Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream Deep Moisturizing Kukui Nut

Last month I needed a body moisturiser and having used this kukui nut moisturiser from Alba Botanica before, and absolutely LOVING it, I decided to purchase it again.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream Deep Moisturizing Kukui Nut

One smooth encounter with this grand-luxe body cream and skin will go coo-coo for kukui. High in essential fatty acids and nutrients, kukui nut softens and nurtures skin. We blend in vanilla, cucumber and arnica extracts, tropical oils and enriching shea and cocoa butters to lock in moisture for all day softness.

I have to say, I am COO-COO for kukui, hence why I bought this moisturiser again! It smells SO GOOOOOD! I find it smells like frosting and I just want to dip some cookies in it and eat it up. It’s seriously that good of a smell.

View ingredients for this moisturiser.
Aqua (Water) green leaf - natural ingredient
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice* green leaf - natural ingredient
Caprylic/Capric green leaf - natural ingredient Triglyceride Derived from coconut oil and glycerin.
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil* green leaf - natural ingredient
Glycerin green leaf - natural ingredient
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter green leaf - natural ingredient
Glyceryl Stearate SE green leaf - natural ingredient A lipid used as surfactant and emulsifying agent. Vegetable origin.
Stearic Acid green leaf - natural ingredient One of the useful types of saturated fatty acids that comes from many animal and vegetable fats and oils.
Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil green leaf - natural ingredient The oil expressed from the nuts of the kukui nut tree, also called candlenut tree.
Stearyl Alcohol green leaf - natural ingredient A compound produced from stearic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid.
Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil green leaf - natural ingredient
Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil green leaf - natural ingredient
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter* green leaf - natural ingredient
Zea Mays (Corn) Oil green leaf - natural ingredient
Arnica Montana Flower Extract green leaf - natural ingredient
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract green leaf - natural ingredient
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract green leaf - natural ingredient
Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract green leaf - natural ingredient
Ascorbyl Palmitate green leaf - natural ingredient An ester formed from ascorbic acid and palmitic acid creating a fat-soluble form of vitamin C.
Carbomer (?) A term used for a series of polymers primarily made from acrylic acid.
Dimethicone synthetic ingredient A type of silicone, dimethicone is one of the most frequently used emollient ingredients in moisturizers due to its gentleness and effectiveness. Dimethicone is considered a synthetic ingredient, even though it’s derived from natural silicon.
Polysorbate 60 green leaf - natural ingredient Most often derived from lauric acid, which is derived from coconuts.
Potassium Hydroxide green leaf - natural ingredient Highly alkaline ingredient (also known as lye) used in small amounts in cosmetics to modulate the pH of a product.
Tocopherol green leaf - natural ingredient A class of organic chemical compounds, many of which have vitamin E activity.
Tocopheryl Acetate (?) Also known as vitamin E acetate, is a common vitamin supplement.
Ethylhexylglycerin synthetic ingredient A synthetic skin-softening agent also used as a preservative, a carrier, or suspending agent for other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol.
Phenoxyethanol synthetic ingredient Common cosmetics preservative that’s considered one of the least sensitising for use in formulations. It does not release formaldehyde. Can be found naturally in green tea, but the commercial ingredient is synthetically produced in a laboratory creating what’s termed a “nature identical” chemical.
Benzyl Benzoate green leaf - natural ingredient A naturally occurring component of essential oils, such as Jasmine Oil and Ylang-Ylang Oil.
Coumarin (?) Apparently it can be synthetic or natural… Organic compound found in plants and derived from the amino acid phenylalanine.
Fragrance (Parfum) (?) Don’t know the source of the fragrance.
Beta-Carotene (CI 40800) green leaf - natural ingredient An organic, strongly colored red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits.
Caramel green leaf - natural ingredient
*Certified Organic Ingredient

View these ingredients on CosDNA.

It has coumarin as an ingredient which rates quite high/bad. That seems to be because it’s associated with allergies and contact dermatitis. I guess it also depends on if it’s natural or synthetic, which I don’t know in this case.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream Deep Moisturizing Kukui Nut

As you can see I’m already more than halfway done my tub of cream already!

This body cream is super moisturising. I apply after my morning shower and I smell like frosting all day long! The scent is not overwhelming though, but then again I love it so I could be biased. 😉

This review is not the longest, but other than it smells good and it moisturises really well I’m not quite sure what else to say…! 🙂

I bought this one on Well.ca for $11.99 CAD and I know you can also get Alba Botanica at Loblaws.

What moisturiser are you currently using?

– Chantal 🙂

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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream Deep Moisturizing Kukui Nut

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

  • I bet I’d be allergic to this but I’ve tried Alba Botanicals coconut lip balm before and it was major love. All of their products smell so good!

    • It’s too bad that you’d be allergic to this one cause it really smells so good! I will have to check out their coconut lip balm cause I LOVE coconut!