Herbfarmacy is a brand I have had an eye on for a very a very long time. This british skincare company has a lot that I like - created by a doctor (Dr Paul Richards), 30 years of homegrown herbs and homemade plant extracts and many years of in-house research, cruelty-free, and suitable for sensitive skins.
I was literally over the moon when Herbfarmacy asked me if I wanted to try some of their products. They kindly send me a beautiful package featuring many samples of their beauty products. Today, let's focus on hands ( By the way, have you read my top beauty post on how to get beautiful hands?). I have been using the Working Hand cream and Cuticle oil for some time now. Here are my thoughts.
Working Hand cream (£16.00 for 100g)
This delicious and rich yet non greasy cream has been a wonderful soother for my hands. Thick and reaching for me what is an ideal texture for a hand cream, this cream has been one of my favorite beauty items lately. I have a tendency to wash my hands often (perhaps too often) and this causes some dehydration and dryness. The formula is packed with skin nourishing botanical oils such as Macadamia, Apricot and Evening primrose. What I like is that it does not feel too waxy at all. With its aloe vera base, the hand cream deeply nurtures the skin and leaves the hands velvety smooth. The smell is really pleasant: a nice mix between herbs and flowers due to the elegant blend of essential oils.
I very much enjoy using this cream on a daily basis and especially when days are getting colder. It brings an immediate relief to my hands without leaving any sticky film.
If you are looking for a very effective organic hand cream, then this is one to go for!
Composition: aqua, Aloe barbadensis* (Aloe vera), Helianthus annus (Sunflower) oil*, Macadamia tetraphylla (Macadamia nut) oil*, Oenothera biennis (Evening primerose) oil*, soduim stearoul lactylate (vegetable emuslsifier), Prunus armeniaca (Apricot kernel) oil*, Stellaria media (Chickweed) extract*, glycerine*, glyceryl stearate* (vegetable emulsifier), Cera alba* (beeswax), cetyl alcohol (vegetable emulsifier), Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) extract*, ethanol* (ethyl alcohol), phenoxyethanol, benzyl alcohol, potassium sorbate (mild preservative system), tocopherol (Vitamin E oil), lactic acid, Symphytum sp. (Comfrey) extract*, Calendula officinalis*, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) extract*, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) essential oil*, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) essential oil*, Litsea cubeba (May chang) essential oil*, d-limonene, geraniol, linalool.*organic. Contains nut oils.
Nail and Cuticle oil (£18.00 for 30 ml)
On a general basis, I do not necessarly treat my nails with anything special than a tad of the current hand cream on each nail (aka the working hand cream). Having said that, I was very tempted by this special oil, specifically designed to encourage nail growth and prevent breakage. The oil blend comes in a flacon with a pipette. This is really handy since the oil is really light.You only need a drop or two to massage the entire nails. Along with soothing Jojoba, the blend contains Horsetail and Calendula extracts, which both have regenerative and healing properties. The smell of this oil is incredibly herby and really addictive. Since using this oil every evening for a good 4 weeks now, my nails are stronger and look much better and more unified.
Perfect if you want to heal nails area and simulate weak and fragile nail growth!
Composition: Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Helianthus annuss hybrid oil (high-oleic Sunflower) oil, Equisetum arvensis (Horsetail) extract, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) flower extract, lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) essential oil, Backhousia citriodora leaf (Lemon Myrtle essential oil), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) extract.
Herbfarmacy is available at Lovelula.
Have your tried these products? What is your favorite hand cream?