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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream. Review.


Hello,
today I would like to review a Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream. The Neal's Yard company has been my latest discovery in organic skin care. This is a London situated company where people "believe that beauty, health and wellbeing should be natural, not synthetic". They have said that they believe in nature (and who doesn't by the way) and customer's right to know what goes into the products he buys. I think that those statements sound great:).


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Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream

Before in the shop I wouldn't pay too much attention to Neal's Yard Remedies products because I simply didn't like the packaging. I wouldn't find it too appealing. But because I always want to try some new organic skin products I got this Melissa hand cream when it was in promotion:)

Melissa hand cream has nourishing and protective properties. It is good for hard working and dry hands. The cream is rich and can also be used on the feet and elbows.

It contains fantastic ingredients: different types of oils and herbal extracts. for example: almond, jojoba and olive oil, rose flower extract, beeswax, citrus and mandarin peel oil, oils of frankincense and myrrh, comfrey extract, etc.

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Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream

Because it contains essential oil of melissa (lemon balm) it has citrusy scent. I like this scent a lot and I think it has calming effect on me. This is like aromatherapy:). But I have also noticed that many people around me don't like the smell. I am actually not surprised because organic cosmetics do smell differently comparing to chemical ones. If someone doesn't have much experience with organic products then she/he may think that they smell bad. Anyway I have stopped using melissa hand cream when I am in the school and I apply it only when I am at home.


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Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream
I apply in not only onto the skin but I also massage the fingers and the base of the nails. This is actually the first product I use for both hands and nails and it works great. Because I wash my hands a lot my nails are really dry and even split (cleaning, washing, household jobs, etc. contribute a lot). Luckily the melissa hand cream has improved condition of my nails a lot. Now they are nourished, stronger, and they look whiter as well:).
My hands are nourished and the skin feels softer and soothed but I would preferred a little bit more of moisturizng action


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Neal's Yard Remedies Melissa Hand Cream

The cream is great for the winter time because it protects the hands from the cold, wind, dryness. It leaves a bit greasy residue and it takes a while to absorb.
I have been using this cream for about 3 weeks (but not every day) and about 60% of the product is gone. The tube is rather small - 30 ml so it will not last long.
It is also quite expensive.  

Benefits:
  • good ingredients
  • 82% organic
  • cruelty free
  • nourishing
  • soothing
  • softening
  • smells nice
  • good for the nails
Cons:
  • price
  • availability
  • doesn't last long

Aqua (Water), Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Almond) oil*+, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Alcohol denat., Rosa centifolia (Rose) flower extract, Cera alba (Beeswax)*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter*, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetearyl glucoside, Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) extract*, Symphytum officinale (Comfrey) extract*, Zea mays (Corn) starch*, Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) extract*, Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) peel oil*, Litsea cubeba fruit oil*, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin) peel oil*, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver) root oil*, Citrus aurantium amara (Petitgrain) oil*, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) oil, Melissa officinalis (Lemon balm) oil*, Levulinic acid, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

*Organically produced ingredient. +Nut based ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. Made with 82% organic ingredients

I recommend this product especially during the winter and as a night treatment. It will repair your hands and nails when you sleep. And it will protect your hands from the cold weather.

Greetings and thank you for reading,
Joanna

2 comments:

  1. This cream is really lovely..unfortunately it is unavailable for ordering at the moment. Most dissapointing

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    1. Thank you for your comment:). Yes it is a lovely cream. Maybe you could try to order it from this site: https://www.nealsyardremedies.com/bath-and-body/body/hand-care/0640.html

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