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A good body lotion is hard to find. Too oily, too sticky, too thick—the list goes on and on. Lucky for us, Caldrea has been perfecting its body care line for a decade (yes, a decade!). This rich cream comes in three signature scents: Aloe Water Apricot, a modern white musk with floral notes; Tea Olive Lime, a green citrus scent with vanilla and orchid; and Coconut Fig Leaf, which is fresh and exotic with top notes of white fig, plum, and coconut.
the only thing i've ever returned in cosmetics anywhere, ever. was not hydrating, smelled too strong, and felt sticky, blech!1
The scent is okay, not as refreshing as I would of thought. Its very musky and pungent.
The lotion applies nicely but does leave a greasy feeling.
I received the three samples and was really excited to try them. I thought the texture and consistency of the lotion was really nice but the scent of all three was too strong for me. Not only were they strong but I didn't care for the actual scents either. I will not be purchasing this product.2
I got three samples of this lotion in this month's Birchbox. The packets were relatively generously sized- mine yielded a palmful of the creme. Sadly, this product was a disappointment. The the three fragrances seem to be the major selling point, and 2 out of 3 of mine were a massive letdown. Both the Aloe Water Apricot and Coconut Fig Leaf smelled like Old Lady (no offense, old ladies. I'll be one someday), and the Tea Olive Lime was just sort of... forgettable. The cremes left my skin soft, but they just aren't worth the price.2
I got a sample of the body creme and liked it but once I bought a full size I felt that it didn't moisturize very well. It's very thin and I like a thicker creme that makes you feel a little more moisturized. The brown sugar fig is the best smelling one! I got the sample of the apricot one and that smells good too if you like a more fruity smell. Brown sugar makes me think of bed time and apricot makes me think of getting ready for the day.3
Unfortunately I couldn't stand the smell of the aloe water apricot. The creme was nice and moisturizing but I just couldn't get past the perfumey scent. I had to send it back. It was just too much for me but I'm picky.3
The scent was subtle, but dissipated almost immediately. I like my scents to come from lotions as opposed to sprays, so I wouldn't choose this for smell. It did leave my skin feeling soft, which is the most important aspect of a lotion.3
I got a sample of each in the March Birchbox. While I really liked the consistency of the lotion, nice and light but still super moisturizing and easily absorbed w no residue, there was only one scent I liked - the apricot. The lime is over powering and the fig has a sandalwood element that is hard to get past.3
I love this creme! It's smooth, gentle, non-greasy, lightweight, and has the subtlest sweet scent.
My only complaint about the product is the packaging itself. Because it's a creme, it comes in a jar instead of a squeeze bottle. It may be the best option for the formula, but I would prefer to squeeze the product out of a bottle - I feel it would be more sanitary. Since I'm the only one using this creme I don't mind too much, but I've never liked dipping my hands into a pot of product, whether it's shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, or lotion/creme.
I thought the sample smelt really goo but it just wasn't think enough for me. The sample was good but the packaging should have come like the body wash.4