June 5, 2014 - Hair and Beauty, Skin Care

Get Your Skin Summer Ready!

It’s officially shorts season, woo hoo! Which means summer’s scorching heat is just around the corner too. Bummer. Sometimes the summer months can be just as challenging as winter when it comes to keeping skin moisturized. Between hot days, dips in the pool and soaking up some rays, my summer skin can get pretty parched. Applying moisturizer twice daily seems to be the only thing that helps. But if you’re like me, the sticky, greasy feel of some heavy lotions is totally unappealing on a hot summer’s day! This summer I’m adding St. Ives® Fresh Hydration Lotion Spray into my beauty routine. It effectively moisturizes my skin without the heavy lotion feel. After I step out of the shower, I just spray it on with the 360° even spray nozzle that sprays at every angle, rub it in, get dressed and go. It absorbs quickly and moisturizes as well as heavy lotions. Plus it leaves a fresh scent on my skin that lasts all day. St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion comes in three different formulations, each with its own unique scent and purpose.
St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion

Energizing Citrus & Vitamin C Fresh Hydration Lotion leaves skin feeling energized and refreshed. It’s the perfect lotion for a hot day with grapefruit extract and vitamin C. It’s fresh fragrance includes notes of grapefruit, orange and lime, as well as soft musk patchouli. Naturally Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Fresh Hydration Lotion soothes dry skin with 100% natural moisturizes glycerin and Shea butter. It smells wonderful with fragrance notes of white floral, gourmand, honey, almond and coconut. The shea butter formulation contains moisturizing vitamins A, E and F, as well as fatty acids which are known to place moisture back into thirsty skin.

My favorite, Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion transports me to a tranquil beach day. It has coconut milk and orchid extract which leave the skin silky and smooth. The fragrance is the best part with Hawaiian jasmine, guava, mandarin zest, pineapple, Lily of the Valley and pink orchid, coconut milk, creamy musk, vanilla and blonde woods. Check out this video to see how I’m incorporating St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion into my summer routine.

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  • I think I would keep the St. Ives Grapefruit scent in the fridge!

  • Bridget Heiple Reich

    I would use it every morning to keep my legs fresh and especially after I shave. 🙂

  • Bridget Heiple Reich
  • Elyse

    I’d use this lotion every day, fresh out of the shower!

  • Emily

    I would use that lotion after the shower to stay moisturized for the day!

  • I use lotion on my legs everyday! These sound like the perfect light weight lotion for summer. I really want to try the grapefruit one!

  • I would use it after I shower and get dressed for the day. I hate putting on thick lotion and then leaving to run errands in the hot summer sun because then I get extra sweaty!

  • Shonda

    I would use the coconut scented ones and pretend I am at the beach..:)

  • Kelly D

    I would use this in the morning to moisturize before I go out for the day.

  • Kelly D
  • Tamara

    My boys are on swim teams and baseball teams. When I’m sitting down watching them is when I realize my legs (and heels!) are super dry. I’d keep the spray lotion in my on-the-go for a quick refresh in the afternoons and evenings.

  • Sam M

    I think the citrus scent would would be perfect for mornings on the go!

  • Cathy

    Just this morning I put lotion on my legs and thought that I really don’t like the thick feel. And now I read this post! It must be divine intervention! Bummer though that I already went to Target today. 🙂

  • Shannon

    I would use this on vacation! Much easier to pack and don’t have to worry about leakage!! 🙂

  • Mami2jcn

    I’d love to use these after a day at the beach.

  • Mami2jcn


  • Nicole Dz

    I see myself using the St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion this summer at the beach with my family.

  • Nicole Dz
  • Sounds like a great line of products! The coconut milk and orchid scent sounds wonderful. I would love to use it in the mornings before I go to work. 🙂

  • Phi Nga

    I’d love to use any St. Ives lotion every morning before I go to work and before bedtime. All these scent sounds so good and the ingredients are very good for skin.

  • Jenni

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE St. Ives porducts!! I think all these lotions would be amazing! Can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for the giveaway too!

  • Elena

    I would use it on vacation to keep my skin looking good

  • Elena
  • Amy C

    I would keep it in the fridge and spritz it on after a day in the sun.

    • That is an AWESOME idea Amy!

  • Beckie M

    I haven’t tried these spray on lotions yet. I’m intrigued! The various scents offered are also light and fresh. I do love St. Ives products!

  • Kelly W.

    My skin always gets so dry, but I hate think, sticky lotions! This product sounds perfect for me. I would use it right out of the shower every morning and give it plenty of time to soak in before getting dressed.

  • Cierra F.

