Friday, 18 October 2013

Neals Yard Remedies Geranium and Orange Hand Cream

A few weeks back I was chosen as one of the lucky winners of a Neals Yard Remedies Hand Cream on Twitter.

I had never really heard about them, until I saw fellow blogger, Audrey retweet them on my feed. I figured entering their Friday Freebie wouldn't hurt, so I gave them a retweet and late that day they told myself and Audrey that we had been chosen as the winners. I mailed off my address and a week later the postman rang my doorbell and presented me with a padded envelope all the way from London!

I couldn't wait to get into it, so I ripped it open immediately, and found a lovely hand written note and a really generously sized tube of Geranium and Orange Hand Cream.

Now, not many people know this about me but I adore Geraniums, because they remind me of the summers I spent with my Auntie and all the afternoons whiled away as a kid with my late Granny. Funnily enough, Geraniums smell more like lemons, than anything, so it may be easier to just tell the not-so green-fingered among you guys that is smells amazingly of lemon and orange...

What It Says On The Tube: 

"Deeply NOURISHES and uplifts. Moisturises and softens with the uplifting sunny scent of rose geranium and vibrant sweet orange oil."

It also states that the ingredients are 92% organic, with a long list of the things it doesn't contain:

No EDTA (a substance used to stabilize products interaction with air)
No Mineral Oils,
No Synthetic Fragrances or Colours,
No Parabens,
No Silicones,
No Phthalates (emulsifiers used in the cosmetics industry)

What I Thought Of It:

I have to say this cream was wonderful. It's so thick, it keeps the shape of the dispensing hole until you rub it into your hands. A little also goes a very long way. I squeezed out a blob the first couple of times and I was able to cover both of my hands and half way up my forearms.

The formula sunk into my hands rapidly, and is that wasn't enough, my mother tried it out, and although she is allergic to pretty much any and all lotions, this didn't upset her skin at all. What a great result!!

Add to that the gorgeous, nostalgia inducing scent, and this cream is one of my favorite things in a long time! When this runs out (which wont be for a while because it's so economical) I will definitely be getting another tube!

Things To Consider:

NYR are a pretty awesome bunch of people, creating natural products because they are of the belief that beauty should be natural rather than synthetic. That sits really well with me but a huge selling point is their Cruely Free ethos, whereby they are also supporting FRAME, which is a British NGO dedicated to finding an alternative to animal testing. If you want to read more about their Cruelty Free beliefs, then you can click HERE.

Neals Yard Geranium and Orange Hand Cream is £10.00 per 50ml and can be bought HERE