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jurliqueIt’s been quiet here… I’ve been on a maternity leave.  But in my absence I had time to fall in love with a new product.  With all the talk of flu season and H1N1 this fall I’ve opted to start washing my hands neurotically.  I have a kid in preschool and a 3 month old at home so needless to say, I’m trying to avoid it.  All that hand washing is drying my hands out something fierce.  I had a sample of Jurlique’s Rose Hand Cream and gave it a go on my chapped mitts.  Oh. Em. Gee.

I immediately ordered a full size tube because this is one of the most luxurious hand creams I have ever experienced.  Even in comparison to some of the chemical versions I used to be loyal to.  If it were a dessert, it would be a creme brulee at the Four Seasons.  Some feel that rose scents are old lady-ish and I can see how that can happen.  But for me, this light floral rose scent is sexy and feminine without overpowering you.  Most importantly, the softness.  This hand cream makes your hands feel so incredibly soft and smooth.  I keep it next to me on my nightstand where my most elite products live.  There is no stickiness and it absorbs well without leaving a greasy feeling.  I just applied it and am happily typing away on my laptop without slipping off the keys.  DId I mention soft?  My hands are soooooo soft.

Jurlique grows 95% of their pure plant-based ingredients on their certified organic and biodynamic farms in Southern Australia.  Not every single product is 100% natural but the Rose Hand Cream passes our test.  A handful of their products that pass our test are available on SaffronRouge.com who’s goal is to provide the purest most natural products possible.  We trust their screening process more than we trust our own.

Get It: Jurlique’s products aren’t cheap.  The Rose Hand Cream runs about $25 for a 1.4 oz tube.  But its an indulgence worth the splurge.  FInd the Jurlique Rose Hand Cream and other Jurlique products on SaffronRouge.com.

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Weleda Skin FoodThis product isn’t really new news for many, and I’ve seen it mentioned on various beauty sites, but I couldn’t very well not dedicate a post to it considering the nature of this lotion.  I hesitate to call it that because when I think of lotion a certain texture comes to mind and Weleda Skin Food most certainly doesn’t fit that idea, and I’ll tell you why.

My creams, lotions and balms fall into 3 categories.  1) After-shower, 2) Desk worthy, and 3) Nightstand.  After shower potions need to be luxurious but not overly greasy, although I am known to indulge in body oil from time to time.  Desk worthy items need to be ultra moisturizing but MUST absorb fast because I don’t have time to wait during my peak 3 hours of alone/work time waiting for oils or butters to soak in.  Greasy keyboards are not cool.  Finally, the nightstand group.  This coveted spot goes to products that earned my love and devotion.  They can be thick and creamy and suitable for overnight moisturizer.  Weleda Skin Food falls into this category.

It comes out looking almost like some kind of epoxy used to glue things together but once its distributed it does actually feed your skin.  This stuff is great for stubborn rough spots, hands, cuticles, elbows, knees, etc. I recommend night use so it has a chance to soak in – but I am also known to use this on car trips when I’m not driving. (I like to do little spa treatments in the car on long trips).

Weleda is one of the few companies I trust 100% and feel better knowing that their products aren’t filled with parabens, phthalates, or synthetic ingredients.  They have a vast collection of products, many of which I use and love.  This one is no different.  This cream is like dessert for your skin.

Get Some: You can find small sample sizes and full sizes of Weleda Skin Food right now at your local Target, or online on Amazon.com, or direct from Weleda’s Online Store.  (I am just dying to try the Foot Cream now…)

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We’ve long been a fan of BeeCeuticals products.  Besides the fact that they work well, they also work very hard at maintaining a product that is consistently of the highest quality.  Kathy raved about BeeCeuticals not once, but twice. So of course I had to give this stuff a whirl.   I got the Honey Thyme lotion and I have to say, for lotion, it’s heavenly.  I love that it’s not overly greasy, but it moisturizes well.  I use it when I get out of the shower, and before bed and reach for it when I just need a nice hand cream.  The other thing I really love about them is the fact that the smell is natural and light, and also not lavender.  One thing about switching over to natural products that are scented with essential oils, is that I cannot stand the smell of conventional products.  The artificial perfumes are noxious and overpowering.  Let’s not even get into the fact that they’re horrible for you.  I just don’t like to have my nasal passage assaulted with the smell of fake peonies.

Aside of the fact that this stuff rocks my socks off, BeeCeuticals also rocks my socks off.  Why? Well:

  • They use as many certified organic ingredients as possible
  • They use fair trade ingredients when possible
  • Free of icky chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, SLS’s etc
  • Biodegradable
  • Sustainable
  • And of course, not tested on animals.

Best of all, it’s not that expensive.  I’ve seen smaller jars of safe body lotion go for twice that price and they’re not nearly as green as they claim to be.

Get It: You can order the BeeCeuticals Honey Thyme lotion right from our affiliate shop. Or you can order any of BeeCeuticals products directly from their site.

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