    I would love to use these lotions in the morning before I head out for the day! I am always using lotion and I believe this would be great to use!! I would love to try them.

  • Lisa Brown

    i could use it during camping this summer

  • Lisa Brown
  • heidi

    I am going to try it right this day!!! ( I am going to the city woohooo TARGET)
    anyways, I love love their peach apricot scrub you posted about awhile ago. I am really picky about my skin, but I loved it!

  • Shannon

    Sounds like the perfect lotion for the busy mom on the go. The scents sound delicious!

  • For sure the coconut would be on my nightstand. Husband loves the smell!!

  • Lisa Dunham

    Between the showers after the beach and working out, my skin gets dry in summer, I would use it twice a day, love the scents!

  • Cynthia C

    I would use it right out of the shower to lock in moisture all day.

  • Cynthia C
  • Laura Ryner

    This would be great in my pool bag! My dry skin knows no season!

  • Jessica To

    I would use it each morning after my shower to stay moisturized!

  • Roberta

    I would use it right after I get out of the shower!

  • Tracy Branin

    I LOVE spray on lotions!!! All other lotion makes me feel hot! This looks amazing!!!

  • susu

    Im serious about my lotion for my legs! I live in Florida so with our sticky humidity a light spray on sounds great! The scents sound lovely too!

  • I currently use St Ives lotions and body wash and already love the products! The spray lotion would be wonderful for keeping in my purse or beach bag because in Texas the weather is so hot that I’m always drying out. How easy would this be for touch ups!!

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  • latanya

    I would use it in the mornings to make things go quicker

  • latanya
  • Leigh Anne Borders

    I would use it am and pm. During the summer months my skin stays dry and itchy. I need something good to help keep my skin moisturized.

  • Leigh Anne Borders
  • holly

    I love their facial scrub and can’t wait to try this! The coconut and orchids fragrance sounds perfect for summer. I’d use it in the morning and after being in the sun all day.

  • I love spray lotions, these look amazing! And you’re so cute in your video, I love it!


    These would be great to use after exfoliating to add some moisture to my skin.They all sound great but I would most like to try the oatmeal and shea butter!

  • Cindi

    I actually use St Ives lotion every day, but I can’t wait to try the spray on lotion. I will use it night and morning.

  • Kristen

    This sounds like a product I would want more than one of! I would keep one in my bathroom to use in the mornings and another in my pool bag to use after being outside!

  • Lydia

    I have dry skin so I would use it every morning, I love the idea of a light, fresh summery scent.

  • I’ve found that my legs look better in shorts/skirts if I moisturize them before leaving the house–these sprays would make it so easy. And I’m lazy so easy is my love language! 😉

  • Kristen

    I’d use it after I get out of the pool and rinse off.

  • Kristen
  • Jessie C.

    I would use the Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion to keep my dry skin moisturized during outdoor fun.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • Jessie C.


  • heather

    I would use this lotion every morning and I really want to try the citrus and vitamin c one.

  • Natalie

    I would use the lotion right after I take a shower!

  • Natalie

    I tweeted under twitter id @yarbr012: https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/477245524035117057.

  • I’d use it after a shower.

  • Andrea Darst

    I could use it every day before getting dressed to keep my skin soft and hydrated, and get dressed right away without feeling sticky or greasy!

  • Elle

    I am always open to new lotions and the citrus & vitamin C one looks like great.

  • Elle
  • Susan Smith

    I’d like to try the Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion. My skin gets drier in the Summer as I’m out in the sun.

  • Susan Smith
  • I’d apply it at night before going to bed.

  • It’s always nice after the sun. The coconut milk sounds awesome!


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  • Tina M

    i live in Fl. I use lotion everyday.

  • Gina M

    I would most like to try the Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  • Gina M


  • erica best

    i would use it daily

  • erica best
  • rachel

    Every day to beat dryness!

  • Neiddy

    I would use the St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion in the mornings before I start my day and at nights right before going to bed

  • Neiddy

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  • Rebecca Graham

    I would use this every day after my shower.

  • Kerry

    I would use this after showering in the mornings.


    I would use it right out of the shower in the morning!

  • Debbie B

    I would use it every morning when I get out of the shower !

  • Debbie B
  • flooderette

    i will use it when i get out of the pool

  • lotions help make pretty skin

  • Bruce

    Citrus & Vitamin C

  • Daniel M

    bet would help after getting out of the water at the beach

  • Margaret Smith

    I can see using this St. Ives Lotion after a bath and after a day outdoors.
    Thanks so much.

  • Margaret Smith
  • Stephanie Galbraith

    I will take it with me on vacation.

