Product Type: E45 Body Care
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E45 Nourish & Restore Body Lotion
Member Name: jo1976
E45 Nourish & Restore Body Lotion
Date: 15/04/13, updated on 03/09/13 (69 review reads)
Advantages: Absorbed quickly, fast acting with visible results on very dry, damaged skin
As a BzzAgent, I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to test products for free in return for spreading the word about them to others. (It's not a paid job, sadly, but a nice way to try stuff for free. Anybody interested can sign up online at www.bzzagent.co.uk) My latest campaign has been for E45 body lotions and I was lucky enough to receive two full sized bottles of both the original (unscented) moisturising lotion and this fragranced 'Nourish & Restore' body lotion.
I do suffer from dry, sensitive skin and have experienced outbreaks of eczema since childhood so I was already familiar with the E45 brand prior to accepting this campaign. The Nourish & Restore lotion is a new addition to their range of moisturising products so I was very interested in trying this out and have been using this on a daily basis since my parcel arrived around three weeks ago.
The packaging of this lotion is in keeping with the simplicity of the E45 brand but can be easily distinguished on the shelf by its cheery purple lid, helping to ensure consumers don't pick up this fragranced version by mistake. The 250ml bottle is made from sturdy plastic and the hole inside the lid is perfectly sized to allow me to dispense this evenly without wasting any of the product unnecessarily.
I find the consistency of the lotion to be perfect. It is thin enough to squeeze out easily and to spread on to my legs and hands evenly and I like how quickly it is absorbed by my (dry) skin, without leaving that unpleasant stickiness or greasiness that I often experience with other moisturisers and body butters. This is described as 'lightly fragranced' and still remains suitable for sensitive skin. I can certainly confirm that, with repeated and regular usage over the last three weeks, I haven't experienced any irritation at all. The fragrance is light and certainly not overpowering but it does linger on the skin after application. Given that the scent is fresh, feminine and vaguely reminiscent of sun lotion, I'm certainly not complaining about the addition of this subtle scent, which helps to combat the slight chemically smell of many unscented moisturising products.
I have had good experiences with the E45 brand, and regularly use the unscented E45 cream on my face, so I was not overly surprised to witness the softening effects of this lotion. The effects were most noticeable on my hands, which have been really suffering because of the unseasonably cold weather. When I first began using this lotion, my hands (particularly my knuckles and the space between my fingers) were really dry and painful. Parts were actually cracking because they were so dry and a dedicated hand cream (from Burts Bees) had made no impact on my dry hands at all. When I switched to Nourish & Restore I could feel the difference instantly, as the thin lotion was absorbed instantly and my hands just seemed to drink the lotion up, gratefully. The moisturising effect was visible almost straightaway with the dryness being countered. By the following morning, the cracking was starting to improve and it was only a matter of days (of repeated usage) by which time my hands were fully healed, leading me to believe that the title of this lotion is entirely appropriate.
The bottle boasts about this lotion being suitable for mature skin which, in my mid-thirties probably includes me. It also claims to restore skin suppleness in three weeks. I'm not sure I've noticed all that much difference in terms of skin suppleness but my main interest is to find a product that effectively moisturises, nourishes and softens my dry skin and this has certainly proven to do that.
The key question is whether I would be willing to repurchase this product and, yes, I certainly would. A quick online search reveals that this particular variety is currently on offer at Boots and costs just £2.66 for the 250ml bottle with a 400ml bottle also available for £3.66. Given how long the lotion has lasted so far, even with liberal application, I certainly feel that it offers excellent value for money and is a product that I'm happy to recommend to others with dry, sensitive skin.
Summary: An excellent and effective moisturising lotion with a subtle, pleasant fragrance
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