“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Body Lotion „
I decided to try this body lotion as I get really dry skin especially in winter, and I have bought branded products in the past, but they have just become too expensive to use. I chose the aloe vera sort as I have always used aloe vera as after-sun care and it is soothing and cool for the skin.
The lotion's packaging has changed now though, its dark green with white writing on it and darker green aloe leaves on the front, with a clear cap. It does however still come in 400ml bottles and are a bargain at £1.05 each.
I am very pleased with this lotion as it absorbs easily into the skin; it leaves no residue nor does it make the skin look or feel greasy. In my experience it has been very gentle and cooling to use, so I use it after showering and before bed, I've also used it to moisturise my face.
I would really recommend this to a friend as it is a good lotion at a very reasonable price. You can also get a cocoa butter version of the same product at the same price if you prefer, but I really like this one.
I moisturise my skin on a daily basis. Sometimes my skin gets quite dry, especially on my arms and feet and during the summer months so I like to keep it as soft and smooth as possible. I like to try different brands and purchased this a while ago from Tesco and paid just over a pound for it which I thought was really good value as the bottle is 400ml in size. Also available from the range is Cocoa butter and sensitive skin body lotion.
The product comes in a green plastic 400ml sized bottle. The one I have has a blue plastic flip top lid but the design has since changed and now it has a clear plastic lid. On the front the Tesco brand logo is clearly displayed and it tells you that it is body lotion that contains Aloe Vera. On the back it tells you some product information, lists the ingredients, the bottle size, the shelf life and some contact information for the brand. It also confirms that it is dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin.
The product and application.
The lotion itself is white in colour and has a thick consistency. It has a lovely fresh smell that reminds me of summer when ever I use it. To apply, lift up the lid and squeeze out the desired amount and apply evenly to the skin with gentle upward movements, paying particular attention to drier area's. The lotion can be used all over the body but avoid direct contact with the eyes.
Price and availability.
The lotion is available from Tesco both in store and on line and priced at £1.15 for 400ml.
My own experience and verdict.
I love using this product. Not only does it smell lovely and fresh upon application but once applied it has a lingering smell on my skin making me feel really fresh and clean. I love using this in the summer straight after a shower. As well as containing Aloe Vera it also contains vitamin E with helps keep my skin smooth. It absorbs really easy and does not leave any greasy residue behind. I also use it on my skin after being outside in the sun because it makes an excellent after sun lotion cooling my skin and reducing any redness. It is excellent value for money and I would definitely recommend this product. 5 stars from me.
I used to by the Nivea Aloe Vera and cucumber mositurising lotion, but the price was creeping up and up until it reached the £4 mark. I noticed this Tesco version at less than half the price of the Nivea and I thought I'd give it a go. Turns out that it is just as good and so a much better option comparatively.
The cream comes in a 400ml bottle and it about £1.50 so the value for money is excellent.
I absolutely love the smell of this stuff. It is so refreshing and light and it smells really summery. I haven't ever found a moisturiser that I like the smell of more than this - even with many of the premium brand ones. It almost smells like a perfume and the scent lasts a really long time too. I apply it in the morning and a get little wafts of it throughout the day, which is always nice.
The lotion itself is really good too. It is really cooling on the skin and is surprisingly light for a cheap moisturiser. It is great as an all over body lotion, but gentle enough to use on your face. I have really dry skin on my face especially and this works brilliantly on it. I find that it makes my skin feel really soft as well. I also find that it lasts a really long time. Aside from the fact that it comes in such a big bottle, you actually don't need that much of it as a little goes a long way. I know it is relative and dependent on personal use, but to give you a general idea, a bottle tends to last me around a month and I use it all over every day.
Overall I'd definitely recommend this moisturiser because it is long lasting, great value for money and good in comparison to other branded versions.
Some of you may have read my review on the cocoa butter version of this body lotion. If so, you will know that I loved it and this is why I have now also bought the aloe vera one. At £1.00 for a 400ml bottle it's a well priced budget buy.
Upon opening the lid the smell of the aloe vera did not hit me as strongly as the cocoa butter did and after applying it the scent really does not stand out. If anything the smell I noticed was that kind of generic glycerine smell that you get in a lot of unscented hand creams, with just a hint of aloe vera. I really dislike that glycerine smell, so as you can imagine, this didn't go down well with me.
The lotion is very smooth feeling, but not runny or greasy. It absorbed easily and felt quite cool (especially as I was a little sunburnt). The bottle actually recommends it as an after sun lotion and I think it is good for this use.
For the price this is an adequate moisturiser and it does the job it is made for. It is a shame it does not smell nicer as the lotion itself is good, but I won't buy it again as it has to smell nice for me to want to use it!
N.B The packaging now differs from the picture above. It is in a similar shaped bottle but is now minty coloured with a blue lid. Not the most attractive, but easy to open/close all the same.
I am a great fan of products containing aloe vera and this body lotion from Tesco is in my opinion excellent value at 1.27p for a whopping 400ml bottle.
Aloe Vera is a variety of succulent plants with large spiky leaves which grows in hot climates but you can also grow it as a house plant and have it´s soothing qualities close at hand. The leaves of the plant are filled with a bitter tasting yellow juice called aloe and it is this juice that contains the disinfectant soothing gel which speeds the healing of minor cuts and burns. I have used it directly from the plant by cutting the leaf at the base as recommended and using the gel straight on to the burn or cut. I have also used it on my dogs as they dont like the bitter taste and so dont worry the cuts as much.
If you don´t happen to have a dessert or a plant to hand and want a nice soothing body lotion I would recommend this one from Tesco . It comes in a minty green plastic bottle slightly shaped at its waist to be held easily with a blue flip lid top which is easy to open and also closes well so the contents don´t leak if it gets knocked over.
The lotion is pale green with a nice light fresh perfume and is what I can only describe as medium thick in consistency. I use just about all over ,in the winter it,s good for moisturising skin hidden away beneath clothes and in the Summer it gets the most use after sun on any part that needs it.
It certainly works on my slghtly dry skin and is absorbed in about three minutes. It does sooth and moisturise and along with its content of vitamin E it is, as it says great for dry skin .
This combined with the fantastic price compared to many other body lotions means that you can be generous with the amount you use and not worry about the cost , a bottle can last me about 4-5weeks.
This product gets a 5star rating from me.
Available from Tesco ,1.27p for 400ml ,not tested on animals
I've been getting dry skin lately (Thanks a lot, Winter) and so I walked into Tesco in search of some cheap moisturiser. The Aloe Vera body lotion caught my eye as it also boasted vitamin E so I picked it up and applied it when I got home. It really does do the job very well, and my dry skin turns very smooth once I've applied it.
It's well designed, with a large lid and quite a big hole to dispense the moisturiser. This is good because unlike other moisturisers it's easy to squeeze out as much as you want. The only real design flaw I noticed was that when there isn't much lotion left it's very difficult to get it all out. This is a shame and this flaw is shared with many other similar products.
The colour is very attractive, as is the price. You can pick a bottle of the lotion (400ml) up for between £1.00 - £1.20 which is excellent value for money as the bottle lasts ages. However when you find yourself at the bottom you may waste money by just throwing it away, due to how difficult it is to squeeze the last drops out.
So there you have it! High quality moisturiser from Tesco at a very low cost - I certainly recommend you pick this up if, like me, you get dry skin from time to time.