I got a few free sample packets of this body creme (sorry, free samples no longer available) and was intrigued. First of all, the samples they sent were huge, and there were 3 of them! Maybe they knew I’d write about it on my blog…
Wow: When I first tried the lotion, I thought “Yeah, this is pretty good”. (It’s about the same thickness/quality as Nivea, and has a similar fragrance.) Several hours later, I went clothes shopping. When I was getting changed, I noticed my legs were still feeling very moisturized, as if I had just put the lotion on my skin.
Pros: Really moisturizes. Gentle/non-irritating. Not perfume-y. It’s non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores. Made in the USA, if that’s important to you. It’s not tested on animals.
Con: Limited availability – You can get it by ordering online at their website www.trilipiderm.com and at some retailers, if you happen to live in Wyoming or Idaho. You can also get it through amazon. (It’s fulfilled by the manufacturer, but it may be more convenient for you.) It has an odd name. I have a hard time pronouncing it.
But: They do have a “trial offer”. You get a 1 oz. bottle of the lotion for $4.90 (free shipping). If you order more later, you get a $4.90 discount. Also, check www.retailmenot.com for promotion codes (not good on trial offer).
Summary: If you have severely dry skin and have tried other products but don’t like them (or they’re more expensive), this might be worth a shot. At the very least, $4.90 isn’t much of a financial committment.
Prices: $24.95 for 8 oz pump bottle, $14.95 for “Travel Pack” (3 tubes, 1 oz. size)