Forest Essentials Aloe Vera & Neem Body Lotion Review: Hi guys, let’s talk about an ayurvedic body lotion today. Even non ayurvedic brands have products full of natural extracts these days, some other names given to such products are herbal/organic/natural etc. But because some brands like Forest Essentials have created an identity of being Ayurvedic, its products by default are called ayurvedic. Although, they also contain some not so mainstream natural ingredients. For example this contains Sorbic acid and Caprylyl Glycol which are derivatives from natural sources.
So now let’s talk about this particular body lotion by forest essentials.
About Forest Essentials Aloe Vera & Neem Body Lotion
Reintroducing the much-loved, timeless Aloe Vera & Neem Collection with the Aloe Vera & Neem Ultra-Rich Body Lotion. This body cream uses burnt Cane Sugar, a humectant which attracts and seals moisture into the skin. The infusion of organic Aloe Vera, Neem with Kokum Butter and oils of Apricot and Almond, soften and nourish the skin for a healthy sheen.
How to Use Forest Essentials Aloe Vera & Neem Body Lotion
For best results, use the Aloe Vera & Neem Ultra-Rich Body Lotion on slightly damp skin, just after a bath or shower.
Ingredients Forest Essentials Aloe Vera & Neem Body Lotion
Gokhru: Revitalizes, dull dry skin and firms and tones. It is also a very well known mood uplifting herb in Ayurveda.
Kokum Butter: Kokum Butter is one of the most hard and stable vegetable butters, easily absorbed into the skin. It is composed of beneficial compounds that help to regenerate and nourish skin cells.
Organic Beeswax: Organic Beeswax deeply nourishes, rejuvenates and firms the skin.
Apricot Oil: Nourishes, revitalizes, softens and improves skin elasticity to effectively prevent signs of aging.
Neem: A multi-tasking Ayurvedic ingredient recommended for oily & acne prone skin, Neem is healing, cooling, antibacterial and purifying.
Raw Cane Sugar: A natural humectant that attracts and helps retain moisture in the skin.
Aloe Vera: Has strong soothing, hydrating and moisture retaining properties. Stimulates regeneration of the skin.
Sweet Almond Oil: The cold-pressed oil distilled from sweet Almonds is the most nutritious for, adds glow, and deeply moisturizes, the skin
Also has Cetyl alcohol, Sorbic acid and Carylyl glycol.
Price of Forest Essentials Aloe Vera & Neem Body Lotion
₹ 1195.00 for 200 mL
In Detail Forest Essentials Aloe Vera & Neem Body Lotion Review, Swatches and My Experience
This forest essential lotion that I have is a sample size. But the full size comes in a classic square FE bottle with a flip top. The packaging is simplistic, functional yet looks quite luxurious with its golden cap.
The forest essentials lotion is white in colour. It has a smell that no where is near aloe vera or neem. I expected it to have a little aloe smell at least but no! In fact, this smells very much like our regular nivea cream. That creamy, powdery smell – if you can relate to what I am trying to explain. The consistency of the lotion is quite thin.
I used it after bath. I usually like to apply my body moisturisers almost immediately after bath when the skin is still slightly plum from the water. This helps lock in the moisture. I used it the same way. Mostly in the morning because at night I like something even more thick and moisturising like a body butter.
The lotion moisturises the skin nicely. It is easy to massage on the skin and it does not leave any residue. It makes the skin feel soft without being sticky at all. After I have applied it, I do not need to reapply a moisturiser for at least 4-5 hours (summers). Now while this is just really good for summers, this does not suffice for winter. In winter season my dry to normal skin needs something more rich and more moisturising. Or may be a body oil, but normal lotions like this are definitely not enough.
All in all, I feel like this is a decent body lotion which is composed of almost all natural ingredients. But looking at the price I have to say it is expensive. My only disappointment is the smell. I mean its not offensive or anything, but it really does smell like our regular nivea creams. When I am spending so much on something, I do expect at least some natural scent. I even wonder if this is an added fragrance because they do not mention parfum as an ingredient, I cannot say for sure, but still I wonder how were they able to get this smell without any added fragrance.
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PROs of Forest Essentials Aloe Vera & Neem Body Lotion
- Lotion has good moisturising properties without being heavy on the skin.
- Non sticky.
- Keeps the skin moisturised for a decent amount of time.
- Absolutely lovely for summers or may be light cold season.
- Almost all the ingredients in it are natural or natural derivatives except one (Cetyl alcohol).
CONs of Forest Essentials Aloe Vera & Neem Body Lotion
- Heavy on the pocket.
- I have not seen Forest Essentials coming up with good discounts or deals.
- Use body moisturisers on slightly damp skin for maximum benefits.
- Take a moment to massage the lotion into the skin.
- If you’re stuck with a lotion and you need something extra, add a few drops of oil in your lotion and it transforms into rich moisturiser.