Having used a variety of St. Ives lotions and being quite pleased I decided to give the St. Ives Mineral Therapy Body Wash a try. That was a mistake. This body lotion was one of the worst that I've used. My skin was super dry after using it. It doesn't lather well. The smell is not refreshing or invigorating. It smelled and felled like body wash that would be issued to patients in the hospital. I couldn't believe this was a St. Ives product. I always keep their lotions in stock so the quality of this was disappointing. Don't buy this body was unless you really enjoy fresh hospital. Effectiveness My skin was left dry. It actually felt like it was drier than before I took a shower. Usually, body washes give the skin a moist, soft, awake feel but that was not the case with the St. Ives Mineral Therapy Body Wash. Scent The scent is a seaweed smell but not a good seaweed smell. It has a medicated seaweed smell.