Amara Organics Vitamin C Face & Body Lotion 15%

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A non-greasy, smoothing aloe lotion with sunflower and palm oils. Great for dry skin. Some added Vitamin C which is lower down on the ingredient list.

Best For
Skin soothing, moisturizing, hydrating, and rejuvenation [1-7]; Improved skin health [1-7]
What's in It Aloe + Sunflower Oil + Palm Oil + Cetyl alcohol + MSM + Stearic Acid + Vitamin C
Ingredients of Concern

Phenoxyethanol (safe in small amounts- toward end of ingredient list)

    • Cruelty-free
    • Paraben-free


    • A nice moisturizing body lotion with aloe as the first ingredient
    • Application feels silky smooth with quick absorption
    • We believe it's a great after sun mositruizer due to the aloe content
    • Many say it is not greasy which is a huge benefit for a lotion
    • Many say it does not cause any breakouts or skin blemishes
    • Has some Vitamin C - the derivative Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
    • Sunflower seed and Palm oil help smooth skin (has smaller amounts of shea + jojoba which are great for skin moisturization)
    • Beneficial ingredients in lower ammounts include: Glycerin, Shea Butter, Jojoba oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Green tea, Vitamin E

    • No Petrochemicals, No Parabens, No Artificial colors, No Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates, No DMDM Hydantoin/Diazonial Urea, No EDTA, No TEA, DEA, or MEA, No Phthalates, No Methylisothiazolinone
    • Not tested in animals
    • Contains some organic ingredients
    • Company located in Oregon

    Ingredients Concern: Phenoxyethanol (2-4 on EWG, may irritate skin), safe in small amounts


    • The Vitamin C is in the middle of the ingredient list which means it is diluted by the other ingredients which is quite fine for a body lotion.
    • In reality, this is a nice smoothing aloe lotion with some beneficial ingredients
    Located in Beaverton, Oregon - Amara is committed to using the highest quality ingredients in its affordable skin care products and formulates without toxins ( No petrochemicals, parabens, artificial colors, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates, DEA, TEA, MEA, EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone, Phthalates, DMDM Hydantoin/Diazonial Urea).


    The strength as a moisturizer is fantastic a "5". However because it is marketed as Vitamin C lotion and vitamin C is lower on the ingredient list it is given a lower strength score.


    The results as a moisturizer is fantastic a "5". However, because it is marketed as Vitamin C lotion for wrinkles and fine lines -- and vitamin C is lower on the ingredient list, it is given a lower results score. We wouldn't expect that you would see a huge anti-arinkle benefit from this. However it is great after sun moisturizer that will help smooth your skin. If you have dry skin, we think you will like this product.

    The science:

    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that penetrates the membrane of cells throughout the body, thereby boosting the health of skin, bone, tendon, and muscle cells as well as immune system function [2]. Camellia sinensis leaf extract (green tea) contains antioxidants such as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which combat UV-induced DNA damage in the skin [5]. Jojoba seed oil and aloe barbadensis boost the body's natural wound-healing processes [6, 7]. Vitamin E oil helps create a protective barrier on the surface of the skin [2].

    Skin soothing, moisturizing, hydrating, and rejuvenation [1-7]; Improved skin health [1-7]
    Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and helps it retain moisture [1]. Vitamin C acts directly upon collagen metabolism by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin fibers [2]. Collagen production is vital for healthy skin, bones, tendons, and muscles. Plant sources such as aloe vera also contain powerful bioflavonoids that combat cell damage that is linked to free radicals and they subsequently promote detoxification, which dramatically improves health [3, [5]. JoJoba oil and aloe vera are beneficial due to their anti-aging, wound healing, and anti-inflammatory activity, and they also helps enhance the absorption of other topical agents [6, 7]. Vitamin E helps ease sunburn and protects the skin from UV damage due to its soothing, antioxidant, and wound-healing properties [2].

    Key Ingredients: Aloe + Sunflower Seed Oils + Palm Oils + Contains some Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C)

    Beneficial ingrdedients in lesser amounts: Glycerin, Shea Butter, Jojoba oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Green tea, Vitamin E

    All Ingredients: Aloe Vera Juice (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice)*, Deionized Water (Aqua), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil)*, Isopropyl Palmitate (Sustainable Palm Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Stearic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii Butter), Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil)*, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract)*, Gotu Kola Extract (Centella Asiatica Extract)*, Horsetail Plant Extract (Equisetum Arvense Extract), Wild Geranium Extract (Geranium Maculatum Extract), Dandelion Extract (Taraxacum Officinale Extract)*, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

    Wash and pat your skin dry. If you use a toner, apply toner first. Apply a small amount of serum with fingertips to entire face, neck, and décolletage. Allow to dry. Follow with a moisturizer. Can be used daily, morning or night.
    Consult a dermatologist before use, Always test out your skin's sensitivity by applying a small amount to the inside of your wrist first, For external use only, Avoid contact with eyes, If skin sensitivity occurs or if you suspect an allergic reaction, stop use and consult your doctor, Keep out of reach of children and animals, Phenoxyethanol has an EWG score between 2-4, depending on its usage Triethanolamine an EWG score between 2-4, depending on its usage
    [1] Bukhari SNA, Roswandi NL, et al. Hyaluronic acid, a promising skin rejuvenating biomedicine: A review of recent updates and pre-clinical and clinical investigations on cosmetic and nutricosmetic effects. Int J Biol Macromol. 2018;120(Pt B):1682-1695. [2] 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. [3] Pietta PG. Flavonoids as antioxidants. J Nat Prod. 2000;63:1035-1042 [4] Paiva SA, Russell RM. Beta-carotene and other carotenoids as antioxidants. J Am Coll Nutr. 1999;18(5):426-33. [5] Korać RR, Khambholja KM. Potential of herbs in skin protection from ultraviolet radiation. Pharmacogn Rev. 2011;5(10):164-73. [6] Pazyar N, Yaghoobi R, et al. Jojoba in dermatology: a succinct review. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2013;148(6):687-91 [7] 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.
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