Posts Tagged 'hand cream'

Endota Lavender & Alpine Pepper Hand Cream

Since returning home, which in my mind was like being plucked from the beach and dunked into ice water, my hands have shriveled in protest. The icy hair combined with the blast of my car heater has left them tight and dry.

Enter Endota Lavender and Alpine Pepper Hand Cream, which I received as part of the PRIMPED Look Book Event gift bag. I’d set it aside after the event for winter use, forgot about it, and now magically found it again – just when I needed it most! It hasn’t left my hand bag since.

The Lavender & Alpine Pepper scent (I never knew there was such a thing as pepper from the Alpine regions, but there you go) is strangely a great combination; soothing yet invigorating at the same time. Contradictory results, I know.

It’s extremely hydrating, but I wouldn’t say the formula rapidly absorbs. However once it has, it’s non-greasy and you won’t need to reapply for a good few hours, unless you’re craving your Alpine Pepper hit. In that case, go nuts.

Endota gets serious props in my book for using natural and organic all-Australian ingredients, having enviro-friendly and recycled packaging and for donating 1% of skincare sales to Bush Heritage Australia. Something that looks after you AND the Australian environment/wildlife – good one!


Review: Grown Vanilla & Orange Peel Hand Cream

Since the cold snap shimmied its way into Melbourne, I have been loving hand cream sick. As soon as that tight, dry feeling starts to sneak its way across the back of my hands and down my drier-than-a day-old-fish-finger digits – I’m on it. So I was clearly delighted when I came across Grown‘s Vanilla & Orange Peel Hand Cream.

Source: Grown

The formula is fantastic; completely non-greasy and really rapidly absorbed for such a hydrating cream. No marks on my computer! Orange dominates the vanilla in the battle of the scents, but overall it’s subtle. I would prefer vanilla to wear the pants in this relationship; the orange reminds me a little of orange chocolate, of which I’m not a fan. It’s definitely growing (ha!) on me though, and it clearly hasn’t been an offensive enough of a scent/taste connection to discourage me from repeatedly applying this skin-loving cream.

Grown is an organic beauty range providing products for the face, body and hair. The star Bio Active ingredients in this black metal tube (loving the sexy packaging by the way – yes, packaging can be sexy – to me at least) are the antioxidants from grape seed, wheatgerm and rosehip oil. Antioxidants are the guys that fight free radicals – nasties that can damage your skin, basically. The moisturising properties come from rosehip (once again, that hero ingredient) and camellia seed oil.Well done guys, you do an amazing job!

I’ve got 65ml’s to last me, but at the rate of current use, it will be a sad day when my Grown hand cream has to leave me.

Review: Jurlique Jasmine Hand Cream

Image courtesy of Primped

Firstly, how amazing is the scent of jasmine? It’s right up there in the flower smells for me, possibly battling with gardenia, which I think is an influence of both my mother’s and Nan’s favourite scents.

I was first introduced to Jurlique’s Jasmine range by buying Nan the body wash and body lotion, (both of which are just as divine as the hand cream) and was planning on passing the hand cream over as well…and then just couldn’t. I love it too much! (Sorry Nan, maybe for your birthday?)

The creamy, thick texture of this hand cream is beautiful, and after after waiting a minute for it to sink in and work its magic, it’s non-greasy and supremely hydrating.

It’s like that old saying (which I’m pretty sure I just made up..) lead a horse to water and it will realise it was thirsty. My hands being the proverbial horse. Man, this stuff is addictive! I’ve become so used to the soft, silky texture of my hands after applying the cream and that once it wears off after a few hours, I’m like a junkie looking for my next hit!

It also had a surprising second use. One day I had forgotten to apply my daily spritz of perfume (gasp!) so after rummaging around in my bag looking for the little sample bottles I usually have floating around in there, I came across ol’ Jasmine. Hrmm, smells good on my hands, why not me?! I rubbed a little into my neck and wrists and was greeted with a soft, subtle Jasmine scent that followed me around for hours. Saviour!

I love the minimalist old-style metal tube, which gives it a vintage medicinal feel. Be careful about how you squeeze it out though; if you squeeze too tight near the top then you may risk the metal bending and cutting off the rest of your creamy jasmine supply!

This is definitely on my list to buy when it runs out, and also on Nan’s birthday list.

I received this hand cream as part of the PRIMPED VIP package. To read what other members are saying, click here.

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