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Product: Garden of Eve Hand & Body Cream
My rating: 10/10
How Long Have I Used the Product? 1 week
About the Brand
Garden of Eve is a beautifully thoughtful organic skin care line that is handcrafted by Eve Stahl. Handcrafted truly is the emphasis here. Eve creates botanically derived products formulated with knowledge and 100 percent ecologically friendly practices.
Eve Stahl has been helping people better their health by consulting and teaching them about detoxification and the use of natural products. Removing toxins from all aspects of your life can greatly improve health conditions, such as eczema, headaches and much more.
What excites me the most about Garden of Eve skin care is Eve specializes in custom blending products for individual needs, even for the most sensitive skin. She has developed products for those who suffer from Rosacea, acne, dry, oily and combination skin as well as products that are specifically safe for use during pregnancy.
I am always on the hunt for a great hand and body moisturizer that actually works. The problem is, I refuse to buy a hand and body “moisturizer” from stores like the body shop and lush (even though they smell amazing and look great) because they do not actually provide me any relief of my dry irritated skin.
I know now after many years, I have not achieved satisfaction from any of the mainstream synthetic creams out there. Synthetics just do not work the same as potent, naturally derived ingredients. It is actually known that synthetics in our skin care can dry out and irritate the skin. On top of the skin not being relieved, I do not want to absorb any of those additives through my skin. Some of the synthetics found in our skin care are actually toxic, going directly into the blood stream. Knowing this helps me simply walk past the temptation of great marketing, and aromatic intoxication. But I still want a great body moisturizer!
My First Impression of the Product
I was thrilled to receive a bundle of Garden of Eve skin care. I have looked into her lovely handcrafted products and felt Eve Stahl was a sincere expert in providing skin care that truly works.
The first product I opened and used right away was Eve’s Serious Hand and Body Cream, considering it is winter where I live and it is dry and my skin is sensitive and dehydrated. I love the pump bottle and the ingredients. Let’s get into the details.
Scent and Texture
A pleasant surprise when I first applied Eve’s Serious Hand and Body Cream was the aromatic Sandalwood. This very effective essential oil doesn’t always make an appearance in skin care because it is one of the more expensive oils, so most will use an alternative. Not the case here. Clary sage follows sandalwood, creating a pleasing fragrance.
The texture is like whipped coconut milk, it is fluffy and smooth.
One pump is all you need for great coverage over the hands. The application spreads nicely and is full of life. The cream absorbs nicely without oily residue left behind. My hands feel hydrated and super soft. The irritation of my chapped skin is nicely soothed.
Distilled water, Certified organic Cocos nucifera (Coconut*) oil, cetearyl alcohol and sorbitan ester plant-based emulsifier, organic and wild crafted essential oils and extracts of Santalum album (Sandalwood*), Commiphora myrrh (Myrrh*), Aniba Roseadora (Rosewood*), Ferula galbaniflua (Galbanum*), Lavendula angustifolia (Lavender*) Sativa sclarea (Clary sage**), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary*), beeswax*, geogard ultra***, vegetable glycerin.
Coconut oil: Helps retain moisture in the skin. Soothes irritated and sensitive skin.
Sandalwood: Will help balance oily skin while providing deep penetrating moisture relieving dry irritated skin. It has a soothing, cooling effect on skin and is even known to help you get a better sleep because of its sedative properties. Sandalwood is also great for emotional stress.
Clary Sage: Clary sage Oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties and stimulates blood circulation to the surface of the skin. It promotes skin cell regeneration also making it good for fighting wrinkles. Clary sage has also proven useful in treating boils, eczema, and psoriasis.
Lavender: Can speed the healing of burns, cuts, sunburns, insect bites, psoriasis and skin inflammation
Rosemary: High in antioxidants and because of it being a natural astringent Rosemary is also very beneficial to aging skin. It increases blood circulation to the skin’s surface, smooth’s the appearance of wrinkles, tones, moisturizes and can help with the treatment of scars and sun damaged skin.
An important point to make about Garden of Eves skin care is on the website they provide Skin Deeps database hazard score for their products. Serious Hand & Body Cream has a rating of 0 (low: based on a scale of 0 to 10.)
Price and Size
$51 USD for a 5 oz (150ml) pump bottle
Who is this product for?
- Dry chapped skin
- Itchy skin
- Inflamed skin
- Flaky cracked feet or elbows
- Damaged, weather worn skin
How well does it work?
I am very pleased with this lovely hand and body cream. My skin is renewed and smooth. I have been using this cream on my hands and feet. I love how soft my feet feel. I sleep with silk sheets and when my feet are cracked and dry they catch on the sheets. After a few days of using Garden of Eve I no longer have that irritation, so my skin is healing.
This product works. The scent is lovely. I love knowing that the essential oils are distressing and calming. I have brought it to work to use during the day at my desk and that gives me a nice state of mind and keeps my skin velvety. My hands are soft and nourished.
The texture is like whipped cream, and it goes on smooth without residue. This product works and provides relief for dry, environmentally stressed skin.
I do not feel their are any cons unless you do not like the scent of Sandalwood. I personally love it.
Garden of Eve Serious Hand & Body Cream is a product that I am always looking for. A full body cream made from naturally derived ingredients without any synthetics, or toxins. I am massaging this cream into my skin and it needs to be safe and effective. I do not feel comfortable using anything that can cause me health concerns later on. Eve’s products are both totally safe and effective.
I am so grateful we have passionate people like Eve Stahl working hard to create amazing products for us to use with no more concerns over potential health issues.
To a Bright and Beautiful you,