This lotion is creamy, fast absorbing, moisturizing, and smells divine. Like a warm, cooking vanilla rather than a synthetic, perfumed vanilla. It feels great and certainly lives up to its nourishing claims. However, the issue I have with this product (other than the fact that I find $20 to be way too expensive for a lotion), is that it contains Japanese Honeysuckle extract, which is a very controversial ingredient.
First off, this is not a natural ingredient. It goes through chemical processing and it is formulated using nanotechnology, which is a process that some believe to be dangerous. Nano particles are so small that they may be absorbed into the body in a harmful manner. Although there is still much research to be done, what has been clarified in the preliminary studies of nanotechnology is that some types of nano particles can be harmful to cells and tissue. Also, Japanese Honeysuckle extract is tested on embryonic stem cells.
Another major issue is that Japanese Honeysuckle extract is basically a "natural paraben". Its chemical makeup is exactly the same as synthetic parabens, and a lot of companies hide behind this, because most people do not realize that Japanese Honeysuckle extract can pretty much be called a type of paraben.
The reason most of this review is about Japanese Honeysuckle extract is simple: It is the one and only reason I do not recommend this product and have discontinued use due to the research I have done and the information I have been given on that particular ingredient. It is not a pure ingredient, and I hope that 100% Pure considers removing it from their products, because other than that, this is a really beautiful lotion.