  • Melissa M

    I would use it after a long day of tanning.

  • Melissa M
  • Rosanne

    I could use it after being in a chlorinated pool

  • Rosanne
  • angie

    I would use it anytime before going out.

  • Tammy

    I spend all my summer days outside in the pool. I would definitely be using this after my shower to rehydrate my skin from the days in the sun

  • Sue Barney

    I would use the Naturally Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter lotion in the mornings while getting ready for work

  • I would use it after a shower to help my dry skin.

  • Lisa V.

    I would use after my showers at home and also bring with me when I go to the beach.

  • Tari Lawson

    I think I could see myself using this several times a week after bathing to help keep my skin looking healthy.

  • Kimmy Ripley

    Would love to try the Naturally Indulgent Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion on my legs after shaving.

  • Kerry
  • Francine Anchondo

    I would use it in the morning and then at nighttime before bed.


    I want to try the the St. Ives Coconut Milk & Orchid lotion and would use it both at home and work.

  • Anastasia

    I could see myself using it all the time 🙂 My skin tends to get dry no matter what the weather , so I’d be spraying this on on a regular basis 🙂

  • Anastasia
  • paige chandler

    I’d use it every day after my shower

  • Stephanie V.

    Naturally Energizing Citrus & Vitamin C would be my first choice to use every morning and night since my skin is so thirsty!

    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  • Shayna

    I would use this lotion everyday after my morning shower !!!

  • Shayna
  • Margie

    We’re doing a lot of traveling this summer. Visiting with lots of friends across the states. Would love to have a new summertime product to try out. The Oatmeal & Shea Butter would be great!

  • Margie
  • Nancy

    I could see using St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion this summer after a day at the pool. Would be refreshing and moisturizing.

  • Nancy
  • Crystal F

    It would actually allow me to use lotion. I don’t use lotion a lot because it just takes too long. This would be quick and easy so I could add it to my routine. thank you!

  • Leela

    I can see using it for my dry skin.

  • Barbara Montag

    I’d use this lotion after swimming and after each shower for soft skin.
    thank you

  • Barbara Montag
  • Ellie W

    i would use it most often at little league games. My boys each play on two teams for spring, summer, and fall.

  • Ellie W
  • mariem

    i think it would be nice chilled- lovely on a hot day

  • tina reynolds

    I would use it to keep my skin soft all summer use in the morning time

  • tina reynolds
  • Seyma Shabbir

    I see myself using it after going to the beach.

  • Tabathia B

    I would use it every morning

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Tabathia B
  • Jessica

    I would use it after a shower.


    use the lotion right after a shower

  • joe gersch

    i could use after a shower

  • kathy pease

    I would use this after getting out of the pool since the chlorine dries my skin

  • kathy pease
  • Amanda Sakovitz

    i would put this on my legs and arms daily

  • Amanda Sakovitz
  • amanda whiltey

    i would apply it daily after my shower to keep my skin looking good for summer.

  • Anna Pry

    i would use it every morning since its so easy and smells good pryfamily5@gmail.com

  • Anna Pry
  • tracey byram

    using it daily after a bath

  • Victoria R.

    St. Ives would be great after a dip in the pool – getting the chlorine off and moisturizing with something that isn’t too heavy and smells good – yes please!

  • Victoria R.
  • Mihaela Day

    I would use the lotion after the shower

  • April V.

    I’d use right out of the shower to lock in as much moisture as possible. I’d also use the fresh citrus because I love the citrus scent.

  • Thomas Murphy

    I would use it on my face after going to the beach.

  • Thomas Murphy
  • Carolyn Daley

    I absolutely love citrus scents including oranges, peaches, and mandarins. I see myself using the St. Ives Energizing Citrus and Vitamin C Fresh Hydration Lotion not only to help my skin, but to smell nice and fresh this summer.

  • linda

    I’d use it after every shower, every day. Ugh hate my alligator skin

  • linda
  • Katherine

    I spend alot of time outdoors so this would help my skin with that

  • Katherine
  • CharityS

    I could moisturize my skin during the summer months.

  • Debbi Wellenstein

    St Ives lotion would be great after a day in the sun.

  • Janice Cooper

    I would like to try the Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract Fresh Hydration Lotion sounds great and this would be nice for my skin in the summer.

  • Janice Cooper
  • Lisa Jones

    I could see myself replacing my regular lotion for this spray on kind! Why, because I am often really busy chasing after three kids and every little time saver I can find is a big win to me. Its hard to find time to take care of myself so these little things allow me to make sure that I can, LOVE it!

  • Chrysa

    I would use it every morning right after my shower!