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Product summary

Based on the ingredient list, "Aveda - Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion" can work well for skin moisturization. As we expect from a proper moisturizer, the formula includes a combo of effective humectants and emollients. These are the two different types of ingredients that are essential for improving the skin hydration and supporting a healthy skin barrier. Humectants in this product (panthenol, algae extract, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate and hydrolyzed algin) help to increase the water content in the upper layer of the skin. (These ingredients do so by "capturing" water molecules from the outside air or from within the deeper layers of the skin). Emollients in this formulation (algae extract, cholesterol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone and simmondsia chinensis seed oil) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.

This product contains ingredients that could be beneficial, but their concentrations are too low in this formulation: oatmeal extract

Irritation risk

There are quite a few common irritants in this product, including ingredients without particular skin benefits. We would not recommend it for sensitive skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "Aveda" is cruelty free, but its parent company is not.


The product retails for 68.63CA$ in Canada, for 45.75A$ in Australia, from 26.99$ up to 49.99$ in the United States and from 7.20£ up to 34.38£ in the United Kingdom.

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