The first coconut palm I ever saw, enchanted me. I was five years old, and my parents rented a holiday house on Barbados for a week. The site of those gigantic, slender palms swaying in the slightest breeze, with a jumble of coconuts just waiting to be picked (or fall) was the most fantastic site. I been a bit of a sucker for coconut anything, including coconut scents, ever since!
It was a delightful surprise. St. Ives brought the scent of coconut, and the beach, right back to me with a very nice, hydrating body wash: Triple Butters Creamy Coconut Hydrating Body Wash $4.89 24 fl. oz, $2.99 13.5 fl. oz. This indulgent, affordable bath treat has 100% natural moisturizers to make Winter skin, more hydrated. It has jojoba to smooth skin, shea better (a super-moisturizer with vitamins A, E, and F, and high levels of skin conditioning fatty acids), and cocoa butter (a good antioxidant with Vitamins A, C and E). What it doesn’t have is parabens or phthalates.
So is the product any good? Yes! This body wash reminds me of fresh coconuts I smelled all those years ago, and of course, being on the beach. The scent is magnified by a warm shower, but won’t stay on your skin so long after you’re finished bathing that it will compete with a perfume. And, it really does make your skin feel smoother, hydrated, and pampered. If St. Ives Body Butters Hydrating Body Wash was in a fancy bottle, I’d think for sure it was a pricey boutique product. Not everyone can afford an expensive body wash, but literally everyone can enjoy the generously sized body washes of St. Ives. They come in very generous sizes, in white plastic bottles with large, flip top caps (easy to grip and open when your hands are wet). The 13.5 oz. bottle is less than a fancy latte, and the huge, 24 oz bottle costs less than sandwich! Both will give you weeks and months of pleasure!
….add a bottle to your at-home spa night, or maybe enjoy it on “date night” for a touch of Summery romance! You can easy get St. Ives products at drug, mass market retailers, and grocery stores, or visit the St. Ives Web Site.
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