When the cold chilly weather approaches, I want to have a body lotion that has the most natural ingredients and functions well. After some research, I came across Hugo Naturals all over lotion. As a minimalist, I actually love the idea of not using multiple products. With this one I can use both on my face and body. So far I have tried four different flavors with similar texture. All of them are hydrating lotion, work especially well on the body skin. It’s not very thin, but enough to spread and absorb well. When used on the face, the lotion feels a bit thicker and greasy first, but after some gentle tapping all around, it absorbs well eventually. I will share some of my opinions on the ones I have tried.
On the bottles:
The spray bottle (shown in the left picture) makes it easy to get the bits when applying each time, but when it has 10% left and the tube can’t reach the bottom, you would have to cut it open to get the rest. I guess that’s the problem with all those types of bottles.
The travel size (shown in the middle picture) is convenient to carry around but after using half it isn’t easy to get the rest coming out. Eventually you might have to cut it open to get the rest of it.
The easiest to use is the soft tube (shown in the right picture). However it also happens to be more expensive than the other types, I have no idea why.
UPDATE: (on Nov 22nd, 2016) now 237ml (size in the far left picture) is also available in soft tube form.
Aqua/water, glyceryl stearate SE, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, glycerin squalane, cetyl alcohol, sodium stearoyl lactylate, stearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, tocopherol (red palm oil), allantoin, candelila wax, oryza sativa, polyglyceryl, aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, aloe barbadensis leaf extract*, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, coffea arabica (coffee) seed extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) extract, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) fruit extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, xanthan gum, gluconolactone.
Hugo Naturals All Over Lotion, Nourishing Creamy Coconut
I am a big fan of coconut, but unfortunately, the fragrance doesn’t match the name description. It smells more flowery, only with a bit hint of coconut and with a hint of waxy smell too.
Hugo Naturals All Over Lotion, French Lavender
As a lavender fan this smells authentic. If you ever use lavender essential oil you would absolutely love this calming fragrance. I think it’s perfect to use it after a bath, when you want to have a good sleep. Lavender can soothe your nerve and help you go back to a calming state.
Hugo Naturals All Over Lotion, Vanilla and Sweet Orange
So far this is my absolutely fav!!! It’s a very strong orange smell with sweet vanilla scent, reminding me of the Christmas cookie frosting. As a foodie I have the tendency to fall in love with scent that could be eaten, so I love this one the first time I use it.
Hugo Naturals All Over Lotion, Grapefruit
I like citrus smell as it’s light and fresh, however sometimes it’s not the best idea to be “authentic”. This one has a top note of grapefruit, but after applying it dies down and a bitter and slightly sour smell remains. It’s not my idealist choice of citrus smell.
Hugo Naturals, Baby, Oh-So-Soft Lotion with Shea Butter, Chamomile & Vanilla
Aqua/water, aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, olea europaea (olive) oil*, glyceryl stearate SE, sodium stearoyl lactylate, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, cetearyl glucoside, allantoin, squalane, polyglyceryl, tocopherol (red palm oil), chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, candelilla wax, oryza sativa, arnica montana flower extract, althaea officinalis leaf/root extract, symphytum officinale leaf extract, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, coffea arabica (coffee) seed extract, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, prunus armeniaca (apricot) fruit extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil, xanthan gum, gluconolactone, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract.
The baby lotion smells mild chamomile and vanilla and has very silky and thicker consistency than the other all over lotions. It feels super soft and easy to sink into skin. This one should be excellent for those with extra sensitive skin, since chamomile has calming effect on the irritation of the skin.