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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Wash Passion Fruit Review Caulfield's Counter

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Wash Passion Fruit

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Wash Passion Fruit Review Ingredients

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Wash Passion Fruit Ingredients

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Vitacost.com and iHerb.com.
Scent: Tropical passion fruit
I Like: the light texture of the body wash. Effectively cleans. Cruelty free.
Not a fan of: the synthetic fragrance ingredients.

Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian Passion Fruit Body Wash effectively cleans without leaving your skin overly dry. The body cleanser has a relatively intense tropical fragrance – something to keep in mind if you’re sensitive to strong scents. However, the smell doesn’t linger after washing. This product does not produce a lot of lather, but it does leave you feeling island fresh. Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian Passion Fruit Body Wash is certainly worth trying if you’re seeking a reasonably priced tropical-scented body wash.

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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream Review on Caulfield's Counter

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream Ingredients List on Caulfield's Counter

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Drugtore.com and Amazon.com.
Scent: strong “tropical” fragrance
I Like: how light the cream is.  Effective at moisturizing and sinks in quickly.
Not a fan of: the strong synthetic tropical scent.

Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream is more like a lotion than a body butter.  Because the product came in a tub, I expected a thicker, heavier consistency.  The cream is not rich, but it is effective at moisturizing.  The product sinks very quickly into the skin.  I used it on all parts of my body, except for the face.  Some notable ingredients in the cream include shea butter, mango, cucumber, kukui oil, macadamia oil, and rosehip seed oil.  The only aspect of the product I didn’t enjoy was the strong synthetic “tropical” fragrance.

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Alba Botanica sunblock spf 30 sunscreen mineral review Caulfield's Counter Skincare beauty grooming

Alba Botanica Natural Very Emollient Sunscreen Fragrance Free Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Alba Botanica Natural Very Emollient Sunscreen Fragrance Free Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Ingredients List Caulfield's Counter Skincare review beauty grooming skin cancer prevention

Alba Botanica Natural Very Emollient Sunscreen Fragrance Free Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $ (approximately $10) – Available at Alba Botanica, Vitacost, and Whole Foods Markets.
Scent: Fragrance free.
I like: that this is a mineral sunscreen.  Effective in preventing sunburn.  Stays on while you swim.
Not a fan of: the very thick consistency – makes it a little harder to apply.  May leave a white film on the skin.  Great stuff nonetheless.

Alba Botanica’s Natural Very Emollient Mineral Sunblock SPF 30 is a fantastic alternative to the chemical sunscreens that are commonly found in drug stores.  Mineral and chemical sunscreens differ in one major way.  Mineral sunscreens provide a physical barrier of protection (usually consisting of  zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide) between the skin and the sun.  They block and deflect the Sun’s harmful rays.  Chemical sunscreens, on the other hand,  absorb Sun rays.  This relatively natural, unscented product works quite well at preventing sunburn as long as you reapply after swimming or excessive sweating.  The cream’s texture is thick, making it a little harder to spread, and can leave a white film.  That’s the tradeoff of using a mineral sunblock.  Nourishing ingredients in this product include grapeseed oil and jojoba oil. Try Alba Botanica’s Natural Very Emollient Mineral Sunblock SPF 30 if you’re thinking about making the switch from chemical sunscreens.

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