I had never heard of this brand before but as a Kiwi living in Australia and someone with dry, sensitive skin I was more than happy to try their products.
The tube is very small. at first I thought this must just be a sample size but apparently not. It’s a great size for popping in to your handbag to have on hand whenever you need it or for when you go traveling but seems quite expensive for such a small size. However a little went a long way so appears to be very economical and it has Manuka Honey as one of the ingredients so it’s understandable that this product is a little dearer taking into account how expensive Manuka Honey is.
I loved the scent – I am always partial to citrus fragrances so the subtle fragrance of this cream was really nice and made a positive impression before I even used it. I usually avoid fragrances whenever possible due to allergies and skin sensitivities so was happy to find that this did not cause any skin irritation.
The cream is non-greasy and easily absorbed into the skin. It felt lovely on my hands and my hands felt moisturised right away and stayed that way for ages. Since my skin is very dry anything that keeps it soft and supple for a long time without the need to reapply it regularly throughout the day is great. Manuka honey has excellent healing properties so am more than happy to see if this ingredient also has added benefits in an everyday hand cream apart from just moisturising but only a longer use of the product will tell.
I did a quick search and could not appear to find any Australian stockists but you can buy it online direct from the New Zealand company. Since a lot of people shop this way now this doesn’t appear to be a huge issue and if you spend over $50 then you get free shipping as an added bonus.
I loved this product but would be hesitant to buy it regularly at the recommended retail price except for special occasions. It does appear to last longer than I initially thought even with my very dry skin which is great and a huge surprise which does make it more economical and it could be that over time that it does such a great job I need even less. However if your hands get a real beating through excessive exposure to water or chemicals then the money is well worth the investment since it truly does make you hands soft and smooth.
RRP $9.99 NZD