Fragrance Free Hand + Body Lotion
finest skin lotion I've used
For those trying to avoid scents, there is a slight natural scent from the plant ingredients (not added for fragrance' sake), but the scent is very mild & quite tolerable to most of the sensitive (environmentally ill) people I know and fades soon after applying. This isn't greasy and my skin really drinks it in, causing very soft skin. I live in the desert, and this Desert Essence lotion is ideal for me, except that I'd prefer a pump over its large screw-on cap. I've used it for 2 years now and buy extras to make sure I never run out. Most stores charge TWICE what Swanson does on this!
April 2, 2014
BEST of the line
WHY don't the others feel the same? I know there are minor "tweaks" to the other formulas in this line but they don't feel AT ALL like this "plain" one. This is the ONLY one I can truly 100% recommend. I don't understand that but since discovering there IS a DISTINCT difference THIS (the PLAIN/FRAGRANCE FREE) is the only one I will buy.
It's not that the others cause allergenic reactions but they don't FEEL the same!!! NOT as moisturizing.
January 21, 2014
I've been looking for a natural body lotion for a long time now. For the last year I have been using coconut oil, but there are times when I prefer to use lotion. It's not greasy and absorbs well into the skin. It feels light and my skin feels like it can breathe, unlike with other lotions I've tried. I will be buying this brand of lotion for a long time. I purchased this unscented one and the lavender. The lavender scent fades, so don't be afraid of trying it.
August 30, 2013
Smooth, non-greasy cream that works great under makeup!
May 6, 2013
This used to be my go-to lotion, thanks to it being unscented and oh so soothing. The latest container of this I bought from here this month has a new lemony scent to it. Though not terribly strong, it is noticeable and bothers me. Also the lotion is now tackier and less watery--I do not like it. Most of all it is no longer soothing and does irritate my skin some; not as bad as most other lotions I've used, but this is not the soothing,gentle, unscented lotion I fell in love with. I am disappointed and will just have to gift this to someone else.
Note: I might be ridiculously sensitive to most everything, so perhaps this won't bother your skin at all. The Avalon Lavender Hand & Body lotion that eats my skin alive and leaves me feeling like I'm on fire apparently does not bother the person I gifted it to and they love it. YMMV.
March 13, 2013
Best hand and body lotion I've found
I really like using this lotion and like the fact that most of the major ingredients are certified organic. I use it a lot. Highly recommended.
July 22, 2011
Another Wonderful Product by Desert Essence
Just perfect for when I want moisture with no scent at all. I have fallen in love with the Desert Essence line. There has not been one of their products I've tried that I haven't truly appreciated. As somebody with many sensitivities to ingredients (especially perfumes/scents), it is a breath of fresh air to find a line that works so well for me. :o)
December 28, 2010
Great lotion. I was pleasantly surprised. Wasn't sure what to expect but this is a great product.
October 7, 2010
I wish this product didn't have QUITE as many ingredients. But I've tried to "single source" with various oils - jojoba, grapeseed, avacado - and found them all too greasy to apply right before bed or dressing. This product sooths and softens without being greasy. And I appreciate the fact that it uses organic ingredients.
Thanks, too, for the deep discounts, Swanson!
Check out other Desert Essence products. I particularly like their green apple shampoo and conditioner.
July 1, 2010
Great for the Chemically Sensitive
I have chemical sensitivities as well as allergies to fragrances, and its hard to find natural, fragrance free products. This is the best lotion that I've found; a rich moisturizer but not too greasy. I'm over 40 and this lotion keeps my skin soft, well hydrated and younger looking.
August 10, 2009
Does not stink
I have tried so many hand lotions that state fragrance free, only to find out it is not. This is wonderful, hands are not greasy just soft and supple. Great Stuff.....
July 29, 2009
This is an awesome lotion. It makes my skin so soft. It is such a good natural product. I like to custom scent it with my own essential oils.
You can scent it all the same or divide it into smaller portions and make many different scents. Use for gifts or for yourself. This is the best lotion for the best price. You won't be disappointed no matter how you choose to use this great lotion.
October 13, 2008
Not fragrance free - Formulation changed
The shampoo and conditioner are very good products, but the new formulation of the hand and body lotion with a scent to it isn't what I care to continue to use. BTW, did you know that unscented products are products whereby the company has used chemicals/other products to cover the smell of the actual product? Fragrance free products truly are fragrance free with no additives to cover up scents. Buy "fragrance free"!
