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Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Dry air and windy days are the winning combination for quick laundry turnaround, but my skin is protesting. In winter, my hands become those of an wizened crone useful only for stirring a bubbling brew and craggily pointing the way to the warlock's grotto. Readers should know I'm not yet to be counted among the esteemed senior citizens of our community, and really should have the skin of a mid 30s aspiring hand model. Lovers of the 'ecostore' brand of cleaning and personal care products will be as glad as I was to know they've released a range of moisturisers. ecostore is a NZ-based company that strives to develop effective, plant-based products without the use of unnecessary or unsafe chemicals. I like to make sure I've used a product before recommending or selling it to people, so I've been testing out a couple of products from the range. As you can probably glean from the information above, I'm in the market for an industrial strength hand cream, so have been test driving the ecostore extra-moisturising hand cream. It's in lightweight, recyclable packaging so is perfect to keep in your handbag or tradies' tool belt. The actual product inside that packaging is concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way, and it has an orangey fragrance to it that I really like. I've tried to demonstrate how well it works by doing a before and after photo: I'm not sure my little camera captures the full horror and resultant beauty, but from about 15mins after applying it to now, three hours later, my hands have absorbed the goodness and feel soft and rehydrated. Because this is the internet, and it's written in ink, not in pencil (anyone else seen The Social Network?), I haven't done a similar photo shoot for the body lotion. You'll have to take my word for it that, if you use it after having a shower, it prevents your skin from drying out in the first place. The body lotion also has that citrus scent that's really low-key. It won't interfere with any perfume you wear, or won't smell too girly depending on what kind of lifestyle you enjoy. This light body lotion is enriched with jojoba oil, shea butter and olive oil. These emollients are very similar to the oils which are naturally produced by our bodies to protect our skin. If you're interested in what else is and isn't in this lotion, visit ecostore's webpage devoted to the topic. Solution Living is currently retailing the:
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