Gold Bond touts the "7 intensive moisturizers" in their Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion, which include aloe and jojoba esters. According to beauty expert Paula Beguon, Gold Bond's formula is basic but effective. She refers to its moisturizers as "tried and true." However, she says this lotion lacks more advanced ingredients like ceramides, a moisturizing ingredient that CeraVe Moisturizing Cream and Lotion do offer.
Drugstore.com, TotalBeauty.com and Amazon.com users find the product effective for the most part, though not as effective as some competitors. For example, some Drugstore.com users found its longevity lacking, and one user said the product made her smell like an old lady. Several TotalBeauty.com users reported that this lotion left them feeling sticky or greasy, while MakeupAlley.com users were widely satisfied, though most report using the product on hands and feet -- not on the rest of their body. Because the only professional review of Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion reported that the lotion could be better, Gold Bond doesn't make our Best Reviewed list, though it is still a good value.
Beauty expert Paula Beguon gives Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion a rating of Very Good, her second highest possible score. Beguon says the lotion has many effective ingredients, however it doesn't earn a "Paula's Pick" because it lacks more advanced moisturizers. Beguon specifically mentions a lack of ceramides, which are present in CeraVe Moisturing Cream and Lotion. However, Gold Bond is slightly less expensive than CeraVe, making it a good value according to Beguon.
Review: Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion, Aloe by Gold Bond, Paula Beguon, June 14, 2010
More than 130 Drugstore.com user-reviewers offer their opinions on Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion, and the product scores 4.9 stars out of 5. Many reviewers say that it is effective, however some complain that it doesn't moisturize as long as other products. One reviewer says that the scent makes her smell like an old lady, and as a result she's switched to Olay Quench, which smells better.
Review: Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion, Aloe, Contributors to Drugstore.com
At TotalBeauty.com, reviewers rate products on a 10-star scale, and also offer detailed reviews. With more than 25 reviews, Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion scores 8.5 stars. While many reviews are positive, there are several negative reviews stating that the formula feels sticky or greasy.
Review: Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Lotion, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com
With nearly 200 reviews, Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion scores very well with an average rating of 4.6 stars. Reviewers especially seem to choose it for cold weather and for dry hands and feet. There are not as many reviews discussing the products' effectiveness for the rest of the body, though. In addition, a few reviewers experienced allergic reactions after use.
Review: Lotions/ Creams - Unlisted Brand - Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Skin Therapy Lotion, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com