July 26, 2014
I can honestly say. That some smells bother me. And these milds soaps that I have tried through Desert Essence are awesome.
I like this one do to the fact its unscented it helps during the over hot summer months.
February 13, 2014
Finally! Smooth,Non Greasy and a Saviour....
For more than 10 years I been suffering from atopic eczema,and my skin has been hypersensitive, and since I often need to use lotions, I also needed to change between different brands, since my skin either dryed out or got to greasy, and everytime was a big jeopardy trying a new lotion, would it sting? burn?would it be too greasy? then I found this one, and my eczema got put into regression, no more itch, rash, or sleepless night, Thank You for a great product :)
January 14, 2014
Great for customizing
I love all of Desert Essence's fragrance free stuff because I can leave it unscented or if I want to have a light, girly scent I can add some rose oil to them. You could pretty much add whatever essential oils you want. . . its a great basic product to work with!
December 19, 2013
New Formula is NOT Fragrance Free
I was happy to find a fragrance free lotion that worked - that was the first tube. The new formulation is NOT FRAGRANCE FREE. It's not an unpleasant smell but how the heck can you call this fragrance free when it's not - AND - why the heck would you go and change a good thing? False Advertising! I'll be looking for a different brand next time!
February 25, 2012
This is a good lotion, however, I wish they had stayed with the previous formula which I really loved. It had no smell. This one has a slight smell/fragrance, so we will have to find a new lotion with no fragrance.
January 3, 2012
That's Good Stuff
I found this to be a good lotion in that the ingredients are organic and do not contain harsh chemicals. I did find it a bit heavy but it moisturizes very well. I also took this lotion over the edge in that I decided to try it as a hair moisturizer. Compared to other hair moisturizers I have used this would be considered grade letters up, and I was not disappointed. Not sure if I will continue to use it as a body lotion, hair moisturizer ( will decided after long term use), or both.
October 7, 2011
I wish the new formula didn't have aloe
I loved this lotion when I first bought it this spring—I'd spent a lot of time looking for an all-natural lotion that didn't have petroleum products, and I was so happy when I found this. I didn't love that it seemed to go bad fairly quickly; I started breaking out when I used it after about four months. But I was OK with buying it again, as you're supposed to replace cosmetics every six months anyway. I didn't realize, however, that the formula had changed—I should've reread the ingredient list. The good news is, the formula change introduced a radish root ingredient that should help it not go bad as quickly. The bad news is, while I'm OK with aloe right now, if I were to become pregnant, I would have to stop using this lotion (aloe is technically OK for topical use during pregnancy, but it's not supposed to be used on broken skin at that time, so I wouldn't want to take the risk). I'm also concerned about the use of honeysuckle in this product, as I think that's what's introduced a slight fragrance into the lotion (which is technically supposed to be fragrance-free), and it's also listed as something of an unknown quantity for pregnancy. I was specifically looking for a mild, all-natural, petroleum-free, fragrance-free product I could keep using for the long term. I'll use this for now, but I guess I'll have to keep looking...
August 26, 2011
I just received this product in the mail and I absolutely love it! My skin is very sensitive (wheat sensitivity) and I break out very easily all over my body. I have tried many unscented lotions and none of them have worked as well as this one. No more bumps and my skin is very soft for the first time ever! Thank you Desert Essence!
May 15, 2011
Best Body Lotion!
I love the fragrance-free body lotion. I use it 2-3 times a day. My skin is very sensitive and esp. dry in the winter. This product is excellent -- wonderful hydrating lotion, and great value. Should be carried in every drugstore and natural foods market in America!
February 28, 2011
Wish More Stores Carried Lotion
I love the lotion, how it is so rich and nourishing for my skin, especially after I go swimming. I stock up when the local health food store has it, because it can be out of stock when I need it most. Highly recommend this product. I use no other.
November 6, 2010
Best lotion for children with allergies!
I love that there are NO nut oils in this product! My toddler is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. This is the BEST fragrance free and GENTLE hand and body lotion on the market! Thank you!
November 2, 2010
BEST LOTION EVER!!
I have super crazy, sensitive skin. Dry on my arms and legs, oily on my back and chest. To make matters worse I have KP (Keratosis Pilaris - the little bumps) on my arms. Most lotions clog my pores and make my arms all bumpy, but not this lotion! I can use it on my combination, sensitive skin with no problems. And it moisturizes great! I wont keep trying new brands because I've finally found the skincare product that works best for me. A++
October 7, 2010