Well, the good news is that I like this lotion a lot. It's fragrance free, clear, and has no viscosity, so it goes on like water and it sinks in (or vapors off? hmm...) like water, only very moisturizing water that leaves my skin very soft and comfortable. All the win, right? Not quite. That's where the bad news comes in.
The bad news is that while HABA products are free of paraben, fragrance, color, mineral oil, and surfactant, the company isn't shy about the origin of its main ingredient, squalane - from shark liver. I'll be frank that when it comes to animal-derived products I'm as guilty as, well, everyone else. I mean, I do eat meat and hell, I've used skincare with placenta protein (Hadanomy AquaPlacenta Concentrated Mist and Facial Cleanser) and who knows from where they got that stuff, and snail secretion (Nature Republic Snail Therapy 80 Emulsion), and I didn't mind any of them! In fact, I liked the snail slime stuff enough to repurchase a set of Snail Therapy Skin Booster (lotion/toner) and Emulsion, which I'm going to get to soon!
But I think I'm going to draw the line at shark liver, and not because I'm icked out or anything. Quite the opposite, I actually like sharks. I don't like them enough to go take a dip with them or anything - I'd prefer to be the one eating lunch/dinner, not eaten as lunch/dinner - but I won't buy shark products or eat shark fin soup. So I do feel super guilty that I like both this G-Lotion as well as the Squalane Beauty Oil very much, and I'm glad I've tried both. I will finish using what I have, but I will not buy anything else from HABA, ever, especially when squalane can be derived through sugarcane, Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil - 100% Purified Squalane for example, a sample of which I just got a sample of this not too long ago and am looking forward to try. So yeah, I like this stuff but I will not buy it.