Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Speed Review: Odylique Lemon Butter Hand Smoothie
Odylique is not a brand with which I had been familiar but I was recently sent a selection of their products to try and wanted to share my thoughts, starting with today's review of the Lemon Butter Hand Smoothie.
First, a little about the brand... Odylique is a family run, natural skin care company which specialises in products for those with sensitive skin. The name means "power of nature", in homage to the organic herbs, virgin & cold-pressed plant oils and natural active ingredients found in therapeutic concentrations within the products- which are all handmade in Suffolk, UK.
Odylique Lemon Butter Hand Smoothie is the newest addition to the handcare range. The organic hand cream is designed to soothe and moisturise the most sensitive, dry, cracked or hard-working hands thanks to the inclusion of hydrating coconut & cocoa, organic sea buckthorn, healing aloe vera and a lightly fragrant blend of skin soothing essential oils.
On first impressions, the outer box packaging clearly communicates the message that it's a natural brand, without being worthy. Information on the box includes the fact that it's suitable for vegans and contains no palm oil. It's certified by the Soil Association as 100% natural origin and 93% organic. I loved that the ingredients list is written twice (not something I've come across before)- once as a traditional INCI list and again "in plain English", reiterating the fact that there are "no nasties" hidden within the product.
The tube inside is fairly plain and looks a little amateur owing to having a stuck-on label rather than printed plastic. That said, the tube packaging is functional for use.
I loved the lightweight texture, which I'd describe as akin to a lotion. It was easily absorbed with no greasy residue.
The lemon scent is a fresh, botanical fragrance rather than a sweet, foodie scent and therefore, feels more grown-up and expensive than others.
Following use, my hands were left feeling hydrated and smooth.
Odylique Lemon Butter Hand Smoothie is a pleasure to use but I feel that it's ever so slightly overpriced at £12 for a travel friendly 60ml tube.
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