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Doing Drugstore: St. Ives Collagen Elastin Body Moisturizer

I've been using St. Ives Collagen Elastin Advanced Body Moisturizer ($5.39) on and off for about a year now. When my precious Creme de Corps seems a bit heavy or if I am just not in the mood to use something that expensive when I know I am going to shower again later in the day, I turn to this creamy, sweet-smelling body lotion to make my scaly skin smooth.

I'm pretty particular about my body lotion and hand cream, and I think this one is tops. It penetrates quickly and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth, not waxy or oily. And when I say that it smells good, I'm not exaggerating. Think of slowly brewed tea made from chamomile, primrose, elder flower and sunflowers — that's what this lotion smells like. It's not over-the-top powerful, sweet or girly, it's just right. Apparently I am not alone in my affections. According to a press release from St. Ives, Collagen Elastin has been the brand's best-selling lotion for over 25 years! I really encourage you to try this if you are on the market for a new body cream. It's available in three sizes, including a travel size for 99 cents.


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asilgrif asilgrif 8 years
Thanks for this recommendation. I picked up the .99 trial size and I love it! It'll be an excellent go to for when I'm in between Sephora splurges.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I love St. Ives. I haven't tried this lotion yet, but I'm a big fan of their other stuff. I will have to pick up a bottle of this because my skin gets so dry!
pookietrue pookietrue 8 years
St Ive's stuff rocks! They really do have great products that are affordable.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
I'm excited to try this! I need some cheaper beauty options. Sephora is bleeding my wallet dry. :) Thanks Bella!
bluebottle bluebottle 8 years
i love this stuff! i use it all the time -- and it does smell awesome!
girlie871 girlie871 8 years
thanks for the recommendation I needed a new lotion and it's a great price.
nycscoop nycscoop 8 years
Was at Target last night and tried to pick some up and they were sold out! Will have to try again next time I am there. Thanks for a reasonably priced recommendation!
mrsyuen mrsyuen 8 years
Thanks for sharing Bella! I think I'm gonna go get some.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
this stuff is awesome, even my boyfriend likes it for himself.
CarrieAnn CarrieAnn 8 years
I have that very bottle sitting on my desk right now! I started using it when I was a kid because my mom AND DAD LOVED IT! He works out in the cold a lot and has tried almost everything for chapped skin. This does the trick. Good stuff.
JessNess JessNess 8 years
I bought a St. Ives body Oatmeal and Shea Butter body wash. It is AWESOME!!!! My skin is definitely less drier right after a shower. Plus is smells great. St. Ives is a great company and have really great products at great price points. I like to use their body scrub on my legs before I shave and I get the smoothest legs
GibsonGIrl GibsonGIrl 8 years
I might just have to try this. I've been so dissatisfied with my body creams and lotions lately.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
My mother lives for this...
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
I've never chosen St. Ives when I've been in the market for a new lotion, but perhaps I will try this once all my butters, crémes, and lotions run out.
Bookish Bookish 8 years
I love St Ives- I use this lotion every day. I think they don't do animal testing too, so that's another good point.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I loooooove St. Ives!!! I haven't tried this specific lotion, but once mine runhs out I'll make sure to check this one out :)
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 8 years
uhh thanks... another lotion... is what I need really, I was using lubriderm and a Vaseline one... but this sounds just as something I want to use! thanks bella!
mlen mlen 8 years
i use the st ives silk lotion (i forget the exact name of it!) but it works real well to and smells great! definitely not greasy
emalove emalove 8 years
I haven't tried this one, but I've used some of their other lotions before. Pretty decent for drugstore.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
I was going to buy this the other day however I wasn't sure if it was any good so I held off. Now I have to try this; Thanks Bella!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
I absolutely love the St. Ives stuff. I haven't tried this one though...but there's still a Jergens one that I really want...maybe next!
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
The smell of this is awesome. I got the travel size as a part of my stocking for x-mas. I love it! Plus, you can't really beat the price.
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