Body product reviews make rare appearances on this blog so if I'm dedicating a post to the St. Ives Skin Firming Advanced Body Moisturizer, it has to be awesome right?
It's cheap too! Read on!
The water-based lotion has a great texture that's not too thick and not runny either. It spreads well and absorbs readily.
My way of applying this lotion is fresh out from the shower without drying off first. This method really helps to seal in the moisture and make it last. I also spend less time massaging the lotion in and still get the same well-moisturized feeling. Keeping the bottle in my bathroom makes me remember to apply the lotion, which I'm usually not so diligent with. I use about two pumps on each leg, one pump on each arm and two pumps for the rest of my body. With the incredible price for the size, I can afford to be liberal.
Firming wise, I don't think it made much of a difference but then again, I'm not very *coughs* at all *coughs* firm to begin with. Nevertheless, it's an excellent light body moisturizer that helps keep my dry skin soft and supple throughout the day. I know for sure that it works because prior to using this, by the end of the day I'd be able to play tic-tac-toe on my shins.
St. Ives Skin Firming Advanced Body Moisturizer is available at major healthcare outlets (Watsons, Guardian, etc.) for RM19.90/525ml. The prices may vary as it occasionally goes on sale so you can expect the price to be between RM17 to RM21.
I'm not sure if this product is readily available in the US because I don't see it on any online healthcare stores (except Wallmart but it's "currently unavailable"). It's on the St. Ives website though.