What can I say? Although it is lighter than the cream, it is definitely still very moisturizing. There’s a light herbal scent that fades quickly. I usually only use lotions in the summer, so having SPF is definitely a plus, although I’m not sure why the Abyssine cream has a higher SPF (at SPF 23). The little plastic bottle it comes in looks tiny, but surprisingly it actually contains 75 ml/2.5 oz of product. Plus, at $43 it’s cheaper than the cream by $2! Given it’s quite rich for a lotion, you only need 2-3 squirts and so it can last on minimum, a good half year.
The con? I’m not convinced about it’s anti-aging properties. The Abyssine Lotion promises to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Mind you, I do have wrinkles on my forehead and they did not noticeably get better.
The concept is appealing though – SPF and anti-wrinkle for the win! I wouldn’t rule out buying it again, but it’s not on my top restock list either.