St. Ives recently sent me their continous spray lotion in Naturaly Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract and the new Smooth & Glow Apricot Hydration Lotion. This is the first time I’ve ever tried a spray lotion and wasn’t sure what to expect. Will it be similar to spray sunscreens where it gets absolutely everywhere and not just targeted to where you are spraying it? Will it be greasy? I intended to find out!
The St. Ives continous spray lotions are made with 100% natural moisturizers, are easy-to-apply, spray on lightly and are quickly absorbed, leaving your skin energized and refreshed. Using the lotion was easy enough, simply twist the cap to unlock it, aim and spray. While this lotion had a mist similar to sunscreen sprays, I found that it landed directly on my skin in one spot and didn’t mist absolutely everywhere. You then rub it over your skin with your hand and you’re done.
Both lotions absorbed super quick and left my skin feeling silky and not greasy. Sometimes I applied the lotion by spraying it directly on my skin and sometimes I just sprayed it into my hand and applied it – especially in those more difficult to reach places like the back of my thighs and arms. There was no mess involved, and when I was done, I just switched the cap back to lock. (A great feature when you have kids!)
While most people think they only really need to apply moisturizer in the winter when dry skin is the most prevalent, it’s necessary during the warmer seasons too due to activities the lend to parched, dehydrated skin. For example, chlorine from time spent in the pool will dry out skin, multiple showers to rinse your skin of bug spray, sunscreen, sweat… can dry out your skin. And simply sunbathing for long periods of time can dehydrate skin.
It’s important all year round to be using a hydrating body wash, body scrub and a hydrating lotion. I realize “hydrating lotion” sounds like a foolish description, because after all, aren’t all lotions hydrating? Many claim to be, but that isn’t always the case. (But I’m sure you’ve probably discovered that yourself with a lotion or two.)
Something often associated with pregnancy (I am 32 weeks today!) is glowing, radiant skin. I can tell you that sometimes that glow needs a little help! Something I truly loved about these lotions, is that it made it really easy to get every inch of my skin with ease. If you’ve ever experienced attempting to bend down to apply lotion to your feet and ankles at 8 months pregnant (that’s if you can even see your feet at this point), it’s like playing twister. And I’m rarely successful.
This Summer I’ll #LiveRadiantly with smooth hydrated skin, enjoying my gorgeous surroundings of the Pocono Mountains and in a few weeks enjoying our new addition to the family (boy #6.) How will you live radiantly this Summer? Have you tried these lotions from St. Ives? Leave a comment and let me know!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of St.Ives. The opinions and text are all mine.
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Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.