Welcome to Beauty Finds! This edition features Freshly Cosmetics Pro-Repair Jojoba Hand Treatment.
Products I have most difficulty finding ones that work are hand cream and body lotion. I don’t have dry skin, most of my life I’ve never found a good body lotion or hand cream that works or rather feels like my skin has absorbed it. Well, I did, Pamers Cocoa Body lotion, which I stopped using after years as it contains petroleum which is why it works. My hands fair better in the summer with spf and body oil, though in the winter my hands chap to F. It can get to the point where they bleed from cracking. Out of desperation and enticed by avocado oil and cotton seed oil, I gave Freshly Cosmetics Pro Repair Jojoba Hand Treatment. I’m not a huge Freshly Cosmetics Fan. I like their ethics, their vision for products, their products just don’t seem to hit right. Read on for my Beauty Finds requirements or skip a paragraph for the review.
I have a few requirements when it comes to beauty products: cruelty free, natural, clean, vegan better. I do my best to avoid nasty ingredients such as SLSs, parabens, PEGs, silicones, etc. Petrochemicals are the sneakiest with so many derivatives and aliases. I also avoid palm oil and it’s derivatives as I prefer orangutans. Coconut oil marketed as the good oil, I’m also cutting down on as it can be just a damaging crop as palm oil. If I do get products containing palm or coconut oil I try to get organic or sustainably sourced. With make up it’s a little harder so I go for cruelty free brands. I prefer products with less plastic and thankfully more brands are aware consumers don’t want unnecessary plastic (or governments are telling them less plastic). My skin type’s oily sensitive, acne prone and now wrinkles. I know nothing stops those lines, but if I can delay them then….
Hands down the best hand cream
We have a soft spot for this cream, and soon you’ll have it too. It will forever be in your purse, bag, nightstand & heart. The cream improves hydration, firmness, elasticity, luminosity and softness. The formula contains xerophytic plants and vegan hyaluronic acid to help retain water in the skin. We couldn’t stop there so we added lots of nourishing plant oils such as shea butter, cotton butter and avocado oil to leave your hands super soft.
Hydrates & repairs dry hands
Improves the strength of the nails and promotes their growth
Boosts the keratinisation of your nails
Easy to carry around
All of the softness none of the oiliness
Packed with natural actives such as karité, cotton butter and avocado oil
Natural scent. You won’t be able to resist its peach and apple scent!
The bottle, I love as its glass. A sturdy glass that can take a few falls onto a tiled floor. Glass is infinitely recyclable where facilities exist to do so. The only plastic is the pump and lid. To be honest it doesn’t need the lid. I understand this from a hygiene to the consumer on first use, keep out air, but just like Freshly Cosmetics Sunscreen which is the same bottle and pump, it spilts, gets annoying removing and replacing it, gets covered it product making it slippery, is easily dropped. I ended up like the sunscreen recycling it after just a few uses. The carton box is cardboard and just like all Freshly Cosmetic labels even if you have great eyesight the description and ingredients are tricky to read! The text is only a few shades lighter than the label!
The pump was great until about 4/5 of product left then it was near impossible to get any remaining product out. This was a concern purchasing. With the sunscreen this wasn’t an issue for me. I turned the bottle upside down inbetween uses wedged in a bowl of shells as you do in the bathroom, followed by tapping banging the bottle minus the pump upside down on the palm. Where I store hand cream I couldn’t do this without it falling over. Hand cream I apply before leaving the house and is the last thing I do, so it’s usually thrown on. I have no time to fuss banging bottles.
Okay, the product!
I actually liked it! It had the usually Freshly Cosmetics fruity scent, thankfully not as overpowering as it can be in other products. It didn’t linger long. It’s texture is more of a thick lotion than a cream and didn’t leave my hands feeling greasy. Some hand creams are so greasy they need a few moments to absorb. I haven’t got time for that as I’m usually running late! If I did apply too much it’s easy to wipe away with a towel.
Ingredients as from Freshly Cosmetics
*Ingredients from organic farming
**Derived from natural essential oils
Aqua , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder* , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil* , Cetearyl Alcohol , Butyrospermum Parkii Butter , Glycerin , Glyceryl Citrate/Lactate/Linoleate/Oleate , Propanediol , Gossypium Herbaceum Seed Oil , Persea Gratissima Oil , Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil , Sodium Hyaluronate , Oryza Sativa Extract , Salvia Sclarea Extract* , Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract , Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract , Trehalose , Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil , Glycine Soja Oil , Parfum , Xanthan Gum , Chondrus Crispus Powder , Sodium Phytate , Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum , Tocopherol , Beta-Sitosterol , Squalene , Benzyl Alcohol , Dehydroacetic Acid , Potassium Sorbate , Sodium Benzoate , Limonene**
The ingredients are great. All natural and feature some good hydrating, healing ingredients such as avocado oil, cotton seed oil (new to me. It’s high in linoleic acid which is great for wound healing and dry skin), shea butter, aloe vera and jojoba to name a few. The product absorbed great and left my hands feeling a lot more hydrated and feeling hydrated for quite a while afterwards. It didn’t turn around cracked skin, but it definitely helped soften them up without too much of a greasy feeling. My hands still looked like old granny hands (all dishes without gloves and cycling even with gloves! Now I 8/10 wearing washing up gloves washing dishes) however much more hydrated smoother looking granny hands.
Would I recommend? Yes, even if towards the end the product is nearly impossible to pump out. Did I repeat purchase? Yes!