I am lucky enough to have recently been sent some rather lovely toiletries from B Organic Skincare to trial and review.
I was sent the gorgeous Lavender and Chamomile Handcare Set which was perfect as my hands have become really dry and sore, and started to crack in between my fingers. For a mum of a baby or toddler, when all you seem to be doing is washing your hands, this cold weather is torture with the biting wind chapping and drying out all your skin. I'd been using Neutrogena which was good but just wasn't having a lasting effect throughout the day.
The set consists of the following:
Lavender Hand Wash
"Our organic hand wash will clean your hands without drying out your skin with nasty chemical, our certified organic lavender essential oil will keep them soft & soothe skin irritations, cuts and scrapes. Follow up with our B Organic hand lotion to keep your hands pampered."
Lavender and Chamomile Hand Lotion
"Our organic hand lotion will nourish your hands and feed your skin whilst lavender and chamomile soothe skin irritation, cuts and scrapes."
Both products are delicately fragranced with organic lavender essential oils which are designed to keep hands soft and soothe. The wash and lotion are presented in an attractive aluminium canister with a pump dispenser.
Firstly, the handwash is great; just the right amount is dispensed and it cleans really well. I was apprehensive that the cracks between my fingers would sting during use but it is so gentle that my concerns were unfounded. Often with handwashes you can feel a soapy residue on them but not with this one. There was also a pleasant faint aroma of lavender on my hands for about 20 minutes afterwards.
Similarly the hand lotion is fragranced with organic lavender essential oil but twinned with the soothing qualities of chamomile. I'm always sceptical of many hand lotions, they can leave your hands feeling greasy or slimy with a film that taints everything you touch or eat. That's asides from whether it works or not! Again, the pump dispenser produced just the right amount to massage into my hands and wrists, soaking in well and no residue to detect. Within a few days use, the dry and cracked scaley skin between my fingers was soothed and healed with only a twice daily application.
I will definitely be using these products again and am planning to buy the giftset (gift-wrapping optional) for my sister's birthday in a month's time as she suffers with her hands as I do. I can also rest assured that she will appreciate and use them as she is incredibly particular about the types of products she uses, and I'll be able to tell her that B Organic Skincare products are:
- paraben free
- lanolin free
- Propylene Glycol-free
- artificial colour-free
- contain organic essential oils (lavender, chamomile and aloe-vera)
- not tested on animals, 'only on friends and family'.
Read more about B Organic's philosophy here.
While I received these products free of charge to provide an honest review, I have not been offered any other reward for my opinion.