling oily and gross as it's very fast absorbing. I actually use this before using any sunless tanner as it absorbs very very quickly and leaves my skin feeling super smooth. Of the two, it is definitely the better moisturizer. It also smells very fresh, which is nice. And you get 3.3 oz, which may seem small, but a little goes a long way (or you can buy the larger size).

The bodycology creme is an ok moisturizer, but as it is heavier and therefore greasier I don't really use it as a body lotion because feeling oily annoys me. Instead I have been using it on my pulse points, layering it usually under my Marc Jacobs Splash in Gardenia, which I will review later. It is very heavily scented so when I apply it under a perfume it intensifies the perfume and makes it last longer. I've purchased gift sets before that come with a scented lotion but I've never had a use for the lotion as the perfumes would usually be strong enough on their own. However, the Marc Jacobs Splashes are more like body sprays so layering them over a cream not only intensifies the scent but also makes it last longer (kind of like applying a perfume over some petrolium jelly). In general though, if you are looking for a super moisturizing lotion or don't like scented creams I would avoid this one. I do like how bodycology is like The Body Shop or Bath and Body Works as they have several different products in the same scent. If you like the scent of white gardeina but need something a bit more moisturizing then try the bodycology body butter. I've been using them for years and I love them.


Lubriderm: $2.99 (for 3.3 oz)
Bodycology: $1.99 (for 2.7 oz)

Lubriderm:Water, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Lecithin, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Ceteareth 20, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Citrate, Methylparaben, Titanium Dioxide, BHT, Sodium Pyruvate, Retinyl Palmitate, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Ethylparaben, Tocopherol
Bodycology: Water, Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance (Parfum) (Parfum), Dimethicone, Acetylated Lanolin, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Cocoa), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Shea Butter), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methypropional, Eugenol, Hexylcinnamal, Linalool, Glyceryl Caprylate, Methylisothiazolinone, May Contain: Red 4 (CI 14700, Aka504), Yellow 5 (CI 19140, Ki4), Yellow 6 (CI 15985, Ki5), Blue 1 (CI 42090) (CI 42090, Ao1), Red 33 (CI 17200, Aka227), Ext Violet 2 (CI 60730, Murasaki401), Green 3 (CI 42053, Midori3)

Disclosure: The products featured in this post were bought by me for the purpose of my personal use. If you have any further questions about disclosure, don't hesitate to ask in the comments.


  1. I love all the Bodycology stuff. It's not as good as The Body Shop but they smell really good. My fave is Sweet Petals, which is kind of like Sweet Pea from Bath&Body Works. It smells good and is really cheap! Great post!

  2. Yeah, it's super cheap stuff. I like the white gardenia spray. I'm going to buy it after my Marc Jacobs Splash runs out--which will probably be never, haha!