Monday, November 22, 2010

Review: Qtica Intense Total Hydrating Therapy Lotion

I should have written this review long ago. It's been a month since I used up my sample of Qtica's Intense Hydrating Therapy Lotion. I received a good regular product size portion of this so you know if I used it up. So you know there are some good things about it right away. 


Image from Art of Beauty Website
What the Website Says:
"Qtica Intense Total Hydrating Therapy Lotion is an unscented, advanced therapy lotion for hands, feet and body that locks in moisture for up to 8 hours and helps to keep skin looking smooth and healthy.
Qtica Intense Total Hydrating Therapy Lotion is gentle, non-greasy formula uses a miraculous hyaluronic acid (HA) panthanol and colagen combination to impart and lock in moisture to the dermal layer of skin...and it keeps it there for almost 8 hours. Vitamins A, B, and E help to soothe skin and keep it looking fresh and healthy."
Ingredients
WATER/AQUA, CYCLOMETHICONE, STEARIC ACID, RICE BRAIN OIL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, LANOLIN, DIMETHICONE, CETYL ALCOHOL, TRIETHANOLAMINE, SORBITAN TRISTEARATE, ALOE VERA GEL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PANTHENOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, FRAGRANCE, CARBOMER, BHA

Texture
This is a creamy lotion that dries fairly quickly on the skin. It's not think and goopy like some of the Qtica lotions (I'm thinking about the hand cream). It feels really good going on the skin.

Scent
This lotion smells like other of the Qtica product, with that flowery scent that reminds me of "old lady skincare" type smell but isn't necessarily offensive.


Cost
$16 for the 6 oz bottle, $30 for a 16 oz bottle. I had the 6 oz bottle and it lasted me about 2 months, using it every night.


My Experience
Sometimes I used this lotion as a full body lotion and sometimes I used it as a hand lotion. I have serious dry skin issues. I have patches of eczema on my body which have only been getting worse, so I have to use a steroid cream to alleviate them. This product helped a little bit but not as much as I was hoping with the words "Intense Total Hydration". I didn't find it as intense as I needed it to be. I didn't get 8 hours of hydration when  on my body. Sometimes I needed to reapply after an hour.

Where I found this to be a good product was as a hand lotion. I would put some on my hands as I was heading out the door or going to sleep and they felt so much better. I actually prefer the scented Qtica lotions for the body like the Cool Therapy Lotion.

Bottom Line
Good for hands, but you can find cheaper and more moisturizing lotions for the body. It does have a nice feel to it though.

Full Disclosure
The products in this review were furnished to me by Zoya for my use, but not specifically for a review. I was not paid to provide this review, and have provided my honest opinion of the product. I don't sell Zoya or Qtica products, nor am I affiliated with Art of Beauty in any way.
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