This wonderful nourishing cream is a must have of such celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Adele, Demi Moore, Brooke Shields. So, now it’s time for it to become my must-have.
I started looking for my perfect hand cream since winter, when my skin was really dehydrated. I decided to try this cream out because I’ve already tried the Weleda Baby Care products and I loved them so much. Ordering some stuff online for my baby, I decided to order a Sea Buckthorn cream for myself, and they gave me Skinfood cream in a sachet. I didn’t like the Sea Buckthorn, but Skinfood I liked a lot! I felt as though this cream was created specially for me to treat my skin problems. It works well on my rough heels skin (especially in summer), hands (especially in spring, autumn and winter), elbows and shins.
This cream is so dainty for my skin. It consists of natural oils of almond, sunflower seeds and bees wax, as well as of healing herbs of violet, rosemary, chamomile and calendula. It’s good for dry and parched skin of all ages, whole-body, especially hands, feet and elbows.
The cream is thick and ultra-rich. It deeply hydrates, restores and protects my skin. The essential fatty acids and vitamin E in organic sunflower seed oil take care of stubborn dryness of my skin.
The cream is of a rich and thick texture. It smells like tender orange and lavender ether. This aroma brings me into high spirits, and balances and calms my nerves. By the way, the sweet orange oil is considered to be baby’s aroma and is recommended to be used in aromatherapy, as it calms down a child’s mind.
I’m absolutely happy with the result this cream shows on my hands.
Straight after the application, my skin is “cuddled” with the wholesome oils. In the photo you can see the oily glow, but don’t be afraid, as the oils sink in very quickly.
In an hour and a half, the cream is fully absorbed, and there’s no oily film or discomfort feeling.
A couple of hours later, you can see that the skin is matte and smooth. I took a photo in a natural daylight.
This cream works without any chemicals, there are no polymers to make your skin look better immediately. My skin feels better, not simply looks better. It’s pleasant to the touch and FEELS really great! After washing my hands, I still feel that my hands are nourished, and this feeling doesn’t disappear, as it may happen with many other creams.
In summer, I was walking a lot with my child, and my feet skin turned really rough and parched. I don’t want to attach a photo because of the aesthetic reasons.
At the beginning, I was rather skeptical about this cream, and couldn’t believe that it would help me with my feet and heels. I applied it in the evening before going to bed, and in the morning my feet were soft and smooth. I started to use it regularly and my skin came to its normal condition.
But, it’s advised to apply the cream and put on gloves or socks, if your skin is really rough or parched.
This cream helped me to nourish and soften my elbow skin really well.
Honestly, I haven’t applied it on my face yet. But I read a lot of reviews where they say that this cream quickly restores and protects skin. I will definitely try it in winter when it’s cold.
You may find a lot of reviews on Iherb.com
Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Alcohol, Beeswax (Cera Flava), Glyceryl Linoleate, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Viola Tricolor Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cholesterol, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Coumarin*. * from natural essential oils.
I’d like to comment upon the ingredients a bit.
I heard that there are a lot of people who are against the use of alcohol in the ingredients as a preserving agent. This very cream has it in the form of cholesterol. Cholesterin is considered to be very dangerous nowadays. But is it really so dangerous as described?
Cholesterol (cholesterin) - is is a natural lipid alcohol, which builds a cell membrane, i.e. cell protective cover. It’s one of the main components of the lipid skin barrier.
Cholesterol is important in cosmetics as it helps to prevent the separation of the oil and liquid components in cosmetics and personal care products. It is also a skin-conditioning agent and viscosity increasing agent in cosmetics and personal care products.
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