Spiezia Moisturising Hand Balm – 50ml (£16.95)
Let me start this review by shouting 100% ORGANIC! Every single ingredient within this little green frosted jar, is certified by the UK soil association as being organic. Welcome dear reader to my second review for the brand I had never heard of, Spiezia Organics.
You may be forgiven for thinking this is an international brand, but in fact, their home is sunny Cornwall. All of the Spiezia products are certified organic, which makes them quite unique. Most natural brands contain ‘some’ organic ingredients, but very few contain ALL.
“oh wow!” were the words I uttered when I first opened the lid and smelt the aroma. It was a warm day and I could see the top layer of the balm melting in the jar. I scooped out a tiny amount (petit pois size) in preparation to take you a photograph and upon contact of my body heat, the balm had melted.
The base and main ingredients in this hand balm are ylang ylang oil and beeswax. Then they have mixed an infusion of sweet orange peel oil, grapefruit seed extract, petitgrain leaf oil, lavender oil, olive oil, rose geranium, apricot oil, rose flower extract, sesame seed oil, jojoba seed oil and finally wheat germ oil. Every single one organic.
With ingredients like this, I would expect this to be a face balm. But no, in this case Spiezia have created a moisturising hand balm. Oils by their very nature are able to sink deeper into the skin than any water based cream, that’s why face oils work so well. Now let’s be practical for a moment. The ingredients in this hand balm are all oils, which may not be the most practical thing to apply to your hands if you’re about to start some paper work or require a firm grip.
So, having experimented with this product for a while, I conclude, for day time application use only a tiny amount. Less is more. The oils melt and spread easily and widely, keeping your hands hydrated for longer than creams. Last thing at night, apply slightly more and massage into dry hands for an intensive overnight treatment. If you’ve been over generous, make sure you rub any excess into your feet or elbows. Don’t waste a drop.
The results are exactly what you’d want from a hand product. Highly moisturised, long lasting smooth, soft skin. You may be detecting a little excitement in this review and rightly so I think. 100% organic and 100% Del Brown Approved!
Ingredients: Cananga Odorata flower oil, Cera Alba, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis peel oil, Citrus Grandis seed extract, Citrus Nobilis leaf oil, Lavandula Angustifolia flower extract, Lavandula Angustifolia flower oil, Olea Europaea fruit oil, Pelargonium Graveolens flower oil, Prunus Armeniaca kernel oil, Rosa Damascena flower extract, Sesamum Indicum seed oil, Simmondsia Chinensis seed oil, Triticum Vulgare germ oil