Can this be my new all time favorite body lotion?
I think it is! While shopping at Penny Wise (one of Trinidad's beauty supply stores) I came across the Daggett & Ramsdell Luxury Hand & Body Lotion in Pomegranate and Olive (I got the pomegranate). My St. Ives was almost finished and I needed to replace it with something different because I found it didnt do anything 'special' for my skin. Out of all the brands displayed I picked this one up after reading the ingredients and it seemed like damn good stuff in there!
Daggett & Ramsdell is made by Fisk Brands in New York. The website describes the lotions as:
'Daggett & Ramsdell Luxury Hand & Body Lotions work to revitalize, protect and help hydrate the driest of skin. Our lotions are rich in texture and quickly penetrates the skin to soothe, moisturize and nourish. Our Pomegranate Lotion does not only improve skin tone, it gives the skin a healthier appearance and a youthful glow without an oily-residue. Reveal the youthful you with skin that is healthy and hydrated by Daggett & Ramsdell Luxury Hand & Body Lotions.'
The thing that most intrigued me about the product was the ingredients. I have to say that most of the affordable lotions on the market have some very questionable ingredients that we do not take into consideration. Heck we cant even pronounce it! This one however has many oils and fruit extracts:
Ingredients: Water(Aqua), Mineral Oil, Glycerin, PEG-40 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Microcrystalline Wax, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract (Pomegranate Fruit Extract), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Hyaluronic Acid, Morus Nigra Fruit Extract , Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Seed Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, BHT, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate.
Important to note: Each lotion variation has different ingredients to suit.
The ingredients not highlighted are emulsifiers, stabilizers and biodegradable plant preservatives.
Your skin is the largest organ on the human body and the one most exposed. It is like a sponge that sucks up what you put on it even toxins! For this reason I am very weary of what I put on it.
I have been applying this lotion for a week and right off the bat I could definitely feel the difference in the texture. It has the consistence and feel of a creamy body butter and yet not too oily; the 'luxury feel' was certainly felt.
The smell is really delightful! I'm not sure what pomegranates smell like but this smells like fresh lemon grass! It lingers for a little while and then fades, but I don't mind cuz I didn't buy it for aroma. I apply this product twice a day all other the body.
My skin honestly feels well moisturized. I even applied a little on my face and it didn't feel greasy at all, almost like a night face cream!
As for the price point, this body lotion cost $29.99TT (Size: 16.89 fl oz / 500 ml).
However, fiskgroup.com has it for $9.99US ($60.00TT)!! I think it is worth the buy and comparing it to the other popular lotion brands, which cost about the same, and the ingredients are way more inviting. I see a number of people have jumped on the bandwagon because....the shelf was almost bare!
I really think you ladies will like this lotion. I want to get the coconut one!
If you see it, get it!
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