Avalon Organics’ lavender lotion is formulated for extra dry skin with a perfectly balanced blend of 8 natural oils. It is a beautifully, scented, soft lotion made with biodegradable, vegetarian, 70% organic ingredients.
Price: RRP £6.99
Avalon Organics have launched a new look recently, but comparing the ingredients list between the new and old packaging for this particular lotion, it remains the same product and the ingredients lists are identical. Even the plastic bottles look identical, only the labels have been changed. Some Amazon-based retailers continue to sell the old label products.
About The Hain Celestial Group
The Hain Celestial Group was founded in 1993, operates in North America, Europe and India with their headquarters are in Lake Success, NY. It is known for acquiring organic and natural food and personal care brands and owns multiple well-known brands, including Avalon Organics, JASON Everyday natural care, Rice Dream, Linda McCartney, Tilda Rice and New Covent Garden (soup brand). Their 2015 sustainability report can be viewed on their site.
Hain Celestial Group have been sued and recently settled a $7.5 million a class action suit in the US for making claims on their packaging was misleading – read more details in a recent CBS news article here. Avalon Organics have since repackaged and in some cases reformulated some of their personal care products.
- Target age range: Adults, Older adults
- Target gender: Female with floral packaging, support charitable cause for girls with Empower Her Through Education campaign.
- Left, right and one handed use.
- No SLS, no parabens, no phthalates, no GMOs
- It has a strong lavender smell that once applied leaves a distinctive lavender scent on your skin. Not recommended if you dislike strong scents or have a sensitivity.
Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil(1), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran(1), Beta-Glucan(1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Extract(1), Echinacea Angustifolia Extract(1), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract(1), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)(1), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil(1), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Flaxseed) Oil(1), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil(1), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil(1), Arginine, Bisabolol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol(1), Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citral, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
Environment & People
Certification: Leaping Bunny, NSF/ANSI 305, USDA National Organic Program.
At £5-7 from Amazon for a generously sized 350ml bottle, it is one of the least expensive organic label lotions on the market. At the moment, it is not one of the most trusted brands in the industry, but it does seem like The Hain Celestial Group is pulling out all the stops to reassure consumers that Avalon Organics is a reputable, natural brand they can trust to be safe for their skin and not detrimental to the environment.
Capacity: 355 ml (12 fl.oz)
Item Weight: 340 g
Made in the U.S.A.
Avalon Organics’ lavender lotion is excellent for dry skin in particular, but its lingering scent is a bit too strong for my personal taste and I found it bothersome. Despite the packaging stating that it contains no synthetic fragrances, due to its strong smell I would recommend caution to anyone who have had a bad reaction to strong scents.
It is nourishing without being greasy, smells lovely if strong and rubs in well. Recommended to anyone with dry skin looking for a natural, lavender fragranced lotion.
The review is based on Avalon Organics lavender Hand and Body Lotion bottle purchased in April 2016. Click to read more about our eco icons and access icons used in this review. This article was first published on 27 April 2016.