Tested: St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion


(Photos courtesy St. Ives)Confession time: We were a little skeptical when St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion rolled across our desks at the StyleBistro HQ. Images of our childhood days spent at the pool getting sprayed with sticky sunscreens were flashing through our heads. But we were optimistic and ready to replace bad memories of aerosol cans with new, better ones.

So we wanted to test drive St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotions to a) conquer our fears and b) play with lotion! And we decided to get very scientific with it. Allow us to present to you the unofficial Pro and Con List of using aerosol lotion.

PROS
1) It's fast. This is a major, major pro for us. To be honest, half the time we just forgo the lotioning step in our routine just because we don't have the time to properly lather up. This spray can makes it super quick and easy. No excuses.

2) The lotion dries quickly. Again, speed here is a plus. When you apply the Fresh Hydration Lotion, it really does absorb into the skin fast. No killing time post-lathering, waiting for the lotion to dry.

3) It's not sticky. Nothing irks us more than rubbing in a good lotion only to find that we've become a big 'ole greaser. With Fresh Hydration, we can lotion up sans the gooey grease.

CONS
1) It's a little difficult to control the amount of lotion that comes out. When we first sprayed, the lotion came out very heavy, then tapered off. As much as we tried to avoid thinking of our sunscreen memories, we couldn't help but flashback for a brief moment.

2) Most of it ends up on your hands. Once you get a good stream of lotion spraying on your arm or leg, you end up getting most of it on your hands when you rub it in. At least we did. Not the end of the world, but something to keep in mind.

After it was all said and done, St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion didn't erase all of our bad sunscreen memories (some things are just destined to remain), but the Energizing Citrus and Vitamin C scent did find a spot in our post-shower lotion routine.

St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion, $7.99, Walgreens.
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