Man, I so wanted to love this product. In fact, I had decided that I was going to love it from the moment I saw it, but it was not to be. I bought this hand cream at Just Beauty Direct for £5.14. The tube has 60 ml of product. I think that's resonable. I like the design of the tube. The green pattern is quite pretty:
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus* (sunflower oil), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis* (sweet almond oil), Vitis Vinifera* (grape seed extract), Stearic acid, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin*, Glyceryl Stearate / Cetearyl Alcohol / Cetyl Palmitate / Cocoglycerides, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice powder* (Aloe Vera), Butyrospermum Parkii* (Shea Butter), Phenoxyethanol / Benzyl Alcohol / Potassium Sorbate, Pelargonium Graveolens flower oil* (Rose Geranium), Sodium Benzoate, Citral, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool.
*Certified organic. Hand cream is certified by the Soil Association and contains a minimum of 92% organic content.
The ingredients are ok. I love that it's certified organic, and it has 92% organic ingredients. A lot of organic products have a lot less (I believe they only have to include 10% to be certified as organic)
There are two problems with this hand cream:
Problem #1: It stinks. I absolutely cannot stand the smell of this. I'm allergic to mosquito bites, and this cream smells exactly like the products my parents would put on me to scare the mosquitos away. I've been testing the cream for a month, and I'm getting more used to the smell, but I still think it stinks. There goes one lemming point....
I think it's the Rose Geranium oil that smells like this, so if you already know that you don't mind that smell, maybe you'll like this cream.
Problem #2: It's not moisturizing enough. My hands aren't terribly dry, but this cream still isn't enough. It does absorb resonably quickly, and I like the texture, but that doesn't make up for the poor moisturizing properties.
I really, really support the idea of organic skincare, but this cream simply isn't moisturizing enough. Thumbs up for packaging, texture, and a high precentage of organic ingredients, but
thumbs down for the final product.
3/5 Lemmings - For a great idea that didn't turn out so hot (and smells bad).
2 days ago