Lately, I had a rush of sudden love for Elizabeth Arden. That’s why I visited their online store and ordered a large box of stuff. Of course, I couldn’t pass by the famous Green Tea cream with honey drops.
I didn’t remember to take a photo of the jar until I ran out of the cream It isn’t big, though. The description is more visible when there is a white cream as a background there.
Our super moisturizing all-over body cream infused with a blend of real honey and fragrant green tea extract helps to calm and condition dry skin.
Well, I wouldn’t call it calming. On the contrary, it’s refreshing and invigorating, and I can’t go to sleep with this fragrance on my skin, otherwise I may end up insomnious. The scent is too powerful and strong.The list of ingredients is pretty long:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum/Huile Minerale, Parfum/Fragrance, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Acetate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Carbomer, Carrageenan, Ceteareth-20, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethoxydiglycol, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Honey/Mel/Miel, Lactose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triceteareth-4 Phosphate, Triethanolamine, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Wheat Germ Glycerides, BHT, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexane Carboxaldehyde, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Iron Oxides (CI 77492).
The cream offers a nice selection of natural oils and extracts. And lactose! It’s my first cream with lactose. Actually, I’m lactose-intolerant, but since I didn’t try to eat the Green Tea cream, I didn’t have any problems.
The packaging is not the most convenient one, you have to dig your fingers right into the cream.
Under the screw top we see a thin plastic lid
But as you can see in the upper photo (I intentionally didn’t clean anything before taking it), it collects stuff which should be removed and the lid disinfected. I won’t take a star for this, though, because I love the cream itself.
It’s rich and silky, very nice-smelling with melting soft grains that don’t scratch my skin. It’s definitely not a body scrub.
The cream spreads evenly without leaving any white residue and soaks in quickly, though not instantly. There is no fat film on the skin, it may only appear if you have a shower right after applying this cream.
This is the main reason why I wouldn’t recommend that you use this as a hand cream. Even though sometimes I want to, because the Green tea nourishes, moisturizes and soothes, gives my skin softness after harsh tap water.
But the main feature of the cream is the well-known fragrance which lasts for many hours or even for the whole day. My own bottle is empty, but the description of the cream shows that the pyramid is very similar.
As you can see, it’s not a calming or soothing composition. Quite the contrary.
I’m not really a huge fan of the perfume, but I love this cream, despite its not-so-neat packaging. Great caring properties and wonderful smell - what else is needed?