Alba Botanica Very Emollient Island Citrus Bath & Shower Gel

946 mL, 32 fl oz
Botanical emollient body wash that soothes, hydrates, and cleanses sensitive skin. The 100% vegetarian formula is hypo-allergenic and contains citrus, chamomile, and lavender as well as other herbs.
Best For
Skin health [1-6]; Skin hydrating, cleansing, and soothing [1-6]
Ingredients of Concern

Benzyl Alcohol; l, Potassium Sorbate; Sodium Benzoate; Citral; Limonene; Fragrance

    • All-natural
    • Organic
    • Non-toxic
    • Fragrance-free
    • Paraben-free
    • Vegan

    • Pros:
    • Botanical emollient body wash that soothes, hydrates, and cleanses the skin
    • Beneficial for sensitive skin
    • Promotes refreshing moisture for extra dry skin
    • 100% vegetarian ingredients
    • Contains tropical extracts and herbs
    • Hypo-allergenic
    • Rich-lathering body wash
    • Leaves the skin feeling soft and supple
    • Leaping bunny certified
    • Paraben-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free

    Ingredients Concern:  Benzyl Alcohol; l, Potassium Sorbate; Sodium Benzoate; Citral; Limonene; Fragrance

    Cons:  May not provide the same experience for all users, Contains a number of ingredients with high EWG scores, WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

    Alba Botanica's mission is to create a vibrant set of beautiful, body loving products that nourish skin, hair and the soul. This brand is dedicated to vegetarian products with botanical ingredients. In addition, they love the idea of keeping our planet safe by reducing their carbon footprint. Unfortunately some of their products have ingredients of concern.
    Citrus contains vitamin C that is a powerful antioxidant that penetrates through the skin in order to boost the health of skin cells [1]. Aloe barbadensis boosts the body's natural would healing processes [2]. Coconut oil has been shown to promote skin health due to its moisturizing properties [3, 4]. Herbs such as chamomile and lavender have soothing properties that help target skin irritation, redness, and itching [5, 6].
    Skin health [1-6]; Skin hydrating, cleansing, and soothing [1-6]
    The vitamin C content in citrus fruits act directly upon collagen metabolism by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin fibers [1]. Collagen production is vital for vibrant, healthy skin. Aloe barbadensis has anti-inflammatory properties that help restore and maintain the skin barrier [2]. Coconut oil supports moisture retention of dry, irritated skin, including the scalp, and it helps target skin inflammation [3, 4]. Research shows that chamomile has a soothing and softening effect on the skin due to its terpenoid and flavonoid components [5]. Lavender helps lessen skin irritation from infections, insect bites due to its analgesic properties [6].

    Key Ingredients:  Citrus; Coconut; Chamomile, Lavender; Aloe (The % were not disclosed.)

    All Ingredients:  Aqua (Water), Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil(1), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Centella Asiatica Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Limonene, Fragrance (Parfum). (1)Certified Organic Ingredient

    Massage into a fragrant lather over your entire body in the bath or shower. Or add generously to running water for a richly replenishing bubble bath. For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach children.
    These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
    1. Murray JC, Burch JA, et al. A topical antioxidant solution containing vitamins C and E stabilized by ferulic acid provides protection for human skin against damage caused by ultraviolet irradiation. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2004;26(5):231-8. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008;59(3):418-25. 2. Hajhashemi M, Rafieian M, et al. The effect of Aloe vera gel and sweet almond oil on striae gravidarum in nulliparous women. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018;31(13):1703-1708. 3. Agero AL, Verallo-Rowell VM. A randomized double-blind controlled trial comparing extra virgin coconut oil with mineral oil as a moisturizer for mild to moderate xerosis. Dermatitis 2004;15:109-16. 4. 11. Evangelista MT, Abad-Casintahan F, Lopez-Villafuerte L. The effect of topical virgin coconut oil on SCORAD index, transepidermal water loss, and skin capacitance in mild to moderate pediatric atopic dermatitis: a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial. Int J Dermatol. 2014 Jan;53(1):100-8. 5. Srivastava JK, Shankar E, Gupta S. Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future. Mol Med Rep. 2010;3(6):895-901. 6. Koulivand PH, Khaleghi Ghadiri M, Gorji A. Lavender and the nervous system. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:681304.
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